Dealing With Unusual Bay Area Buyers in Sacramento

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Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

 

What we may see as unreasonable behavior in Sacramento real estate from Bay Area buyers could also be viewed another way. An unreasonable buyer could instead be an unusual buyer with specific criteria to which we Sacramento listing agents are unaccustomed. Communications we might find stark and antagonistic could alternately be viewed as direct and to the point.

But most important, just because an offer contains mistakes and seems wrong to us does not mean we should not work with it. Yup, after writing these words, I can clearly see we have arrived at the tail-end of our strong seller's market in Sacramento. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Fixing Bay Area Offers Involves Finesse While Closing Sacramento Sales.

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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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Chris Ann Cleland
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Another fantastic job on behalf of your sellers.  You did what you needed to do to get to terms your seller could accept, despite the Bay Area nonsense present on the other side.

Jul 24, 2018 09:52 AM #1
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Elizabeth... I get where you are coming from... sometimes I get offers for a South Carolina listing from a North Carolina agent who rarely sells a home in SC and vice versa. But as my duty is to my seller, I just take a deep breath and call the other agent and offer to help them do it "right." I've never had one take offense. Sometimes, I've even had agents call me to say they want to write an offer but have so little experience in the other state and ask if I can help them write the offer correctly upfront.

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We get it all the time from Portland agents. Real estate really is local and we need to truly know the market well if we expect to submit offers that get accepted. With that said, well done in walking the fine line of getting it done without emotion conflicts. Sounds smooth, and easy, but in practice it takes skills and discipline. D 

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Chris Ann Cleland There was a certain amount of lip biting. It's difficult because sellers often want to blame their agent if something goes sideways. Whatever that other agent does reflects on us.

Jul 24, 2018 03:36 PM #4
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Nina Hollander This transaction started out very antagonistic from the other side, quite hostile. I had to continually assure I was not trying to cause waves but rather smooth over things that should be changed.

Jul 24, 2018 03:44 PM #5
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I wonder if out-of-area agents even realize that all real estate is local? Or if they are too caught up in their own worlds to know that even though we may use the same contracts, how the whole situation works can be dramtically different from one locale to the next?

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Elizabeth- what I do know is that if I were selling a home in your area, I'd want you doing it for me. 

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Hi Elizabeth... I never got the antagonism issue when someone is trying to help you help your client.

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Elizabeth, it can be frustrating working with an agent that is incompetent, but congratulations on "making it work".

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I am seeing it too and sellers will be flexing to make sales happen. They had it all their way for so long.

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