sacramento real estate: Just When You Think You've Seen It All - 03/24/15 09:14 AM
I often use the phrase, "just when you think you've seen it all," because there are days my mouth hangs open and bugs fly inside. There are also the days I bang my head on my desk and stop because it feels so good to stop. Just when I figure there is nothing else that can astonish or amaze, I'll answer the phone or check my email and prove that theory wrong. There is always some horrible thing going on in Sacramento real estate, some fresh new hell to keep the day interesting.
You can read more in my personal blog … (14 comments)

sacramento real estate: How to Celebrate Spring in Sacramento - 03/23/15 09:01 AM
We can be so busy with our work in Sacramento real estate that we could completely miss the first few days of it being officially spring, a mistake I have made in previous years but elected not to do yesterday. It was a beautiful day in Sacramento, with a high of 71. One more degree and it would have qualified as swimming weather according to my late mother from Minneapolis.
When I was growing up with my brother and sisters, we would glue our eyeballs to the outdoor thermometer. We were not allowed to go to the beach unless it was … (4 comments)

sacramento real estate: Seller Demand to Release Deposit in California - 01/25/15 08:55 AM
For a fact, I know that I am not the only listing agent in Sacramento to expect buyers and their agents to conform to the purchase contract, but the reaction I sometimes receive astounds me. It's as though the agents cannot believe that we would ask the buyer to perform in accordance with the contract, and they don't understand why we don't just "lay off" the requests for documents such as the Contingency Release.
It's not like we enjoy asking for documents. We have a fiduciary relationship to our sellers to do what is best for our sellers, and what is … (5 comments)

sacramento real estate: A Busy Week Ends With Dining in Midtown Sacramento - 01/24/15 09:49 AM
What a long week this has been. It seems like home buyers are out in droves, crawling around our limited inventory of listings in Sacramento and agents are calling to ask about withdrawn listings, if they're coming back to the market. One such listing from last year I get a lot of calls about, and I have been undecided about relisting it. The sellers, while nice enough people, don't appear motivated, and I've talked with their agent who is helping them on the other end, should their home ever sell, and she says there is nothing on the horizon for them, … (4 comments)

sacramento real estate: Just How Cold is It in Racine Wisconsin at the Marriott? - 01/16/15 10:29 AM
All morning I have tried to post a blog and everytime I get started, something pulls my attention away from Active Rain. Part of it is the cats, of course, who meow and yammer for attention since my husband is out of town for a few days. They usually demand attention equally from both of us, but now it all falls into my lap, and let's face it, I've got other things to do than play with the cats all day.
Like sell real estate.
And play Ingress.
And take my car in for an oil change and get the guy … (7 comments)

sacramento real estate: Buyers Who Demand Restitution After Closing - 01/13/15 06:41 PM
There is a big difference after closing a real estate transaction between a buyer's agent who calls to say hey your seller received a package at the house and the buyer put it on the front porch for them and the agent who calls to say her buyer believes the seller lied or twisted some fact and they demand resolution. Yet it happens. It's not unusual for a buyer to feel duped when something goes wrong unexpectedly, as it often does, or a neighbor leads the buyer to believe the seller possibly possessed knowledge about a defect and failed to disclose … (10 comments)

sacramento real estate: Coming Home to Land Park From Vacation - 01/11/15 09:54 AM
Everybody needs a little vacation from a vacation in my world. If not for the time zone change alone when you've traveled a long distance but for the realization that the hamster wheel is spinning and it's time to jump aboard. After I get back to work, I always feel recharged and roaring to go after a vacation, but I do admit that working up to it can be a bit of a challenge.
When I left Molokai, the last leg of my 30-day winter vacation, I mentioned to my cab driver that to stay at that hotel for 30 days … (7 comments)

sacramento real estate: Will Self Service Take Over the Real Estate Industry? - 01/10/15 12:03 PM
When I was in grade school, we were constantly being apprised of the future and what lie in store for us through well meaning predictions, some of which came true, like condos, and some of which did not, like hover cars. Then came the 1970s and the easy-to-get jobs such as those in the assembly-line worker industry began to vanish. Everybody said robots would take over and, 40 years later, they have.
Just go on a tour, for example, of the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield to see how assembly line production is handled.
You can read more about self service, … (13 comments)

sacramento real estate: When You Least Expect a Miracle - 01/08/15 09:29 AM
Without going all woo-woo on you, let me say that sometimes things happen out of the blue at exactly the right time, and you might wonder why. I know I do when it happens. Like money showing up out of nowhere just when you need it. Have you ever had that happen because I surely have. I recall years ago worrying about where I would find a big chunk of change for something unexpected and, lo and behold, a fat check for a class action settlement (of which I was unaware) showed up in my mailbox. These kinds of things happen … (7 comments)

sacramento real estate: Sonoma Square Features a Ton of Portals - 11/28/14 08:32 AM
How many meals on Thanksgiving can one person consume? I hope never to have to answer that question again because it is becoming apparent to me that the older we get, the less we can eat. Why, yes, my eyes are bigger than my stupid little head. And I could have very easily not walked by the dessert smorgasbord more than once, too.
But for some reason, we thought we should make reservations at two separate restaurants for two meals yesterday, just in case we don't starve to death. You can read more in my personal blog today about our Thanksgiving … (4 comments)

