Elizabeth Weintraub • Sacramento Real Estate Agent: January 2015

A Contingent Offer is Only as Good as the Home Listed

A potential home buyer is working with one of my team members to buy a home in Elk Grove, but she keeps coming back to a listing we have and asking about buying it with a contingent offer. Her close relative has her home listed, and this buyer continually expresses displeasure with the way things are going. The problem is we cannot interfere in the sale of her home, and we certainly would not ask her to list with us. It has to happen the other way around, and she has got to ask us to list her home.

It's sorta like being between a rock and a hard place. Because when I look at her listing, it is apparent to me that she is about $50,000 over market value. That's significant. She will not get her price in this market at this time. So, do I tell her that? Do I take the risk that I could be interferring in her transaction even if she asks me? Do I take the risk that her relative will chase me down in the parking lot with an ice pick?

You can read more in my personal blog today about Elk Grove Sellers Who Buy with a Contingent Offer is Becoming the Norm.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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 RE/MAX Gold. 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.

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