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.



To talk about a new listing this morning seems insignificant in the overall scheme of things. People in much of California and probably most of the country are teetering on the edge of their seats, eyes wide and hands clasped, preparing for a catastrophic event about to strike along the West Coas...
Not every Sacramento short sale agent processes a file in the same manner. Heck, some of the agents in Sacramento who list a short sale have no idea what they're doing and have never negotiated a shorts sale before but, regardless, there are certain rules everybody must follow. One of those rules...
It seems everywhere you look there is sobering news. For example, ZipRealty lost more than 1/4 of its agents this year as it reported a $4 million fourth-quarter loss, according to Inman News. I like working with ZipRealty agents as a Sacramento short sale agent, because they are generally fast o...
Both Inman News and the Sacramento Bee covered a story this morning about the C.A.R. short sale survey in which 2150 real estate agents shared their views about short sales. What I want to know is who are the 1 out of 5 agents who said they were satisfied or extremely satisfied with the timelines...
A seller asked me yesterday if I am possibly too busy to work with him.  It wasn't a short sale, just a regular listing in Fair Oaks. Remember those? I've been listing and selling a fair number of homes in Fair Oaks lately. I sell all over Sacramento but really love Fair Oaks. In fact, I have sev...
I'd like to say how much I appreciate Dawn Herlache at Placer Title. She is an escrow officer in Sacramento, with more than 25 years of experience in escrow. Although Dawn probably doesn't get overtime pay and works primarily Monday to Friday like everybody else, she came in to work on Saturday t...
Before I jump right into talking about a short sale, let me give a little plug and share a tip with my readers, especially my older readers. You know, I wish somebody would publish a book for women about all the crap that can go wrong when you get older; so I could prepare for the inevitable in a...
People can be real jerks. I was driving down Howe Avenue the other day when all of a sudden the road narrowed. Orange cones popped up on the right. I couldn't see this because there were giant SUVs ahead of me, and I drive a small roadster. So, drivers began cutting in and merging, one by one. Fi...
One of the things that I have learned in this business is if you rely on other people to keep their promises to you or meet your expectations, they will invariably disappoint you. But you can't let that get you down. It's not smart to set up a system in which your happiness is dependent on anothe...
Trying to figure out what price tag to slap on a short sale can be tough at times, especially if there are no comparable sales. I just closed a short sale in Sacramento that was very hard to price. Before I took the listing, I studied the area extensively. I found one comp that would justify a pr...

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