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Denise Laugesen REALTOR® (650) 465-5742 deniselaugesenteam@gmail.com

Cortney Laugesen REALTOR® 650-678-5084 cortneylaug@gmail.com

Author: cortney

December 6, 2022

What Our Clients Say About Us!

Customer satisfaction is the primary goal of our real estate business. To that end, we are passionate about meeting and surpassing our client’s expectations. We are very fortunate to have formed excellent partnerships with many of our clients. And we’ve formed more than just working relationships with them; we have formed true friendships. Here’s what they’re saying about us.:

 

“Had a wonderful experience selling our home with Denise Laugesen and her team at Keller Williams. We were referred to Denise, and right off the bat, we were impressed with her review of our home and proposal on her approach to the prep, marketing and sale of our home. Denise was very familiar with our specific market and had excellent comparables to help us understand and align on our goals for the sale. Denise also listened and worked hard to meet our specific needs when it came to supporting on the prep for the sale. We were also very happy with the robust communication we had during the entire process. She was always reachable and supportive for any needs that arose over the course of the process. We also had a great experience with her team, who were also very professional and supportive. Denise also has a great group of contractors she uses for the sale prep work. In the end the process went smoothly, quickly and our result was great! We would have no hesitation in recommending Denise and her team.”

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– Felice Stahl

 

“Thank you very much to Denise Laugesen and her strong team at Keller Williams. 26 years ago Denise, now our “go to” real estate professional, helped me when I bought the house she just helped us sell – now so many years later. She, her partner Cortney, and their team, including the prepping subcontractors and stagers, are seasoned professionals who know the market and how to work with it to maximize success. Once we said “go” to Denise, they took off and, finessed pivoting in the rapidly changing market of early 2022 to create success for us. Denise and Cortney know what it takes in a changing market to succeed. With seasoned knowledge, experience, planning, persistence, professionalism, regular communication throughout, and a strong support team, all worked together to achieve a win for us. We strongly recommend Denise and her team.!”

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– KH

 

“Stacy LaRosa is the ultimate professional, a mover and a shaker. Stacy assisted in listing and selling my home in San Mateo. From the moment she stepped foot into the home, she knew what needed to be done to prepare and make it ready to market and sell.
Stacy followed through from vendor coordination to staging to the sale of the home. She obtained an offer over asking with a 14-day close of escrow, ALL CASH.

At times, things were not going according to plan but she handled it with ease, making sure that I was always informed and kept in the loop.

The Laugesen Team is amazing and clearly knows how to market and sell the property.”

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– Liz Horn

 

“Believe me – call them first. Denise and her team are excellent. As a mom of three young kids, I needed quite a bit of help getting the house ready to sell. Denise and Cortney came to view the home on a Saturday, and we had and we made a master plan while sitting at our dining room table. Their advice for what to fix or change was spot on. They coordinated with all the contractors. I am essentially color blind so I relied on them to choose everything from the paint colors to the yard plants. The house looked amazing! After two short months, we were on the market. Since Denise and Cortney have lived in the area their whole lives, they have an extensive network of agents to work with and excellent insight into the housing market in that area. Our San Mateo Park house was on the market and sold in a week for over asking. The Laugesen Team has high-quality partners and the results are clear as the pictures and photos are excellent, the home staging was excellent. If you are selling your home – call the Laugesen Team to get top sales prices and the best experience.”

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– Susan Weiver

 

“Selling a house and buying another concurrently in the Bay Area can always be tricky. When you decide to do that at the height of a global pandemic, you sign up for a wild ride. We were on this ride for several months this year, and could not have had a better guide and companion than Denise. From day one she was highly driven to stage our house and market it broadly to maximum effect. As we entered a contingent contract on our purchase, she helped us navigate between multiple potential buyers, while carefully managing the timelines of both transactions toward successful sequential closings. Throughout this process, she handled all the necessary steps, while also giving us daily updates that kept us well-informed and grounded. There was never any doubt that she was 100% in our corner, willing to do whatever it took to make things happen for us. She has stood by us from beginning to end, and remains with us now, as a valued adviser and friend long after both deals are done. Thank you Denise and the entire Laugesen Team!”

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– Eldad Persky

 

Is there a 6th star? I would give it!

When we decided to buy our next home in Hillsborough, we asked around and it seemed that all roads led to Denise & Cortney. Denise helped us as sellers and buyers, and her understanding of the local market is unrivaled. She marketed our house broad and wide, and got us multiple bids quickly and efficiently.

In the purchase of our new home, she was respectful of our time, our budget and our needs and brought us on and off-market leads that were exactly what we had profiled. she was able to find us our perfect home and guide us through the purchase to a quick close. Little did we know that that was just the beginning of our relationship with Denise! We have stayed in touch and she has been our mentor for all things Hillsborough, and has continuously helped us through difficult remodeling work through her expansive network and relationships.

