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.



We need positive news, positive signs, positive reports to show that the market is rebounding. This is also the way to show that the economy is recovering.  Glad to see important news in one nice piece. This must be shared! It's official, Joby Slay is calling the bottom of the real estate market....
Just listed: triplex at 295 Mather Ave in Oakland CA.There are two ways to view this triplex. You can CLICK on HTTP://295MATHER.COM for a complete view of pictures and floor plans of this property or take a look at the following Vflyer.This triplex is a wonderful option for investors who are look...
Happy Buyers in Marina Seagate in San Leandro CA: blooming gardens  and moreHappy buyersMy buyers who were relocating from Huntsville Alabama couldn’t be happier when they closed their deal on a 3 bedroom/2.5 bath condo in Marina Seagate. Having just closed escrow in July, their first comment was...
This is a “beautiful” house? Seriously?This listing in Hayward CA was described as  “Beautiful doll house. Corner lot. Excellent neighborhood. Granite floors and countertops.” But the agent posted four pictures, all of them “muddy”.  Is this the best he can do? Fiduciary duty to properly market a...
Too busy for a home staging consultationThere is a home stager  in Oakland CA who regularly sends out emails and postcards promoting her business. I’ve seen her work but I’ve never used her services. An opportunity came up for home staging...but the sellers and I are uncertain of which way to go....
Just Sold: Live/Work Loft in Fourth Street Lofts in OaklandFourth Street Lofts on 247 Fourth Street in Oakland CA is ideally located in Jack London Square, and is contributing to the rebirth of an urban lifestyle.   Why is this a popular location? Easy. It’s surrounded by fabulous restaurants inc...
If you can’t take a picture of your listing in Alameda CA, hire a photographerBut don’t copy someone else’s.An out-of-city agent listed a beach front condo in Alameda CA. Good for her. She had it staged. Good for the owner.And she posted several photos. Another good move. Except....That agent fou...
Real Estate transaction coordinators help keep us out of troubleWe may seethe, complain, throw a hissy fit when transaction coordinators remind us what we’re missing in terms of our paperwork. And we may gnash our teeth when we don’t get paid if the file isn’t complete. According to CAR (Californ...
Reminder: Streets of San Francisco --- can be dangerous for pedestriansLove San Francisco. Extremely fabulous walk-ability. Lots of things to see and do. But people shouldn’t be so bold or so distracted as to literally risk their lives by jaywalking.Time and time again, news stories are about ped...
Believe it when we tell you we have very low inventory of homes for sale in East Bay CAarea.  If you’re buyer’s agent, then you share in the angst of finding suitable properties for your clients, only to find yourself in a bidding war more than once.Here’s a look at some of the East Bay cities. T...

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