Elizabeth Weintraub: Sacramento Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent - Lyon Real Estate - BRE #00697006
Sacramento real estate and housing market, from Galt to Lincoln. Local observations about Sacramento restaurants, special events, music concerts and the Sacramento lifestyle, including great places to vacation around the world.
I'm not sure if it's the weather, the real estate market or maybe I'm just unlucky lately but there seems to be a lot of exasperation in the air this week. I have been working on trying to put a short sale into escrow for a long time, and I can't seem to get the right paperwork. First, I received...
Do ya really wanna buy this house? That's what I would like to ask home buyers when I receive a signed purchase offer from their agent. But since I am representing the seller, that's kinda hard to do because the buyer's agent doesn't want me interfering. I am also not allowed to interfere. But bu...
Don't sweat the small stuff is a good motto to work by in Sacramento real estate, but you've got to pay attention to the small stuff anyway because the tiniest thing can cause the biggest headache. I generally handle the larger pictures and then drill down to the details to make sure everything i...
Like Gollum craving that golden ring, I just can't resist new technology -- especially if it promises to be bigger and better and faster -- anything to make my life run more smoothly. Because when I'm in the groove of selling Sacramento real estate, all cyclinders are firing and I don't have time...
There are basically 3 times in my life when I turn off my cellphone, which is really kinda odd when I stop to think about it. I leave it on while in restaurants or with clients -- so I can always hit a fast reply text message to callers so they get some kind of response from me even if I'm not pi...
The Sacramento caller often starts out with: Hi, Elizabeth, I'm new to the area and I don't know any agents. Would you mind representing me on your bazillion-dollar listing and helping me out? These kinds of callers don't know that this approach is common, because they think it's unique. They're ...
Now that the real estate market in the Sacramento metro area has cooled a bit and the days on market are becoming longer -- which is normal for our present market -- Sacramento home staging is coming to the front and center of most transactions. More sellers are searching for answers about Sacram...
It's difficult to isolate yourself from real estate telemarketers when you work in Sacramento real estate, but this agent tends to do a pretty good job of it. OK, once I heard an agent plead, no, no, no, I am really a real estate agent, when I was about to disconnect, so I stayed on the line to t...
Look, I tell sellers, you can pay me more if you want to, but it's not necessary to pay me more than my standard commission. I charge the same commission percentage that I have charged for the past 40 years, and that's really enough. I don't need presents or agent gifts or gift certificates, alth...
Working with tenants when my clients are selling a home usually goes pretty smoothly. I respect tenants' rights and give them a lot of leeway when making appointments to show homes. I realize that from a tenant's perspective, there is nothing in it for them, and it is an intrusion plus an inconve...

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