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
Blogs have a long shelf life. Update and Reblog.  What’s old is new again.   From time to time, when I start working with a client, there’s always something that I need to relay to them. Rather than creating new explanations, I have referred to some of my previous blogs. With some updates, the bl...
11/30/2013
  Timely and clear communications are essential in any business....even more so in real estate when realtors are depending on other realtors for instructions, updates, information. Most recently,  I called/emailed/left voice mail message, and even texted the listing agent whose instructions were ...
10/16/2013
Good property manager     I visited the review of a property management company I use whenever  I have a vacancy in my own place. It was surprising to see the reviewers skewering the company for charging $20 for a credit check.  Really? REALLY?   I felt compelled to give my own review as well.   ...
09/30/2013
Will new California court decision make tenant cooperate with weekend open house? Or will it make them disagreeable and uncooperative and sabotage the open house?   An unhappy tenant who has no incentive to move can make it very difficult and unpleasant for both the owner and the listing agent. E...
09/24/2013
In Alameda CA, it is still viewed as a seller's market because we are experiencing multiple offers at over list price in most of the homes listed in Alameda. And...as far as some markets go, an average of less than a month on the market is good news for sellers. It's sometimes strange to hear th...
09/21/2013
There's a TV show called "What would you do..." with John Quinones where people witness certain situations in which someone may be harassed or victimized. The show seeks to see what people would do --- get involved to right a wrong, ignore it, or do something else? Well, this question is asked wh...
09/18/2013
It's true that people like doing business with people they know and like. But when it comes to buying or selling real estate properties, how much will it help for one realtor to know the other realtor? A buyer who has written offers on property just dropped her realtor. It didn't matter to the bu...
09/14/2013
PROCURING CAUSE – according to USLegal.com,   “Procuring cause refers to actions that begin or set in motion a serious of events that lead to the final sale of a property.” An agent worked with a buyer who was building up his credit. The first time they met in 2009 the buyer wasn't quite ready an...
09/07/2013
I activated a new listing and immediately received an inquiry. But this one had me gasping in disbelief. This guy identified himself (according to his signature) as  Insurrance Agent Real Estate Broker Mortgage Broker Yet, he asks "I don't have a Supra Key, so would it be possible to pick up a ke...
09/03/2013
Feeling a little blue lately. ..although I have  fairly good production, I feel like I still have a way to go.   So I checked our MLS to see how the others were doing.     I was fascinated with what I found in terms of sales volume from January 2103 to August 2013 (and the month isn't over yet) T...
08/28/2013
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