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Arden-East Sac Real Estate Blog - Kyle Groves, Broker


  • The Buyer Walked On This Beautiful Natomas Short Sale...And We Need A New One!
    I can't understand it, don't get it, how could they leave this one behind?  My Sacramento Short Sale listing in Riverbend lost the buyer last week.  Sooooo, we need a new one, and we have lowered the price to $219,000, creating a HUGE opportunity for someone get a great home, in a great neighborhood.  If you, or someone you know, wants to live near the Sacramento River, close to Downtown, contact me about seeing this home...soon!

  • Short Sale Process: Things Are Looking Up!!
    I was recently asked to be a "Guest Blogger" on a national Short Sale sight, called  I'll be writing there periodically, and wanted to share the link to my most recent Post. 

    Short Sale Process:  Things Are Looking Up! on

    It's a candid look at today's Short Sale...I hope you enjoy the read!

  • SACRAMENTO SHORT SALE: JUST SOLD!! Remodeled Starter Home in Natomas...$134,000

  • JUST SOLD!! Remodeled Victorian TriPlex in Midtown...$550,000.
  • Sacramento Short Sale: Riversgate 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, in exceptional condition!

  • Sacramento Real Estate: When Agents Use Unethical Practices...
    I had a situation with one of my Sacramento Real Estate Listings last week, where another REALTOR showed up at my seller's front door.  Normally, that would be fine, if said REALTOR wanted to show the property to a buyer.  However, in this case, she was there to persuade my client to abandon her Exclusive Agency with me.

    BIG NO-NO!!!

    Now, my seller felt compelled to call me immediately, but due to the fact that she travels in similar circles as this OTHER REALTOR, she didn't want to give me her name. 


    Filing a complaiint with the California Department of Real Estate, and the Sacramento Association of Realtors, might make her want to reconsider her actions.

    The big questions I have for this lady, "is one listing really worth losing your license, and your ability to practice real estate?  Is your pool of possible Sacramento Listings really that small?" 

    As REALTORS, we sign a Code of Ethics, and are bound to abide by that Code.  Article 16 of the Code Of Ethics reads as follows,

    "REALTORS® shall not engage in any practice or take any action inconsistent with exclusive representation or exclusive brokerage relationship agreements that other REALTORS® have with clients. (Amended 1/04)"

    "...Article 16 is intended to recognize as unethical two basic types of solicitations:

    First, telephone or personal solicitations of property owners who have been identified by a real estate sign, multiple listing compilation, or other information service as having exclusively listed their property with another REALTOR®; and

    Second, mail or other forms of written solicitations of prospects whose properties are exclusively listed with another REALTOR® when such solicitations are not part of a general mailing but are directed specifically to property owners identified through compilations of current listings, “for sale” or “for rent” signs, or other sources of information required by Article 3 and Multiple Listing Service rules to be made available to other REALTORS® under offers of subagency or cooperation. (Amended 1/04)

    So, obviously this lady didn't read the Code of Ethics the day she signed it...maybe if she had, she wouldn't be in direct violation.  One day, she will knock on the wrong door, and her actions will not be met with such luck. 

  • Sacramento Real Estate: Why Do I Need A Full Time Real Estate Agent?
    One of the biggest investments people make in their lives, is purchasing a home.  Buyers and sellers rely on the expertise of their Sacramento Real Estate Agent, to help them make sound decisions regarding their local real estate market.  Decisions that could follow them for the rest of their lives if they are not careful.  So, I asked this question to one of my new clients this weekend, who had previously been working with a part time agent: 
    "Why would someone put that kind of investment in the hands of a school teacher, who has sold two homes in the last 3 years?"

    The answer was shocking...  "She's a friend." (Gasp)

    OK, so it really isn't that shocking, as many people make this choice when looking for a real estate agent.  They think a friend will work the hardest for them, which isn't out of the question.  But when that friend's primary income comes from an entirely different profession, one that dominates their time, how much attention will they really give to what, for many, is one of life's most important decisions?

    The answer is, "NOT ENOUGH!"

    A good, full time Sacramento Real Estate Agent is knowledgeable about their area, knowledgable about the different nuiances of the the market, and AVAILABLE FOR THEIR CLIENTS.

    For example, over the weekend, I showed my clients a home in Arden Park.  I had previously shown this home to them, and two other clients over the month before, so not only did I know the house, I had developed a relationship with the seller.  My clients decided they wanted to write an offer, but that we wouldn't be able to get back together until the following evening (Sunday).  I notified the listing agent, that we would indeed be sending an offer over, and she let me know that she was presenting another offer the following morning. 

    DING DING DING, game changer!

    Getting together with my clients Sunday evening was no longer going to work.  Plans needed to be changed, mine included, and we needed to write an offer that was going to get attention.  We also needed to have the listing agent and seller push their meeting back, to allow us to get the offer in. 

    Sunday morning was a scramble!  But, by Sunday evening, I was able to call my clients and let them know that our offer had been ACCEPTED!  The house they WANT, in the neighborhood they LOVE, and it came together in less than 24 hours.  If we had waited until the following evening to write the offer, we would have missed it.  Communication with the listing agent, my availablility for my clients, and ability to write a strong offer (by the way, both offers were for the same purchase price, but the rest of our terms made our offer much more attractive), got my clients the home they desired!

    If my clients had used the school teacher, who dabbled in real estate, I strongly doubt they'd be in escrow today.

