Home Selling Tips
As luck will have it, this Foothill Farms home that just closed escrow, well, I’ll likely field calls about this house for months. That’s because buyers find these listings all over the internet. They can’t tell if the house has closed or is pending or what’s going on. So, they call me. Since I happen to work in real estate, I generally refer the buyers to my team members. Our Elizabeth Weintraub team members, highly trained exclusive buyer’s agents, can provide professional guidance. But, sorry, you can no longer buy this Foothill Farms home.
Many people selling homes in Sacramento do not want to issue a seller’s counter offer to a buyer. Some of these people think that buyers should instinctively know what they want. I will draw a counter offer over some of the tiniest things that need clarification or correction in a purchase contract, and you know why? Because the tiniest things can mushroom into big honkin’ headaches. Headaches happen due to ambiguity. Want to hear another reason for a seller’s counter offer? It lets me tell the next buyer’s agent who calls that we have a counter offer out but they have a small window to take this home away from that the buyer.
Without a doubt, I know a huge population exists that does not realize there are many types of Realtors in Sacramento. Quite often the person who doesn’t realize this is the person who thinks they already know everything. Although, by god, the one thing they know is all Realtors are the same and there are no different types of Realtors. I hate to say it, but that “one type of Realtor” in their mind is generally an agent they do not like and they do not trust. I can sense that when I talk with some prospective sellers. It’s in the language they use and the attitude. For some silly reason, I try to change their minds. Sometimes, it doesn’t work.
It’s difficult for those not in real estate to find precise numbers to answer can hardwood flooring increase the value of a home in Sacramento. That’s partly because when home owners install hardwood flooring, they are also making other types of improvements. It’s rare to find just a hardwood flooring installation to compare a rate of return when selling. However, I can tell you in my experiences, sellers always tend to get their money back and then some. My sellers earn a range of one to 6 times rate of return.
Coming soon to Trulia is an article about what to expect from the Sacramento winter home selling season. Part of it will probably include comments from Yours Truly. To round out opposing or supporting views, other agents will undoubtedly chime in as well. I have very specific views, developed from decades in the real estate business. Most people, I’d venture to guess, never think outside of themselves, in particular, many agents share this guilt. If you ask a Sacramento Realtor whether a seller should sell in winter, just about every single agent will tell you YES. Why? Because when the home sells, they get paid.