What should Santa Clarita and Valencia CA real estate sellers really do when it comes to showing their homes and properties that are listed for sale?
They should leave it to their agent to do their due diligence.
We run into many issues when it comes to showing homes, where real estate sellers are left in control.
I don’t know if it is because of Lazy Santa Clarita real estate agents or if the sellers really want to be in so much control.
After speaking with some of the Santa Clarita Sellers, I would deduce their real estate agents have not given them the Sellers Speech.
Here are the first few tenants of the “Sellers Speech” that we give our Valencia and Santa Clarita real estate sellers:
Do not be home when the agents are showing your home.
Don’t answer any questions about your home refer them to us.
Make sure you do no negotiation about your home (we had a Palmdale seller, one that gave us a 1 star yelp review, get into trouble who was selling a car in front of their home, and used that as a potential buyer credit…)
As far as scheduling real estate showings – make sure you let the agents work it out – or let us as your Realtors do the scheduling.
The real estate agent you have hired should be doing all of the due diligence when it comes to representing you in the sale of your Valencia and Santa clarita home.
It is with a very recent experience part of my radio show gets gleaned from today. Maybe the Stevenson Ranch Realtor is too busy to give their client the “speech”. Maybe they don’t care.
But I know this, one buyer less, has the potential of being the buyer that would be willing to give the seller their all!
Be safe – Search Well – And Let my REMAX of Valencia CA Team know what you are wanting when it comes to serving your real estate needs.
Some of the most interesting things that we run into has to do with home inspection issues.
A few weeks ago, while at a home inspection with my real estate buyers, a home inspector’s foot and leg – up to this thigh – came into the room where were standing, from the ceiling…
Expecting that anything can and will happen, I did not flinch – I just said, I’m glad the rest of him did not come through.
The Buyers smiled and the Seller was running around as if someone shot her in the foot
I get it, I calmed her down and said that all will be fixed as if it had never happened.
And it was – within a few hours, including paint!
Most recently, the flooring came into focus. Laminate flooring and the issues with Formaldehyde and imports from China with Laminate flooring.
Was this the flooring that they were speaking about? Is it really cause for alarm? We asked the seller, and just for good measure, it was tested to see if it indeed was the “bad laminate”.
Unlike “Bad Santa”, it was not “bad laminate The buyer was happy and wanted to continue with the purchase after the home inspection had been been completed.
Here is one of our Santa Clarita real estate radio shows that we produced recently.
It speaks about some intel we gathered from a local home inspector that I wanted to share. It pertains to the 60 Minutes release referencing the “Bad Laminate” flooring from China with high Formaldehyde levels.
Remember, when you are ready reach out to me and I will take the best care of you.
We get real estate listings often and we are very thankful to our Paris911 clientele that trust us with selling their most “expensive” asset – their real estate.
Today, Paris and I would like to bring you two new real estate listings that are for sale:
You will see the first is located in Valencia – across the street from Granary Square.
It’s a one bedroom condo that has an accessible single car garage with storage below the living space.
The owner paid strict attention to detail with regard to many different technologies therein, including the installation of a NEST thermostat. This device is quite handy, allowing you to adjust the temperature from your smartphone or mobile device when away. He loves it on the hot summer days, when preparing to leave from work, he pulls up the NEST app and set’s his A/C to cool his home. When he gets home, he arrives to a cool and cozy atmosphere, already cooled and prepared for his arrival!
This one is a very large and well adorned 5 bedroom home in Valencia CA.
The owners of this home did not want the view of the High Frequency Power lines that are able to be seen from the homes across the street. So they opted for a more private back yard.
You will notice that the home has exceptional curb appeal, a large driveway and it also has a three car garage with two tandem full sized spaces and a single space next to the double one.
Inside of this home you will find 18″ ceramic tile floors, Cherry Wood Banister and Wrought iron Banister supports.
There is a formal dining room with a butlers pantry between the Upgraded Kitchen and Formal Dining area.
Custom Wood Shutters are installed on the lower level of this Valencia CA home.
The kitchen has double islands with sinks in each. It also has vast amounts of cabinet space with granite atop of the counters and islands. “At Island” seating is a true bonus.
Off of the kitchen there is a Kitchen Eating Area that has access doors to the entertainers back yard.
Some of the other “points of interest” for those searching for real estate maybe the bottom level master bedroom and bathroom, located on the first floor, this oversized bedroom is sure not to disappoint.
Enjoy the YouTube Videos of the Virtual Tours we have produced and reach out to my Team so we may schedule a private showing of each of these Valencia Residences.
What is the first thing we explain to our real estate buyers at REMAX of Valencia California?
We make sure they are well covered when it comes to preparing to buy a home, condo or a town home.
This includes a dissertation on what questions to ask a lender when it comes to getting the loan prepared and approved.
Some of our real estate buyers want us to double check the lender figures – and while we are not lenders – we are realtors, we do know what are ‘typical’ fees from a mortgage lender and what may appear to be “excessive” fees for a mortgage broker or bank.
Most of the time, when you are entering the home buying process with a VA loan – those loans for Veterans, you can rest assured that the “gouge factor” is going to be less than the other loan types.
With an FHA and Conventional Loan – the “Gouge factor” may be a lot higher!
In some circumstances, these fees can be more than you have bargained for when it comes to buying your Santa Clarita home.
Back in the heyday of real estate, just before the market broke in 2006/2007, we observed that some other real estate buyers clients were getting “gouged” in the worst of ways.
Their lender was also their real estate agent and taking full advantage of that fact.
We observed fees exceeding 3% of the purchase price for originating the loan.
Folks – no matter how you slice that, it ends up ugly.
We also noted that the real estate agent/lender who was representing them on the purchase also was charging them a commission to buy through them – at the cost of 3 percent.
When a buyer wants to buy a home, their agent, the one they have chosen to represent them in the purchase of a home, is not part of their costs. They are being compensated by the real estate seller. The real estate seller, even if represented by another realtor, has factored in their commission – the commission for the agent representing the real estate buyer.
Make sure you interview our team when you are ready to embark on your real estate journey.
I’m Connor MacIvor with RE/MAX of Valencia and I am the team leader, proud to be of service!