Identity theft in Sacramento real estate is not something I have given much thought to until recently. It happens to other people but not to me or so I thought. Saturday, I received a few emails from agents out of state in Pennsylvania who said they received offers from me and were they real? I said, please forward it to me. The identity theft imposter was using an email very closely resembling my email, with just a few extra letters. Here the rub, I can only sell real estate in California as I don’t have a license in another state.
The February 2020 Sacramento Area Housing Report, everyone is talking about it. Wall Street is in meltdown, toilet paper doesn’t exist at Costco and my friend just in a panic bought three firearms. Whoa! The majority of us are handling this current COVID-19 virus pretty well. Others, are of course being impacted on a variety of levels. There will always be different ranges of reactions. When isolated, it is often challenging to know the reality of the housing market. This blog serves to be a source of information. So let’s talk about interest rates. Yes, they spiked up slightly (still under 4%) a week after they dropped to a record low 3.13%. This is in part to a backlog of loan applications (up 55%) that lenders cannot keep up with.
Spectacular Elk Grove ranchette on 2 Acres 5 Bedrooms plus casita is on the market in Sacramento County. This property has it all featuring many upgrades. 11840 Gidaro in Elk Grove California is a rambling Mediterranean-style, with views from the entertainment areas and master suite. The outdoor living is incredibly spectacular for those barbecue get-togethers, birthday parties and so much more. The oversized kitchen offers an abundance of space and a walk-in pantry. You can actually see fabulous mountain views from the kitchen. This is one of those wide-open spaces where the dinner party can fit in your kitchen.
Is lot size correct on your home? This is an interesting question. Recently on a listing, the county tax agency reported on their public site, a lot size of well over an acre. As Realtors, we are not supposed to do investigation on a property at the county. An investigation is the responsibility of the buyer or seller, depending on circumstances.
Agents help facilitate inspectors but we have no qualifications to be an expert at interpreting county records. Another risk an agent takes is you deal with one person at the counter who says one thing; but, if you report this information to your client and later they find out it was incorrect, it could be an issue. The legal departments at our brokerage cringe over stuff like this.
Chairmans Club is a RE/MAX milestone award for a top Sacramento Realtor Team. This award was accepted for our team, Weintraub & Wallace, by Josh Amolsch. This was a year of hard work for all of us and, of course, change. At our international conference this week, the message clearly heard was to “embrace change.” Our team lives that message in all we do, each day.
Everyone contributed to our success over the last year. Without our group of dedicated agents, our wonderful assistant Adina, and our fantastic service providers, this award would not have been possible. It means so much to receive an award celebrating our teamwork. We are a group that helps each other in all we do. It is equally important to us that our clients are always very well taken care of. Our fiduciary duty is to put our client’s needs before our own.