Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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At Golden Sierra Foothills Property Management and Real Estate, we know our business inside and out. At times, though, we realize that some of what we do can be confusing or overwhelming. We don't want it to be.

The following are some of the questions we've been asked over the years. If there is something you don't quite understand, please ask. One of our goals is to make sure that you're comfortable with your transaction and experience working with us.

Have you ever bought or sold property before? If so...or if not, there is a large amount of paperwork involved to protect both the buyer and the seller and that's just for starters. Realtors have to know the ins and outs of dealing with property. The attention to all the details and the various creative ways to 'seal the deal' can mean the difference between a successful transaction and one that could haunt you into the future. Realtors make sure that all I's are dotted and the T's are crossed so that you don't have to worry about that.

A Transaction Coordinator is involved and in contact with all parties of a transaction from day one through the close of escrow.

From Mary: "As a Transaction Coordinator, I ensure that everything is compliant and complete prior to closing.

I have been coordinating for Placer, El Dorado, Nevada and Sacramento County Realtors for almost a decade. I pride myself on my organizational skills, eye for detail and being one of the best Transaction Coordinators in the industry. "

From our experience, buyers appreciate the opportunity to take what they've found on their internet search and see the property firsthand. They want to be shown the home, for instance, and experience the layout, concepts and design elements by someone who knows the property.

The primary goal when holding an open house is to close for an appointment. The reason to make an appointment includes making an offer, showing the property, preparing a market analysis on the current home and to determine affordability.

This is a big question with no one answer. There are many types of investment properties - residential, such as a house or apartment; industrial, such as a warehouse; or commercial, such as a storefront building. There is a diversity of investments, and with each type of investment comes a checklist of what needs to happen with that property. Plus, you would need to know what your time will allow for that checklist.

Bev Macy has been handling real estate and property for over 25 years. She can help you decide what the best type of investment property will work with your time, skills and budget. She can customize the services she provides so that it works for you.

Here are some of the services that a Broker can provide:

  • Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) – an estimate of a property's value compared to others. This differs from an appraisal in that property currently for sale may be taken into consideration.
  • Total Market Overview – an objective method for determining a property's value, where a CMA is subjective.
  • Broker's Price Option – estimate of a property's value or potential selling price.
  • Exposure – marketing the real property to prospective buyers.
  • Facilitating a Sale – guiding a seller through the selling process.
  • Hourly Consulting Fee – based on a client's needs.
  • Leasing for a fee or percentage of the gross lease value.
  • Property Management
  • Exchanging Property.
  • Preparing contracts and leases.

Homeowners trying to sell their home without agent representation are usually doing so in hopes of saving commission. If you see a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) and want the advantages of a Realtor's services, let me contact the owner for you and make an appointment. Most of the time, the homeowner will work with an agent, even though their home is not listed, since the agent is introducing a potential buyer for their property.

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