Santa Clarita real estate radio showMonitoring the daily real estate information and data has it’s advantages.

For example, when out on the town, when someone asks how we are “doing with regard to real estate” I am able to say things like this:

  • Great – did you know we have added 103 new real estate listings to the Santa Clarita Valley available inventory in the past 7 days.
  • This means that we have a total of 560 active homes for sale.
  • The other signs that indicate we are on the road to Real Estate Recovery are those that depict the current Foreclosure levels being at having only 15 active REO and Bank owned listings on the market.
  • Did you know that we had 46 homes sell during the past 7 days – buyers are buying and sellers are wanting to sell.

Advantages it has to be one with the local Real Estate Market (in my best Yoda Voice)

The question of the day was a bit confusing – it was as follows via email: “Should I sign anything before the selling price is agreed upon?”

This question leads me to believe that we are being asked by a real estate seller. Maybe he has been “pitched” by agents saying they are offering something very secret. They may want him to sign some document, that keeps everything they say to him a secret?  HA – Secret Squirrel Nonsense.

I thought the days of smoke and mirrors, pertaining to real estate and sales in general, were behind us. Who in the world falls for crap like this anymore anyway?  I suppose the unfortunate thing is 1 is far too many :(

Here is the deal. You are hiring someone to sell your home. You will want to ask them questions pertaining to themselves and how they are going to sell your home better than other agents.

Resource: See the BEST questions to ask when interviewing a real estate agent

After you do that, sit back and listen. One Question, one response. Remember, you are doing the questioning and interviewing. Don’t let them turn the tables against you.

LOL – let the agent know, they will have time for cross examination, just not during your direct examination :)

Seriously, you as a real estate seller and buyer are contacting a real estate agent much later in the buying or selling process these days.

With so much information available online – the “old ancient high pressure and tricky” sales approaches are something that real estate buyers hate.

I suppose, looking back at my dad’s experience with sales people, he hated it back in the 70’s and 80’s…

Find someone that you like and use them. Don’t let anyone run a game on you.

There are way too many good Realtors in the world. If you are in our neck of the woods – the Greater Los Angeles Areas – Reach out to me. If you are elsewhere – contact me anyway and I’ll find someone that is “one of us”.

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27148 Rio Prado Drive, Valencia, CA 91354 (MLS # PW14263837)

(all data current as of 1/26/2015)
Price $456,900
Beds 4
Baths 3 full
Home size 2,014 sq ft
Lot Size 4,543 sqft
Days on Market 27
$38,000 in UPGRADES you will say WOW about! Beautiful hard surface flooring; Kitchen has granite counters, elegant light color cabinets, so nice! one bedroom & bathroom downstairs; Professionally landscaped grounds; New exterior paint; Interior recently painted also; Notice the claw foot bathtub upstairs! A rememberance of years ago. New fencing and upgraded paint; Oversized balcony, enjoy the spacious patio, new fencing, and very large, corner lot. One of the largest lots in the development; Newer water heater; thousands spent for professional landscaping; dual pane windows, so quiet! Three skylights add extra light. Tile roof in great condition. Association has many great features, pools, tennis courts; playgrounds, basketball courts; club house, parks, etc. Low monthly association fee. Valencia Racquet Club. Three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs; One bedroom being used as home office, it does have a closet and doors that close. Many uses, or that 4th bedroom you might want. Agents please point out all the wonderful amenities that add extra value to this home. You just need to hang your clothes in the closet, and relax and enjoy! See Virtual Tour included in the MLS information.

Property Type(s): Residential , Single Family Residence

Last Updated 1/20/2015 Tract Valencia Racquet Club (vlrq) (Valencia Racquet Club (VLRQ))
Year Built 1975 Community Valencia North
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Los Angeles
Total Parking 4 Walk Score ® 35

Schools

School District William S. Hart Union
Elementary School Santa Clarita Elem.
Jr. High School Arroyo Seco

Additional Details

AssociationDues1 73 BathsFull 3
BathsFullTqtr 3 BuildersTractCode Valencia Racquet Club (VLRQ)
BuildersTractName Valencia Racquet Club (VLRQ) CrossStreets Decoro Dr. & Seco Cyn Rd.
EntryLevel 1 LA_StateLicenseNumber 928536
LandFeeLease Fee ListPriceIncludes dining room chandelier
NumberGarageSpaces 2 NumberParkingSpaces 2
Possession Close Plus 2 PricePerSqft 226.86
Status Active

Features

AccessibilityFeatures Low Pile Carpeting
Appliances Built In Range, Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Gas Oven, Gas Range, Microwave, Water Line to Refrigerator
Assessments None
Association Club House, Other Courts, Pets Permitted, Picnic Area, Playground, Pool, Recreational Multipurpose Room, Tennis
AssociationDues1Frequency Monthly
AttachedStructure Attached
CommonWalls 1 common wall, End Unit, No one above, No one below
CommunityFeatures Curbs, Sidewalks
ConstructionMaterials Drywall Walls, Frame, Stucco
Cooling Central, Electric
DualVariableCompensation No
EatingArea Formal Dining Room, In Kitchen
EntryLocation Ground Level
ExteriorFeatures Kennel
Fencing New Condition, Wood
Fireplace Family Room, Living Room
Floor Ceramic Tile, Partially Carpeted, Wood Laminate
Foundation Concrete Slab
GarageAttached Attached
Heating Forced Air, Natural Gas
InteriorFeatures Balcony, Bathtub, Cathedral-Vaulted Ceilings, Ceiling Fan, Open Floor Plan, Shower in Tub, Two Story Ceilings
KeySafeDescription Supra
KeySafeLocation Gas Meter
LastChangeType New Listing
Laundry Area, In Garage, Washer Hookup
ListingType Exclusive Right To Sell
LotFeatures Back Yard, Corner Lot, Front Yard, Landscaped, Lawn, Park Nearby, Paved Street, Sprinklers In Front, Sprinklers In Rear, Yard
LotSizeType Sqft
Parking Driveway, Driveway - Concrete, Garage - Front Entry, Garage Door Opener
Patio Covered, Deck, Patio Open, Slab
Pool Association, Community Pool
Possession Close Plus 2
PropertySubType Single Family Residence
Roofing Tile
Rooms Entry, Formal Entry, Living Room, Main Floor Bedroom, Main Floor Master Bedroom, Master Bedroom, Walk-In Closet
SaleType Standard
SchoolDistrict William S. Hart Union
SecurityFeatures Carbon Monoxide Detector(s), Smoke Detector
ServiceType Full Service
Sewer Sewer Connected, Sewer In Street
SqFtSourceLot Assessor's Data
SqFtSourceStructure Assessor's Data
Stories Two Level
Style Traditional
Utilities Natural Gas
View Hills
WaterSource District/Public
WindowFeatures Double Pane Windows, Drapes/Curtains, Skylights
YearBuiltSource Assessor

Location

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by : Ann Randall CalBRE # 928536, Homes & Properties 2000

(view all details for MLS #PW14263837)

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