Wilton Real Estate
How much time should a Realtor spend meeting with clients? It depends. At the first meeting, I spend as much time as they need. That can be an hour to 4 or 5 hours on the first meeting. Time spent is based on the clients’ need to feel comfortable and confident in the person they are hiring. Sometimes clients need to spend more time getting to know their Realtor, especially at the first meeting.
I met the nicest people this weekend who had previously worked with our team. This was the first time we met. Together, we walked their piece of rural real estate. It was such an interesting piece of property. There were many beautiful oak trees. This amazing pomegranate tree was just covered with fruit. We picked some fruit together and sat in the shade looking onto the property. There were so many wild turkeys about, too. What a glorious afternoon.
The Code of Ethics in real estate practice is governed by the National Association of Realtors. We are members as Realtors. The articles contained within the code are so important. It always surprises me how these are not practiced by some real estate practitioners. Having a California Broker’s License does not mean that every licensed individual is always working within the parameters of honest and fair dealings.
To file a complaint requires time and effort. By the time the offender has closed escrow with you, often it is just so much paperwork many agents will not file. For the most part, the Sacramento Association of Realtors Grievance Committee and Pro Standards Committees are not kept very busy considering how many members we have. The horror stories I have heard over the 25 years in my practice makes me shake my head in frustration.
Super Saturdays Sacramento in real estate keep us running. My first apointment was to respond to a seller’s home as her oven wasn’t working. I checked the gfi’s and then breakers. Sure enough the home isnpector must have tripped it.
Then back to write the blog and complete two counters. I was busy setting up inspections and reading inspections, on other properties. I returned hundreds of emails and completed my hit list of action items.
I had several communications with current listings sellers always get an updates about the weeks activities. Very busy day. So productive with two new listings yesteday went lived. We took two more listings coming on next week.
Wilton fundraiser for mini therapy horses today, was a huge success. About 250 people attended a huge raffle including an awesome barbecue dinner. Mini horses are about 30 inches or smaller when full grown and very social animals. My friends Lisa and Ken started a program with Sutter and UC Davis hospitals to bring their mini therapy horses into hospitals.
The people in the hospitals have a big smile when these horses come into the hospitals. They live in a beautiful new barn custom built, located off Alta Mesa Rd. I sold them this rural property on 5 acres, a few years ago. It has been amazing to watch the property evolve into a paradise for people and horses.