How to Deal with Scratched Hardwood Floors

hardwood flooring tipsHardwood floors have become incredibly desirable for most homeowners, but they come with their share of challenges when it comes to cleaning, maintenance, and repairs. After a few months or years of heavy use from kids playing with toys and chairs being shuffled around, it may be time for some DIY fixes.

Hiding scratches: If you’ve got a good eye for matching colors, you can actually use crayons or markers or purchase wax sticks from the hardware store to fill-in scratches. Try to match the stain color on your floors, but don’t worry if it’s a little off. If the color is close, once the scratch is filled, it’ll look like a variation in the wood grain.

Polishing floors: You can make a polish solution for your floors from household ingredients. Mix olive oil and vinegar in equal parts, pour it directly into scratches, and then wipe it off after 24 hours. It may take several applications, but this homemade polish will fill and cover most scratches.

Clever decor: It’s not a long-term solution, but sometimes the most painless way to fix scratches in your floors is to cover them with a rug or furniture arrangement.

Spot sanding: For deeper scratches, you’ll need to spot sand with fine steel wool or sandpaper, use wood filler, and stain and seal the repaired area.

SOLD – Opportunity Knocks at Horizons in the Marina District!

SOLD – THREE DIFFERENT BROKERS FAILED TO SELL THIS CONDO BEFORE WESLEY GUEST!

  • The first broker had it for 90 days and failed to sell the condominium.
  • The second broker had it for 67 days and failed to sell the condominium.
  • The third broker had it for 163 days and failed to sell the condominium.
  • Wesley Guest at the Wesley Tyler Real Estate Group took it over and was successful in selling this beautiful condominium.

Beautiful move-in ready condo at the desired Horizon tower available now. This cozy 1 bedroom with a den/office features stunning wood laminate flooring throughout, granite counter tops, a fireplace, recessed lighting, 2 separate bathrooms (master has it’s own shower/tub and second has a shower), bay views, parking, and a storage unit. Horizons is located close to all the shopping, restaurants, nightlife, and entertainment Downtown San Diego has to offer.

Horizons was built and completed by Bosa Development in 2002. It consists of the full city block bordered by Island Avenue, Market Street, Front Street and First Avenue. Horizons offers 211 condominiums with floor plans ranging from 900 sq. ft. to 2,111 sq. ft. Horizon is considered the first luxury high-rise of the new age buildings in The Marina District and Downtown San Diego. Amenities included are entrance lobbies, 24 hour security, an outdoor swimming pool and spa surrounded by a large deck, an extensive fitness center with men’s and women’s change rooms and saunas, conference rooms, computer rooms, social lounge, outdoor barbecue area, bike storage, individual storage lockers and a video-monitored building entry system.

        

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RENTED – Beautifully Renovated Upper Level Corner Condo

Live in this beautifully renovated (2013) upper level corner condo that has been professionally redesigned & highly upgraded. New kitchen with custom raised ceiling, new cabinets that extend into dining room, quartz counter-tops, farmhouse sink, stainless steel appliances; Both bathrooms with amazing tile work, all new fixtures, quartz counter-tops; New AC system; Private location w/ views; Easy access to 56; Poway Schools.

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9449 Fairgrove #203 Living Room to Kitchen ViewRented
Condo$1,995

Beautifully Renovated Upper Level Corner Condo

9449 Fairgrove Lane #203
San Diego, CA 92129

  • 2Beds
  • 2Baths
  • 927Square Feet

RENTED – This fabulous home has views and all the upgrades

This fabulous home has views, an ideal backyard with a large fire pit and room to entertain, all the upgrades that include stunning upgraded hand scraped wood flooring with tile and carpet in the bedrooms, maple cabinets throughout, stainless steel appliances, granite kitchen counter tops with full designer back splash, an iron & wood stairway and plus so much more. A plus for this home is a downstairs full bathroom and bedroom guest suite. Small pets ok with pet deposit. Great location.

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1Rented
Single Family Residence$4,350

This fabulous home has views, an ideal backyard, and all the upgrades

13574 Golden Elm Lane
San Diego, CA 92129

  • 5Beds
  • 3Baths
  • 3,109Square Feet

SOLD – Serene Country Living and Gorgeous Views

SOLD BY WESLEY GUEST FOR $675,000. Serene country living and gorgeous views at this single-story home. Situated on a mostly flat 1.45 acre lot located at the end of a private street. Garage has 2 bedroom 1 bath guest house occupied with renters at $1,375/month. Beautiful fenced pool, fruit trees pomegranate, orange, etc, shop w/220V power & RV Hookup and more. Plus an additional small workshop for storage. Property sold as-is. House is 4 bed 2 bath PLUS 2 bed .75 bath guest house. Solar is leased and payment is $188/month!!!

