The foreclosures and bank owned real estate listings take a certain type of approach.
I liken it to approaching a barricaded suspect holding a hostage in an upper level apartment with a walkway in front and with no rear exit.
(sometimes the cop scenarios work well when it comes to describing real estate dealings)
When it comes to finding the foreclosures – we make that easy.
When it comes to wanting to buy one – we have a way to do that too.
One of the things we speak about with our RE/MAX Relocation clients about is the way in which we approach the REO, the Foreclosure, the Short sale, the Pre Foreclosure and the property that has been sold to a third.
Notice that I did not speak about those homes that are headed to the auction. Those are a whole different animal and should only be approached by those that have an Expert Realtor in their corner who has the experience with making offers at the auction.
Besides, it’s not the “difficulty” of making an offer at a property that is at the auction. It is all the due diligence that should be done before hand that makes it an “expert trade”.
Enjoy our latest Hump Day Wednesday foreclosure update. We hope you enjoy the show and let me know when you are ready for our help.
Our main offices are located at 25101 The Old Road, Santa Clarita CA, 91381. If you have been to the Santa Clarita Valley before, or if you frequent our fair city, you will know our offices are off of the 5 freeway between Lyons and Calgrove Blvd on the west side. Our REMAX offices are visible from either side of the freeway and is located on the street that runs parallel to the 5 freeway on the west side, “The Old Road”.
Santa Clarita Real Estate Data
Heading directly into the real estate data, before we cover our Travel Tuesdays intel for Santa Clarita real estate, we see that during the past 7 days in the local real estate venue we have been tracking 102 new real estate listings that have hit the local market for sale.
You can go to our Main Santa Clarita real estate website, paris911.com, and type into the macBoX at the top of the screen the word: New – and you will see the most recent Santa Clarita homes that have just been listed for sale.
We have had 55 real estate listings that have experienced price changes. It is not the case will all price changes that they are reductions in nature. In some cases, as we observed about three weeks ago, a majority of the “price changes” in the Santa Clarita Valley Cities were price increases.
At that time, I thought that very strange and something that does not happen often when we have a local real estate market that is experiencing a longer days on market time frame. Meaning, it’s taking more time to sell the local real estate listings in the Santa Clarita Valley.
During our Friday’s real estate broadcast, we cover the intel related to the price changes in the SCV Cities. Feel free to check out past Friday Finale shows at Paris911.com. You can move the player on the home page back to past shows to get the intel or wait to tune in this coming Friday.
We have 27 properties that have Bom’d. These listings did not explode, no – they entered the “for sale” status once again after being in escrow.
Some properties start off well. Buyers are happy, then all of a sudden the buyers are not happy. It could be that a real estate buyers lost their job. Maybe the real estate buyer was laid off or had gotten sick. No matter what the reason, this for sale home that was in escrow had been cancelled and is back on the market for sale.
Tip:Make sure before you cancel escrow and move on – you check with your realtor to ensure you are going to get your “whole” deposit back. Sometimes, escrow companies like to hold onto some of a buyers deposit for “services rendered”. For me this is not kosher and is the reason we do not want any of our clients to sign anything that is mailed them before we have had a chance to look at it!
Travel Tuesdays Show and Broadcast
Today we are going to do some googling together. We are going to google the most successful real estate brand in the Santa Clarita Valley.
This BRAND is the one where Paris and I happen to be working. REMAX of Santa Clarita and REMAX of Valencia.
If you are “logged” into your or a google account, your results may vary – but for our search today, I’m going to make sure the ‘non personal’ results are being displayed.
remax of santa clarita
This is the exact phrase I typed into the google search engine. Without capitals and from my iPad.
On the top of the screen you will see a map with some map markers in red. The first result is the Main REMAX of Valencia CA website. The just below that on the Local Places Businesses – is our REMAX of Santa Clarita Website.
You will see it has our office address, 25101 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch, CA and the phone (661)284-5429.
Just below that result – you will see our REMAX of Valencia CA Website and our satellite location at 27720 Dickason Drive, Valencia CA and the phone of (661)284-5427.
This is where the magic happens – when you look to the organic results – those under the sponsored ads and those below the “local business pages”, you will see we are the third result. Only to be preceded by the Main REMAX of Valencia site and the REMAX.com corporate website.
remax of valencia
When running this search phrase in Google – you will see that the REMAX of Valencia CA site comes up first. Followed by our REMAX of Valencia CA website coming up first.