My husband and I appreciate everything Denise has done for us, and we cannot imagine having done it without her!! We will never work with another agent in the Bay Area and have referred several friends and family to her, all of which were super-happy with her as well!

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– Ayelet Steinitz

 

“I can’t say enough good things about Cortney Laugesen. With her guidance, my husband and I were able to buy the very first house we offered for. She is extremely well-connected and has been able to give excellent recommendations for local businesses to do work at our new home. If you’re looking to buy a home in San Mateo, call Cortney — she’s the best!”

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– Katherin Goodman

 

“I cannot speak highly enough of Denise, Stacy, and their whole team. Her professionalism, knowledge, honesty, integrity, and strong work ethic were very much appreciated and respected. She is meticulous, honest, great with people and has a wealth of knowledge of the industry and the area.

She turned our somewhat tired little North Shoreview house into a showstopper that anyone would be happy to live in (including me once it was done 😉). Her design sense and eye for what buyers want, truly helped to transform our property. All the while sticking to the agreed-upon budget. Her ideas and Rolodex of contacts and contractors helped us sell our house for much more than expected. She took charge and took care of everything, which made an already stressful time, that much easier on us. We would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!!”

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– Valerie Zahn

 

“Fate smiled upon us when we happened to meet Denise and Stacy randomly at an open house. We could tell from a quick chat that they were vastly knowledgeable and friendly. As first-time home buyers, we had a million questions and constantly changed aspects of the search. They were more than accommodating, got their whole team involved, and were priceless resources in the end. There aren’t enough good things we could say about them and their team. We never felt neglected; they were on top of EVERY DETAIL (I seriously don’t know how they were able to keep track of everything), they tactfully offered up their opinions which we were thankful we could rely on (what’s good for resale, what’s trendy, etc), they connected us with contractors that have been wonderful to work with so far (also way cheaper than other bids we received). The whole experience was great and we will continue to rely on them for future home sales/purchases. Can’t recommend them enough.”

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– Caleb

 

“Denise and team are very skilled in understanding what interests buyers, and how to market properties and drive to closure at a price that is aligned with the local market. No fluff, gets to the point, stays focused, and is always professional.

They handled everything, even the coordination of contractor services that were timely, fairly priced, and done with high quality.

Highest recommendations for the Laugesen Team!”

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– Tom Monaghan

 

 

 

 

IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT SELLING your Bay Area property, it is important you hire a real estate team of professionals with an extensive portfolio of home sales, a significant list of happy clients and a history of excellence.

The Laugesen Team has the experience, connections and creativity to list and sell your distinctive property successfully.

OUR INNOVATIVE AND PERSONALIZED APPROACH
• Pricing for Success
• Prepare for Top Sale
• Impressive Marketing
• State of the Art Technology
• Network with other High-End Agents

OUR RESULT-FOCUSED SERVICE
• Always available to show qualified buyers and agents.
• Schedule Open Houses and Broker’s Tour
• Follow-Up Quickly and Consistently
• Immediately respond to all leads.
• Encourage serious buyers to make serious offers.
• Facilitate the closing process to ensure a successful, competitively priced, stress-free sale.

By cortney
November 28, 2022

WAYS TO GET A BETTER INTEREST RATE!

I should’ve bought a house last year when interest rates were low.
Maybe that’s true, but you can’t go back now! Don’t let the should’ves, could’ves, would’ves stand in the way of achieving your dream of homeownership! We can’t predict what will happen in the real estate market over the next few months, but I can tell you this. Owning your home helps to create your overall wealth!
Here are 3 ways to get a better interest rate and save money on your next mortgage:
1. Look into a temporary rate buydown
A temporary interest rate buydown is not a long-term solution but is a way to temporarily lower your interest rate for the first few years of the loan. This financing tool allows you to reduce the cost of your mortgage payment in exchange for an up-front cash deposit. Talk with your lender to learn more and see if a temporary rate buydown is a good option for you!
2. Improve your credit score
Your credit score plays a huge role in qualifying for a mortgage and can also help you get a better interest rate. Lenders typically view a high credit score as an indicator that you’ll be a strong and safe borrower. Improving your credit can help you to get a lower interest rate, as your lender will feel more confident that you’ll be responsible with new credit. Start by disputing errors if necessary, making payments on time, and paying down your credit balances to boost your credit.
3. Make a larger down payment
The more money you put down on a home, the better your chances are of getting a lower interest rate on your mortgage. Making a sizable down payment will give you a lower loan-to-value ratio (LTV), and lenders will see you as less risky of a borrower since you have more stake in the property.
One of the first steps in the home-buying process is to work with a mortgage lender to get your finances in order. If you need a lender in SEATTLE, send me a message, and I’d be happy to connect you with a couple of my preferred lenders!

 

IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT SELLING your Bay Area property, it is important you hire a real estate team of professionals with an extensive portfolio of home sales, a significant list of happy clients and a history of excellence.

