Full-Service Realtors Means Sometimes Going Beyond With Service

Full-service Realtors

Full-service Realtors in Sacramento offer sellers so much more than just higher prices, fewer renegotiations in the middle of escrow and expert analytical skills. We sometimes have to go beyond what most people expect with service and sharing our knowledge. Oh, we’ve had it hammered into us that we can’t give legal advice and can’t give tax advice, anything that departs from our skillset of real estate and that for which we are licensed. After all, we are not accountants nor lawyers. We are full-service Realtors. read more

What is the Amount of Earnest Money Deposit in Sacramento?

amount of earnest money deposit

When you’re ready to make an offer, you will need to consider the amount of earnest money deposit required for a purchase contract. Although the amount of earnest money deposit is not specified, and could be just a $1.00 or even simply “love and affection,” consideration is part of the essential elements of a purchase contract. Because back in Real Estate 101, we had the essential elements of a purchase contract drilled into our heads. Do you know what those elements are? I’ll tell you, in case you have forgotten. read more

Land Park Seller Bought and Sold Concurrently Without Listing First

new listing in land park

Another satisfied Land Park seller closed escrow last week. The incredible thing was we didn’t even have his house listed when we helped him to buy a new home contingent on his existing home closing concurrently. Sometimes we can pull off that remarkable type of sale. How we do it when other agents cannot is an interesting story.

For starters, I’m not saying this will work 100% of the time but usually it does. First, it helps to have a desirable home to sell, and it doesn’t get much better than owning a vintage home on a fabulous street. Second, if the listing agent of the home the seller wants to buy knows me, well, they know I will sell that home, whether it’s on the market right now or not. I will find a way to sell the seller’s home because that’s what my reputation is built upon. In other words, we sell the listing agent being Elizabeth Weintraub to the other agent. read more

New Listing: Updated Pool Home in Elk Grove Features Modern Design

updated pool home in elk grove

Need space and require an updated pool home in Elk Grove? Look no further. South of Laguna and east of Franklin sits a perfectly lovely home that is clean and ready to move into. All the work has been done for you. If you love engineered wood flooring throughout the main level, this is your home. Originally built by Presley Homes in 1996, this 2,880 square foot home, as reflected at the Sacramento County Assessor’s office, could pass for a newer home built today.

updated pool home in elk grove

Our particular model was designed to be a 5-bedroom home with a first-floor bedroom. There is a full bath on the first floor. However, the owners did not enclose the space and instead incorporated the extra square footage into the family room, which is now enormous. It would be fairly simple to put up a wall and make that space into a full-size bedroom or office. read more

An Absolutely Stunning Remodel in South Natomas for Sale

stunning remodel in south Natomas

Some homes, like this gorgeous remodel in south Natomas for sale, simply blow you away. One look is all it will probably take for a buyer to fall in love. The seller has impeccable taste and she personally selected the improvements. Sleek, clean lines. Modern and contemporary. Very European, as well. Not a part of the place was overlooked. Not a door knob, not a faucet, nor a light fixture, it all blends and works seamlessly together. You certainly cannot tell this home was built in 1979.

You know how you see some remodels, and the sellers cut corners or remodeled everything except, say, the master bath. When they do remodels like that, it seems like they don’t care. The sellers rationalize it to themselves and say it gives the buyer the opportunity to finish the project, but buyers do not want to finish projects. Buyers want the work already done for them. It looks like they gave up when they don’t finish. read more


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