Best day of the week to list your home for sale

Life is all about timing, and it doesn’t change with real estate and listing your home. Each real estate market and area is different, but we have noticed there are definitely better days than others, to list your home. Granted sometimes life doesn’t always play by “ideal rules,” and ultimately, the seller is our boss,… Read More

Great Homes: It is Not Just for the Humans

So I’m not sure if the funny “April Fool’s Joke” on has inspired this post in the back of my mind, … but my kids have actually taken a sample from the animal world, and made their animal’s “crib” … the envy of the animal world (in my parent, opinion). It made me think …… Read More

Podcast Ostrom Time with Marguerite Crespillo

So we have always been good friends with the awesome Marguerite Crespillo for years, and she has a fabulous real estate podcast “Real Estate Real World.” Marguerite is and has been a top-producing REALTOR and broker in our area, for years. She and her husband Joe, are fixtures in our area, always at Placer County Association… Read More

Ostroms Featured on Seller Tips Series for

Recently we were honored with the opportunity to be part of’s new “Seller Tips” Video Series under their “News + Advice” drop-down menu on the main site. (“” > “News & Advice” > “Advice” > “Sell”). We always try to be forward and upfront in our thoughts, with the intent to help our sellers. So we hope… Read More

2016 Real Estate Market Predictions – Roseville + Rocklin, CA

First thing we need to do, is thank our friends and family for an amazing 2015. You are the reason we continue in this business. Thank you for your support and referrals. There’s no greater honor, than to be trusted with your business. So on to the show … what you’re all waiting for …… Read More

Dear Buyer – Don’t Give Up

Cue the Kenny Rogers tune … Know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.  So there are times as a buyer, when you should “fold ’em and walk away” from a home. You’re in escrow / contract and purchasing a home, but are feeling a tingling urge to walk away from the deal. A… Read More

The Closing Process in Placer County

The process for a home closing in Placer County Every area has their own procedure with home sales, regarding signings at title (or via notary) and the closing process. This is one of the most confusing topic for buyers and sellers. Below, we’re addressing sales specifically in Placer County, CA. “All-cash” deals will have their own (quicker) timeline, and maybe… Read More

Black Widows, Buzzing Wasps, and Beetles – OH MY!

So perhaps you’re considering regular pest service … or maybe you just need one-shot to get rid of wasps. Black widows are another item we see often in our area. They’re the shiny, eight-legged vampires of the night – you won’t always see them during the day, but look out once the sun is down. Okay, I know… Read More

Sellers: How Should I Prepare for a Pest Inspection?

Californians: so your property just went into escrow and your inspection period has started. Sellers are you ready? Is your home ready? Do you know what’s going to happen? If you watch the video below, you’ll be thanking us, I promise. It’s a great prep tool for sellers preparing for a pest or WDO inspection… Read More

What should you do with your pets at an open house?

“We’re hosting an open house, what do we do with the pets?” Great question, and something we’re often asked and it’s a stressful one often for the homeowner. Not only do you have the upkeep of the home for showings to buyers, the property showing schedule, but you may also have a confused pet in… Read More