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.



What could possibly go wrong during escrow?As I was sighing that I wish that I would have a hassle-free and smooth transaction, someone asked me....What could possibly go wrong during escrow? Buyer does not qualify for the loan Buyer loses job or is unexpectedly relocated. Property does not appra...
Estimate is not an inspection...should this be disclosed? Here’s a situation where the buyer of a Victorian home did not order inspections during his buyer investigation period. Rather, he got an estimate from a foundation contractor who merely did a “walk around” and provided in a brief email ho...
Going green. No paper property flyers. And wait, there’s more! FLYERSLast weekend was milestone in several waysOver 100 groups of people came through my first open house at my newest listing. But not one of them received a handout. Instead, what they saw was the flyer in a beautiful frame. And in...
“Shopping the price” to get buyers to raise their offerIn a multiple offer situation, I always prepare a matrix comparing the price, terms and conditions of each offer. After presenting to the sellers, the question is always, “Do you want to do multiple counter offers?” Counteroffer is generally ...
When 100 plus groups come to your open house, is that a good thing?In recent weeks, I’ve held open house in Alameda CA where I have had 75-100 groups of people come through the open house for my listings.  (Click on the Vflyer photo to see details) But is that a good thing?From the seller’s point...
What do you hope to accomplish by ticking off the listing agent?Boorish behavior from some agents prompted me to write this. We all have to remember to be on our best behavior when dealing with the public -- and that includes not only buyers and sellers, but other agents as well. It is especially...
How to stand out in a sea of multiple offers When multiple offers are similar in price, terms and conditions, it would be challenging for the Seller to choose which offer to accept. Don’t underestimate the power of a personal letter For my most recent short sale listing, we knew we’d receive mult...
Asking for help need not be traumatic....time to delegate!Control freak? Nah! Just want to learn by doing as much as possible. But there comes a time when we need to get help. Just as it was worth it to hire a housekeeper because “my time is better spent doing something else to make money”... So ...
Photo GalleryMediterranean bungalowLiving room with hardwood floors and wood burning fireplaceFormal dining room and breakfast barBreakfast bar separates area that can be used as study off the dining roomUpgraded kitchenAll kitchen appliances stayFormal dining room with arches separating it from ...

Alameda CA Mediterranean Bungalow.<br>

First open house on Sunday, Sept 9, 2012, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm<br>

Priced aggressively to sell quickly. Short sale, one loan with Wells Fargo.<br><br>

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