The seller of this Del Paso Manor home has lived there for 22 years. This is a 1950 Lusk home, and you can see the small detailing that builders no longer do. Things like an angled corner in the hallway to make it easier to navigate mattresses around the corner, and slightly angled walls near the entrances to the bedrooms.
There is great pride of ownership evident. This is not a flipper. When a person loves his Del Paso Manor home, it shows. Sellers like this tend to take impeccable care and stick to maintenance schedules like clockwork.
Some of the reasons I would write about home inspection tips for sellers in Sacramento are to a) help out the real estate reader who visits my website, and to b) supply timely information for other agents, but it’s also to c) provide a link to content that I can send to my own sellers. Triple duty blogs, I call them, that keep on providing information and tips to Sacramento sellers long after they are published. Hey, it’s not like I’m leaking classified information to the Russians like some idiot we wish we did not have to hear about.
All of my new listings are following a pattern in Sacramento real estate. It seems that I list 2 or 3 homes a week, put them on the market on Friday and by the following week we are pending, generally with multiple offers. It’s been this way all year. Can’t keep anything in inventory anymore, but then I do so much of my work upfront that buyers can’t help but want to buy my new listings. Everything is turnkey and ready to go.
This week’s new listings are in West Sacramento and Del Paso Manor, two completely different types of neighborhoods and homes, except for the fact each is remodeled. The home in West Sacramento was built in 2002, features 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, and a breathtakingly beautiful back yard. I kid you not. The sellers have spent a fortune on landscaping. It features a raised deck and spa, plus a pond and waterfall.
Word on the street is agents need to tell their Sacramento home buyers in escrow to stay there because the grass is not greener on the other side. It’s not going to get any easier to buy a home if they cancel an existing escrow, it will be worse. The main problem is too many buyers and not enough listings. If a buyer is working with an experienced Realtor, that buyer can expect to buy a home the first or second go around if they listen to their agent. If they try to go it alone and don’t follow an expert’s advice, they won’t get a home. Simple as that.
Seemed fitting to check out brunch at the Jungle Bird on Sunday, especially since the Selland’s Market Cafe on Broadway is not open for brunch until the end of the month. Besides, I, loving all things Polynesian and being a natural island hopper, who really can’t get enough of tiki kitsch, have been meaning to stop by Jungle Bird. As much as they try, for me it just wasn’t tiki enough. Where are the bubbling waterfalls? Cries of seabirds? Sand? But it’s tiki enough for Sacramento.