Focusing on the Internet Home Buyer in Sacramento

Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

Home buyers begin their shopping experience on the internet. It's not a secret that many Sacramento home buyers navigate to popular online websites that try to aggragate MLS listings. Even our own MetroList competes with its paid subscribers for eyeballs. Home buyers think it's all about the product. Sacramento buyer's agents know it's a difficult trek between the product and closing.

How do you come to a meeting of the minds? Agents need to offer value. And we offer value as exclusive buyer's agents in Sacramento, which are a bit difficult to find in Sacramento. Usually you have agents hungrily scrambling to work both sides of the fence (buyers and sellers), but not with exclusive buyer's agents. A buyer's needs are very different from a seller's.

Since it costs the same, which is nothing to a buyer, why not pick the best? You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Why Buyers Should Hand Pick a Sacramento Buyer's Agent.

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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.

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

Absolutely. When I worked as a builder representative, I encouraged buyers to seek their own representation. Turns out the builder didn't love me for it. Hey, the clients did, and I was able to go out on my own with a nice new list of names to add to my SOI. Interview agents carefully, whether listing or buying. As you mention, the price is the same ( or should be), choose the best. 

Sep 22, 2018 10:20 AM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Always good to have the education on both sides of the transaction fence !

Sep 22, 2018 11:05 AM #2
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD The price is the same in Sacramento for a buyer's agent as for an exclusive buyer's agent. Just because the exclusive buyer's agents are better trained, smarter and sexier, well, let's just say it ain't the luck of the Irish.

Sep 22, 2018 11:07 AM #3
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Sally K. & David L. Hanson It's good to have education no matter where you go. Facts, science, knowledge, experience and training, all of those things are important.

Sep 22, 2018 11:08 AM #4
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents - It is great if you can key in on one area such as an exclusive buyer agent. I have found that I get so much more activity off my listings.  Working with buyers and listings keeps me on top of my game. 

Sep 22, 2018 03:57 PM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Elizabeth- things change and I'm sure there are still many out there who do not understand the advantage of having someone whose responsibility is to look out for your interest alone. 

Sep 22, 2018 04:48 PM #6
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I love how you categorized that, Elizabeth... "hand pick." I always say to buyers that "the seller has his/her interests represented, don't you want yours represented as well?" And I personally avoid being a dual agent as I firmly believe it's an inherent conflict of interest.

Sep 23, 2018 05:24 AM #7
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, I have quite a few on-line buyers on my site, and reach out to see if they would like to view the homes they favorite, and never hear from them.  Guess they like my site, but have an agent.

Sep 23, 2018 07:03 AM #8
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Buyers should pick the best and you are certainly one of the best around, Elizabeth. 

Sep 23, 2018 05:45 PM #9
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