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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 11
When I think back to the things I did in 2005 to try to establish an internet presence, especially on Google as a top producing Sacramento Realtor, it seems so immature today. But all of my efforts paid off some 13 years later. Even back then, though, there were agents who gave me a hard time abo...

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 2
For some reason, I seem to be taking a lot of condo listings lately. Maybe investors are cashing in on this hot market? For example, check out this Westlake Villas condo. This is among my favorite communities in Natomas. It is to the west of 80 and near high-end homes. Further, the complex is lai...

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
In our low inventory and high buyer demand housing market in Sacramento this spring, there is no better place to be as a seller than to own the only Woodside Oaks condo for sale. Especially an affordably priced condo. Especially a one-story unit in fabulous condition, turnkey, ready to move into....

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 10
Cutting to the chase, in a seller's market in Sacramento, the types of common home inspection repairs are pretty much nil. Meaning they don't really exist. Sellers are not required to do any home inspection repairs in escrow. Not even lender-required repairs. Because you know whose fault that is ...

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 2
Even with declining inventory and slower sales last month, our median price in the Sacramento market remains at $350,000. I've talked with sellers who told me other agents gave them reports that the market is softening and they should list at a lower price. I don't know what to say except not eve...

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
Increasingly, I am hearing about real estate agents who get all of their business from fellow church members. Sometimes the agents get referrals to clients from other church members who were previous clients. I mean if a person needs a reason to go to church, here you go. The word just spreads th...

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
The trouble with closing all of my escrows in Hawaii this past week instead of being in Sacramento is laptop related. I know there are agents who work solely from cellphones, and that is what usually leads to complications and confusion. Young or old, working from a tiny screen is super difficult...

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 21
I would be hard-pressed to imagine that I am the only Sacramento Realtor who is willing to climb the fence to get her lockbox. Invariably, soon as escrow closes, the first thing a new buyer seems to do is buy a lock for the gate and lock it. That's convenient for them but a big hassle for me. Eve...

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 17
I might not always recall the first sale of the year but I always remember the last one. Especially when it closes just under the wire on the last day of the year. In the olden days, like 2010, often that last sale was a short sale that I battled for 4 to 6 months. It was often bitter sweet. Now,...

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
Many agents, if you ask them, do not like being involved in multiple offer situations. It can stress out some agents. They probably tend to prefer dealing with one buyer at a time, not juggling things, and not trying to maximize seller profit potential. Just slide the transaction into escrow.On t...

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 upload documents to DocuSign, I often will email them first to the seller and explain the paperwork we are about to sign. I also try to include a note with the paperwork in DocuSign, just to refresh and explain. Much of the paperwork is redundant throughout my day as more and more disclosu...

By Erin Newington, Elk Grove Realtor
((916) 585-3858 )
Comments 0
Who doesn't like rental properties that cash flow?  Today I am writing about another popular zipcode that Investors can find cash flow in our area... 95823!It is still possible to find a rental property that will cash flow in Sacramento.  The key is to find an area within Sacramento that offers p...

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
When I sign a listing agreement, agreeing to represent my sellers, I sign it with the intentions of seeing their transaction through to its completion, regardless of what happens or how long it takes to accomplish. Because there are things that can occur which are out of our control. I see some s...

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 we go into escrow, my clients receive an estimated timeline of target dates and actions to close. We keep all eyes on those dates. Always looking for red flags that could pop up. And sometimes, despite our best intentions and effort, a third-party messes up.It's like when the listing agent a...

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
Blogging is not for everyone. There are some people we don't need to hear from. Like, that weird creepy person who seems to end up in almost every travel group tour. The one who latches on to you, sits down next to you at every meal and will not, for the life of God, shut up. You know what I'm ta...

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 10
Agents have a heyday looking at the history of my listings in Sacramento. They often cannot figure out what's going on. Part of that is because they don't often make a Sacramento listing new again, and they don't see the benefits to do it. I know full well the benefits. The benefits are you can h...

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
Sunday was a day I had loosely planned to go snorkeling, at least for a couple of hours. But that did not pan out. Aside from my 3 open houses, communicating with agents at each of those, coordinating results with sellers, my email was blowing up. A lot of action for a Sunday.We had already lost ...

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 20
Some sellers tell me the moment reality hits, that feeling that OMG I'm selling my home, is when I attach a lockbox to the home. Others say that reality moment is when the For Sale Sign goes up in the yard. Still, others have that moment when presented with listing paperwork. They hesitate. Somet...

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
Having faith that your government will not screw you over is a practice that has become somewhat foreign to me over the later decades of my life. It used to be that life was easier. You could avoid rhetoric and ignore the noise, muttering to yourself, oh, they would never do THAT. Until one day y...

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
Our seasonal trends for Sacramento real estate allow for inventory to decline over the winter months of November, December and January. So you will see fewer homes on the market at this time of year. Fewer homes for sale generally results in fewer closed sales. However, it doesn't mean this is a ...

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