Buying Sacramento Home
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.
It takes a village to close a Sacramento escrow is a blog previously written by Elizabeth Weintraub. I have included an excerpt in italics below as this is a broad stroke topic that deserves more dialogue.
Before the escrow begins we have the title officer order a Preliminary Title Report. We order the natural hazard report. Next, our pest and roof report. To sell a home as-is, for me, if the reports are upfront, then they know what they are buying. I’ve always practiced real estate this way for 25 years and it has never been a problem. Let me say though that this is not the only way to practice. Some agents order no reports and, in fact, do not want to know anything and that is just as correct. It’s all a matter of the path you feel confident using.
Agent confidential remarks in Sacramento MLS is the best-kept secret because many agents do not read them. Why do you ask? Well, the idea is the comments are not for public viewing. They might consist of an alarm code, information about offer submission, whether someone died in the property, and so on. Metrolist only lets agents put marketing comments in the MLS for the general public. We cannot insert disclosure comments or title company information and, of course, tenant information is not on public display.
Negotiating as a for sale by owner seller: FSBO Tips is an article written by Elizabeth for another publication. For sale by owners have the same challenges today as they did a decade ago or even two decades ago. It is not EZ no matter what the internet says. How can a person be an expert at something they have done one or two times? Our team has sold about 1500 homes now that expertise you can count on. Enjoy.
— JaCi Wallace
Selling your home by yourself can be a lengthy and time-consuming process. However, the real joy doesn’t set in until a buyer decides to make an offer. Because that’s when strong negotiating can pay off in spades.
How to increase buyer traffic, was an article published on another website by Elizabeth several years ago. This sage information many Realtors miss the mark on. To sell a house, you have to show it first. Enjoy the read.
— JaCi Wallace
Home marketing and advertising should have one common goal. Contrary to popular belief, that goal is NOT to sell your home. The goal is to get a buyer interested enough to LOOK at your home.
The premise is simple. If you can’t get buyers in the door, you aren’t going to get an offer. So, everything you do should focus on getting buyers to call you for an appointment or call your agent for a showing.