Carmichael Pool Home
These successor trustee sellers did not know which agent to hire but they knew they wanted an experienced Sacramento Realtor. So, they went to a referral service that refers top producers in exchange for a piece of the action from the agent. This particular company sends seller’s information to a bunch of top producers and they let the agents fight it out to get the business.
As a top listing agent in Sacramento, I charge more than just about any other agent, because I’ve never lowered my commission from 40 years ago. It’s been the same amount. However, I am also confident I am worth the standard commission rate and so are my clients. They know better than to shop for an agent based on commission. We all charge about the same anyway; and they wanted the very best.
Finally, the pool home in Shelfield Estates I’ve been working on is ready for the market. We just went “live” in MLS last night around midnight. Such a tremendous property, and I’m very excited, thrilled actually, that the sellers chose me to market this home. It is a successor trustee sale, as many of my listings seem to be lately. My hope is a buyer will love the home as much as I do. It’s so much easier for a listing agent to market properties when the agent feels passionate about the home as well!
What makes this home unique, apart from the fabulous price for this neighborhood, is the fact it’s a Mid Century home with many original features. Of course, we know some buyers will rip all of that out, but others love the purity of the style. It’s a single-level, with parquet floors off a ceramic entry.
This Carmichael pool home in Shelfield Estates is superbly oriented in a wonderful location, nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac. Shelfield Estates is a sought-after neighborhood in Carmichael, made up of mostly larger sprawling estates with many trees.
The formal living room above features built-in shelves and a rock fireplace. Across the entry way, you can view the separate formal dining room with grass cloth walls.
Look at this beautiful all-white kitchen. I suspect somewhere along the line the cabinets were upgraded or recovered, and some of the appliances are somewhat newer. Wow, a double oven! It features an open floor plan with a family room / kitchen combo, sort of a great room concept.
Will you want to remodel the kitchen at some point? Most likely, knowing tastes today and, if you do, you can budget for that remodel when you buy this house. With a Guild Mortgage renovation loan, you can roll your remodeling monies into one purchase-money mortgage, easy-peasy and it can close in 30 days.
The family room has wood walls that the only way I think to describe them is hammered. As though a combination of hammer and wood chipper made those walls. Do you like the beam ceiling, Roman brick fireplace, not to mention the beautiful view outside of the pool? There is also a wonderful view of the pool from the enormous master suite.
Check out the gorgeous back yard of this Carmichael pool home in Shelfield Estates. So private, too! The yard is almost 1/3 of an acre, and the square footage, according to the Sacramento County Assessor is 2,342.
You will find four bedrooms and 3 baths, a great layout. Other homes in this neighborhood are selling over $750K, but this home has been discounted to allow for the improvements a buyer may wish to make. Remember the adage in real estate: location, location, location! You can remodel a kitchen or bath but you can’t change location.
Don’t take my word for it. Come see for yourself at our open house on Sunday, December 2, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Or, check out the virtual tour.
2023 Lux Court, Carmichael, CA 95608, is offered exclusively by Elizabeth Weintraub and Lyon Real Estate at $674,950. Call Elizabeth for more information or a private showing at 916.233.6759.
The information in this advertisement, including, but not limited to, square footage and/or acreage, has been provided by various sources which may include the Seller, the Multiple Listing Service or other sources. Lyon Real Estate has not and will not investigate or verify the accuracy of this information. Prospective buyers are advised to conduct their own investigation of the Property and this advertised information utilizing appropriate professionals before purchasing this Property.
My team members and I fell in love with this home in Carmichael on Del Dayo Drive. It is an absolutely beautiful and stunning home. Not only that, but the sellers invested quite a bit of money in new luxury vinyl plank flooring in the master suite and entire lower level. We tried to repair the granite island counter that had been stained. At the last minute, the handyman was afraid to touch it and opted out of that repair. Since it was time to go on the market, we could not wait any longer.
My solution for that was to send the buyer to Kitchen Design Center inside Filco and let them choose a new counter top, which the seller would pay for. We obtained a bid from Kitchen Design and uploaded that bid to MLS, in full disclosure. At this point, the sellers were excited and happy to turn over the home to a new buyer. But 4 weeks passed without an offer. Also, many buyers complained about the house.
What is not to love in a gorgeous setting of .40 acres, lush vegetation, terraced landscaping, with a beautiful pool? The home in Carmichael featured 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, with more than 5,000 square feet. It is one of the rare 1958-built homes in the Del Dayo neighborhood. We all expected that the home would promptly sell.
Although clearly noted in MLS and shown in the high-definition photos, buyers complained about the multiple levels in the home. Almost every single buyer either did not want multiple levels. Another good number of buyers felt the second master suite in the lower level was too small. Not on par with the master on the main level.
