Here Was a Sharp Starter Home Offered as a Short Sale in Foulks Ranch in Elk Grove

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9331 Ivydale Circle Elk Grove CA 95758The President of the Sacramento Board of REALTORS personally called me last Friday to ask if I would list a short sale in Elk Grove. The seller had called the Board, asking for a recommendation to a Sacramento short sale agent. Often, when an agent calls to ask if I will work with a client, that agent expects a referral fee. I don't pay referral fees on my short sales because then I'd make even less than the 25 cents I already earn.

However, the President assured me a referral fee was unnecessary because the client's needs come first. I was honored and humbled to hear I was chosen because, and I quote:  "Elizabeth Weintraub is the best short sale agent in Sacramento." I did not realize I had earned that reputation. Probably because I keep my nose to the grindstone and don't pay much attention to what goes on around me. I'm very focused on my business. But it was nice to hear.

I picked up a key from the property management company, drove to the home in the rain and found a for rent sign on the ground, which I moved to the side yard. Our relentless combination of rain and wind has torn down a lot of fences in the Sacramento area lately, but all of these fences were intact. I picked up the trash from the front yard, and when the rain let up a little bit, shot my exterior photos.

Then, just as I was getting ready to submit the paperwork to MLS, the seller called to say her husband changed his mind and is feeling rushed. So it's back out to Elk Grove to remove the lockbox. Such is life.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

That is a very nice compliment to know that others think are the best at what you do Elizabeth. Your hard work and determination has paid off.

Jan 25, 2010 12:04 AM #1
Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
Specializing in Selling Unique Properties

Elizabeth, I'm going to have a matching listing here in a few days. It is nice the way we get our clients because of our tenacious natures when it comes to short sales. It's is also nice to hear that you don't do referrals and you are so right about the .25 cents. It is also such a goo thing to have someone say "You are the Go To Person for Short Sale". Congrats, you deserve it!

Jan 25, 2010 12:28 AM #2
Dave Roberts
Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty - Healdsburg, CA

Congratulations on the unofficial title.  "best short sale agent in Sacramento" has to be good for a cup of coffee and a doughnut or something. On a separate topic  I was glad to read the post about your birds getting a home. I'm sure that's a relief

Jan 25, 2010 12:41 AM #3
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Elizabeth:  Your hard work has certainly earned you a reputation in the Sacramento short sale field.  Nice to know the local board see that.

Jan 25, 2010 12:54 AM #4
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I was thinking about Broker Bryant's comment the other day about us short sale agents possibly being insane. It is a crazy line of work but my other business keeps me balanced. I've been working with regular sellers and a group of first-time home buyers as well, which helps me to keep my perspective in line.

Maybe it's the challenges I like. There is always some new problem to solve on a short sale. :)

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Jan 25, 2010 12:39 PM #5
Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re

It is such a stressful time for sellers to have to make the decision that will force them to move.

Jan 25, 2010 03:25 PM #6
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