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.



People still have no concept of how we get paid as Realtors, and what value we add to the process. After meeting with my seller today to discuss the offers we received on her property, she said I should be happy with my commission. I reminded her that the commission is actually split 4 ways Betwe...
Part of rebuilding New Orleans caused residents often to be challenged with the task of tracing home titles back potentially hundreds of years. With a community rich with history stretching back over two centuries, houses have been passed along through generations of family, sometimes making it ...
Some of you who work with relocation companies know that the sellers are usually given three choices of realtors to interview prior to listing. It can be an extensive and exhaustive process, especially when completing the mandated Worldwide ERC (Employment Relocation Council) Broker Market Analys...
Alameda CA has the highest number of Victorians per capita in the world, so it's always a delight driving around looking at some of this island's Victorian treasures. We do have an Alameda Historical Society. And we even have a Guide to Residential Design. But I am not sure what can be done to en...
Our offer on a bank-owned property in our fabulous island city of Alameda CA was accepted.  In the course of our buyer investigation period, we discovered that there was extensive work done, but the only permit pulled was for the roof. So what was done and by whom? We were surprised at how much w...
In our market where over-bidding is common place, one of the challenges we face is having the property appraise for less than offer price. As a listing agent, I tell agents and their buyers that if they are going to write an offer for significantly over list price, that they should prepare to wai...

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