Dawn Gonzales, REALTOR® 
DRE # 01199429
Providing hands-on personal care and service! - Over 28 years of experience and knowledge to assist you with all your real estate needs & questions! Equal Housing Opportunity 

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Seller’s & Landlord's Guide

Whether you’re planning to sell or rent out your home in the next few months or just curious in your current home value, I am here for YOU!
Call or email me today for your free, no obligation market evaluation

Prepare Your Home for Sale

Prepare Your Home for Sale

Less is more! Start by decluttering the inside and outside of your home.  We all accumulate items over the years. Whether it's old clothes or toys, storing items in the garage or just packing stuff away in boxes to save for a later date.  This is the first step, and there is always more than we realize. There are many wonderful local charities you can donate your gently used items.  Homeless and animal shelters, schools or local cities are just a few, and many will pick up for free.  I work with various foundations and shelters, feel free to ask me for any recommendations.

Start packing!  A good time to do this is after or during decluttering your unwanted items.  Packing seems to always take longer than we expect.  Don't forget to clean off counter tops in your kitchen, bathrooms and even dresser tops in your bedroom.  Put away daily used items. By doing this, your rooms will look and feel open, and neat for prospective buyer's.

Curb appeal! The buyer's first impression of your home. Trim bushes, trees and remove debris around the exterior of your property. Plant or place flowers in planters in your front and back yards, this brings color and gives a happy feeling to your home.  Your flowers or planters do not need to be expensive or need a lot of them around to brighten up your home yards.

Repair water leaks! A simple drip of water or residue can put a red flag out there not only to prospective buyers but to their appraiser, inspectors, and real estate agent. Buyer's and tenant's like to turn on faucets and flush toilets while viewing homes.  Defer water leaks may travel to hidden area's in floors, walls and roofs, and the consequences of deferring water leaks can result to be significant costs to you.  

Before you decide to paint, replace appliances or do improvements, contact me for a free no
obligation  pre-sale preparation walk-through on your home.  I will give you my honest feedback based on over 28 years' experience working with many buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants.  In most cases, you won't need to do any of these improvements.


Find a Real Estate Professional

Selling or renting a home and moving on to your next chapter in your life is exciting but can be emotional and complex.  Partnering with the right real estate agent or REALTOR® can make the difference in your home selling or rental experience, finding a qualified buyer or tenant, having a smooth transaction from start to finish, and getting your home SOLD or RENTED!

Not all licensed real estate agents are REALTORS®.   REALTORS®, like myself, are members of The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).  In addition to NAR, I am a member of California Association of Realtors (CAR) and Southland Regional Association of Realtors (SRAR) for over 28 years. The National Association of REALTORS® requires for myself and all REALTORS® to adhere to additional strict Code of Ethics and Professional Standards.  When you hire me, a REALTOR®, you can feel 100% confident and with a peace of mind, you and your home will be represented in your best interest with the highest professional standards. 

I do not take my real estate license or memberships lightly, I believe it is a privilege to serve the public, my clients, and to work with fellow agents with honesty, ethics, integrity, and professionalism.  It makes a difference in getting you the highest price possible, having a smooth transaction, and getting your home SOLD or RENTED!

Experience, knowledgable and up-to-date on today's ever changing real estate housing market and conditions, effective proven marketing plan, listening and understanding to your needs and wants, consistently following up and communication throughout the entire transaction, strong negotiator on your behalf, and hands-on customer service with integrity, makes the difference in getting through the listing, leasing, or selling process for you to successfully reach your goals - your home SOLD or RENTED for the most amount of money, close on time, with the least amount of stress for you! 

I walk you through and go over every step of the listing and selling (or leasing) process.  From the listing agreement, the many required sellers/buyers disclosure forms, purchase agreement contract (Offer to purchase your home) or lease agreement, buyer's inspection reports,  escrow (neutral third party closing company) instructions and role, title company reports and duties, and much more.

When an offer to purchase or lease is written and submitted by a prospective buyer (or tenant) on your home, I explain and go over the entire offer, their financial documents, and what it all means for you.  In turn, you will be able to make an informed decision how to respond to the prospective buyer or tenant. 

Selling your home, I continuously follow-up with the buyers' mortgage broker and all involved in our transaction in turn, I  communicate all information to you.  I make sure the buyer is
qualified when they submit an offer to purchase your home, provide important financial documents, and continue to follow-up throughout the transaction.  

Renting your home, I will provide to you, the prospective tenant bank statements, proof of ability to pay rent (pay check stubs), application to rent, credit report, required landlord disclosure forms, and lease agreement.  In turn, you will feel confident choosing the qualified tenant. 

In my twenty-eight year career as a licensed California real estate agent and REALTOR®, I am beyond grateful for my past and repeat clients, they include; referrals, first-time buyers and sellers, landlords, tenants, and investors.  I have first-hand experience and knowledge in short sales, foreclosures (Real Estate Owned), and broker price opinions (BPO).  I stay up-to-date on the current local, state and national housing and finanical markets, and the local landlord/tenant protections.

I value and appreciate my clients and love what I do!   
I am here for ALL your real estate needs and questions.

It would be an honor to have an opportunity to serve you in all your real estate needs.   











7616 Louise Avenue
Lake Balboa, CA 91406

DRE# 01199429

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