Home Selling Sacramento
The 2021 fire season is a timely topic for our weekly blog post, written by our very own Josh Amolsch. Enjoy! — JaCi.
Growing up, I remember four distinct seasons in California: spring, summer, fall and winter. It doesn’t really seem like that any longer. The seasons now just kind of run together, so it is either cold or bloody hot. The Sacramento mega-region housing market seems to be taking cues from the global warming conversation, too. The 2021 fire season is likely going to be just a continuation of the 2020 fire season, 2019 fire season, and so on.
Ring doorbell in Rosemont area of Sacramento stops burglary, is a true story. We have a listing in Rosemont that is pending sale. The seller called me to say that her ring device saw a man walking up to the front door and them she observed him pulling on the Supra lockbox. We had no appointment this day and it seemed odd someone was there attempting to remove our lockbox.
The next thing I know I have a text from the seller that the man had gotten the lockbox off the front door and had beaten the supra lockbox with an axe. She called the police and they immediately responded and caught the man. The supra was destroyed in little pieces and the house entry key was missing.
Sacramento heat waves, staycations with swimming pools, the real question is fiberglass or gunite? Gunite pools, of course, take more time to install and ongoing maintenance depends on finishes like gunite or pebble tec. Fiberglass comes with prefab pools, so construction time is much less.
COVID-19 finds most of us staying at home, and a swimming pool would be fabulous entertainment. Here are some things to know: The pool companies are slammed; because many people want to enjoy some time in a pool, so fiberglass pools are growing in demand. Also, well water is very difficult for pools. Saltwater and fiberglass could be your answer. Of course, some will say “no way” to fiberglass. However, many reviews online from homeowners state they were delighted with the fiberglass pools.
I sold my house and need to move out in a week happens more often than you might think. This happens to people we sell homes for when we receive a cash offer with a 10-day close of escrow. Many times sellers will say no as they believe it is impossible to move out in a week.
The question is can two people empty out a house, clean it, hand over the keys and exit in fewer than 7 days? Most people feel moving in a month’s time is difficult. What’s interesting is that my friends recently moved out: lock, stock and barrel in a week. They planned out what they were going to keep, what they were going to sell, and what they would donate.
Are home sellers generous to buyers? Well, it depends on many factors. Buyers often come in trying to negotiate a good deal. Of course, that is understandable, but it can sometimes backfire. Some sellers are very attached to their homes. The dreams of their lives are often wrapped up in the story of the house and what their dreams were.
I recently worked with a couple, and some buyers didn’t understand my sellers’ process. Some agents asked me if I was trying to talk buyers out of buying the home? I said no, but I am following my seller’s instructions. These sellers had their home on the market before, and often the reasons people did not buy it were evident as the features are listed on MLS. For example, three bedrooms and two baths. So when the buyer’s agents say they didn’t make an offer as they needed four bedrooms and three bathrooms, clearly the MLS says a three-bedroom. This is when a seller’s generosity often goes out of the window.