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Should You Be Involved During the Escrow Process? No.

by Linda Pillard

Should You Be Involved During the Escrow Process? No.

By Linda Pillard

If you plan on selling your Yolo County home in the near future one fact of life that you have to be prepared for is when your home goes through escrow.

Sadly, even though every homeowner knows that their house will have to go through escrow, some owners make the mistake of letting their family members get involved in the real estate transaction by talking to the buyers behind their agents back and causing problems that their agent may not be aware of.

It’s important for you to remember that regardless if you plan on selling a home in Yolo County, or the surrounding area, you can trust your Realtor® to represent your best interests during your Real Estate transaction.

Realtors® Are Paid to Represent You

Unlike other jobs or fields where you get paid a salary just to do the job, a Real Estate agent only gets paid when escrow has been finalized and the sale has closed.

This means that it’s in your agent’s best interests to do everything they can to represent you during your Real Estate transaction and make sure that you sell your home quickly and for the most money possible.

Trust Your Realtor®

If you were to be sued or taken to court for a legal matter, you wouldn’t try to represent your best interests, would you? Then why would you try to communicate with the buyer or represent yourself during the sale of your home?

While your Yolo County home is for sale it’s in your best interest to trust the judgement of your agent, stay out of the escrow process, and do the things asked of you to sell your home like cleaning, de-cluttering, and staging while your agent lists your house for sale and also goes through the escrow process.

Learn More

To get started with selling your Yolo County home contact me, Linda Pillard, Realtor® with United Country Real Estate Great West by calling me at (800) 882-0235 or message me through my website. 

How can a Realtor Specialize in Everything - Residential, Commercial, and farm and Ranch?

Is it possible to find a Realtor® who specializes in everything including residential, commercial, farm & ranch? The answer to this question is usually no, it is not possible to find a Real Estate agent who specializes in everything unless they have a higher education beyond real estate school.

They Obtained Their Certifications

When you a Realtor® who specializes in everything it’s typically because they have taken the time to complete their certifications for the areas that they specialize in. They did not just go to real estate school. They have taken the time to complete further education and gain experience.

Some of the most common Real Estate certifications that most agents have in 2017 include:

  • Accredited Land Consultant / ALC
  • Certified Residential Specialist / CRS 
  • Senior Real Estate Specialist / SRES
  • Certified Negotiation Expert / CNE
  • Accredited Buyers Representative/ABR

They’ve Continued Their Education

Besides obtaining their Real Estate licensed, another great way to hire a Realtor® who specializes in everything is to choose an agent who has taken the time to continue their education and has taken additional courses or attended conferences to make them a better Real Estate Consultant not just a traditional agent.

You want to work with consultant who has taken the time to obtain their certifications and continue their educations because this will show you that they take pride in their careers, want to offer their clients more value and are committed to Real Estate being more than just a side job for them.

Learn More

To learn more about how to hire a Realtor® who specializes in different areas of real estate contact me, Linda Pillard, Realtor® with United Country Real Estate Great West by calling me at (530) 713-6121 or connect with me online. 

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Tips when Relocating to another state

by Linda Pillard

Tips when Relocating to another state

Are you planning on moving out of state? If so, regardless if you plan on moving to California or elsewhere in the United States you can make your relocation to another state smoother by following these tips.

Tip #1 – Create A Moving Calendar

This step is essential when it comes to relocating because a moving calendar will help you to stay organized and have everything packed up and ready to move by your moving date.

Tip #2 – Establish A Moving Budget

When moving out of state it’s vital to create a moving budget so you know the total amount of money that you can devote to your move because it’s very easy for moving costs to spiral out of control and the way to stay on track financially is to devote a moving budget and stick with it.

Tip #3 – Start Packing

There’s no time better than the present to start packing for your move; to get started with packing you’re going to need plenty of moving boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap and other supplies. To find the moving supplies that you need check with your local Walmart, Home Depot or store that specializes in selling moving supplies in your area.

Tip #4 – Hire A Reliable Moving Company That Specializes in Out of State Moves

Once you’re packed up and ready to move you should search for a reliable moving company online that specializes in out of state moves and has testimonials from people online that they have recently served because, referrals from former clients will help you to know if a moving company has done a good job or not in the past.

Let’s say that you’re having a hard time finding reviews of a local moving company online, you can also use Yelp and other review websites to find feedback about a company before you decide to use them.

After you’ve found the right moving company that you feel comfortable with using the next step is to request a quote or start a quote with them online.

Most moving company can offer you a quick quote in minutes but for other companies, it may take them 24 hours so it’s best to fill out the quote accurately and expect it to be emailed to you in 24 hours or less.

Tip #4 – Don’t Forget to Change Your Address

Before moving day arrives you should also change your address with all of your creditors, doctors and companies that send you mail on a monthly basis plus you should also change your address with the Post Office as well just so they are aware that they should forward mail to your new address should you forget to change your address with anyone.

After changing your address, you should also contact your utility companies (gas/electric/water/trash) to cancel service with them by a set date and have your final bill mailed to your new address.

Before taking off to move to your new home the last thing you should do is contact the utility companies in your new city or town and schedule the utilities to be turned on at your new home just so you will come to your new home with the services that you need turned on.

Search for Homes in Yolo County

To search for homes in Yolo County contact me, Linda Pillard, Realtor® with United Country Real Estate Great West by calling me at (530) 713-6121 or connect with me online. 

 

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Ken and Linda Pillard, ABR,CDPE,CNE,CRS,PCN,RLI,FS
United Country - California Properties
(530) 713-6121
Fax: 530-658-5277

United Country Real Estate-Northern California, Specialty Property Groups:  Residential Homes, Country Homes,  Farm & Ranch, Horse Properties, Golf Properties, Mountain Properties, Victorians, Land. Also sell organic farms, conventional farms, land brokerage, Yolo County Horse Properties

      

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