I am fond of saying that I could buy my own island in French Polynesia if I had received every offer that buyer's agents said they were sending over the past 40 years. Because it is true. I find buyer's agents are often FAR more excited about the prospects of a house than their buyers are. They tend to see and hear what they want and glam on to every positive thing a buyer says, sometimes not listening to the negatives.
You might be surprised to hear how often agents say to me: oh, my buyers are so thrilled and they are filling out an application to get preapproved. And then they never even call their mortgage rep. Can't be bothered. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Should You Tell a Seller When Agents Are Sending an Offer?
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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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