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.

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2012 

Write an offer for over list price on a regular sale? Why? Why not? On Trulia, a buyer in San Ramon CA asked  “For a regular sale, my broker is asking me to make an offer 15K more than asking price. I feel this is the wrong way to negotiate. Am I wrong?”   Several questions come to mind: What is ...
04/30/2012
April 2012 pending home sales on the rise National Association of Realtors (NAR) recent news release March Pending Home Sales Rise, Market Recovering is indeed good news on the national level. So what is it like in our markets? Local MarketWe started to notice an uptick in the market when we bega...
04/30/2012
This isn't just for properties being foreclosed but for any properties for sale that are tenant-occupied. As buyer's agent, we can insist as a condition of purchase, that the property is delivered vacant, and that the seller provide proof that notice to vacate at a certain date has been p...
04/28/2012
OPEN HOUSE Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, 2012, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. See www.313Grand.com for more photos and info. Thanks! See the YouTube Video here created by Planomatic who took the photos and also created the floor plan. Links Beach lifestyle for one-story home Photo Gallery New bamboo floors ...
04/27/2012
REALLY REAL (AND BAD) REAL ESTATE according to Ellen DegeneresDuring our sales meeting today, probably for comic relief, or simply to be told in a funny way what to avoid when advertising our listings,  our broker showed a funny clip from the Ellen Degeneres Show.Elllen has a hilarious series of ...
04/26/2012
Create or get a floor plan for a listing. Just take pictures!Magic Plan is an app that enables someone using iphone or ipad to take pictures that can provide coordinates to form a floor plan. Sounds like a good app especially since so many buyers ask for the floor plan of a house. Then there'...
04/25/2012
ORANGE (Tangerine Tango) is back! What’s old is new again. Those of us who survived the 70s will remember the bright orange phones. Thankfully, there were no orange kitchen appliances then. But who’s to know what they’ll do now that “Tangerine Tango” a fancy choice of words that simply mean “oran...
04/25/2012
Foreclosures and Short sales in Alameda CA 1st Quarter 2012 - Market reportAlameda, CA.  Whether one is a buyer, seller or current resident of Alameda CA, it is important to know the current market conditions that may factor in one’s decision regarding where one wants to live. Alameda is a wonder...
04/24/2012
Get a floor plan, photos, youtube, syndication, website, embed code, etc. for my listing? Sounds like a deal with PlanomaticI’m always looking for good photography services for my listings, and was told about Planomatic. So I checked them out, looked at samples, and decided to hire them for my ne...
04/24/2012
Want me to lie, tell you what you want to hear, and write an offer with no chance of getting accepted?A prospective buyer currently lives in San Francisco where properties are beyond her budget range, which is why she wants to move to the East Bay. I told her about the current current state of th...
04/22/2012
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