The Laugesen Team has the experience, connections and creativity to list and sell your distinctive property successfully.

OUR INNOVATIVE AND PERSONALIZED APPROACH
• Pricing for Success
• Prepare for Top Sale
• Impressive Marketing
• State of the Art Technology
• Network with other High-End Agents

OUR RESULT-FOCUSED SERVICE
• Always available to show qualified buyers and agents.
• Schedule Open Houses and Broker’s Tour
• Follow-Up Quickly and Consistently
• Immediately respond to all leads.
• Encourage serious buyers to make serious offers.
• Facilitate the closing process to ensure a successful, competitively priced, stress-free sale.

By cortney
November 23, 2022

ARE OPEN HOUSES WORTH IT?

Before Covid-19, open houses seemed to be a Sunday staple activity for would-be homebuyers. However, as the pandemic put a halt to almost all in-person activities, the number of open houses dwindled—sellers didn’t want strangers in their homes, and buyers didn’t want to be in the company of too many people.

Although just 4 percent of buyers purchase their homes through open houses, 41 percent still visit open houses as their first step in the home-buying process. To overcome this hurdle, REALTORS® began providing virtual open houses for their clients. And due to the lack of inventory during these past two years, it surprisingly became more commonplace for buyers to purchase a home sight unseen.

As of July 2022, the number of existing homes sold fell for the fifth consecutive month.  This slowdown has impacted the number of days a home has been on the market forcing price reductions, which has resulted in an increase in available inventory in some real estate markets. Additionally, 44 percent of agents have reported that with this increase, they have observed a downturn in bidding wars. Hence, buyers who had been sitting on the sidelines waiting for a shift for more favorable market conditions are now beginning to return to the home buying process, and REALTORS® realized the need to conduct open houses on a more regular basis.

Making the Most of Open Houses

Buyers

With busy schedules and day-to-day juggling activities, attending open houses may be more suitable for a buyer’s lifestyle as they begin the homebuying process. The flexibility it offers to view homes at their own pace is often a desirable option. Open houses are great tools for homebuyers to obtain as much information about a home in a more relaxed, stress-free environment.

Sellers

The benefits of having an open house will increase the overall foot traffic into your home and create more visibility. The more exposure your home receives, the more likely you’ll receive multiple offers, possibly driving the sales price higher.

To make the most of an open house remember:  

  1. Buyers should come prepared with questions to ask their realtors essential information about the home and take notes for later review to help in decision-making.

  2. Staging and elevating the home’s curb appeal is critical to creating a lasting positive first impression which has been shown to increase the sale price by an average of 7 percent.

 

IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT SELLING your Bay Area property, it is important you hire a real estate team of professionals with an extensive portfolio of home sales, a significant list of happy clients and a history of excellence.

The Laugesen Team has the experience, connections and creativity to list and sell your distinctive property successfully.

OUR INNOVATIVE AND PERSONALIZED APPROACH
• Pricing for Success
• Prepare for Top Sale
• Impressive Marketing
• State of the Art Technology
• Network with other High-End Agents

OUR RESULT-FOCUSED SERVICE
• Always available to show qualified buyers and agents.
• Schedule Open Houses and Broker’s Tour
• Follow-Up Quickly and Consistently
• Immediately respond to all leads.
• Encourage serious buyers to make serious offers.
• Facilitate the closing process to ensure a successful, competitively priced, stress-free sale.

By cortney
November 20, 2022

HOLIDAY DECORATIONS WHILE LISTING YOUR HOME FOR SALE.

Decorating your home for the holidays is only one of the many joys of the season. Decorating can make any home feel joyful, whether it’s with a cornucopia and pumpkins for Thanksgiving, a Douglas fir with lights for Christmas, or a menorah for Hanukkah. When choosing your holiday décor, you might want to remain objective while you’re preparing to sell your home around the holidays. Make use of these decorating recommendations while keeping in mind the selling of your home.

Limit clutter

While some people use the holidays as an opportunity to decorate every nook and cranny of their home, it’s best to keep things to a minimum. A significant focus of staging is to remove clutter to make your home appear as spacious as possible. Select a few pieces of festive flair to bring the holiday spirit into your home, and leave the rest in storage this year. If you need help choosing decorations, you should avoid anything with names or photos. Personalized items can make it difficult for homebuyers to see themselves living in your home.

Don’t block natural light

You should highlight how much natural light your home receives while selling it, so make sure to avoid placing any decorations in front of windows or doors. If you’re limited in the amount of space you have, you can place an item in these areas but be mindful of how it is positioned to maintain the flow of light throughout the room.

Coordinate colors

Certain colors instantly come to mind when you think of the holidays. You may choose a fall color palette when decorating for Thanksgiving and the classic red and green in December. However, it is important to keep your home as visually appealing as possible, so avoid decorations that clash with the current color scheme of your rooms.

