sacramento real estate agent: What Home Buyers Want Today vs 40 Years Ago - 11/17/14 07:19 AM
There are times in just about every Sacramento real estate agent's life when she realizes that first time home buyers today have little idea how many amenities they get in a home versus what people used to wish for years ago. I don't mean just four walls and a roof over your head, but the items that a home buyer hopes to find in a home. Those little details on your wish-list that can make a big difference and ultimately increase your overall satisfaction with your home and life in general.
Yes, home buyers today pay attention to the little details, … (9 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Some Elk Grove Homes Could Use an XMP Burster - 11/16/14 09:15 AM
Tomorrow I have many lockboxes in Elk Grove to retrieve, and that will give me an opportunity to collect more XMP bursters for my Ingress game. I ran out of weapons yesterday in Land Park and had to pace back and forth between portals to pick up more XMP. I'm sure people in the park wondered what this nut-job was doing walking back and forth across the grass while staring at her cellphone.
Although I did manage to create several very impressive control fields, making me rank as agent #90 for Ingress for my team. I may never rank in the … (3 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Do Agents Like Working With Lawyers in Sacramento? - 11/14/14 08:24 AM
Perhaps part of the reason this Sacramento real estate agent tends to gravitate toward working with lawyers as clients is because the public often hates them just as much as they hate us. We're in the same club, occupying the same rung on the ol' totem pole, sipping the same bourbon Manhattan over at Ella. I suspect many real estate agents, however, dislike working with lawyers because they're always worried that a lawyer will sue them for something, for some kind of innocent mess up.
Not every lawyer is focused on going to court. Not every lawyer is "sue happy" either. … (8 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Ingress Portals from Midtown to Land Park and Agents - 11/11/14 05:54 PM
My friend Myrl Jeffcoat posted a blog yesterday with photos of the statues dedicated to veterans in Sacramento, and I could not help but think about what great portals they would make for Ingress. They probably already are portals. On Veteran's Day, my husband had the day off and the phones were fairly quiet, along with email, so we took a few hours off to go to lunch at Hook & Ladder in Midtown.
Steamed mussels in creamed polenta, coupled with a chicken salad featuring tender beets and sweet goat cheese hit the spot, as did the fact we were surrounded … (6 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: This Agent and Real Estate Radio Network - 11/10/14 09:41 AM
Sometimes I write what I call public service announcements (PSAs) and what other people call a lawsuit waiting to happen, especially when those other people are unhappy with my thoughts about a subject near and dear to themselves or my presentation of the facts.
Not that it would change my opinion or alter what I have to say. People often forget that we are all entitled to our own opinion and we might interpret things differently than somebody else. As long as we're being honest and truthful and not making up any crap, we are allegedly free in this country to … (10 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Sometimes it's Better to Just Pay the Twenty Bucks - 11/08/14 09:24 AM
While in Roseville yesterday getting the locks changed to a vacant home I'm listing, I also conducted my agent visual inspection and shot photos. During this process, I realized there were no carbon monoxide detectors in the house. My seller lives thousands of miles away. This is why I sometimes carry emergency backups in my trunk. They're only twenty bucks a pop, and if it makes the escrow go smoothly for all parties concerned, I'll install them myself. Twenty bucks is a tip. Twenty bucks is what I gave a buyer's agent yesterday to stop whining. Twenty bucks will get you … (14 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: The Biggest Benefit for a Sacramento Real Estate Agent - 11/06/14 08:50 AM
There is a huge benefit to being in the real estate business for a long period of time, and it's not just the money nor the recognition. In fact, I don't really care if people don't immediately recognize my name or if they think I am related to the law firm in Sacramento, which I am not. Some people see the name Weintraub and know they've heard it somewhere but can't quite put their finger on it. Many are probably confusing me with the former reporter at the Sac Bee. Only a few pay attention to real estate signs all over … (3 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: The Value of a Sacramento Real Estate Agent - 11/04/14 09:03 AM
A client is closing her home today in Campus Commons in Sacramento, a home she bought earlier this summer in hopes that a family member would move into it. For a variety of reasons, that didn't happen, and the seller had spent quite a bit of money fixing it up and remodeling. It was pretty enough that we sold it almost immediately, and the seller is coming out ahead.
She emailed yesterday to say thank you for selling her home and to ask if I would be willing to work with another friend of hers in Greenhaven. Her friend wants to … (4 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Consider the Winter Months for Sacramento Home Buying - 11/02/14 08:14 AM
I find that Sacramento home buyers generally like to do what everybody else is doing, and they find comfort in numbers, following the herd. When everybody is buying real estate, that's when they are out in full force, competing, negotiating and trying to find that perfect home. When everybody is not, when home buying slows and the market is quiet, they don't want to venture out alone, yet that is typically when they will get the best bargain, especially when buying their first home.
Don't overlook the winter months as a window of opportunity to buy a home in Sacramento. Another … (5 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: About the Eagles and Overpriced Homes in Sacramento - 10/28/14 09:30 AM
My husband is finally coming today from his family visit and boys' get-together in Chicago. He has been gone for almost two weeks, and I have had to fend for myself. It's been a challenge to fix my own meals and run the household without him. Of course, I haven't done anything really desperate like do my own laundry; I'm just piling that up.
I've also been in charge of the remote control. We generally watch the same TV shows because we share similar tastes but I know that watching The History of the Eagles on Netflix was not a documentary … (6 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: The Source of Difficult Sacramento Home Sellers - 10/27/14 10:20 AM
There are some listings I pick up and run with, which were once listed by another agent, where I just know the former agent was glad to get rid of the listing. It's often written all over it, and I can also sometimes hear it in the caller's voice when the seller first contacts me. It's like a sixth sense of sorts.
