Having a Title and Escrow Background Paid Off Again

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Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

Many people try their hand at real estate after coming from title or escrow backgrounds, but not everybody makes it as a Realtor. In fact, it can be a bit of a drawback for people who think they know everything. I was once one of those people who thought she knew more than she did, and yet the older I get, the less I realize I know.

I thought having 5 years in title and escrow was enough to pass the real estate exam without studying for it. That's why I took the exam 5 times before I passed. The fifth time I said, oh, what the hell, I'll study for it. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: How a Title and Escrow Background Saved the Day as a Sacramento Realtor.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, 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.

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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Your story about your seller making $50,000 more on the sale, than what was projected by a discount broker, drives home how saving a little on brokerage fees can cost big time at the culmination of a sale.

May 02, 2018 09:49 AM #1
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Myrl Jeffcoat Yes, and the worst part is feeling like you might appear as a crazy person because that is a big gap. So glad I was right! 

May 02, 2018 02:49 PM #2
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Debbie Reynolds
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Ha! You knew a lot but not quite enough to pass. There is so much we need to know to pass the test.

May 02, 2018 07:37 PM #3
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Appreciated the story and your ability to connect the dots. I too comb through the prelim to make sure everything is in order - and you're right too many agents skip this step.  ( Glad you finally studied for the exam - hahahah) 

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Joan Cox
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Elizabeth, FIVE TIMES, rolling on the floor laughing.  I thought you DID know everything! 

May 03, 2018 07:41 AM #5
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Debbie Reynolds Yes, there is so much we are required to know to pass the real estate exam and unfortunately, so little of it really pertains to real estate or the art of selling real estate. For example, I do not have to know how to compute front footage on a commercial lot or when would a train traveling east from Denver smash into a train traveling west from Sioux City.

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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I think agents skip that step with the prelim because they are confused by all of the legal jargon. They are not simple documents to understand.

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