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Telling the Buyer the Truth

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Real estate agent handing over keys after telling the buyers the truth.

Telling the buyer the truth is difficult for some. I know a lot of agents who are afraid to lose the sale. It’s tough out there right now for many real estate agents. Some are struggling, writing tons of offers that don’t get accepted, getting paid half as much and some aren’t doing any transactions at all. For these agents, I suspect it’s even harder to tell a potential home buyer that perhaps buying a home is not the best direction for them to move.

I’ll share a story about a buyer who was ready to go into contract. He had a viable counter offer in front of him at a price that was agreeable. The counter offer contained two points, however, that he fixated on. One was the seller wanted him to split a selling fee. It wasn’t the amount of the fee that he objected to, I came to discover, it was the fact that the seller had asked for it. The other stickler was the seller stated in the counter offer that the appliances carried no guarantees. read more

Why Trulia Listings Are Missing Homes for Sale in Sacramento

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The delays in delivering Trulia listings to the public means that home is probably not available.

It doesn’t matter if you are looking for Trulia listings on Trulia or Zillow listings on Zillow, the information offered is not exactly the same data a home buyer could receive if the buyer obtained her listings from a Sacramento Realtor. That’s a major disadvantage to a buyer who does not have an agent. Relying on Trulia listings or Zillow listings is a very difficult way to hope to buy a home in Sacramento; almost impossible. Yet you wouldn’t know that because the photographs are pretty and the homes appear to be for sale, even when many are not. read more

Amy McMullan in Training at Elizabeth Weintraub Team

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Amy McMullan and Elizabeth Weintraub at Riverside Clubhouse in Land Park

The newest soon-to-be member of the Elizabeth Weintraub Team, Amy McMullan, is still in training, but that’s not stopping this powerhouse from jumping in with both feet to the world of Sacramento Real Estate. She’s out there holding houses, taking Floor time and showing homes, and we are here to guide her every step of the way. Amy is the kind of person who can learn from other people’s mistakes without insisting upon first personally claiming ownership, and that right there will make her a superstar. read more

Do Not Be a “Snooze You Lose” Home Buyer in a Seller’s Market

Snooze you lose is OK for a feline but not a home buyer

Snooze you lose is OK for a feline but not a home buyer

Many years ago — when I used to work with more home buyers than I do now, as most of my business nowadays is representing sellers as a listing agent — I recall a first-time buyer, let’s call her Cathy, who did not know when she should write an offer to buy a home in Sacramento. We had spent all day together, chasing around Rosemont looking at homes for sale. There was one home in particular that she gravitated toward, a home without carpeting, mostly hardwood flooring, with a huge back yard, priced right, and it fit all of her needs. read more

The Elizabeth Weintraub Team Welcomes Josh Amolsch

Josh Amolsch

Josh Amolsch, The Elizabeth Weintraub Team

When it comes to selling Sacramento real estate, no woman or man is an island, especially not on the Elizabeth Weintraub Team at Lyon Real Estate; although, we might very well be rocks — OK, I can’t help but hear Simon & Garfunkel. We are stable. We are comforts to our clients during stressful times. We guide, we inform, we support, and we definitely perform. These are high standards for a real estate agent and, as leader of the team, I have high expectations as well. Which is why it was a hard process to choose a new team member. It’s good news that my business is expanding and growing. We need to make sure we can continue to offer quality service to our clients by bringing on new talent to join us. Today, we all welcome Josh Amolsch to the team. read more

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