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.



There are days I start writing a blog with a single thought to focus on in my head, which is generally the best way to write a blog. A blog should really focus on one thought and not run all over the place. But sometimes I don't adhere to that policy, and I do dart back and forth across the stree...
Every Sacramento Realtor worth her salt who works on short sales knows that when you've got a second loan with Citi Bank that runs past 6 months delinquent, it goes to a recovery department. That's how many second loans work on a short sale, they write them off in collections, but it also makes t...
I met with a seller of a luxury home yesterday who hasn't quite made up his mind about who he wants to hire as his Sacramento Realtor. He says he's in love with me but I'm too expensive. What I think is too expensive is carrying a property for more than a year without selling it. We're only talki...
I noticed on Google yesterday that a trending topic was Stan Freberg and wondered why. It never crossed my mind that he could have died. I hadn't thought of him in years. My mother had his record, Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America, and we'd play it over and over and laugh and lau...
There is really no such thing as a non-calculated risk in real estate. We take risks every single day, and they are typically calculated in some manner. For example, walking across the street to our office on a green light is still a calculated risk. But the odds are against getting run over. Yel...
I sent my seller her first offer this morning, and mentioned that it is entirely up to her as to whether she issues a counter offer. Before we could talk about it, though, she asked if I could get in touch with Trulia and remove her name and phone number from her listing on Trulia. I couldn't qui...
I think it was Einstein who said to solve a problem you have to think about it differently than the way you did when you created the problem. I hate to use the expression think out of the box because it's so cliché, and who thinks inside a box anyway? An agent in Sacramento I haven't spoken with ...
In times of multiple offers, like we're experiencing at the moment in Sacramento, sometimes the only thing that differentiates one buyer from another is the desktop underwriting file, or what's known as the DU. Of course, if an agent or her seller doesn't know how to interpret a DU, the file coul...
It seems that lately I've been listing homes for which I am not the first agent. The reasons are varied as the homes themselves, I suppose, but I find them as withdrawn or canceled in MLS when I search for past history. I take special note of the things I would improve upon in the old listings, a...
Because we have limited real estate inventory in Sacramento, homes are that are priced right and in good condition are selling quickly. I take so many calls from buyers driving around neighborhoods or looking in Zillow for homes, all of which are generally sold by the time they find them, and alt...

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