Every year around Christmas, the board of directors of the Shasta Association of REALTORS meets over lunch to end their year. This year we met at the always great Market Street Steakhouse.
A great setting. Terrific people.I am ending my 3 year term as Director at this meeting, and I confess that I will miss it greatly. In my life, I have seldom been given the opportunity to work alongside such a high caliber and thoughtful group of people as these. But it’s time for new blood, and new ideas. And so the 85 year old Shasta Association of REALTORS moves forward, and I will try to make myself useful elsewhere in our organization. Thanks to all. Skip Murphy
85 years surely makes us one of the longest running professional organizations in the area. We came together for a Christmas party and to install new officers and the new Board of Directors. This is the first time in 3 years I have not been on the board, so I got to watch from the table.
I sat with Chris Kutzkey, who is President Elect of the California Association of REALTORS. Almost hard to believe: Chris is a practicing broker from Siskiyou County, no less. Now, the leader of REALTORS all over the state.
Chris Kutzkey is the 2014 President-elect of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
Chris Kutzkey addresses the 2014 Board of Directors.
2014 Shasta Association of REALTORS President Jerry Baker gets a gleeful hand-off from Past President Dennis Morgan
Broker Erin Rader and Realtor Jamie Kline Garcia of The Address Realty
Broker Erin Rader dining with Redding Mayor Rick Bosetti
The headline this morning in the paper fairly screams it out: We need more homes for sale in the Redding area. We have home buyers, but no homes to sell them. Everyone is feeling the pinch. If you, or anyone you know is thinking of selling, perhaps wondering when the market would turn in their favor, now is that time.
In view of this situation, Erin and Skip at The Address Realty are running a listing special. Just $495 to list your Redding area home in the local MLS. Sellers can use this plan to save literally thousands of dollars on the listing side of selling a home. We are hoping this spectacular money saving incentive will bring up some inventory we can sell to our buyers. Keep more of your equity on the listing side. We just need your house to sell to our many eager buyers!
This isn’t some out-of-town limited service type listing. We offer all the available sales tools to get top dollar for your home. Here’s a home we sold that closed yesterday in Anderson. It sold at list price of $165,000. The online sales video below was viewed over 650 times. All those buyers will see your house too!
It is so very gratifying to help folks find the home of their dreams. Along the way, you get to know them well, their likes and dislikes. And their kids too. Their hopes and dreams and aspirations. And when it all works out in their favor due to our efforts, the feeling is hard to describe. The end result is HOME. A word rich with all that it implies. We make connections as Realtors, and when a family connects with home, it’s a good feeling.
It’s getting harder and harder to find the good deals. Just so you know.
Today’s RS article about an expensive house flipping seminar brought this local flipped home to mind. Tax records say this home sold for $295K just last month. Now, 2910 Montana Sky in Redding’s Carriage Glen neighborhood is listed for $389,000. Here we see the presumed flipper/sellers romping in their back yard.
You’d be romping too, probably. Representing the seller in this sale is the seller, Will Ramsdell of Keller Williams. He writes:
“Beautiful 3 Bedroom 2 Bath with an office. Granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Custom back yard with beach entry pebbletech pool, waterfalls, built-in spa, vollyball court and much more. Entertainers dream home. Regular sale ready for quick close.”
The quicker the better, no doubt. He’s posted many more images of this Carriage Glen home in Redding, treated with the requisite high dynamic range (HDR) image retouching so often seen on luxury homes posted online, at the link. Care to see it? No swimming allowed. Call or Text (530) 255 4070
Ours is a service business. I like to be there for buyer inspections, and that includes Septic Inspections. Even when it’s 106 f in Shasta County. Maybe a teensy bit hotter in the sun. These are the glamorous real estate agent tasks they fail to mention on TV shows like House Hunters. Lucky for you, it’s not smellivision, lol. Again, this is a service business. We do what it takes to serve the client interests.
At least I wasn’t doing the digging and pumping. Now, that’s truly a service business…
Here’s an interesting interactive map of real estate related statistical data as it applies to individual Congressional Districts.
The 2nd Congressional District ( us) has almost 300,000 households, with a 64% rate of homeownership. It’s sometimes easy to forget how big this district is, so much more than just Shasta County. As of yesterday, the 2 candidates running to represent this region are Jim Reed and Doug LaMalfa. There is much more real estate related demographic and economic data at the link. Interesting to see how we compare to other places.