sacramento real estate: Thanksgiving and Thanks for the Business - 11/27/14 08:08 AM
It's been a busy Thanksgiving so far yet some of us are still sleeping, I'm not saying which one of us that is but you can probably figure it's not the one who is typing or as Chris Ann calls it, keyboarding. My husband and I hired petsitters to stay at our house to take care of the cats so we could hop in our car and drive to Sonoma for Thanksgiving. We completely splurged on the tasting menu with wine flights at Sante Restaurant last night, which is probably why some of us are still sleeping.
I am in the … (0 comments)

sacramento real estate: How Early Jobs Prepared Me to Be a Sacramento REALTOR - 11/20/14 08:33 AM
The rain in Sacramento puts me in a reflective mood sometimes, and yesterday, while driving to a client's home in the rain, I thought about how much I love my job as a Sacramento REALTOR and, by extension, how much I hated some of the jobs I held as a kid. Oh, the door-to-door flower seed sales was fun, and I won a bicycle, but I didn't really enjoy walking around in the cold and knocking on people's doors, except for Halloween. Besides, there was also a lot of rejection. I decided the "no solicitor" signs people had engraved and attached … (7 comments)

sacramento real estate: Where Have All the Counter Offers Gone? - 10/26/14 08:50 AM
Some agent called me earlier this morning to say Wow, you are the first agent to answer her phone! Well, no shit sherlock, it was 8:15 Sunday morning. What did she expect from agents? Huh? Give us all a break. I am the only agent crazy enough to answer her cellphone. I'm just sitting here reading the Sunday newspaper, petting the cats and waiting for counter offers to come back.
Sometimes we can send out a counter offer to a buyer's agent and the agent vanishes into the woodwork. The least one could do is let me know whether the buyer … (13 comments)

sacramento real estate: Parallels in 1970 Real Estate to Sacramento Real Estate Today - 10/13/14 08:57 AM
I managed to scrape away a little extra time Friday afternoon to work on my article for About.com and finish my weekly homebuying newsletter on my homebuying website a day early. Yay. This freed up time on Saturday afternoon so I could drive over to Arden Fair in Sacramento to make an exchange at a store. Except for fielding calls about my listings and delivering information to buyers, I was somewhat unchained from real estate in that I was not tethered to my computer. But it doesn't mean my phone didn't ring, and I still handled calls from agents and buyers. … (5 comments)

sacramento real estate: MetroList is Constantly Evolving in Sacramento Real Estate - 10/09/14 09:14 AM
There is generally more than one way to sell real estate and to move homes in Sacramento. Couple those options with brand new technology, much of which seems to move at the speed of light, and you'll realize that real estate constantly changes, constantly evolves, and no 2 real estate agents are exactly the same. The way one agent would handle a situation is most likely very different from the way another agent might respond to identical circumstances.
You'll always find variations, and all of them can be right. Sometimes, though, systems need to be updated and revised to stay abreast … (6 comments)

sacramento real estate: Preventing Problems is Often Better Than Fixing Problems - 09/18/14 08:45 AM
Don't sweat the small stuff is a good motto to work by in Sacramento real estate, but you've got to pay attention to the small stuff anyway because the tiniest thing can cause the biggest headache. I generally handle the larger pictures and then drill down to the details to make sure everything is running smoothly. There are so many ways some little thing can pop up out of nowhere and cause delays or problems that it's often very difficult to prevent them all from happening, but it doesn't mean a Sacramento real estate agent shouldn't try.
You can read more … (8 comments)

sacramento real estate: Here is One Way to Write a Sacramento Real Estate Blog - 09/10/14 06:40 AM
As proof that I never really know what I will write about when I sit down in front of my computer to create a blog, I have written a piece this morning in my personal blog about writing real estate blogs. When I write, I start with a single thought, and I build on that thought. My goal is that when I get to the end of the blog, it somehow still correlates to the beginning of my blog, and that the stuff in the middle is interesting to my readers -- keeps them coming back and wanting to read more.
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sacramento real estate: Don't Forget to Buy a Home in Sacramento Today - 08/29/14 07:56 AM
I'm wondering how many home buyers will forget to buy a home today now that the long Labor Day weekend is upon us. It's sort of like people are so busy during the week that they don't have time to pay attention to the important details in their lives such as buying a home in Sacramento.
They reach that slap-the-forehead moment as they're about to leave the house, hands resting on the door knobs, wondering if they've got everything attached to their body somewhere and taking mental inventory: Cellphone? Check! Car keys? Check! Sunglasses? Check. Oh, wait, I forgot to buy … (6 comments)

sacramento real estate: Candidness is Almost Always Appreciated in Sacramento Real Estate - 07/30/14 07:32 AM
Even if I'm not always 100% correct at least I have conviction and am candid. You can't say that about every person one runs into in Sacramento real estate. I've been struggling with a certain situation that has been rather difficult for weeks, and when I spoke to the person responsible for much of my troubles yesterday she pointed out how much she likes talking to me and how she can't wait until she's ready to buy a home next spring through me.
That's due to practiced diplomacy. There's a difference between being diplomatic and candid. She doesn't see how she … (5 comments)

sacramento real estate: Selling an Elk Grove Pool Home Without Showings and Dawn Planet of the Apes - 07/23/14 07:04 AM
In the middle of my afternoon of preparing new listings for the week and talking with potential sellers, I ended up taking an emergency listing yesterday that popped up out of nowhere. Well, many listings seem to pop up out of nowhere these days from sellers who suddenly call and need their homes to go on the market.
If you call this Sacramento listing agent and want to list your home, it can be on the market the following day if not the same afternoon, regardless of how busy I am. I know without hesitation on which side my bread is … (6 comments)

 
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