neighborhood specialist: It Can Be Smart to Pay Full List Price for a Home in Land Park - 06/14/10 02:50 AM
Home buyers in Sacramento often tend to put too much emphasis on the list price. I've heard buyers say they won't pay list price for any home, and I send those buyers elsewhere. Well, not at first, of course. I try to educate them. What if the home is underpriced? But you can't always pound a square peg into a round hole.
Some listings are overpriced homes, some are priced at market value as a highly desirable home, some are underpriced. Especially when you're looking at homes in Land Park. This Sacramento neighborhood is popular because of its close proximity to … (3 comments)

neighborhood specialist: Although Sacramento Enjoys a Diverse Culture, Bigotry Still Exists - 02/03/10 12:49 AM
I get business one of two ways these days. Either people find me on the Internet or they are referred by previous clients. When I ask callers who found me on the Internet why they picked me, I often get the same answer. It's rarely because they believe I am brilliant, witty or experienced. Rats. They say it's because I have a friendly face.
If people are looking at the Lyon Real Estate website for Midtown Sacramento agents, my profile is all the way at the bottom. Because my last name is Weintraub, and it's sorted alphabetically. My office services primarily … (16 comments)

neighborhood specialist: Some Sacramento Agents Write Short Sale Offers Without Checking Comparable Sales - 07/17/09 02:27 AM
How much is that doggie in the window? The one with the waggly tail. Remember that song? OK, maybe not, but it came to mind this morning as I was reminiscing about a recent office meeting about short sale home prices in Sacramento. Our managing broker told the agents in attendance an astonishing thing. She said buyer's agents can't rely on the listed prices for short sales when writing offers for buyers. Imagine that? The agent must either know the neighborhood and pricing or run the comparable sales.
You know, this has always been true in real estate. It doesn't apply … (16 comments)

neighborhood specialist: How to Price Homes in Land Park and Curtis Park: Don't Make a Costly Mistake - 09/02/08 03:04 AM

Lots of Sacramento buyers make the mistake of trying to figure out the market value of a home by looking at average per-square-foot prices, especially buyers for homes in Land Park and Curtis Park. But the reason that pricing per-square-foot, even on average, doesn't work in these neighborhoods is because every home is different, the upgrades vary and some locations carry heftier price tags than others. For example, in Land Park, the price difference between two very similar homes across the street from each other can vary by $100,000 or more, depending on which side of the street the home … (4 comments)

neighborhood specialist: Buying or Selling a Land Park Home? Check Out These Photos of Land Park Homes - 11/23/07 01:04 PM
Wherever I travel, I take photographs of homes. My passion for photography sometimes thwarts vacations as I get sidetracked. Instead of shopping at cute boutiques or dining at out-of-the-way cafés, often I end up wandering the streets of a town to admire its picturesque homes, invariably with camera in tow.
Last fall, I noticed the maple trees in Sacramento were beginning to drop their colorful leaves. The sun was sinking lower in the sky toward the afternoon, lending a soft glow on the horizon as light bounced off rooftops.
Suddenly, I felt inspired. It occurred to me that I have spent … (5 comments)

neighborhood specialist: Hiring a Neighborhood Specialist - 11/16/07 01:58 AM
Before hiring a real estate agent, smart consumers interview the agent first. They ask how many homes in the buyer's target neighborhood has that agent sold. They find out if the agent lives in that target neighborhood and for how long. Because if a seller or a buyer has not hired a neighborhood specialist, they stand to lose. 
Sellers can lose because the listing lingers on the market. In Land Park several years, a home had been listed by out-of-area agents (several of them) between $900,000 and $1.3 million. Area agents called me when they saw my listing sign go up to … (14 comments)

 
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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  


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