There are very few agents who have worked in real estate, much less in Sacramento, for as long as Elizabeth Weintraub. I don't know of any. The reason is most people start out in some other career. They don't go into real estate as a child bride, illegally traded in the sex slave industry. Or they are dead by now. Cheery thoughts for a Tuesday morning.
I got my real estate license in the 1970s. I started out working at First American Title Company in Colorado, initially as a policy typist and when that drove me stark raving mad, then as a title searcher who went to the courthouse to search grantor and grantee books. Along the way I left Nederland and moved to California to become an escrow officer, then a Certified escrow officer, and finally made the transition into selling real estate full-time. Bought my own real estate brokerage at age 26.
But enough about me. Let's talk about what the industry was like back in the early days, during times of 18%+ interest rates, tough loan qualifications and when an agent could do just about anything she wanted without getting into trouble. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: What Selling Real Estate in the 1970s Was Like.