Use decorations to accentuate features

Start with some of the best features if you need help deciding where to place decorations when selling your home. This could include a fall-inspired garland for your mantel or mistletoe hanging from an arched doorway. However, you should make sure decorations don’t hide any feature you love. For example, don’t hang seasonal decorations in a window with a spectacular view of your backyard.

Avoid large decorations

Try to limit your decorating to pieces that positively highlight the size and charm of the room. For example, a lush tree can be the ultimate sign that Christmas is on its way. However, if your home is for sale, you may want to go with a smaller tree. While large trees bring a festive feel to your home, they can also make rooms appear small and cramped.

Decorate the exterior

If part of your holiday decorating includes the outside of your home, don’t be afraid to keep up that tradition. Exterior decorating can boost your home’s curb appeal. However, exterior decorating has its limitations, and you should avoid large decorations that take attention away from the aesthetic of your home. You can decorate with a wreath and a few pumpkins for Thanksgiving and replace them with a few strands of white lights and a ribbon on your mailbox for the December holidays.

By creating a cheery feel on the inside and outside of your house, potential buyers will be able to envision having their own celebrations in your home.

 

 

IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT SELLING your Bay Area property, it is important you hire a real estate team of professionals with an extensive portfolio of home sales, a significant list of happy clients and a history of excellence.

The Laugesen Team has the experience, connections and creativity to list and sell your distinctive property successfully.

OUR INNOVATIVE AND PERSONALIZED APPROACH
• Pricing for Success
• Prepare for Top Sale
• Impressive Marketing
• State of the Art Technology
• Network with other High-End Agents

OUR RESULT-FOCUSED SERVICE
• Always available to show qualified buyers and agents.
• Schedule Open Houses and Broker’s Tour
• Follow-Up Quickly and Consistently
• Immediately respond to all leads.
• Encourage serious buyers to make serious offers.
• Facilitate the closing process to ensure a successful, competitively priced, stress-free sale.

 

By cortney
December 9, 2020

Hot New Listing-647 Hickey Blvd in Daly City

647 Hickey Blvd #dalycity
3 beds, 3 baths
1,740 sqft of living
$1,249,000
    
This recently rebuilt, modern like-new two story home is located in the most desirable Serramonte neighborhood. Interior has been completely done and many parts of the exterior has been upgraded. This outstanding home showcases today’s desired modern design. Main level features a bright living room with tiled fireplace, large picture windows with panoramic views. Kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, new quartz countertops, plenty of storage and counter space. 3 bedrooms on the main level including a master suite, and 2 bathrooms. Downstairs can be used as a 4th bedroom and office. Expanded new backyard. Located close to shopping centers, bus stop, and schools. Great commuter location with easy access to BART, fwy 280/101, and minutes away from SFO.

IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT SELLING your Bay Area property, it is important you hire a real estate team of professionals with an extensive portfolio of home sales, a significant list of happy clients and a history of excellence.

The Laugesen Team has the experience, connections and creativity to successfully list and sell your distinctive property.

OUR INNOVATIVE AND PERSONALIZED APPROACH
• Pricing for Success
• Prepare for Top Sale
• Impressive Marketing
• State of the Art Technology
• Network with other High-End Agents

OUR RESULT FOCUSED SERVICE
• Always available to show qualified buyers and agents.
• Schedule Open Houses and Brokers Tour
• Follow-Up Quickly and Consistently
• Immediately respond to all leads.
• Encourage serious buyers to make serious offers.
• Facilitate the closing process to ensure a successful, competitively priced, stress-free sale.

Luxury Real Estate Specialists

Denise Laugesen
Luxury Consultant
deniselaugesenteam@gmail.com
Direct: 650.403.6225
Cell: 650.465.5742
www.thelaugesenteam.com
DRE: # 01011089

Cortney Laugesen
Luxury Consultant
cortneylaug@gmail.com
Direct: 650.403.6226
Cell: 650.678.5084
www.thelaugesenteam.com
DRE: # 01859860

 

Sheran Honneyman
Luxury Consultant
Buyer’s Specialist
650.678.8493
DRE # 01412131

 

 

 

By cortney
November 24, 2020

20 Fun Activities to Do on Thanksgiving Day With Family

Fun Things to Do on Thanksgiving as a Family

courtesy of brands

Of course, the food is the main event on Thanksgiving, but when your extended crew gets together for the holiday you’re going to want to find some fun things to together to pass the hours until it’s time to carve the turkey and pass the pumpkin pie. When the shops aren’t open and there’s nowhere to go, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in NYC or hosting a friendly game of touch football are classic Thanksgiving Day activities. But if you’re looking to start a new Thanksgiving tradition this year, we’ve compiled a list of special things to do on Turkey Day that the whole family will love. Adults, preschoolers, and high school students alike will love these Thanksgiving games and activities that can be enjoyed before or after Thanksgiving dinner. Because on occasions when there is built-in entertainment, the laughs seem louder and the memories more plentiful. But even if your family isn’t into elaborate themes, there’s something fun to do on this list that will make Thanksgiving 2020 the most fun one yet.

