homes in east sacramento: Managing Relationships and Not East Sacramento Real Estate - 10/10/16 02:51 AM
No matter how many times I share with other agents that real estate is a people business, and it's not about four walls and a roof, they don't seem to get it. This East Sacramento Realtor has diligently refined her business practices over the years to center on her clients and, in doing so, has noticed her income climb into the outer-stratosphere.
I'll give you an example of a genuine interaction. I was at a client's house last week to sign listing paperwork. My relationship is more with the wife, even though her husband is the signatory. He was eating lunch, and she … (8 comments)

homes in east sacramento: Where Millennials Will Move in East Sacramento - 05/30/15 03:08 AM
Before Millennials can move into the new McKinley Village housing development in East Sacramento, they will have to get a job and hold that job for a minimum of two years. Given our current state of affairs, that could prove to be troublesome.
Take my niece, for example. She is now 23, still struggling to get through college as a straight A-plus student because she can't get the classes she needs, and she faces the strong possiblity that even when she finishes, there will be no job for her apart from that of a sales clerk, which she does now. She's not … (4 comments)

homes in east sacramento: Wouldn't You Love to Buy a Home in East Sacramento Like a Realtor? - 05/25/15 02:46 AM
When buyer's agents call me to discuss submitting lowball offers for homes in East Sacramento, for example, they often point out facts to me as though I don't have eyeballs in my own head. They will make obvious pronouncements such as, "This home has been on the market for 30 days."  I carry just about every stat for every listing in my head. It's not news to this Realtor. Nor is it news that occasionally a home will take longer to sell than another home. What it doesn't mean, though, is that the home is necessarily overpriced.
Time and time again I … (6 comments)

homes in east sacramento: How Noise Can Affect the Value of Your Home in Sacramento - 01/26/14 01:14 AM
My husband does not understand why I would want to live on a volcano. I like it in part because the Big Island of Hawaii is fairly quiet, no matter where you are. Of course, you could say the same thing about the middle of Petersburg, Alaska, too, just a lot chillier.
Many home buyers pay attention to noise pollution when buying a home. I know I turned down several locations in East Sacramento and opted for buying a home in Land Park because there is less noise. But sometimes people become accustomed to the hum of traffic after a while, … (12 comments)

homes in east sacramento: Before Buying a Home in East Sacramento - 11/03/13 11:43 PM
I sometimes forget when I'm talking with people I pay for services that they might want to hire me for my services. That's not a good thing to forget about when you're in the business of selling and buying real estate in Sacramento. Because almost every person I meet from any walk of life is in some sort of home buying or home selling situation and, if they're not, they wish they were.
As any Sunday Open House attendee can tell you, all it takes is that wish to buy or sell a home, and before you know it, it's happening. … (5 comments)

homes in east sacramento: This Sacramento Real Estate Blog is About Bubble Gum - 10/26/13 02:08 AM
The nice thing about being a real estate agent in Sacramento who routinely writes a blog every day is that I get to write about whatever I want to write about, even bubble gum, if the fancy so strikes. And the fancy struck this morning.
I woke up after tossing and turning all night, thinking about the photographs for my new listing in East Sacramento and the open house for a starter home in the Med Center, along with a couple of homes in Elk Grove that should sell this weekend, on top of contesting a Fannie Mae evaluation for a … (6 comments)

homes in east sacramento: The No-Cheeseball East Sacramento Agent - 10/14/12 11:36 PM
A buyer for a home in East Sacramento yesterday called her previous agent a cheeseball. She didn't really call him a cheeseball as much as she said his behavior and attitude was cheesebally. It got to the point where I had to tell her to stop talking about her previous agent because that part of her history was over and she couldn't change it. All she could do was move forward with her new East Sacramento agent and try to buy a home.
You've got to wonder whether people contribute to their own problems in real estate. Because what rational agent … (7 comments)

