Elizabeth Weintraub

Elizabeth Weintraub

40+ years of experience in real estate, Sacramento real estate broker working at Lyon Real Estate in Midtown Sacramento. Author of The Short Sale Savior. Home Buying Expert at About.com. Top Producer, ranks in the top 1% of all real estate agents in Sacramento Region. Life Member of Master’s Club awarded by Sacramento Association of REALTORS.

How About a Thanksgiving Lowball to Go With Your Butterball?

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A Butterball turkey from 11 years ago at my house in Land Park.

Not making this up, I actually received a Thanksgiving lowball offer for one of my listings yesterday morning. No introduction to the buyer, no notice the offer was about to arrive. I woke early morning to an email: here is an offer with the accompanying documents.  When a Sacramento Realtor receives a Thanksgiving lowball without the usual notification, there is only one thing to do. Call all of the people responsible at oh-dark-thirty. Especially the person who sent the email with instructions not to call. read more

Sacramento Home Seller Says No DNA Buyer’s Agents

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DNA buyer’s agent need not submit a purchase offer, says seller.

This is the first time in my decades of selling real estate that I’ve had a Sacramento seller refuse to accept an offer from DNA buyer’s agents. First, I tried reason. Look, about 90% of the agents who belong to our Board of Realtors sell maybe 3 or 4 homes a year. Many of their sales are to family members. So, the odds of us getting an offer from one of those agents are pretty high. If you refuse to work with DNA buyer’s agents, you’re eliminating a lot of potential buyers from the opportunity to buy your home. read more

What Types of Hardwood Do High End Sacramento Buyers Prefer?

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Today, I have a guest blogger who’s an expert when it comes to flooring, especially when we’re talking about what types of hardwood do high end Sacramento buyers prefer. Debbie Gartner aka The Flooring Girl is from the NYC metro area, and she is up on all the latest trends for hardwood flooring. Here, on the West Coast and in Sacramento, we are showing the same trends and preferences.

For those of you preparing your home for sale, you already know that hardwood flooring is all the rage these days. It’s the preferred flooring type among Sacramento home buyers, especially those looking for higher end homes. Hardwood looks great and feels great as it simultaneously gives you warmth, luxury and authenticity. And, of course, we all know that hardwood flooring improves the value of your home. read more

Campus Commons Condo Just Closed Escrow at Full List Price

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1102 Dunbarton Circle closed escrow at $425,000.

My first blog about this Campus Commons condo published 5 weeks ago and now this beautiful Powell condo has closed escrow. When I shared the good news yesterday with the seller, she seemed very pleased. She said, “Well, you got us list price,” and she seemed a bit astonished that it happened. Maybe because at first she had suggested a price that was $25,000 less than my suggested list price. I take into consideration how much sellers want, but it’s not generally a factor for me when determining a listing price. read more

Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird Packed Tower Theatre in Sacramento

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Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird is now playing at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento’s Land Park.

Looks like yesterday the Tower Theatre showed Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird on two screens and about every 45 minutes. This was not the debut showing that happened a while back. However, it meant a lot of people who apparently do not regularly go to the Tower Theatre in Land Park showed up to see this movie, if for no other reason than to hoot and howl when a landmark in Sacramento showed up. Greta Gerwig, a native of Sacramento, filmed here. Oh, and a row behind us decided to chit-chat through the movie, too. Much different crowd than the regulars. read more

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