sacramento real estate

What’s Up With Free Seller Rent Backs in Sacramento Real Estate?

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Free seller rent backs are common in today’s Sacramento housing market.

Given our strong seller’s market in Sacramento, many home buyers today are finding themselves closing escrow but not being able to move into their new homes due to the free seller rent backs. Part of the reason for the free seller rent backs is to induce the seller to accept an offer over another offer without the holdover possession. It’s also because many sellers are not moving up. At least not in my listing inventories.

Sellers are either a) a successor trustee or trustee of a trust; b) moving out of the area; c) selling an investment rental or d) buying a brand new home. They are not coming to me and asking to sell their home so they can buy a bigger, nicer home in a different neighborhood, which would be a normal Sacramento real estate market. But these are not normal times. We need to remind ourselves that much of what is happening today is NOT NORMAL. We can’t get complacent.

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3 Best Home Inspection Tips for Sellers in Sacramento

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These home inspection tips for sellers will help you to prepare.

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.

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The Grass is Not Greener on the Other Side for Sacramento Real Estate

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The grass is not greener on the other side during our spring housing market in Sacramento.

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.

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First Bloom in Land Park Sacramento Always Delights

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Julie Elizabeth rose is a peachy yellow with impressive blooms.

Year after year, the first bloom in Land Park never fails to engage the senses. One day the weather is drab, dull and rainy, and the next, all of a sudden, it’s spring-time and everything is in bloom. We’ve had so much rain earlier this year that builders are falling behind with new construction, but our flowers and vegetation are thriving. I notice this because we need to hire a full-time weeder now. The onion weeds are taking over the back gardens, and it’s not like I will do it. Our gardener won’t do it. Where does one find a professional weeder?

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How to Customize Sacramento Listings to Reach Targeted Buyers

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The Weintraub cats snoozing on a Sunday afternoon, Jackson, Tessa and Horatio.

To customize a Sacramento listing, especially to target certain buyers, you’ve got to know your audience. That’s the first rule of listing customization. When I walk into a home for a listing presentation, I pay close attention to the way the home is decorated and to the people who live in it. I am replacing the people who live in it with new people. And for most practical purposes, the new people generally tend to share things in common with the existing homeowners. People who are alike gravitate toward certain products.

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