Buying Sacramento Home
Every agent on the Elizabeth Weintraub Team works with ultra high-end buyers but we also end up working with Sacramento buyers nobody else will help. It’s part of our mission to focus on client-centered goals and not ourselves. Everybody on the team is onboard with that statement. Being human, we might moan a little bit when we get that tiny paycheck but we rejoice at the joy it brings our clients. And it all evens out in the end.
I’ve noticed, however, that some agents act like prima donnas. I recall once telling a buyer’s agent she would have to crawl through the bathroom window to show a certain listing I had, so wear pants. Every agent I gave those same showing instructions to refused. But this particular agent said OK, and she put the transaction into escrow and closed. I took her to lunch.
It wasn’t that long ago, maybe 10 years back, an agent in my office asked why I would work with internet buyers in Sacramento real estate. This was an astounding concept in 2008. That a Sacramento Realtor could be found online by an internet buyer. Most of that search was organic because other agents were not online. They didn’t have websites nor blogs. Today, everybody has a Facebook, Instagram and Twitter account.
Fast forward 10 years later, and I still maintain a higher internet presence. The difference is many buyers today come from the long tail I’ve created online or from websites where buyers go. I stand out in the sea of ordinariness. That’s why internet buyers gravitate toward me. They see value. According to NAR, 66% of first-time home buyers are Millennials. Followed by Generation X at 26%. Buyers value experience.
Today I’m writing about why a nonprofit employee might not get a mortgage. Nobody, especially sellers, wants to hear at the 11th hour their buyers cannot close escrow but every so often it happens. We suck it up and move on to find the next buyer. Still, it stings and is frustrating for sellers. It’s particularly irksome when you hear the mortgage loan officer did not read all of the loan documents.
Headache avoider tip for Sacramento real estate:
Professionals should always open documents and read them before forwarding the attachments.
Do not miss out on viewing this perfect little starter home in North Highlands. Do you want affordability? How about pricing right on the nose? You know how many buyers would like to buy a home and they say they can’t find a nice house to buy in their price range? Well, that’s primarily because due to the abundance of crappy homes for sale in a super affordable price range. So many of lower priced homes need work and they won’t pass inspections for an FHA loan. Our seller purchased this home with an FHA loan 2 years ago, so you know it passed those rigid inspections.
For some reason, it has been drummed into the heads of Sacramento home buyers that it should not be OK to pay list price for a home. Which is the silliest thing I’ve ever heard, and yet I hear it a lot. I heard it back in the 1970s when I started selling real estate. My mentor at that time taught me that owning real estate is the most important thing. Even if I pay list price, it’s OK. There is nothing wrong with paying what a home is worth. Yet, we always want to get a deal . . . when the truth is there are no deals if you don’t buy the home.