Elizabeth Weintraub: Sacramento Real Estate

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Gold - DRE #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.



It's pretty easy to call a Sacramento real estate agent and ask about homes for sale. Zillow publishes my phone number under an alias phone number, and I register that alias to in order to report telemarketers, along with the alias that Trulia uses, at the Do Not Call List. But buyers and sellers...
We all live with minor irritations from day-to-day, and working in Sacramento real estate sometimes seems to magnify these daily flaws. My personal way of dealing with small frustrations is to overlook them and find a way to work around them because my time is better spent on solving challenges I...
Many short sale sellers in Sacramento left California after selling a short sale. Who's to blame them? They moved to other states with more affordable housing such as Washington, Oregon or Texas. Now, some of these people are coming back to California. They are finding out that not only do they m...
Because I sell real estate all over the Sacramento Valley, I am often traveling on the freeways, including the W X freeway. Sure, getting behind the wheel of a vehicle and turning the key can put any driver's life in danger, but it's magnified it seems 1000 times when you try to merge on the W X ...
There are buyer's agents in Sacramento, and probably in other cities as well, who believe it is perfectly OK to write multiple offers for their buyers, even if the buyers can't afford to buy all of the homes. Well, one day somebody will say no, it is not all right, and if you are in contract with...
I know it's a tough choice where to live and which home to buy. Maybe you would like to live in the gated Los Lagos community in Granite Bay and romp around Eddie Murphy's palatial former estate, which is presently for sale at $12 million? That home has 10 bedrooms and 14 baths, and just think, y...
It's certainly easier for a Sacramento buyer's agent to show a vacant home over occupied premises, but four bare walls and a window can be kind of boring. I know there are agents who don't want to make appointments to show homes, and they would prefer it if all homes were vacant, so they never ha...
Haven't you ever taken a wrong turn in life? Like, maybe you meant to attend college down south at UCLA but ended up at Sacramento City College? You make the best of it, that's what you do. You don't wander around complaining and pointing fingers at your parents because they couldn't afford tuiti...
You know, I think pragmatism gets a bad rap in the real estate business but it's actually a very useful way of dealing with conflict. We all run into the people who make mountains out of molehills, and real estate agents in Sacramento are no exception. It's almost like you touch gingerly tap some...
In reviewing my closings, I sometimes spot interesting facts that I bury on the back burner until it pops again. One of the things about being such a focused real estate agent in Sacramento, especially an agent who pays attention to detail, is I recall the small things that other people might for...

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