After our REMAX of Valencia website, then you will see our REMAX of Santa Clarita Website.
These results are not mentioning the “other” paris911 team sites that are also populating page one within the organic search results.
It’s good to have placement like this due to our real estate buyers and sellers being able to take full advantage of our exposure within our REMAX Brand.
Email Question from Todd
“When wanting to hire a real estate agent, does the company they work for matter and should I apply it to the decision making process?”
I would say absolutely “YES”! When wanting to hire a realtor, their company does make quite a difference.
The company they saddle with shows a bit about who they are and gives a small glimpse into their character(in most cases).
However, on the other side of the coin, those agents should not be relying 100% on their company when pitching you about whether you should use them or not.
They should be those that are “movers and shakers” in their own right. They should not only speak about the brand but about what they are going to do when representing people with selling or buying real estate.
Remember – the agent is not only as good as the company that they work with. They also need to be “good” in their own right.
Tomorrow’s real estate radio show
Foreclosure Hump Day real estate broadcast. We will cover the local foreclosure markets and the local distressed real estate inventory. In the Santa Clarita Valley, at least during the past shows, we have been lacking in the realm of distressed and bank owned real estate being on the “for sale” market.
However, there is not as much “lack” when it comes to the bank owned, pre foreclosure and listings headed for the Auction Blog that exist in the Santa Clarita Valley Cities
Tune in tomorrow to listen to our Show – We should have it updated before 12pm PST.
Thanks for tuning into our local real estate radio show and let us know when you are ready to move.
The Paris911 Team is part of the REMAX Relocation System and are glad to be of service!
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During the past 24 hours, you can see the Santa Clarita housing world has been busy.
To give you some perspective – we typically don’t have 17 new listings hit the for sale market in a 24 hour time span.
It’s usually much less.
We see that 4 listings have also had their prices changed – More about those on This Friday’s Broadcast on our real estate radio show.
BOM – Back on Market, those listings that have fallen out of escrow’s graces. They are now for sale again, to their seller’s dismay.
5 real estate listings in the Santa Clarita Valley closed escrow with new Home Owners – Congratulations to you all!
If you want any more information about this 24 hour Santa Clarita real estate market recap, just type in the following words into the MacBoX at Paris911.com. New, Price Changes, Back on Market, Back Up, Expired, Pending, Sold – they all will direct you to a page specifically formatted with further information and that will show you the listings pertaining to those categories.
High pressure sales rant:
Ah, the marketing tactics of the 80’s and 90’s, when people would force you to give up your phone number and you’d be added to one list after another.
Getting pre recorded messages or the local paper wanting you to subscribe.
I remember one week when my dad got 12 calls in a 5 day period from the local paper, wanting him to subscribe.
He was livid – they would call early on Saturday and Sunday – then after he arrived home from work, while he was unwinding in his favorite chair with a cold beer and a smoke…
The problem was we already had a subscription to the paper
Spamming for dollars
Today Santa Clarita real estate agents are scurrying to get a deal. Wanting to find a client, looking for the next best thing that will allow them to find those wanting to buy and or sell real estate.
The problem is they are using the same tactics that we have seen prominently used in the past.
Back in the “old days” of shopping, to get information about a car, you had to go to the dealer.
To get information about real estate, you had to visit a realtor.
Today, you don’t have to visit to go to anyone. You are able to ask Google, and Google will respond.
Buyers contact much later in the sales cycle
You will see that some “sales people” get it when it comes to giving up all answers to the questions pertaining to their craft and industry.
Those are who you need to attach your trailer to!
Santa Clarita Housing News
Welcome to our Santa Clarita real estate radio show. We had a wonderful show yesterday on our Market Monday’s broadcast.
We spoke about the local Santa Clarita real estate housing market and uploaded a video with the radio show audio attached on YouTube.
The local real estate market is not performing in a “world series winning way”, to say the least. In fact, one would not know the holidays are over, from the recent “non exciting” trends in Santa Clarita real estate.
I remember when mom used to say that you can attract more bees with honey.
I have to agree.
Today on the internet, you will find that you will be asked to “register” to do a lot of things.
The most successful businesses don’t require registration to get the “information” that you may need.
This information can be about car prices, available housing and product information.
Maybe someone online is offering you a white paper to see how the real estate buying process works.
I guarantee you that “white paper” is going to cost you to give up who you are.
