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The Standard Commission Rate for Sacramento Real Estate

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Choose a Sacramento listing agent on experience and not her standard real estate commission.

It doesn’t matter if it’s the first words or the last, if a seller is basing her (or his) decision to hire a Sacramento Realtor solely on commission as a qualifying factor, that seller is missing out on several crucial opportunities. Some people don’t understand, and they will never understand no matter how many ways it is expressed, and I get that. They are looking for a standard commission rate for Sacramento real estate. I mean, they go into a grocery store to pick up a loaf of bread, and with all things mostly equal, typically will choose the bread that is on sale, even if it’s stale. But that method is the absolutely wrong way to go about picking a Sacramento Realtor. read more

Why Sacramento Listing Agents Do Not Need Listing Presentations

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Most Sacramento listing agents deliver listing presentations to sellers, except Elizabeth Weintraub

Trying to figure out if listing agents are on the level is often a gut thing for sellers and buyers. In fact, trying to determine if any sales person is handing you a pile of crap can be difficult because so many salespeople use scripts, canned presentations, or memorize lines designed to confuse or instill fear. I’ve certainly been running across the BS when updating my website, but at least I have a designing background and formal html education, and yet they still try to snowball me.

One web designer read my featured blog on Active Rain about 7 tips for updating your website and left me a voice mail yesterday about how she “suddenly” discovered Google errors and offered help. That web designer is a big part of the reason I’ve had to pay to have my site reconfigured and then redesigned a second time. Another put my website on an old server, and reconfigured the outdated server to work with my website rather than coding my website for my own host server. Both were horrid experiences. The sales presentations were good but the performances were terrible. read more

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