For the past month, I’ve been noticing more and more Resist STAY LOUD billboards around Sacramento. Most of the time I’m paying attention to the stupid button on my steering wheel to answer the phone, which let me tell you is really hard to do when you’re turning the wheel to go around a corner. Then, the danged call button is upside down, and I can’t find it. So no matter how frustrated I might feel, it does warm the heart to glance up at the road again and notice in the sky the Resist STAY LOUD billboards.
Some of the conversations I’ve been having lately with buyer’s agents in Sacramento seem as bizarre as the actual weirdness of quantum entanglement. For those of you who haven’t spent much time pondering quantum entanglement, this is an instant thing that happens in the universe. No, I’m not talking about the life-on-a-blade-of-grass theory, derived from dropping acid in the ’60s; this is not that foo-foo stuff. This is science. It’s a real phenomenon.
It’s what happens when two particles mirror each other after an interaction. You’ve got this one particle, which could be a Sacramento buyer’s agent, and another particle, which could be, say, a San Diego buyer’s agent. These two agents meet and become entangled to the extent that if the Sacramento buyer’s agent skins her knee, the agent in San Diego feels the burn. You think this sounds like craziness, a movie plot, but it’s real.
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.
Some things you are better off not knowing. As a huge proponent of education, I often quote knowledge is power when explaining somewhat boring and mundane tidbits of information to my Sacramento real estate clients. I like to freely share my knowledge. After all, I’ve got 43 years in the real estate business, have sold who knows how many homes; probably thousands. If each sale doesn’t teach a Realtor something new, the Realtor is not paying attention to her transactions.
However, I wouldn’t want you to misconstrue what I mean. This is not like Trump blubbering crazy crap. I’m not saying science isn’t real or that Sandy Hook wasn’t a tragedy or that climate change isn’t happening, because all of those things are real. Too real to ignore, even though some idiots and elected officials believe otherwise. I’m saying sometimes there are things you are better off not knowing. The problem is you won’t know you shouldn’t know until you after you acquire the knowledge.
Although, the Bilby / Willard Parkway area in Elk Grove is one of the hottest neighborhoods in 95757, I’d like to introduce you to something even newer, a home in Franklin Crossing for sale. Unlike the other homes nearby that were built during the boom years of 2003 to 2005, this home in Franklin Crossing was built in 2014. That makes it three years new.
When you think about major components having a life span of 15 to 20 years, it means buying a home that was built in 2003 could need repairs shortly, but that’s unlikely with a 3-year-new home. You’ve got a long ways to go before you’ll have to think about replacing the HVAC or buying a new range.