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Lately, buyers have been clamoring to buy true "oceanfront" homes on the Monterey Peninsula. For the right location, money is not an object; or let's say, if you truly want a home where you don't have to walk across the street, have cars parked and people looking at the same sunset you are, then ...
06/24/2017
Most real estate professionals feel very "protective" when it comes to our clients with whom we have completed real estate transactions in the past.We all aspire to the notion of "become our clients for life" because we want your repeat business, even though you might not change homes more than e...
06/24/2017
Just had another call from an entity that I think a lot of, so I feel bad to even write this blog.In my defence, the call came in at 2:25 pm in the middle of my work afternoon while I'm concentrating on several escrows and new listings. Yes, business is good but it also brings with it a lot of re...
06/16/2017
First, check your credit or your bank balance. Where you can buy depends on LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.Buyers in California have this dreamy idea of buying an oceanfront property with views of the ocean from every room, and a big deck on which to sit with a glass of wine and watch the sunset in...
06/15/2017
Recently, I have heard so many sellers tell me of all the remodeling they have done and now are looking to get their money back out when they have to sell it. Unfortunately, the buying public doesn't look at the it same way.Here is what a home owner should consider when remodeling their home:1. I...
06/14/2017
 During the past couple of months, I have received numerous calls from "investors" wanting to buy fixer uppers that they then want to keep as rental income properties.These are usually older properties that are duplexes, triplexes, four-plexes and even larger. These are not your normal residentia...
06/14/2017
Yesterday was one of those days. I kept trying to think of a topic to write about here on Activerain, after all, I'm in the June "Cloudburst" contest where we have to write a minimum of 25 blogs. All of a sudden I'm falling behind,WHY?Because I am involved in several tricky negotiations for listi...
06/14/2017
Probably every real estate agent has his own idea how long a listing should be, probably the longer the better. From the sellers standpoint, I'm sure that asking for a year's listing makes the seller think it will take that long to sell it.Why would a seller sign a long listing? Here's the biggie...
06/12/2017
This has been an incredible weekend!1. My oceanfront listing is getting showings by other agents this weekend.2. My investors dream listing which is under contract looks like it is getting TWO backup offers.3. I'm getting a new listing that came out of the blue.4. Another listing was finalized an...
06/11/2017
Not all real estate listings fly off the market within days. This can be so because it's not your normal residential home because of its location, maybe an older luxury condominium in a sea of newer buildings. Maybe it's an investment property that needs to be fixed up a bit but has excellent inc...
06/11/2017
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