Previewing Homes For Clients

Previewing Homes For Clients

Previewing Homes For Clients

Busy busy weekend folks, even with the big storm coming in. What I have here is not an award-winning video by any stretch of the imagination. It is just a quick update. This was me this morning running around to a few houses for some clients of mine to proxy view homes for them that just came on the market. That was before I had to show homes to other clients coming in to town, and after having written an offer on another home before that. Oh, and it was my first daughter’s birthday!

It is absolutely clear to me that we need to be able to operate quickly in this real estate market. I looked at three places for them and we wrote on one this evening! Always happy to go the extra mile for my clients.

For Sale By Owner Homes – Let Travis Help

For Sale By Owner Homes – Let Travis Help

Jeremy needed some help selling his Tahoe home. So he thought he’d put it up for sale by owner.

Unfortunately he wasn’t ready for all the difficulties and troubles that would bring. His friendly, knowledgeable, local real estate agent Travis Rougier was there to help though.

For sale by owner animation.  This is my first attempt at doing anything like this. It is an animation that a I built and then narrated the past few days. I’m curious what you all think? Should I do more of these in the future?

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You can also check out my site here: http://laketahoehomes.forsale

Gaining the Seller’s Edge – Tips for Selling Your Home

I wanted to hand out some quick tips for selling your home here in Tahoe.Good morning everybody, last time we spoke we had snow falling down and more on the way. That did not end up being the case, however, and we have late Spring-like conditions out there now.  Everything else I said about it being a seller’s market is still true. This is a fantastic time to be selling your Tahoe home if that is your intention.  In fact while trying to record this I got three calls between 7:30 and 8:30 alone on a listing of mine.

So on the topic of selling I wanted to discuss briefly the Tahoe market and how things are different here. In many of the “hot” markets sellers will often have inspections, clearances, and permitting background work done before being put on the market.  Here in the Lake Tahoe real estate market, that is done very rarely. I strongly believe that any seller’s who do that up here have a competitive edge and may be able to get sold sooner and potentially for more money than other properties which haven’t done so.

I’d love to know what you think? Let me know below.

Snow in Tahoe and the Home Inventory

We Got Some Snow!

Finally right?  It is way past due, and is very appreciated. What does fresh snow mean for the Lake Tahoe real estate market though?

Well, the inventory of Tahoe homes for sale is pretty low right now. When inventory is low we have a seller’s market and we start to see prices rise. Prices have risen slowly but steadily recently. With a potentially large influx of tourism now that we got some snow, we could see prices rise even a bit more as our visitors take the time to look at our home inventory.  Any Tahoe homes currently up for sale should benefit greatly from this.

If you’ve been thinking about selling your Lake Tahoe home, then now is a great time. With a low inventory plus an influx of buyers, it means more money for you and a potentially shorter time on the market.  As a seller you have fewer tahoe homes to compete with as the home inventory is so low.  Pull the trigger.

VLOG #1 – Travis Rougier – Tahoe Homes for Sale

Real Estate Video Log 1

So this is my first real estate video log that I am actually publishing.  I started trying to make these a few weeks ago, but just didn’t like how they were turning out.  Part of it was the camera that I was using (my laptop, now I’m using my phone which is better), and I felt like I was a little aimless with my message.

I really do sincerely hope that I can keep these going and create a dialogue with other agents, investors, and builders in the area.  In the short term though maybe I can help out on a smaller scale with those that are simply in my social circles.  I watch the occasional real estate video, and they all seem to be geared towards other agents, or John and Jane Doe specifically.  They don’t try and bridge the gap that has grown between the two groups.

I plan on being transparent and as helpful as possible to really try and create a helpful and communicative community.

Please, give me your feedback.

Tahoe Rain – Steaming Trees

Tahoe Rain

I know we aren’t really getting any snow here in Tahoe, but the hiking has been great.  The rain we got the other night was fantastic as well, and this is what I got to see across the street the next morning.  Unfortunately I only caught the last few seconds of it happening.  The whole forest had been doing it moments before.  It was so amazing watch all the trees in the forest with that evaporation.  It only lasted about two minutes in total.  Gotta love the Tahoe rain.