elk grove listing agent
Because I list and sell so many homes in the Elk Grove area, I get a lot of calls from appraisers asking about home pricing strategies and what happened during our offer negotiations. It’s a good thing I am organized. I keep all of my offers and notes on each in a separate spreadsheet just for reference. There is no way I can pull this stuff out of my memory. I’m lucky if I can recall the name of the street. The calls from appraisers generally center on how to substantiate the sales value without enough comps.
The seller of this beautiful home in Laguna Creek called me to list his home while I am on my wor-cation in Hawaii. I assured him that I would sell his home within 30 days, which is his utmost desire. I also explained that just because I do not have a physical presence in Sacramento at the moment does not mean we cannot sell his home. I’m not sure what happened with his previous Elk Grove Realtor, but it’s a different experience with me.
We talked in the morning and by noon my team member was on his doorstep to talk about why he should thank his lucky stars that Elizabeth Weintraub will be selling his home. I called him shortly after my team member left. My photographer can be over in two hours, and you’ll be on the market the following morning, I assured him. It happens this way because I make it happen.
It is probably annoying, that Realtor sign in the yard after closing. After all, the sign is all about the listing company and listing agent, which often has little bearing on the new home buyer. If we did a ton of dual agency transactions in which we directly represented the buyer as well (which we don’t), I imagine the new buyers might not get so irritated over the Realtor sign in the yard because there would be some kind of identification with it. They would feel an association. Immediately after closing, though, buyers want to remove that Realtor sign. It’s their home now and no longer for sale.
This week has been busy fielding calls from sellers, many of whom either live in Davis or Elk Grove. When sellers call me to talk about selling a home, I first try to find out why they want to sell, who else they are talking to, and whether they have a price or timeframe in mind. I spend a great deal of time figuring out whether I should work with them or do much more than put together a comparative market analysis. Sometimes, by the time they get me on the line, they’ve already decided to hire friends or relatives as real estate agents.
Home sellers always seem a bit astonished when I talk about how long does it take to sell homes in Elk Grove, and I give them hope that their home will quickly sell. Sometimes I see the uneasiness in their eyes, like why would I say that? Could it possibly be true or am I just saying those words in order to get the listing? Yeah, I know that it can be hard to trust every Elk Grove agent and some of them earned a bad name, but my clients come to respect the fact they can rely on me, no matter what. I do what I say.