My husband said I was going to put this photo in my blog this morning. I don't know how he knew that. It wasn't my intention when I shot it. But this dog is just such a cute little thing. He's about 5 months old. My husband knows me so well. Yeah, I gotta share this photo. It's just too adorable. He is a schnauzer mix, maybe with chihuahua. I love dogs who are not purebreds because they are so unique. Not another like them, for the most part. But I love all dogs, big ones, small ones and those in between, purebred or not.
As a Sacramento short sale agent, I cannot have a dog. I am not home enough. It would not be fair to the dog. Cats yes, but not a dog. Plus, I have enough responsibility in my life. My short sales. They are pretty much all consuming and eat up most of my time and energy. When I am up at 5 AM, it's to write a blog, not to walk the dog. Certainly not to walk the dog in the rain. Every time it rains I am thankful I do not have a dog.
My neighbor across the street has dogs, and I can play with them. Plus, as I so often tell my clients, I am not at their house to list a short sale. I am there to interact with their pets. You can't have enough pets in your life. And you can't pet enough of them.
Unfortunately, this does not stop the occasional hate mail I get about selling a home with pets. People just don't get it. They think I am against having pets in your home, which is the furthest thing from the truth. I just want your house to sell. Not everybody shares my feelings and your sentiments about pets. Those who don't can sabotage your sale.
When I retire, I will let a dog adopt me.
Photo: Elizabeth Weintraub
Certified HAFA Specialist
Sacramento Real Estate Listings
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.
The Short Sale Savior, by Elizabeth Weintraub, available with free shipping.
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 Lyon Real Estate. 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.