Another Riva on the River Condo Sale Closed

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

 

My clients are from Russian descent, the sellers who sold their condo that closed yesterday in Riva on the River in West Sacramento. I could tell at our first meeting that they held a high level of expectations, not only from their Realtor but they also hold their own actions accountable and communicate with extreme dignity. It was a refreshing experience in some ways from my regular interactions with some people.

 

For example, they didn't have a carbon monoxide detector when I took the listing. Since a CO2 is required in California, and my clients lived in the Bay Area, I went out to my car, grabbed a carbon monoxide detector to plug into the wall. I didn't want them to have to drive back to the condo for this.

 

The following day, the sellers went to Home Depot -- a place I will never do business with ever again due to that company's political contributions, I sold my stock and invested instead in Lowe's -- and bought a CO2 detector to replace mine. They called to say I could come back to get my carbon monoxide detector!

 

The condo was impeccable, too, after 10 years of ownership as a vacation home. Not a dent, nor a carpet footprint nor a smudge anywhere. It was like nobody ever lived there. Appliances just like new. They never even set up trash can service, yet they used the condo as a second home.

 

I asked them if they ever watch the FX TV series about Soviet spies in the U.S., The Americans, but when that didn't strike a bell, I just let it drop. They might not appreciate my lame attempt at humor, and I really liked my sellers. While I might have thought it was funny to compare them to Soviet Intelligence Agents from the Cold War who didn't really appear to live in this condo and maybe used it for secret meetings, well, insulting them was certainly not my intent.

 

You can read the story of the sale of that condo in my personal blog today at the following link: Rising Prices at Riva on the River Condos in West Sacramento.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Elizabeth, have to love the impeccable Sellers that truly take pride in their home.  Congratulations and hope you see many more of these type Sellers!

Jun 15, 2017 09:01 AM #1
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Elizabeth: Amazing how buyers agents don't necessarily know the ropes ie. your not responding to the repair request but with a Notice to Perform. As to tenants, if I were them, I'd try to buy it! I deal with them all the time and it's sad that they have to move, but that's the nature of the beast.

Jun 15, 2017 09:52 AM #2
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Riva on the River sounds like a great condo complex.  Your sellers must have been happy to have you.  It's not many agents that drive around with CO2 detectors in their cars.

Jun 15, 2017 10:33 AM #3
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I love that the condo is called Riva.  Riva is the name of Italian luxury yachts. Congratulations on your sale. A

Jun 15, 2017 02:39 PM #4
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Joan Cox Thanks, you know they were so sweet when this closed. They asked me where they could go online to post a nice review for me. That's great they would ask and I don't have to ask them.

Jun 15, 2017 04:25 PM #5
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® You'd be amazed at how many agents never send a NTBP, so they don't deal with it very often.

Jun 15, 2017 04:26 PM #6
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Chris Ann Cleland Since California law passed in 2011 made carbon monoxide detectors mandatory, and appraisers will walk out if there isn't one installed, I decided to be more proactive about it, so I bought several cases. It's only $20. If it keeps my sellers from being inconvenienced, it's a small thing to do for them.

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel Aha, my English to Italian tells me Riva is a feminine noun for "shore" so it makes sense boats would have that name. In this particular case in West Sacramento, it sits, as you guessed it, on the river shore.

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Hi Elizabeth -- another day in real estate and another closing.   Some are more eventful than others but it's always nice when there is a happy ending.  

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