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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.
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.
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.
Part of the problem I am facing as a top listing agent in Sacramento, odd as this might sound, is with timing on market; I can’t keep any listings in inventory. Soon as I put a home on the market, we get a bunch of offers and it sells. I honestly don’t think I’ve had a listing stay in active status longer than a week lately. I compare it to the days when I used to put together large dinner parties. I could spend 3 days on my feet, chopping, cooking, creating a Chinese feast and, within 20 minutes, the food is devoured and gone.
I would use the expression my sellers did, that this Sacramento Realtor is worth her weight in gold, but I’m not sure how you would compute that commission. It would make me worth more than $2 million if you figured it that way. Ha, nobody is worth $2 million. I ran into these sellers about 7 years ago and don’t really remember it, but they swear they promised to give me the listing when it came time to sell. I had sold another unit in that complex, and they were impressed. See, people look at what an agent does as a Realtor even when I am not their Realtor.