Elizabeth Weintraub: Sacramento Real Estate

Real Estate Agent - Lyon Real Estate - BRE #00697006
Sacramento real estate and housing market, from Galt to Lincoln. Local observations about Sacramento restaurants, special events, music concerts and the Sacramento lifestyle, including great places to vacation around the world.
Chatted with an agent yesterday via email who is out of town until the 27th. I'm not sure if it's that people have a lot of family who live in other states (which is fairly common for Sacramento), or if they travel elsewhere to all be together for that one week in November. Thanksgiving Week. It'...
When my listings close, like this Foothill Farms home, I like to drive over to retrieve the lockboxes myself. There have been times I've been so busy that I will compensate another agent like Myrl Jeffcoat to pick them up but for the most part, I prefer to do it. It gives me closure to the sale a...
My team members tell me how hard they work to put some first-time home buyers into a home. We are not a team who discriminates. Sometimes, we present a half dozen offers (one at a time, of course) to get an FHA buyer accepted in lower price ranges. Much of it may depend on who the listing agent i...
I am one of those Sacramento listing agents who has no trouble explaining to buyers why they need to pay list price or better in some situations. In fact, there are times I need to explain it to buyer's agents as well, in instances when you would not think it would need an explanation. Like, when...
Honestly, I cannot remember the last time when over the course of a weekend I managed to sell 6 listings all at once like last weekend. Usually they are scattered a little bit. I try to put my listings on the market on Fridays, and some weeks I list a couple of homes every Friday. The way it's be...
Sometimes it astounds me, the type of homes I'm able to sell in Sacramento. This listing was one of those homes that would appeal primarily to artistic types of people, and not the general public. The sellers poured cement counters, very edgy, and employed a friend to create a giant star on the f...
You know, I'm gonna miss this seller's market when it levels out and becomes a normal real estate market in Sacramento. Some day, that will happen. Maybe sooner than later, with the way things are going. I would not even mind a buyer's market, now that I think about it.It's been a seller's market...
Telling a Sacramento seller all of the wonderful things a buyer intends to do to "improve" the house is one of the stupidest things agents can do. They just don't think. You've got to love the guys who send over a request for repair, and then follow it up with a detailed explanation about why all...
What a week this has been. I've been working all week on putting 3 listings into escrow, and every day there's some new awful twist happening. Finally, yesterday, I managed to slip all 3 into escrow, and then, before I could breathe a sigh of relief, one wiggled back out, like a stinkin' gecko st...
There was so much hype around the musical Hamilton, at least in my reading material, that I could not escape it. I tried not to read much about the show because I did not want anything to alter my experience. Being at the theatre is magical all by itself. Magic happens up there on stage and it tr...

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