Sacramento real estate investors
August real estate sales in Sacramento have been brisk. We are looking forward to seeing the August numbers. It has been quite a month. There are some clients that have been amazing to work with and just a lot of fun. Sometimes we are talking to clients at midnight, yes whatever it takes is our motto. We provide service, plus.
Yesterday, our assistant Adina, was working in Oak Park assisting with facilitating an alarm install on our new listing. Our gardener has been there cleaning the exterior up. Luckily, Adina has a neighbor who is a welder. The welder went over and fixed the iron bars on the gates to slow the break-ins. The bars had been bent back creating a large enough space to squeeze through.
Can a con artist swindle a buyer and move her across state lines? Yes, evidently. I previously met a buyer on Zillow. She was relocating from Texas to Sacramento. We talked for months before her visit. She said both she and her husband were moving here as she had family in the area. Her husband had inherited several million dollars from outside the USA from a deceased relative. He was about to retire as an engineer on an oil tanker job at sea.
She was interested in looking at homes for sale in Sacramento. Their attorney was finalizing the transfer of funds to the U.S. What a sweet person she was. She had retired a few years prior and said that her husband was much younger with a thick accent. He was raising two young children as his wife had tragically died young, leaving his kids motherless.
Just another week in the life of a busy Sacramento Realtor. Can I tell you It has been a week from hell? From a broken computer, a broken color printer to a defunct camera and taking a bad fall, what a week. While attending a virtual tour shoot a few days ago, I fell off a concrete step.
I was standing backward at the time, talking to my sellers and the photographer. While trying to move out of the photographer’s way, I was taking a step back. Next thing I knew, wham, down on the concrete I tumbled. My ankle rolled over onto its side. Next, my wrist hits the ground to try and break my fall. Finally, the weight of my body onto my wrist sends a jolt up to my shoulder, ouch. Falling downward, felt like slow motion cinematography. I’m thinking to myself, “yup, I just fell down. “
The best day to search for Sacramento open houses is to look online each Friday. Both buyers and Realtors look for advertised open houses on Friday, to be ready for the weekend Saturday and Sunday opens. A great idea on Friday is to plan your tour in advance, so you can see all the open houses each day. Pre-planning will save you time and you can enjoy lunch at your favorite restaurant. Of course, if you don’t plan ahead and prefer to drive around and look for open houses, which is always an option.
In doing research about whether Millennial home buyers will buy more homes than Baby Boomers, I found an interesting article posted by Forbes. These numbers in the referenced paragraph below were a surprise to me, no doubt. I’m a believer in adapt to your circumstances and evolve with the times.
“Millennials will continue to make up the largest segment of buyers next year, accounting for 45% of mortgages, compared to 17% of Boomers and 37% of Gen Xers. While first-time buyers will struggle next year, older Millennial ‘move-up buyers’ will have more options in the mid-to upper-tier price point and will make up the majority of Millennials who close in 2019.