Best Sacramento Real Estate Agent
Is lot size correct on your home? This is an interesting question. Recently on a listing, the county tax agency reported on their public site, a lot size of well over an acre. As Realtors, we are not supposed to do investigation on a property at the county. An investigation is the responsibility of the buyer or seller, depending on circumstances.
Agents help facilitate inspectors but we have no qualifications to be an expert at interpreting county records. Another risk an agent takes is you deal with one person at the counter who says one thing; but, if you report this information to your client and later they find out it was incorrect, it could be an issue. The legal departments at our brokerage cringe over stuff like this.
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.
The Sacramento County Housing Report for January 2020 includes Sacramento County single-family homes. No other criteria are included in this particular report so that we can get a broad understanding of what is happening in our area. If you want to get updates for a specific area, even down to a ZIP code or multiple ZIP codes, or multi-family properties or land, sign up for Sacramento Home Sale Reports by ZIP Code.
One of the most important metrics in the Sacramento County Housing Report for January 2020 is that single-family homes are selling faster. The graph below shows 39 days is the average time on the market. Homes are selling close to the seller’s asking price. The green line below shows homes are selling at 98% of asking price, which is also higher than they were in January 2019. Are you writing offers? Are they in line with what sellers are asking?
Yes, real estate agents remain independent contractors in the 2019 legislation report from the Sacramento Association of Realtors. This is important to the many who want to remain as a business owner and not an employee of a brokerage. Below is a partial excerpt from SAR, Sacramento Association Of Realtors, report.
This new law follows the Dynamex ruling and puts the ABC test that came out of that case into state law by classifying several types of independent contractors as employees. AB 5 allows real estate agents to be treated as independent contractors under the Business & Professions Code section § 10032 as long as they meet three conditions, 1) hold a real estate license; 2) substantially all of their remunerations is directly related to sales or other output rather than to the number of hours worked, and 3) the parties have a written contract stating that the individual will not be treated as an employee with respect to those services.
A homebuyer can kiss his earnest money deposit goodbye. You may ask, How can a home buyer kiss her money goodbye? The excerpt below in italics is from a blog Elizabeth wrote several years ago. It still holds today. It got me to thinking about a tricky technicality in this deposit forfeiture that you may find interesting.
I represented two buyers on a short sale in Roseville. She and her fiance bought it together. The listing agent was someone who said he was the #1 short sale agent in Sacramento, but, of course, we all know that title was well deserved and earned by the one and only, Elizabeth Weintraub. Well, the couple broke up. Mister buyer went packing, and he had not been removed from the contract, nor did the listing agent ever request it. Should I have removed him, probably, but I knew these two, and they broke up and went back together regularly.