Valentine’s Day in Sacramento real estate, $weet for $ellers or buyers? February is a month when we think about Valentine’s Day. Typically, we see sellers preparing to put homes on the upcoming spring market. Buyers are generally slower to start a re-entry in the home buying search. After reading the January 2020 Sacramento Housing Report, the buyers are out home shopping in full force. They are rapidly buying up the available inventory of homes. Many sellers are receiving multiple offers, and selling very close to list price or over list price, across the board.
What do Groundhog Day and Superbowl share in 2020? Groundhog Day this year also coincides with the Superbowl. This is only the second time Super Bowl Sunday has fallen on Feb. 2. The last time was in 2014. On that day, Phil saw his shadow, and the Seattle Seahawks routed the Denver Broncos, 43-8. Phil’s prediction for six more weeks of winter that year was spot on, as brutally cold and snowy weather lasted well into March.
— The Washington Post
Groundhog day always reminds me of Punxsutawney Phil and the movie with Bill Murray. Waking up with the same thing happening to you each day might sound fun at first as you could live out any scenario and never hurt yourself permanently. The limitation is, of course, how do you build longstanding relationships or make a difference in your world?
Is Martin Luther King Day a Realtor holiday? This day began like any other day, hustle and bustle. We have a new Carmichael listing coming soon and we were busy getting the agreement signed. There are some legal overlays, so an attorney had to review. Both sellers have to sign it. We should be in MLS on market status by Friday. What a beautiful property, and be sure to read that post in a Coming Soon listing blog promotion. We should have photos next week.
Also, we received an offer on our Oak Park listing on 48th today, so we responded right away with a seller counter offer. Our escrows needed updating as they are in process. With appraisals due next week, we have our handyman getting them ready with smoke detectors and CO2 detectors.
Making holiday cookies on Christmas Eve 2019. My task for tonight is to get the ever so special Dot’s Fruit-Cookie dough ready. No, these are not just any ordinary cookies. The recipe is 3 generations old. I managed to get it from my mother in law, over 20 years ago. Her name was Dot, short for Dorothy. She giggled as she told me the story of when her friends asked her to share her mother’s recipe. She said she always left a little something out of her recipe. Her friends said Dot’s cookies were the best, that they just never tasted as good as hers. They never knew she had given them an incomplete recipe.
With only one day left before Christmas 2019, are you ready? Today was a crazy day. One client signing at the title company and we put a probate listing into escrow with 8 offers. Then in between our real estate duties, we needed to pick up deliveries at the office. Next, a trip to Bed, Bath and Beyond for a few last-minute gifts on Santa’s list. Now the baking marathon begins at 0800 so a trip to the grocery store. Yes, I had my list and I was checking it twice, lol. I also grabbed a few gift cards for those hard to shop for folks.