sacramento real estate agent: No Stupid Questions in Sacramento Real Estate - 08/24/17 07:35 AM
There are no stupid questions in Sacramento real estate. Well, unless they all are. Because each person is entitled to answers and the ability to ask questions. It's not like people buy and sell a home every day. I don't care how much HGTV they watch or how many Zillow surveys they read -- all of which tend to confuse matters even more -- the mere fact they are not in the trenches every day means they don't know.
I care about serving my clients. If they have a question, I will answer it. Much of the time, I'm so focused on … (9 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Sacramento Neighbors Cannot Believe Your Sales Price - 08/05/17 07:23 AM
 
Hands down the biggest objections to pricing that I often hear are from the neighbors. They can't believe the price of that home. We hear them talk at our open houses: "Whoa, that house is half the size of my house and it's selling for more than I paid for my house. That's too much."
Of course, when it comes time to sell their own home, all of a sudden the tune changes. Now, they figure that little house that sold for so much means their home's value has quadrupled. Actually, the truth is that little house probably has zero bearing on their … (7 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Kathy Streib Downsizing Tip Motivated Sacramento Realtor - 07/29/17 08:14 AM
 
Don't you love it when you run across a little gem online that helps you to improve your life? I thank Kathy Streib for tipping me off to Huggable Hangers. Because I live and work pretty much in a vacuum -- ask anybody who knows me well, I spend almost all of my time working as a Sacramento Realtor -- I had never heard of these hangers.
 
Perhaps you're like me and need to save on space? If so, these hangers do improve the functionality and increases the size of smaller closets. Plus, they're on sale! You can read more in my personal … (7 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Back on Market is Not Always the Kiss of Death - 07/25/17 07:21 AM
 
While back on market is not always the kiss of death, it's often close enough to it. It's like a week after the housekeeper has cleaned your house. It's not pristine but perhaps still presentable. The listing is not new and exciting, it's a second helping of buttery mashed potatoes, good enough to want more but probably not as tasty as the first bite.
 
For this reason, most of the time when I deal with a back on market listing, it makes sense to turn that into a brand new listing with a new MLS number. But not all of the time. … (10 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Some Listing Agents Sell the Same Home Twice - 07/05/17 04:53 PM
Selling the same home twice is not high on my list of things to do, but generally the second time around it's a lot easier. You've already got all of your reports, the disclosures have been completed and the preliminary title report has been issued.
 
I don't mind it that much if I have to sell a home twice. Especially when it's in my sellers' best interests to find another set of buyers. That's the thing. There is always another buyer. Some agents will do anything to close a transaction. I've seen them in action. They are desperate for a sale. But … (7 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: The Kiss of Death Defects in Sacramento Homes - 07/03/17 11:04 AM
When I say kiss of death defects, it is with tongue planted in cheek. But it surely seems that way when you've got buyers who search online for their answers. Because you're unlikely, for example, to find a lot of discussion about sewer line manufacturers. Speaking of which, some sewer lines should never have been built, like orangeburg. So yes, orangeburg is the kiss of death.
What else? Zinsco electrical panels. Although with those, it's only certain models, and not all of them are defective. Plus, what bothers one buyer doesn't upset another. I had a buyer walk away from a transaction after … (4 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Smart Sellers Fare Better With Full Service Realtors - 05/21/17 07:28 AM
Sellers make two big mistakes when choosing a Realtor if they overlook the need for a full-service Realtor. The first is not realizing a full-service Realtor will negotiate a higher sales price. The second is not realizing a full-service Realtor will save them money. They make more. They save more. That's the bottom line, even though a full-service Realtor might charge 1% more than a discount agent. Sellers are still ahead.
 
Not only that, but my sellers will tell you the peace of mind my services bring is priceless. Meaning they can't begin to put a price tag on how good it … (3 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: What Should a Buyer's Agent Do When the Buyer Cancels? - 04/22/17 09:02 AM
My basic plan is never deliver bad news without a solution that offers good news as an alternative. That principle has served me well over the years. It's reduced the emotions that can arise when an agent is placed in the position of delivering bad news. And emotions can run the gamut from anger and hostility, to downright depression and sobbing, to complete confusion. It's all over the map, depending on the recipient.
 
