Elizabeth Weintraub • Sacramento Real Estate Agent: California: Sacramento: Elk Grove

It's Not Worth What You're Asking, Said the Buyer

I hear this at times from buyers: it's not worth what you're asking, as though an opinion from the peanut gallery holds any water in Sacramento real estate. For starters, home buyers are not experts. They often barely tour only a handful of homes in Sacramento before making an offer, and at that they're viewing only homes for sale, which has little bearing on the prices homes sell for.

But they have opinions, and I like to hear those thoughts. As a Sacramento Realtor representing sellers, it's good to know where they are coming from, even if it's from outer space. My quest is to get the highest price possible for the seller. If they want to pay our price, they can come over and sit down next to me. If they do not, they can go make somebody else's life miserable.

But for crying out loud, buyers should at least tell their agent if they are married. A married person cannot get title insurance to close without an interspousal deed.

You can read more about this scenario in my personal blog today at this link: How an Interspousal Deed Can Delay a Closing in Elk Grove Florin.

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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.

Photo: Unless otherwise noted in this blog, the photo is copyrighted by Big Stock Photo and used with permission.The views expressed herein are Weintraub's personal views and do not reflect the views of RE/MAX Gold. Disclaimer: If this post contains a listing, information is deemed reliable as of the date it was written. After that date, the listing may be sold, listed by another brokerage, canceled, pending or taken temporarily off the market, and the price could change without notice; it could blow up, explode or vanish. To find out the present status of any listing, please go to elizabethweintraub.com.

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