Hashtags in the title of a blog post from REMAX of Valencia CA – Why not.
The first thing you may have heard is that open houses don’t sell residential real estate. Whether you are speaking about Stevenson Ranch CA, Valencia CA, or anywhere in the world, statistically this is correct.
Less than 1% of open houses sell the home that is being held open.
Some talk about Brokers Open Houses – Today’s real estate agent is getting the listing as soon as they hit the market. They are then previewing these listings within the first 12 hours.
Brokers Open Houses don’t sell homes – the MLS does(to real estate agents), that is where the agents are looking and watching multiple times a day.
Here is the BUT…
We love open houses. They do a great job at showing our Santa Clarita and Valencia real estate sellers that we are working hard for them.
We also love open houses because we typically procure other real estate listings, clients and connections with the localsin the neighborhood where the open house is being held.
Plus, there is that “Six Degrees of Separation” thing you may have heard of. Where everyone on the planet is only separated from anyone else by 6 people. You could get into contact with anyone in the world by making 6 phone calls…
Some Seller’s Pain Points
Some of our sellers hate open houses. The last thing they want is their neighbors walking through their home seeing what they have got.
They don’t like the idea of “anyone” being able to walk through their home.
They feel as if some people that enter an open house may have sticky fingers.
Or maybe some of the open house visitors are going to use the open house situation as a reason to case the joint for later thievery, or even worse…
To Do or Not to Do, an open house – that is the question
It’s personal. You need to have a seat and discuss it with everyone who will be impacted.
Maybe it’s going to bring a negative element into your home.
Maybe it will be the best thing you ever done, beating the odds and getting a buyer from your agent hosting an open house.
Ask your real estate agent what they think about open houses
If you are a real estate agent or broker at another REMAX or with another company altogether, that is too far to give good service where we have our offices, then check this out…
Our REMAX of Santa Clarita and Valencia offices participate in referral agreements with those of you doing the referring.
We also have system in place where we refer to agents that are not within our “Real Estate” comfort Zone.
BTW, those agent whom we refer to do not have to be REMAX Realtors. They just have to be really good at their real estate business and take care of those whom we are referring as if they were their own.
When we get a referral from a RE/MAX Associate or from someone from another real estate company or brokerage, we are honored.
Real Estate Referral Map Comfort Zone
(We travel routinely where the map indicates – approximately a 35 mile radius from our Santa Clarita real estate offices. However, we have sold real estate as far north as San Jose, as far south as Aliso Viejo, as far west as Oxnard and as far east as Riverside…)
We treat that person or persons being referred as if they are our very own client. As if they are family, as we treat all of our special clientele.
The person doing the “referring” to our REMAX of SCV and Valencia offices is also honored by executing their “referral” agreement by our SCV Realtor Team.
Referring people is easy. Accepting Referrals is easy.
However – to refer to only “quality” real estate agents and finding those agents to refer to – that is hard!
We are the Paris911 Team, we are proud to be of service. You can rest assured your referral will be honored and served with the highest in code and honor.
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.