A Few Words from Elizabeth Weintraub . . .

During my 40 years in the real estate business, I have had the pleasure of serving extraordinary sellers and buyers who deserve nothing less than my very best. There is no greater honor than to receive referrals from my previous clients, affirming that I have served them well. My commitment to excellence in Sacramento real estate is why I continue to rank in the top 10 agents.

I am a Land Park resident in Sacramento who represents buyers and sellers throughout the Sacramento Valley. I am honored that media recognizes me as the #1 local expert for Sacramento short sales, and you can order my book, The Short Sale Savior, at Barnes and Noble. I am a Certified HAFA Specialist and Equator Certified Platinum for short sales. As a top producer Sacramento REALTOR, I specialize in selling Sacramento real estate in Sacramento County, El Dorado County, Placer County and Yolo County.

The links above will help you find targeted information. From more about my background in Sacramento real estate, to finding that perfect home, to reading my home buying articles for About.com, to searching for a short sale / bank-owned REO, you will discover each of the links contains valuable data.

We rock Sacramento Real Estate in the Central Valley of Northern California! Call Elizabeth Weintraub today to discuss your personal real estate needs at 916.233.6759.

Top 3 Loan Preapproval Mistakes by Sacramento Home Buyers

Top 3 Loan Preapproval Mistakes by Sacramento Home Buyers

Sellers' agents in Sacramento insist that the buyer submit a loan preapproval with the purchase offer. They want to see that the buyer is qualified to purchase the property and has at least taken the steps to talk to a lender. But the letters themselves don't guarantee that the buyer will get a loan. If you want to give a Sacramento home seller ammunition to reject your purchase offer, here are three things you can do to mess up your loan preapproval process: Choose an out-of-area lender. There is nothing inherently wrong with an out-of-area mortgage broker, but listing agents typically won't know[...]
Reserving Judgment When Working With Real Estate Clients

Reserving Judgment When Working With Real Estate Clients

If you're uncertain of all the facts, reserving judgment is probably the better course of action.  I don't know about you, but it's not always easy to figure out in my garden, for example, which flowers are ready to be deadheaded and which are babies. In the past, I've felt pangs of guilt after I've snapped off a flower head believing it was dead, only to discover after the flower was in my hand that it was a new baby trying to emerge from its bud, and I had snatched away its life. Many new flowers resemble those that are spent. It's hard[...]
When Two Different Buyers Want the Same Home

When Two Different Buyers Want the Same Home

Over the past couple of decades, I've worked with such a wide variety of clients that it was rare to run into a situation where two different buyers want the same home, but that's what happened several years ago. I had showed a Midtown home to a charming couple, we'll call them the Andersons. However, the Andersons decided to pursue an REO that ultimately sold way over list and at a price outside of their comfort zone. It's always bad when this sort of thing happens because it's not the agent's fault, yet we get the blame. While I continued to show[...]
Why Agents and Security Alarms are a Bad Combination

Why Agents and Security Alarms are a Bad Combination

Agents and security alarms are a bad mix. I think I am the worst when it comes to turning off alarms. If my sellers are agreeable, I generally ask them to program their alarms to be off during lockbox access hours. That's because I know there are plenty of other agents out there like me who, regardless of good intentions, can't seem to handle turning alarms off and on again without setting them off. It's a deficiency I have, and I'm not sure how to solve the problem. If your listing has an alarm set and I enter, you've got[...]
Telling the Buyer the Truth

Telling the Buyer the Truth

Telling the buyer the truth is difficult for some. I know a lot of agents who are afraid to lose the sale. It's tough out there right now for many real estate agents. Some are struggling, writing tons of offers that don't get accepted, getting paid half as much and some aren't doing any transactions at all. For these agents, I suspect it's even harder to tell a potential home buyer that perhaps buying a home is not the best direction for them to move. I'll share a story about a buyer who was ready to go into contract. He had a[...]


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

$
$