Short Sale Counter Offers and the Space Shuttle

Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

short sale counter offerI got to watch the space shuttle fly over my back yard in Land Park yesterday as I was working on a Sacramento short sale. The space shuttle Endeavor was riding atop a modified Boeing 747. All of a sudden the ground shook, a giant shadow passed over my house, and a loud noise rattled my eardrums. I dashed to my front steps in my nightgown, but I'd missed the shuttle as it headed toward and flew over the California Capitol. But wait, it came back, and this time I was standing in my bedroom gazing out the windows, talking to a Weintraub Team member on the phone. Same giant shadow, and then I spotted it, clear as a bell, with a tiny little plane next to it. It was unreal. Like some Sacramento short sales. So Sci-fy.

Especially like a Sacramento short sale counter offer. You just don't expect it and even if you know it's coming, it doesn't seem real to you. But a counter offer is exactly that, it's a counter offer. And there is a way to deal with the counter offer, depending on whether it's in writing and whether it's negotiable.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.

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John & Irma Nelson
San Antonio Real Estate Broker/Agent with Get It Sold Realty - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Real Estate Agents - San Antonio Homes
Thanks for the post on the shuttle and the short sale....dealing with a few short sales myself right now...
Sep 22, 2012 07:37 AM #1
Gary Frimann
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Elizabeth, it flew over Moffet Field in Sunnyvale as well.  It was very cool to see it.  It was flying at only 1500 feet from what I was told.  Very loud. 

Sep 22, 2012 07:57 AM #2
Bryan Robertson
Catarra Real Estate, Inc - Los Altos, CA
Broker, Author, Speaker

Glad you got to see it in person!  I got to see it yesterday as it flew over Moffet Field and we were just about at level with it.

Sep 22, 2012 08:11 AM #3
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

It was quite the site.  It is a once in a life time event.

Sep 22, 2012 08:35 AM #4
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Palm Harbor, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

I saw the footage of the shuttle leaving our state for was a sad moment in history. I grew up with that program in our state................

Sep 22, 2012 09:03 AM #5
Lola Audu
Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!

Oh my word, couldn't help chuckling reading through the blog post about dealing with Counter-offers.  Definitely the stuff of sci-fi. :)

Sep 22, 2012 09:42 AM #6
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Northern VA

I missed the last one that they flew in to put at the Air & Space Musuem by Dulles Airport.  Flew right over our house, but I was too late to get to the window.

Sep 22, 2012 03:47 PM #7
Inna Ivchenko
Mannis Real Estate Group - Calabasas, CA
Los Angeles / Valley Homes

It flew over Encino too. My daughter said that everyone in her elementary school went outside to watch it.

I was surprised to hear that, wish i could see:)

btw, I think, i noticed your name on one of a local short sale listings, but  i, it was a local CB girl, same name though!

Sep 23, 2012 12:07 AM #8
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