I recognize these situations as those in which the agent let the seller walk all over them and did not put down her foot. When that happens, chaos is a result. And, sadly, then the agent loses the listing, … (8 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Where Have All the Counter Offers Gone? - 10/26/14 08:50 AM
Some agent called me earlier this morning to say Wow, you are the first agent to answer her phone! Well, no shit sherlock, it was 8:15 Sunday morning. What did she expect from agents? Huh? Give us all a break. I am the only agent crazy enough to answer her cellphone. I'm just sitting here reading the Sunday newspaper, petting the cats and waiting for counter offers to come back.
Sometimes we can send out a counter offer to a buyer's agent and the agent vanishes into the woodwork. The least one could do is let me know whether the buyer … (13 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: If You Upgrade to the iBox Lockbox Exchange in Sacramento - 10/25/14 10:37 AM
When I first heard that Sacramento is finally getting our iBox upgrades to the new bluetooth devices, I was really stoked, until I got the details. I had been waiting since last year for MetroList to make the announcement that the Supra iBox lockbox exchange was coming. So, naturally, I had to do a little investigative work about how this works and how other MLS systems across the country handled their iBox exchanges. It is painful to say that we in Sacramento are receiving the crappy end of the deal.
I don't know if MetroList cares much about how it is … (22 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Predicting Challenges in Sacramento Real Estate - 10/23/14 08:17 AM
I freaked my own self out yesterday when I discovered that I had already taken care of a situation that was about to arise a few weeks ago and had forgotten about my foresight. I didn't realize I had already handled the problem when I was presented with the situation. Once handled, out of my brain. But my systems had been in place, my radar had gone off, and I had taken care of it 2 weeks ago.
It happened again this morning on another transaction that when I first looked at the paperwork, my initial reaction was how could I … (6 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Please Don't Send This Agent to the Grocery Store - 10/22/14 06:19 AM
Another escrow closed yesterday. This was one of those rare Sacramento short sales that we started at the end of June but they all eventually close. Three to 4 months, start to finish on average because they all seem to have 2 loans and they are all HAFA. Knock on wood, I haven't had any fallouts from the short sale end of my business for years. That's because we vet the buyers carefully, choose the most committed and closest to market value so the bank will accept the offer, on top of making certain the sellers are qualified.
I've closed hundreds … (5 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Dealing With Offers in Today's Sacramento Real Estate Market - 10/20/14 07:43 AM
I was reading about some stand-up comedian this weekend who made the statement that he is not a foodie, he is an eatie, which made me laugh. Not as hard as I laughed when I went to Walgreens and tried to pay for my flu shot by writing on the screen with a pen instead of depressing the keypad, but still outloud. I suspect the reference means he thinks that foodies are somewhat stuck up and snotty about their food and dine only on expensive, exquisitely prepared meals, when that perception is pretty far from the truth. For example, sample a … (5 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Let's Talk About Open Houses in Sacramento and Elsewhere - 10/17/14 08:55 AM
Every once in a blue moon, I run across a home in Sacramento that is not a good candidate for an open house, but that's pretty rare. For example, a bad candidate for an open house in Sacramento might be a home that is too messy and not in open house condition, or situated in a neighborhood where residents dodge daily bullets, but the truth is most homes in Sacramento are excellent candidates for an open house.
Apart from the support provided by my team members, I routinely am on the search for open house agents because I can't be in … (6 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Staying a Happy Agent in the Midst of Chaos - 10/14/14 09:28 AM
I've noticed that when some of the more challenging real estate transactions close, all of the horrible problems that were once associated with them tend to dissipate and our recollection becomes a bit a faded. Or at least it does with me. I recall transactions not being half as bad as they actually were when they were happening. I think it's probably because I have coping mechanisms in place that remove unpleasant people from my reality.
How else can I be such a happy agent in the midst of chaos?
An agent on Active Rain asked how to deal with rude … (7 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Parallels in 1970 Real Estate to Sacramento Real Estate Today - 10/13/14 08:57 AM
I managed to scrape away a little extra time Friday afternoon to work on my article for About.com and finish my weekly homebuying newsletter on my homebuying website a day early. Yay. This freed up time on Saturday afternoon so I could drive over to Arden Fair in Sacramento to make an exchange at a store. Except for fielding calls about my listings and delivering information to buyers, I was somewhat unchained from real estate in that I was not tethered to my computer. But it doesn't mean my phone didn't ring, and I still handled calls from agents and buyers. … (5 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Lyon Real Estate Mobile App Leads to a Purchase Offer - 10/11/14 09:02 AM
An astonishing thing has been happening lately with Sacramento real estate agents out in the field. It appears they don't have an app they can use to find listings. MetroList pretty much sucks, if you want to know the truth, and it doesn't work in a user-friendly way on mobile. MetroList is a monopoly, so it pretty much has its subscribers by the gonads. They really love me over there, I can tell, LOL.
I like my own app that I get through my company with the Lyon Real Estate mobile app, and there is always Zillow or Trulia or Realtor.com  … (8 comments)

 
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Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate, midtown Sacramento office. Selling since 1974. Homebuying expert at About.com. Best short sale agent in Sacramento. Elizabeth sells homes from Galt to Lincoln.
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Author Bio: Elizabeth Weintraub is a Sacramento real estate broker, author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, who specializes not only in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento but sells extensively from Elk Grove to Lincoln. Weintraub is prominently known as the #1 Sacramento Short Sale agent throughout the Sacramento four-county area. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you.



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