Then what happens? Then you get added to some sort of a list.
Worse, you get your personal and private information sold to multiple parties online that are known as the “hacks of selling”.
The interrupter marketer rears their ugly head.
I don’t like registering online until I find something of value. I have to make sure I can identify who I’m dealing with and that I find registration to be of value to me.
Searching online for homes is no different. If that statement is true of a majority of home searchers online, then why do agents still mandate registration to be required to do so?
They are caught in the past sales cycles of old. They typically use pressure to get people’s attention.
They are the interruption type of marketer that knocks on your door at 0800am when you just got of the shower or at 6pm on a Sunday night after you just sat down for dinner.
This is the “old way” and is not tolerated by most in the world.
However, I suppose I am thankful they don’t “get it”.
There are only two reasons to register on any real estate search we offer on any of our multitude of online real estate search systems. And one of those is merely to contact me(which is not the only way to contact me )
1. To Contact me – but my phone number and email address is everywhere online – so this is not a good reason for a person to register, unless they want to.
2. To get the listings you want emailed – directly to your inbox when they hit the market for sale.
Number two is definitely a better reason to register.
Some sites will give you a “taste” of the listings, then lock you out until you give up who you are.
If you find it a must to use their systems, then develop a fake email address before registering.
I am not alone in the thought process of not requiring registration.
I know a lot of other real estate agents that are too. Look in your local Market and reach out to them and use their search systems!
Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts on registering to search for homes.
When it comes to real estate in Valencia CA – there is one place that holds true to form when it comes to being in very close proximity to a lush public golf course and one of the Top Arts colleges in the United States.
That is the Lakeshore community in Valencia California.
This 2 plus 2 condominium is within walking distance to the Trevino Golf Course and California Institute of the Arts!
Enjoy the Upgraded Kitchen with the Granite Counter Tops. You will notice that there is a newer stove, microwave and a new sink with faucet. Never miss a dirty dish again with the newly added over sink lighting
Throughout this lower level condo are ceiling fans, saving you $$$ during the summer months because of the break the Air Conditioning system gets.
These condos originally came with Popcorned Ceilings and many still have them. The owners of this Valencia Condo have had the Popcorn Ceilings removed in all of the Living Areas – Main, Kitchen, Bedrooms, and Bathrooms…
Recessed Pot Lights in the Main Living Area. This main area opens out to a private patio which is quite large, via a sliding glass door. Located on this patio is also a storage closet next to the entrance.
Within the Main Hallway Bathroom, there has been a bathroom remodel completed recently. This included a new bathtub, a new bathtub enclosure, vanity cabinet, sink, fixtures, toilet and exhaust fan.
In the master bathroom, you will see that the entire standup shower has been remodeled in a very tasteful way.
Remodeled Valencia Condominium in the heart of Valencia within walking distance to the Trevino Golf Course and the California institute of the Arts! Two Bedrooms and two remodeled bathrooms. This unit has a remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops. The kitchen has a newer sink, stove, faucets, microwave, and oversink lighting. This condo is adorned with newer ceiling fixtures as well, one in the Dining room, one in the master bedroom and also in bedroom number two. Ceiling popcorn, which typically comes with these condos, has been removed in all of the main areas. New ceiling pot lights in the living room. The owners have had a new front door installed as well. Additional remodeling has taken place in the Large Bathroom with a new Tub, vanity sink, fixtures, toilet and fan. The Second Bedroom has had new carpet installed as well as there has been a tile renovation in the master bathroom shower area. Don't miss the large enclosed patio that awaits your entertaining/pet needs that is situated just outside of the sliding glass door from the living area.
First, when you are talking about real estate relocation, you should have connections all across the United States and, some would say, even the world.
Second, you should have systems in place that assist with a persons relocation needs. Questions that you answer. Stories that explain other peoples relocation experience. Things that you do different. Horror stories related relocation. And the relocation victories that you as a real estate agent have achieved.
Another critical component of being a successful relocation real estate agent, is the company which you hang your license with.
Some companies have more reach, are more well known, and more successful than others.
The statement that not all relocation Real estate companies in brokerages are created equal, is 100% true in all cases.
Connectability, is something that people don’t think about as often as they should. How is it that you’re going to maintain contact with your real estate agent, or I should say relocation agent, in the best possible way.
What if you’re traveling, what if you’re in route, what if you are unreachable by typical means? Then that real estate agent should have other ways in which for you to communicate at their fingertips.
