It's always a bit sad for me when I pick up a lockbox after closing. I generally perform this task myself, although I could hire it to be done like most top agents. I like to collect my thoughts about the transaction as I drive to the house one last time. Reflect. Real estate transactions are about people, and people move out, begin a new life elsewhere and our daily interaction ceases.
Because I care about my clients, it's a bitter sweet moment when escrow closes and they move away. I'm grateful for the few months we worked together. Some of my sellers I work with for a year or more before we go on the market. And then the story comes to an end.
I picked up the lockbox from this home in South Land Park yesterday afternoon and there wasn't a soul around. Cars all over the street because of the Banana Festival in William Land Park, but no people. You can read more about this particular story in my personal blog today at this link: Home in South Land Park Sold With Multiple Offers.
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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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