Cash for Keys
“Cash for Keys” this is something that is becoming pretty popular now days. I am of course all for it, because I feel that this will help to preserve the condition of the home once the occupants move from the home. Simply put, it is giving tenants and displaced homeowners a set amount of money in order for them to give up the keys to a property. Now, of course the locks are going to be changed. The only reason for giving cash for the keys is an incentive for them leaving the home in broom sweep condition. Broom sweep condition means the home must be free of interior and exterior trash, debris or damage. All personal belongings must be removed. This idea is not new to me. I have owned property before, and I was always thinking of ideas to keep the tenant from destroying my property. I suggested this idea to an agent who was having problems getting the tenants to allow the property to be shown. He thought it was a unique idea to offer the tenants money for them keeping the home clean and making it accessible for showings. I had one tenant to show me around his well kept home, and he even pointed our various features and aspects of the home that I never would have known otherwise. I am all for being fair and considerate of the one that is being displaced.
"It was my extreme pleasure having the opportunity to work with Ruby Williams of Tarbell Realtors on a recent transaction. I am primarily a listing broker who specializes in the marketing of bank owned foreclosure properties, and have been in the business for nearly 25 years. During that time, I've worked with literally 100's of Realtors on various transactions. I can honestly say that, of all of those, Ruby placed in the Top 5%. She's got all the qualities that make for a great Realtor. She was extremely easy to work with, kind hearted and you can tell, she CARES about the people she is working with. Not only that, she's very knowledgeable, which is an important quality when it comes to trusting someone to handle your most important investment. And, her honesty and integrity is beyond reproach. I was particularly worried about this transaction, as it was located many miles away from my office, and was a high-end home. Ruby was helpful in every instance, and made this deal a smooth and very pleasant transaction for everyone involved. She was on top of every detail, and pulled all the necessary strings to make the deal happen. Not only that, she wrote an offer that got her buyer's the house they wanted, amongst a very fierce, competitive demand for this particular home. That being said, I can only wish that all the Realtor's I worked with were like Ruby. Unfortunately, I know they are not! It's my hope that Ruby and I have many more opportunities to work together in the future. She is a joy to work with, and I would strongly recommend her to anyone in need of real estate services of any kind. She is amongst the tops in the business, and I wish her much continued success. "- Kirk Munchhof – Broker Associate, Century 21 High Country, Lake Arrowhead, CA
"Ruby is simply the best! She made purchasing my first home a wonderful experience. She is very knowledgeable, sincere and is always available when you need her. Ruby Demonstrates interest in your needs and ensures that all actions are to your advantage. I most definitely recommend her to everyone looking to purchase a home."- Michelle Blanco
"Ruby thanks so much for finding a home that met my wish list. I am very happy with my purchase! "- R. Falls-Jefferson