I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s day. We did, even though I had to share part of it with clients.
My understanding wife knows that real estate never stops, even for the most important holidays, but at the end of the day, as long as I walk through the door with a dozen roses and a bottle of champagne, we’re good.
This Valentines I met with some wonderful buyer clients to see a home they had their eye on. Properties go fast in the Bay Area, and they wanted to take a look at this home ASAP so they could consider whether or not to make an offer.
It is a lovely home in a great location, and the on-line photos are a big help, but buying it based on that alone is a little tricky. It would be like deciding to marry a person you see on a dating site. You have to meet person to person to get a sense whether or not the relationship has a chance. That’s why actually walking through a property will help inform your decision more fully: it puts your imagination to work.
How would it be, for example, to live with the laundry room two floors below, or to wake up in the morning with this view, or to walk around this neighborhood? How would the holidays work? Could I fit the whole family in this dining room, or my twins in this bedroom?
All these things pass through a buyer’s mind, and, like a first date, we evaluate. Will this home (or person) be “the one”. Sometimes it’s love at first sight, but you can’t know for sure until you show up. When you’re there, personally interacting with both a person or a home for sale, you can get the information you need to make rational and emotional judgements about either one.
And speaking of places to be, here’s a list of this weeks (February 17th to the 22nd) FREE fun in the Bay Area.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 17TH
Mardi Gras Parade in San Francisco
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 18TH
Network over healthy drinks
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 19TH
Free Egg Rolls at the Panda Express
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20TH
Berkeley Hub is starting 2015 by welcoming like-minded individuals to network and co-create
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21ST
Free tax help in various Bay Area locations
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 22ND
FREE day at the California Academy of Science
Whatever you decide to do this next week, I hope you’ll find these choices helpful and/or fun!
If you’re an East Bay homeowner and ready to sell, this is a golden time for sellers. If you’re looking for a home to fall in love with in this amazing area, I can help you strategize for a successful purchase. Please give me a call at 510-527-0174 , I’m never too busy to take care of you– or your referrals–and I’ll make you glad you called.
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If you’re a BUYER go to That House Detective
If you’re a SELLER go to What’s Next Homes.
If you want to get a feel for what’s going on in the East Bay Real Estate market, check out my Company Super Site.
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Whatever your real estate need, I’m happy to help!
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