Unauthorized Entry into A Home for Sale

Unauthorized Entry into A Home for Sale

Unauthorized entry into a home for sale was a message I received yesterday from an agent at another company. He had reported the incident to the Department of Real Estate but they said this was not something they governed.

The listing had MLS instructions to call for an appointment. There was a Metrolist lockbox on the property. The MLS instructions contain the parameters of how agents can enter. To enter any other way is an ethics violation and this agent can be subject to a complaint filed at our local Sacramento Associations of Realtors board. This was the instruction I gave the complainant. read more

How Much Time Should A Realtor Spend Meeting with Clients?

How Much Time Should A Realtor Spend Meeting with Clients?

How much time should a Realtor spend meeting with clients? It depends. At the first meeting, I spend as much time as they need. That can be an hour to 4 or 5 hours on the first meeting. Time spent is based on the clients’ need to feel comfortable and confident in the person they are hiring. Sometimes clients need to spend more time getting to know their Realtor, especially at the first meeting.

I met the nicest people this weekend who had previously worked with our team. This was the first time we met. Together, we walked their piece of rural real estate. It was such an interesting piece of property. There were many beautiful oak trees. This amazing pomegranate tree was just covered with fruit. We picked some fruit together and sat in the shade looking onto the property. There were so many wild turkeys about, too. What a glorious afternoon. read more

Alicante Villas Condo sale

Alicante Villas Condo sale

Woodside Oaks Alicante Villas condo sale closes Friday of this week. The staging in this condo made all the difference. The buyer fell in love with it and was the right person to appreciate all it had to offer. The spacious rooms and updated kitchen are only a few of the amazing features.

We sell a number of these condo units in this complex. Alicante Villas is a unique and special place in Woodside Oaks. If you would like to sell or purchase call us. We have a strong history of obtaining an Alicante Villas condo sale in Sacramento, call Weintraub & Wallace Realtors with RE/MAX Gold. We can be reached at 916-233-6759. read more

Price Reductions: When is the Time Ripe for a Price Reduction?

Price Reductions:When is the time ripe for a price reduction ?

Today we present an article about price reduction when selling a home. Do you know when is the time ripe for a price reduction? This is an article written by Elizabeth for another publication. Enjoy. –JaCi

My feeling is sellers should price a home right at the get-go and forget about “testing” the market. Those who test the market often end up selling for a lot less after a price reduction than they might have received had they priced it right from the beginning.

Testing the market works only if you get list price. If you don’t get list price within a reasonable period of time, quite frankly, you’re hosed. Because once buyers see a price reduction, they immediately begin to wonder how much lower you will go. It’s just human nature. Is the time ripe for a price reduction on your property? read more

Do Realtors Ever Sleep?

Do Realtors Ever Sleep?

Do Realtors ever sleep? It often depends on how busy they are. Some nights I have so many ideas that I can not sleep. I just sit at the computer and write away. Clients often call me until about 11 PM. The evenings are the best time often for clients as they are working during the day. For me, the phones quiet down as the banks, title companies, lenders, pest companies are not working after 5 PM.

Now, exercising 30 minutes a day is supposed to help you sleep, so that’s a good goal for October. Whatever you enjoy doing, walking, cycling, cross training, running or Rumba, all are great, just do some form of exercise every day. I often say: do Realtors ever sleep? read more

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