Home Buying and Selling in Sacramento

Home Buyers Need to Sign Loan Documents

Home Buyers need To Sign Loan Documents

Lately, when home buyers need to sign loan documents, this action has become an all too familiar problem. When buyers write an offer to purchase a home, shouldn’t somebody explain that they need to be available to sign loan documents? How about asking a simple question such as are you leaving town in the next 30 days? How about a friendly reminder such as you need to make yourself available to sign your loan documents and disclosures during our 30-day escrow.

We had an escrow ready to close, and I was informed by the buyer’s agent, on the day of signing (no less), that the buyer had to leave the state for a work conference and would have to sign the following week. This is nuts. read more

Home Buyers Need to Sign Loan Documents

Get a Real Estate License To Buy A home

Real Estate License

This post below, A Real Estate License Won’t Help You to Buy a Home was written in 2012 by my partner Elizabeth Weintraub and is still very relative today. Because the market is strong, every Tom, Dick and Harry wants to get a real estate license. Enjoy.

Some people in California think it’s a good idea to get a real estate license just in case they ever want to buy a home in Sacramento. Because if you have a real estate license, then you can collect a commission, which is reflected as a percentage amount of the sales price. All commissions are negotiable and generally paid by the listing broker to the selling broker, so while you might think this could amount to a lot of money, it’s generally not by the time it reaches the buyer’s agent pocket. Not in the overall scheme of things. read more

Get a Real Estate License To Buy A home

What It’s Like to Be a Sacramento Home Buyer’s Realtor

to Be a Sacramento Home Buyer's Realtor

To be a successful Sacramento home buyer’s Realtor is a very important job. Because many agents sell homes, it does not mean they are excellent at their job. Selling homes takes two agents: a listing agent and a buyer’s agent. Often the stronger agent will get the job done for both sides. How can a seller’s agent help a buyer’s agent? Great question.  

As a listing agent, we make sure the time frames and contracts are completed, along with all the disclosures and reports. We can explain in detail how and why we are taking action. We make sure we have a 100% complete file and stellar record of all communications. Even if the buyer’s agent doesn’t know what she or he is doing, we will get the transaction completed, regardless. They can’t miss an important milestone, as we won’t let them.   read more

What It’s Like to Be a Sacramento Home Buyer’s Realtor

November 2019 Sacramento Fall Home Sales

Sacramento fall home sales

Our November 2019 Sacramento fall home sales is an interesting time. The article below in italics, “Welcome to the Sacramento Fall Home Selling Market,” was written in 2012 by my partner, Elizabeth Weintraub. So, let’s now look at current interpretation of current market trends in 2019 and you will see how similar they are to conditions in 2012. It’s uncanny. 

Our November weather has been many warm sunny days, high 70s and even a few 80 degree days. This has extended the fall selling season as it is busy right now and we are fast approaching Thanksgiving.  read more

November 2019 Sacramento Fall Home Sales

A Creative Sink For A Sacramento Remodel

A Creative Sink For A Sacramento Remodel

A creative sink for a Sacramento remodel is an understatement. A client vacationing in Europe took this photo today while in Naples. It was in a restroom based inside a coffee shop. I love coffee so much and this would be such a fun idea, one that I would seriously consider. I think our Sacramento real estate team Instagram page would benefit from this idea to share.

If you are thinking of remodeling and replacing that tired old bathroom sink, this would certainly be a conversation piece. I’m sure your house guests would all have interesting comments and probably even wash their hands more often. read more

A Creative Sink For A Sacramento Remodel

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