Elizabeth Weintraub: Sacramento Real Estate

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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.
No matter how many listings I take -- and I've sold more than 500 homes over the past 5 years according to MLS -- I still get excited. You can imagine how many I've sold over the past 40 years! Especially when the home is simply over-the-top gorgeous. I can get suckered in with my own advertising...
When people ask me at what age I discovered that I have grown into an adult, I can't help but stare at them oddly. Because I don't have an answer for that question. It wasn't like my first job turned me into an adult, which was selling newspaper subscriptions door-to-door. I sold so many that I w...
My friend and agent Hella Rothwell beat me to it this morning. Before I could post my blog here, she was already emailing to ask if there are any recent scams I could talk about. I suspect that's because she subscribes to my blog via my personal website, so my daily blog is emailed to her, heh, h...
It seems that most of the crooked agents I've had the unfortunate experience of running into in Sacramento real estate are not typically within the inner city core of Realtors. There are a few but not many. I find most of the crooked real estate agents are in the suburbs or out of area, like sout...
As a standard practice, whenever I am close to closing out a transaction, I always email the sellers to remind them to leave the all the keys to the house, the mailbox key, the remote controls and any manuals in possession in a kitchen drawer. I let them know the buyer's agent will retrieve the k...
Maybe it's my years of short sale experience that taught me so much patience, or maybe it's after 40-some years in the real estate business that I don't really care how long it takes for a transaction to process if my seller in Carmichael is not yet ready to list his home. I'm not one of those ag...
It's been a real struggle over the past couple of days for me to talk, which means I've stopped trying. It's bad for my recovery to speak. How is a Sacramento Realtor supposed to work if she can't talk to people? I talk to people all the time throughout the day. I also answer my cellphone.Thank g...
When I explain my comparative market analysis to the sellers of a West Sacramento condo, I am very thorough. I want them to understand exactly where I pull prices from and why. Not any pie-in-the-sky. It's got to appraise when I sell it. They know the pros and cons of being aggressive and whether...
When Billy Collins and Aimee Mann appeared together on stage last night at Mondavi Center in Davis, Billy (I think I can safely call a 75-year-old guy Billy) said that 1/3 of the audience is probably his fans, another 1/3 fans of Aimee Mann and then there is that remaining 1/3 who don't know why ...
President Obama handled the situation well when he talked yesterday about the wonderful people in North Carolina and Mississippi but made it clear that he does not agree with those state's recent discriminatory legislation. That was political politeness to the 10th degree. I'd like to see Preside...

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