Well, Stub Hub is already selling tickets this morning for $2,000 each in Row A to see Fleetwood Mac at Golden 1 Center the day after Thanksgiving. Personally, I think the best person in that group is Lindsey Buckingham, and I last saw him at the Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento where it cost me $49 to be in the front row. However, he's not on the tour anymore.
This is how I get sidetracked when I pop over to Active Rain to write a blog. Because I tend to check my throwaway email account first.
Today I would like to talk about the highwater bungalow in Midtown that just closed escrow yesterday. This is a wild and crazy story about how the seller was about to sign a contract with a discount agent when instead he called me. The agent had sent the listing paperwork to him through DocuSign. He was giving the seller a "break" on the commission, at 1.5% less than what I charge.
However, by hiring me, he made an extra $50,000+. The difference between what the discount agent charged and my commission was about $6,000 in supposed "savings". I say the seller made $50,000+ in part because the buyer's pest report alone was $18,000 and the seller didn't pay one dime in repairs. My experience has been discount agents often tend to push sellers to close and they seem more willing to accommodate buyer's wishes. Of course, there was also the estimate of value from the discount agent, too, which was tens of thousands too low.
Now that I review this, altogether, the seller ended up with about $73,000 more by hiring Elizabeth Weintraub.
The difference? It's a job to many discount agents. It's a passion to a full-service Realtor like me.
You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: The Sacramento Story of Selling a Highwater Bungalow in Midtown.
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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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