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My Client Will Stick With Me..My Client Will Leave Me..My Client Will Stick With Me... Is this market changing the Loyalty of our clients? I had a serious conversation with a buyers agent working so hard in the industry today just to make a sale and help her clients be successful. As an REO Agent in the Bayeast area, Fremont, Hayward, Dublin, Newark and surrounding areas, I feel the pain of the buyers agents today. We are showing homes, working 7 days a week, and hoping that the buyers don't walk. Buyers, appreciate your agents. They are working on your behalf. It is challenging to (5 comments)
What A Great Place To Live - 11/17/09 07:32 PM
Hello Fellow BLoggers/Readers: I was able to visit Palo Alto Downtown today, again another coffee shop. We are so lucky to live in such a wonderful area of the Bay Area. Where else can we live on the East Bay and enjoy the activities and glorious coffee shops and restaurants just twenty minutes away! No snow! No hassles and not much traffic. Here in our local area of Fremont, we seem to share our homes with many professionals that work in the corporate world on the Peninsula and make a commute. There are not many locations around the world that alllow such variety and diversity. My (1 comments)
Attention All Sellers In Fremont. Hayward...Jump Off The Fence.. - 11/16/09 01:52 PM
Good Day Fremont Townhome/Condo Sellers: It has recently dawned on me, after a struggling weekend with trying to show inventory to buyers, or the lack there of. If you have been following the market in your Hayward, Union City, Fremont areas, in hopes of some positive triggers to motivate you to sale your home and upgrade, relocate or gain extra dollars, you had better jump in! After attempting to help a number of buyers under the price range of $300K this past weekend, I am extremely saddend by the quality of homes being sold by the banks. Sellers, you have a Golden Opportunity (0 comments)
Sellers..You Have A Market Now - 11/15/09 07:55 PM
I previewed a home today, actually two. I have a number of buyers VA and I don't know how many FHA. Now these loan programs aren't bad, they just have a few requirements. It appears that the limited inventory is taking it's toll on the buyers! I called on two listings today that were in decent condition, and both properties have already received 25+ offers (listed for only 3 days.) That means two winners and 48 losing bids. That means regular home sellers, it is time to put your home on the market and get a great price! If you are in the Hayward area, let's get together. A well (4 comments)
VA Loans Vs. the REO Industry..OUCH - 11/15/09 03:22 PM
Happy Sunday: It seems I am becoming the VA Loan Expert in my local area of the Bay Area of Fremont, Hayward, San Jose and surrounding cities. First time buyers who have graciously served our country in some form, are finding value in their VA Loan options. It is a great loan and fully backed by the government so no PMI is required which can save the buyer a lot of money. The closing costs are split between the seller and buyer. There are certain non-allowable fees required to be paid by the seller, so this again is a money saver for VA borrower. It is (3 comments)
Fremont Friday - 11/13/09 01:16 PM
Good Morning Fellow Readers: It is interesting to read all the blog posts, well as much as possible anyway! Some posts are personal, some are more technical. All in all, its a way for the readers and visitors to meet and greet the industry from their lap top! For me, I get to experience this from our local hang out in Fremont called Suju's. A local coffee shop that is spacious, has lots of tables to congregate at, comfy couches and chairs and a ambiance. Best of all, the coffee is freshly roasted in the back of the room and the Internet is FREE! In most (3 comments)
Good Morning Tuesday Active Rainmakers: My daughter, a senior at SAC State and a journalism/government major is experiencing the world of blogging. In her recent request, she said, " I want to be able to write a column and its so interesting you forget you are reading something. Any suggestions?" So fellow bloggers, is it important for length for content? Is the value in a blog to exercise smarts or creativity? Should a blogger attract readers by pictures or content? Should a blog be serious or funny? Does a blog need to carry a particular theme throughout the entire entries or (6 comments)
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