homes in placer county
Although I may excel at selling homes in the Sacramento foothills, I am a city girl through and through. Make no mistake. But being a city girl doesn’t mean I don’t understand the people who live in those communities. It’s tight-knit, and as an outsider coming in to list a home, there can be opposition. For no other reason than I am a city girl and the residents there are not. That’s why it was a bit tricky to list this home in the Sacramento foothills.
See, the thing is people can yak all they want about neighborhood specialists. And hiring neighborhood specialists is seen as a misguided way to go in Sacramento real estate. That’s because unless you get an agent who sells a couple of homes a week like I do, most of the so-called specialists might know a lot about the area, but actually very little about real estate. Knowledge in real estate is acquired through experience and selling many homes.
Having just sold a home on 5 acres in Auburn when I work primarily down the hill in Sacramento was no easy feat but thank goodness the sellers hired this Sacramento Realtor. Now, I know what some of you are probably thinking, so I’ll bring up the White Elephant in the room right away. I am not a specialist for Auburn real estate, but I have sold many homes in Placer County and I’ve done a fabulous job for my sellers. I get 5 star reviews. My position is if a seller has to choose between a Realtor like me with 40 years of experience or a newbie neighborhood agent who attended school in the area, has family in Auburn and knows everybody in town, the sellers are still much better off with an experienced Realtor from the big city. And Sacramento is about as big as we get around here.
When the appraised value of homes in Placer County are less than the prices of homes for sale in your particular neighborhood, you may encounter problems selling that home in Placer County. Prices have not appreciated in all neighborhoods over the past couple of years in Sacramento and Placer, especially in certain high end gated communities when the attraction specifically targets a certain kind of buyer for a luxury home.
In some of those areas, when a listing agent is doing research it helps to look at the market from the eyes of a buyer and not the seller nor the appraiser. After all in the end it is always the buyer who determines the price, regardless of what the seller, the agents or the appraiser may believe. If a buyer wants to pay more than the appraised value, the buyer is rarely prohibited from doing so by financing restrictions.