I watched a home go pending in Land Park that I had listed a few years ago when the sellers were thinking about moving to the Bay area. Turns out their job offer had fallen through, so they no longer wanted to sell, and we took the home off the market. It was a tough home to sell, located across from a school and at the corner of a busy intersection.
I saw it go pending within a few days on market, and the sellers had listed with a competitor. I don't know why they didn't call me. Maybe they tried to call me one day and the call went to my voice mail? Maybe they go to the same church as the agent who listed it? Maybe they ran into the agent at brunch and mentioned they were thinking about moving? Maybe the agent was combing MLS for withdrawn listings over the past 5 years and calling all the sellers to see if they would like to go on the market now that the market has turned into a seller's market.
Which is what I should have been doing and haven't. So, I have to look in the mirror for the culprit.
Read more in my professional blog today about If Your Home in Land Park Doesn't Immediately Sell.
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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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