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Market cycles in Sacramento real estate can be confusing to new buyers entering the Sacramento market. Homes fly off the shelves in some areas, and other areas may take a while. Take the condos in Alicante Villas for instance. The days on market for past closed sales in this complex are higher than the days on market for single family residences in the area.
What can buyers do to increase odds in their favor? Buyers need only do one thing, just conform to the market cycles. When your agent completes a market analysis on sales in an area you want to live, if homes are selling over list, offer over list. Buyers, whatever the trends, strike quick and aim to win every time you sign an offer.
How networking sells homes outside of MLS. This is an article written by Elizabeth for another website. It is an important topic. There are many marketing actions that sell homes besides just putting a listing into mls. Enjoy as it is a good read.
— JaCi Wallace
When I analyze my last year’s sales — in particular my listings — in about 80% of the cases, I can say the homes were pursued because I networked with the selling agent. I talk about my listings to every agent I meet. After showings, I call the agents to find out what their buyers thought, and I give them suggestions, overcome negatives and encourage them to write an offer.
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.
Agents writing offers that don’t cut the mustard seems to be the norm lately. What the buying public doesn’t know, all agents do not know what they are doing. Often when a buyer’s agent writes a very poor quality offer, the buyer thinks it is a good offer. She doesn’t understand when the offer is rejected. Why? Because her agent told her it was a great offer. When they lose, it is sour grapes. the listing agent is the scape-goat to blame. Listing Agent must have double-ended it? Not so. They had an agent friend who they let win? Not so. The simple truth, the buyer’s agent failed to write the highest and best offer.
Since 2014, July 25 is the National Wine and Cheese Day Celebration! There are many places that take advantage of this holiday to provide opportunities for the public to taste and or purchase various varieties and pairings of wine and cheese. This morning, news stations were featuring different restaurants and clubs that are having such gatherings.
Many wine and/or cheese connoisseurs plan parties on this day, to invite friends into their homes to share their knowledge and to partake in some rare and tasty combinations. I have several such friends and clients that have invited me to celebrate the day; however, there is no rest for the market, and I had to decline. I love my friends and loyal clients who keep me in mind when having celebrations and I try as hard as possible to attend when I am able. Many of my clients have become dear friends over the years and I feel very blessed.