THE SECOND STORY | October 26th, 2017

Autumn…Alameda…gorgeous and furious!

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Look what showed up this past week! Too nice of you Betsy!

One cool thing seller know how

The above, are some of the best tidbits of advice —–ever! Just tell the Buyers what’s not operating correctly…let them decide if they want to fix it, or have you fix it. I don’t advise any of my sellers to fix it, but rather give a dollar amount in the form of a credit, so Buyers can fix it themselves…or not.

If I’m taking stuff in, then I make myself take stuff out. Kind of my own personal swap party. Toss it or put it out on the curb, and hope somebody takes it. And if you are even thinking about moving…make a note to yourself….just do it! Take a photo of what’s special…and put that on your fridge! Wouldn’t it be lovely to put the storage places out of biz?

Thank you, Sean, for helping me clear out debris from under the back porch! Now it’s completely wood-free. And for hanging up my wind chimes. Thank you, Sutter, for forcing me to keep some items. But there are no guarantees.

Next big job is to clear out my office and totally reorganize it, when I have some quiet time. No promises about when that will be. But good intentions usually take the day!

Alameda Real Estate this Week

Broker Tour Tues 9

New 10

Pending 18 including my listing at 2872 Baywalk Road….4 offers.

PCH price change 4 very interesting to see agents send emails saying ‘still available.’

Sold 17

WT 1 withdrawn temporarily

Expired 1

Questions about the Alameda market? I’d like to hear some of your answers! My recent pending sale, this past Wed had 4 out-of-area folks and their agents fighting for it. Just like the owners are moving out of state, these offers represent folks who don’t live in town, and who have discovered Alameda and all of its qualities.

Have a great weekend! 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!