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The true cost of waiting to buy a home in Sacramento, as written by our fantastic lender, Dan Tharp, with Guild Mortgage., Enjoy. — JaCi Wallace.
I know shopping for a home today is hard work and very frustrating at times. Inventory is low, and demand is high – It may take many offers, and a few tension-filled bidding sessions, before you land that home. Buyers can quickly get discouraged and say, “I am tired of this. I am just going sign a new rental lease instead and try this again in 6 months to a year”.
I sold my house and need to move out in a week happens more often than you might think. This happens to people we sell homes for when we receive a cash offer with a 10-day close of escrow. Many times sellers will say no as they believe it is impossible to move out in a week.
The question is can two people empty out a house, clean it, hand over the keys and exit in fewer than 7 days? Most people feel moving in a month’s time is difficult. What’s interesting is that my friends recently moved out: lock, stock and barrel in a week. They planned out what they were going to keep, what they were going to sell, and what they would donate.
Real estate work during Covid19 requires patience as everyone is impacted on some level. Though real estate has been named as an essential service along with construction, don’t kid yourself it is not back to normal by a long shot. The scheduling of repairs is often booked weeks out. In many cases, as there have been layoffs in various businesses, a shortage of the workforce can mean delays. This week has been about working longer days. Whatever it takes we are putting in the extra time and effort.
Identity theft in Sacramento real estate is not something I have given much thought to until recently. It happens to other people but not to me or so I thought. Saturday, I received a few emails from agents out of state in Pennsylvania who said they received offers from me and were they real? I said, please forward it to me. The identity theft imposter was using an email very closely resembling my email, with just a few extra letters. Here the rub, I can only sell real estate in California as I don’t have a license in another state.
Chairmans Club is a RE/MAX milestone award for a top Sacramento Realtor Team. This award was accepted for our team, Weintraub & Wallace, by Josh Amolsch. This was a year of hard work for all of us and, of course, change. At our international conference this week, the message clearly heard was to “embrace change.” Our team lives that message in all we do, each day.
Everyone contributed to our success over the last year. Without our group of dedicated agents, our wonderful assistant Adina, and our fantastic service providers, this award would not have been possible. It means so much to receive an award celebrating our teamwork. We are a group that helps each other in all we do. It is equally important to us that our clients are always very well taken care of. Our fiduciary duty is to put our client’s needs before our own.