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.



Just listed, a hillside home in Montclair (Oakland CA).  Fabulous bay views. 2-story contemporary home with rustic flair. 3 bedrooms/2 baths/formal areas/kitchen and breakfast nook on main level; expansive multi-purpose room and 4th bathroom on lower level. Hot diggity dawg -- a hot tub! Terraced...
In any social setting once people find out you're a REALTOR, invariably the question asked is always "How's the real estate market doing?" Fortunately for us who work for Alain Pinel Realtors, our hard-working Marketing Department provide us with such excellent resources to answer such questions....
Real estate truly is local. The Marketing Department of Alain Pinel Realtors provides our REALTORS as many tools as we need to educate our clients. The easiest and most popular tools are charts like these. Take a look at what's happending in Alameda County, CA, since July 2012 through mid-May 201...
  REALTOR Code of Ethics…..what does it say about disclosing offer details to other agents? According to article about “What to disclose amid multiple offers” Standard of Practice 1-13 is directed to the issue of disclosure of terms of offers. “When entering into buyer/tenant agreemen...
Surprise! Only one offer! In our crazy seller's market, it was practically a given that listings will receive multiple offers. Of course, it depends on the pricing strategy. Overprice, and the listing may be bypassed, or offers will be at less than list price. Underprice, and one may expect multi...
"Pull a permit" is oft used in the wrong context. Realtors get copies of the permit history. We don't "pull" the permit. Or at least, we shouldn't. Homeowners and contractors pull -- or request/apply for a permit. When working with a buyer or seller, realtors are likely to check the permit histor...
What did you know about the work done to expand the house? When the homeowners bought their home at the peak of the market, they were thrilled.  The last few years, they made some structural and cosmetic improvements, and took pride in their beautiful home. When they received word they need to re...

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