Here is the Best Place to Find your Sacramento Short Sale Agent and Why

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

sun infrared raysI drove 68 miles round-trip yesterday to remove a lockbox, and I learned something new. I finally figured out why I sometimes get communication error messages on my Supra display key. It's not because the display key malfunctions. It's because the lockbox is in the sun. That little red rectangle communicates with the display key via infrared. If it's sitting directly in the sun for a long period of time, the infrared rays from the sun knock out communication with the display key. Who knew? Makes perfect sense, though.

So, the thing to do is block the light to the lockbox by shading it, wait a few minutes. Voila, the display key will communicate. Well, it also helps if an agent doesn't press enter on the display key until the antenna is pointing directly at the infrared spot. Just a tip for you in case you're out with your Sacramento short sale agent and the darned lockbox won't open. It's not Supra's fault nor the agent's fault. It's the sun.

We have plenty of sun in Sacramento. As my clients say, it's why our real estate in Sacramento isn't priced like the homes in Mendocino. Our market is affordable. And it's becoming even more affordable with the rapid rise in inventory and the gigantic proportions of short sales coming on the market. My stack of potential short sales is growing, too. I tell all my callers to let me know when they are ready to sell, and I will get that home sold for them. I don't pressure them. Then, I put their paperwork into a stack.

I just hope they don't all call at the same time, which is why I am hiring an experienced real estate agent to help me with some of my other business. I'll introduce you to her tomorrow. Like me, she is also a veteran real estate broker and not just a salesperson. It's important to me that I continue to provide superior service to my clients, regardless of how busy I get. Let's just say I'm plenty busy. You can look at my Lyon website to see Elizabeth Weintraub's short sale listings and closings for 2010, and that should give you an idea of just how many I personally close. I've been selling short sales for 5 years, and I've been in real estate, oh, since Eric Clapton shot the sheriff.

However, I am always ready to focus on closing that next Sacramento short sale. I am never too busy to answer my phone. And that's the way I will continue to run my short sale business. My clients will always get personal attention from me.

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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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Summit Realty Group
Summit Realty Group- The Future of Real Estate Today! - Highlands Ranch, CO

Hey thanks a lot for the tips.I will pass this along to some of my clients.

Jul 28, 2010 03:00 AM #1
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Thanks for the tip.  It makes perfect sense.  Sometimes have problems with them when it is 30 below.  Any tips for that? 

Congrats on all your success. 

Jul 28, 2010 03:14 AM #2
Ken Barker Realtor® GRI, E-Pro Certified
Dilbeck Real Estate - Burbank, CA

Elizabeth - I gotta say when I think of Short sales I always think of you. Great branding.

And as to the supra, the supra key is the same. I got to the car to tend to my charging key and the display said it stopped charging due to the heat. I have had to wait for sometime to open a box because I left it in direct sun. And I knew.

Jul 28, 2010 04:00 AM #3
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hi Don: Yeah, stay home. Don't go outside when it's 30 below. LOL. Or better yet, move to Sacramento like I did.

Hi Ken: I never leave my laptop or camera in the car for that very reason.


Jul 28, 2010 07:32 AM #4
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Can't wait to read about your new addition to your business.  And I couldn't agree more.  The best way to find a Short Sale agent is to find the agent that is SELLING this listings.  Not the ones that just take the listings. 

Jul 28, 2010 07:38 AM #5
Doug Anderson
Tucker Associates Real Estate Services - Danville, CA
Bay Area Real Estate Views

Elizabeth:  Another great tip.  The things that on can learn on AR.... ~ Doug

Jul 28, 2010 11:43 AM #6
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Congrats on finding the right person to bring aboard. I know you are busy, busy, busy working on those successful short sales.

Jul 29, 2010 05:02 AM #7
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