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    Why the First Offer In is meaningless for Santa Clarita Home Buyers and other Local SCV News

    We have quite a weekend coming up in the Santa Clarita Valley.  I have also posted the latest headlines from the Santa Clarita Signal Newspaper below

    The 911 Team at REMAX

    this post.

    I think that most buyers are frustrated with the current real estate market because they are not getting the full story from their chosen agent(s).

    The typical Santa Clarita home buyer scenario is:

    • Meet with their real estate agent, (usually only over the phone until they start looking at properties…)
    • get pre qualified with a lender the agent knows
    • start looking at the homes that fit their criteria

    They are not being told about “controlling rumors” as they are listening to all of the “noise” on the news and other sources.  “Understanding motives in reference to the specific source of the news can be enlightening…”

    Today’s Buyers are not being educated from a standpoint of this specific market.  Their agents need to use recent and actual real estate experiences to explain what may be expected within each potential real estate transaction.

    That way, those real estate clients are not left in the dark and are less-likely to go to work with another Real Estate Agent that will take that time to explain!

    Local News for Santa Clarita California

    Today in the SCV: Saturday, May 5, 2012  If you have been wondering what is happening in the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend – have a read.

    Solar plan brings megawatts. Liquor is nicer – but Solar is better???  Hard to rhyme with this one.

    DUI checkpoint scheduled tonight.  I remember being part of the Valley Traffic Division DUI Team, we had DUI checkpoints as often as funding allowed.  It was  a great way to meet people, and then arrest them if they were driving while intoxicated 🙂

    Bike crash kills 1 in Saugus.  Not much to say about that – except their Families are in our thoughts.

    Caltrans begins roadwork on Highway 14.  Awesome news – hopefully, it won’t affect the commute!

    Prep Sports

    Foothill League baseball: Two big arms put Wildcats at the top.  “Hey batter, batter…  Swing!”

    Foothill League baseball: A gem and a big inning.  Diamonds are a girls best friend.  Why are a guys best friend his dog?

    Foothill League track and field: Finale flurry.  It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”

    Foothill League baseball: Not going without a fight.  Not like the Fighting Irish…

    West Ranch High grad signs on to play college ball.   Pick and choose your college friends wisely!

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    2 Responses to “Why the First Offer In is meaningless for Santa Clarita Home Buyers and other Local SCV News”

    • scott fairchild

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      I agree that in SCV the first offer is meaningless but why do you think that is?

      • paris911

        Written on

        It’s been a long time Scott, I hope all is well. The banks implemented their “game changer”, totally disregarding the “response by” portion of the real estate purchase agreement. Most of the real estate purchase agreements would be void if the “response by date” were to be looked at in each contract that had been written and subsequently closed. However, with the huge amount of buyers, sellers are receiving multiple offers on their listings, no one is “enforcing it”. From that, regular and short sale sellers have been “brought up to speed” by their real estate agents. Now as they say, “Everyone is doing it!!”. Frustrating to say the least. In today’s real estate market, having personal relationships with the other players(agents), is critical. But even when an agents thinks they have their buyers offer acceptance in their back pocket… They do not 🙂 Be Safe my Friend…. Thanks for commenting.


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