THE SECOND STORY | May 28th, 2020

End of May….hot, cold – what’s the Alameda market like?

What comes after heat? The fog.                     This was taken today…about noon.

This will be brief!

If you don’t get the Alameda Sun (our weekly newspaper that’s delivered by the USPS on Thursdays), I’d suggest that you subscribe to it!  It’s all about Alameda and even the ads are ALL Alameda (mostly). I find it has great news, current news, and of course because it’s an election year, you get the ‘for real’ local stuff.

Active Listings 31 incl.  1 AC (active contingent still available because it’s contingent on selling another property) 1 PCH (price change)

Average Days on Market = High 52, Low 0, Avg 0, Median 19

Pending Listings 42 incl. 11 Pending Sales want Backup offers

Average Days on Market = High 92, Low 0, Avg 22, Median 13

Sold 7 

Average Days on Market = High 52, Low 0, Avg 22 Median 22

No open houses are allowed. Showings involve no more than 2 buyers in the property at one time. Buyers need to be pre-approved (not just prequalified) so the Sellers (and their agents) don’t waste their time. Everybody must wear masks, booties, gloves, and you aren’t supposed to open/touch anything. Lookers need to use hand-sanitizer.

After the showing, owners ad/or agents must go in and wipe where hands may have touched the property (including cabinets, shelves, doors, stair rails, etc). Forms must be filled out by the Buyers, BEFORE any showing is conducted.

Because I sell only in Alameda city, I’m adhering to the Alameda County rules, and also the California Association of Realtor rules which comply with the state Health Officials. County rules take precedence over the state.

Lots of fun and challenges out in the real estate world!

Contact me if you have 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!