Elizabeth Weintraub • Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Abandoning Lockboxes is a Terrible Way to Do Business

We decided a while back to put all of our Weintraub & Wallace lockboxes into one account. So went down to visit Metrolist and came back to my home office to discover my membership in MLS had been terminated -- by mistake. When I asked after-the-fact for the paperwork that the clerk forgot to give to me, it did not say my membership should be terminated, so I don't know why he did it. But I had to get it reversed. Like pronto.

Now that we have merged all of the lockboxes, we have to account for each of them. I have never lost a lockbox in my life, to the best of my knowledge. Never forgot to pick up a box. I certainly would not abandon a lockbox like some agents. Even when we bought our home in Land Park, now that I pause to reflect, that idiot agent left the lockbox on our house. After repeated calls to remove it, I finally cut it off with a reciprocrating saw. Took me a good 15 to 20 minutes of constant sawing.

You can read more about this from my partner, JaCi, in our personal blog today at this link: Some Realtors Do Not Follow Up With Other Sacramento Realtors.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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