Even when people speak perfect English, Sacramento real estate agents can have a bit of difficulty understanding what they say. Like, yesterday, I felt like such a fool. I spoke to a buyer at great length. Sometimes, I forget to ask for a name upfront because I'm so focused on the conversation at hand. So, toward the end of the phone call, I asked for his name.
This guy said his name was Bryan, and he spelled it as B-r-y-a-n. I thought he spelled it because I would otherwise have written Brian. My habit is I always ask people how to spell their names, especially nowadays with so many creative ways of spelling things.
I emailed him some information. Then he responded with his name of Ryan! You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Tips for Working With Non-English Speaking Buyers in Sacramento.
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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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