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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 4
Some sellers cannot believe it when I share details about the huge market for fixer homes in Sacramento. They judge the home based on their own standards. They often apologize for the condition, even if it's a home they just inherited. Quitely, they wonder if anybody will buy it and, if they woul...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 6
This topic comes up because the other day I received a purchase contract with a $1,000 earnest money deposit, which was less than 1% of the sales price. And I'm not saying 1% of the sales price is a decent earnest money deposit, either. Just pointing out how danged low that was. Like a throwback ...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 5
When I first toured this home, I knew I wanted to list and sell it. Some homes affect an agent that way. I also knew when I walked out of the home and spotted two more Realtors walking up the driveway that they didn't stand a chance. I glanced at them, and they probably noticed my car, since it w...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 8
When I asked an agent in my office who had worked for a variety of other companies which digital signature program she used, she said Digital Ink. The reason she likes Digital Ink is because that's the first program she signed up for and she has an account there. She doesn't want to waste money b...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 5
The single biggest issue facing us in Sacramento County right now is we do not have enough homes for sale. We aren't building homes fast enough to meet that demand, nor are we listing enough resale homes to allow move-up buyers to find a home.  Look at that inventory chart! Still a seller's marke...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 1
Is this not a weird looking insect? I spotted it land on my legal pad yesterday so I had to take a photo of it. It wasn't reacting like a normal kind of fly. It didn't fly away. What kind of fly is this? It seemed very interested in sniffing my legal pad. In particular, the page where I listed my...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 13
Whenever I see days on market begin to accumulate, I do an indepth analysis of why the home is not immediately selling. This is a hot seller's market in Sacramento. It's one thing to get showings and no offers, and it's quite another to get no showings.This particular property is priced smack dab...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 15
When a buyer's agent in Sacramento heads out to show homes, there are generally two things that could dampen a showing. The first should be getting lost, because that is easy to do. Everybody relies on GPS nowadays so people don't think about where they are going. They rely on an automated system...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 3
One of my favorite neighborhoods in Midtown is where Craftsman Row (some call it Bungalow Row) is located. The location is ideal because the traffic is somewhat less than other areas, the streets are wider, and it's still far enough away from Business 80 so you don't hear much of the freeway. A r...

By Jumbo Loan Center, Jumbo Loans - Purchase and Refinance
(Jumbo Loan Center)
Comments 0
 If you look back over the last decade, back to 2008, there’s no doubt the real estate market today looks nothing like it did back then. 2008 was really the starting point for the real estate market collapse that many say began in California and spread out. That’s really not true as market condit...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 8
This is a short sale I started to work on last summer, and it's taken all of this time to get it closed. People always ask me why the banks are so bad when it is not the banks who cause the problem. The problem with all of these short sales that cannot close is buyers walk away right in the middl...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 7
Lately, I've been working with a lot of Sacramento sellers in bereavement. Some grieve because their previous agent could not sell their home, sure, but the bulk of those in grief have lost somebody they love. So that's why they are now selling the house. Real estate can produce a lot of anxiety ...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 4
From a buyer's point of view, I imagine the NACA Program looks pretty darned cool. Bad Credit? NACA don't care. Don't make enough money to meet income requirements? NACA don't care. Haven't got a down payment or closing costs? Hey, NACA don't care.From a seller's point of view, the over-the-top r...

By The Mode & Durham Team, Real Estate Made Simple
(Keller Williams Realty - Elk Grove, CA Homes for Sale)
Comments 3
1950's Cottage Style Home | 5417 Carmen Way in Sacramento3 Beds | 1 Bath | 1108 SF | 1950This home in Sacramento 95822 just sold with The Mode & Durham Team at Keller Williams Realty in Elk Grove CA.   We had it on the market 2 days, and got a full price offer!  This area in Sacramento is very de...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 4
People often ask me where do I get all of my ideas for writing a daily blog, and it comes from working every day in Sacramento real estate. I have more ideas of things to write about than time to do it. Plus, some of it is unsuitable for the internet, LOL. Although that often doesn't stop me.I fi...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 3
One of my sellers said to me yesterday, "I know you have a special way of figuring out my sales price, but can we raise it? I need to net a bit more." Now, I know you agents are laughing about this, but she was serious. When clients are serious, you cannot laugh because they won't find it funny. ...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 3
When I look at the photo I purchased from Bigstockphoto as an illustration for today's blog, I see Wyatt Cenac who plays Ozzie Graham on People of Earth. Is it him or no? I think it's him when he was a bit younger. He excudes that innocence and unbridled excitement that Ozzie seems to possess.In ...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 11
Part of my strategy with AS IS sales in our Sacramento seller's market is not to put my listing into pending status right away if I don't have to. Our MLS gives listing agents 3 days to make changes. If the sale is contingent, I don't even have to put it pending, really, I can change the listing ...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 6
As I drove along Florin Road yesterday, which is a terrible street for traffic, I realized the number of the house was already slipping my mind. I was on my way to pick up a lockbox from a closed listing.  They don't make the left-turn lanes on Florin long enough for cars to pull into or the ligh...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 7
As I type that question, it seemed very straight forward. Like the answer is definitely: nobody. But the more I thought about it -- in between placing my curser in the text box and positioning my fingers on the correct keys on the keyboard to begin typing -- the more I realized that some agents a...

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