Elizabeth Weintraub: Sacramento Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Gold - DRE #00697006
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2012 

It goes without fail. If I want to see more action than I ever hoped for all I need to do is go out of town. It's like I kick-started the offer stream for my Sacramento short sales and opened the door for short sale approval letters as well. 24 hours. That's all I was gone. 24 hours and the offer...
04/30/2012
A whiff of the air around me as people squeezed by in the second row produced an unexpected result. The scent was a mix of soap, sun-dried laundry and candle wax. I couldn't help but wonder what happened to the smell of too much alcohol, a cloud of lingering pot or stale cigarettes? It's been a l...
04/29/2012
Everybody's all a-twitter. And I don't mean that in a Tweeting sense. Everybody who has a dog in the race is jumping on the real estate bandwagon to beat chests and roar the market is recovering. Those without a dog in the race are sitting back on the sidelines, munching on pretzels with raised e...
04/27/2012
OK, so I made a pun and didn't realize it. But some negotatiators talk to me in that Lily Tomlin telephone operator voice, and it drives me nuts. One ringy dingy. I want to hang up on them but I can't. When the negotiator at Chase Bank said she wanted 10% of the unpaid balance, I let 'er rip by s...
04/26/2012
Bank of America short sales are on the right track. I read something that says Bank of America does more short sales than any other bank these days. I believe it. I do more Bank of America short sales over any other kind in Sacramento. It's rare that I encounter a bank I haven't worked with befor...
04/24/2012
It's very disturbing for me to have to tell a potential short sale seller that she was lied to. Maybe misinformed or misguided are softer words but when it's not the truth, it's still a lie no matter how you look at it. The problem is there are all kinds of opinions from all sorts of so-called pr...
04/24/2012
Work like you don't need the money. You've probably heard that expression before but it's a good one. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching. I could probably get by on the income I earn as a writer for About.com. Well, it's not enough to fund a 3-week luxury trip to Fren...
04/22/2012
I surely would not want to be home buying in a seller's market right now. It's exciting enough working with sellers. As a listing agent, I try to go that extra mile for a buyer's agent. Just how far should a listing agent go? On the one hand, one doesn't want to be accused of trying to tell an ag...
04/22/2012
My sellers know that I track activity, all the comings and goings at their home. That's one of the reasons to use a lockbox. The little infrared gizmo beams all agent access info directly to a website for me. As a Sacramento short sale agent, I follow up on my listings. I email agents who show an...
04/21/2012
After closing hundreds of short sales in Sacramento, this agent has learned a thing or two about short sales. There are some situations that really get my goat. And there's nothing I can do about it, which is even more frustrating. Because I like to fix things. It's why I love home improvement pr...
04/20/2012
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