1 Thanksgiving Bingo
happiness is homemade thanksgiving bingo
Happiness Is Homemade

There’s nothing more classic than a round of Bingo. Give the game a Thanksgiving twist by downloading free printable Turkey Day-themed cards online. Celebrating virtually this year? Check out versions you can play on Zoom.

Download the printables at Happiness Is Homemade »

2 Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
thanksgiving activities
Thirty Handmade Days

Sure kids will love these, but the whole family can get in on the coloring fun with this gratitude activity.

Download the printables at Thirty Handmade Days »

3 Craft a Family Tree
thanksgiving activity family tree
Philip Friedman/Studio D

What better time to put together a comprehensive family tree than when the whole family is together? Using everyone’s fingerprints will make it even more meaningful. Use red and orange ink to give this craft a seasonal spin.

Get the tutorial »

4 Thanksgiving Trivia
VanillaMintPrints etsy.com

Inspire some friendly competition by putting your family’s knowledge of Thanksgiving trivia to to the test. Come up with your own questions and answers, or download pre-made trivia cards from Etsy.

5 Thanksgiving Movie Marathon
rear view of a family watching tv on sofa at home
skynesherGetty Images

Football who? This year, get everyone on the couch to watch your favorite Thanksgiving movies — who can say no to another viewing of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving?

RELATED: The Best Thanksgiving Movies on Netflix

6 Turkey Tag
fun things to do on thanksgiving family games
A Girl and A Glue Gun

Think of this cute DIY turkey clip as the hot potato: It gets passed around all day long by family members sneaking it onto the clothing of their unwitting relatives.

Get the tutorial at A Girl and A Glue Gun »

7 Gratitude Game
fun things to do on thanksgiving gratitude printable
Happy go Lucky

This free printable makes saying what you are thankful for even sweeter — and inspires people to get more detailed than “my family.”

Get the tutorial at Happy Go Lucky

8 Harvest Bowling
fun things to do on thanksgiving hay bowling lane
JP GottGetty Images

Head to the local hardware or gardening store for enough hay bales to create your own personal driveway or backyard bowling lane. Don’t forget to buy some bowling pins, too!

9 Gratitude A to Z
fun things to do on thanksgiving — dinner table gratitude game
Ariel SkelleyGetty Images

A twist on giving thanks that you can use to keep the conversation at dinner going: The first person must say something they are grateful for that begins with the letter A, the next gets B, and so on.

10 Who’s the Baby?
fun things to do on thanksgiving - baby picture guessing game
unknownGetty Images

Go digging in your family photo albums or ask guests to email you a photo of themselves as babies beforehand. Attach them to a board with numbers and then have everyone write down their guesses for each.

11 Ugly Thanksgiving Sweater Contest

Customized Girl
amazon.com

Hilariously-awful clothing is not just for Christmas anymore.  Just give everyone enough notice to make their own turkey-themed top or to buy one.

12 Pokeno

Bicycle
amazon.com

This game of chance mashes up Bingo with Poker. If you’re a gambling family, you can up the stakes by playing for change.

13 Turkey Talents Scavenger Hunt

PamsPartyPrintables
PamsPartyPrintables etsy.com

Have the kids go around and film family members performing the talents on this one-dollar printable — from wiggling their ears to singing and acting out one verse of the Hokey Pokey — then play the video talent show during dessert.

14 Candy Corn Ring Toss
fun things to do on thanksgiving autumn relay race
Kid Friendly Things To Do

A little spray paint on some mini emergency cones and you have the fall version of horseshoes.

Get the tutorial at Kid Friendly Things to Do »

15 Craziest Thanksgiving Socks Contest

Socksmith
amazon.com

Believe me, Turkey Day socks are a thing — and there are tons of adorable ones on Amazon alone.

16 Dirty Turkey
fun things to do on thanksgiving — yankee gift swap
Maryna AndriichenkoGetty Images

If the whole crew won’t be together for Christmas, why not get a little gift giving — and stealing — in early? This version of Dirty Santa has the same basic rules: Everyone puts a $20 gift that’s been wrapped but has no tag into a pile. Pull numbers from a hat to determine what order everyone will choose a present. If anybody who has chosen before you gets a gift that you want — steal it! The present that always gets stolen when my family plays Dirty Santa? A batch of scratch lottery tickets.

Get the tutorial at How Do the Jones Do It »

17 Puzzle Race

MasterPieces
amazon.com

Putting together a jigsaw puzzle as a family is always a nice way to pass the time. If that’s something you already do, take it up a notch this year by buying a few of the same puzzle (choose one that seems like it will be quick but not super easy). Separate everyone into teams and whoever finishes first gets bragging rights.

18 Thanksgiving Corn Hole
amazon.com

Just because it’s too chilly for backyard barbecues doesn’t mean you should have to give up everyone’s new favorite backyard barbecue game.

