THE SECOND STORY | September 24th, 2020


One of my real estate cohorts told me that she had a Seller who was hugely burdened by moving. “Good news,” the widowed husband said,  “I found my wife’s ashes.” OMG.

Per usual, if you have an open space…you’ll fill it with ‘stuff.’ We all need to pare down.

Speaking of cleaning…I had my annual check-up for my teeth last week. My dentist -for-the-day let me know that he was looking for a house in Alameda. I handed him my card, and went on my happy way….without any cavities.

Because we had the time to get to know each other last week, (he with his mask on and me without a mask, with my mouth wide-opened), I let him know to call me if he had any questions about the market.

He called me on Wednesday, saying he made an appointment with an agent who had a listing that he (and his family) wanted to see. He decided to call me because he didn’t want to work with the same person who was representing the seller. Smart man! It was nice to meet his family: comprised of 3 generations.

Last evening I prepped the PEAD (Property Entry Advisory and Declaration – Visitor) form so we could access the house.

It was a bit weird inside…and it didn’t work for my clients. We agreed that the location was great but…not the right house.

Remember – I let people know that you buy a location…that comes with a house (condo, townhome, TIC).  But if the location is not right or the house (condo, townhome, TIC) is not right….we move on!

I love working in this town…because folks are just friendly. 


Thank you, Betty!


AC (active contingent on selling another property)

PCH (price change)

PSB (pending sale, want backups)

Alameda Real Estate this Week

ACTIVE LISTINGS  54 including 2 BOM and 5 PCH

Days on market   high 1237  low 4  avg 59   med 9

PENDING LISTINGS  15 including 2 PSB

Days on market  high 81  low 0  avg 16  med 11


Days on market  high 16  low 51  avg 17  med 12

We’re done! Enjoy the weekend. Contact me if you have questions about the market…or just want to chat!

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!