Selling your Santa Clarita Home with the most recognized real estate brand in the world

weare_whitecircleWhen it comes down to selling your Santa Clarita, Valencia or greater Los Angeles area home, you will have many choices.

Of those choices, there is only one brand that “stands above the crowd” on a “recognition based scale”.

That is REMAXRE/MAX is the top Brand in the United States and in the World that people recognize when they are searching online for homes, when they are seeing the famous red/white and blue real estate sign, when they pick up a RE/MAX branded flyer or business card and when I knock on their door announcing a new listing by answering their question of “who is it?” – “It’s Connor MacIvor with RE/MAX!”

They get it and typically people are receptive. A lot more receptive than saying “Cloak and Dagger real estate company…”

Remax – the name alone has been branded to describe success. The success of the home seller and the home buyer. Finding out who fits that “bill” is necessary when it comes to embarking on buying or selling real estate.

Which Local REMAX of Valencia CA Realtor is going to be your best fit. May we suggest having Connor MacIvor on the invite list to your listing before you select a Realtor?

You will be glad you did and able to ride on the “advertising and marketing” success that The REMAX of Valencia CA Paris911 Team has experienced when it comes to their local brand, not to mention the success of their home buyers and home sellers.

BTW – we have a seven day a week radio show that you will enjoy. It’s all about the local Real Estate market in the SCV Cities and we are glad to offer it to you for a listen.

All you have to do is tune in Front and Center is the radio player at our Main Santa Clarita RE website.

Latest Santa Clarita and Valencia Radio show for lending

We are Realtors with REMAX of Valencia, we are not lenders. However, it takes the best of Realtors to know the best in the lending profession.

Today is our Truth in Lending real estate radio show and we here at REMAX of Valencia, want you to know we have you covered when it comes to the best intel on all those vendors that are within the real estate realm.

During our show today, we discussed what it is to get pre approved and Debt to income ratio – DTI.

To get pre approved, pre qualified or an Underwriter's approval, you must first give up some necessary documentation. To just give a lender some number over the phone with no documentation to back it up, that is not a “real” pre qualification – that is BS.

If that is what happens to you when you have approached a lender, you need to think twice when it comes to going the distance with said lender.

Another tip that I shared on today's Truth in Lending REMAX Radio Show – was how to keep track of the documents that you turn into the lender.

Make a folder or “personalized box” within your computer or email program. Label it lending documents and put everything you give to your lender inside.

This will save you headaches if and when you desire to switch lenders of if you are asked for the same documentation again from the same lender (which happens way to often, btw).

This is the mechanics of it. Let's say you don't have a scanner or copy machine. When you take anything to the lender, have them scan all of your documents, everything you give them, and email them back to you.

If you have a “great realtor :) ” – then give your lending paperwork to them, have them scan it to you and the lender. Take all of those emails and place them into the folder you created in your email program. Or download all of those files and place them into the folder on your computer you made for this very purpose.

Tune into our Daily Santa Clarita real estate radio show at and when you do, you can view past episodes of our Truth in Lending real estate podcast that happens every Thursday of every week.

Thanks for taking the time to read this information related to Lending and Lenders in the Santa Clarita Valley Cities, we are proud to be of service to you and hope to hear from you soon.

I'm Connor MacIvor with REMAX of Valencia CA's Paris911's Team of Realtors. Click on the email address at the top of this post or call me at the phone number, be safe!


23209 Beachcomber Lane, Valencia CA Bridgeport Valencia Home for Sale

When we list real estate, we have several, (X a bunch), of things that we do to promote each of our listings.

When procuring a real estate listing, we have to get the sellers motivated to make it photoready. When they do, I am able to take those photos and publish them online on all of the different “paris911″ channels.

We are not only about uploading the listing to the Multiple Listing Service.

To do a real estate seller service, the listing has also to be uploaded, by “direct upload” by the real estate agent to a multitude of other “Real Estate” Websites.

This is our REMAX of Valencia Blog. This is one of the sites which the listing is uploaded. By clicking on the flyer below – you will see that it goes to our YouTube Video Channel for Real Estate.

When you “Google” the address – 23209 Brooke Lane, Valencia CA, 91355, you will see that our YouTube video is on page 1 within the organic search results.

For our Real Estate Sellers – this is pure advantage over those others that lack the gear to serve on the listing side within the Santa Clarita real estate business.

Enjoy the YouTube Video. BTW – this home entered escrow within only 3 days after it was placed onto the market for sale! – Congrats to our sellers and our Real estate Buyer!
Bridgeport in Valencia CA home

We are REMAX of Valencia

Top REMAX of Valencia RealtorsWe are with the RE/MAX of Valencia CA Paris911 Team of Realtors.

During our weekly real estate radio show we cover most of the SCV Cities, including exacting real estate data on Valencia CA.

Today we did our Foreclosure Market update Wednesday’s report.

We spoke about some of the best ways in which to grab onto a Foreclosure deal.

With approximately 21 bank owned Real Estate Owned properties on the active market in the Valencia and Santa Clarita Cities, we see this number up from the 13 of last week.

There was rumor about the 10 year adjustable notes that had been written, hand over fist, back in 2005. 2015 is the year of their maturation.

More to come about these “potential” foreclosures in the coming weeks.

For access to our Foreclosure real estate radio show on Wednesdays, all you have to do is hit our Main Radio Station on Wednesday afternoons.


#StevensonRanch Open Houses – #Truestory in #SantaClarita

top open house agentsOpen houses don’t sell homes…

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 locals in 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

Resource – Santa Clarita open house website

REMAX of Valencia and Santa Clarita Real Estate Referral System

Top REMAX Real Estate agentsIf 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 comfort zone

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.

Our offices are brick and mortar in type, Primary Office is located at 25101 The Old Road, Santa Clarita CA 91381.

Our REMAX of Valencia office is located at 27720 Dickason Ave, Valencia CA, 91355.

We are proud to be of service and we will keep the light on for you :)

What about Santa Clarita Lenders are they all created equally

REMAX of Valencia CAThe short answer is not they are not all created equally.

There are many sources of money when it comes to you buying your Santa Clarita Valley residence.

You are able to go to a main line bank – such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citi Bank, Chase and other “large'” banks to get financing.

Maybe you are a member of a credit union. If that is the case, you should be able to go to them to get a loan.

The other type of lender is the Mortgage Broker.

They can pull from many different sources of money and may be more “flexible” than the others.

However, who you use to finance your new Santa Clarita home is your business.

We have recommendations – but at the end of the day, you are the boss with who you procure your loan from.

If you want to have a listen to our Latest Santa Clarita lending real estate radio show – click the preceding text.

When you are ready – Please reach out to my Paris911 Team at REMAX of Valencia.

REMAX of Valencia Presents the Local Realtors known as Paris911

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?

Making sure your buyers are serviced correctlyThey 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.