Real estate contracts using digital signatures like DocuSign can be an excellent tool, or it can be a real pain. Yesterday was a prime example. We received a purchase contract on one of our listings in the morning. We sent it out for digital signatures. Our seller had signed it but evidently didn’t click on the finish button. This stalled the entire process. I contacted our seller, but he said he had completed the process and could not finish it. I logged on to DocuSign, and it was not complete. What to do?
When you sit down, finding the words to write a blog entails finding something that seems interesting to you. When I’m interested in a topic the words come easily. Do you know exactly what you are going to say or do you wing it? Some people, I hear, prepare an outline, spread out Post-It notes, open related books to bookmarked pages, scour the Internet for fact-checking and even then, they face a blank screen with a blinking mouse.
I find my best writing comes when I let my fingers do the typing. If I give a topic too much thought, I might never write it. So, I let the words fall where they may because I can always go back and clean them up later. You know, to write a blog always remove all the profanity. 🙂 Just kidding!
Sneak peek of this Rancho Cordova home rehab in progress was surprising. The owner told me she had updated the entire house both interior and exterior except for the slab, the electrical and the plumbing inside the walls. This photo above shows the kitchen with upgraded shaker cream colored cabinets. A glass tile backsplash, with upgraded counter slabs and black appliances.
This feels like a modern but functional kitchen. A popular five burner gas stove to cook with, dishwasher and microwave, completes the appliance package. Do not miss the double stainless sinks under the kitchen window which looks onto the large backyard.
Selling real estate and law school has come up in my life on a few occasions. While managing the Sacramento and Placer county regions for a previous real estate company, I almost applied to Lincoln Law School. Our risk management attorney, Eric Larsen, rest his soul, had encouraged me to apply. He wrote a letter of recommendation giving me a five-star review to suggest I be grandfathered into the program. Eric was my mentor. He taught me everything I know about real estate law, disclosure, due process and lawsuits, etc. I was so fortunate to work alongside him for almost 10 years.
Should a listing have a pending sale sign in the yard? It depends. We have a Sacramento listing that recently had five offers. We are pending sale and have two back up offers. One of these two buyers signed a back up addendum and a multiple counter offer form. This buyer is ready to go into a sales contract if the first offer fails for any reason. In this case, the seller wants a pending sale sign in the front yard as soon as possible. The home sold in 5 days, so sellers are thrilled and want the neighbors to know how fast it sold.