19 Thanksgiving Taboo Cards

AmbiBDesigns
AmbiBDesigns etsy.com

Update the charades-like game by adding these downloadable Thanksgiving-themed cards to your stack of subject cards. And if you have never played Taboo (where have you been?!) you can buy the game here.

20 Mini Pumpkin Hunt
fun things to do on thanksgiving — mini pumpkin hunt
Garry GayGetty Images

On Easter, coming up with genius places to hide the eggs before the hunt is as fun for adults as finding the eggs is for kids. Same deal here, just using mini pumpkins instead of plastic eggs.

 

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IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT SELLING your Bay Area property, it is important you hire a real estate team of professionals with an extensive portfolio of home sales, a significant list of happy clients and a history of excellence.

The Laugesen Team has the experience, connections and creativity to successfully list and sell your distinctive property.

OUR INNOVATIVE AND PERSONALIZED APPROACH
• Pricing for Success
• Prepare for Top Sale
• Impressive Marketing
• State of the Art Technology
• Network with other High-End Agents

OUR RESULT FOCUSED SERVICE
• Always available to show qualified buyers and agents.
• Schedule Open Houses and Brokers Tour
• Follow-Up Quickly and Consistently
• Immediately respond to all leads.
• Encourage serious buyers to make serious offers.
• Facilitate the closing process to ensure a successful, competitively priced, stress-free sale.

Luxury Real Estate Specialists

Denise Laugesen
Luxury Consultant
deniselaugesenteam@gmail.com
Cell: 650.465.5742
www.thelaugesenteam.com
DRE: # 01011089

Cortney Laugesen
Luxury Consultant
cortneylaug@gmail.com
Cell: 650.678.5084
www.thelaugesenteam.com
DRE: # 01859860

 

Sheran Honneyman
Luxury Consultant
Buyer’s Specialist
650.678.8493
DRE # 01412131

 

By cortney
February 24, 2020

🏠 EXPERT TIPS FOR BUYING A LUXURY HOME 🏠

#LuxuryRealEstate #BuyWithTheLaugesenTeam
🏠 EXPERT TIPS FOR BUYING A LUXURY HOME 🏠

1. Learn the search process.
Many luxury homes go unlisted to protect a seller’s privacy. These properties are often found through the Realtor’s personal connections as opposed to the MLS.

2. Go beyond the photos.
Make sure you don’t dismiss properties based on their front elevation photos. Many large homes aren’t photogenic that way and you have to see them in person to appreciate.

3. Work with a local expert.
It’s critical to have a great luxury buyer agent who is familiar with the area you want to buy in. There’s a bit more control on access to high-end properties in terms of fewer open houses and more appointments have to be made to see them.

4. Bank on your relationships.
We strongly recommend you go to the bank you have a relationship with. They have your portfolio already. Also, know the difference between the pre-approval letter and the prequalification letter.

5. Don’t forget about title insurance.
You need to get title insurance so you’ll be insured against any problems that were forgotten about. You want to make sure you have a chance to have a look at the exceptions page of the title insurance process before closing time.

6. Hire smart, reliable advisers.
A good Luxury Realtor will not make the client’s decisions but will make suggestions. Pay attention to your financial planner and Realtor that you trust. They should agree on what you should be doing and if they don’t, arrange a meeting.

7. Know what you want before you start looking
While you will be working with a good team in making the move to your new luxury home, this does not negate the fact that the choice of home is completely yours. The house must be a good fit for you and your family.

 

🏠 Looking for experienced, knowledgeable and trustworthy representation in the purchase of a luxury property? 🏠

Contact us today to start your successful home buying process with The Laugesen Team.

Performance driven, insightful with a proven ability to achieve and exceed goals in high pressure environments.

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#TheLaugesenTeam | Top Producing Team
👑 LUXURY REAL ESTATE AGENTS 👑

IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT SELLING your Bay Area property, it is important you hire a real estate team of professionals with an extensive portfolio of home sales, a significant list of happy clients and a history of excellence.

The Laugesen Team has the experience, connections and creativity to successfully list and sell your distinctive property.

OUR INNOVATIVE AND PERSONALIZED APPROACH
• Pricing for Success
• Prepare for Top Sale
• Impressive Marketing
• State of the Art Technology
• Network with other High-End Agents

OUR RESULT FOCUSED SERVICE
• Always available to show qualified buyers and agents.
• Schedule Open Houses and Brokers Tour
• Follow-Up Quickly and Consistently
• Immediately respond to all leads.
• Encourage serious buyers to make serious offers.
• Facilitate the closing process to ensure a successful, competitively priced, stress-free sale.