    If you want a FULL TIME SACRAMENTO REAL ESTATE AGENT, who is available for you, and understands the Sacramento market, give me a call:

  • Folsom Real Estate: Immaculate Tri Level in Willow Creek Estates
    My latest seller has equity, if you can believe it, and she's ready to downsize! Bring us an offer!!


  • Find New Home in Charming Tahoe Park!

    Tahoe Park is a quaint historic community built from the 1920s to the 1950s. If you appreciate quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, I invite you to consider Tahoe Park.

    The neighborhood of Tahoe Park was built in two stages: the first, in the 20s and 30s and the second stage after the war in the 40s and 50s. This created distinctly different styles in one cohesive neighborhood. The Tahoe Park tudor, cottage, ranch and bungalow style homes range in size from 750 to 2300 square feet and sit on lots from .13 acres to .25 acres.

    Tahoe Park is situated near UC Davis Medical Center and less than a mile away from Cal State University Sacramento. It is close to shopping and a quick trip to highway 50. Downtown Sacramento is just 4 miles away.

    This affordable community is mainly blue and white-collar and is a good consideration for first time buyers. A lot of the residents started out that way and this cozy community kept them here. Now, there are a lot of medical professionals, state workers and just long-time residents.

    For leisure activities, residents enjoy nearby Tahoe Park. This 19-acre park offers a swimming pool, a wading pool, playgrounds for children and toddlers, BBQs, softball and soccer fields; basketball and volleyball courts; a jogging trail, picnic areas, and fitness stations.

    Students in Tahoe Park attend schools in the Sacramento Unified School District. Local Schools include Mark Twain Elementary, Tahoe Elementary, Joseph Bonnheim Elementary, Peter Burnett Elementary, West Campus High School and Hiram W. Johnson High School.

    Tahoe Park is bordered by Stockton Blvd to the West, Broadway to the North, 14th Ave to the South, and 65th Street to the East.

    If you have any questions regarding property in this or other Sacramento areas, please contact me:

  • Discover Your Dream Home In Beautiful Land And Curtis Park

    Land Park and Curtis Park are two of the most sought-after established neighborhoods in Sacramento. With their beautiful tree-lined streets and fairy-tale homes, it’s a community to aspire to.

    The vintage homes here were built from the early 1900’s through the 1950’s. They are a mixture of Colonial, Tudor, California and High-water Bungalow, Chateau and Spanish Villa styles. Home sizes in this area range from 1000 to an impressive 4000 square feet and sit on extravagantly landscaped .15 to .25 acre lots.

    You have to drive through to appreciate this neighborhood. Each home is unique and immaculately maintained. The wide variety of home styles here is kept true to the era with authentic details like archways, original hardwood floors and fireplaces. Most have been updated in the necessary kitchen and bath areas.

    Land Regional Park is the center of neighborhood activity. With multiple sports fields, teams play almost every weekend. Also in Land is the WPA rock Garden and the Sacramento Zoo. Elementary School age kids enjoy Funderland. It’s a small admission free amusement park, complete with a roller coaster and steam train. And, for the littlest residents, Fairytale Town is a 2.5-acre children's play park and outdoor children’s museum all based on nursery rhymes! This venue hosts events for kids all year long. A major attraction for adults in the neighborhood is the Capitol City Golf Course.

    Students of Land Park and Curtis Park attend Vallejo Middle School and CK McClatchey High School. Other schools in the area include Brett Harte Elementary, Crocker / Riverside Elementary and John Cabrillo Elementary. Sacramento City College is also nearby.

    As you drive through Sacramento, you’ll find Land Park and Curtis Park located South of Broadway, West of Hwy 99, North of Sutterville Rd, and East of Interstate 5. This makes for easy access to freeways, shopping and everything downtown has to offer.

    If you have any questions regarding this neighborhood or others in the Sacramento area, please contact me:

  • Huge Duplex in Citrus Heights! Over $24,000 in Gross Yearly Revenue!

  • Enjoy The Diversity of South Land Park Real Estate
    South Land Park is an established Sacramento neighborhood with a wonderful family reputation. Located along South Land Drive, this neighborhood has all the amenities of Land Park.

    Homes here range from 1500 square feet to 2500 square feet and sit on .20 to 025 acre lots. South Land Park homes were built from the 1950s to the 1960s. Some have the modernist Eichler design with a lot of floor to ceiling glass and open floorplans designed to bring the outdoors in.

    Common amenities for these homes include: large windows, vaulted ceilings, indoor laundry rooms, sunrooms, fireplaces, cut stone countertops in updated kitchens.

    The neighborhood of South Land Park is situated along each side of South Land Drive and is walking distance to the ever-active Land Regional Park. It’s a great place to raise an active family. With walking paths all around the park it’s perfect for a daily workout.

    Land Park has a choice of sports fields and courts and there’s always a weekend game or match. Also in the park is the WPA rock Garden and the Sacramento Zoo. Elementary School age kids can enjoy Funderland, a small admission free amusement park, complete with a roller coaster and steam train. For the little ones, Fairytale Town is a 2.5-acre children's play park and outdoor children’s museum all based on nursery rhymes! This venue hosts events for kids throughout the year.

    A major attraction in the neighborhood is the Capitol City Golf Course. The premier 9-hole course is a great place to keep your game sharp. Opening in 1924, the course is the oldest in Sacramento but has been completely refurbished. The surrounding park makes it a beautiful course to play. After a morning of golf, enjoy a quiet lunch at either Swanson’s Grove BBQ or Mulligan’s café, located on site.

    South Land Park is overall a great choice to settle down and raise a family. If you have any questions regarding this neighborhood or others in the Sacramento area, please contact me at 916.214.2082.