Experience the difference with

The 707 Real Estate Team

     Keri Akemi Hernandez

Real Estate Professional/REALTOR©
       Cal DRE License # 01273602


(707) 235-4963

Knowledge, Integrity, Results!

​"Your local expert to trust for a
Lifetime of Real Estate needs" 

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Wine Country Brokerage
25 East Napa Street, Sonoma, Ca  95476


Preparing to Sell your home




  








 
Put your mind at ease and receive a custom evaluation to help you determine the value of your home.  You will discover what homes have recently sold or are currently on the market that best compare to your home and what will set you apart.  We will develop a Marketing strategy to competitively sell your home in the shortest amount of time.  

To find out what your home is worth and to inquire how to prepare your home for the market, contact Keri today.
  
I am dedicated to serving you and exceeding your expectations. I will listen to better understand your unique goals. You will feel confident from my extensive knowledge and ability to analyze the market to help you determine the best action plan that fits your needs. I treat every client with an equal amount of professionalism and compassion. If there are challenges that arise, we will face them together and look for the best possible solutions.

I will coordinate the process with you from start to finish and communicate with a network of professionals to manage each detail to allow for a smooth closing. I thrive in a fast paced environment and have the ability to maintain the multitude of tasks that are of demand. The best way to show you how you will benefit from this directly is through your own personal experience as my client.
Keri's your Local Expert for a Lifetime of Real Estate needs: 

When you are ready to hire Keri Akemi-Hernandez, you will receive several compelling benefits from the Sotheby’s International Realty® network, given that the market for properties is not only both local and national, but increasingly global. Through our broad-based marketing opportunities and international presence, we provide maximum exposure for our listings, reaching qualified buyers regardless of where they are based. This positions our listings in a heightened competitive environment, allowing our sellers to achieve the most favorable price.
 
Our company’s unique attributes and advantages are the same:

  • We are Local experts and will market your home to our wide network within the San Francisco Bay area.
           Preeminent expertise and branding in the following local markets:
           Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Marin County, Solano County, Contra Costa County, Mendocino County, San Francisco
  • We have a National presence with a network throughout the United States.
           From the West Coast of California and to the East Coast of the Hamptons.    
  • We are an International Company with a global network from California and throughout the United States.  Here are some of our market areas:
           California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Colorado, New York, Florida, Puerto Rico,  Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, and Asia 
     
    Knowledge and Expertise that you can count on:

  • Proven ability to sell properties in all price ranges
  • Strong relationships, marketing opportunities and brand recognition in key markets around the world
  • Access to extraordinary properties and assistance in all of the areas we serve
  • The finest proprietary marketing materials
  • An easy-to-use website with current details about our listings in all areas, and over 35 “top 10” organic search engine rankings
  • A comprehensive online listing distribution strategy featuring websites such as sothebysrealty.com, sothebys.com, WSJ.com, NYT.com, IHT.com, Openhouse.com, Trulia.com, Frontdoor.com and others in addition to sothebyshomes.com to name a few.
  • An association and marketing relationship with Sotheby’s, an internationally recognized expert in the valuation and sale of precious objects
  • The top rated real estate company according to the Luxury Brand Status Index published by the Luxury Institute
  • A commitment to giving back, most notably through our company-wide support of Conservation International
  • A history of exceeding the expectations of the world’s most discerning buyers and sellers

Some examples of potential Marketing Materials and Social Media outlets:

Location, Location, Location!

You have probably heard the phrase, "Location, Location, Location," but why 
does that matter so much? Simply stated, if you buy a home in a good location, it will typically be a good long term investment, regardless of Market conditions.  

  5 Characteristics to look for to determine whether the home is in a Good Location: 

1. A safe neighborhood & low crime rate.

2. Good schools, top colleges and well established corporations.

3. Convenient access to public transportation, popular local attractions, parks, trails, shops and restaurants

4. Views, Pool or Waterway access

5. A exisitng home in a desireable neighborhood, a home that is the path of progress for new development, or beautification of several homes in older neighborhoods.

How to determine when is the best time to Sell

Deciding whether to act now or wait to Sell is a question we all wrestle with throughout our lives.   You should consider the timing that will be more beneficial to you and will also depend on the Real Estate market conditions.  It may seem like a big step to transition from your current home, finding another home, and moving to a new location.  It is important to alignyourself with a trusted professional to help coordinate the entire process.   

Contact me today to schedule a consultation and market analysis.  

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How to build  Good Credit?
Your FICO Scores consider both positive and negative information in your credit report. Late payments will lower your FICO Scores, but establishing or re-establishing a good track record of making payments on time will raise your score.​​
When you Own your home, you start to build personal wealth by building a financial asset.  Equity accumlates in a few ways:

1.  Over time as you pay down your mortgage and the difference between your loan balance and home value is your Equity.

2.  When the Real Estate market appreciates during a growth cycle.  The difference between what you currently owe on your mortgage or paid for your home, and the current market value, is your Equity.

3.  When you improve your home in ways that will add value to your home can also increase your Equity.    

Let me help you understand how you can increase the equity in your home to increase your net worth.  
Prepare to Declutter, Pack & Stage
When I visit your home for our initial consultation, we can discuss what preparations will be needed to place your home on the market.  Here is a helpful checklist to go room by room to start the process.  We can order inspections to know if any repairs by licensed Contractors will be needed.  We can also make arrangements to store furniture and stage if necessary.   

Contact Keri today for more information.
Evaluating your needs throughout your lifetime.

Wealth planning

So many choices and so little time, the great news is I am here to help you make it easier.  Whether you are Buying or Selling your first home, second home or you are a seasoned and savvy Real Estate investor, I can make it happen.

The resources are boundless, my reputation and that of Sotheby’s International Realty is here to offer you exceptional service and distinction like no other.   I will gather resources to put a package together to better align you with your goals.
In addition to the Real Estate services that I can assist you with, I can also provide you with additional resources to build your wealth.  It is important to diversify your asset portfolio, establish layers of legal preservation, plan for a comfortable retirement, and determine terms for your legacy plan.  

Let me know if you would like me to refer you to a Financial Advisor, Estate Planning Attorneys, and Tax Professional to develop a comprehensive Wealth plan.  
​      The equation for financial success is a function of just         3 easy-to-understand principles:

The amount of money you invest.

The growth rate of your money.

The amount of time it has to grow.

Common Ways to Hold Title in California





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When you are Ready to Sell here are some tips to prepare to apply for Home Loan:

Be prepared to fill out a Mortgage Application
                   **You and each Co-applicant will need to provide documents so the                                   Mortgage consultant can  pre-qualify you for a loan.**

1) You will need to provide 3 years Federal tax returns
       *If you are a Self-employed person you will also need to provide a year to date
          profit and loss statement or/and what is called a personal financial statement.

2) Your two months most recent pay stubs

3. If you have pension income, or Social Security, provide a copy of your award      letter for the current year.

4. Your complete 1 year  bank statements (all numbered pages even if blank).

5. Your 1 year 401k, Stocks or other investment statements.

6.  For any downpayment that will be used as a "Gift," will need to have the              donor provide a gift letter and bank statement for proof of funds.