alameda home buyer: Dear First Time Buyer: We can help but please listen to our advice - 02/25/14 08:24 AM
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 today as they were 40 years ago.”
It's challenging to teach people anything unless they have a willingness to learn or listen. 
I am experiencing a similar challenge, trying to provide guidance to first time buyers who rely purely on numbers and … (29 comments)

alameda home buyer: Home Sellers, note: He who represents himself has a fool for a client - 04/24/13 04:24 AM
“He who represents himself has a fool for a client” Several months ago, I met with a potential seller who was interviewing a few agents. Days later, he called and said he had decided to do something else. And it turns out he wanted to sell the property himself. He met with the agents only to pick our brains and get an idea of what his property is worth.
He had pictures taken, got his property-specific domain, and put up a website, using Circlepix. It looked great. But months later, it is still not sold, while the other properties that have … (7 comments)

alameda home buyer: A very persuasive buyer during a seller’s market - 01/06/13 12:49 PM
A very persuasive buyer during a seller’s market
Years ago, I represented home buyers who, like the others, were constantly encountering multiple bidding situations, and then getting outbid.
My clients were relocating to Alameda CA and needed to be near a marina where they planned to dock their boat. That was one of their criteria among other things.
Marina Cove near the marinas
I knew of one such development that would be ideal for their needs: Marina Cove near both Fortman and Grand Marinas. We just lost a bid on one house that they liked. And there was not another one for sale.  

alameda home buyer: Beach. Beach. Beach! Fabulous 3 bedroom/2 bath one-level home in Alameda CA - 04/27/12 04:18 AM
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See the YouTube Video here created by Planomatic who took the photos and also created the floor plan.


alameda home buyer: Dear Home Buyer....why aren't you in escrow yet? - 04/20/10 08:29 AM
Dear Home BuyerAre you frustrated because after months of searching, you still don't have a home to call your own?There are many reasons why you're still looking to buy instead of moving in your new place.Let's review your situation....
Did you get preapproved first before your started looking at houses? If not, how will you know how much you can afford to buy?  And how will you know what properties to look at within your budget range?  
Are you looking online for foreclosures only to find out that the properties you're seeing aren't really for sale (yet), and most especially … (7 comments)

alameda home buyer: Marina/Fernside contemporary home with detached multi-purpose room - 05/12/09 04:09 AM

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