New York Times Sells About.Com

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

The New York Times is today selling About.com for $300 million in cash to IAC. The sale will take place over the next couple of weeks. I have no idea how this sale will affect my homebuying website on About.com. I heard that Ask.com bit the dust after IAC bought it. Whether the same death will happen to About.com is anybody's guess, but the website format has weathered storms in the past, and I imagine we'll weather this transformation as well.

Good thing I have a second job as a top-producing Sacramento REALTOR. You know what they warn about don't quit your day job. But then I sell more than a 100 homes a year now.

Because I write for the homebuying website on About.com, I get emails from people all over the country. This morning I received a note from Helen, a distraught homeowner: “I would appreciate your comments on homebuying clients upon seeing through your house for sale without asking to use the washroom, making a mess and using the clean hand towels. I cannot for the life of me think that a person could be so inconsiderate. My question is how would you handle the situation without being discourteous or rude?”

Dear Helen: I would chase their car down the street and beat on the trunk with an Armenian cucumber.

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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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Tammy Lankford,
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100 houses a year.  Dang girl, I wanna be you when I grow up.  And sometimes I want to chase those cars down myself when they leave my office powder room is a "ick" condition.

Aug 27, 2012 02:04 AM #1
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I kinda doubt that, Tammy, because then you'd have a garden full of four-feet long Armenian cucumbers, and you'd look like a cucumber octopus carrying them all into the house.

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Elizabeth:  I totally agree with Tammy ... only with this spin.  I want to WORK with an agent doing that kind of business.  Cucumber-chasing or not!  Hope the website issue clears up to your advantage, Elizabeth ...

Gene

Aug 27, 2012 08:09 AM #3
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If this is the largest problem this woman has, she should count her lucky stars.  Now your cucumber comment has me drooling for a salad.

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Morning Elizabeth I can't believe you would waste a cucumber on a vehicle.  Wait until they stop drag them out and use the leftover wet noodles from the last time you made pasta. 

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