Many potential home sellers contact me with one question in mind – “Can you give me recommendations for things I should do before listing my home for sale?”, so if you think you might want to sell in the foreseeable future, here are my suggestions in order of importance: Fix anything major or safety related. Exposed wiring, plumbing leaks, missing roof tiles or a roof that needs replacing should all be taken care of or buyers will allow more to fix things than they really cost and your home … [Read more...] about How to Sell Your Home For The Very Best Price
With over 18 years successfully listing and selling homes in the East Bay, my results speak for themselves. When I list your home for sale, my services include pre-listing inspections , top quality photography and video, including aerial and/or twilight shots where appropriate, and professional staging. All paid for out of my own pocket. I’ll advise on cost-effective improvements and I can even get many of them funded via our Compass Concierge program, so you only pay for the costs when … [Read more...] about Why List Your Home For Sale With Bernard Gibbons And Compass?
More and more, it seems that real restaurants are a disappearing breed. And by Restaurant, I mean a place where you can go in and enjoy a sit-down meal, perhaps even with an appetizer, main course and a dessert. Perhaps even a bottle of wine. All too often, restaurants are being displaced by eating places where it seems that the main objective of whoever is in charge is to get you seated, take your order, deliver it, and have you eat it and get you out as fast as possible, Obviously such … [Read more...] about Real Restaurants of The East Bay – Part 1
How does the East Bay real estate market look compared with a year ago? Can we get an idea about the direction it is moving in? Is now a good time to sell? A comparison of the first 6 months of 2019 with 2018 should provide some useful insights. Despite some suggestions that the market was slowing down in the third quarter of 2018, the figures don’t bear that out. In reality, we were probably just experiencing some seasonal changes. As can be seen from the figures above, in most cases, … [Read more...] about East Bay Real Estate Update July 2019
Now we are well into 2019, this is a good time to review the current state of the Danville real estate market. How do the activity, and sale prices, compare with a year ago? Can we get an idea about the direction the market is moving in? Is now a good time to sell? April, May & June are normally peak times for Danville real estate activity so this is the perfect time for such an analysis. The table above gives a pretty good picture of how the market has changed over the past year. We have … [Read more...] about Danville 94526 Real Estate Activity Review May 2019