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

2009 

THIS IS MY WAY OF SAYING THANKS to the methods I have learned that help me in my business. I'm not saying I'm hugely successful --- but I'm at least comfortably entrenched, and STILL in the business. When I came to California to start life anew, I was literally homeless, jobless, friendless, and ...
04/30/2009
One of the first things I learned when I went through my e-PRO course is to get an email address that will come with me wherever or whichever brokerage and internet service provider I am with. I can change agency and ISP, but that email follows me (just like phone number portability). So I chose ...
04/25/2009
It's interesting to see/hear about the disdain some folks have of people in our profession. So it makes me wonder when and why people decided to become Realtors. As kids, we wanted to be teachers, nurses, doctors, firemen, police officers. But as Realtors? I was reading a local blogger's post and...
04/24/2009
A few days ago, ABC Nightline presented a segment that was headlined "Truth in Advertising: One Realtor's Strategy to Sell Foreclosed Homes" The announcer presented the story like it was so unusual to find a realtor who was telling the truth about a listing by shooting a video and running a comme...
04/20/2009
I learned about a house that is about to go on sale.(It had a COMING SOON sign). Not an REO. Not a short sale. It's a regular sale. So I asked the agent: Can my clients see it before it goes on the market? Yes. Has another agent previewed it? Yes Will you entertain an offer BEFORE it goes on the ...
04/17/2009
What an exciting time for real estate buyers and sellers! We truly are living in interesting times. Here are some recent tax breaks to help stimulate the economy, give home buyers and sellers a break: California’s Mortgage Protection. On April 2, 2009, the California Association of Realtors annou...
04/17/2009
Several prospective buyers and investors have contacted me about properties they have seen---and thought ---- were foreclosures because of info they found online in sites like RealtyTrac, and recently in ForeclosureRadar (California) However, it is important to tell prospective buyers and investo...
04/17/2009
Having been in multiple offers and counter offers situations lately for residential property listings, it is evident that something is happening. Buyers are stirring! What's happening in Alameda? SOLD Homes sold since January 1, 2009 to date: 70 Highest price sold during this time: $1,995,00 Lowe...
04/13/2009
It's a bidding war. True or false? According to HeraldTimesOnline.com, "Buyers' market seems imminent". And Washington Post says, "In a Buyer's Market, the message is: fix it, or else."  Didn't we say this is a "buyer's market" and "prices have come down". NOT! At least, not in this case. A reall...
04/09/2009
   It's a bidding war. True or false? According to HeraldTimesOnline.com, "Buyers' market seems imminent". And Washington Post says, "In a Buyer's Market, the message is: fix it, or else." Didn't we say this is a "buyer's market" and "prices have come down". NOT! At least, not in this case. A rea...
04/09/2009
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