Multiple offers are happening. The Sacramento real estate market in 2012 VS 2019 is similar in so many ways. The article below in italics, A Twist in the Sacramento Real Estate Market, was written in 2012 by my partner Elizabeth Weintraub. So let’s now look at my interpretation of 2019. I just sold an investor-type listing; we had 6 offers, all investors. Several were over the list price. The final selling price was 10% over list. This was the same thing happening in 2012. Multiple offers are happening on properties priced to sell. Low-interest rates, too, at 3.75%. Rents are matching purchase price monthly payments.
A seller can require buyers to submit offer before seeing a listing. At first, there can be Realtor pushback. Also, we received many buyer’s agent’s phone calls asking if we could please get them in because their buyer really needed to see it. Other agents saying well, good luck, you will never sell it this way. Of course, we would not disregard our seller’s instructions. After about 10 days, we started getting offers. We have received many offers to date.
This property is a tenant-occupied home. They have been there for more than 10 years. The seller did not want his tenants unnecessarily bothered by people looking who really had no intention of buying. We set up an appointment for the agents and buyers to come and view the property during a 30-minute appointment. It is a two-bedroom, one bath, with inside laundry. Most Realtors were pretty understanding, however; one agent complained about the condition of the property. I’m not sure what he expected for $200,000 in a decent neighborhood.
This article titled: Double Ending the Short Sale vs Giving the Seller Highest and Best Shouldn’t Be a Dilemma, was written by Elizabeth for another publication back in the sorry years. Enjoy. — JaCi Wallace
Many Sacramento listing agents are receiving multiple offers, and not just on REOs or short sales. Any attractively priced, well appointed home in a desirable Sacramento location is likely to draw the attention of more than one buyer. The listing agent plays an important role toward helping the seller figure out which offer to accept because the highest offer isn’t always the best offer.
Do experienced Realtors write incomplete offers? That is a great question. The Real Estate purchase agreement, RPA in California is a detailed contract. There are classes at the real estate board and workbook for dummies type books on it. It takes a desire to learn what each sentence and paragraph means. It is an important document as Realtors we do three things:
- List real estate
- Sell property
- Realtors use Listing Agreements and Purchase Agreements
- Realtors can do property management; however, many brokerages do not allow Realtors to do Property Management without adequate training.
- Tenant disputes are one of the most significant issues with DRE, the Department of Real Estate.
- Incomplete offers are more common than you might think.
Our team takes a large number of listings each year. the offers arrive without dates, without the agency confirmation filled out, appropriate boxes are not checked or the incorrect boxes are checked. Newer agents who write lots of offers sometimes have more experience writing offers. An agent who has 10 years on the job but only writes 10 offers a year, may not have as much experience as an agent with 5 years of experience who writes 40 offers per year. Do experienced Realtors write incomplete offers? Yes.
How do Realtors educate buyers to write winning offers? They tell them everything about the process. Talking about how to prepare a potentially perfect offer to conform to the market is critical. We are navigating through a seller’s market in Sacramento Real Estate, right now. Inventory is at all time low.
Buyers are making offers above list price even to be considered to compete, and they face stiff competition and multiple offers. Put on your armor and make your highest and best offer as you may not have another opportunity. All sellers do not send out multiple counters; they can decide to choose the best offer and game over.