fixer homes sacramento
Although I am pretty much against reviewing offers on a future date when selling a home in Sacramento, there are circumstances when it makes sense. Sometimes I see listings that read “we will look at all offers next Friday.” Then Friday comes and goes and there are no offers. Now everybody knows that seller’s angle. They have the seller’s number. Exposed hand dealt. And sellers might pay for that arrogance.
The other drawback to reviewing offers on a future date is the fact sellers will eliminate buyers from trying to buy their home. From the seller’s point of view, if a buyer is interested, it doesn’t matter. But that’s because sellers often try to judge the situation from a seller’s point of view instead of a buyer’s point of view. They say to themselves, “well, if I were a buyer, I wouldn’t care.” But they don’t know that to be fact. They simply wish it to be fact.
The seller of this fixer home in East Sacramento had asked me what kind of things a buyer might ask him to fix and what could go wrong with a sale. This guy lives on the other side of the country and has been through a devastating situation. Imagine just about the worst thing that could happen to a person, and it happened to him, twice. On top of which, he later had to undergo emergency surgery in the middle of escrow, which will take a long time for recovery. He is still not out of the woods by a long shot, yet he exhibits incredible strength.
As a veteran Sacramento Realtor, I’ve sold real estate for decades without encountering the peculiar subset specialty of selling fixer homes in Sacramento. But the market crash and all of the short sales / foreclosures from 2005 to 2011 took care of that situation without any deliberate effort on my part. I just fell into the pool of selling fixer homes in Sacramento. At one point, I recall managing on average 75 escrows at one time, mostly all short sales. That was an insane period of time in my career, and let’s just say I didn’t get a lot of sleep. So glad those days are over.
Technically, when you get right down to it, the question about how does an AS IS sale work in Sacramento makes little sense because every sale is AS IS. But buyers don’t really understand that concept and many of their agents fail to grasp the verbiage, too. For example, many agents do not spend time perusing our purchase contracts. However, they should because our California Residential Purchase Agreement, paragraph 11, states the following:
11. CONDITION OF PROPERTY: Unless otherwise agreed in writing: (i) the Property is sold (a) “AS-IS” in its PRESENT physical condition as of the date of Acceptance and (b) subject to Buyer’s Investigation rights; (ii) the Property, including pool, spa, landscaping and grounds, is to be maintained in substantially the same condition as on the date of Acceptance; and (iii) all debris and personal property not included in the sale shall be removed by Close Of Escrow.
If you’re looking for a fixer home in Rancho Cordova, look no further. This new listing came on the market yesterday morning and it’s already generating a lot of excitement. This fixer home is located about halfway between Sunrise and Folsom off of Zinfandel. Nice neighborhood. I sold a lot of homes in this neighborhood during the market crash years in Sacramento. Now, the neighborhood is showing pride of ownership and people have equity again.
You can definitely see the possibilities when you walk through this home. It’s a popular model that features a remote living room right off the entry way with a brick fireplace at the far end and a steeple ceiling. It could use new carpeting and new vinyl, although the trend today in flooring tends to favor wood floors or wood-like laminates.