THE SECOND STORY | May 27th, 2021

Here’s why I don’t like…..

Water views!

New listing….2 Invincible Court, Marina Village, Alameda

….pre-emptive offers. Somebody’s going to get very upset (I was going to say pissed off)! if my Seller accepted one of those offers.

I’ve had 4 agents ask me if the Seller would look at pre-emptive offers. Of course, I needed to ask my seller. And I also told her that we’ve published an offer date, and those who are respectful of that date would be very upset if we had an offer accepted before that date/time.

The goal is to have a happy seller(s) and happy buyer(s), who play by the rules, as stated in the MLS.

Alameda Real Estate this Week


AC (active contingent on selling another property)

PCH (price change)

PSB (pending sale, want backups)

BOM (back on market – fell out of escrow)

DOM (days on market)

Active Listings this week  31 incl. 1 BOM

DOM  high  1401  low  4   avg  87   med  30

Pending listings this week  14 incl.  2 psb

DOM  high 658  low 7  avg  58  med 30

Sold listings this week  12

DOM  high  18  low 2  avg 8  med 8

The weather folks say that it will get hot (our version of heat) in Alameda. So get out there and enjoy it!

Be safe! If you have ??? about the real estate market, let me know. This market will start to slow down, even stop: it may be a man-made reason or a nature-made reason, but this can’t go on forever.

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!