Much of the new Natomas homes vs resale in Sacramento are not constructed on spec today. Builders found out the hard way how quickly they can get stuck with inventory when markets shift. Today, many builders expect a commitment to buy new Natomas homes before they break ground. It is especially important to know this as a Sacramento Realtor when selling resale homes by the same builder. Because given a choice, new or used, you know which buyers would pick.
So that was my challenge when I was called upon to list and sell a resale home in Natomas that had not yet met its first year anniversary. Circumstances beyond the seller’s control led him to need to sell his dream home. He paid for many thousands of dollars of upgrades, which had now slightly depreciated. Not only that, but his home was located on a busy street, and his cul-de-sac was so narrow that you couldn’t turn around without driving into somebody else’s driveway.
This newer Natomas home in Parkwalk at Westshore received an aggressive offer the minute we dropped the price. When the seller indicated he preferred a faster sale, I prepared a in-depth study of the market. It was obvious to me the over $500K price point in Natomas was moving very slowly. All of the action is under that mark. Further, we had competition from brand new homes that were slowly selling, and this home was not yet a year old. Not hard to figure, do you want brand new or almost brand new? Most people pick brand new.
You may fall in love this smart home in Natomas for its beautiful upgrades but you will absolutely adore the high-technology touches throughout. Much of the electrical is smart and can be operated from your cellphone such as the dimmer switches, smart prewiring for ceiling fans, all of the electrical switches, including the garage door. Lock it and go.
The home is also prewired for a security system. There is a video doorbell. 7:1 surround sound speaker installation in the living room, with two additional speakers located in the master suite.
When I interviewed with the sellers to sell their Hamptons Village home, they had already talked with a bunch of other Natomas Realtors. I don’t know how I got into this on the tail end of the situation, but I knew when I walked out I had the listing. Other agents generally do not sell real estate the way I do it. Further, they don’t have my four decades of experience. As one guy put it to me yesterday, he wasn’t even born when I started to sell real estate, and he’s 44.
The seller of this beautifully remodeled home in Hamptons Village hoped I would fall in love with his design and selection of materials. He was correct. Absolutely right. It blew me away when I walked in the door, so I know it will have the same affect on a home buyer. His choice of color and mix of subtle hues of gray with brilliant white is simply gorgeous.
It’s not just the open floor plan that will entice buyers. It’s the shades of gray in all the right places. It’s the gray wood floors on the main level. Maybe the waterproof vinyl plank floors in the updated baths. Or, maybe it’s the fabulous kitchen I wish I had now in my own house.