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Sandi Bauman
Chico Realtor

2571 California Park Drive Suite 200 Chico, CA 95928
cell: 530-864-5407
email: [email protected]

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Congratulations, Sarah and Greyson!

 

The BEST part of our day? Handing over keys to happy new homeowners, of course!

New Chico Homeowners

Congratulations, Sarah and Greyson. Thank you for the privilege of assisting you.

Wishing you many happy memories in your gorgeous new home!

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Squatters Take Over Vacant Chico Homes

The interesting part? This nasty looking house will likely sell very quickly once it hits the market. Priced correctly by the seller, it’s a perfect flip in the making for an investor or industrious owner occupant!

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Congrats to First Time Home Owner Lindsey!

We LOVE this part of our job…. handing the keys over to an excited new home owner! First time buyers are such a privilege to assist!

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Lindsey, CONGRATULATIONS on your new home! What an exciting step for you! We wish you many, many years of happy memories. Tara and the whole team enjoyed assisting you!

The Sandi Bauman Team, Chico Homes

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Congrats on your new Magalia home Eric and Michelle

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Ginny and the whole team is SO EXCITED for your beautiful family!

Your escrow was sure an eventful ride. Thankfully, all parties hung on, and we have arrived at this precious moment!

Here’s to many wonderful years in your new home.

If you are a buyer ready to purchase, we would love to see your photo here next! Call us to get started. 530-864-5407.

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Transaction Coordinator Wanted

Position Opening:  Real Estate Transaction Manager- Contract to Close

Chico Homes Real Estates Sales, Inc and The Sandi Bauman Team

Are you a happy, positive, energetic individual that is self-motivated and detail oriented? Do you thrive in a fast paced, high expectation environment?  We are looking for a professional candidate with leadership skills whose main goal is to successfully support a high volume real estate team.

About us:

Our compact Team closes about 175 transactions per year, and expects to continue to gain market share.  We are focused on operating in an atmosphere of excellence, integrity, respect and trust. We bring a sense of teamwork, inclusion and diversity in everything we pursue. Our clients see the results as we address their needs, solve their problems and provide exceptional service.  Our unique culture has been recognized by industry experts and our peers:

  • Ranked #1 Producing Listing Agent Butte, Glenn, Tehama Counties: 2011-2013
  • Ranked #1 Buyer Agent Team Butte, Glenn Tehama Counties: 2012-2013
  • Ranked #17 in California for 2012 by Real Trends.
  • Named on AREAA’s (Asian Real Estate Association of America) esteemed “A” list for both production and units closed 2012.

Primary Objectives:

  • Transaction management- Oversee transactions from start to finish, being the liaison between escrow, title, lender, inspectors and agents. Directly solve routine issues. Complete research during escrow (i.e. zoning, easements, permits, etc.). Communicate/strategize with lead agent regarding issues that require attention.  Ensure all documents are in compliance with BRE.
  • Write and negotiate purchase agreements and all associated documents.
  • Build, implement, and manage systems for sellers, buyers, lead generation, database management, and back-office support. You must take ownership of the administrative side of the business.
  • Create and maintain an operations manual that documents all systems and standards.
  • Responsible for training, consulting, and holding accountable Team members on file management and negotiations.
  • Exhibit dedication to meeting the expectations and requirementsof the client. Establish and maintain effective relationships with clients, gain their trust and respect.
  • Partner with Team to help achieve team’s production and operational goals.
  • Enable broker to focus on revenue generating tasks by efficiently handling operations of team.
  • Assist other staff members with phone coverage and general administrative tasks.
  • All other duties as assigned by management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CA Real Estate License in good standing.
  • 3+ years industry experience
  • Transaction Coordinator experience.
  • Interpersonal savvy- relate well to all kinds of people with diplomacy and tact.
  • Be able to start and complete projects independently with minimal supervision.
  • Above average computer skills.
  • Super human organizational skills.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects, prioritize demands, and work under pressure.
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely to communicate and achieve the desired effect.
  • Effectively cope with change, shift gears and readily adapt.
  • Proven ability to exercise high degree of confidentiality and objectivity.

