What a busy week of highlights for a Sacramento Realtor. Have you ever wondered what a top producer does all week? Well, I managed to take two new listings and sell them, with all that entails. Fast strategies, professional photos, tweaking, uploading, writing, managing and publishing last Wednesday. That included promoting both listings at my midtown Lyon Real Estate office meeting and obtaining preview comments from touring agents. Which of course I passed on to my respective sellers.
There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes for a listing agent. Answering buyer calls, calling buyer’s agents, discussing the property, details, providing suggestions for offers. On Wednesday, for example, I worked from 7 AM to 8 PM; until taking off for Ella Dining Room and Bar for Valentine’s Day with my husband. Our main course arrived on plates reeking of bleach. The bleach smell was enormous. We both noticed it. When we brought this to the attention of the waiter, we were told perhaps we were unaccustomed to the smell of truffles.
People tend to believe that all agents are the same, but the owner of 4800 Westlake Parkway knows better. She bought this condo in Natomas from my team member, Barbara Dow. So when it came time to sell, she listed with Elizabeth Weintraub. That’s because I take the listings for the team. I am a listing specialist. My team members are exclusive buyer’s agents. This is how I predict real estate will be in the future. Agents will pick a specialty and not try to do dual agency nor work both sides of the street.
The way I see it, the problem with Sacramento home buyers who offer less than list price is it’s often a case of the blind leading the blind. I’m sorry, there is just no other way to say it. You’ve got buyers who have probably never bought a home in their lives trying to figure out how much to pay. And you’ve got a buyer’s agent who probably doesn’t sell very many homes. The agent most likely has had little, if any, training about appraising a home.
Often, these are buyers who offer less than list price because they saw an HGTV show. In those mythical fairy tales, buyers are always offering less than the amount the seller asks. Talk about overly generalized. We have a Sacramento sellers market, which means sellers can hold out for and will get list price. Very few homes for sale, high demand, hello?
Mostly all renters turn into difficult tenants when selling a home. It’s just a matter of degree. Why wouldn’t it be? Tenants do not want to move against their will and they worry the rent will go up if they stay. None of that makes them cooperative when selling Sacramento rental homes. In fact, difficult tenants can blow a sale or make it even harder to sell a home in the first place.
They are intimately intertwined with their living space. Sometimes, and you might find this hard to believe, they forget that they do not own the home. After all, if they’ve lived there a long time, it starts to feel like it’s their house. Not the owner’s. Especially if they have an axe to grind or something. Like, maybe they asked for certain items to be repaired or replaced and felt ignored. Perhaps they believe the landlord did not give their requests priority. Payback is a bitch. They don’t mean to sabotage the sale, oh my goodness, no, but they just can’t help themselves.
Here is the 3 bedroom Sacramento Pocket condo you’ve been waiting for. The HOA dues are affordable and you get a community swimming pool and clubhouse. This is the Roundtree Association, just south of Gloria Drive off of Florin. The dues are $255 per month. Plus, you’ll find easy access to freeways and to downtown Sacramento, which means you will love the location. It’s one of the communities that always looks so tidy and well kept. A place you would be proud to live.
This Sacramento Pocket condo is a two-story, with all of the bedrooms on the second floor. It’s laid out more like a townhome than a condo, with a front door and a back door. There is also an enclosed patio in the front and a back enclosed patio, so you get a little bit of the outdoor environment.