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.
There are times I get a lot of pushback from home sellers or home buyers in Sacramento who don't want to fill out paperwork or don't understand when we ask for paperwork that we're not dinging around. There are valid reasons we need paperwork completed and signed. It's not just to...
People think that 15-day closings are fast, but hey, 7-day closings in Sacramento are even faster. There was a time in my life as a real estate agent, back in the 1970s, when almost all of my real estate transactions closed within 7 days. Put it into escrow on a Friday and close the following Fri...
I've been so busy lately taking care of my listings in Sacramento that I haven't come up for air to analyze what's going on, but this morning I read a blog on Active Rain warning about the HAMP rate resets. Suddenly, it became crystal clear that the day I feared would happen many year...
Living with small irritations is how many of us plunge forward through our daily activities, day after day, but it's not how I am wired. If I repeatedly run into the same stupid irritation, I want to fix it. It's the little things that can drive a person mad. Especially if they never go a...
Our Ocicat Tessa thought her food dish was Everything is Awesome this morning because we found a can of her favorite cat food at Target this weekend, which I opened and dumped into her food dish for breakfast. The kind with the pull tab and slivers of actual meat. It's not like her usual cann...
Unlike some Sacramento real estate agents, I am not afraid to tell a seller NO if I believe I am correct and my way is better. In fact, there are some standards of acceptance that are necessary before I will take a listing. It's not always price, like some people might think, because price is...
I figured something was amiss last week when all of a sudden I received an email from Trulia telling me that its affiliation with my brokerage caused them to set up a free account for me and begging me to activate it. It was in the name of my team, which I found really strange. At first I thought...
It's beyond me how agents can find time to post and giggle about stuff over at Facebook but I suppose those same people wonder how the rest of us can find time to write daily blogs. Some agents probably do both, on top of which, they're over at Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and the like. ...
Every time I think that I need to drum up more business, the business just appears. It's without fail. I might look at my closings and say oh my gosh I need to list more homes because I'm so used to handling a certain number of listings, and then the phone rings. It rings over and over. M...
I tell potential clients when they ask me to justify my commission because they can find somebody cheaper that they can always find somebody cheaper but the question is do they really want to work with a cheaper agent or, more important, do they really want to work with somebody else after talkin...

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