THE SECOND STORY | April 11th, 2019

“Thank you for helping me to realize that online house hunting is..

….is about as useless as online dating:-)”

This just cracked me up, today. And it was sent by a marvelous woman, who is house hunting in Alameda.

Stacks of pink, in my backyard.

The photos do say a few things…like the difference between a professional photographer vs. an agent with a cellphone. Or if the agent doesn’t look to see if his photos are upside down/ or sideways (which recently happened).

The photos do give you an idea of how the property looks with staged furniture..and that will help bring folks in the house/condo/townhome.

Like an iceberg, there’s a lot more under the surface than you may realize.

What’s the neighborhood like? Is there a Neighborhood Watch? Where do folks shop? Where do they get good take-out? Where are the parks? Is there a skate park? How are the schools?

Get an agent who knows the ‘hood.’ You’re wasting your time if you don’t.

Alameda Real Estate this Week

Tues tour 11

New listings this week 10

Pending this week 12 including 1 pending sale: want back up PSB

Sold this week 5

Total active 28 including 1 AC (active contingent)  and 1 PCH (price change)

Total Pending 28 

OK. That’s a wrap!

Enjoy your weekend!

If you have questions about this market…maybe we can figure it out together.

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!