Everybody knows you can't control what buyers do except for sellers. Sellers have a hard time with that concept. They seem to believe that we listings agents should sneak … (14 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: How an Old Folk Song Relates to the Residential Purchase Agreement - 09/29/15 02:45 AM
One of my pet peeves is the way some Sacramento real estate agents fill out cancellation forms. On the one hand, it's not like many agents have clients canceling transactions, so they are probably not well versed in how to properly prepare the document, in their defense and all. But I find that often the agents who struggle with preparing legal real estate documents are also those who have not invested the time and energy to read them in the first place.
They either fill out the top and forget the bottom portion or they check the wrong boxes. If a buyer … (5 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Why Don't You Hire the Sacramento Agent Who Sold You the House? - 08/11/15 01:08 AM
You can't help everybody in real estate, you know, even when you're completely sincere, for whatever reason, some people can take what you say the wrong way. Some dude on another website sent me an email this morning, probably a duplicate that he sent to many other agents on that site, asking for a sales price on a home his girlfriend owns, which she bought after it languished months on the market about half a year ago.
I suggested he go back to the Sacramento real estate agent who sold it to him and call it a day.
Whoa. That was NOT what … (9 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Name Four Streets Six Blocks Away From Your Home - 06/11/15 02:04 AM
Nah, that's not a quick question, to name four streets 6 blocks from your home, because unless you're a real estate agent who has most likely memorized every street and in order from north to south and east to west in any given area of Sacramento, you probably don't know. I sell homes from Elk Grove into Midtown where my office is located, and all the way out to Roseville and Lincoln, and the answer when I ask sellers about the specifics of their neighborhood or a certain street is almost always the same. They don't know. This just baffles me.
I … (5 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Sometimes The Best Answer is Don't Sell That Home Yet - 06/09/15 11:47 AM
I was looking through MLS yesterday at how many homes I have sold because I have never tallied them, but MLS only goes back to October of 2008, before running into the archives. If it is to be believed, I have sold 565 homes in the Sacramento area over the past 6 years, and maybe more since then. I wonder how many I have sold in my life? I have no idea, actually, because I don't keep records going back 40 years.
But one thing has not changed in all of my years of real estate, and that is I am still … (11 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: What is So Hard About Are You Working With an Agent? - 03/10/15 08:44 AM
There are lots of things that are difficult to answer, and are you working with an agent is one of those things. For starters, when an agent springs that question on an unsuspecting home buyer, the first reaction is generally, why no, I am not. And then the buyer feels like, hmmm, maybe there is something wrong with me, and perhaps I should not admit that I do not have an agent. After all, I am not a loser. I have no capital L embedded on my forehead. If everybody has an agent, why, I must have one as well. Is … (11 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: What Home Buyers Want Today vs 40 Years Ago - 11/16/14 11:19 PM
There are times in just about every Sacramento real estate agent's life when she realizes that first time home buyers today have little idea how many amenities they get in a home versus what people used to wish for years ago. I don't mean just four walls and a roof over your head, but the items that a home buyer hopes to find in a home. Those little details on your wish-list that can make a big difference and ultimately increase your overall satisfaction with your home and life in general.
Yes, home buyers today pay attention to the little details, … (9 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Some Elk Grove Homes Could Use an XMP Burster - 11/16/14 01:15 AM
Tomorrow I have many lockboxes in Elk Grove to retrieve, and that will give me an opportunity to collect more XMP bursters for my Ingress game. I ran out of weapons yesterday in Land Park and had to pace back and forth between portals to pick up more XMP. I'm sure people in the park wondered what this nut-job was doing walking back and forth across the grass while staring at her cellphone.
Although I did manage to create several very impressive control fields, making me rank as agent #90 for Ingress for my team. I may never rank in the … (3 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Do Agents Like Working With Lawyers in Sacramento? - 11/14/14 12:24 AM
Perhaps part of the reason this Sacramento real estate agent tends to gravitate toward working with lawyers as clients is because the public often hates them just as much as they hate us. We're in the same club, occupying the same rung on the ol' totem pole, sipping the same bourbon Manhattan over at Ella. I suspect many real estate agents, however, dislike working with lawyers because they're always worried that a lawyer will sue them for something, for some kind of innocent mess up.
Not every lawyer is focused on going to court. Not every lawyer is "sue happy" either. … (8 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Ingress Portals from Midtown to Land Park and Agents - 11/11/14 09:54 AM
My friend Myrl Jeffcoat posted a blog yesterday with photos of the statues dedicated to veterans in Sacramento, and I could not help but think about what great portals they would make for Ingress. They probably already are portals. On Veteran's Day, my husband had the day off and the phones were fairly quiet, along with email, so we took a few hours off to go to lunch at Hook & Ladder in Midtown.
Steamed mussels in creamed polenta, coupled with a chicken salad featuring tender beets and sweet goat cheese hit the spot, as did the fact we were surrounded … (6 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: This Agent and Real Estate Radio Network - 11/10/14 01:41 AM
Sometimes I write what I call public service announcements (PSAs) and what other people call a lawsuit waiting to happen, especially when those other people are unhappy with my thoughts about a subject near and dear to themselves or my presentation of the facts.
Not that it would change my opinion or alter what I have to say. People often forget that we are all entitled to our own opinion and we might interpret things differently than somebody else. As long as we're being honest and truthful and not making up any crap, we are allegedly free in this country to … (10 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Sometimes it's Better to Just Pay the Twenty Bucks - 11/08/14 01:24 AM
While in Roseville yesterday getting the locks changed to a vacant home I'm listing, I also conducted my agent visual inspection and shot photos. During this process, I realized there were no carbon monoxide detectors in the house. My seller lives thousands of miles away. This is why I sometimes carry emergency backups in my trunk. They're only twenty bucks a pop, and if it makes the escrow go smoothly for all parties concerned, I'll install them myself. Twenty bucks is a tip. Twenty bucks is what I gave a buyer's agent yesterday to stop whining. Twenty bucks will get you … (14 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: The Biggest Benefit for a Sacramento Real Estate Agent - 11/06/14 12:50 AM
There is a huge benefit to being in the real estate business for a long period of time, and it's not just the money nor the recognition. In fact, I don't really care if people don't immediately recognize my name or if they think I am related to the law firm in Sacramento, which I am not. Some people see the name Weintraub and know they've heard it somewhere but can't quite put their finger on it. Many are probably confusing me with the former reporter at the Sac Bee. Only a few pay attention to real estate signs all over … (3 comments)

 
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