Historic Woodland California Home with Issues Closed

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Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

This is the story of another home I sold twice and got paid once. But I always do what it takes to close. Some agents get upset, throw in the towel and walk away, and I've never understood that attitude. My promise to my sellers is I will do whatever it takes and for however long it takes to sell their home. Sometimes buyers cancel and we have to sell again. It is not our fault. It is the buyer's fault.

But after closing this sale with the second set of buyers, I can't say it all went smoothly. We had glitches with the lender and the buyers messed up signing. After it closed, I texted the agent on the other side to see if everything was OK because I was genuinely concerned. Her response, well, let's just say it made me regret even asking. When will people learn they should not cut off their nose to spit their face because that attitude gets them further from where they hope to be?

Ha, ha, probably never. A hospital restaurant worker told me yesterday I was the epitome of happiness. She said I exuded happiness and she could tell I was very happy person. Don't know why she said that because I had to wait 3 hours for Mercy Hospital to admit my husband for a routine procedure. For which he had an appointment. 3 hours in that waiting room! Slightly irritated that my husband had not the good sense to pick UC Davis for a provider, I imagine that was what was going through my head.

You can read more in my personal blog today about The Story of Closing a 1911 Fixer Craftsman in Woodland.

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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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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents congratulations on your latest closed home.... there is not an issue you cannot overcome.... my money would always be on you.... other homeowners would be wise to call you for guidance.... they can't go wrong with listing their homes with the "top dog" in Sacramento.....

May 16, 2018 06:05 AM #1
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Beth Atalay
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Good morning Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, you are the agent to list with in Sacramento CA. Congratulations on the sale! 

May 16, 2018 07:15 AM #2
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Wow, the ole call from a relative. ARGH. Loved reading about this one - although, a bit too much drama, right? 

May 16, 2018 10:26 AM #3
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Great job Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents . I sold a Mobile Home 3 times before it stuck and that was a $6,000. sale. 

May 16, 2018 10:45 AM #4
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Hi Elizabeth- now I understand why agents wish other agents a smooth transaction.!!

May 16, 2018 06:20 PM #5
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Barbara Todaro I try very hard to ensure my sellers are happy when we close. That is paramount to me.

May 16, 2018 07:01 PM #6
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Yes, those calls from well meaning relatives and whatnot are always interesting. I just avoided her.

May 16, 2018 07:02 PM #7
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Bob "RealMan" Timm While I have never sold a mobile home, I have negotiated and sold $30,000 short sales, so I feel your pain ten-fold.

May 16, 2018 07:03 PM #8
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Kathy Streib The circumstances around this was a little unusual. Typically, with fixer properties, nobody is still living in them. I even put a note in the confidential agent remarks to please be respectful of the family, fearing that the reaction might be unfavorable.

But for every nightmare, there are plenty of smooth closing escrows.

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Elizabeth, older homes do come with issues, and buyers and buyer agents add to this, but with you being the epitome of an excellent listing agent, not surprised you got this closed.  Congratulations.  Hope Adam is good.

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