I have to laugh and think back at the time that was spent showing homes, answering questions and driving around most weekends, not to mention the hunting, calling and weeding out.  I received the email after I had just sent the most recent update to our Buyer and his beloved, that told me thanks but they wrote an offer and would let me know the outcome, I could not help it.  It's my own fault.

I know that I should be using an Exclusive Buyer Broker agreement.  I know that Paris and I have spoken about it and it gives us more "Standing" when representing buyers of real estate.  We are not the "Set it and Forget" type of real estate agents either - we are active hunters for our Buyers!!!

Santa Clarita real estateWhen we represent Sellers, we have full blown contracts that are written up, why should buyers be any different?  Paris loves her coined phrase, "Don't treat buying real estate as if you are purchasing a pair of shoes..."  Her "catch phrase" emphasizes that real estate should be taken extremely seriously - Heck, it does take 30 years to pay off, after all :-)

So, I get it.  I am not sure if our "not so solid" client heard from someone else that he would get the best deal by using a listing agent?  Maybe he had a "family friend" materialize that will give him some sort of kick back with regard to their commission earned?  Hard to Say, but I do know that we are not in this Santa Clarita real estate business for show.  Just like in the movies, "Is that 6 shooter for show, or do you get to use it sometimes?"  

I play it forward and will help everyone with anything I possibly can.  Same goes for real estate inquires.  However, my first question that I ask when I encounter a new buyer or person that is asking a question related to real estate is, "Are you working with a realtor?"  When they say no, I am considering strongly having them sign a Buyer Broker real estate agreement.

Until Next Time - as Real Estate turns.

Your New Foreclosures alert, Paris911's Sold to Third Alert for Santa Clarita Valley CA, found a match.

Stage Radar ID Street City Zip State Type Sq Ft Beds Baths Sale Date Est. Value Est. Bid

Sold to 3rd 23807272 27607 NUGGET DR 4 SANTA CLARITA 91387 CA CND 1268 3 3.00 03/26/2012 $177,455.00 $148,000.00

Sold to 3rd 500584370 19340 ACKERMAN AVE SANTA CLARITA 91321 CA CND 1894 3 2.00 03/26/2012 $265,613.00 $263,250.01

Your New Foreclosures alert, Paris911's Pre-Foreclosure Alert for Santa Clarita Valley CA, found a match.

Stage Radar ID Street City Zip State Type Sq Ft Beds Baths Sale Date Est. Value Est. Bid

Preforeclosure 507648765 26967 HILLSBOROUGH PKWY 77 VALENCIA 91354 CA CND 863 2 2.00 07/17/2012 $220,527.00 $314,910.00

Preforeclosure 509607991 18133 ERIK CT 283 SANTA CLARITA 91387 CA CND 975 2 2.00 07/18/2012 $155,864.00 $258,663.00

Preforeclosure 505282643 28619 APRICOT PL SANTA CLARITA 91390 CA SFR 2214 4 3.00 07/18/2012 $418,482.00 $431,813.00

Preforeclosure 512666229 22456 BARCOTTA DR SANTA CLARITA 91350 CA SFR 1279 3 2.00 07/18/2012 $337,486.00 $372,882.00

Preforeclosure 723117 26504 BRYCE RD SANTA CLARITA 91354 CA CND 1219 2 3.00 07/18/2012 $280,542.00 $15,088.00

Preforeclosure 830025b 30011 POCAHANTAS DR CASTAIC 91384 CA SFR 1590 3 2.00 07/18/2012 $220,073.00 $446,362.00

Preforeclosure 503107649 28036 MEADOWCREEK RD CANYON COUNTRY 91351 CA SFR 1087 3 2.00 07/18/2012 $230,315.00 $346,809.00

Preforeclosure 517063109 23814 BENNINGTON DR VALENCIA 91354 CA SFR 1799 3 3.00 07/17/2012 $364,534.00 $419,399.00

Preforeclosure 509779336 25342 JOYCE PL STEVENSON RANCH 91381 CA SFR 2887 4 4.00 07/18/2012 $594,402.00 $648,217.00

Preforeclosure 517335235 15646 MEADOW DR SANTA CLARITA 91387 CA CND 2336 4 3.00 07/17/2012 $289,659.00 $509,213.00

Preforeclosure 919763b 23414 GAUCHO CT VALENCIA 91355 CA CND 1128 3 2.00 07/18/2012 $248,567.00 $323,828.00

Preforeclosure 500583758 25436 PARKWOOD LN SANTA CLARITA 91350 CA CND 1790 4 3.00 07/18/2012 $260,798.00 $403,913.00

Preforeclosure 520306755 18510 MORE CT SANTA CLARITA 91351 CA CND 2248 3 3.00 07/17/2012 $288,273.00 $902,489.00

Your New Foreclosures alert, Paris911's Santa Clarita Bank Owned Real Estate Alert, found a match.

Stage Radar ID Street City Zip State Type Sq Ft Beds Baths Sale Date Est. Value Est. Bid

Bank Owned 27203 27567 CARAWAY LN SANTA CLARITA 91350 CA SFR 1200 3 2.00 03/26/2012 $268,890.00 $244,800.00

Your New Foreclosures alert, Paris911's Auction Alert for Santa Clarita Valley, found a match.

Stage Radar ID Street City Zip State Type Sq Ft Beds Baths Sale Date Est. Value Est. Bid

Auction 503474259 26842 CLAUDETTE ST 204 CANYON COUNTRY 91351 CA CND 964 2 2.00 04/19/2012 $149,271.00 $273,208.00

Auction 23804592 19328 SAN LEANDRO DR SANTA CLARITA 91321 CA SFR 2139 4 3.00 04/12/2012 $354,897.00 $392,463.00

Auction 942338b 23819 VIA CAMPANA SANTA CLARITA 91354 CA CND 2129 3 3.00 04/12/2012 $349,113.00 $525,557.00

Auction 37969560 28260 SYCAMORE DR SANTA CLARITA 91350 CA CND 1867 3 3.00 04/09/2012 $271,776.00 $475,640.00

Auction 517159106 15675 POPPYSEED LN SANTA CLARITA 91387 CA SFR 2176 4 3.00 04/12/2012 $361,482.00 $417,716.00

Auction 447315 18197 SUNDOWNER WAY 809 CANYON COUNTRY 91387 CA CND 844 2 2.00 04/12/2012 $108,975.00 $211,496.00

Auction 517260874 26128 RAVENHILL RD SANTA CLARITA 91387 CA SFR 4649 5 4.00 04/24/2012 $745,050.00 $941,533.00

Auction 41315346 29334 RYAN LN CANYON COUNTRY 91387 CA CND 1839 4 3.00 04/12/2012 $258,665.00 $8,146.00

Auction 23807125 27642 NUGGET DR 1 SANTA CLARITA 91387 CA CND 1268 3 3.00 04/12/2012 $171,217.00 $360,355.00