Fixer Home Sold 3 Times in 30 Days in East Sacramento

Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

No sooner did I put this fixer home in East Sacramento on the market than I had an offer. I told the agent I did not want to advise my seller to take it because I did not believe (for a valid reason) that her buyer would close escrow. Helps that of course I knew of her buyer, had spoken to him a few times. Recalled when he first started his flipping business or at least when I had become aware of it.

This person was better than some other flippers I've had the distinct displeasure of working with. So many of them do not know what they are doing. Not only that, but they spend weeks "investigating" the property and then try to renegotiate at the 11th hour. Seems par for the course, despite what they promise.

Which is how I came to sell this property 3 times over 30 days. Bad part about that, of course, is I only get paid once and my seller goes through turmoil. This particular seller was pretty far removed, given his particular circumstances. He had two tragedies happen and then a third, and all 3 were unrelated to the escrows and much much worse than a canceling transaction.

You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Fixer Home in East Sacramento Closes Escrow After 2 Cancellations.

Posted by

sacramento short sale agentcerfified hafa specialist


Certified HAFA Specialistelizabeth weintraub


equator certified platinum short saleequator certified platinum reo elizabeth weintraub

Elizabeth Weintraub reviews






Sacramento Real Estate Listings




Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.

The Short Sale Savior, by Elizabeth Weintraub, available with free shipping.

Photo: Unless otherwise noted in this blog, the photo is copyrighted by Big Stock Photo and used with permission.The views expressed herein are Weintraub's personal views and do not reflect the views of Lyon Real Estate. Disclaimer: If this post contains a listing, information is deemed reliable as of the date it was written. After that date, the listing may be sold, listed by another brokerage, canceled, pending or taken temporarily off the market, and the price could change without notice; it could blow up, explode or vanish. To find out the present status of any listing, please go to


This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Home Selling
California Sacramento County Sacramento
Everything California
Northern California Real Estate Professionals
Lyon Realtors
ActiveRain Rockstars
sacramento real estate
sacramento realtor
selling fixer homes sacramento
selling home needs work sacramento
how to find flipper homes sacramento
east sacramento fixer house
selling homes multiple times

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Good lord. My heart goes out to the seller. This was a wild ride - hope it ends well. He's lucky to have you in his corner, that's about all I can say. 

Apr 28, 2018 09:30 AM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Oh my gosh Elizabeth, if I were going through something like this I'd want you working on my behalf!  Please keep us informed. 

Apr 28, 2018 04:39 PM #2
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

You are there for your seller 100% and this story should attract others who might attract "flippers". For some reason it reminds me of garage sales where the "professionals" show up before you even open to try to talk you down in price. Really?

Apr 29, 2018 06:55 AM #3
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, this transaction sounds like it was a nightmare for the Seller given their own personal issues along with three contracts.  Congratulations, and glad it finally closed.

Apr 30, 2018 06:38 AM #4
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents

Put 40 years of experience to work for you
How much is my home worth?
Spam prevention

Additional Information