Elizabeth Weintraub: Sacramento Real Estate

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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.

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2013 

Why do some home buyers want to so quickly dump their Sacramento real estate agent? I think it's because they don't understand how real estate works, and they want to blame somebody, anybody, and a real estate agent is the closest thing at hand to point a finger toward. Real estate is confusing e...
02/28/2013
A Sacramento seller in Land Park called yesterday to discuss selling his home. He had his home on the market a while back and it didn't sell. When I asked him why he didn't call the agent he had been working with instead of this Land Park agent, it was pretty clear he had been extremely unhappy. ...
02/26/2013
I was hanging out in my driveway in Land Park last week trying to figure out why my car wanted me to check my engine oil. You know, these new fangled dashboards all talk to you, they tell you when to bring in your car for service and they share horror stories: it was a dark and stormy night when ...
02/26/2013
Like remote controls for garage door openers, another big problem with home selling that should not be a huge issue -- yet, I'm sorry to say, it is often the bane of our existence -- is carbon monoxide detectors. Ever since California passed that law requiring every home to have a carbon monoxide...
02/24/2013
A lawyer called me yesterday morning from New York to ask why when he searches for certain terms in Google, everywhere he goes, there I am. I guess it's because I write about those things he searches for. You never know what I might write about because my topics are selected based on what happens...
02/24/2013
You never really know how the year-end celebration and awards presentations will go at Lyon Real Estate because they don't release the numbers for 2012 until our big get-together at the end of February in 2013. But yesterday, I retained my #1 Top Agent status at the Lyon Real Estate Downtown Offi...
02/23/2013
I'm just all tickled pink this morning because I won a Sacramento listing presentation yesterday. For the most part, sellers usually just call me and tell me they want me to come over and list their home. I don't often have to compete with other agents. But it's good to compete. It's fun. And it'...
02/22/2013
Just don't do it, I tell short sale buyers, don't change your mind at the last minute. You're asking for agony and possibly losing that short sale you're trying to buy. But buyers don't stop to think about this stuff because, after all, if you buy a pair of jeans that don't quite fit right at Mac...
02/20/2013
Besides submitting an overpriced offer which will never appraise, the second biggest mistake some buyer's agents make in Sacramento is they do not send the right documents for a short sale offer. The single most important document is often missing from what purports to be a short sale offer. I th...
02/19/2013
Granted, it's much more of a problem if a buyer writes an overpriced offer on a short sale than for a traditional equity sale in Sacramento, but when there is financing involved, it's still a problem all the same. It requires more work on everybody's part, and it's often a battle to close escrow....
02/19/2013
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