I love to give my clients help when staging a home and getting it ready for the market. That's one of the things I do really well. I can envision how a home should look and what will give it its greatest appeal. Not every home needs to be staged, and if it doesn't, I tell them that, too. I find myself to be brutally honest because, as I believe Mark Twain said, then you don't have to remember what you said. Plus, it makes me feel good about myself to be honest. I could not imagine being any other way. There's a freedom that comes with honesty.
And then there's constructive criticism, which is a whole 'nother animal. Completely unrelated to honesty. In fact, I sometimes wonder if the person providing the constructive criticism that I overhear (not that it's directed at me) is getting some kind of kick out of it. Read more in my personal blog today about Constructive Criticism and Sacramento Real Estate.
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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.
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