REMAX of Valencia on Bing for go SCV and Valencia Realtors

Gotta love our connected status within Bing and on their home and real estate search engine for REMAX of Valencia

I, Connor MacIvor with REMAX of Valencia, have been hard at work for our real estate sellers in Valencia and Santa Clarita, getting our branding up to the First Page within the Organic Search results.
real estate remax of valenciaThis equates to me being able to attract more attention from the listings we personally procure for our Valencia – Santa Clarita real estate sellers.
Here is how it works for us and my personal real estate team at REMAX of Valencia.
I write. I have done a lot of writing about the real estate sales and procurement scenarios within the Santa Clarita – Valencia housing markets.
With over 10,000 real estate articles on our main SCV661.com Blog for Santa Clarita Homes, we are on the top related to other local real estate agents. Visit our Santa Clarita real estate blog SCV661.com
I have produced over 2000 youtube videos about housing, the buying and selling process related to real estate. Visit our real estate youtube channel by going to SCVtube.com
Facebook – forget about it! This is one of our systems that bring a huge return for our Valencia – Santa Clarita real estate sellers. Visit our SCVnest – Paris911 facebook page for Real Estate
We are also dug in deeper than Alabama Ticks on the following sites and systems:

REMAX of Valencia on Google Plus

REMAX of Valencia on Foursquare

REMAX of Valencia on Infogroup

All of this placement for our REMAX of Valencia real estate team gives our real estate sellers and buyers huge benefit and return on our investment of time and energy.

Reach out to me directly on our website – phone number is at the top and I’m glad to be of service.

14274 real estate listings are for sale in Southern California

The real estate listings in the Southern California cities – the Greater Los Angeles Areas and within the Santa Clarita Valley is just over 14,000 in number.

These are those where the agents have taken care and consideration to upload photos of the homes they are selling for their sellers.

Why would a real estate agent, almost 300, not upload real estate photos at the time they are entering a listing with the Multiple Listing Service on SCVnest.com?

Laziness would be my first guess. SCVnest.com refreshes very often. However, some of the qualified real estate buyers are using real estate syndication websites like Trulia and Zillow. They may not be pulling the real estate information as often as a MLS based real estate website like SCVnest.com

Therefore, those home buyers searching for home are going to miss the photos on 300 real estate listings which are showing up as “new” listings for sale.

The new real estate listings are what most buyers that have been searching are looking for. They have seen the old ones and have now curtailed their search only to show the newest real estate listings that are for sale.

Listings currently for Sale in Southern California

As you are able to see by the listings reflected above, we have currently 14,274 real estate listings that are currently for sale in Southern California.

As far as real estate listings without photos currently, because their real estate listing agents did not upload them at the time of publication – you can see there are 14,544 – roughly 270 homes listed for sale by the Seller’s chosen realtors who did not bother to even snap a single exterior photo from their phone to be uploaded with the listing.

No photo real estate listings for sale

I know, I sound irritated. This is bad real estate seller representation plain and simple.

As your agent what they are going to do first and how they are going to start the publication process on the home that they are selling for you.

Ask me and I’ll tell ya! – Have a GREAT day and reach out to me when you are ready for my assistance with your buying or selling of real estate needs.

National Housing Report by REMAX of Valencia May 2016

Good day everyone, here at REMAX of Valencia we present to you the national Housing Report for real estate and homes.

The Santa Clarita Valley differs from the National Market in the amounts of days it takes to sell a home locally.

Our Days on Market timeframes are much less than the national average. Which is GREAT news for real estate sellers.

Make sure you reach out to us to find out what your Valencia – Santa Clarita home is worth in the Current real estate market.

We are here for our clients 100% and vow to protect and secure your real estate interests.

I’m Connor and I’m glad to be of service to you and yours. Please take a moment to check out our REMAX of Valencia real estate website for further information on the current market. To search for Santa Clarita Valley real estate, we have the best search engines which are connected to the actual Multiple Listing Service MLS.

REMAX of Valencia and Santa Clarita Number One in 2016

REMAX of Valencia and Santa Clarita Number One

REMAX of Santa Clarita And Valencia 2016 performance

Looking at the other Large Brokerages – REMAX associates handled 17.3 transactions sides per agent – which is an amazing statistic.

For U.S. Residential transaction sides – we have covered over 960,000.

Brand awareness is at an all time high at 27.0 – compared with Realty Executives, ERA, Berkshire Hathaway, Coldwell Banker, Better Homes and Gardens, Keller Williams and Sotheby’s are mostly in the single digits – with the exception of Coldwell Banker and Century 21 – they have been around a long time but cannot trump REMAX, as you can see.

