What Will Your Seller Take for that Sacramento Home?

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sacramento home sellingIs it a good idea to put your home on the market in Sacramento right before Labor Day? It depends, I suppose. If you don't care if your entire Labor Day Weekend is spent being hounded by home buyers, agents calling to see your home, then by all means, go ahead.

Usually, I would advise a seller to wait until after Labor Day, and now I would still advise it, except for a different reason. Previously, it would be because there aren't as many buyers out looking for homes over Labor Day. Most people, believe it or not, spend time with relatives and friends, and others leave town. It's best to limit the days on market in a listing if you can, and attract the largest pool of buyers during the smallest window. That's what drives demand and really good offers. But today I'd say wait just so you can come on the market with a big bang and fireworks that are under your own control. The first week in September is going to be a very busy week for real estate in Sacramento.

Lately, agents have been emailing and calling to ask what my sellers will do. Do I have a Magic 8 ball like Melissa?

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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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David Grbich
Realty One Group - www.FindCARealEstate.com - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Elizabeth - I guess if you knew what they would take you would not tell them! This is probably the most unanswered question in real estate. Have a great labor day holiday. Regards Dave

Aug 28, 2012 01:00 AM #1
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

If anyone knows when the best time of the fall is to sell in Sacramento, it would be you.  The rhythms of the Sacramento real estate market are built-in your senses.

Aug 28, 2012 04:13 AM #2
Pamela Smith
Award Realty - Sun City West, AZ
Sun City West, Corte Bella, Sun City Grand


I hope it is the calm before the storm!  Have a great holiday.

Aug 28, 2012 04:36 AM #3
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Elizabeth if anyone would know when to list their home in your area it would be you.  I read the other day where you average 100 sales per year.  WOW!!!

Aug 28, 2012 10:15 PM #4
Debbie Cook
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc - Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate

Some Buyers just can't take "I don't know" for an answer.  I get that question and give that answer all the time.

Aug 29, 2012 06:15 PM #5
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