Author Archives: Barry Mathis

About Barry Mathis

Barry Mathis "Broker Barry" has over a decade of experience in the local Real Estate Market. As an active Broker who is personlly involved in the current market , he brings a unique perspective to his advice and his actions. He has ridden the wave of Real Estate from the lows to the highs and back to the lows and now is perfectly position to guide you in this new rising market. His experience as a senior member of a high volume sales team and later as the Broker/Owner of an Intero Franchise has given him a view into thousands of transactions. Most recently he launched and operated one of the fastest growing Property Management companies in northern California , untll its sell aat the end of 2012 The lessons learned in over 1200 + real estate transactions have provided him with a depth of knowledge that simply cannot be learned any other way.Barry knows what it takes to get it done in Real Estate. He has invested in both commercial and residential Real Estate, sometimes for a quick flip and but more often for longer term buy and hold positions. He is a Certified Distressed Property Expert.

Real Talk # 323: The Crystal Ball (Part 2)

So what does the future hold for you?  As I gaze deep into the Data, I see that we are coming to a crest of this upswing real estate cycle that has lasted nearly 7 years now. That much is a given by almost anyone who spends anytime at all watching the wind blow, whether from the shoreline or in the midst of the sea (as I am). The mystery lays in the timing of the next downturn, this is the question that everyone seeks the answer to, but THIS IS THE WRONG QUESTION! The right question is; “Given my unique circumstances, the resources I currently have and my past experiences, … Continue reading

Posted in Radio Archive | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Real Talk # 322: The Crystal Ball (Part 1)

The use of a sea green magnetically charged material (Beryl) that had been polished into a reflective ball by the Celtic Druids circa 2000 BC – 600 AD is believed to be the first recorded use of this divination device.  The “seer” would stare into the stone and fall into a meditate trance from which they claimed to be able to see the past, present or future. Sceptics may note that the Druids were wiped out by invading forces that they did not see coming or having seen where still powerless to avert their own destruction.  Well, as Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 1:9 “What has been will be again … … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Real Talk # 321 Inventory Crisis

Barry and Jennifer discuss the shrinking inventory of Sacramento and Placer counties as more homes are going into escrow Interest rates for home buying are on the rise, so now is the time to lock in those low rates while they last Barry talks about the gorgeous retreat of a house, 7435 Shelbourne Dr. Visit the website to look at this home and schedule an appointment to see it today. The Real Talk Team recommends that, while most people don’t do this, you should interview multiple agents to find the right one for you and the hunt for your home. A transcription of this week’s episode can be found here.

Posted in Radio Archive | Leave a comment

Real Talk # 320: How to Win A Real Estate (Bidding) War

This week, Barry and Jennifer discuss the rise of Bidding Wars during home purchases, giving you the edge in the battle for your next home We get a loan market update from Pitt Miller, where we earn that the low 3% interest rate of today is starting to slowly rise. Now is a great time to lock in this low rate! To contact Pitt, call (916) 300-0401 Barry invites you out to a local open house, 5120 Aktis Court. The Real Talk Team discusses this amazing chart, showing the trends of prices on home over time. Based on this chart of the market pulses, volume is flat and a unique look … Continue reading

Posted in Radio Archive | Leave a comment

Real Talk # 319 It’s time to Rent!

In this weeks episode, before Barry goes to Atlanta for a funeral, Barry and Jennifer talk about the renter’s home market. Rents are starting to rise, but it’s still a great time to rent! A transcript for this week’s episode can be found here.

Posted in Radio Archive | 1 Comment

Real Talk # 318: Hottest Market for 2015

This week, Barry and Jennifer talk about the ever-improving homes market for 2015. Lots of homes got offers in March, increasing prices and decreasing inventory, leaving all the great homes to be up for the taking. Our hosts have a discussion on the Natomas area, discussing how the Natomas area now has a new flood of construction in the former flood zone. Also, Barry recommends some great homes for you to look at today. 895 Old Grass Valley Road, 2916 Del Paso Road, and 2836 Randolph Avenue, and even more. (To view details on any of the properties, click address in this message) To visit some these properties, or to learn … Continue reading

Posted in Radio Archive | Leave a comment

Real Talk # 317 Its Time to Sell!

This week, hear from Barry and Jennifer as they discuss how we are nearing the peak of a Sellers market in Sacramento County, hear the signs that are telling you that it is time to get your home on the market.  We are closer to the top than the bottom. And with interest rates so low, its a great time to buy too! Pitt Miller calls in to talk to us about 2916 Del Paso Blvd, an amazing house he was showing during the show. For property details, photos, a video walk through of the property, and to request a showing, visit www.2916delpaso.com  . If you’d like a copy of this week’s episode, … Continue reading

Posted in Podcast | Leave a comment

Real Talk # 316 Marketing for Luxury Homes

The Luxury home market presents special challenges that require special tools to get the desired results.  Listen in to hear Barry Mathis and Jennifer Sandvoss discuss the differences in the two ends of the market whether you are dealing with local or national levels.

Posted in Radio Archive | Leave a comment

Real Talk # 315 Today’s Luxury Home Market – Rarified air for select Clients and even fewer Agents

Barry Mathis and Jennifer Sandvos ” The Queen of Real Estate”  share a market update       and discuss the real numbers behind the Luxury Home Market. What are the driving forces behind the 35% increase in Jumbo Loans ? How many agents really have experience selling Luxury homes ? (Fewer than you think) What do the top agents do differently than the rest. ( Hint Marketing Matters ) ? Plus two more reasons that ” You might need a new Real Estate if …) Luxury Home Data talked about in this week’s show can be found here.

Posted in Podcast | 1 Comment

Real Talk # 314 Next Hotspot To Buy and Sell Homes

How can you take action in the coming year? By knowing the next hot spot to buy and sell properties in the Sacramento and surrounding areas! Download the podcast below On this Real Estate Podcast Barry “the voice of real estate” Mathis is paired with hard money lender David Washburn of Socotra Capital. PRIVATE MONEY SOLUTIONS FOR REAL ESTATE LOANS David Washburn Dave@SocotraCapital.com (916) 628-3744 cell 3104 O St. #357, Sacramento CA 95816 http://SocotraCapital.com     Real Estate Acquisition, Construction, Refinance, Rehab, or Cash Out – Our loans focus on equity, not credit or income – In House funds let us be more flexible and creative – Flexible terms – Less … Continue reading

Posted in Radio Archive | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment