Maybe Sticking With Your Agent is the Right Thing?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

cancel escrowWhy do some home buyers want to so quickly dump their Sacramento real estate agent? I think it's because they don't understand how real estate works, and they want to blame somebody, anybody, and a real estate agent is the closest thing at hand to point a finger toward.

Real estate is confusing enough, and it becomes even more confusing when a buyer is trying to buy a short sale and the agent doesn't have all of the answers for her or him. Home buyers can feel as though they are stranded on a deserted island without food or water, and there aren't even any amusing monkeys to watch.

Read more on my personal blog today about Should a Sacramento Home Buyer Cancel Escrow?

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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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Rainmaker
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Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

So important for all of us, whenever we get the opportunity, to "educate" our clients...rarely do they understand our business processes.

Feb 28, 2013 01:59 AM #1
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

If the house was worth pursuing in the first place, it's worth seeing it thorugh to the bitter end.  I hope this one works out for all involved.

Feb 28, 2013 02:27 AM #2
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David Grbich
Realty One Group - www.FindCARealEstate.com - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Solid communication helps all stayed glued a short sale - I am sure you keep the buyers agent up to date at all times!!! Regards Dave

Feb 28, 2013 05:46 AM #3
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
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Isn't it frustrating? Or they talk to you, and everything is fine, and thne bump into someone at the bar and switch and then are surprised that agents may not know something...

Feb 28, 2013 06:55 AM #4
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Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
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We are struggling with low inventory which only makes the question you bring up more confusing.

Feb 28, 2013 10:15 AM #5
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Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
The Mother & Daughter Realty Team

Educate our clients is key - when you do the transaction runs much smoothier.  When you don't - you just never know how it is going to turn out.

Feb 28, 2013 01:19 PM #6
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James Dray
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We have people around here who will deal with the listing agent and will jump from agent to agent no matter what one says to them.  I can usually spot them and not only do I walk I usually run away. 

Feb 28, 2013 07:43 PM #7
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