Maybe an email being sent from an airplane is best. Maybe a Skype text message is going to work better for you. Maybe sending you a message on Facebook is the way to go. Maybe a text message. Maybe sharing information or collaborating via a Google hangout.
These are all ways in which a good relocation agent will adjust to the times.finally, being available, is another important trait of a quality relocation real estate agent.
I understand sometimes people are busy. Agents are no different than people. Sometimes they get busy.
Do they have the people in place to take care of their relocation clients if in fact the primary agent is tied up?
Not all relocation feats require showings at a moments notice.
Not all relocation problems require an immediate answer.
But there are cases where some do. Therefore, is that relocation agent that you have hired prepared to take care of issues, using the other members on their team, when those things need to be addressed immediately?
These are all tips, not meant to upset Orrender anyone. These are things that I would look for if I needed a relocation agent and if I wasn’t one.
All you have to do to find us, in the future, is remember our local brand. We are local Santa Clarita real estate agents serving greater Los Angeles. You can also Google Remax relocation and look for our brand. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit our relocation blog for Santa Clarita Valley and greater Los Angeles California. I am Connor MacIvor.
In the future, if you want to see more formation about our relocation services, you can always go to our main site at Paris 911.com and punch into the Mac box at the top part of the screen the word relocation.
Here is the break down and you can always return back to this very Relocation RE/MAX blog and listen in the margin to our latest episode.
Market Mondays – We speak about the local real estate markets and update our clients regarding prices, inventory, and more!
Travel Tuesdays – I love to build better resources so you can have a better online experience and not get spammed, so we go there and see what new resources we have to help you find homes more effectively and more!
REO and Distressed Wednesdays – My Paris911 Team, namely me – speak about the local real estate market.
Truth in Lending Thursdays – on Thursdays, we spring on you something from the lending world that will help keep you informed and safe.
Finale Fridays – We get into the past few days of real estate inventory, speaking about the new listings, breaking news and real estate trends.
Sold Saturdays – Where are those sold prices falling with respect to current real estate values?
Open House Sundays – Where are they, which are really for sale, which are not and which ones are games you need to watch out for?
That is our 7 day a week radio format. You can play the radio show in the margin of this blog post. If you wish to listen to our Santa Clarita Valley Radio show – we’d be honored!
Kind of like a matrix episode – we have reloaded our Santa Clarita Open Houses Website.
It is now 100% mobile conforming. You will be able to access all of the Open Houses in the Santa Clarita Valley and Elsewhere in Southern California.
Today, we made it responsive so your iPhone, Android, iPad or Tablet will recognize the site's mobile responsive qualities.
You will then be able to search using your GPS for open houses being held in your vicinity.
There were 22 open houses being held as of this AM in the Santa Clarita Valley Cities.
Throughout the rest of Southern California – San Fernando Valley – Inland Empire and throughout Ventura County and the AV – there were over 450 open houses scheduled for today.
When wanting ot view open houses – just make sure your agent knows you are wanting to go on your own. Second, if you don't have a real estate agent reach out to my team and I, and you will be taken care of in the best way possible.
We also have a seven day real estate format on our Santa Clarita real estate Radio show, you can tune in 7 days a week to hear a different episode. Check out our Radio Show at Paris911.com
Today happens to be our Open House Sundays Broadcast, and it has a place along side the most recent post at SantaClaritaOpenHouses.com where we posted up one of our latest articles about searching for open house and how not to get scammed.
We know when the homes are priced right. Our daily real estate radio show attests to that. We know the local market and we know what real estate in Valencia is selling for.
In fact, We have several of the Valencia CA neighborhoods that we are very active within.
We love to work within both of the Valencia CA Zip Codes 91354 and 91355.
You may see that you have others in your midst that list and sell real estate. But by Sheer Volume and internet presence, no one has our Paris911 Team at REMAX of Valencia Beat.
Just Google, “How much is my Valencia home worth?” – that will bring you to one of our Paris911 real estate websites.
In fact, on page one of Google, you will see several of our real estate sites that give our sellers the best in real estate intel. Not to mention our Valencia CA Buyers the best in real estate market reporting.
How much should you offer on a Valencia CA home? That is a question left up to our Valencia research. This is a buyer resource by The Paris911 Team.
When it comes to the question of how much my Valencia home is worth, we do that too, very well.