homes in east sacramento: Citi and an East Sacramento Short Sale - 08/30/12 12:36 AM
It seems like every short sale with Citimortgage has been a challenge lately. Maybe it's because most of these are short sales with Citimortgage in second position instead of first position. That makes a difference. They're just battles. After we pass all the hurdles with the first lender, we still need to get past the problems presented by the second lender. This East Sacramento short sale was no exception.
It was a bit of a struggle to find a buyer in the first place because not every buyer for homes in East Sacramento is willing to wait through the short sale … (5 comments)

homes in east sacramento: Buying or Selling a Home in East Sacramento is a Little Bit Quirky Today - 07/12/11 03:13 AM
I met with an East Sacramento seller yesterday who has a home he wants to sell. It's a 2 bedroom he bought a long time ago, and there is plenty of equity. I will put this on the market in a couple of weeks. Whenever I meet with sellers to talk about selling a home, especially a rarity such as a home with equity in Sacramento, I show them how others will look at their price.
Because it doesn't really matter what I think or what the sellers think or even what other agents think. Only 2 things matter. How the … (8 comments)

homes in east sacramento: Not Every Distressed Sale in East Sacramento Needs to be a Short Sale - 04/28/11 03:44 AM
Early February a seller called to ask if I would mind stopping by her home after hours. It was dark when I arrived. She lived in the back unit of a duplex in East Sacramento. Most entry-level homes in East Sacramento are selling briskly these days as prices have softened a little bit and financing is extremely cheap. It's a good time to buy a home in Sacramento.
This seller bought the duplex several years ago from Fannie Mae. It was a foreclosure home. She had been reading the headlines in the Sacramento Bee about all the foreclosures and short sales … (4 comments)

homes in east sacramento: Confidence is in the Mind of the Beholder - 10/13/10 03:09 AM
I make people afraid of me. Yup, I frighten people. For the most part, they find me intimidating. I'm not saying this in a boastful manner; it's more of an insight -- a confession, because I'm aware of it. How am I aware of it? People tell me. They say that I'm straight forward and to the point and, let's face it, I have an assertive Type A personality. That scares people. Probably because they're not. But then people say that after they get to know me, they are astonished at how friendly and down-to-the-earth I am. Because that was not … (26 comments)

homes in east sacramento: Didn't Your Mother Ever Tell You If You Can't Say Something Nice, Don't Say Anything At All? - 09/19/10 03:03 AM
A while back an agent in my office asked if I would be willing to spend some time with her. She asked me to explain how to do a daily real estate blog and show her what I do online. While it may seem to some that everybody is online these days, I know that they aren't. Especially older real estate agents, which tend to make up most of the population of any given real estate office. But I like to help people when I can, so I agreed to talk with this agent.
We went into the conference room and … (50 comments)

homes in east sacramento: Do You Believe in East Sacramento Short Sales? - 08/08/10 03:42 AM
A short sale or no short sales, when buyers don't conform to the marketplace, many agents will dump those buyers because they view those people as a waste of time. Conforming to the market means the buyer is looking in the price range the buyer can afford to pay, and the buyer is willing to buy one of those available homes. Now, I don't work with insane people, if I can help it, but I will work with buyers I like -- even if they don't fit the mold -- as long as they are serious about buying a home.
See, … (8 comments)

homes in east sacramento: Eight Units in North Oak Park Offered as Short Sale at $304,000 - 05/13/10 02:38 AM
After listing yesterday the following 8-unit apartment complex in North Oak Park, a buyer called me out of the blue. Apparently, he had been shopping for a home in the Curtis Park / Land Park neighborhoods for a while without hiring an agent. A former Land Park buyer referred him to me. He asked if I could show him a home in Curtis Park within the hour. Sure, I'll do that for a referral client. After walking through the home with his wife, the buyer announced they would like to write an offer.
The wife laughed, "I bet this is the … (5 comments)

homes in east sacramento: Get Your Car Washed at Your Home in Land Park From This Mobile Car Wash Service - 05/02/10 02:42 AM
One of my Land Park home buyers is in escrow right now, buying a bank-owned home with a view of William Land Park. We were at the home inspection yesterday, plucking mushrooms out of the carpeting, when the home inspector drew my attention to the window. I thought he was looking at the joggers. But, no. He was pointing at the guys from Precision Mobile Detail.
The guys across the way were washing a neighbor's car in a driveway. Lest passersby assume the car belonged to them, they very wisely propped a sign in the street that read: Car Wash Today. … (1 comments)

