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  … (6 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: When Home Buyers Intend to Cancel a Contract Before Acceptance - 10/03/14 08:27 AM
There are days recently in Sacramento real estate when I feel like some of us agents are the butt-end of a joke about how many home buyers it takes to screw in a light bulb or buy a house. Is the third time a charm? The fourth? You tell me. It seems buyers are signing purchase contracts like they are rockstars signing autographs for fans. Here's one for you, and one for you and one for you.
They'll go through countless hours of counter offers, too. See, my sweet, isn't this fun, we're getting all of this attention? But they have … (11 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: A Crucial Message for Sacramento Listing Agents - 10/02/14 09:14 AM
I encourage Sacramento listing agents to step up their game a notch and to reach out, touch their home sellers more often. Let your sellers know what's going on with the sale of their home. Keep your sellers informed, even if you don't have any good news to report. Call, email, text. Write a letter. Make a personal visit.
Any scrap of information you get that is relevant to their home or their sales process, deliver it. Don't just sit on it. Don't think because the Sacramento real estate market is slower this fall that you don't need to continue to … (3 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Helping Seniors Use the Internet for Real Estate - 09/28/14 09:06 AM
There seems to be resistance to technology among seniors, and many older agents today don't even write a blog or socialize on other websites. People can be very stubborn. I was never really one of those people. Well, I'm not saying I'm not stubborn because I certainly can be, but I have always embraced technology. It fascinates me. It frustrates me, too. But it enlightens, it makes my job so much easier, and the benefits of being online and connected are enormous. Any time a  question pops into my brain, and I'm driving around Sacramento, for example, on my way to … (8 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Drawbacks to Retail Shopping in Sacramento - 09/26/14 09:45 AM
If you're wondering about the future of real estate in Sacramento and elsewhere in the country, let me share a few insights with you in the link at the end of this blog but to get there, I first want to talk about retail shopping in Sacramento. Now about twice a year I go shopping, and I usually end up at Nordstrom either at Arden Fair or the Westfield Galleria at Roseville. My last trip I bought a pair of distressed boots that looked like they had been thrown off the wagon train and stomped on by a herd of buffalo, … (5 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Tips for Shooting Better Photos of Homes in Sacramento - 09/25/14 09:03 AM
There are times that there is nothing a Sacramento real estate agent can do to improve the viewing quality of a home. It's just what some of them are and the way people live. You can ask home sellers to make the home look like nobody lives there, yet when I arrive, the kitchen looks like they never put away their groceries for the past year and, in an effort to tidy up, somebody dashed through the kitchen opening all of the cabinet doors and hanging stuff from them.
At least my photos are clear, bright and, depending on the height … (11 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Why You Oughta Turn Off Cellphones at a Funeral - 09/16/14 09:31 AM
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 picking up. But there are some situations in which you just can't be wired 24 / 7, no matter what:
In an Aircraft At a Movie Theater Attending a Funeral I went to the funeral of an associate who … (13 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: How Does Sacramento Home Staging Work? - 09/14/14 09:01 AM
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 Sacramento home staging and considering hiring a professional stager; whereas a few years ago, this had not been the norm. But in today's market, depending on the home, location and amenities, it's almost a necessity. Not only that, but home staging pays for itself and then some.
You might … (5 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: Retribution for Home Sellers if Tenants Damage a Rental - 09/11/14 07:48 AM
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 inconvenience. We are treading on their privacy, and they don't like it.
But there are also the hostile tenants we Sacramento real estate agents have to contend with, and they aren't likeable in the least. You can read more in my personal blog today about what happens when Tenant Damage … (5 comments)

sacramento real estate agent: This Sacramento Realtor is on the Zillow Agent Panel - 09/09/14 08:37 AM
Sacramento real estate agents might have heard about the Zillow Select Summit Conference coming to Sacramento on Thursday. It will be held at the Courtyards by Marriot over by Cal Expo at 10 AM. What you might not realize is I been invited to speak on the agent panel.
Since I'm going to the event regardless to hear market updates and peruse vendor-wares, it seems like a fun thing to participate in, plus, I've been working with Zillow leads for years, quite successfully, I may add. I could very well be Zillow's top Sacramento real estate agent at the moment.
You … (7 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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