Speaking about REMAX’s reach in foreign countries, 95+ countries is where REMAX dominates the other real estate competition. I’m honored to be a member of such a powerful real estate brokerage, as REMAX is.

As of 2016, we have, at REMAX, 6,956 REMAX offices worldwide. This is definitely a plus for the home buyers and sellers in the world. Because of our connectability – we can really perform at a much higher level than the other real estate brokerages.

As an aside, more associates don’t always mean a better brokerage. Some agents allowed to join a real estate brokerage only have to have a heartbeat and the ability to sign their name, and of course pass the real estate exam.

REMAX Associates has over 104,000 real estate associates and is one of the top Brokerages in the United States and the World.

I know we had a lot of choices when it comes to who to join with and who we hitched up in the beginning.

We are REMAX by choice and we are Proud to be a Part of the REMAX Brand. Our sellers and buyers benefit too by our allegiance to the REMAX Brand.

When you are ready, reach out to me at REMAX of Valencia CA to handle your real estate needs. Let me know when you are ready and I’ll be there for you as I have been for so many others.

Make sure you listen to our Housing Radio real estate Broadcast. I do episodes that have a lot of GREAT information related to the real estate market, the buyer’s needs, and the seller’s advantages.

 

Circle of Blue Law Enforcement Referral Network

Proud Member law enforcement circle networkWe have been blessed to be the premier team for the Law Enforcement Network within the Santa Clarita and Los Angeles California Areas.

During our stint in the real estate trenches, since 1998, we have represented thousands of Law Enforcement officials when it comes to their real estate consultation and representation needs.

We are proud to present our latest LEO networking group and want you to be a part.

Let us know when you are ready to join on our cause regarding the Law Enforcement Officials you know, to be of the greatest service and assistance, as they do daily without selfish intentions.

 

Don’t let cupid’s arrow hit you in your arse with Real Estate

When it comes to real estate and those issues you maybe having, we do our best to give you the intel before you take the first step.

When first time buyers approaching the buying platform, they should attend our http://paris911.com/crashcourse on real estate.

We are not like the other agents/teams that you may have run into. We want our clients to be educated beyond that of a normal home buyer or home seller.

That is why we share so much information via our Real Estate blog and within the other platforms we have built online.

To read one of our real estate blogs go to SCVnest.com

 

Watch out for Agents who say they have a buyer for your home

Santa Clarita homes and radio showThis came up today due to a Coldwell Banker agent door knocking a client of our’s home.

We have been discussing selling it, but they are not ready.  However, the interesting thing is this agent’s approach and is something I need to make you aware of.

When we show real estate listings, we typically schedule them a day or two before, make the arrangements with owners – occupants, call the agents involved to vette the home, then take our clients.

This agent is doing one better. After they scheduled the homes to be shown a day or two before, they door knock the neighborhood stating they have a buyer for those who are home.

Basically it goes like this, “I am going to be showing properties in your neighborhood tomorrow and I’d like the opportunity to show my Super Well Qualified home buyers your home too. I know it’s not on the market for sale, but I would appreciate the opportunity, just in case you have been contemplating selling it…”

Listen to our Housing Radio Episode on Facebook (like our page please!)

GREAT – Call your agent and give them the number and name of the agent who says they have a buyer, so they are able to vette them and see “how much” they are willing to offer. Also, have your agent find out if they are “financially able” to buy your home. Furthermore, to make sure the financing, proof of funds and credit reports are all solid and good to go.

At the end of the day, every real estate seller wants the most they can get for their home. With today’s constrictive real estate inventory homes don’t stay too long on the market.

Follow @HousingRadio on Twitter – we’d be honored and you… “informed”.

Limiting your options as a real estate seller, to go with the “buyers” who are having view your home by the agent who told you, “I have a buyer for your home…”, is a mistake.

Be weary with this approach and OMT – You would want to make sure your home is advertised to everyone in the market to buy.  You want all of the buyers wanting to buy a home like yours to be notified that it’s now for sale.

Then, in the perfect scenario, you will have multiple offers on the real estate we have listed for you, then we will be able to get you the most for the home you are having us sell.

That is the better way than to trust someone doorknocking your home saying, “I have a buyer for your home…”

Be safe and thanks for listening to our Housing Radio Show. I’m Connor MacIvor with REMAX of Valencia CA.

Free Money and Grant Programs for First Time Buyers

Real Estate grant programsHave you heard? There is free money and grant programs for first time buyers and others?

Maybe you have seen this on your twitter feed?  Maybe you have seen this on your social media or RSS reader?

Most often, it’s a scam.

People using whatever it takes to get you to do something you may not be ready to do.

In fact, we see this game often.

