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Zillow Listing Tool, Love It or Leave It

Zillow listing tool

Zillow listing tool, love it or leave it? Love it or leave it is a TV show on whether to fix up your property and keep it or fix it up to sell and leave it. When looking to “leave it” you might be looking at homes to purchase as well as looking into what is the current value of your home is once fully remodeled?

The question here is when remodeling your home can Zillow’s artificial intelligence give you an accurate value on your fully remodeled home? The answer, probably not yet, but maybe someday. An automated value, the Market Analysis Zillow does is based on averages and mean values per a Sacramento appraiser. Remember the mean formulas from college statistics course? I took that course at Sac City College a long time ago, lol. read more

Heatstroke In Sacramento

Heatstroke in Sacramento

Heatstroke in Sacramento is not uncommon when temps soar to 107 degrees. A Sacramento Realtor is often out showing property no matter what the temperatures are. Several listings have appointments only and that means I have to be there. On rural showings with horses, especially. Sellers always worry about their horses. Yesterday was a full day out working on the field appointments, so we were walking outdoors on ranches until 8:00 PM.

Two long days this week of working outside in that heat took its toll. Today I’m working indoors, though it has cooled off considerably. Keep hydrated and cool everyone as August 2019 has been a real scorcher so far. I’m definitely feeling a bit of heatstroke in Sacramento. I’m working on the computer marketing our listings over the weekend. There is always plenty to do. Our exclusive buyer’s agents are working all weekend holding open houses and showing properties. We have all the resources needed to offer great service to our clients, from within our team of talented professionals. read more

Ranches For Sale with Custom Gates, Higher Value?

Ranches For Sale

Ranches for sale with custom gates, higher value? Let’s have a discussion about this topic. We sell a lot of land and ranches as well as homes with small back yards and estate properties. All of these might have custom gated entries. Do first impressions matter with big price tags attached?

This topic had me looking through properties as we are getting ready to list a few country estates with custom gated entries. When you drive into a luxury estate property or a custom ranch the entry, of course, sets the stage. read more

Tuesday, Time To Celebrate If Buyers Sign Docs?

Time to Celebrate

Tuesday, time to celebrate If buyers sign docs? Whoa, slow down. So buyers signing loan documents to purchase a home and closing are two different things. Of course, many times closing escrow happens more often than not.

Ok, so what can happen to stop the recording and hold up a close of escrow? The buyer does a walkthrough of the property they are buying and guess what? If a property is a mess and the seller has removed items they were supposed to leave such as washer dryer and refrigerator, it may not close. This is just one scenario. A buyer only has to call escrow and say do not record and the entire process comes to a dead stop. read more

Inspiration For Writing A Blog 7 Days Per Week, Necessary?

Inspiration for writing a blog

Inspiration for writing a blog 7 days per week, necessary? Some days there are some very interesting occurrences that are really fun to write about. Some days it may not be fun at all.  A blog could be about an escrow with a very difficult agent, who made you want to pull your hair out. Sometimes frustration provides fuel for interesting dialogue and a great conversation online.

Some days there may not be an exciting topic at all, as nothing exciting comes to mind. As you write, the topic begins to bloom and the words just come.  A title and the photo are the key ingredients for your blog. Picking the right photo is part of the process. A great photo provides a visual cue that may help engage a reader. read more

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