Pacita's Quick Bytes of Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent - Alain Pinel - BRE 01367196
A REALTOR's perspective on events that shape and affect the real estate market.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
A colleague had a conversation about some shared buyers who are experiencing "teachable moments" as they continue to lose out to higher offers. My colleague said “Our message to them right now: If everyone really used comparables all the time as a guide for what to offer, prices would be the same...
Posted about 2 months ago
We in the real estate business know the value of home staging. There's enough empirical data to support that. Barb Schwarz said that   "Recent statistics gathered by Stagedhomes.com shows that 94 percent of homes staged by an Accredited Staging Professional sold in 29 days or less, compared to an...
Posted 2 months ago
Although the market in my neck of the woods has rebounded considerably, some clients' properties have not recovered their market value at the peak. And as such,  yes, I'm still working with short sales.   California short sale homeowners get a tax break Fortunately for California home sellers fac...
Posted 2 months ago
Unattractive house, unattractive situation I have seen short sale listings where it seemed the sellers have given up and didn't care what the property looked. Some sellers try to get money out of the situation and rent out the property to tenants who can be uncooperative, making it impossibe to s...
Posted 2 months ago
When I first met with my client and took a tour of his home, I was a bit worried about how we can present this Alameda CA Victorian home so that it will appeal to a potential buyer.   MEN AND THEIR TOYS Here's the situation.....and this is not a put down of men....but these guys are real heavy in...
Posted 3 months ago
Oakland CA tops the list among the top 10 hottest housing markets in 2014, according to CNN Money.  Home buyers who have been trying to buy a home in Oakland the last few months will surely agree, especially since they are constantly competing in multiple offer situations, and oftentimes at over ...
Posted 3 months ago
One of the things we learn as salespeople is that we can't depend on leads to be handed down to us, nor can we assume the leads we get are quality leads.Several real estate trainers like Brian Buffini ,  Joe Niego, Tom Ferry, Mike Ferry as well as motivational sales speakers like Zig Ziglar have ...
Posted 3 months ago
When home buyers are timid about writing a stronger offer, it’s almost always about price.   Should they walk away?   Perhaps they should take a closer look at the numbers especially if they really like the house .   It helps to illustrate what the differences are in terms of total cash outlay an...
Posted 3 months ago
Life in Alameda.....wonderful duet opens to WATERFRONT. Fabulous home by San Francisco Bay Location: Brittany Landing in Harbor Bay Living in Alameda is quite a blessing. And to live in a home with direct access to the trail along San Francisco Bay....that's glorious!Having an extra large patio ...
Posted 3 months ago
Realtors’ bad behavior at another realtor’s brokers tour/open house    Broker’s tour Yesterday during a broker’s tour, I was reveling in the good and positive comments from agents and neighbors who came to see my newest Alameda listing. As always, I served Chinese dim sum, which helped provide a ...
Posted 3 months ago
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