Pacita's Quick Bytes of Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent - Alain Pinel - BRE 01367196
A REALTOR's perspective on events that shape and affect the real estate market.

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2013 

Dear Potential Buyer --- here’s why we don’t jump when you ask us to see property, until and unless we know more about you   I received an email from someone who found me online. There was no name or phone number, just an email address. He/she asked about a property, and I responded with relevant...
07/23/2013
Be safe. Be careful. There are real dangers in the real estate profession  Our profession as realtors exposes as to a myriad of safety hazards.  As such we should always be vigilant in observing safety practices.     When I was a newbie, I had my first lesson in safety. A man came into our office...
07/23/2013
Have you ever encountered prospective buyers who demand that you show them houses first and if they see something they like, then and only then will they apply for a loan?  Were these buyers puzzled when you ask if they are aready preapproved? There are very simple reasons why we ask buyers if th...
07/16/2013
They set an offer date,  but didn’t get one. They raised the price instead. Really?   Two months ago, I wrote about a property in Montclair area of Oakland CA. Expecting multiple offers but only received one..or none? Believe it! .   So what happened? The last time I checked, after 40 days on the...
07/05/2013
  A potential buyer is getting ready to move back to the Bay Area, and wanted to get a feel for what the market is like. He had seen a property that listed for $799K but sold for $912K.    Like most of the Bay area cities, we are experiencing a robust seller's market.    But how robust?   The ans...
07/05/2013
Browsing through the MLS looking for listings to show my client, I came across this listing where the confidential remarks said: "Listing broker does NOT represent seller - directly contact seller.Submit offers via email to HERESMYOFFER___@GMAIL.COM. All info provided by seller." Sounds like a FS...
07/02/2013
Seller was not in a hurry...but buyers were For this short sale listing, the seller was not quite in a hurry, but decided to go ahead and put her house on the market. She hoped she'd have a lot of time to prepare to move out. Buyers wanted to submit their offers right away. Activated the listing ...
07/01/2013
Discount? What discount? Yes, you really do get what you pay for. Note to self: Never again book a flight on Spirit Airlines.  Our flight was delayed for 4 hours, without a reasonable or believable explanation. Instead of getting in at a decent hour, we arrived home at an ungodly time --- tired, ...
07/01/2013
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