A few buyers said the home in Carmichael was too big for them, period. Way too much space.
As a result, we reset the days on market by signing a new listing at a new price. Within 7 days, bingo! We were in pending status.
There were a few glitches toward the end but nothing we could not resolve. Due to a snafu with the buyer’s lender, we could not close on our anticipated closing date of Friday. To facilitate a concurrent closing on Monday, the buyer dumped her lender, paid cash, and helped the sellers pay an unexpected hotel bill. We closed yesterday.
1661 Del Dayo Drive, Carmichael, CA 95608, sold for $1,200,000 on August 6, 2018. For more information, call the listing agent Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759.
When I first spoke with the seller of this home in Del Dayo, I was working from our house in Hawaii. While I had her on the phone, I pulled up the previous photos in MLS to discuss. While the home was in OK condition when she bought it, there were a few things that the seller needed to change to attract today’s buyers. I gave her a list of those improvements and then introduced her to my preferred home stager. It was better for her to have an expert stager at the house giving her sage advice as well.
During the consultation appointment, the seller called me to discuss various types of flooring, and made sure we’re all on the same page. It wasn’t a big home improvement project and targeted only a few key areas. But the improvements were essential to maximizing value.
Given our state of market, and the fact we had a bit of time, we elected to start at an aggressive price. However, we were unable to complete the countertop repairs and the clock kept ticking. Now we could not go on the market until June. Our spring market was crazy but, beginning in May, it was not unusual to see more price reductions happening. The shift started about then, yet it is still a good market for sellers.
The seller asked to kick it up a notch, so we adjusted the price. Seems the biggest objection buyers had about this home in Del Dayo was due to the fact 1) many of the buyers were older and 2) preferred a single level. I don’t know really why they were looking at a tri-level when they wanted to buy a single level except that many of the potential buyers seemed to be older. Perhaps because the price was over $1.2 million. Not a lot of first-time home buyers in that price range. Still, they can see that the home is three levels, but maybe the beauty of the home was too overwhelming.
It is a gorgeous home. So modern, open and spacious. I can see people becoming so comfortable on the main level that they forget about the lower level multi-generational quarters, as well as the upper level with even more bedrooms. Because every amenity an owner needs is on the main level. Our buyers came to tour the home during an open house. They’ve been back to view the home 3 or 4 more times before making their offer. They wanted to be certain this is the home. And this is the home.
1661 Del Dayo Drive, Carmichael, CA 95608 is presently pending. If you have a home in Carmichael or anywhere else in the Sacramento Valley, please call me. I can sell your home, too. Elizabeth Weintraub, 916.233.6759.
Before I talk about our not quite the fourth of July open houses for this year, please note the lovely photo of Compass Box The Circus Blended Scotch Whiskey. This was my dessert after dinner at Canon in East Sacramento on Thursday for my non-retirement birthday. I imagine it wasn’t cheap but I wouldn’t know since my husband treated. This is a limited edition, fewer than 2,500 bottles released in 2016.
He also gave me a Series 3 Apple Watch, which means I can now wander away from my phone, far, far away, because the new watches run on cell coverage. I suppose you have to be careful if you wear one of those into a medical marijuana dispensary because you’re probably not supposed to. Not that I have any first hand experience, mind you, just putting out my public notice to everybody.
Today we have three not quite the fourth of July open houses. I imagine next weekend many people will go out of town this year. Take Wednesday off, throw in a Thursday and Friday and call it 5-day weekend. It was a toss up to figure out which weekend was better for our not quite the fourth of July open houses.
16 Lake Katerina Ct, Sacramento, CA 95834 offered at $485,000. Built in 2017, only a transfer makes this beautiful home available. Hickory floors, plenty of premium upgrades, 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Great Natomas Central location, Westshore. Hosted by the invincible Josh Amolsch from the Elizabeth Weintraub Team, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
3804 Los Cerros Place, Davis, CA 95618, offered at $1,145,000 in Lake Alhambra Estates. Over $200K invested in the yard with an outdoor kitchen, flagstone perimeter, custom benches, waterfalls and a gorgeous pool. Wood floors throughout, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, over 3,500 sq. ft. Hosted by the amazing Amy McMullan from the Elizabeth Weintraub Team, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
1661 Del Dayo Drive, Carmichael, CA 95608, offered at $1,250,000. Exclusive neighborhood in Del Dayo. Tri-level with 5 to 6 bedrooms, 5 baths and over 5,000 square feet. Hardwood, ceramic and luxury vinyl plank flooring. Beautiful terraced yard with lush gardens and pool. Outdoor kitchen. Hosted by the Incredible Barbara Dow from the Elizabeth Weintraub Team, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.