first time home buyers
Exclusive Buyer’s agents and Pismo Beach, what do they have in common? Well for starters in this photo is our fabulous exclusive buyer’s agent, Josh Amolsch. Josh works with our buyers full time. He is always hunting for just the perfect home for our buyers, 7 days a week. Not only is he out in the field hunting up new business, additionally he calls his contacts and keeps in touch with his sphere of influence. He is committed to maintaining close relationships with his happy clients and providing ongoing quality support and service, long after the escrow closes.
In doing research about whether Millennial home buyers will buy more homes than Baby Boomers, I found an interesting article posted by Forbes. These numbers in the referenced paragraph below were a surprise to me, no doubt. I’m a believer in adapt to your circumstances and evolve with the times.
“Millennials will continue to make up the largest segment of buyers next year, accounting for 45% of mortgages, compared to 17% of Boomers and 37% of Gen Xers. While first-time buyers will struggle next year, older Millennial ‘move-up buyers’ will have more options in the mid-to upper-tier price point and will make up the majority of Millennials who close in 2019.
Do you know why Realtors prefer open houses on Sunday afternoons? Many Realtors who take new listings put them on the market on a Thursday afternoon. This gives us a few days to market the Sunday open house to ensure a high number of visitors on a Sunday. I signed a new listing today in Natomas and met our photographer there. Our plan is to roll the property out on Thursday and enter it into MLS that day. I have ordered a Coming Soon sign, which will also promote it, and I will market the open house online in several places.
Do you love farm life in Sacramento County? This time of year the fields remind this Sacramento Realtor of the green hills of Wales. I remember the sheep on the hillsides from a vacation there and the color of green was almost fluorescent.
Some people don’t know this about me, but I live in the rural south county area of Sacramento. The land and the trees here are so beautiful. There is nothing as pretty as the fruitless cherry trees in full pink blossom, all the way down my long driveway. There is a gorgeous canopy of large oak trees on the other side of the driveway, by the flowing creek. The brown fence blends into the landscape and feels so natural. Plus, my long driveway offers so much privacy.
Is it smart to look at homes outside your price range? At first blush, sometimes buyers think, oh, what can it hurt? Maybe the homes are overpriced and the owners will eventually lower the price to my price range? Or, maybe the seller is severally distressed and needs an immediate sale so she will take less.
Looking at homes outside your price range is likely to do one of three things. All three of them can be damaging.
1) You may find yourself falling in love with a home that is so far out of your price range you’ll do practically anything, liquidate any asset, to possess it. When emotions run away with you, that’s how people often end up in financial trouble.