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3748 Virden Avenue, Redwood Heights, Oakland, CA 94619 - 07/24/08 08:00 PM
A Well Priced Listing is a Listing That Sells!I just had my first open house with my new listing on Virden Avenue in the Redwood Heights neighborhood of Oakland. Of course it is much too early to know, but the sellers of this property did their homework and we had an open conversation about the market.Even though the home is clean, clear and practically new, the sellers took the approach that the market is the market and priced according to recent sales and the trend of the neighborhood. I was busy from 1:00pm when I opened the home until 5:10pm when (0 comments)
Special Home #3 Stanton Court, Orinda - 07/13/08 10:19 PM
I spent the afternoon by the pool, at my Orinda open house.Something about today, something about the weather. I was reminded of summers growing up, the heat, the lush greenery and that pool I was so tempted by. This house has something for everybody.When I describe the kitchen as a gourmet cook's kitchen, you really have to see it to get it. The space is compact, but efficient. There are two Meile dishwashers, a large Wolfe Range with a six burner cooktop, a separate Wolfe oven, and warming oven, plus microwave. The cabinetry and tile work are all custom and lovely. (0 comments)
Conservation is like Sunscreen - 07/13/08 11:20 AM
I've been thinking about Ecology in that way that we considered it in the 1970's when I was a kid. The word has a retro-tree hugging feel these days, but actually just means "the study of the environment."When I think about Ecology though, I think about saving things for the future. In this way, I think of conservation in the same way I think about sunscreen. I am 43 years old, not ancient, but the number is not a "young" number. I have been using sunscreen regularly my entire life and specifically on my face every day since I was 25 (0 comments)
Selling in a Buyer's Market for Berkeley and Oakland - 07/07/08 05:28 PM
Seller's Error #2: Listing Price Too High!Listing your home for more than it is worth will most likely result in a sale price far below what you would have received if you correctly priced you home in the first place. Overpriced homes are missed by buyers until the price is reduced because buyers shop by price range. There may be a perception by buyers that your listing is stale. Stale listings can develop a stigma, for absolutely no reason!Realtors prefer showing properly priced homes and may use your home to close buyers on another lower priced listing.Keeping in mind that 96 (0 comments)
Selling Your Oakland/Berkeley Home--Tip #1 - 07/07/08 05:26 PM
Seller Error #1:Not Taking Seriously "What Buyer's Look For"When buyers look at a property, they are looking for a home, NOT a house. Emotions play a vital role in a buyer’s decision-making process. They look for a "feeling," not a two bedroom home. If you want to sell your home, give the buyer that feeling that they are “home.”Sensory factors that impact a buyer's decisions are smells, color, clutter, and personal effects.The home you live in is completely different from the one you sell.But it’s easier than you think!Here are a few tried and true tips for showcasing your home for (0 comments)
Great Oakland Home Near Great Oakland School--Open Today! - 07/06/08 10:05 AM
I don't use the "Charm" word lightly. It's so overused in real estate. But truly, come on over! This place is charming! The home is light and bright, with lovely hardwood floors and Spanish tile. The breakfast nook looks out onto the green backyard. And this home even has a second backyard with a wonderful tree house! You'll LOVE it!See you at 2:00! If you can't make it today, email me for a private showing! (0 comments)
Mid-Century Modern Berkeley View Home - 07/01/08 03:39 PM
This Berkeley home is a totally intact Mid-Century Modern.Color, pop, fixtures, it's all here! The bathroom comes in a cool aqua blue. The kitchen is a fab limey-yellow. The space saving, fridge was ultra cool for the the day, in three compartments above the counter-tops. This home includes an avocado washer and dryer, (not guaranteed to be energy efficient.) (0 comments)
Look at these lovely built in closet doors! Every detail of this Berkeley Home was refinished, polished or replaced with a long lasting sustainable material. The home has private decks and indoor/outdoor space bringing the hillside views into your kitchen and living spaces. A guest bedroom features built in boolshelves. The open floor plan of the home takes all the square footage and makes it usable. (0 comments)
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this incredible remodel on The Alameda in Berkeley. This post is mostly just to show you some incredible pictures... Just want you to see! The builder used sustainable hardwoods and oiled them with Low-VOC oils. Every detail of the home is simply beautiful! If you would like to take a look at this lovely home you can email me to email@example.com! (0 comments)
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