Sacramento Real Estate Market

Buyers Searching For a Home is Like an Easter Egg Hunt

On Easter Sunday, I was thinking how buyers searching for a home is like an Easter egg hunt. Home buyers today are having a tough time finding a house due to limited inventory. Kids also struggle trying to find Easter eggs. My family hides eggs so well that they must expend serious effort to find them. This photo is of my great niece and nephew, Alexa and Jordan. You can see in the bird cage hanging in the tree there are a few easter eggs hidden inside. They are getting ready to hunt!

Buyers are often looking for homes on Zillow or driving around looking at for sale signs. There are many ways to look for homes for sale, such as the MLS. Experienced Realtors may have a few off-market properties that with careful searching they can uncover. This is why I say buyers searching for a home is like an easter egg hunt. The homes are sometimes hidden out there so you just have to look much deeper than just Zillow or Craig’s list. read more

Why My German Shepherds Wear Electronic Collars

For training, my German Shepherds wear electronic collars, like the orange one in this picture. Meet, Godzilla, my 3-year-old male. He has 100 % traceable German bloodline in his pedigree. His sire is a German import named Rex. Rex is a 100-pound black-and-tan and he lives in Texas now. His dam (mother) passed away when Godzilla was a puppy. Her parents were both from Germany and her sire was a champion and Schutzhund level 111.

Godzilla comes from very well bred bloodlines and superior health. His hips and elbows passed OFA X-rays. He is a loving boy and a fantastic watch dog. Godzilla has very even temperament. His playmate, Tangiers, is a bit moody and edgy; she is his sister. I often use my alpha voice on her as she is strong willed. They play very rough with each other and Godzilla often lets her win the wrestling matches. When he has had enough he lets her know with a verbal warning to back off. He acts like a puppy with me and loves to go anywhere in the car. Everyone who meets Godzilla absolutely loves him. read more

Blogging From My New Command Center

blogging from my command center

Blogging from my new command center, I feel a bit like the Captain of the USS Enterprise. Beam me up, Scotty! With my new 42-inch monitor, I can view multiple screens open while I’m uploading photos, researching links, and writing — all at the same time. As if that isn’t enough, I also have my laptop on my desk, so I can also work on my email. Whoa, talk about multi-tasking! This is just so awesome.

Blogging at my new command center is just a part of what I can do using this 42 inch monitor. I can now write contracts, have MLS open, keep my eye on email, and watch our Sacramento real estate ads on social media. This not only saves time, it creates more efficiency in my task schedule. Thinking over each day, jotting down a few blog ideas, and taking photos of our daily work adventures, reminds me how much our team does as a collective, each day, for our clients. read more

How Successful Sacramento Realtors Roll with the Flow

successful realtors roll with the flow

Just how do successful Sacramento realtors roll with the flow? Well, everyday living is a good example to answer this question. Work is a part of daily life. Most challenges require problem solving and adapting to change in the middle of unexpected issues and challenges.

Tonight, I was getting ready to work on three market analysis studies and write a blog. Lo and behold, I sat down on my laptop and boom the power is instantly out at 7:30 PM! I am sitting in the dark.  SMUD reports more than 1,000 homes are out of power in my area. My mom is here, and it is dark and the dogs and cats are tearing around underfoot. First things first, the flashlight app on my phone, I turn it on. Next, I suggest my mom stay put, as we do not need her falling! read more

Wondering About Full-Service Realtors vs Self-Help Real Estate?

Self Help Real Estate

Wondering about Sacramento full-service Realtors vs self-help real estate? Listen to this, I had been running hard all week and decided to quickly dash into the Ulta Store near one of my favorite pocket of homes in Elk Grove to buy makeup. Dashed in, grabbed my mesh bag, and headed for the face makeup.

Too many choices at the Clinique counter. There are so many types: sheer coverage, full coverage, matt, bronzers, different skin types, Yikes! So, of course, I take samples and brush them onto my hands like a real pro, NOT! My hands are now covered with 5 different kinds colors of face makeup. I wipe it all off. As I was about to start on the other hand with samples, I decided ok, this is crazy. I don’t have time for this, why did I even come into this store? read more

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