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List Your Home With Me !


My name is Frederic Delarue, Broker Associate with HomeSmart Professionals, located in the Coachella Valley, in/around Palm Springs, California.

Why would you want to list your home with me ?  It is very simple.  My approach is to be very honest, upfront, a great listener, accompanied with an intuitive touch.     I live my life daily from the heart to keep things real. These qualities got me an award of being voted Best of the Valley in 2014 by consumers and clients in the Coachella Valley (http://milliondollarviewhome.com/bio.html).

What will I do for you ? I will discuss with you to make sure your wishes and desires are fully heard, understood, and that everything, every move that will be taken will be done for your highest and best interest without demeaning the other party (the buyers in the event you are the Sellers). I do not believe in taking advantage of people. This is at long-term never such a good idea.

Besides having your property on the Multiple Listing Service all over Southern California (MLS), and added to hundreds of syndicated online websites, such as but not limited to Realtor.com, Trulia.com, Zillow.com, Redfin.com, etc, I will create a personalized marketing plan just for your property. This means a series of professionally designed postcards, flyers, photos, unbranded video for the MLS and a branded video for YouTube. I will work with you to schedule ‘Open Houses’ in the event you are living in the home you wish to sell, and showings.

With me, you are never held on listing agreement. Even though we will sign one with an ending date, you can cancel anytime if you feel you made a mistake by hiring me. I will never force you to continue to list with me. That’s a peaceful guarantee I make.

So do not hesitate to give me a call at (760) 567.9463 or send me an email at:MillionDollarViewHome@hotmail.com.  In the meantime, I thank you very much for your time for reading this post and wishing you a very blessed day.

Frederic Delarue, Green, e-PRO®
Broker Associate
CalBRE # 01825266
Cell: 760-567-9463
Email: MillionDollarViewHome@hotmail.com
Website: www.MillionDollarViewHome.com
HomeSmart Professionals 73301 Fred Waring Dr Ste 101 – Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Serving the cities of the Coachella Valley: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Sky Valley, Indian Wells, La Quinta,


If You Were Selling Today, Would You Have the Home That Buyers Want?

Article From HouseLogic.com By: Dona DeZube Published: November 08, 2013

Knowing what appeals to today’s homebuyers, and considering those trends when you remodel, can pay off years from now when you sell your home.

Two new surveys about what homebuyers want have me feeling pretty smug about my own home choices. Maybe you’ll feel the same.

Privacy from neighbors remains at the top of the most-wanted list (important to 86% of buyers), according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS’® “2013 Community Preference Survey.” Privacy is no doubt the best feature of my mid-century ranch home, since I can only see one neighbor’s house and it’s a couple hundred feet down my driveway.

It may not be practical to move your neighbors farther away (although I’m sure many people wish they had that superpower), but you can increase your home’s privacy (and therefore its resale value) by planting a living privacy screen of trees and shrubs or by physically screening off your patio.

Related: Trees Contribute to Property Value, Energy Savings, and More

3 More Takeaways for the Next Time You Remodel

1. More and more generations are living together. Another NAR survey, the “2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers,” found 14% of buyers purchased a home suited to a multigenerational household due to children over the age of 18 moving back into the house, cost savings, and the health and caretaking of aging parents.

I did that back when my parents were still alive, and it worked out great for everyone. I didn’t have time to let my infant daughter nap on my shoulder all afternoon, but my mom did. She couldn’t drive to church meetings at night, but I could take her. And neither of us liked cleaning the gutters, but my husband didn’t mind that chore.

Even if you’d rather live in a cardboard box than with your mother, you might want to consider the multigenerational living trend when you’re remodeling. For instance, opting for a full bath when finishing the basement could offer more convenience for you now and boost your home’s resale value by making it more appealing to a multigenerational family.

2.  On average, homeowners live in their home for nine years. That’s up from six years in 2007. Since you’ll be in your home for a long time, it makes sense to remodel to suit your taste but also with long-lasting marketability in mind. After all, you don’t want to have to redo stuff. For instance, you can go for trend-defying kitchen features, like white overtones and Shaker-style cabinets, which work with a variety of styles.

I feel compelled to caution against going so far out of the norm for your neighborhood that it’ll turn off potential buyers even nine years from now. (It never hurts to get your REALTOR®’s opinion on your remodeling plans.)

Related: Home Upgrades with the Lowest ROI

3.  Homebuyers love energy efficiency. Heating and cooling costs were “somewhat” or “very important” to a whopping 85% of buyers. If your home could use an energy-efficiency upgrade, go with projects that have a solid return on investment, like sealing your air leaks and adding attic insulation. You’ll save money on your utility bills now and when you’re ready to sell, your home will appeal to buyers looking for efficiency.

By the way, to take back your energy bills, you need to do at least four things. One to two fixes won’t cut it, thanks to rising energy costs.

About two-thirds of survey respondents also thought energy-efficient appliances and energy-efficient lighting were important. Tuck away your manuals and energy-efficiency information when you buy new appliances and lighting. When you’re ready to sell (in nine years) you can pull those out and display them where buyers will see them.