It’s no secret that there has been a real shortage of homes for sale in The Bay Area since the beginning of the year, and as the majority of people who sell their home are also buying in the same area, this creates a whole new set of potential pitfalls for homeowners. Should You Buy First or Sell First? This is an age-old question that homeowners have asked whenever they are planning a move. The best answer will depend very much on your personal circumstances. If you have lived in your … [Read more...] about Is The Prospect Of Being Homeless Stopping You Selling Your San Francisco East Bay Home?
After more than 15 years in the business of real estate, it still amazes me when I walk into a home that has just been listed for sale and see that there has been no attempt made to make sure it shows well. I don’t blame the sellers for that as most people only sell a home a few times in their life but I really have a problem with lazy listing agents who just want to list a home for sale and hope for the best. When I list a home for sale, I am completely committed to getting the best possible … [Read more...] about Secrets of Successful Home Selling
Thinking of Selling Your San Ramon Home? How Should You Select Your Listing Agent? Your home is probably your most valuable possession and when you make a decision to sell it, the selection of the right real estate agent can be crucial to the successful outcome of the transaction. So where do you start? Many people take the approach of noting the agents who have For Sale signs in their neighborhood and interview two or three of these agents. Another approach is to talk to friends and … [Read more...] about Choosing The Right Listing Agent To Sell Your San Ramon Home
Until a couple of years ago, finding a bargain home in the East Bay was easy. Most of the available homes for sale were either bank owned foreclosures or short sales and prices were at rock bottom. The market was flooded with inventory so sellers had to accept what buyers would pay or their homes could sit on the market for months. How Times Have Changed! Flash forward to 2016. Listings of distressed properties (the real estate term for foreclosures and short sales) have almost disappeared … [Read more...] about How Not To Overpay For A Home In Today’s San Francisco East Bay Real Estate Market
If you are a homeowner or a would-be homeowner, the current San Ramon Valley real estate market is most likely somewhat perplexing. So this is my attempt to put the various factors into context to help you see where it might be headed. First, let me dispel any thoughts that we may be in another real estate “bubble” such as we experienced in the run-up to the crash in 2007. At that time, home prices were rising fast fueled by greed, with buyers being granted loans far too easily. The … [Read more...] about Making Sense of Today’s San Ramon Valley Real Estate Market