Land Park Agent
The seller has authorized a reduced price for 2214 Davini Lane in 95818. Our last two comparable sales were at $489K, but the seller insisted we reduce the price to $475K. This is a $14,000 price reduction off the recent comparable sales. We are motivated to move this baby. What do you get for that price?
Well, you could pay about the same for a tiny 3 bedroom, 1 bath built in 1948 in Upper Land Park, or you could buy 2214 Davini Lane. Davini Lane was built in 2007, and it features 2 bedrooms, plus a loft and 3 baths. It has granite counters, wood-like floors, cherry cabinets and stainless appliances. You can also plug your electric car into the charger in the garage and save on utilities, too, because the solar is owned.
Big surprise yesterday when we received 5 top awards from Homelight for 2018. Pictured here is Amy McMullan with Elizabeth Weintraub, and we sure miss Amy (who has since moved to Los Angeles). Homelight is a website company that refers sellers and buyers to agents in Sacramento, and they work only with top producers.
All agents are not the same. Clients are wising up to the fact that 90% of agents sell only 2 or 3 homes a year. Not us, of course.
Further, in the digital age, many websites compete for eyeballs on the internet, and those with the best SEO are winning. The Elizabeth Weintraub Team prefers to align ourselves with winners, so we stick with the companies our clients like. However, we were not expecting to win 5 top awards from Homelight. One is plenty, actually.
Some sellers do not want to do open houses in 95818 when the weather is bad or traffic is slow. However, that’s precisely when one should hold open houses in 95818. Any lazy agent can hold an open house when the weather is beautiful and there are tons of buyers milling about. But the sales are done by continual marketing and never coming up with a reason not to hold a home open. You never know where your buyer might come from.
We have two open houses in 95818 this Sunday. Hours are 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. One home is located in Southside Park, just north of Upper Land Park. People do not seem to realize that the ZIP code of 95818 runs down to S Street in Midtown. They tend to think only about Land Park and Curtis Park, two tree-canopied neighborhoods close to downtown and Midtown.
The year of 2019 is starting out very busy. I thought this weekend would be fairly quiet, but I guess as people sat around watching football or perhaps recovering from New Year’s Eve activities, they started to think about buying and selling real estate in Sacramento. That’s because I received a ton of phone calls: Should we list a home in Land Park now? Can I afford to buy a home before interest rates rise? When is a good time to put homes in Land Park on the market? Should I fix up my home or sell as is?
We really came to the Land Park Communication Association membership BBQ on Sunday to visit with the dogs. Everybody brings their dogs to these events. Because I always say there is little more rewarding than holding a stick while a dog chews on the other end. Dogs to pet. Dogs to rough-house with, to pay compliments to or just plain scritch behind the ears. Well, we did find two dogs. But we stayed for the food and music.
Far as I know, this is the first Land Park Community Association membership BBQ. Can’t recall ever an invitation to another over the years. It was totally free. BBQ pulled pork and BBQ chicken from T&R Taste of Texas, ice cream from Vic’s. You can see my mint chocolate chip cone above being served by the happiest guy we saw. My husband would disagree, but I say his enthusiastic attitude is probably due to his Hawaiian shirt. Who can’t be happy wearing a Hawaiian shirt?
For a person who has attended zero picnics so far this year, I’ve gone to two picnics this past weekend. And I managed to devour everything on my plate. Macaroni salad, beet salad, pulled pork, BBQ chicken and a salad of greens, cherry tomatoes and croutons.
Even the weather cooperated. It was a beautiful 72 degrees with frequent high winds. The blowing of the leaves across the park whipped some of them off the ground by a good foot or so, so food plate elevation became necessary.
Toward the end of the event, which was only 2 hours long, I had to recap the open house activity from four open houses yesterday. But fortunately, I could do all of that from my cellphone. Thank goodness for technology. I sell can real estate from anywhere.
Pictured above was the band, California Stars. Reminds me of a song on the Mermaid Avenue CD, music by Wilco and Billy Bragg, lyrics originally written by Woody Guthrie. I wonder if there is a connection? Probably not. They were more country honky-tonk, and really good, too.