Elizabeth Weintraub • Sacramento Real Estate Agent

head_left_image

Do Agents Rely on Free Legal Advice From the CAR Hot Legal Hotline?

I think the CAR legal hotline is not really designed to dispense free legal advice an agent can depend upon but to direct a Sacramento real estate agent to obtain legal representation if required. Yet, when I talk to other real estate agents, it seems that they tend to believe the free advice they receive is a satisfactory substitute for paid advice.

I'm not sure they understand where the C.A.R. legal hotline lawyers come from, how they are paid, the liability involved and whether the agent will actually receive the correct advice -- because it probably won't be based on research. I have found that research tends to deliver an opposing view. But then again, people just love free stuff, don't they? They'll put foreign food into their mouth just because it's offered by a stranger at the end of the grocery aisle and they don't have to pay for it, so what does that tell you?

You can read more in my personal blog today about one of my favorite topics for a snarky rant: Where to Get Legal Advice for Real Estate in Sacramento.

sacramento short sale agentcerfified hafa specialist

---

Certified HAFA Specialistelizabeth weintraub

 

equator certified platinum short saleequator certified platinum reo elizabeth weintraub

Elizabeth Weintraub reviews

 

 

 

 

 

Sacramento Real Estate Listings

 

 

 

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.

The Short Sale Savior, by Elizabeth Weintraub, available with free shipping.

Photo: Unless otherwise noted in this blog, the photo is copyrighted by Big Stock Photo and used with permission.The views expressed herein are Weintraub's personal views and do not reflect the views of Lyon Real Estate. Disclaimer: If this post contains a listing, information is deemed reliable as of the date it was written. After that date, the listing may be sold, listed by another brokerage, canceled, pending or taken temporarily off the market, and the price could change without notice; it could blow up, explode or vanish. To find out the present status of any listing, please go to elizabethweintraub.com.

Do Agents Rely on Free Legal Advice From the CAR Hot Legal Hotline?
share
I think the CAR legal hotline is not really designed to dispense free legal advice an agent can depend upon but to direct a Sacramento real estate agent to obtain legal representation if required. Yet, when I talk to other real estate agents, it… more
Half Truths, Gut Instincts and Honesty in Sacramento Real Estate
share
Aside from treating all parties with honesty, part of my job as a Sacramento real estate agent is to examine purchase offers for red flags. I try not to be dishonest and I expect the same from others, even though I am sometimes disappointed. It's so… more
How Many Purchase Offers Does it Take to Buy a Home in Sacramento?
share
I hear from my own highly experienced team members how difficult it is to get an offer accepted in today's Sacramento real estate market. We generally strategize and work together on purchase offers. It can take both of us concentrating and focusing… more
New Listings, New Sales, the Sacramento Spring Home Market Sizzles
share
First, I ran over a curb with the front spoiler on my car. It sticks so far out there, and my depth perception from wearing monovision contacts isn't the best. Next, I managed to back into a cement block and scrape a plastic piece on the back of my… more
Get the Best Sacramento Mortgage Lender By Finding the Right Agent
share
What comes first in Sacramento real estate -- the agent or the lender? The chicken or the egg? I prefer to think it's the real estate agent, because it's the agent who can help the buyer with everything required to buy a home, from selecting… more
The Problem With Chase Bank HELOC Short Sales in Equator
share
This morning, not for lack of anything better to do, I rip into Chase Bank because it feels so good to stop talking about its inept short sale HELOC department. Those second loans at Chase Bank are like a thorn in our sides in Sacramento, especially… more
How Many Days to Find a Replacement Property for a 1031 Exchange?
share
I have a very nervous seller of a home in Elk Grove who needs to find a replacement property for a 1031 Exchange and is worried about it. I have closed many 1031 Exchanges in my life, so they are not a mystery to me. The federal laws are fairly… more
How to Make It as a Sacramento Real Estate Agent
share
I am grateful every single day for my career as a top-producing Sacramento real estate agent and all that it entails. I take little for granted. When new real estate agents ask me what they can do to get started in real estate, I tell them to pay… more
How to Solve a Vessel Sink Drainage Issue
share
You might not know this about me, but I love to do home improvement projects. The problem is I do not have the time to personally do them anymore with my own two hands. Now, if something breaks or doesn't work right, I generally call in a… more
You Meet All Kinds of People in Real Estate as a Sacramento Agent
share
Part of being a responsible and successful Sacramento real estate agent in this day and age depends on one's ability to relate to a broad spectrum of people from all walks of life. I get the 1 percenters and the 99% percenters -- and I've been both… more