Pacita's Quick Bytes of Real Estate

Real Estate Agent - Alain Pinel - BRE 01367196
A REALTOR's perspective on events that shape and affect the real estate market.



Hello, Docusign. Is anyone REALLY listening? Somehow, I am not getting the warm and fuzzy from your service personnel assigned to answer requests for help. I can’t be any clearer about what I want to accomplish – but I am still not getting the right answer. All I want is knowing how to use Docusi...
Gave in to my hunger, my craving for another Apple product. It was perhaps amplified by the death of the visionary Steve Jobs...but it was primarily driven by the death of my beloved Dell. While waiting to see if my Dell hard drive could be resurrected, I visited an Apple store and like Eve, was ...
Question: What do you recommend for a real estate professional who wants a light , reliable, versatile, long battery life computer that will last longer than 2 years? Realtors are like road warriors--- always on the go, always in the field, need instant communications. So our computers must not o...
This short sale is going to foreclose It’s been 5 months…..several showings, a price reduction, but not a single offer What went wrong? It WAS a cute house when it was first listed.  It was practically staged. And it DID generate a few showings. The price WAS competitive (although the sellers bal...
SHORT SALE SELLERS: What you should NOT doShort sale listings compete for all buyers against bank-owned properties and regular listings; and as such, a short sale MUST be extremely attractive to attract a buyer who is willing to wait for a short sale to be approved. We also know that there are no...
This is a wonderful collection of video tutorials. It must be shared with as many people as possible. You can bookmark and watch later. But whatever you do, you must watch, you must learn, you must apply. So, go do it!   ActiveRain Video Tutorials- Made For Rainers  I get a lot of requests for th...
  OAKLAND  CA Market Report: Months’ supply of inventory down to 3.1 months   MainStreet newsletter headline:  Inventory: The Key to Understanding Your Local Housing Market   The article states that “A market with more than six months supply would usually qualify as a buyer's market, the realtor ...
CASE STUDY:   Agent asks for referral fee for showing property to my clients although she wasn't asked to do so  I was holding an open house one Sunday in Alameda CA and advised my clients whom I’ll refer to as Jack and Jill, to visit certain homes also held open, and to drive by another house th...
Alameda CA Market Report --- If one were to look at our current market statistics, the descriptive words are hopeful, recovering, and moving! Why would one think that? Average months’ inventory Alameda shows that comparing September 2011 with September 2010, the months’ supply of inventory has dr...
Don’t take it from REALTORS. Take it from business observers when they tell you “Now is the time to buy that house.” I've resisted saying "It’s a good time to buy” which seems to be the mantra of real estate professionals regardless of the market situation. I think that statement is relative to w...

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