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Do you love farm life in Sacramento County? This time of year the fields remind this Sacramento Realtor of the green hills of Wales. I remember the sheep on the hillsides from a vacation there and the color of green was almost fluorescent.
Some people don’t know this about me, but I live in the rural south county area of Sacramento. The land and the trees here are so beautiful. There is nothing as pretty as the fruitless cherry trees in full pink blossom, all the way down my long driveway. There is a gorgeous canopy of large oak trees on the other side of the driveway, by the flowing creek. The brown fence blends into the landscape and feels so natural. Plus, my long driveway offers so much privacy.
When I first spoke with the seller of this home in Del Dayo, I was working from our house in Hawaii. While I had her on the phone, I pulled up the previous photos in MLS to discuss. While the home was in OK condition when she bought it, there were a few things that the seller needed to change to attract today’s buyers. I gave her a list of those improvements and then introduced her to my preferred home stager. It was better for her to have an expert stager at the house giving her sage advice as well.
During the consultation appointment, the seller called me to discuss various types of flooring, and made sure we’re all on the same page. It wasn’t a big home improvement project and targeted only a few key areas. But the improvements were essential to maximizing value.
Given our state of market, and the fact we had a bit of time, we elected to start at an aggressive price. However, we were unable to complete the countertop repairs and the clock kept ticking. Now we could not go on the market until June. Our spring market was crazy but, beginning in May, it was not unusual to see more price reductions happening. The shift started about then, yet it is still a good market for sellers.
The seller asked to kick it up a notch, so we adjusted the price. Seems the biggest objection buyers had about this home in Del Dayo was due to the fact 1) many of the buyers were older and 2) preferred a single level. I don’t know really why they were looking at a tri-level when they wanted to buy a single level except that many of the potential buyers seemed to be older. Perhaps because the price was over $1.2 million. Not a lot of first-time home buyers in that price range. Still, they can see that the home is three levels, but maybe the beauty of the home was too overwhelming.
It is a gorgeous home. So modern, open and spacious. I can see people becoming so comfortable on the main level that they forget about the lower level multi-generational quarters, as well as the upper level with even more bedrooms. Because every amenity an owner needs is on the main level. Our buyers came to tour the home during an open house. They’ve been back to view the home 3 or 4 more times before making their offer. They wanted to be certain this is the home. And this is the home.
1661 Del Dayo Drive, Carmichael, CA 95608 is presently pending. If you have a home in Carmichael or anywhere else in the Sacramento Valley, please call me. I can sell your home, too. Elizabeth Weintraub, 916.233.6759.
To say I connected with this luxury home on Del Dayo Drive in Del Dayo Estates is an understatement. This was a case of mad love at first sight. It will happen that way for a buyer as well. The home spoke volumes to me before I ever set foot inside. It was the end of March when the seller contacted me about fixing up her home in Carmichael, and I happened to be physically in Hawaii when that call came in. Just like I am now, btw, when this home hit the Sacramento market last night.
Full circle. Definitely in the zone in Hawaii. Feeling the Aloha. Nothing touches me here like real estate in Sacramento and delivers such joy. OK, maybe paddle boarding. Point is, no suffering of fools in the islands. It’s a place to kick jackasses to the curb. Such a wonderful state of mind, and I am so damn lucky to have perfected being a listing specialist. And, I should mention, to marry that fortune with the good sense to buy a house in Hawaii.
While I had the seller on the phone, I quickly pulled up the old photographs in MLS, and from those offered a guide to renovation suggestions. The old carpeting had to go, and the seller installed beautiful planked flooring in the baths and lower level. The main level captures your immediate attention with its random hardwood flooring pattern.
You really need to see this in person to truly appreciate the aesthetics. Past the double door entry, you immediately absorb the open floor plan, featuring a family room with a raised custom wood fireplace. Angles and light everywhere your eye travels. In the distance, you can see the formal dining area and the fantastic kitchen.
Truly casual elegance at its finest, this gourmet kitchen is understated yet surprising. Behind the custom cabinets you will find 3 separate dishwashers, a wine refrigeration system, a built-in Sub Zero refrigerator and more storage than most people, except my chef of a husband, could possibly need. The granite island features a sink and also offers social seating.
All together, the luxury home on Del Dayo Drive features 6 bedrooms and 5 baths. The lower level has its own entrance for multigenerational families as well. There is a bedroom, bath, family room, and two smaller rooms downstairs.
Above is the master suite wing on the main level. The carpeting is plush and just installed. Soak in that fabulous view of the resort-like grounds through the windows. In the hallway, you will find an abundance of closets, storage and a skylight. The master suite bath has been updated with planked flooring and light neutral colors.
This luxury home on Del Dayo Drive boasts over 5,000 square feet of carefully designed space spanning three levels. Just under a half acre. The third level has three bedrooms and 2 baths, but it’s the beautiful yard that will blow you away. Flagstone walkways and patios. In-ground pool heated by solar. Separate spa. It feels private, like you’re vacationing at the Four Seasons in Hualalai. There is even a custom tree house.
Come to our open house on Sunday, June 3, 2018, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM and appreciate for yourself the beauty of this brilliantly designed home. This open house is hosted by the incredible Barbara Dow from the Elizabeth Weintraub Team. Barbara brings more than 25 years of real estate experience to the team, and everybody loves her to pieces. She is a practically a national treasure.
You know, I cannot believe that I actually get paid to fall in love with homes like this and bring them to market. I have the best job in the world. After 44 years in real estate, I am fortunate to still say that.
It is truly a pleasure to present to you 1661 Del Dayo Drive, Carmichael, CA 95608, which is offered exclusively by Elizabeth Weintraub and Lyon Real Estate at $1,250,000. Check out the virtual tour, too.
The information in this advertisement, including, but not limited to, square footage and/or acreage, has been provided by various sources which may include the Seller, the Multiple Listing Service or other sources. Lyon Real Estate has not and will not investigate or verify the accuracy of this information. Prospective buyers are advised to conduct their own investigation of the Property and this advertised information utilizing appropriate professionals before purchasing this Property.