Santa Clarita Businesses
Offering staging, organization and decorating to make your home more inviting and functional for you and your lifestyle.
We often talk a lot about “curb appeal” in real estate. Curb appeal of course is one of those hyperbolic phrases we use when a home we’re selling looks great from the street. In many cases, curb appeal will make or break a buyer’s decision to stop and take a look at the inside of your home.
That being said, “curb appeal” works best when the INSIDE of your home is as equally appealing to a buyer as the OUTSIDE!
What is Home Staging?
Another word we real estate professionals use when working with sellers is “staging.” Staging basically refers to the process of setting the “stage” in your home’s appearance to maximize its size and benefits. Why is this important?
As we live in our homes longer, we tend to accumulate “stuff” that makes us more comfortable in our surroundings. In some cases, the “stuff” may look and feel great to us, but when it comes to selling our home, the “stuff” may not create the right atmosphere for the buyer. In other cases, the “stuff” has taken over. Seller’s must remember that our “comfort clutter” may inadvertently make their home look small or cramped to the buyer.
A professional home stager can add the right touches to help declutter your home, and embellish the decor of a room (or all of your rooms) so that it enhances the buyer’s desire to see themselves as the new owners.
Do Staged Homes Sell Faster?
According to statistics from the International Association of Staging Professionals®, 95% of staged homes sell on average in 11 days or less, and for 17% more money.
Professional Home Staging and Decorating Services by Gin Treadwell-Eng.
Montemayor and Associates is proud to refer Gin Treadwell-Eng Home Organization, Decorating and Staging. Whatever your home goals, Gin can help you achieve them. From furniture and paint selection to choosing decorative accessories and organization of spaces, Gin guarantees to make your home an inviting place that not only looks good, but functions beautifully for you and your lifestyle.
Recently, Brandon sat down with Gin to talk about her work and how she has been able to help his sellers.
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Gin Treadwell-Eng Home
Organization, Decorating & Staging
Learn more and see samples of Gin’s work on her Facebook page by clicking here.
Offering a personalized whole fitness approach to sports teams and individuals alike since 2006.
Team Yudin Training offers physical conditioning and full body strength training for individual athletes, sports teams, and anyone who wants to take their health and fitness to the next level.
Team Yudin Training is owned by Mike Yudin, who holds several certifications, including:
- Josh Henkin Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRT Ultimate Sandbag)
- A John Brookefield Battling Ropes Certification
- National Exercise Sports Training Association (NESTA)
- Youth Nutrition Specialist
- High School Strength and Conditioning Coach Certification
Aside from personal fitness training, Team Yudin also offers massage and physical therapy by state certified professionals.
Another aspect of proper training is proper nutrition. Team Yudin provides its clients with education and insight on healthy eating to ensure bodies get strong and stay strong.
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Providing Santa Clarita homeowners with outstanding general contracting, maintenance, and much more!
Montemayor & Associates is proud to partner with outstanding businesses that provide quality services to homeowners here in the Santa Clarita Valley.
HOA Specialists is one of those businesses, and we’re happy to refer them as one of our special Vendor Partners. Since 1999, they have been offering a range of services that caters to both residential and commercial properties throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. Continue reading
Professional, quality movers serve customers worldwide.
As real estate professionals, we interact with many “affiliate” businesses that work with homeowners, buyers and sellers. It it with extreme pleasure that we were able to sit down with Casey Kirkman, owner of Afforable Quality Moving & Storage, located here in Santa Clarita.
As part of National Van Lines serving both residential and business accounts, Affordable Quality Moving & Storage provides their customers with courteous, professional movers that take pride in their work and insure your possessions are treated with care as they pack and move you across town, or across the globe.
Storage Facilities and Service
Are you selling your home and need to de-clutter your space? AQMS can pack and store your extra “stuff” while you show your home to prospective buyers. Then, when you’re ready to move, your extra belongings will be packed right along with the rest of your things to be transported to your new place. No muss, no fuss! Continue reading
Business-Friendly Santa Clarita Offers Many Incentives For Companies Large and Small
There are many reasons that make up why Santa Clarita is a great place to live. We regularly write about things to do, lifestyle, and great neighborhoods. All of these are aided by the fact that Santa Clarita’s economy has remained not only stable, but “in the black” even during the roughest days of the Great Recession. Santa Clarita also boasts a lower than average unemployment rate (Currently at least 3 percent lower than Los Angeles County as a whole).
The Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation named Santa Clarita the “Most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County” in 2008. Santa Clarita was also named one of the Top 20 Retail Markets in California by the California Retail Survey in 2012, and “Best City For Industrial Development” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Continue reading
Offering professional installation of audio and video equipment, Amo Audio changes your idea of what home entertainment is all about.
Since his high school Days, Scott Amorelli has been involved in audio/video installation. Having worked in the industry since then (over 14 years), Scott formed Amo Audio Video six years ago to begin offering custom audio/video installation solutions for homes and businesses.
Amo Audio Video installs and sets up audio and video equipment, stereo systems, entertainment systems including big screen/flat screen TVs, surround sound, indoor/outdoor systems, and more.
Security Solutions for your home or business.
Amo Audio Video also installs security surveillance equipment for your home or office with high quality, digital video systems that you can view from your computer, laptop, iPad, and even your mobile phone. Continue reading
Quality of service and superior products continue to make Douglas Furniture a bright spot in the Santa Clarita Valley.
In 1975, Douglas Furniture opened its doors in Newhall. Owned by Doug Green, Douglas Furniture provides Santa Clarita residents not only with an incredible diverse array of top branded furniture, but also with professional, custom solutions to match any home decor.
A Family Affair
Douglas Furniture is a family business. Along with Founder Doug, his son, Jeff, is now General Manager and oversees day-to-day operations and provides top level service to all of his clientele. Having pretty much grown up in the store, Doug, 31, jokes that he’s “Worked here for about…31 years.”
His sister Erica is head of the interior design department. The interior design service includes more than just selecting furniture. Draperies, paint selection, lighting accessories and more are part of the design experience offered at Douglas Furniture. Erica’s experience and eye for design go into helping her clientele achieve the highest in personal expression for the interior of their home or office. Continue reading
Leading international citrus supplier purchases office building in Valencia.
Joining other corporate giants such as Princess Cruises and Six Flags Magic Mountain, Sunkist made plans to move their corporate offices from their current location in Sherman Oaks to Valencia in a move that will allow them to be closer to their major citrus production areas. They originally built their Sherman Oaks office in 1971.
Sunkist’s corporate office will represent approximately 200 jobs in their new 50,000 square foot office space, and will be located in the relatively new business center on the corner of Magic Mountain Parkway and The Old Road, literally next door to Six Flags Magic Mountain. The corporate office address will be: 27770 N. Entertainment Drive in Valencia. Continue reading
Diversity in business and economic development add to the many reasons residents love to call Santa Clarita their home.
With the conclusion of the annual Real Estate and Economic Outlook Presentation, the City of Santa Clarita’s Economic Development Corporation reaffirmed their projections of continued growth in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Economic leaders such as Mark Schniepp project stronger housing growth by 2014, indicating that home sales are the highest they’ve been since 2007. That, along with two new housing developments launched by Lennar Homes this month, shows signs of much welcomed growth in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Santa Clarita has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Los Angeles County.
Compared to an 11.9% average unemployment rate, Santa Clarita maintains an unemployment rate of around 7.3% (2011 statistics. Source: City of Santa Clarita). This rate is maintained in large part by the diversity of businesses and employment opportunities within the Santa Clarita Valley including major contributions to our economy from the William S. Hart Union School District (First in number of employed in Santa Clarita), as well as Six Flags Magic Mountain, Princess Cruises, and College of the Canyons. Education, technology and healthcare also are among the top industries in the valley. Skilled manufacturing also has a viable foothold in Santa Clarita, employing nearly 9,000 workers.
Being the 4th largest city in Los Angeles County, Santa Clarita as the 25th highest property tax ranking in the county. Santa Clarita was also named “Most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County” in 2008.
Indicators of Continued Positive Growth and Success
With positive signs of growth continue in the economic and real estate sectors, these indicators make Santa Clarita a very attractive place to purchase a home. The rebound in property values are allowing home buyers the prospect of a quicker increase in equity, and are allowing home sellers to have a bit more control in the negotiation process. This, combined with a continuation of historically low home mortgage interest rates along with many great programs for home buyers, makes Santa Clarita THE top choice for Los Angeles County residents to call home.
If you’re considering a move, we’ll guide you through the process and will be happy to answer ALL of your questions. Santa Clarita truly is a great place to call home for all of the above reasons and more. Feel free to give us a call or shoot us a message using the form below.Email Contact Form