See the property in the sketch? That’s 1916 Cedar Street. I’ll be holding it open this Sunday from 2:00 to 4:30.
No, it’s not my listing, but that doesn’t make any difference. I have held a lot of homes open in my 23 plus years of real estate, and I know what it takes to represent any property in the East Bay very well. Of course, the first step is to find out as much as I can about it as I can. Information like:
- The neighborhood. Being a local boy, I know this and other East Bay neighborhoods very well and can discuss what it might be like to live there.
- The meaning of “Golden Duplex”, of which this is one, and the advantages to the buyer.
- The current refurbishments and updates of the property
- The home’s original Craftsman style and charm
- Etc. Etc.
These, and other information a buyer might need, are the value added to the opportunity of seeing a home for sale first-hand. Many times, the on-line photos don’t tell the whole tale. Also, a good agent will help you see beneath the staging to the intrinsic value of the home itself.
Open homes are a tool you can use to your benefit when you’re looking to purchase a property. Don’t be afraid to talk to the agent. Any information you glean will help you increase your knowledge of local real estate and thus your ability to fine-tune your search for properties.
We’re here to help. If you’re already working with an agent, simply mention that to the representative at the open home and ask your questions. They’re happy to answer any you have anyway. That’s the duty they owe their seller. It’s the main reason they’re there.
If you don’t have an agent, talking to the one present is a great way to interview that person to see if you have a connection. Many agent/client bonds begin at open homes.
So come by 1916 Cedar on Sunday and say “Hi”. I’d be happy to discuss local real estate with you!
Call me if you’d like to buy or sell a home in the East Bay. I’m easy to contact. As so many of us do, I carry my office with me wherever I go, so phone 510-527-0174. and you’ll probably reach me. I’m never too busy to take care of you– or your referrals–and I’ll make sure you’re glad you called.
If you want to get a feel for what’s going on in the East Bay Real Estate market check out my My Web Site to discover homes on the market–neighborhood by neighborhood–almost as soon as they’re posted on the MLS!
Whatever your real estate need, I’m happy to help!
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley