THE SECOND STORY | May 12th, 2017

Tour days can be lovely.

From Bay Farm Island looking over towards                       South Shore beach!

This week makes me realize why I go out on the Broker Tour.

First, if it’s nice, I usually ride my bike to see the properties.

Second, I get to see agents with whom I’ve either done a transaction, or just haven’t seen for awhile. Folks move on, change companies, start companies and it’s always so neat to find out what they’ve been up to, sometimes after years of not seeing them!

Third, most agents are genuinely kind, thoughtful, and love their jobs! It’s fun to talk with them and find out what makes them tick. It’s refreshing!

Fourth, some agents are just rude. But that’s life. And it makes me appreciate the decent agents even more.

Alameda IS a a small town. I biked over to meet with a lender on Wednesday late afternoon while we each had a beverage over at Blue Dot Cafe, and we agreed that each of our reputations are on the line for everything that we do…not only as human beings, but more so when we conduct business in this town.

Alameda Real Estate this Week

Broker Tour Tues 12 saw 5 this week, via bike! How nice!

New 15

PCH (price change) 1

BOM (back on market) 1

Pending 15

Sold 15

WC (withdrawn, cancelled) 1

Alameda Real Estate Awards this Week (imho)

Cute Charming 

How low can you go? (need to do lots of checking before you buy this…two of us told the agent that it may not be a legal duplex, but he told us to check it out ourselves.) Not much help there.

Never seen one of these row my knowledge. Looks a bit plain on the outside, but quite nice on the inside. Reminds me of a Daly City house…head upstairs to get to the living space, head downstairs to get to the garage and other living space.

Classic bungalow

That’s a wrap for now! Call if you have real estate questions.

best, marilyn

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I arrived in Alameda in 1973, as a new bride...with husband Carl Schumacher, both of us from Newport Beach. He was embarking on his career as a Naval Architect (i.e. yacht designer) under Gary Mull. Please see the 'ABOUT ME' page in this website! to see how it has all turned out! I'm so blessed!