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Are Cash Offers King in Sacramento Real Estate?

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Agents who consider cash offers king in Sacramento might want to reconsider.

A buyer’s agent on Sunday reminded me that he considers cash offers king when he sent over his buyer’s purchase contract to buy a home. He kept repeating himself, just in case I didn’t understand his English. Cash offer, cash offer, all cash offer. Maybe he’s used to dealing with idiots, but he’s not that experienced. I know this because I looked up his sales in MLS, primarily since I did recognize his name nor company. I always like to know who I’m dealing with on behalf of my sellers. These offers come in from left field so often. Those agents never call to introduce themselves, they just shoot the offer over in an email. read more

Listing a Home in Sacramento and Interviewing Realtors

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There is no rule about interviewing Realtors that means you can’t pick the first agent.

Many of the sellers I’ve been meeting with lately to list homes in Sacramento have been interviewing Realtors. It makes sense to ensure it’s a good fit between client and agent. On the other hand, most of my sellers already know they are going to hire me just by talking to me on the phone and reading my online reviews. I also encourage them to hire me. You betcha. I mean, who else has as much experience as I do? I’ve worked in real estate since the 1970s, and I am not ashamed to admit it. I don’t sell 3 or 4 homes a year like 90% of the agents in town. I have real hands-on, day-in and day-out experience that saves my sellers a world of future headaches. read more

Elizabeth Weintraub’s Thoughts About Sacramento Real Estate in August

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The Mushroom at William Land Park is actually a water feature.

My thoughts about the Sacramento real estate market are not necessarily everybody else’s opinion. While the market may be on fire in Sacramento real estate, it doesn’t mean that everybody is aware of what’s going on. In fact, unless you’re in the business or follow the real estate business with a burning passion, which are not equally exclusive, you might be astonished to know what really happens. The first thing I find that is a misperception among sellers, mostly, is they are underpricing their homes. They believe their homes are worth far less than their home’s actual value. I am constantly finding myself telling sellers that they can get more than they had hoped to receive. Reverse was true last year. read more

I Wish All of My Sacramento Escrows Were Like This Sale

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Back yard of 4316 Aqua Ct is .27 acres with fruit trees, patio and spa.

Around the 11th of June, a wonderfully sweet-natured fellow from North Highlands was about to join my inventory of Sacramento escrows, he just didn’t know it yet. This seller had emailed me after reading my online reviews. He found me on another website, checked out my personal website, studied my 5-star Sacramento Realtor reviews and decided I was the listing agent for him. This is the kind of dream seller every Sacramento listing agent loves to work with.

These are the sellers who do their homework, they understand the value of what we agents do, and they’re excited to meet with us. No grass grows under my feet when a seller is ready to go on the market. The seller asked for about 3 days to clean up the house and I met with him to conduct my visual inspection and sign all of the listing paperwork. His home was fairly immaculate, primarily because he spent most of his time in his man cave, and not in the living areas of the house. read more

Sacramento Real Estate Brokers Rank #1 for Income

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Sacramento real estate brokers rank #1 in the country for income.

Leave it to ABC News to inadequately explain how Sacramento ranks #1 for real estate broker income across the nation. They say Sacramento real estate brokers make more money than anywhere else in the country. The reason? According to ABC News, it’s because we’re such a small real estate market and there are not very many brokers in town, and those who are here have a stronghold. The newer brokers go to San Francisco, says ABC.

In some ways, it sounds like they might be mixing up real estate agents with brokers. The average income for Sacramento real estate brokers, according to the Business Journal, is $156,780 versus $79,340 nationally. Of course, I don’t know how many real estate brokerages there are in Sacramento, but I know many agents who make more than that income on average. Long-term brokers also don’t have much of a hold on the marketplace. read more

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