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

2011 

Buyers walked into the open house. Liked it. Asked agent to write offer for them. But in the course of writing offer, they said they'd like a percentage of the agent's commissions since they "made it easy for the agent" when they walked into the open house. They think the agent doesn't have to wo...
02/25/2011
When I resumed answering questions on Trulia, I was bothered by the seemingly growing number of people who are asking about doing a short sale, and then buying another house.,,, or just walking away. Isn't a short sale justified because the property owner truly has a financial hardship? So how ca...
02/18/2011
LinksVISUAL TOURPhoto GalleryTwo houses on one lotCottage walls of windowsCottage private patioCottage kitchenCottage Updated bathFront house first floor flatEat-in kitchen 1st floor flatPrivate patio - 1st floor flatUpstairs living area 1st unitUpstairs kitchen 1st unitUptairs kitchen 2nd unitUp...
02/18/2011
The most common challenge faced by sellers and their listing agents revolve around price. Today, with all kinds of statistical information readily available for inclusion with a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA), there should be little doubt as what the pricing strategy should be in the current ma...
02/18/2011
In the last few weeks, I received several calls and emails from agents who said they googled a potential buyer's name, number, other identifying information and found my blog about this scam. SCAM ALERT: cash buyer from out-of-area/country even provides "passport" and "proof of funds" It may bear...
02/17/2011
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