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.
“You received ONLY ONE offer on your listing? Really?”   Seems like many agents are surprised when their listings don’t generate a  lot of offers on their listings. We have become so spoiled when we receive multiple offers and over bidding in a seller's market.   But truly, it’s all relative -- i...
OPEN HOUSE Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24-25, 2:00 -4:30Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept 1, 2:00 - 4:30   Luxurious home in sought-after Bayport in Alameda CA Location: Bayport For the most discerning buyers who want to live in desirable Bayport community in sunny Alameda, this home offers more t...
  We’ve had our share of tenants from  hell who make it extremely difficult to show property. Sometimes, we get lucky and have tenants who are willing to help when we put the property for sale.     For my newest listing, the sellers gave the tenants the appropriate notice that the property is for...
Can you get your groove in a roller coaster real estate market … by using Zillow?   The real estate market is in a never-ending roller coaster, with the highs and the lows coming in shorter periods of time. We peaked in 2005-2006, then went into a free fall in 2008, saw a lull in 2011, then speed...
Dear Potential Buyer --- here’s why we don’t jump when you ask us to see property, until and unless we know more about you   I received an email from someone who found me online. There was no name or phone number, just an email address. He/she asked about a property, and I responded with relevant...
Be safe. Be careful. There are real dangers in the real estate profession  Our profession as realtors exposes as to a myriad of safety hazards.  As such we should always be vigilant in observing safety practices.     When I was a newbie, I had my first lesson in safety. A man came into our office...
Have you ever encountered prospective buyers who demand that you show them houses first and if they see something they like, then and only then will they apply for a loan?  Were these buyers puzzled when you ask if they are aready preapproved? There are very simple reasons why we ask buyers if th...
They set an offer date,  but didn’t get one. They raised the price instead. Really?   Two months ago, I wrote about a property in Montclair area of Oakland CA. Expecting multiple offers but only received one..or none? Believe it! .   So what happened? The last time I checked, after 40 days on the...
  A potential buyer is getting ready to move back to the Bay Area, and wanted to get a feel for what the market is like. He had seen a property that listed for $799K but sold for $912K.    Like most of the Bay area cities, we are experiencing a robust seller's market.    But how robust?   The ans...
Browsing through the MLS looking for listings to show my client, I came across this listing where the confidential remarks said: "Listing broker does NOT represent seller - directly contact seller.Submit offers via email to HERESMYOFFER___@GMAIL.COM. All info provided by seller." Sounds like a FS...

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