palo alto homes for sale: How Much Over List To Offer On A Palo Alto Home With Multiple Offers - 02/28/15 12:06 AM

Anyone trying to buy a home in Palo Alto right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Palo Alto homes sell with multiple offers way over list price. Some homes go as much as 40% over asking, but some do not. How does a buyer make the decision about how much to offer to have the winning bid in a Palo Alto multiple offer situation and not overpay?
The answer is not simple, and sometimes it not a question of price, but terms, like contingencies, length of escrow, length of … (3 comments)

palo alto homes for sale: How Much Over List To Offer On A Palo Alto Home With Multiple Offers - 02/28/15 12:06 AM

Anyone trying to buy a home in Palo Alto right now knows that it is tough out there. There are many more buyers than sellers and many Palo Alto homes sell with multiple offers way over list price. Some homes go as much as 40% over asking, but some do not. How does a buyer make the decision about how much to offer to have the winning bid in a Palo Alto multiple offer situation and not overpay?
The answer is not simple, and sometimes it not a question of price, but terms, like contingencies, length of escrow, length of … (3 comments)

palo alto homes for sale: When Selling A Home In Palo Alto to Bee Or Not To Bee - 10/01/14 12:21 AM

 
I was recently asked to go to a home in the Barron Park neighborhood of Palo Alto to speak to the owners about possibly selling their Palo Alto home. We did the typical tour of both inside and outside of this lovely farm home style home from the early 20's. It had been in the family since it was built and the 3 siblings who inherited it are getting ready to sell this beautiful Palo Alto home. 
There were many things that stand out about this beautiful old home, but to me the most interesting thing I saw was the … (0 comments)

palo alto homes for sale: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update 5/18/2014 - 05/18/14 08:06 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought, is getting worse.
 
There are currently 28 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, down from 38 last week
.
There are currently 7 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, up from 4 last week.
 
There are currently 47 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes up from 38 last week.
 
There are currently 5 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos down from 6 last week.
 
Last week there … (0 comments)

palo alto homes for sale: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update 5/4/2014 Happy Star Wars Day! - 05/04/14 02:01 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 38 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, the same as last week
.
There are currently 4 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, the same as last week.
 
There are currently 38 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes down from 39 last week.
 
There are currently 6 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos the same as last week.
 
Last week there … (2 comments)

palo alto homes for sale: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update 4/28/14 - 04/27/14 11:30 PM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 38 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, up from 26 last week
.
There are currently 4 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, down from 5 last week.
 
There are currently 39 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes the same as last week.
 
There are currently 6 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos up from 5 last week.
 
Last week there … (1 comments)

palo alto homes for sale: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update April 20,2014 - 04/20/14 07:14 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 26 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, down from 41 last week
.
There are currently 5 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, up from 3 last week.
 
There are currently 39 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes the same as last week.
 
There are currently 5 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos down from 9 last week.
 
Last week there … (1 comments)

palo alto homes for sale: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update 4/13/2014 - 04/13/14 07:41 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 41 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, up from 28 last week
.
There are currently 3 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, down from 4 last week.
 
There are currently 39 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes up from 28 last week.
 
There are currently 9 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos down from 11 last week.
 
Last week there … (2 comments)

palo alto homes for sale: Palo Alto Ca Real estate Market Update 4/6/2014 - 04/06/14 07:43 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 28 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, up from 25 last week
.
There are currently 4 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, down from 6 last week.
 
There are currently 28 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes down from 31 last week.
 
There are currently 11 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos up from 8 last week.
 
Last week there … (3 comments)

palo alto homes for sale: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update 3/29/2014 - 03/29/14 11:10 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 25 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, the same as last week
.
There are currently 6 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, up from 3 last week.
 
There are currently 31 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes up from 20 last week.
 
There are currently 8 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos down from 10 last week.
 
