Anza Drive: Preparing it for the Market

1063 Anza Drive, PACIFICA, CA 94044 (MLS # ML81895967)

(all data current as of 8/16/2022)
Price $1,030,000
Beds 3
Baths 1 Bath
Home size 1,040 sqft
Lot Size 5,750 sqft
Listing provided by Vicki Moore, Compass - Half Moon Bay
Craving vitamin sea? Pacifica is the place for you. Miles and miles of hiking and biking trails. Stone's throw from Linda Mar State Beach, restaurants, and shopping. Get the sun and be close to Highway One. This classic Linda Mar rancher is ready for you to add your personality. It's prime for the style of your choice whether it's beach house or farmhouse. The living and dining rooms are one large, open space with floor-to-ceiling windows. Richly finished hardwood floors. Dine-in kitchen. The bonus sunroom is great for a greenhouse, artist's studio, or additional living space. Whatever you dream of! Large backyard with the most wonderful lemon tree.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 7/26/2022 Tract
Year Built 1954 Community Linda Mar
Garage Spaces 2.0 County San Mateo
Total Parking n/a

Schools

School District Jefferson Union High

Additional Details

Lot 5750 sq ft Area Linda Mar
Sewer Sewer: Sewer - Public Stories 1
Water Water: Public

Features

Air None
Basement Crawl Space, Foundation: Concrete Perimeter
Garage Attached Garage, Off-Street Parking, Yes
Heat Wall Furnace
Interior Floors: Carpet, Hardwood
Style Ranch

Location

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Not all home sales are equal

Most home sales are not as complicated as this one on Anza Drive in Linda Mar.  Typically there are one or two owners of a property.  In this case, there were eleven sellers!  They were located on both the West and East coast, as well as out of the country.  Consequently, it was impossible for them to manage the sale locally.

Much of the time delay getting the Anza house on the market was dealing with those distances.  The deed documents required to transfer the property to the new owner have to be notarized in person.  The family decided to have one member sign a power of attorney in order to avoid possible delays getting the documents to and from New Zealand.  Unfortunately, that was a delay in itself.  It took weeks to get the power of attorney back from the counsel.

In the meantime, I was able to assist in getting the house ready.  That included interior paint, removing the carpet, redoing the hardwood floors, and staging.

Carpet vs Hardwood Floors

Not surprisingly, hardwood floors are favored by home buyers. We just had to make sure that the floors under the carpets were salvageable.  Fortunately, we got lucky.  There was only one bedroom that didn’t have hardwood under the carpet.  You can see it on the right of this picture.  We just replaced the carpet in that one room.

Anza Drive

Nobody is sure why that bedroom didn’t have hardwood floors.  Anza Drive, Linda Mar is in the flood zone and high water table area.  Consequently, the neighborhood actually does require flood insurance.  So the floors might have been damaged during a flood.  Thankfully, the trend for hardwood floors is a dark stain.  For this reason we were able to use that to our advantage in order to disguise previous stains.

hardwood floors prior to being refinished

A little tip that improves the professional photography tremendously is to replace all of the light bulbs.  You can see I did that in this light fixture over the table.  As a result, the odd-colored light bulbs are not the focus of this image.  In the long run, it’s better to make the light fixture less noticeable by making this inexpensive change.

dining area before and after painting, refinishing floors

The property had been rented to many tenants over the years.  As a result, it was suffering from deferred maintenance.  So there were a lot of tasks to accomplish to get the house ready for sale.

You can see in this picture of the patio that paint makes a huge impact.  There are no lights in that room and no lights were used by the professional photographer.

enclosed patio before and after paint and clean out


About Me

The above real estate information on preparing 1063 Anza Dr, Pacifica for sale was provided by Vicki Moore. I am a local full-time agent focusing on Pacifica, CA.

I can be reached via email at [email protected] or by phone at 650-888-9268. I’ve helped people move in and out of many San Mateo County neighborhoods since 1998.

Are you thinking of selling your home? I am passionate about real estate and love sharing my marketing expertise! Contact me to talk about your plans and goals!

I service home buyers and home sellers in the Pacifica neighborhoods of Pedro Point, Linda Mar, Sun Valley, Park Pacifica, Rockaway Beach, Vallemar, Fairway Park, Sharp Park, Pacific Manor, Edgemar, Westview, and Fairmont.

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