As mentioned in my blog post “What is a pocket listing”, I receive emails when a pocket listing becomes available. I also receive tips on pocket listing via word-of-mouth through agents in the industry.
Because people are losing money from their investments, losing their jobs, getting pay cuts, etc. a great number of people can no longer afford their homes.
On the peninsula, many don’t want their friends and neighbors to know this unfortunate information. So, they decide to sell their home discretely via a pocket listing. If you are looking at purhcasing a home, but don’t like the homes that are on the market, make sure you avail yourself to homes off the market too.
If you are interested in purchasing a home and want to see on-market and/or off-market please feel free to contact me. There are currently many homes for sale in Burlingame, Hillsborough, and the San Mateo area that are not on the MLS.
Martini’s at the Mansion is OLA’s Annual Dinner Dance. This event will be held at the Kohl Mansion in Burlingame on March 21, 2009. The event starts at 5pm with cocktails and dinner is to be served at 6:30pm following dinner is a live auction & raffle. Top raffle prize is $15,000 – CASH! Second place is $3,500 and Third Place is $1,500. Hurry and buy your raffle tickets only 300 are sold for the $15,000 grand prize; tickets are $100 a piece.
Thank you TeamTapper.com visitors for your constant support of Burlingame’s Our Lady of Angels Private School!
For More information on the dinner dance please contact one of the dance chairs:
Laura Blue: (650) 697-2209
Carol Gaul: (650) 344-5263
Trish Walker: (650) 689-5056
Here is a map of the “Carolands” Neighborhood, this area is commonly referred to as “The Carolands” and is located in Hillsborough, CA 94010.
Within the Carolands Neighborhood lies the Remillard and Chateau Estates Tracts.
The Carlands Neighborhood is most noted for “The Carolands Mansion”, the most historically significant mansion in Hillsborough.
* This is a rough sketch of the area and should be confirmed by a professional
Sellers, if you receive a low ball offer, should you counter the buyers offer or just decline it? The answer is yes, you should always counter any and all offers. Always put the ball back in play!
It’s not uncommon for sellers get upset that a prospective buyer would low ball them, but many times the buyer is just feeling you out. How do they know what the bottom line is? What do you have to lose by giving them a counter offer? Nothing. You are that much closer to a deal. Really, It’s the starting point in negotiation.
Yesterday, one of my clients (who is both selling his current home and buying another home) asked me if he should sell first or buy. I told him there are always two ways to skin a cat and with the market changing, we need to do things differently and also start thinking outside the box.
While the temptation may be great to buy a replacement home first, being it’s a buyer’s market; I think it puts the seller/buyer at great risk.