Last week there … (3 comments)

palo alto homes for sale: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update March 22, 2014 - 03/22/14 06:56 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 32 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, up from 25 last week
.
There are currently 5 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, up from 3 last week.
 
There are currently 19 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes down from 20 last week.
 
There are currently 10 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos the same as last week.
 
Last week there … (2 comments)

palo alto homes for sale: Palo Alto Real Estate Market Update 3/16/2014 - 03/16/14 07:02 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 25 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, up from 21 last week
.
There are currently 3 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, down from 6 last week.
 
There are currently 20 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes down from 21 last week.
 
There are currently 10 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos up from 9 last week.
 
Last week there … (1 comments)

palo alto homes for sale: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update 3/9/2014 - 03/09/14 12:28 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 21 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, up from 18 last week
.
There are currently 6 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, down from 8 last week.
 
There are currently 21 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes up from 17 last week.
 
There are currently 9 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos down from 10 last week.
 
Last week there … (0 comments)

palo alto homes for sale: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update 3/2/2014 - 03/02/14 12:36 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 18 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, the same as last week
.
There are currently 8 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, up from 6 last week.
 
There are currently 17 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes down from 18 last week.
 
There are currently 10 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos up from 8 last week.
 
Last week there … (1 comments)

palo alto homes for sale: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update 2/22/2014 - 02/22/14 06:10 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 18 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, the same as last week
.
There are currently 6 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, up from 6 last week.
 
There are currently 18 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes up from 16 last week.
 
There are currently 8 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos the same as last week.
 
Last week there … (3 comments)

palo alto homes for sale: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update 2/16/2014 - 02/16/14 01:22 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 18 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, up from 14 last week
.
There are currently 5 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, down from 7 last week.
 
There are currently 16 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes down from 17 last week.
 
There are currently 8 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos up from 6 last week.
 
Last week there … (2 comments)

palo alto homes for sale: Palo Alto Ca Real Estate Market Update 2/8/2014 - 02/08/14 12:15 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 14 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, up from 12 last week
.
There are currently 7 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, up from 3 last week.
 
There are currently 17 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes up from 12 last week.
 
There are currently 5 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos the same as last week.
 
Last week there … (2 comments)

palo alto homes for sale: Palo Alto Ca REal Estate Market Update 2/2/2014 - 02/02/14 02:51 AM
As a Palo Alto Real Estate Agent I am always being asked, "How's the market in Palo Alto?" The answer is simple:
Not enough inventory, plenty of buyers. Only the problem, like the drought is getting worse.
 
There are currently 12 single family Palo Alto homes for sale, down from a high of 46 last year
.
There are currently 3 Palo Alto town homes/condos for sale, down from a high of 15 last year.
 
There are currently 12 pending sales of Palo Alto single family homes.
 
There are currently 5 pending sales of Palo Alto Town homes/Condos.
 
Last … (2 comments)

palo alto homes for sale: Selling Palo Alto Home With Really Ugly Kitchen Counters? - 12/07/13 12:37 AM
If you are going to sell an older home in Palo Alto which has really ugly counters you may be in a quandary about whether to leave them the way the are, or replace them so the house does not look so bad. Since so many of our older homes are being purchased as tear downs, or at a minimum for major remodel you may wonder if it is worth spending the money if the house and or kitchen are going to be demolished anyway.

I actually think that unless your home is red tagged by the city and unsafe to enter, it … (2 comments)

palo alto homes for sale: Why It Is a Great Idea To List Your Palo Alto Home on Dec 26th - 11/28/13 05:51 AM
I know what you are thinking, I am going to wait till after the first of the year or the spring to sell my home in Palo Alto. It would be stupid to list a home during the holidays, no one does that. Or no one is looking for a home during the holidays.

I need to respectfully disagree with those sentiments. I believe December is a great month to sell a home in Palo Alto, especially right after Christmas.
Here are the reasons I think selling  a Palo Alto home on Dec 26th this year is a great idea.
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