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 The Balance. 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 Long of a Listing Should Sellers Sign?

How Long of a Listing Should Sellers Sign?

How long of a listing should sellers sign? Below is a previous post for another website written by Elizabeth. This topic is relevant, timeless and a question sellers are curious about. Enjoy. — JaCi Wallace

Sellers rarely question the length of their listing contracts. They simply accept whatever term the agent puts into the listing agreement. However, it is the seller’s responsibility and legal right to choose the length of the listing. Although, agents can help guide a seller by suggesting a listing term based on the average days on market, it is not the agent’s decision to make. It is the seller’s. read more

Why Agents Accept Overpriced Listings

overpriced house

Why agents accept overpriced listings was written by Elizabeth for another web publication, previously. This information is completely current in today’s market as well. Enjoy. — JaCi Wallace

So, the for sale sign goes up down the street, and the first thing neighbors will do is call the listing agent to ask, “How much?” (Unfortunately, that’s often the number that gets stuck in that neighbor’s head when that person decides to sell the following month / year, but that’s another story and another blog.) A neighbor’s first response upon hearing the price is often, “Wow. That’s a lot.” And about half of the time, they are right; it is a lot — sometimes way too much. read more

Obtaining Buyer Feedback

Obtaining Buyer Feedback

Obtaining buyer feedback is an article published by another website and was written by Elizabeth. Feedback is very important to sellers and something we strive to do. It is not EZ obtaining buyer feedback as agents once they have left the property, are often out of sight out and out of mind. Sacramento Realtors sometimes don’t call us back. After 3 calls, emails and texts to contact them, we can be sure they probably are not interested. Enjoy, — JaCi Wallace

The only person whose opinion matters when your home is listed for sale is not you. It’s not your agent’s opinion, either, nor is it the opinion of all the other agents who work your neighborhood. The person whose opinion matters is the buyer. It is the buyer who will make an offer and, it is you, as the seller, who will either accept, counter or reject that offer. read more

Would You Like to Buy a Second Home in Hawaii?

second home in Hawaii

If you would like to buy a second home in Hawaii, this remodeled home is extremely affordable and situated in a wonderful Kona location with an 180-degree panoramic ocean view. The flowers you see on this lanai grew from one small Allamanda plant — that rich volcanic soil produces garden miracles. This is only one corner of the lanai, it stretches across the entire backside of the house and then some. Further, that view is from south of the Kona Royal Resort to the whitecaps breaking on Kailua Pier and beyond toward Honokohau Harbor. read more

Selling When Divorcing

Selling When Divorcing

Selling when divorcing was written by Elizabeth for another publication years ago. This topic is very relevant today. In fact, we just sold a property for a divorcing couple. Enjoy … JaCi

There is no reason to let buyers know you are getting divorced when you are selling. If buyers can figure that out, they will offer you less. They will think you are desperate. And let’s face it, some divorcing couples are desperate. They want nothing to do with each other, and the faster their home sells, the better. read more

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