Luxury Real Estate Specialists

Denise Laugesen
Luxury Consultant
deniselaugesenteam@gmail.com
Direct: 650.403.6225
Cell: 650.465.5742
www.thelaugesenteam.com
DRE: # 01011089

Cortney Laugesen
Luxury Consultant
cortneylaug@gmail.com
Direct: 650.403.6226
Cell: 650.678.5084
www.thelaugesenteam.com
DRE: # 01859860

 

Sheran Honneyman
Luxury Consultant
Buyer’s Specialist
650.678.8493
DRE # 01412131

 

 

© 2020 #iBAMNRE

By cortney
February 18, 2020

💰 How Pricing Your LUXURY Home Right Makes a Big Difference 💰

💰 How Pricing Your LUXURY Home Right Makes a Big Difference 💰

Even though there’s a big buyer demand for homes in today’s low inventory market, it doesn’t mean you should price your home as high as the sky when you’re ready to sell. Here’s why making sure you price it right is key to driving the best price for the sale.

If you’ve ever watched the show “The Price Is Right,” you know the only way to win the game is to be the one to correctly guess the price of the item up for bid without going over. That means your guess must be just slightly under the retail price.

When it comes to pricing your home, setting it at or slightly below market value will increase the visibility of your listing and drive more buyers your way. This strategy actually increases the number of buyers who will see your home in their search process. Why? When potential buyers look at your listing and see a great price for a fantastic home, they’re probably going to want to take a closer look. This means more buyers are going to be excited about your house and more apt to make an offer.

When this happens, you’re more likely to set up a scenario with multiple offers, potential bidding wars, and the ability to drive a higher final sale price. At the end of the day, even when inventory is tight, pricing it right – or pricing it to sell immediately – makes a big difference.

Here’s the other thing: homeowners who make the mistake of overpricing their homes will eventually have to lower the prices anyway after they sit on the market for an extended period of time. This leaves buyers wondering if the price drops were caused by something wrong with these homes when in reality, nothing was wrong, the initial prices were just too high.

Bottom Line:

If you’re thinking about selling your home this year, make sure you have THE LAUGESEN TEAM on your side to help you properly price your home and maximize demand from the start.

3 Properties Priced Right By The Laugesen Team

1108 Barroilhet Dr, Hillsborough

SOLD – $5,250,000

2300 Skyfarm Dr, Hillsborough

SOLD – $4,300,000

1295 Lakeview Dr, Hillsborough

SOLD – $4,208,000

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👑 LUXURY REAL ESTATE AGENTS 👑

IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT SELLING your Bay Area property, it is important you hire a real estate team of professionals with an extensive portfolio of home sales, a significant list of happy clients and a history of excellence.

The Laugesen Team has the experience, connections and creativity to successfully list and sell your distinctive property.

OUR INNOVATIVE AND PERSONALIZED APPROACH
• Pricing for Success
• Prepare for Top Sale
• Impressive Marketing
• State of the Art Technology
• Network with other High-End Agents

OUR RESULT FOCUSED SERVICE
• Always available to show qualified buyers and agents.
• Schedule Open Houses and Brokers Tour
• Follow-Up Quickly and Consistently
• Immediately respond to all leads.
• Encourage serious buyers to make serious offers.
• Facilitate the closing process to ensure a successful, competitively priced, stress-free sale.

Luxury Real Estate Specialists

Denise Laugesen
Luxury Consultant
deniselaugesenteam@gmail.com
Direct: 650.403.6225
Cell: 650.465.5742
www.thelaugesenteam.com
DRE: # 01011089

Cortney Laugesen
Luxury Consultant
cortneylaug@gmail.com
Direct: 650.403.6226
Cell: 650.678.5084
www.thelaugesenteam.com
DRE: # 01859860

 

Sheran Honneyman
Luxury Consultant
Buyer’s Specialist
650.678.8493
DRE # 01412131

 

 

© 2020 #iBAMNRE

By cortney
February 14, 2020

💚 VALENTINE’S DAY: #SFBayArea Dining and Event Guide 2020 💚

💚 VALENTINE’S DAY: #SFBayArea Dining & Event Guide 2020 💚

BAY AREA, CA — It’s that time of year to wear your heart on your sleeve! Valentine’s Day 2020 falls on Friday, Feb. 14, and it’s time to start planning.

BARRELHOUSE, 305 California Drive, Burlingame, CA
Feb. 16: Valentine Speed Dating. “If you didn’t have someone to celebrate this year’s Valentines Day, here’s your chance to make up for it! Meet new single friends, five minutes at a time, at a fun restaurant. Three different sessions.”

PENINSULA BALLET THEATER, 1880 South Grant St., San Mateo, CA
Feb. 14-16: CABARET: Love Songs By Peninsula Ballet Theater. “CABARET: Love Songs sizzles with passion and drama this season! By popular demand, Artistic Director Greg Amato’s fiery ‘Carmen’ returns in an expanded version with new dances. In addition, Ron Cunningham, former Artistic Director of Sacramento Ballet for 30 years, stages his critically acclaimed ‘Incident at Blackbriar,’ a dark, moody exploration of relationships. Ticket price includes wine and hors d’oeuvres, as well as a post-show meet-and-greet reception with Company dancers.”

