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.



A colleague had a conversation about some shared buyers who are experiencing "teachable moments" as they continue to lose out to higher offers. My colleague said “Our message to them right now: If everyone really used comparables all the time as a guide for what to offer, prices would be the same...
We in the real estate business know the value of home staging. There's enough empirical data to support that. Barb Schwarz said that   "Recent statistics gathered by shows that 94 percent of homes staged by an Accredited Staging Professional sold in 29 days or less, compared to an...
Although the market in my neck of the woods has rebounded considerably, some clients' properties have not recovered their market value at the peak. And as such,  yes, I'm still working with short sales.   California short sale homeowners get a tax break Fortunately for California home sellers fac...
Unattractive house, unattractive situation I have seen short sale listings where it seemed the sellers have given up and didn't care what the property looked. Some sellers try to get money out of the situation and rent out the property to tenants who can be uncooperative, making it impossibe to s...

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