Elizabeth Weintraub: Sacramento Real Estate

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Gold - DRE #00697006
Sacramento real estate and housing market, from Galt to Lincoln. Local observations about Sacramento restaurants, special events, music concerts and the Sacramento lifestyle, including great places to vacation around the world.



Because I receive so many phone calls throughout the day, it's sometimes difficult for me to answer my cell when it rings. This means callers often end up having to leave a message. I'm only one person and can't be on two phones at the same time. To deal with this situation, I have my team member...
People often don't pay attention to warnings. That's because sometimes we look at them in jest, like Lost in Space: Danger, Will Robinson. I can advise sellers that the price of their short sale is too low, but they ultimately set the price, not me. I can also tell buyer's agents that they need t...
If you could see my face right now, you would laugh. Because I did not wear sunscreen yesterday. I can't tell you the velocity of the winds in Bodega Bay, but suffice to say that as my husband was tapping on the car window, bouncing up and down and yelling, "There's a whale; let's go look at a w...
I I know what some of the people who regularly read my blog are probably gonna say when they read this -- which is "What the heck? Didn't you just take a weekend trip like 6 weeks ago?" Because I rarely go anywhere. I'm lucky if I get 2 weeks off a year, and usually that is around the holidays, w...
I met the sellers of this new short sale in Fair Oaks about 4 years ago, back when they were first-time home buyers. I had purchased a rather expensive item from an establishment the seller managed and mentioned I was in real estate. A year later, the buyers remembered me and called. We looked at...
Lowballing a short sale can cost a buyer that home. Not so much because the lender will counter the offer -- although, that's pretty much a given -- but because some other short sale buyer might snatch that house away from the lowballer. Depending on your state laws, a seller may or may not have ...
It happened again. This time to a different short sale and not in Sacramento. This short sale is in Roseville. High demand neighborhood -- such high demand that I received more than a dozen calls within 24 hours of putting this short sale on the market. Several months later, I'm still receiving p...
I admit that I do have this soft spot in my heart and I don't like to see people suffer. Chilean miners, people in Pakistan, even goofy Sarah Palin. Maybe that's why I excel at doing short sales, because I feel like I am doing something worthwhile and not just churning homes in Sacramento. Not th...
In the most exciting news since Pop Cap introduced Peggle, it's possible that California short sale sellers with a first mortgage may no longer have to worry about a deficiency judgment after a short sale. I've been following SB 931 with great interest and discovered it just passed the Senate on ...
Intuition is something you've either got or you don't. It doesn't seem to me like a person can learn to have intuition. It's sort of sizing up all that is on the surface and juggling it with what you know to be true to try to figure out if a given situation makes sense. It's somewhat, well, intui...

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