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The Last Sacramento Sunday In June

Sacramento Sunday

The last Sacramento Sunday in June is fast approaching. The summer weather is upon us, and with it comes the constant need for air conditioning. The vegetable gardens are now in full swing after a slow start. A summer real estate market is bustling, and there are some excellent properties available.

This is a perfect time to list your home. The sky photographs so beautifully blue with the bright sun. The flowers are budding in brilliant colors, and the pastures have turned into fields of honey wheat. The photographs of the new listings are stunning, but then that’s another blog. A Sacramento Sunday is always busy with open houses, presenting offers, emails, phone calls and marketing. As one week closes a new one begins and there is such excitement looking forward to the possibilities of the new week. read more

Is Your Sacramento Realtor Like A Smart TV?

Your Sacramento Realtor

Is your Sacramento Realtor like a SMART TV? Well, a smart tv knows its job. You can ask it to respond to your requests. It will learn the things you like and suggest other items of interest. You can rely on your smart TV to offer you endless smart options when you ask questions. If you ask your TV to recommend comedy movies, up comes a list. Ask it to save you time by recording programs you enjoy and immediately your request is granted.

Does your Realtor know her job? Can she respond to your requests with competency? Does she learn the things you like in a home and does she suggest other qualities in a home that you might like? Can you ask your Realtor endless questions and she provides you smart answers? These very basic and necessary abilities are what’s expected of a smart TV, a robot and indeed of your Sacramento Realtor. read more

Cleaning Swimming Pools On Father’s Day

Father's Day

Cleaning swimming pools on Father’s Day is not what most peoples’ idea of a celebration is. Well, if you are my sister, Cathie, then it is because she is determined at whatever she commits to doing. That is Cathie in the photo above.

She was working away cleaning the swimming pool to be ready for the grandkids to enjoy it this summer. My brother-in-law Greg was working on fixing fence and doors, as well as tending to the garden and fixing the dog house. Cathie and Greg are both licensed Realtors as well. It was a family affair as we all had jobs to do on this Father’s Day. read more

Is The Property Condition Disclosure Your Friend?

Property Condition  Disclosure

Is the property condition disclosure is your friend? When you list your Sacramento home for sale, you’ll be asked to fill out a property condition disclosure form known in California as a Transfer Disclosure Statement (TDS). You’ll also fill out the California Natural Hazard Disclosure Statement.

These detailed forms are required when transferring ownership of residential property of 1 to 4 units. The questions cover every material fact about the home and any appliances that will transfer with the home. Contrary to the laws in some states, sellers are also required to disclose the location of registered sex offenders. This information can be found via a map search at the California Megan’s Law website. The Residential Purchase Agreement contains this information and that covers the required disclosure. If a seller actually had direct knowledge of a registered sex offender in the neighborhood, this would be disclosed. (https://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/) read more

What Types of Gifts Should Your Clients Give YOU?

 Types of Gifts
I often hear agents yakking about choosing the perfect types of gifts to give to their client, but what about the client who can’t figure out what to get you, her agent? Do you get closing gifts? I’d venture to say and, in fact, I did say, that agents have a 1 in 10 chance of receiving a gift from a client after closing. Yet, many clients do want to say thank you and show their gratitude.   So, I came up with the Top 10 Realtor Closing Gifts

. You can print out this list of types of gifts and give it to your clients in a seller or buyer package early on in the transaction. I mean, you don’t want to give the impression a gift is expected or beg for stuff. Or maybe you just want to string me up by toes and proclaim, “I am not a pullet!” Perhaps you have other ideas or suggestions of gifts that you would find welcome. Yammer away. I love input. read more

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