The Condition of Your Sacramento Short Sale Home Matters

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There are times in this business when I'm tempted to tell a potential short sale seller: why don't you just light the thing on fire and be done with it? But I don't advocate arson nor any illegal activities, so, even if those thoughts pass through my brain, not all of them make their way out of my lips. I do understand discretion. Plus, I don't want to alienate a potential source of business, yet on the other hand, something needs to be done with some of these short sales in Sacramento to make them more presentable to home buyers.

You can read more about it in my personal blog today: Allowing Your Sacramento Short Sale Home to Become a Dump is Stupid.

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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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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents I fully understand about dealing with short sale agents. I awaiting a Short Sale closing this afternoon. Only 19 months of foolishness. 

Apr 28, 2015 05:14 AM #1
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I had a home recently where I had to pic mac & cheese out of the carpet on picture day.  In my seller's defense, it was a tenant occupied home.  Since he had told her she could live rent free to keep it "show ready" I suggest he evict her.  The offers, in the meantime, are reflecting the poor living conditions she practices.

Apr 28, 2015 01:18 PM #2
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Elizabeth some people think their home will sell in a market that has a short inventory.  It will sell but the price offered reflects condition and location.  Some just don't get it

Apr 28, 2015 08:31 PM #3
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Elizabeth.  It is often difficult to get those in a short sale situation to understand this.

Apr 28, 2015 09:02 PM #4
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Frank Rubi, MBA I'm afraid I'm not talking about the agents. I am addressing the sellers.

Chris Ann Cleland You could have Photoshopped it. I know you're not supposed to change the condition of anything through Photoshop but sue me, I photoshopped dog poop off a deck.


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