Sitting down in the studios with Don and Gino from Skyline Home Loans, Elgin catches us up on the real estate market.
On Thursday, November 20th 2014, Elgin had the pleasure of once again being a guest on the Real Estate Radio Network with hosts Don Goettling and Gino Fronti from Skyline Home Loans.
Elgin talked in depth in the 10 minute interview segment about the current condition of the real estate market as we head into the holidays. Most importantly, that this time of year is still very active for both home buyers and sellers in the Santa Clarita Valley. He spoke about the importance of pricing your property accordingly, as fair market conditions dictate. During this portion of the conversation, Elgin also remarked on how serious buyers are this time of year, so the “lookie-loo” factor is greatly diminished.
Another topic of discussion during the interview were “discount brokers.” Don and Gino introduced the importance (and differences) in working with a “full service” real estate agent as opposed to the discounters who take a very low flat fee for their service, without any follow up, concern about insuring the seller gets top dollar for their listing, or their attention to detail during the escrow process.
Elgin added that working with a full service Realtor provides sellers with the opportunity to have their home marketed to target groups who are looking for SPECIFIC homes, and followed up with the assurance that attention to detail before, during, and after the close of escrow is paramount to his success.
Listen to the entire interview by clicking the PLAY button below.
Elgin releases second book designed to provide motivation and direction for success in any field.
Late last year, Elgin Walker published his very first motivational book titled How To Keep a Positive Mindset With Challenges On The Table, Volume 1. The book is a triumph for Elgin who has spent over a quarter century practicing and perfecting his personal and professional techniques that have brought him success on several levels.
Now, Elgin has continued where he left off by recently publishing How To Keep a Positive Mindset With Challenges On The Table, Volume 2. In this edition, he dives in more deeply into the individual activities that generate success for any entrepreneur, whether in real estate or any other business.
In Chapter 1, Elgin asks the reader “How bad do you really want it?” in discussing the desire to succeed to one’s greatest potential. He talks about overcoming limiting beliefs from friends and family that may affect your level of success.
“People (Unfortunately) are like crabs in a jar. As you try to climb up and out, they are reaching out, trying to pull you back down with them. This is accomplished by starting rumors, or saying negative things about you and your dream. I have had, and continue to experience these things on a daily basis, and I can tell you that it still hurts. But it doesn’t hurt bad enough for it to keep me from working on what I feel I am here to accomplish. Are you prepared to make that sacrifice for what you believe in? Only you can answer this question, but it is one that will have a profound impact on your success.”
Fortunately in California we are a trust deed state which means if you loose your home in foreclosure the bank CANNOT come after you later, BUT what if you have REFINANCED, TAKEN MONEY OUT, AND ARE NOT ON THE ORIGINAL TERMS OF THE CONTRACT. Well you better watch this!
Well there are a lot of different theories. Many believe it is a false bottom. Is it? I am not sure, but I do know one thing. You can never call the bottom until the properties begin to rise, so usually when trying to time the bottom you miss the first 10% of the rise up! SOUND FAMILIAR? It should. We are at significant lows currently with available homes for sale. The interest rates are at all time lows and most people (with good sense…hehehehe) feel the interest rates will rise. That has created opportunities for people purchasing to get locked into interest rates they may never see again in our lifetimes.
That in itself is the biggest motivator in the market place. MORE BUYERS, LESS SELLERS. The old supply and demand theory. It is amazing properly priced homes right now are selling quickly, in multiple offers, and in some cases higher than asking price! How long does it last? I do not know, but sometimes you must look at opportunity, compare it with your situation and make a decision.
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Canyon country sellers there are only 72 active single family homes available in the whole city right now! WOW, no wonder the market is so crazy. We are experiencing homes selling quick and prices rising!
For all my castaic people did you realize there are only 21 homes actively for sale IN THE WHOLE AREA at the time of this writing? Man can you say opportunity! There are so many more buyers right now than available inventory and with the holidays coming people are looking to do something today! Check us out and let us help you get top dollar with the least amount of hassle TODAY! http://www.elginandpilarwalkersellcastaic.com
Are you finished or AT LEAST working on 2013 business plan?