THE SECOND STORY | July 25th, 2013

Fresh and ready to serve! The Farmer’s Market of Alameda Real Estate!

One summer day…(just over 4 years ago), I rode my bike out to Alameda Point (former Alameda Naval Air Station), and shot this San Francisco skyline through the fence that nobody can get through…due to the small, very small Least Terns.

Now things are changing (slowly) and the birds will still be protected, Alameda Point might be a built-out reality…maybe not in my life time…but sometime. One can hope.

BOOMER CHICK MUSINGS…looking at life today as well as backwards and forwards!

CHECK OUT MY LATEST VIDEO AT ALAMEDA POINT!  Click on the AIRCRAFT CARRIER on the map TO THE RIGHT!

COMMENTARY
I was at an all day event yesterday in Walnut Creek, sponsored by one of the trade groups of which I’m member.  The National Association of Realtors sponsored an e-Pro event.  These are very quick moving (20 minute) panels or a 1 person monologue, and apps explained to the whole crowd.  No selling here.  Just great info!  I have so much stuff written in my notebook (yes I still write despite bringing my iPad).  Now if I can read my notes!

There was one guy who really left a message on my mind.  Search engines like Trulia, Zillow, and Redfin have cornered the market.  Nobody else can beat them at their game.  You’ll see that I have Redfin on my links, to the right.

This guy said…”We have lost the war!  But we have won the buyers!”

Then I wrote…BUT LOCAL STILLS LIVES!  And that’s why consumers should consider an agent who really knows the ‘hood’ for each area that customer is searching.  The new day brings new buyers to the marketplace as they start their search online, often before they land an agent.

But when it comes to local…we are the Farmers Market of real estate. Fresh and ready to serve!  Sell and buy local!

ALAMEDA REAL ESTATE THIS WEEK…
Broker Tour Tuesday 

Highest and Lowest Priced NEW listings this week

Active and Pending Inventory this week….61, 83

New  12
BOM  2 back on market
PCH  3 price changes
Pending  18
Sold  14
Withdrawn temporarily  1

ALAMEDA REAL ESTATE AWARDS THIS WEEK…remember this is only my perspective!
Winner of the week
It’s the raw deal
Get some of me to rehab
Cute, charming

The Park Street Art and Wine Fair is this weekend!  Have some fun in the sun, and do a bit of shopping!

That’s a wrap!

best, marilyn