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What Home Buyers Can Now Expect in Sacramento Real Estate
One thing to get straight right up front about what home buyers can now expect in Sacramento real estate is the market is not crashing. Our market is definitely not a bubble waiting to burst. Too many owners have too much equity and a higher number of sales have no loan at all. The scary no-doc loans given to any person with a pulse is absolutely not happening. However, what home buyers can now expect in our housing market is softer pricing. There are no smart sellers hoping for “my way or the highway” anymore.
Instead, smart sellers are viewing the competition with an eagle-eye lens. They are making their homes better priced and more attractive than the competition in hopes their home will sell faster. Oh, there are a few sellers still looking for that needle in the haystack, that unicorn buyer, but I definitely see that sort of attitude quickly changing.
What home buyers can now expect in Sacramento real estate is more negotiation. Prices are no longer firm. Many sellers are willing to help pay closing costs, too. There are not as many multiple offers for median priced homes, so buyers aren’t always getting beat out by cash buyers.
Another nice benefit for buyers is sellers are putting more work into getting their homes ready for market. Except for the flipper homes, for the most part, buyers can expect new paint, maybe new flooring and newer appliances. If a home isn’t up to their standards, they have 5 more that fit their dream list. And really, how many homes does a buyer need to buy, but one?
Typically, moving into Thanksgiving, our real estate market in Sacramento slows down for the winter. We are not likely to see a change in activity until probably March. This means home buyers have an excellent window of opportunity to find the home of their dreams, that perfect home in Sacramento. Interest rates are predicted to land in the 5.5 region next year, but for right now, they are hovering around 5%. Everything points to the best time to buy a home in Sacramento is over the next few months.
You can call the Elizabeth Weintraub Team at 916.233.6759. We’d love to help you find a home.
The Best Sacramento Real Estate Agents Via Real Trends 2017
Nobody really knows how Real Trends compiles its list of the best Sacramento real estate agents, but it seems to be divided into groups. Your lone agents and then your team of agents. It also seems to be divided into dollar volume and number of individual sales. But it is difficult to say where they extract that information from. If it is MLS, not every sale in MLS is closed out correctly. Assistants for the listing agents sometimes mess up how the data is entered or they credit the sale to the wrong associate. Sometimes, these people refuse to fix their mistakes. Legally, they really can’t just refuse, but some don’t care if they’re a dick. Those types of situations are not worth the effort to force them to comply.
In any case, Real Trends named the Elizabeth Weintraub Team to two different categories on their list for 2017 as best Sacramento real estate agents. Of course, Real Trends doesn’t know our stellar reputation in the community nor the 5-star Sacramento client reviews we receive. That company, strictly looking at statistics, says the Elizabeth Weintraub Team closed 97 sides last year and sold over $36 million. That’s almost two houses a week. When many agents sell two houses a year or so, our performance, as compared to others, is spectacular. But for us it’s just day-to-day routine business.
Sacramento real estate is our full-time passion and job. We love negotiating real estate, maximizing seller profit potential and finding our buyers that perfect dream home. When we do the same thing enough times, even though every situation is different, we gain a wealth of knowledge not available to agents who do not sell very many homes. As one of the best Sacramento real estate agents, we always put our client’s needs first, above our own. That’s really our secret for success.
Heads down, pedal to the metal and making miracles happen. That’s our work schedule. We often do what appears impossible to others. Thank you, Real Trends, for including the Elizabeth Weintraub Team in your list of Best Sacramento Real Estate Agents.
I only know this because my company, Lyon Real Estate, emailed me yesterday to congratulate the team on our achievement. You would think Real Trends would notify its winners, but I didn’t hear anything from them yet. Lyon Real Estate is always on top of what’s going on, though.