Mindset:

  • Enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks.
  • Desire and ability to learn on your own.  Though we will train you, you will also be responsible to independently increase your own knowledge and effectiveness.
  • Service based attitude.  While our work is often exciting and rewarding, it can sometimes seem tedious. You should always be willing to attack any task with your best efforts.
  • No ego.  Ability to receive and provide constructive feedback on work performance.
  • Team Player. This term gets thrown around loosely, yet it is at the heart of who we are and what we do.  You must possess a strong sense of loyalty.  The success of each team member depends on the high performance of everybody else on the team. A true team player will step up to pick up the slack wherever needed and will do it gladly.

Compensation:

Package includes base salary commensurate with experience and ability, per file closing bonuses, profit sharing plan, paid holidays and vacation.

Hours:  9-5 pm Monday through Friday.

Apply:

EMAIL RESUME AND COVER LETTER to [email protected].  All submissions will be kept confidential.

**Please.  Serious candidates only. BRE license is mandatory.  Do NOT send resume if you don’t have BRE license.  Thank you!

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Congratulations on Your New Durham Home

New Durham Homeowners

Congrats to first time buyers Ben and Jemie on your new Durham home!

We are so excited for you!

Buyer Specialist Ginny had a wonderful time assisting you with your purchase.

All of us here at The Sandi Bauman Team hope your family enjoys many happy years building memories!

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23 Elisha Court Chico CA Solar Home!

23 Elisha Court Chico CA Solar Home

#23 Elisha Court Virtual Tour

Energy conscious? This beautifully efficient solar home has discreet roof mounted panels. The seller states that the electric bill is $20 to $30 per month, on average! The solar technology includes high efficiency air conditioning, extra insulation, low E windows, radiant barrier roof sheeting, double Tyvek wrap exterior, and tank less water heater. Laminate wood floors, granite kitchen & bath counters, custom kitchen cabinets, tiled bathroom floors and landscaped front and back yards. The home is super clean and move in ready! Most of the neighboring homes on the cul-de-sac are owner occupied.

Ready for a private tour?

Call The Sandi Bauman Team: 530-864-5407

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6 Essential Tips for Home Buyers in Chico

The most important tips for homebuyers to know, as recommended by real estate agents

Get a Home Inspection

91.4 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.

0.54 percent of agents don’t recommend this tip.

The tip: Get a home inspection to evaluate the safety and overall condition of your new home, even if it appears flawless.

Get Preapproved for a Loan

89.0 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.

0.78 percent of agents don’t recommend this tip.

The tip: Before you start house hunting, get preapproved for a mortgage loan.

Communicate Through Your Agent

89.0 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.

0.27 percent of agents don’t recommend this tip.

The tip: When you want to ask or tell the seller something, always go through your real estate agent.

Put the Deal Into Writing

87.5 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.

0.83 percent of agents don’t recommend this tip.

The tip: Get the seller to put every component of the deal and any verbal agreement into writing.

Include Contingencies With Offer

83.0 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.

0.78 percent of agents don’t recommend this tip.

The tip: Include important contingencies, such as financing and property inspections, with your offer.

Develop a Wish List

82.4 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.

0.27 percent of agents don’t recommend this tip.

The tip: Come up with a realistic wish list. Find out what you can afford in terms of house size, neighborhood and amenities.

Know Your Local Market

75.6 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.

1.7 percent of agents don’t recommend this tip.

The tip: Know as much about the local market as you can. Use your agent’s CMA to learn about the selling price of comparable homes and the strength of the local real estate market.

Prioritize!

68.5 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.

1.11 percent of agents don’t recommend this tip.

The tip: Decide what’s most important to you before the negotiation so you know what parts of your offer you’re most comfortable giving up.

