A transaction coordinator is someone who assists real estate agents during a real estate transaction. A “TC” keeps the transaction running smooth and makes sure that all the disclosures and documents are signed, and that all the contractual timelines are being met from contract to closing. At the end of a transaction, the “TC” should… Read More What is a Transaction Coordinator?
Do you want to become a real estate agent? Not sure whereto start? The process, qualifications, cost, and timeline forbecoming a real estate agent differ from state to state, so it’s important toconsult your local bureau of real estate to learn exactly what steps you’llneed to take. Since I am from California and currently alicensed… Read More How To Get A CA Real Estate License
The Seller Property Questionnaires purpose is to supply the buyer with “known material or significant items affecting the value or desirability of the property and help eliminate misunderstandings about the condition of the property.” The SPQ includes details and information about items such as: repairs/alterations to the property defects in the structure systems and appliances… Read More “SPQ”
A PowerPoint Presentation is used to create professional-looking slideshows that can be displayed on your laptop or an IPad. Using a PowerPoint presentation for a listing appointment gives you a creative way impress your potential seller. You should include lots of photos and informative charts and graphics to teach the sellers about the current market,… Read More Using PowerPoint at a Listing Presentation
When you think of spring cleaning you usually think about cleaning your house, workspace, or garage area. Have you ever thought about spring cleaning your social media profiles? Has it been awhile since you’ve reviewed or updated your social media profiles? Is your bio or about section outdated? Have you changed companies? Have you changed… Read More Social Media Spring Clean-It-Up Checklist
In California, the seller is required to provide the buyer with the Real Estate “Transfer Disclosure Statement” or “TDS.” (SECTION 1102 of the Civil Code) This form is for disclosing any known issues that could negatively impact a home’s value or pose an unreasonable risk to the buyer’s safety or health. This document must be… Read More Transfer Disclosure Statement or “TDS”
A material fact in real estate is defined as a fact that, if known, might have caused a buyer or seller of real estate to make a different decision with regards to remaining in a contract, or to the price paid or received. California law requires sellers to disclose to potential buyers, in writing, any… Read More What is a Material Fact?
Did you know that sellers and their agents have to disclose to a prospective buyer that the property for sale is located in certain types of natural hazard zones and to make this disclosure on a statutory form known as the Natural Hazard Disclosure Statement? (California Civil Code Sections 1103 through 1103.14) The NHD Statement… Read More NHD Statement and an NHD Report?
EXPLORE THE KNIGHT’S FERRY BRIDGE The historic Knights Ferry Covered Bridge is just outside Oakdale and is a 330-foot bridge. It is recognized as the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi River. It was built in 1864 to replace a bridge washed away during a historic flood two years prior. The New Melones Dam,… Read More Knight’s Ferry Bridge