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Should You Hire a Real Estate Agent Who Charges the Lowest Commission?


By Linda Pillared


If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home you most likely have encountered a real estate agent who has offered their services to you for the lowest commission possible.


The big question that you should have is if you should hire this agent because they charge a lower commission than another real estate agent?


Although the answer to this question may be simple for some people because they think that lowest commission means that they're saving money, the reality is that hiring a real estate agent because they charge the lowest commission possible isn't always the best idea, especially for these reasons:


Reason #1 - They May Not Work With A Team


Regardless If you're buying or selling a home, one of the harsh realities about hiring a real estate agent who charges the lowest commission possible is that they most likely are not working with a team. This means that they may not always be available to help you because they are helping their other clients and they don’t have the experience and the cliental and may be desperate for business.


Reason #2 - Their Marketing Will Not Be the Best


Another consequence of choosing an agent who charges the lowest commission is that their marketing may not always be the best quality possible.


Instead of receiving a crafted and personalized marketing plan, you may receive a template-based approach to marketing your home online and the results will be obvious when it comes to less interest and fewer offers for your home if any.


Reason #3 - An Agent Who Charges the Lowest Commission May Not Have Your Best Interest at Heart


Last of all, but most important, a real estate agent who charges the lowest commission possible may not always have your best interest at heart. The truth is if they are giving away their own money how can they protect yours.


Expert Negotiations is crucial for you to receive the highest profit possible.  You need someone that is skilled and has the experience under their belt and the proven track record of success. The truth is if you hire the right agent and you pay the standard commission chances are you will have a higher profit than the agent that “cut” their commission just to get the deal.


Hire an Experienced Real Estate Agent


To learn more reasons why you should not hire a real estate agent who charges the lowest commission possible or to view homes for sale, contacts me today by calling or texting (530) 713- 6121 or connect with me online.

17255 County Road 68 – Westridge Ranch

by Linda Pillard

17255 County Road 68 – Westridge Ranch

By Linda Pillard

Are you searching for ranch property or a peaceful, serene, place to call home in Northern California? If so, don’t miss Westridge Ranch, located at 17255 County Road 68 in Brooks California.

This 174-acre property is located just 45 minutes from Sacramento and under 2 hours from the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Great for Horseback Riding

Situated near the Blue Ridge Mountain Range, the previous owners enjoyed the peace, quiet, and serenity of this ranch. It was their personal retreat for many years, and they also used it for horseback riding since this beautiful ranch is also a historic location where cowboys once rode and you can still ride those same trails today.

If you want to use Westridge Ranch just for horseback riding you will find that the property is fenced and has three large corrals, a rustic barn for your horses, and a shop area that you can use to work in.

Perfect Northern California Retreat

There’s no denying that Northern California Real Estate prices are continuing to increase every year so if you’re interested in investing in land, or are searching for the perfect retreat, Westridge Ranch makes a perfect investment.

Westridge Ranch also offers a variety of soil classes, it’s zoned, agate tested and is also under the provisions of the Williamson Contract, and the water on the ranch comes from a producing, domestic well.

About the Ranch Home

What’s even better is that this ranch also has a 3 bedroom, 3 bathrooms, 1799 square foot “headquarters” that would be perfect for you to use as your primary residence or for your retreat with family and friends.

Inside the ranch home, there is a double-sided fireplace, dining room, spacious family room and a great outdoor patio with a swimming pool which will be perfect for family events or those hot summers in the Capay Valley.

Learn More About Westridge Ranch – Located At 17255 County Road 68

To learn more about Westridge Ranch in Brooks, California contact Linda Pillard today by calling 530.713.6121 or connect with me online.


What happens when you don't keep water in your inground pool?

By Linda Pillard

There’s no doubt that summers in Northern California can be HOT and having an inground pool is a major plus if you’re a homeowner because this means you can enjoy your pool anytime during the summer months without having to deal with the hassles of an above ground pool.

Even though you may use your inground pool a lot during the summer, there may be times when you are tempted to not keep your pool filled or to drain your pool during the winter months when it’s not in use but the BIG question is what actually happens to an inground pool when you don’t keep water in it?

Why You Should Keep Water in Your Pool

Not keeping water in your pool can damage the structural integrity of the pools shell, especially if we have another wet winter because all of the rainwater has to go somewhere and that ground water can also cause your pools shell to heave, pushing it upward out of the ground.

To avoid damaging the structural integrity of your inground pool you should keep some water in it all year long, even if that water begins to look “swampy” because, any repairs to the pool, or cleaning, can still be done to the pool when there’s water in it.

Consider Hiring a Professional Pool Company

Instead of looking at your pool as a liability you should view it as an asset that will only help to increase the value of your home when it comes time for you to sell.

If you don’t have the time to maintain your pool you should consider hiring a professional pool maintenance company because a pro can easily clean the dirtiest pool and make repairs (if needed) without you having to do those tasks yourself.

Learn More

To learn about how to care for your inground pool, or to view homes for sale in Woodland, Solano County, Yolo, Sacramento, or the surrounding area, contact us today by calling 530.713.6121 or connect with us through our website. 

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