Sacramento home buyers seem to have a very hard time figuring out how real estate works, I've come to conclude. It's evident in the type of calls I receive from potential buyers. Some want to work only with the listing agent because they read somewhere that a listing agent will throw her seller in front of a moving train to get a double commission. They probably read that in some get-rich-quick seminar course but it doesn't have much bearing on today's world of Sacramento real estate.
In fact, we tried to offer a referral fee to an agent a few days ago because his client came to work with us. The agent refused the fee based on the fact he would have to disclose it to the seller and he did not want to deal with any dual agency issues whatsoever. Can't say I blame him.
You can read more about this in my personal blog today at this link: Full Service for Sacramento Real Estate Clients Does Not Mean Everybody.
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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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