Look Into Government Programs

57.7 of agents say this is a very important tip.

1.36 percent of agents don’t recommend this tip.

The tip: Look into programs for first-time homebuyers. See if you qualify for the lower interest rates, low down payment options and down payment assistance programs some banks and governmental organizations offer first-time homebuyers.

Research Real Estate Agents

54.7 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.

7.61 percent of agents don’t recommend this tip.

The tip: Don’t just work with the first real estate agent you come across! Do your homework and find one you’re comfortable with.

Keep Other Houses in Mind

43.9 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.

5.8 percent of agents don’t recommend this tip.

The tip: When you begin negotiating on a specific property, know of other houses you’d be interested in buying. You don’t want to be so desperate to buy a certain house that you give in to whatever the seller wants.

Be Smart With Your Contingencies

40.6 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.

9 percent of agents don’t recommend this tip.

The tip: Avoid including unnecessary contingencies in your offer. Doing so will make it less attractive.

Keep Negotiations Short

39.8 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.

4.8 percent of agents don’t recommend this tip.

The tip: Avoid long, drawn-out negotiations, which can negatively affect the chances of your offer being accepted.

Shop around for Mortgages

37.9 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.

4.7 percent of agents don’t recommend this tip.

The tip: Shop around for at least several mortgage quotes before choosing one.

Ask for More Than You Want

32.1 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.

10.1 percent of agents don’t recommend this tip.

The tip: Ask for more than you want during negotiations, without asking too much. You can “give in” to the seller without actually giving up the things you want!

Scope out Neighborhoods, Neighbors

31.9 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.

7.1 percent of agents don’t recommend this tip.

The tip: Talk to neighbors to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to live in the neighborhoods of homes you are interested in. While doing so, gauge if you would like to live next to these people for the foreseeable future. Bad neighbors can affect your property’s value.

Connect With the Sellers

24.9 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.

27.5 percent of agents don’t recommend this tip.

The tip: Establish a connection with the sellers. You may be able to get a better deal if the sellers see you as a person, not just an opportunity.

Ready to shop for a new home in Chico, Paradise, Magalia, Forest Ranch,  Durham, Oroville, Orland or Willows?

Call The Sandi Bauman Team!  530-864-5407
Last year we helped more than 80 BUYERS close escrow on a new home.  We would love to help you next!

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Home Offers Above the Asking Price Chico CA

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How do you know when you need to offer over the asking price?  Your trusted Realtor can and should advise.   The Sandi Bauman Team has your best interest at heart, and will call it like we see it.  Sometimes you should NOT be offering anywhere near full price, let alone OVER.  Sometimes, it is necessary to make the deal happen.  We’ll show you the comps, and provide you with the foundation you need to make an informed decision.

Happy negotiating,

Sandi

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166 Acres Prime Development Land Butte County

4330 Foothill Boulevard, Oroville CA

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prime development acreage

This is gorgeous Northern California property with gently rolling hills and a creek running the length of one side. 166 acres are combined in two parcels, just minutes from downtown Oroville in Butte County. An old home site area with mature trees sits atop the land and has 360 degree views of the foothills, Sacramento Valley, Table Mountain, Lake Oroville Dam and the city of Oroville. The access to the property is by paved county maintained Foothill Blvd. The parcel is zoned RR-5 (rural residential 5 acre minimum – check with Butte County Planning for the development potential). The location would make for a BEAUTIFUL winery or micro-brewery. For those who are not interested in developing, the land affords itself to many agricultural opportunities: Olive Orchards; Grape Vineyards; Mandarin and Satsuma Citrus. Turkey, Quail, Deer and many other types of wildlife frequent the land. This would also be an incredible location for a secluded estate.

View of Table Mountain

Winery, Brewery, Olives, Citrus, Residential

Call Sandi Bauman 530-864-5407 or Kelly Brown 530-864-0050 for a private tour.

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