BOON FLY CAFE, 4048 Sonoma Hwy., Napa, CA 94559
Enjoy a romantic dinner at this picturesque and relaxed roadside eatery Friday, Feb. 14 or Saturday, Feb. 15. A three-course menu, courtesy of Chef de Cuisine Nicole Heaney, begins with a seasonal starter, followed by an entrée for two and dessert to share.

HOTEL VALENCIA’S TERRACE, 355 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128
Fondue For Two: Throughout the month of February, Hotel Valencia’s Terrace will offer a “Fondue For Two” experience. For $21 per person, receive a glass of sparkling wine and assorted fruits and desserts for dipping in delectable melted chocolate.

HOTEL ZEPPELIN, 545 Post St., San Francisco, CA, 94102
Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Singles’ Trivia Night with Brainstorm Trivia. “In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Hotel Zeppelin will be hosting a Singles’ Night ‘Quiz Dates’ event with Brainstormer Trivia, where players will have a chance to compete for glory, prizes, friendship and possible romance!”

SILVERADO RESORT & SPA, 1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa, CA
Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day In The Grill. “Silverado Resort will be hosting a festive menu where you can bring your special someone and treat them to exceptional food.”

Shared By
#TheLaugesenTeam | Top Producing Team
👑 LUXURY REAL ESTATE AGENTS 👑

IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT SELLING your Bay Area property, it is important you hire a real estate team of professionals with an extensive portfolio of home sales, a significant list of happy clients and a history of excellence.

The Laugesen Team has the experience, connections and creativity to successfully list and sell your distinctive property.

OUR INNOVATIVE AND PERSONALIZED APPROACH
• Pricing for Success
• Prepare for Top Sale
• Impressive Marketing
• State of the Art Technology
• Network with other High-End Agents

OUR RESULT FOCUSED SERVICE
• Always available to show qualified buyers and agents.
• Schedule Open Houses and Brokers Tour
• Follow-Up Quickly and Consistently
• Immediately respond to all leads.
• Encourage serious buyers to make serious offers.
• Facilitate the closing process to ensure a successful, competitively priced, stress-free sale.

Luxury Real Estate Specialists

Denise Laugesen
Luxury Consultant
deniselaugesenteam@gmail.com
Direct: 650.403.6225
Cell: 650.465.5742
www.thelaugesenteam.com
DRE: # 01011089

Cortney Laugesen
Luxury Consultant
cortneylaug@gmail.com
Direct: 650.403.6226
Cell: 650.678.5084
www.thelaugesenteam.com
DRE: # 01859860

 

Sheran Honneyman
Luxury Consultant
Buyer’s Specialist
650.678.8493
DRE # 01412131

 

 

© 2020 #iBAMNRE

By cortney
February 8, 2020

🧸 COOL KIDS BEDROOM DESIGN IDEAS 🧸

🧸 COOL KIDS BEDROOM DESIGN IDEAS 🧸

Your kid is a special human being to you and therefore you should ensure that your kids bedroom designs are also that much special. We all adore our kids and love them very much and it is exactly for the same reason we should make them feel unique; especially when designing their bedroom because it is their own space.

It is their refuge, their hide out and their sleep over place and come to think of it, it is the room where they spend most of their time. Here are some cool kids bedroom design ideas.

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#TheLaugesenTeam | Top Producing Team
👑 LUXURY REAL ESTATE AGENTS 👑

IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT SELLING your Bay Area property, it is important you hire a real estate team of professionals with an extensive portfolio of home sales, a significant list of happy clients and a history of excellence.

The Laugesen Team has the experience, connections and creativity to successfully list and sell your distinctive property.

OUR INNOVATIVE AND PERSONALIZED APPROACH
• Pricing for Success
• Prepare for Top Sale
• Impressive Marketing
• State of the Art Technology
• Network with other High-End Agents

OUR RESULT FOCUSED SERVICE
• Always available to show qualified buyers and agents.
• Schedule Open Houses and Brokers Tour
• Follow-Up Quickly and Consistently
• Immediately respond to all leads.
• Encourage serious buyers to make serious offers.
• Facilitate the closing process to ensure a successful, competitively priced, stress-free sale.

Luxury Real Estate Specialists

Denise Laugesen
Luxury Consultant
deniselaugesenteam@gmail.com
Direct: 650.403.6225
Cell: 650.465.5742
www.thelaugesenteam.com
DRE: # 01011089

Cortney Laugesen
Luxury Consultant
cortneylaug@gmail.com
Direct: 650.403.6226
Cell: 650.678.5084
www.thelaugesenteam.com
DRE: # 01859860

 

Sheran Honneyman
Luxury Consultant
Buyer’s Specialist
650.678.8493
DRE # 01412131

 

 

© 2020 #iBAMNRE

By cortney
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