A seller hugged me yesterday when I left her home. I'm not one of those huggy-feely types, but I do reciprocate when approached. See, I recognize the stress and anxiety level of sellers in this market, especially sellers who are doing a short sale. I try to be reassuring because I believe that's an important component of being a Sacramento short sale agent. Clients come to me because they want to close their short sale and get on with their lives. It's my job to make sure that happens.
My transaction coordinator and I were talking about this yesterday. How some people do a job and their heart is not in it. They don't really care. It's just a job to do 9 to 5, and then plop down in front of the TV with a beer, remote and bag of chips. Files are case numbers. They're not living, breathing people whose lives hang in the balance, dependent on what you do.
If you don't think that lives are hanging in the balance in a short sale, then you may not know much about a short sale. Many sellers have struggled for years. Doing a short sale is not a sudden decision. It's like an albatross hanging around their neck. They hear horror stories, many of which are true, and they are afraid of facing the unknown. But I get them out of this mess. Relatively unscathed. So, I feel like I'm making a difference, too.
When I feel like I am making a difference, it makes me care even more about my job and doing a good job.
I took a couple of listings yesterday, and I am listing 4 more homes between now and Monday afternoon. If you're looking to buy a short sale in Sacramento, call me at 916 233 6759; I might have something for you. One of my new listings is a short sale in Elk Grove. I'd like to show you the photos of two boys' bedrooms. The Chicago Bulls and the Sacramento Kings. These are simply delightful spaces. If you're into sports, I can't say that I have have seen a more clever decor!
You can also see these rooms in person at 5101 Cleveland Bay Way, Elk Grove, CA 95757, offered as a short sale by your Sacramento short sale agent, Elizabeth Weintraub, at Lyon Real Estate, at $175,000. Photos: Elizabeth Weintraub
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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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