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.



When I first met with my client and took a tour of his home, I was a bit worried about how we can present this Alameda CA Victorian home so that it will appeal to a potential buyer.   MEN AND THEIR TOYS Here's the situation.....and this is not a put down of men....but these guys are real heavy in...
Oakland CA tops the list among the top 10 hottest housing markets in 2014, according to CNN Money.  Home buyers who have been trying to buy a home in Oakland the last few months will surely agree, especially since they are constantly competing in multiple offer situations, and oftentimes at over ...
One of the things we learn as salespeople is that we can't depend on leads to be handed down to us, nor can we assume the leads we get are quality leads.Several real estate trainers like Brian Buffini ,  Joe Niego, Tom Ferry, Mike Ferry as well as motivational sales speakers like Zig Ziglar have ...
When home buyers are timid about writing a stronger offer, it’s almost always about price.   Should they walk away?   Perhaps they should take a closer look at the numbers especially if they really like the house .   It helps to illustrate what the differences are in terms of total cash outlay an...
Life in Alameda.....wonderful duet opens to WATERFRONT. Fabulous home by San Francisco Bay Location: Brittany Landing in Harbor Bay Living in Alameda is quite a blessing. And to live in a home with direct access to the trail along San Francisco Bay....that's glorious!Having an extra large patio ...
Realtors’ bad behavior at another realtor’s brokers tour/open house    Broker’s tour Yesterday during a broker’s tour, I was reveling in the good and positive comments from agents and neighbors who came to see my newest Alameda listing. As always, I served Chinese dim sum, which helped provide a ...
Someone asked me how long it takes to prepare a property for sale. The usual answer is “It depends”. For the benefit of potential sellers, this should give you an idea of the process.   ONE DAY The shortest period of time I enjoyed from start to finish was just one day.   I was lucky enough to ge...
My newest client has a lot of things to do to settle his late mother's estate and affairs. Understandably, he would much rather delegate to trusted associates, including me, his REALTOR. Project Management Not many people realize that REALTORS are also project managers. It takes a lot of work and...
We need a REALTOR! Early morning of December 30, 2013, I received a call from someone I didn't know. She identified herself as the daughter of my mother's friend. She was the caregiver of another elderly lady who just passed away in her sleep. The son just flew in from out of state, and was going...

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