 

1915 Ranchito LaneSold
Single Family Residence$675,000

Serene Country Living and GorgeousViews

1915 Ranchito Ln
Alpine, CA 91901

  • 4Beds
  • 2Baths
  • 2142Square Feet

SOLD – Incredible Carlsbad Home

SOLD IN 14 DAYS! Beautiful family-style residence, with charming curb appeal and pride-of-ownership upgrades. Come see this thoughtfully designed open floor plan, featuring vaulted ceilings, travertine flooring, and clerestory windows that flood each room with natural light. Great La Costa location, within the highly sought-after neighborhood of Alga Hills, and your passport to an authentic San Diego lifestyle.

7047 Zubaron for Social MediaSold
Single Family Residence$794,000

Beautiful Family-Style Residence

7047 Zubaron
Carlsbad, CA 92009

  • 3Beds
  • 2Baths
  • 1,990Square Feet

Smart Corner SOLD by Wesley Guest!

SOLD FOR FULL PRICE IN 5 DAYS. This loft condo is on the 18th floor with the inviting bay as your backdrop. It has 863 SF and has loft and industrial interior to add to its charm. Large bathroom with ceramic tiles. The living/bedroom area is fully carpeted and the kitchen and entry has hardwood laminate. Granite counter tops, stainless refrigerator, stove, oven & microwave appliance included. In home washer/dryer. Security is locked complex with guard on site. Underground garage has 1 parking space.

1080 Park 1812 Smart Corner for Social MediaSold
Condo$425,000

This loft condo is on the 18th floor

1080 Park Blvd. #1812
San Diego, CA 92101

  • 1Beds
  • 1Baths
  • 863Square Feet

5 Negotiating Tactics That Kill Real Estate Sales

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid:

  1. Low-ball offers: Going far below market value when you make an offer damages your credibility as a buyer and can be insulting to the seller. The seller has a range in mind that they’ll accept, and if you’re not even approaching the low end of that range, they won’t even consider the offer.
  2. Incremental negotiations: Don’t continue to go back to the seller with small increases in your offer ($1,000 or less). The constant back-and-forth can grow tiresome and lead the seller to consider other opportunities.
  3. “Take it or leave it”: Try not to draw a line in the sand with your initial offer. The seller can get defensive and consider other offers if you immediately show that you’re unwilling to budge. Even if it’s true, don’t make a show of it.
  4. Nitpicking after inspection: Obviously if inspection reveals a major issue, it should be factored into the final sale price. But insisting on a lower price for every minor repair can put negotiations in a stalemate.
  5. Asking for more, more, more: Some buyers will request that the sellers throw in add-ons like furniture or appliances that weren’t included in the listing. Try to avoid giving the seller a reason to build up resentment and think that you’re being greedy.

 

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Your chance to live at ICON in East Village!

NO LONGER AVAILABLE. Stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, large bathroom, Brand new laminate wood flooring and new carpet, private balcony, and in unit laundry. This is your chance to live in one of the most sought after buildings in downtown. Steps away from Petco park with incredible rooftop views (like having your own season tickets), 4 blocks from Gaslamp, 24 hour security, a full size gym / fitness area in the complex, recreation room, theater (located in the building), plus so much more. Includes your own parking space. Located on 5th floor. Your chance to live in ICON in East Village.

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Location, location, location in Woodside Hills

SOLD FOR $534,900 BY WESLEY GUEST. I’d like to thank my clients for allowing me to guide you through the process of upgrading from your condominium to your purchase of your wonderful Santee home at 11032 Collinwood Drive. I know you will be very happy here.

Centrally located Santee home in Woodside Hills. Property has been well cared for. Recently remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new cabinets, granite counter tops and farmhouse sink. Tile and real wood floors throughout the entire home with newer vinyl dual pane windows. Downstairs master bedroom with attached full bath along with 2 bedrooms upstairs each with their own attached full bathrooms. Driveway has been replaced with pavers, backyard has a Jacuzzi/gazebo great for entertaining!