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The funny thing is that people are still different no matter how “techy” the world becomes.
I have embraced technology, but I realize that not everyone that we work with likes to do business using technology.
However, most of the clients, that we are working with, like being able to answer a phone call, from anywhere, when we find that “perfect” property for them.
But, some of our clients don’t do “real estate apps”. You also won’t find them on Paris911.com searching for real estate.
They don’t Zillow – they don’t do Trulia, and they could care less about Realtor.com.
The edge in our real estate business is knowing who likes what. Who is “app savvy” and will want to use that and then making sure I can provide it for them.
Not one of those syndication website Apps, that may place my clients personal information in jeopardy. I’m talking about something they can use to get the info they are looking for without getting harmed.
In order to make this happen, I am continually searching for technology that will benefit our real estate clients, I test the items, and I pay for those items and I put them into play.
As stated in the beginning of our Santa Clarita Daily Show, some of our clients want to get the phone call and some want to get a text message when the perfect home is on the market, we cater to both and everyone in between.
The Santa Clarita Daily Market Report:
The local Santa Clarita markets are moving – but as you can see we are still reporting price reductions on the current real estate for sale.
On this screen shot, I’ll give some insight as to what the terms mean:
City - Sau is Saugus, Val is Valencia, Canc is Canyon Country, SR is Stevenson Ranch, Newh is Newhall.
Area - Bouq is Bouquet Canyon, Valn is Valencia North, Val1 is Valencia 1, Copn is Copper HIll North, Can1 is Canyon Country 1, Sosr is South Stevenson Ranch, New1 is Newhall 1, and Vlwh is Valencia West Hills.
Sale Type - NOD is Notice of Default, Spay is Short Pay, Std is a Standard Sale.
BR/BA - Bedrooms and Bathrooms.
The local market action during the past 24 hours breaks down in this way.
When searching for real estate – we always want the “real estate interested” to use local resources. They will know the area, they understand the inventory, and know the in’s and out’s to getting their clients offers accepted.
In fact, both Paris and I have our Limit as far as our “reach” within Southern California – and from the Santa Clarita Valley. We call it our “comfort zone” with regard to real estate. Have a look at our Comfort Zone. —>
When we have those of you looking outside of our comfort zone – We have other options to serve those clients. We operate our REMAX Relocation System and have technology in place to serve those clients as if we were their sole representatives.
It starts out with a Relocation Network that spans the entire United States of America. We then develop relationships on a referral basis with other “top producing real estate agents”. To Demonstrate that we love the REMAX Brand, but ultimately want our clients to get the BEST in Service and Protection – not all of those agents in our referral network are with REMAX.
In fact, we have agents from Coldwell Banker, Realty Executives, Keller Williams, Troop real estate, and others that make up our Referral Agents Network.
If you are looking for Local Santa Clarita Real estate agents – we are your “go to” REMAX Team of Paris911 associates. But if you are venturing outside of our comfort zone – give us a call and let us run the interference for you!
After watching “Napoleon Dynamite”, too many times, I ask Paris this question most mornings, “What are you going to do today Napoleon…”
The Santa Clarita Schedule – in Thousand Oaks
Today, we are headed out to Thousand Oaks, to list a new Bank Owned home. Located on Surrey Court – it is a large home with a pool, on a cul-de-sac. This is one of those “assigned” homes that required several court appointments and an eviction. When I showed up with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department the home was filled with trash and was totally neglected.
After speaking with the neighbors, I concluded that the “previous owners”, had just driven away, moments before the Sheriff’s had Arrived.
This home will be posted everywhere on the Net after about 7 days with our abilities – so just run through Google – “Surrey Real Estate” and it will pop so you can view the price and the photos.
Another Foreclosure in Tesoro Del Valle – Valencia
Placing Flyers and ensuring that the Bank’s Listings are not neglected – I will be also going to a street named Via Milagro in the Tesoro are of Valencia CA. This is another Bank Owned home that we have been “in process” with regard to getting it ready for sale.
This home is over 3400 square feet and is located on a street that seems to be well taken care of. I have spoken with several of the neighbors and they demonstrate that “pride of ownership”, it comes across very transparently.
We will have the new photos – Video and everything else we do to market our Seller’s listings completed and uploaded today. It usually takes about 7 or so days, for all of the internet “real estate listing hubs”, to all pick up our Real Estate for Sale Build Outs.
I’ll post a couple of Video’s on You Tube with Each of these assets that will be for sale on the Multiple Listing Service today, so you can see them before you view them in person, if interested.
Why Local Real Estate agents are not the “solve all”
I can hear it now, “Watch it Connor, you always say to work with Local Real Estate agents…” – I do and I am not changing my opinion, however – there is a “but” to this statement. You have to go with your gut, you have to interview those whom you are hiring, you have to feel comfortable with your choice. Ask the agent you are interviewing what the advantage is if you list or buy through them, if it is not “within their area”. Heck, ask them the question even if you are buying in their backyard.
Being comfortable and being able to give you the best service will be paramount. When it comes to listing a home for sale, I know for a fact that can be accomplished from anywhere, “San Jose Anyone…”, if the agent knows their way around the “Real Estate internet marketing channels…” The “Brokers Open” is something that is highly overrated(at least in our market).
So, if like the agent you are choosing to list your home, you feel comfortable with them and want them to list it – it matters not where they are from, as long as they are a Realtor and are a FULL local Board of Realtors Member in Good Standing. (This is critical – if they are not a member of the Local Multiple Listing Service or local Board of Realtors – Don’t Hire Them – that will hurt no matter how comfortable you are with them…)
The Rest is up to you
Being able to live in a society that allows “WE THE PEOPLE” the “choice” is really taken for granted. I know that I think of how Blessed we are to live in a country that has the strongest standing militarily in the world. I had a Training Officer on the LAPD, back in 1991. His name was Lynwood Howe. He had me nicknamed “horsefly”. I will remember one of his statements of advice to me, “Pick and choose your friends wisely, Horsefly…” Thanks Lynwood, that has severed me very well, so far
Active is where my gripe enters this post. Those properties that are showing active are in the “public’s” view. The “searching for real estate” public can see “active” listings on Redfin, Realtor.com, Homes.com, RealEstate.com, Trulia, Zillow, and others. If it is showing active, then it is showing up on those sites as being available for purchase.
Some Back-up status listings show up as active on some of these Large Real Estate Lead Generation systems also (that is another story for another time). Just use Local Resources so you don’t have your personal information sold or traded to the “hungry agent” bunch.
Each of these terms above – active, backup, pending, sold, and the others are all MacBoX capable. Below you will see our MacBoX – type anyone of those terms into it to see what they specifically mean.
Here is the video I did that further explains the frustration that the “good” agents have against those that are not updating the MLS when their sellers properties are no longer “active”.
Within the Million Dollar Real Estate listings in the cities that compose the Santa Clarita Valley, there is quite a bit of activity. There are still those, no matter what economy, that are still doing well and looking to move into homes that are priced at A Million or more dollars.
This page has been set up to reflect all of the real estate listings in the Cities that make up the Santa Clarita Valley at over 1 million dollars.
Have a look – this page has every single listing that is currently on the market for sale – the list below refreshes with the newest real estate listings first.