February 2017
Natalie Swanson 925.580.9829

CA #01709115
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Preparing Your Home For Sale

In today's market, it is critical to prepare a home or investment property for sale. Buyers have less time to manage a remodel after close of escrow and prefer to buy "turnkey" properties when possible. Homes in excellent condition can demand a higher price, which results in a quicker, often smoother, higher price sale. Minor repairs and updating showcase your property's best features, ultimately maximize the sales price you receive.
We have complied a comprehensive resource list of stagers, subcontractors, and other trades people to simplify the process for you. Our stagers are chosen carefully so that their style compliments your home's best features. Our business team of professionals performs quality work, at reasonable prices. We work within your budget. We work together to influence the sales price upwards.
Here are a few of the professionals that we partner with on a regular basis.
  • Painters
  • Color Consultants 
  • Tile Layers
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians 
  • Gardeners
  • Landscapers
  • Stagers
Professional Partner Corner

Swanson's Landscaping 

Swanson’s Landscaping has been providing landscaping services to customers in the East Bay since 1994. We have several crews of experienced landscaping professionals who can design, install and repair a wide variety of different home or commercial landscaping projects. We understand that when you decide to budget money for a landscaping project you want it done right the first time. We will bend over backwards to make that happen. We are fully licensed and insured. We encourage you to check out our portfolio and testimonial pages for more information and examples of our quality work.

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Thank You For Your Referrals

Thank you to all my friends who've trusted me to help them and their friends, family, & co-workers. Special thanks this month to:

Kwang Lee & Ron Schlih for the great referrals.

Win a Free $10 Coffee Card!

It's easy to win! Look for the quiz question down inside this newsletter, then click the button to email your answer. One lucky person wins each month. Last Month's Quiz & Answer:
  • What is Prince Harry's real name?
  • Henry Charles Albert David
Congratulations to Last Month's Winner! Nadia Flynn
Maureen Torretto
Sr Mortgage Consultant

Maureen Torretto provides an unmatched client experience that fulfills her clients’ dreams of home ownership. She is one of our preferred lenders and specializes in the Tri-Valley and Central Valley areas. She consistently handles the toughest situations and delivers unmatched results. Over her 18 years of mortgage experience, Maureen has received numerous awards and accolades for client satisfaction.
Her client-focused process keeps clients apprised of the loan status at each step while minimizing the uncertainty and last minute “fire drills” that often plague the mortgage lending process.
2300 First Street, Suite 350 Livermore CA 94550
NMLS ID 267095
(925) 583-7023
Featured Listing 

3080 Greenview Dr.
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
Lovingly maintained corner lot home with upgraded landscape and garden. Open floor plan, Hardwood floors, plantation shutters and new exterior paint. Gourmet kitchen has granite counter tops, maple cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances. Easy access to BART and 580 freeway makes it an ideal location for a commuter. Close by are parks, shopping and great dining options.

Why Do Couples Often Look so much Alike?

You may be familiar with the saying, “opposites attract.” But in reality, the heart prefers similarity. That similarity increases the longer two people stay together.

A psychologist conducted an experiment to test this notion. He analyzed photos of couples taken when they were newlyweds and again 25 years later.

Results showed that couples grew to look more alike over time. The happier the couple said they were, the more similar they looked.
Now, where’s the study about why dogs and owners look alike?

Coming Soon!

546 Starling Ave. Livermore
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
Living Space 1350 sq. ft.  
Lot Size 6,080

603 Jade Pl. Livermore
 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
Living Space 1488 sq. ft.  
Lot Size 7726 sq. ft.

1971 Heidelberg Dr. Livermore

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
Living Space 1466 sq. ft.
Lot Size  7800 sq. ft.


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What Buyers Wish They’d Known before…

Surveys of homebuyers show they wish they had known more about what to expect before they bought a home. Here are some of their top thoughts.

Click below to read a copy of this report now, and share it with a friend who's thinking about buying a home. Better yet...call me for advice!
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“I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.” ~ Roy Croft

Jenny Barron, Team Member

Jenny Barron has been with the team for about 2 years. She is truly passionate about real estate and is glad to be now working with one the most experienced realtors in the area. Her Livermore community connections are an asset to the Natalie Swanson Real Estate Team as she is committed to understanding the client goals and needs in depth in order to identify the right home that fits each family. Our clients rave about how she nurtures the relationship over many months to fully understand the needs and then advises them on the proper course of action to achieve their goals. Jenny enjoys seeing first time homes buyers take the journey and arrive at their dream home.
Jenny lives in Livermore with her husband, Eric of 12 years and two children, Jana and Nicolai. She is an avid runner and loves watching her children play various sports. Oh! did we mention she was German and loves to travel, just returned from Austria a few weeks ago.

February Quiz Question

What does the average adult human heart weigh?
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I know people you might need...

In my work, I’m connected to service people of all kinds.Call or text me if you need something done around the house. I’d love to refer one of my great service partners to you.


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