carmichael real estate agent
When these sellers called to ask whether I would prepare a Carmichael Realtors CMA of their home, they were very upfront that they were interviewing other agents. They asked me if I knew one of the agents, said they see this agent’s signs up and down the road, but I didn’t. All together, I figure they talked with at least 3 other area specialists who primarily sell only in Carmichael. I sell a lot of homes in Carmichael, but I don’t focus all of my energies in Carmichael. I sell in a four-county area, which means I have to carefully scrutinize each aspect of every single sale to stay right on the mark.
One of the services I offer my sellers of homes in Carmichael and other communities throughout Sacramento is my tips for fixing up the home prior to sale. I make sure the types of improvements or repairs I suggest are things that will return 100% or more, because otherwise they don’t make financial sense. The things I suggest are often dependent on not only market conditions such as whether it’s a hot seller’s market or a buyer’s market, but also it’s based on the condition of the home.
Whose problem is it when a Chase FHA short sale takes more than a year to close escrow? I get so many calls from home buyers wondering why is that Carmichael short sale still for sale month after month, and I feel like telling them to go look in the mirror. Yet, this home I only sold 3 times, so that’s about right, on average it works out to about 4 months for each buyer. I am one of the few agents in Sacramento who will handle a short sale, which is why I have sold more short sales than anybody over the past 10 years.
The reason I am writing this blog is so I can email it to buyer’s agents who call me with the question: What’s going on with that Carmichael short sale? Because it’s too convoluted and crazy to talk about otherwise. Yup, I also wanna see what happened in black-and-white myself because I can’t quite believe it myself. The good news is this home is now available to buy as a short sale in Carmichael, soon as as we get the cancellation from the buyers.
Our first set of buyers for this Carmichael short sale were just “practice” buyers. Not really willing to wait out the short sale process for an FHA short sale, which is like the horror of all horrible short sales, even though they promised. Next. My team and I fought and escalated and argued and got the trustee’s sale postponed. New buyers entered the picture, investors, represented by their agent mom. Submitted offer, which clearly stated mom represented the buyers. Many lenders allow that relationship.
My seller found me online when he searched for a Carmichael real estate agent. He chose me among the sea of other agents in Carmichael for the same reason many people who don’t know me do. They like my eyes, which communicate that I will be honest and compassionate with them. My mother used to claim my eyes gave me away. She could always tell if I was stretching the truth.
Like I had little red flags in my eyeballs that popped up to annoy her. Yes, I ate all of that horribly awful Cream of Wheat; are you happy now that you have poisoned me? Gag me, gag me with a spoon. Why is the dog licking his lips? I dunno.