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9101 Eagle Wind Dr, Roseville, CA 95757Sellers in Sacramento who are looking for a Sacramento short sale agent should be very careful whom they choose because there are "fake it till you make it" agents out there. These are novices who are erroneously calling themselves a short sale specialist. How do I know this? Well, some attend a 3-hour class down at the Board and slap the title of certified short sale agent on their business cards. A seminar doesn't replace experience. It seems like everybody and their grandmothers are hopping aboard the short sale wagon these days.

I also know it because a website entrepreneur contacted me yesterday to offer me an extraordinary opportunity. He asked if I wanted to be listed on a new website,, as one of his two exclusive Sacramento short sale experts. It's so exclusive that he wanted to charge me $500 for the privilege. That was my first clue something was amiss.

He was on a mission to sign up two short sale experts in every city in the country. He gave me the name of his other so-called short sale expert in Sacramento. To check out this guy's credibility, I looked at his "expert" agent's production in MLS for the year to see exactly how many short sale listings that agent had listed and closed in 2010. The answer? None. Yup, a big, fat zero.

That was my second clue. As if I needed one.

The people I feel for are the poor sellers who are desperately trying to find a good agent to sell their home as a short sale and get duped. How can the public separate the wannabes from the doers online? I don't know if they can. But my clients can easily find my short sale listings and track my closed Sacramento short sales on my website. I'm an open book. And if I am unavailable for some reason, I will recommend other qualified and experienced short sale agents in Sacramento.

Here is my newest Sacramento short sale listing. This is a home in the Crocker Ranch subdivision in Roseville. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The living room features a vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan and a fireplace. The entry has custom tile, and you'll find ceramic floors in the kitchen and the baths.

It's got a great layout, which is a lot more spacious than the square footage would indicate. For example, the kitchen is enormous. There's enough room in the kitchen for a table, too, with space left over for a room full of people to gather while you're cooking. The counters are granite tile. Sort of a unique feature is the fact the sink faces the living room, so a cook could wash and cut up vegetables while keeping an eye on the TV screen.

Down the hall are 2 good-sized bedrooms, a guest bath and a small laundry room with washer and dryer. At the very end is the master suite, with a vaulted ceiling, a cut-out in the wall for a headboard or shelving, and the master bath with a walk-in shower.

The courtyard is enclosed, and it has a pergola attached to the roof that shades a concrete patio area. There is also a raised concrete pad with RV access for your boat, and a small lily pond. The home is situated on a corner and is attached to the home around the corner, but it's not obvious that it's attached. It feels like a single-family home inside and it looks like a single-family home from the street. It's only when you go around the corner that you can see there is a home on the other side. Oh, and it has a 2-car garage, too. It's situated among many more expensive single-family homes, which makes this price a bargain!

9101 Eagle Wind Drive, Roseville, CA, 95757 is exclusively offered by Lyon Real Estate as a short sale at $190,000. For more information, call your Sacramento short sale agent, Elizabeth Weintraub, at 916 233 6759.

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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


Got to love that exclusivity for $500 Elizabeth. NOTHING beats experience and YOU have it!!

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 9 years ago

Nothing speaks louder than experience Elizabeth. I never could grasp the 'fake it till you make it' scenario.

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) about 9 years ago

It seems that everybody is trying to make a buck off of short sales lately. Even the website distributors. I mean, agents can do their own SEO, they don't need to pay somebody else to do it for them. Every time I blog about a Sacramento short sale listing, I'm building my reputation the old fashioned way. I'm earning it.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) about 9 years ago

Once the agents in our markets realized that Short Sales weren't going away, they realized that the strategy of sitting on the sidelines and holding their breath until Short Sales were a thing of the past was a silly and bad plan.  So while they were turning purple holding their breath, you and I, and others like us, were rolling up and sleeves and working these things.  There is no way they can jump and know anything near what we know after taking a course.  However, as you point out, the public can be easily snowed.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) about 9 years ago

Looks like you know the market better than your competition. Congrats on making the most of a changing marketplace.

Posted by The Brewer Team - Benchmark Realty (Benchmark Realty) about 9 years ago

The REO "specialist" are the same way.  Oh boy, I took a class, that's makes me "special".  BULL you know what.


Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 9 years ago

Elizabeth: I'm glad you address this "iffy" site on your blog because I'm willing to be that your blog pops up very near the top of Google when someone searches for Sacto Short Sale Agents. Potential sellers need to be aware of the scams out there.

Posted by Cari Anderson about 9 years ago

I get a lot of clients from the Internet but I also have a strong referral business for Sacramento short sales. Some of my referrals are from other agents whom I don't even know. Thanks, guys, whoever you are!

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) about 9 years ago

Hey Elizabeth, hope you are doing well. That short sale I have in Elks Grove that I told you about is ready to be processed. If you have a new agent in the office that wants an opportunity to be a buyer's agent on the property, let me know.



Posted by Satar Naghshineh (Satar - Amiri Property and Financial Services Corp.) about 9 years ago

Good looking home you have listed there!  Congratulations and best wishes for a speedy sale.

Posted by D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578 about 9 years ago

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