homes in West Sacramento
As a general rule, I seem to sell a lot more homes with successor trustees in title than a probate, much less a probate home in West Sacramento. But I also sell a lot of homes in West Sacramento. Therefore, it doesn’t really matter if I haven’t sold a record number of probates, at least I know how to do a probate, thanks to JaCi. This particular probate home in West Sacramento does not require court approval, which means we can price it where it should sell and not dick around with court referees who place inaccurate market values on some probates. The only concern a buyer might have is the home is sold AS IS, but then again, just about every single one of my listings this year have been sold AS IS. I don’t see the big deal there.
I certainly did not set out to become a Kitec plumbing expert. In fact, I didn’t even know this seller lived in Bridgeway Island where Kitec pipes might be found. I met her a couple of years ago when I sold her mother’s condo in Riva on the River. She and I just clicked. She interviewed quite a few agents and selected me, which was a smart move, she says. She was so thrilled with the sale of that home that she promised when she got around to selling her home in Bridgeway Island, she would call me.
No sooner did I close my last sale for a Riva on the River condo did I list yet another. This listing came to me courtesy of other West Sacramento Realtors who did a mass mailing to owners in this complex. The seller of this condo received a post card that encouraged her to sell the condo, so she called me because she saw that I have sold a lot of luxury condos in Riva on the River. I know the seller was tipped off to the market by other agents because her tenant told me so.
And boy was she upset. She said her landlord would not be selling if it wasn’t for other real estate agents. She said, “Don’t they know that people want to stay here and we don’t want to move?” She blamed the agents as the reason she is now required to move. I quickly assured her that I was not the agent who contacted the seller, the seller had contacted me, but it wasn’t making her feel any better about having to move out. Fortunately, she has found a new rental and is moving in early July.
My lucky clients just closed the sale of a unit in Riva on the River condos in West Sacramento. They bought this condo at the height of the market, before the crash and avoided capital gains due to a small loss, yet it still sold at a record per-square-foot-price of $213. Prices are rising at Riva condos in West Sacramento. We can’t keep anything in inventory. Buyers are desperate to buy condos in that complex.
It’s a nice complex, too. With a swimming pool, well manicured grounds, guest parking, courtyards for each unit, I’ve sold a lot of condos in Riva over the years, and more so lately. The short sales are gone. Practically every owner has equity now, and the HOA limits the rentals to 25% of the units. There is a waiting list for rentals.
It’s not every day the West Sacramento Police call me up and demand that I stop selling a house in West Sacramento. But that’s exactly what happened with this property. It wasn’t an easy sale to start with but very few are these days. The seller lived out of area and her family occupied the home. Her mom, daughter and son, and a few others. When I stopped by to shoot photos, the family was a bit uncooperative, and the daughter accused me of throwing her grandmother into the street. But the seller wanted me to sell the home, so sell the home I did.