A Real Estate License Won’t Help You to Buy a Home in Sacramento

A Real Estate License won’t help you to buy a home in Sacramento. ” This excerpt was written by Elizabeth, several years ago. A blog that was absolutely right on target. I agree a Realtor has no professional distance when they are buying, without representation, no matter how much experience they have. Can you be fully objective when you are also the client and not familiar with the area?

When buying out of the area and representing yourself it is like rolling the dice, I prefer much higher odds. A local expert is always worth the cost. Often when we are representing clients we can potentially save them $1,000’s of dollars. In some cases, it has been 10’s of thousands and yes even hundreds of thousands of dollars saved. As we are executing without a conflict of interest, emotions are in control. I often tell clients when their emotions are engaged, though I understand the worry, I must stay focused to navigate the transaction. My job is to keep us moving forward through each milestone. — JaCi Wallace

It’s hard to turn around at a party in Sacramento and not spill the drink of a Sacramento real estate agent. Snort as you may, not every person who holds a real estate license should be holding a cocktail much less trying to earn a living from said license, but that doesn’t stop them from getting drunk and/ or practicing real estate.

On top of this, we’ve also got the agents who want to represent themselves to buy a home in Sacramento.  Especially agents from the Bay Area. You know what they say about that, right? A fool for a client. I look at my own situation. I’ve been in the real estate business for more than 35 years, so I’m not exactly a rookie. I like to think I know what I’m doing. But if I were buying a home out of my area, I would hire a local expert. The few thousand I would earn (and I use the word “earn” loosely) to represent myself is not worth the tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands, I could lose.

— Elizabeth Weintraub

If you would like to buy a property for yourself and you have a real estate license, or a broker’s license, call Weintraub & Wallace Realtors with RE/MAX Gold for professional representation every time. We can be reached at 916-233-6759.

–JaCi Wallace

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