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You want to hear something insane? I ducked into Taylor's Market in Land Park this weekend for a quick stop to buy veggies. I wasn't buying enough stuff to require a cart or a hand-held basket, and I was in a hurry. So, I piled the veggies into my arms, rushed to the cash register to dump them, and the bill rang up to 8 cents shy of $29. What did I buy?
2 pounds of strawberries
20 ounces of lettuce
1/2 pound of mushrooms
12 ounces of tomatoes
Granted, the mushrooms were sliced and the lettuce was washed, but geez Louise, for 30 bucks that should include a delivery fee to homes in Land Park. I shouldn't have to go to the store myself. This may sound odd to you, but up until a week ago, I haven't been in a grocery store since October. That's because October was the last time my husband went out of town.
When did groceries get to be so expensive? When I first started shopping for myself -- which would be 40-some years ago -- I had a system in place to figure out how much I was spending. When the grocery cart was filled just about to its brim, that meant I had reached $25, which was my weekly grocery budget. Now, 25 bucks won't even pay for veggies I carry in my arms.
I mention this because it's all in the perspective. We tend to hang on to our memories and form expectations of what's going on around us based on those memories. It's like a seller in Land Park expecting a real estate agent to sell her home like they did it 30 years ago. Times change. Today, everybody is online. Nobody is looking in the newspaper to buy a home.
I have to stop to think about it because I've been in the real estate business for more than 30 years. I've evolved with the business. I didn't wake up like Rip Van Winkle to discover the world around me had changed. I changed with it. It's second nature for me to be online, to Tweet, post virtual tours, use Photoshop to enhance my home photos, to manually upload listings to various websites, and I agonize over and try to perfect each and every real estate listing. I keep my fingers on the pulse of the real estate market around me and what's happening in Land Park, which is also where I live.
Maybe that's why my Land Park listings sell at top dollar. I love it when some other agent sneers, "That home will never sell at that amount." And, then it does. If you're looking for a Land Park agent, call or text Elizabeth Weintraub at 916 233 6759.
Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying columnist for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a Land Park real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 35 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. DRE License # 00697006.
Lyon Real Estate is not associated with the government, and our service is not approved by the government or your lender. Even if you accept this offer and use our service, your lender may not agree to change your loan. Photo: Unless otherwise noted in this blog, the photo is copyrighted by Big Stock Photo and used with permission.The views expressed herein are Weintraub's personal views and do not reflect the views of Lyon Real Estate. Disclaimer: If this post contains a listing, information is deemed reliable as of the date it was written. After that date, the listing may be sold, listed by another brokerage, canceled, pending or taken temporarily off the market, and the price could change without notice. It could blow up, explode or vanish. To find out the present status of any listing, please go to elizabethweintraub.com.
Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate, midtown Sacramento. Selling since 1974. Home Buying Guide at About.com. Sacramento short sale agent.
Author Bio: Elizabeth Weintraub is a Sacramento real estate broker, author, home buying guide for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a Land Park agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully closes short sales throughout Sacramento four-county area. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 35 years of real estate experience to work for you.
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