When I first visited this Gardenland listing in Sacramento, I kinda gave the seller a hard time about his home stager cousin. I asked him for the name of his company, asked whether the guy had ever been paid for home staging, drilled him about business cards, really questioned him thoroughly because I wasn’t certain his cousin would do an adequate job. I’m always a bit wary when sellers tell me they have family members who do real estate-related jobs because there are so many wannabes out there.
Sellers sometimes ask: Elizabeth, how is it you know Natomas real estate so well when you live in Land Park? Partly I suppose they don’t realize that top producers sell all over the county and in neighboring counties. Not everybody realizes that an agent can be a neighborhood specialist without living on the street. It’s the professional knowledge and length of time in the business, not the location of the agent, that matters.
Besides, I’ve become intimately familiar with Natomas real estate during the downturn in Sacramento and all of the short sales in those neighborhoods. You can name a street, and I’ve probably sold a house in Natomas on it or near it. That’s why I was very excited when the seller of my new Natomas listing called. I explained that I’m still selling homes in Natomas even though I am on my wor-cation in Hawaii. I don’t have to be there in person to make the magic happen.
This Natomas Realtor loves the Beazer-built homes in the Riverdale HOA in Sacramento, and so will you. Most of these homes were built from 2006 to 2008, so they are much newer than other parts of Natomas. Not only are they newer, but they are more affordable, with prices ranging in the $220,000 to $270,000 range, depending on square footage, amenities, location and condition. The Riverdale HOA clubhouse is shown above. When I was there shooting photos, I noticed the HOA has just drained the pool.