Here are the facts

Most grant programs and rebate programs are bogus.

They are not really in existence.

It’s just lenders and realtors trying to manipulate you.

We had a client recently use a grant program where the grant covered their 3.5% down payment. It was not an easy transaction and one that would have made the rest of my hair fall out if I wasn’t already bald.

The tip to take away from this posting is that you need to make sure you are not getting taken. Agents will use anything to sound spectacular in order to attract a real estate buyer or seller.

I was a cop far too long to take advantage of people and It’s in my blood to protect and to serve the real estate needs of our clients. Just reach out if you have any questions, concerns or comments.

New Valencia Homes and New Santa Clarita Home Builder Locations

All the new home sites and new home builder communities within Valencia, Santa Clarita and the rest of

Southern California are placed on the interactive map below.

If you are not seeing the map(at the bottom) – Maybe you need to get Flash?

No REMAX of Valencia website would be complete without me posting all the new homes that are currently for sale in Valencia and Santa Clarita California. I have exceeded your expectations and posted up all of the new homes for sale in Southern California.

Remember this – WE REPRESENT OUR CLIENTS WITH ALL NEW HOMES SALES…

There is no “negative” to having me on your side when purchasing a new home. You cannot be given more in the way of anything (credit, closing costs, upgrades, lot premium, flooring, etc…), if you choose not to have me represent you at any New Home Builder Tract or Area.

There is a lot of “positives” which my FREE representation will bring you. A second set of eyes which are knowledgeable with new homes / new construction / new builders. An Experienced realtor, one that has been a top producer in their industry with new homes and resale homes. I will be able to look over the contractors, vette the lender and make sure the new home builder is living up to their part of the bargain.

Here is something else to consider. Due to my relationships at many of the new home builder communities, I get the call first. If a home is falling out of escrow, I am typically able to get my New Home clients to take over.


REMAX of Valencia Photos removed from Yelp for the Paris911 team

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There is truth in there somewhereYelp is a great resource, but at the end of the day, you are going to have to make up your own mind.

Your OWN opinion, may in fact differ from what Yelp and their Yelpers Think…

I’m a Yelper myself and I have had opinions of businesses that totally differed from those others who reviewed the same location. In fact, my opinions seem to run on the “I have a higher opinion” side than on the negative side for most businesses I frequent – Maybe I’m just too positive – but I am who I am :0

So hence our REMAX of Valencia Photo album being removed. They were nice photos of the offices, but because they came from a lowly agent, such as myself, and not posted by the IT person, apparently they weren’t good enough. 🙁

Ah well, there are bigger things to worry about than “Who’s the Bost?”

This are the photos we had posted of REMAX of Valencia, on Yelp – See what I mean 🙂

 

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See what I mean – Yelp sure is smart 🙂 Ah well, as Homer Simpson says, “you cannot fight city hall…”…

We did our weekly recap on our Paris911 Realtor website where we discussed the blog articles produced by our REMAX of Valencia Team.

The Santa Clarita and Valencia housing inventory is less than 500 units for sale. That is horrible news for the real estate buyers in our local Valencia home buying market. However, the sellers are rejoicing due to them being able to have REMAX of Valencia sell their real estate and homes at a premium!

Considering Selling your home – find out what it’s worth!

We are not at peak prices, which Valencia Experienced back in late 2006 and early 2007. We are between 12 and 10% off of peak prices.

Lenders interest rates are wonderfully low, even with the .25% rate hike we observed happen a few weeks ago.

Lender Tip: If you are not going to use a local Santa Clarita Mortgage broker or bank, and are going the “online only” route, make sure you get a physical address of the lender and verify it with another source, try Yelp 🙂

Seriously, you want to make sure the business you are using really exists. Because, if you run into someone scamming you and don’t find out until zero hour, you need to know where to send the correspondence or even where to visit in person.

Buying a home is a HUGE deal – make sure you are well represented on all fronts. We meet with all of our REMAX of Valencia home sellers and buyers in person. Of course, we are more “in your lives” than the lender. We are advertising, marketing and selling your home, we are showing buyers of real estate, homes, condos and townhomes – our’s is a more “personal” position.

I’m Connor – thanks for checking out today’s real estate posting for REMAX of Valencia. I went ahead and added a few of the above photos back to Yelp at REMAX of Valencia. I also added Paris’ photo because there are a couple of other agent’s photos on that page.

We will see if I get struck down. The other day I was speaking with someone from another real estate company who remarked, “It’s hard to compete with Yelp because they are in it for the money…”  I suppose I can see it that way, at the end of the day, I suppose we all have to make a living. It’s just some of us are running “cleaner” than others…

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