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A fast paced market often results in posted due dates for offers. Submitting an offer in advance of those due dates can be an advantage, or not ......for either party. Agents can be caught a bit in the middle in these situations.    On the listing side, an agent is charged with getting the best ...
06/21/2013
New listing in North Livermore, this single family home was built in 2004, with all the niceties one could ask for.                                                                  1775 Rose Gate Common, Livermore CA 94551                                                                           ...
06/04/2013
Text is here to stay – that’s a fact of life.  It certainly has its advantages and can be a fabulous communication tool when properly used. But like anything else, it can be misapplied and abused. In the world of real estate it can be very effective or not, depending upon the circumstances: Ideal...
05/21/2013
Fabulous Bay-O-Vista location. Premium lot at the corner of a cul-de-sac. Vista Grand Drive, with panoramic views of the East Bay. This one story home has had just one owner, and it has been well cared for over the years. 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1924 sq. ft living space 8500 sq. ft. lot size 2 Fir...
01/27/2013
Need something to get you revved up during those dreary winter doldrums?  Can’t afford a trip to New Orleans just now? Then celebrate Mardi Gras at the New Orleans Bash at the Bothwell in Livermore.  The auditorium is transformed as the sights, sounds and aromas of Bourbon Street assault your sen...
01/26/2013
The Tri Valley and East Bay real estate market has been dealing with a multiple offer market for much of 2012, and 2013 looks to be more of the same. These situations are challenging for everyone involved. Here's how knowing helps: As a buyer's agent, it helps me coach my clients. Are we one of 4...
01/11/2013
Beverly does a fantastic job with this explanation. In a multiple offer market, sellers get excited when the offers come in over asking price -especially when they are considerably over. But if the buyer is getting a loan, the deal can fall apart if the property doesn't appraise. This is why some...
12/17/2012
I listed a very cute condo this past week. It’s in that sweet spot for First Time Buyers and investors as well. Many complexes have rental restrictions, but this place does not.That’s a benefit for my client, so I put remarks in the MLS to that effect. We have a very fast, multiple offer market, ...
12/15/2012
One of our holiday traditions since I was a little kid, was to drive around before Midnight Mass to see all of the holiday lights on the homes of those who really go all out for Christmas. My kids always enjoyed it too, but back in the day, you had to stumble upon those houses, hear about them fr...
12/11/2012
A question posted on one of the popular consumer sites recently gave me pause – how do you effectively answer a complicated question appropriately when a buyer or seller is seeking information?  Many of the questions posted don’t have a simple or quick answer, but require a broader understanding ...
11/28/2012
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