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.



In this age of McMansions , and on another side, efforts to be "green". it is amazing to see how creative people can be with the amount of space they can work with. This is a video about an architect who transformed his family's 344 sq ft home into a true modern archtectural marvel. Take a look a...
Multiple Offers on short sales...yes, believe it. The question was asked: Real Estate Recovery or Not?  2012 Predictions by the Pros Infographic.Here’s what’s happening to my short sales in Alameda  CATwo duplexes in Alameda, CA, both short sales, received multiple offers within days of activati...
“Why can’t you tell me how much the accepted offer is? I’ll find out anyway.”A  lot of people came through my open house  at  2707 Bayview in Alameda CA --- one of my busiest  open houses ever (probably 75 plus groups).A buyer came with his agent, and asked me about my other listing down the stre...
How many house does a buyer need to see she before decides “This is the one.”We’ve heard stories of buyers who have been looking for months (some even years) and are still looking. So how come they haven’t found a house yet? During a broker’s tour this week for my short sale duet listing in Alame...
It’s NOT a buyer’s market in Alameda CAIt’s like someone turned the spigot on, and here come the buyers. Recent news stories talk about interest rates slowly inching up (but they’re still the lowest they’ve been in 40 years) and that home sales are improving compared to a year ago. See:
If being a REALTOR is so easy, why aren't there more people doing it? Well, they tried, but many got out. In the boom years, there were so many people who became REALTORs thinking that it's easy money for easy work. Then they found out the hard way what it really takes to be a good REALTOR. This ...
Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting the Referral Brothers!The Blues Brothers hit the screens in 1980 and is such a cult favorite. it’s on some television station several times a  year. There are Blues Brothers everywhere --- festivals, halloween. conferences, etc.John McCormack blogged about this tr...
If it’s really urgent, CALL me or TEXT me! Don’t rely on email alone.Urgent matters needing urgent attention should be delivered in the best and most direct manner possible: by phone! This is especially helpful if one’s phone has text capability. What agent doesn’t have this simple yet life-savin...
Photo GalleryWood floors throughoutBedroom opens to atrium and shares bath with denWorking at home could be a real pleasure hereMaster bedroom opens to lanscaped backyardHigh end kitchen appliancesUpgraded master bath with tile accentsLandscaped and fenced in yardDuet on the right side -- a lot o...
Ahh, the “joys” of showing a short sale property when the hostile owner won’t leave while buyers are lookingWhy is it so hard to explain to sellers that they shouldn’t be at the property when buyers and their agents are looking?I'm representing buyers whom I've convinced to include short sales in...

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