homes in east sacramento: DocuSign is a Key Tool for a Busy Real Estate Agent - 04/25/10 02:02 AM
I managed to sell 4 homes in the Sacramento area yesterday, show homes in Land Park and East Sacramento, plus, list another short sale in Elk Grove. Let me tell you, it's not every day that kind of activity happens, but the month of April has been especially brutal. Probably because so many buyers are trying to get into contract to qualify for that home buyer tax credit. While I ordinarily stop working at 7 PM, except for answering emails (hey, I start at 5 AM, gimme a break), last Friday I was up way past my bedtime catching up on … (10 comments)

homes in east sacramento: If You're Gonna Remodel a Home, Don't Destroy the Character - 04/18/10 02:34 AM
The thing about being a Land Park agent is I never know how my days will go. Heck, that's true for any real estate agent. We might think we have organized our day but anything can happen. I believe it was John Lennon who said, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." It's almost impossible to accurately predict what will happen in real estate.
Take today, for example. This afternoon, I am taking out a lawyer to look at homes in Land Park. We'll also tour a couple of homes in Midtown and East Sacramento, but … (7 comments)

homes in east sacramento: A River Park Short Sale Home With Plank Hardwood Flooring is Offered at $285,000 - 03/27/10 01:57 AM
Before I tell you about this new Sacramento short sale listing in River Park, I'd like to say that getting older isn't as bad as some people make it out to be. Sure, you've got your typical weathered skin that one day just shrivels up and turns into crepe paper before your very eyes, but you can always wear a long-sleeved shirt. You might find that your nouns begin to disappear, but verbs are a lot more fun anyway. And when you're writing, you generally have the luxury of just sitting there and waiting for the noun to magically appear. It … (10 comments)

homes in east sacramento: Do Sacramento Home Buyers and Sellers Want a Real Estate Agent Who Has Confidence? - 02/06/10 01:10 AM
For as long as I can remember, people have said that I intimidate them when meeting me for the first time. That kind of reaction is a bit puzzling to me. I mean, I'm no Darth Vader. I'm not a particularly threatening type of person in stature or appearance. People at the post office don't cross their forefingers and fall to the ground when they see me coming. Yet, I hear over and over that when people get to know me, their initial impression of me changes. I go from being threatening to gregarious, friendly and caring.
A Sacramento home buyer … (14 comments)

homes in east sacramento: Some People Would Say if New Furniture Won't Fit in Your House, Why Not Buy a New Home - 02/01/10 01:20 AM
What I probably need is a personal shopper. See, I no longer clean my house, do laundry, grocery shop, prepare meals, mow the lawn, weed or water the gardens, run to Target, pay the bills -- those chores are done for me. And, it's actually a bit inconvenient that I have to put gas in my car myself. I wish we would go back to the concept of full-service gas stations.
I utilize almost every waking moment of my day focused on my hobby, er, occupation. I specialize in selling older, classic homes in Land Park, East Sacramento, Curtis Park and … (13 comments)

 
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) Rainmaker large

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%

Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Sacramento, CA

More about me…

RE/MAX Gold

Address: 3620 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento, CA, 95864

Office: (916) 233-6759

Mobile: (916) 233-6759

Email Me

Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold, Midtown and Sierra Oaks Sacramento office. Co-partner Weintraub & Wallace Realtors. Selling since 1974. Homebuying expert at The Balance. Weintraub & Wallace sells homes from Galt to Lincoln.< Author Bio: Elizabeth Weintraub is a Sacramento real estate broker, author, home buying expert for The Balance, a Land Park resident, who specializes not only in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento but sells extensively from Elk Grove to Lincoln. Weintraub is prominently known as the #1 Sacramento Short Sale agent throughout the Sacramento four-county area. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40+ years of real estate experience to work for you. View all AR Posts By Elizabeth Weintraub Elizabeth Weintraub website  


Listings

Links

Archives

RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog