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Is Your Sacramento Realtor Like A Smart TV?

Your Sacramento Realtor

Is your Sacramento Realtor like a SMART TV? Well, a smart tv knows its job. You can ask it to respond to your requests. It will learn the things you like and suggest other items of interest. You can rely on your smart TV to offer you endless smart options when you ask questions. If you ask your TV to recommend comedy movies, up comes a list. Ask it to save you time by recording programs you enjoy and immediately your request is granted.

Does your Realtor know her job? Can she respond to your requests with competency? Does she learn the things you like in a home and does she suggest other qualities in a home that you might like? Can you ask your Realtor endless questions and she provides you smart answers? These very basic and necessary abilities are what’s expected of a smart TV, a robot and indeed of your Sacramento Realtor. read more

Should You Offer Airbnb lodging?

Airbnb lodging

Should you offer Airbnb lodging? Homeowners across the country have begun offering Airbnb lodging to travelers.  They’re bringing in a few extra dollars each week by renting out a guest house or even a room or two inside their homes. If you’ve considered getting a little help with monthly expenses by offering Airbnb accommodations, the first thing you should do is your homework.

Before offering Airbnb lodging, check the regulations: Check with the City or County to see if you’re going to be breaking any zoning regulations. Some Cities or Counties – and even some subdivisions – don’t allow rentals. Some don’t allow two unrelated parties to dwell on the same property. read more

Sellers Signing Escrow Papers With A Dog, My German Shepherd.

escrow papers with a dog

Seller signing escrow papers with a dog, my German Shepherd, at their side today was a sight to behold. This is not something I have ever done in over two decades of selling real estate. Well, there is a first for everything. I had booked an appointment today with the vet for my German Shepherd, Tangi at 9:45 AM with a quick chiropractor appointment for me after at 10: 00 AM. It is located 5 minutes from the vet’s office. What does all this have to do with a seller signing escrow papers with a dog? Well, everything. read more

Ways To Say Goodbye To A Home Buyer

Say goodbye to a buyer

An agent who needs to say goodbye to a home buyer when the relationship becomes strained might find that getting creative softens the blow. You don’t have to feel the need to punch them in the face, I’m speaking metaphorically of course.

To be fair, there are likely a certain number of buyers and sellers who feel like saying goodbye to their agents as well, and I’m thankful that doesn’t happen to me. Fortunately, there are easier ways to say goodbye to a home buyer rather than sprinkling the laxative powder into your buyer’s coffee before you go out to show property; just kidding, of course, I saw that in a movie. read more

Real Estate Contracts Using Digital Signatures Like DocuSign

Real Estate Contracts using digital signatures

Real estate contracts using digital signatures like DocuSign can be an excellent tool, or it can be a real pain. Yesterday was a prime example. We received a purchase contract on one of our listings in the morning. We sent it out for digital signatures. Our seller had signed it but evidently didn’t click on the finish button. This stalled the entire process. I contacted our seller, but he said he had completed the process and could not finish it. I logged on to DocuSign, and it was not complete. What to do? read more

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