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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
When sellers misbehave, will listing agent come to the rescue?We’ve all had our share of sellers who gave us a hard time. So how do we handle?It started well enough The sellers liked my buyers, and remembered us when we submitted our offer. We felt good that they liked us best. So it was on to es...
11/27/2012
Photo Gallery 2-story ceilings and high windows in formal areas 2-way fireplace in living room Brazilian cherry wood floors in formal areas and bedrooms View from above Kitchen and breakfast nook Porcelain tile in family room, kitchen and baths 2-way fireplace in family room Open plan enables ea...
11/27/2012
How long is your list of documents and disclosures to sell real estate property?When I was getting ready to list a property for sale, my seller nearly backed out because he was intimidated by the long list of disclosures. Fortunately, I told him about the convenience of signing via Docusign, and ...
11/27/2012
Staging a home for sale? Remember to hire a professional photographer!Recently, I was talking with a home stager who mentioned one of the jobs she completed and said perhaps I have a client who would be interested in the property which she thought was underpriced for the area.So I checked it out....
11/19/2012
Appraiser’s boo-boo: telling listing agent appraisal value of property in the middle of negotiations! During our buyer investigation period, we ordered inspections, and as a result of our findings, there was enough to justify a request for price reduction.Imagine our surprise when the listing age...
11/12/2012
A few how-to’s and tips for Home Buyers and Home Sellers We have continuing waves of home buyers and sellers. Some who have passed these portals have learned a lot about what it takes to succeed. While others should listen to what professionals are telling them. SELLERS...Over-pricing is the numb...
11/10/2012
Home Buyers and Sellers, general public don’t understand sales commission splitsIt’s somewhat annoying that many who have neither bought nor sold real estate property using a REALTOR would denigrate the profession. And even if they have, how little they know or understand about we earn a living a...
11/10/2012
Can the Electoral College be tied between Obama and Romney?On RealClearPolitics.com, they show the Electoral College Map -- solid, leaning, likely, and toss up.They also provide an interactive version so that one can change the status of each state. Last month, I started playing with this map ---...
10/19/2012
A little levity goes a long way. With so much rancor and name calling....from each candidate's rabid...er....avid followers, it's time to show everyone that humor has a way of leveling the playing field. And we should have more of these. For folks who may have missed these clips of Obama and Romn...
10/18/2012
Remember to activate your Find My iPhone/iPad/MAC on iCloudReminder to all iPad, iPhone and MAC users: make sure you activate your Find my Apple devices via your icloud. I tested mine, and they work when I sent signals that make the devices emit sounds like a submarine sonar. Further, make sure y...
10/16/2012
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