Listing and selling real estate in Santa Clarita and Valencia California takes some really “focused” work within the internet circles.
Advertising real estate consists of giving buyers what they want when surfing the online channels.
Here is an example – When you click on the link for a recently taken Valencia CA home we are selling, you will land on a page where you are seeing many photos of the specific real estate listing.
However, that is not all – It’s not just a player – the page is full of great neighborhood information including other intel which buyers find helpful when searching for real estate online.
First – what you will find on some Syndication Websites is a full description – this lives on this page. Photos – you see those online as well. Maps and Local – this is where the Syndication websites start to get fuzzy. Schools – We are now above the crowd. Then – Connecting to us, the real live listing agents within our offices, “Schedule a showing/request info” – that is where ours breaks away totally from the real estate syndication websites.
Let the SPAM Begin…
You see, you are going to get hammered with spam when you are not on the actual MLS and request information by those powers that be.
Those websites monetize your personal and private information. They do this by selling to real estate agents who are willing to pay for it and there are a bunch of those in the world.
What is my home worth? – this system will give you intel on what your home is worth and will have me work up the most accurate numbers when I use the “buyer drive factors” and “Top Sales Experience” to determine the current value of your home – Santa Clarita or elsewhere in Southern California.
Find homes Closer to where you work – Of course, everything is in the title – if you work in Studio City and want to buy a residence closer to where you work – this is your option. Anywhere in Southern California, within the Santa Clarita Valley and in Valencia, you will the most current listings that are close to where you work!
The Foreclosure Listings
Free Foreclosure and Bank Owned Lists – Foreclosures, everyone wants to get a handle on distressed real estate listings. This is your way in which to do just that. Bank Owned real estate, short sales which are in process, the investor owned distressed real estate listings and more. Each will be gathered and you will be given the “non dangerous” on line resources so you can search as I do for Foreclosures and Bank Owned real estate listings.
Nice to meet you…
I’m Connor MacIvor with REMAX of Santa Clarita and REMAX of Valencia. I’m Proud to serve you with regard to all of your real estate needs. Please reach out to us and have a listen to our Santa Clarita real estate radio show.
Don’t get taken by searching dangerous housing sites
For this week’s show stopper – we are going to speak about finding the new housing listings. New – not as in new construction or new builders – but new, as just becoming for sale
Where can you find them without having to worry about having your personal and private information sold, traded or otherwise getting spammed to death?
Once you arrive at our home search engine, you will see that it is different than anything else online. It has 100% of the permissions necessary to publish all of the MLS – multiple listing service in Southern California.
This is where the advantage is when it comes to our SCVnest system? It’s not a syndication website – it’s not zillow, nor trulia, nor Redfin, nor realtor.com, nor any of the “agent review websites”.
It’s mine. My system, my real estate search engine. We are those who see any information you desire us to sell.
We represent clients. We work with those who want to buy or sell in the Santa Clarita Valley Cities and we are not gaming anyone!
Have a GREAT week – We will see you tomorrow while we float around on our Relocation.Paris911.com blog and have our travel Tuesdays Broadcast about what resources we have provided to make real estate experience better.
I want to bring to your attention that we are hosting a seven day a week radio show that will give you the proper intel to do anything in real estate. Go To HousingRadio.com to see it in it’s full glory!
That is where you will have the agent practically wine and dine you into believing if he cannot sell your home he will buy it or give you a certain amount of money.
The part of this process that is hidden behind the scenes has to with the mandatory price reductions that have to take place on the home this, “home sold guaranteed”, agent’s listing.
You will see the green arrows represent increases in listing price.
When properties are increased between listing price to listing price – those changes are typically distressed short sale listings that have a price agreed on by the bank. A price that does not match the listing agent’s estimate of value for the home.
It also results in buyers canceling escrow, not being able to move forward with the purchase because they can no longer qualify for the “new higher amount”.
This is one of the reasons why it is so important to ensure you are having a professional CMA performed on the real estate. We do this for every single seller we encounter.
Short Sale Increases
We also do this for our Short Sale Sellers as well. They need to know that the first time at the plate, we are going to swing and connect. We need at least a base hit the first time out.
Sometimes the banks don’t give us a second attempt at bat. Sometimes they call it one and done.
I don’t even want to go there with my sellers. I want to be the hero – not the ZERO!
Interest Rates – how do you get the best deal
Where are you going to get your loan from? Are you buying a home that is going to require you get a brand new loan? This is called “origination” – the act of getting a brand new loan on a home.
The home can be re-sale or brand new itself – that is still an “Origination” type of loan.
The other type of loan is a refinance. RE-FI’s, as you may have heard of them, sometimes carry a higher interest rate, depending.
Either way, how do you know you are getting the best deal on the interest rate?
Where to find the current Interest Rate
You need a place to go to check what the current rate happens to be. The place I go to “double check” the rate today is “Bank Rate.com” – no space
Just hover over the widget on the right side of the Screen – and you will see the “refinance” rate and the “mortgage” rate pop up.
If you are buying a home and this is a new loan – then you want to see the rate that is under the “mortgage” tab.
If you are refinancing to take money out or to lower your interest rate – then you want the “refinance” rate.
