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It was an honor and a pleasure to prepare, market, list and sell 1917 Grand Ave. San Rafael CA 94901. This sale was near and dear to my heart because, as childhood neighbors, our families knew each other for over 50 years. The seller’s parents built the home in 1952 and the daughter’s fixed it up to today’s buyer's needs prior to going on the market. The result was beautiful. I staged, professionally photographed, thoroughly marketed and received 6 offers in 1 week. The buyers were all very competitive but an all cash no contingency offer beat the rest of them out. Listed at $815,000 and sold for $967,000.

Even in today’s market, taking the proper presale steps, bring in multiple offers and over asking bids more often than not. Don’t make a rookie

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Another happy buyer client closes escrow!  After losing out on two other multiple offer situations my buyer clients were finally able to secure and close on 167 Oak Manor Dr. in Fairfax (they were one of 4 offers). I met this couple two years ago when they attended my First Time Home Buyers Workshop. They took the time to understand the home buying process, save money for their down payment and get pre-approved. With inventory being so low and buyer demand being high, my clients were quick to learn that making their best offer from the get-go was the only way to an offer accepted.

It is a very cute home with high open beamed ceilings, large glass windows and just a quick stroll from downtown Fairfax. This three bedroom two bath two car garage

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Recently I had the opportunity to represent a buyer who bid on 26 Birch Ave in Corte Madera.  Our offer was one of four offers.  Needless to say my clients were not quite ready to spend the kind of money needed to get the home they really loved.  And I hate to say it, but it's well documented since January of 2012, the market has shifted to a seller's market. 

What exactly is a seller's market?  From what I'm seeing with listings in Marin, and with examples like 26 Birch, a seller's marktet occurs when appropriately priced properties receive multiple offers and are usually sold for over the list price.  Why are properties receiving multiple offers?  This is the law of supply and demand.  Too much demand, low supply and cheap

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I am excited to announce that I assisted my buyer client in securing 44 Main Dr. in San Rafael.  Just down the street from the bay, sits this beautifully remodeled 4 bedroom, 2 bath resort style home. The yard is complete with resurfaced pool, patio and new lawn. The house welcomes you through a private patio and a set of double doors to a light filled cathedral open beamed living room with glistening new hard wood floors. The kitchen is elegant and stylish, complete with granite counters, Bosch appliances and the rest of the home is freshly painted with new carpet and baths. My client is sure to enjoy this sun drenched oasis.

We looked throughout the county for the right combination of space, upgrades, location and price and found San Rafael to offer

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Have you heard?  It's all over the news.  Multiple offers are back!  Yikes.  

So how do you navigate this crazy market and still end up with a house you want for the price you want?  Uh hem... it would probably be best for you to change your perspective.  If you're looking to buy a house now and you've got the mentality that your buying in a buyers market, you'll add frustration and a lot of time to your search.  The current market is no longer a buyers market!  Take my advice and the sane, sound advice of your realtor. Position yourself to be the strongest offer on the table by following these steps.

One, get pre-approved.  I didn't say pre-qualified.  I said pre-approved.  The difference is you've got a written reply from the BANK of how much money

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