Home Selling Sacramento

As-Is Sales Subject To The Probate Code

As-Is Sales Subject To The Probate Code

As-is subject to the probate code is what many buyers agents forget when they write offers. We always put this into the agent confidential remarks on MLS. A seller is under no obligation to repair anything on the California residential purchase agreement. Probate sales double-down, if you will, on the as-is.

Getting into contract on a probate sale and then attempting renegotiating the price later is not a smart idea. Probates generally are working with little to no extra cash and every penny is most often required by the administrator of the estate. read more

Negotiating as a For Sale By Owner Seller: FSBO Tips

Negotiating as a For Sale By Owner Seller: FSBO Tips

Negotiating as a for sale by owner seller: FSBO Tips is an article written by Elizabeth for another publication. For sale by owners have the same challenges today as they did a decade ago or even two decades ago. It is not EZ no matter what the internet says. How can a person be an expert at something they have done one or two times? Our team has sold about 1500 homes now that expertise you can count on. Enjoy.

— JaCi Wallace

Selling your home by yourself can be a lengthy and time-consuming process. However, the real joy doesn’t set in until a buyer decides to make an offer. Because that’s when strong negotiating can pay off in spades. read more

Unauthorized Entry into A Home for Sale

Unauthorized Entry into A Home for Sale

Unauthorized entry into a home for sale was a message I received yesterday from an agent at another company. He had reported the incident to the Department of Real Estate but they said this was not something they governed.

The listing had MLS instructions to call for an appointment. There was a Metrolist lockbox on the property. The MLS instructions contain the parameters of how agents can enter. To enter any other way is an ethics violation and this agent can be subject to a complaint filed at our local Sacramento Associations of Realtors board. This was the instruction I gave the complainant. read more

How Much Time Should A Realtor Spend Meeting with Clients?

How Much Time Should A Realtor Spend Meeting with Clients?

How much time should a Realtor spend meeting with clients? It depends. At the first meeting, I spend as much time as they need. That can be an hour to 4 or 5 hours on the first meeting. Time spent is based on the clients’ need to feel comfortable and confident in the person they are hiring. Sometimes clients need to spend more time getting to know their Realtor, especially at the first meeting.

I met the nicest people this weekend who had previously worked with our team. This was the first time we met. Together, we walked their piece of rural real estate. It was such an interesting piece of property. There were many beautiful oak trees. This amazing pomegranate tree was just covered with fruit. We picked some fruit together and sat in the shade looking onto the property. There were so many wild turkeys about, too. What a glorious afternoon. read more

Price Reductions: When is the Time Ripe for a Price Reduction?

Price Reductions:When is the time ripe for a price reduction ?

Today we present an article about price reduction when selling a home. Do you know when is the time ripe for a price reduction? This is an article written by Elizabeth for another publication. Enjoy. –JaCi

My feeling is sellers should price a home right at the get-go and forget about “testing” the market. Those who test the market often end up selling for a lot less after a price reduction than they might have received had they priced it right from the beginning.

Testing the market works only if you get list price. If you don’t get list price within a reasonable period of time, quite frankly, you’re hosed. Because once buyers see a price reduction, they immediately begin to wonder how much lower you will go. It’s just human nature. Is the time ripe for a price reduction on your property? read more

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