The olden days of selling short sales can change an agent. Why, I know some agents who would not step foot into a short sale property, especially if it wasn't maintained. They did not want to climb over piles of toys, clothes, papers strewn all over the floors. And the attitude hasn't much changed.
Buyers aren't any better with their expectations. They would look at a house like that and typically spin around and leave. Today's Sacramento home buyers don't want home improvement projects. If they look at a home without updates, it's like being buying a new car with flat tires and no steering wheel. They don't want to replace the tires and buy a steering wheel. Better to simply buy a different car with all the parts working.
And real estate in Sacramento is no different. You can read more in my personal blog today at about this topic at this link: Home Buyers Not Looking for Home Improvement Projects.
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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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