Elizabeth Weintraub: Sacramento Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Gold - DRE #00697006
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2012 

If you are shocked by the widespread of mental illness found in the study from the Mental Health Services Administration's National Survey on Drug Use and Health, you probably do not work in real estate. The study shows that 1 in 5 people suffered from a mental illness in 2010. Heck, I could have...
01/21/2012
I could say the seller should have called this Sacramento short sale agent sooner in the process. But so many drag their feet to the last possible worst moment. I could say the buyer should have increased his offer by $2,000 when I asked him to do it. But many buyers are dumb. I could say a lot o...
01/20/2012
It seems like every time that I list a PNC short sale in Sacramento, buyer's agents don't want to deal with it. They tell me to my face they won't work on a PNC short sale. That's a little bit disturbing. Because PNC approves short sales. Not all of them, and maybe not even 50% of them, but they ...
01/19/2012
All week I've been receiving emails from other agents who subscribe to the Sacramento MLS. They are commenting on my marketing comments for a particular short sale and laughing. I feel it is appropriate to use a little bit of humor in real estate. That's because I am a troublemaker. See, I own it...
01/18/2012
Last year about this time I signed up for Harvest Sacramento. I must have signed up too late because they never came over in 2011. But they did show up yesterday. This is a great program available through Soil Born Farms. They send over volunteers to pick your fruit, and it's donated to food bank...
01/17/2012
Whenever I list a short sale in the Sacramento area, I run the comparable sales two different ways. And I often get two different answers. When that happens, I know I might have a problem with the BPO. That's because it's tough to say which way of running the comps a BPO agent might use. I can te...
01/16/2012
I should get out and talk to people more. Apart from my own sellers and a few agents in my office, I don't see very many people. But when I do talk to other people about what I do, some of the most amazing stuff comes out of my mouth, if I say so myself. It tends to astonish me. Probably because ...
01/15/2012
Earlier this week I received an email from Bank of America about Bank of America short sale policy. I briefly looked at it and thought HA. Then I thought hahahahha. And I went on to do other things. That's because when I receive an announcement from Bank of America about a short sale program chan...
01/14/2012
Thanks to Melissa Zavala this morning, she gave me inspiration for this blog. I woke up late, thinking about what I will say tomorrow when I tape a TV show. It's a community outreach program on cable. The producer wants me to talk about short sales. I told him I will lay it on the line. I might s...
01/13/2012
All agents get these kinds of phone calls. You can't sell short sales in Sacramento without hearing when something awful happens. If a house is vacant in a targeted neighborhood, odds are something terrible will happen. Somebody will swipe the AC unit out of the yard or kick in the door to steal ...
01/12/2012
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