Ask your lender, if they are, why their rate is higher than what you are seeing at bank rate.com. Also – Never give up your personal information on systems like that – it will be sold in the form of a lead – be careful!
I’m Connor – thanks for watching! – We will be back tomorrow with our Travel Tuesdays Broadcast – where to find the best real estate info online!!!
The Santa Clarita Realtors on Pinterest – We make sure to keep our Pinterest Page update for Santa Clarita real estate.
One of the things most agents, whom you are interviewing, won’t tell you is the fact they need to be present on all of the social media websites.
When it comes to having photos taken of any of our Real Estate Listings – Pinterest is the key.
Our Santa Clarita real estate sellers benefit from our Pinterest Feed.
They get the added exposure, above and beyond the real estate syndication websites, in this way they are “searchable” on the Pinterest Platform.
Real Estate Sellers have the edge when working with our Team. We don’t cut corners when it comes to advertising our real estate listings.
That is why Discount versus Non Discount – is the key to ensuring you getting what you want when it comes to Santa Clarita real estate and your goals.
When we first got into the Santa Clarita Realtor business, we did so because we were taken advantage by the Realtors we hired to represent us. Actually, it was only one realtor. But he did the job of two at screwing up our buying of a Santa Clarita Home.
We came from modest means at that time. I was a full time cop and Paris was a full time student – part time waitress.
It should not have happened to us – but it did. The agent we had hired played many games on us and to have it end finally in a bad way, was something I did not expect.
Welcome to our Travel Tuesdays Broadcast. I’m Connor MacIvor your host and before we get into where we happen to be within the “social media” sites of the world, let’s get into the Santa Clarita real estate news.
On the forefront within real estate, we see that there are a couple of new “loan programs” that Fannie and Freddie are offering. Using one of these products will allow you to buy a home/condo/townhome with a 3% down payment.
That is 1/2 a percent less than the comparable FHA Loan.
Sounds sweet – However, it maybe require you to show your ability to “walk on water” with regard to your debt to income ratio and your fico scores. More about that this Thursday on our Truth in Lending Broadcast – Tune in!
7 Day real estate roundup for Santa Clarita:
73 new Santa Clarita real estate released during the past 7 days. (more info type the word: new into the MacBoX at Paris911.com to see the new listings)
29 real estate listings had their prices changed
26 homes fell out of escrow, and are back on the market, in the SCV Cities
26 homes entered escrow in backup status
41 homes did not sell during their contractual time frame and expired
12 homes were changed/entered the pending status reference to escrow
71 real estate listings closed escrow and have new owners in Santa Clarita Valley!
Current Inventory Levels – Santa Clarita CA
There are 545 Active real estate listings currently for sale in Santa Clarita Valley
We have been monitoring 184 real estate listings in the SCV that are in BackUp Position within escrow (more info – type the word: backup into the macBox at Paris911.com)
158 real estate listings in the Santa Clarita Valley are pending currently (ready to close escrow) (more info – type the word: pending into the MacBoX at Paris911.com)
If you are seeing different numbers than these advertised on the Big Real Estate Syndication websites, or anywhere online, be weary. Do what our clients do, get a fake email address before embarking on searching for homes on those websites! That way you can remain SPAM FREE!
Email Question for our Show!
Definitely real estate related, and a perfect fit for our Travel Tuesdays real estate news show. BTW – thanks Diane, your query did have an influence on Today’s Santa Clarita Housing news show.
Diane Foley – from the Visual Sense, a client and friend, asked where the realtor’s gather on social media.
I have to admit, Diane is the best designer I have ever encountered. She has the “sight” that you want when it comes to hiring a designer. She is diligent, trustworthy and gets the job done in the best way possible.
I shared with her where I am on Social Media and that is where she will be able to find the Realtors and Realty Professionals too. Here is her New Real Estate Graphical Design Website. She is Good as Gold!
Travel Tuesdays Broadcast:
Where is the Paris911 Team within the Social Media Sphere?
We listen on social media, not just plug our wares. We also talk about our clients experiences so you may grow from the knowledge and know the best ways how to protect yourselves when it comes to the most expensive investment of your life, your Real Estate.
Here is where our team is on the major social media channels.
Sharing the local real estate data and our clients experiences would not be complete without our Santa Clarita Real Estate team on Twitter. OMG – hold me back – the wonder of 140 characters of pure real estate goodness
Get ready to do some more clicking – we have two more Super Duper social media channels we frequent:
Our real estate team would not be as successful, as we currently are, if it were not for Google Plus. Our Santa Clarita Real Estate company is on Google plus. Besides my account on Google Plus – we have several business pages that will give you specific real estate information related to the Santa Clarita Valley and Greater Los Angeles Areas.
Coming Tomorrow on our Santa Clarita housing news radio show:
You know that Wednesdays mean on our Santa Clarita show – That is when we get into the local real estate data concerning the distressed real estate herein.
We use our Foreclosure Radar system, which is posted underneath the “Foreclosures” tab at Paris911.com and scrub out the local real estate information and data. You will find information that will be of use for those of you that want to invest in real estate and others that may need to have us short sale their home.
We give actual live numbers for current bank owned and foreclosure listings, plus we show you the “potential” distressed real estate listings that maybe hitting the local “for sale” market in the coming months.