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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Comments 10
As luck would have it, or perhaps we should call it fate, we did not get to see The Man Who Killed Don Quixote at the DoCo theater in Sacramento last night. This is a movie that took Terry Gilliam (Monty Python) 30 years to produce. While filming on set, there were wars and floods going on that p...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Comments 6
Most of the time when I get a call from an appraiser to view my listing, that call is coming from an appraiser I know from previous transactions. It seems most of the appraisers are in certain pools and they tend to get picked. For example, I never see or hear from an appraiser who tends to blog ...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Comments 4
Do you need a real estate agent to help you to find a house or can you find your own? Well, the truth, odd as it may sound, is you need an agent but yes, you can probably find your own house. Maybe. But maybe not. However, finding the house is only a tiny part of the process. It's a huge part to ...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Comments 0
Although the median sold price of homes in Sacramento at $365,000 remains the same for March of 2019 as a year ago, other factors of the Sacramento Housing report are pretty wild. For example, our pending sales over last month are up by 34.3% and our sold sales have increased by 26.3% over last m...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Comments 8
My new partner, JaCi Wallace, treated our team and me to dinner last night at Ella Dining Room and Bar in downtown Sacramento. Two words: spring lamb. This restaurant is one of my top favorites in Sacramento, and what I miss most about my trips to Kona (besides the cats, my husband and friends). ...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Comments 14
My partner JaCi Wallace just listed a home for us in Sacramento that attracted a lot of attention. We could have suggested a higher list price to the seller but the problem was the home was in original condition. Been rented for a few years. Probably no updates since the early '90s. So we had to ...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Comments 30
Now, apart from the fact they are probably violating RESPA by offering a referral fee of $200 to agents who cough up private and sensitive information about their clients, these ADT home security companies are alienating agents left and right. Except for the greedy and unethical agents, and let's...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Comments 15
Because I've changed companies, I've been busy bopping around the internet changing my profiles on various websites to accurately reflect my new brokerage and affiliation. Which means I go to places that can suck you in. Like Facebook and Twitter. I don't ordinarily frequent those websites becaus...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Comments 12
Two powerhouse top producers, Elizabeth Weintraub and JaCi Wallace in Sacramento real estate, merged business models to create a new Super Team. Since 2002, the year that Elizabeth moved to Sacramento, the teams' combined sales to date excceed $387 million.  We sold about 1,200 homes over that pe...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Comments 18
Whenever some redneck yells about a person who cannot speak English well because it is not their native language, I want to ask how many languages do you speak, buddy? The best I can do is muster a few phrases in Spanish, French and Italian, but if it weren't for Pig Latin, I really cannot speak ...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Comments 10
One of the super fun things about merging my business with another agent in Sacramento (we are forming a Super Team!) is the fact we can trade war stories along the way. We share many of the same puzzlements but at least we can laugh about it. Like how come buyer's agents tend to advise their buy...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Comments 8
In the olden days, like a dozen years ago, my demeanor was a lot more polite than it is now. When I answered my phone, I would engage in a conversation with whomever was on the other end of the phone. If I received a telemarketing call, I asked nicely to be removed. Explained I had no interest in...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Comments 2
Because I sold such a boatload of short sales since 2005, cummulatively more than any other agent I can find in a 7-county area according to Trendgraphix, I had been hoping the negative equity situations were now a thing of the past. However, I keep finding evidence that we are not completely out...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Comments 19
When I showed up for my first (and probably last) vinyasa class, I wasn't dressed appropriately. They also did not like my Target yoga mat because it had a bit of padding. Plus, everybody seemed to be covering up their mat with what looked like a Native American blanket. Or maybe the blankets are...

By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Comments 0
Cost of LivingCost of living is the total amount of money one would spend to maintain a particular standard of living in a given area. This includes a variety of factors including food, healthcare, transportation, housing, taxes, etc. Individuals and families planning to move into a city should c...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Comments 2
One of my buyer's agents reported that a few open house guests said they did not like three levels. My response to him was take a look at Mill at Broadway. Mostly all 3 flights of stairs (and selling) despite being under two freeways, with HOA dues and slammed together in tight quarters. In addit...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Comments 25
Even though we are all fully aware that Craigslist is full of slimy characters, it is still a good way to sell stuff as long as you use common sense. However, even I was tricked, although hopefully I caught it in time. I ended up changing passwords, user names, phone numbers and email addresses.T...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Comments 8
Working with agents who try to represent family members can be somewhat of a pain-in-the-you-know-what for a Sacramento listing agent. Why just a few days ago, I had a family member call and ask to see a listing. He acknowledged that he had an agent, but was too embarassed to disclose the agent w...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Comments 7
Except for the steak dinner a friend invited me to in Kona a while back, I have not readily thought of going out for a steak. It used to be a craving but I have lessened my intake of red meat for years. Not on purpose, it just sort of happened. For one thing, it gets harder to eat once living thi...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Comments 15
There is some kind of deal with my Mercedes where I get free GPS for 3 years, and then I think they try to find a way to charge for it. Everybody seeks subscription-based services today so they can charge you over and over. You own nothing. You lease everything.Which wouldn't be so bad if it was ...

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