Seller Articles

Seller Articles

BOOST YOUR HOME’S EFFICIENCY

JILLIAN MRSNYJanuary 19, 2017
During the warm seasons, we tend to spend so much time outside we often ne­glect simple updates that can help make our homes more efficient. Here are a few suggestions for creating an energy-effi­cient home for the new year. We...

2017 PREDICTIONS FOR SILICON VALLEY’S HOUSING MARKET

KEN DELEON, ESQ.January 19, 2017
“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” - Niels Bohr, Nobel laureate in physics While prognosticating always has risks, doing so now feels particularly perilous in light of the recent presidential elec­tion result. Media pundits mostly got...

YEAR IN REVIEW

MICHAEL REPKA, ESQJanuary 19, 2017
There is no doubt that 2016 was a turbu­lent year for real estate in many prime parts of the Peninsula. The softening of the overheated market that we have experienced over the past few years, cou­pled with uncertainty associated with...

HOW DO ASSET BUBBLES AND RECENT CHANGES IN CHINA AFFECT SILICON VALLEY REAL ESTATE?

KIM HENG,MBAJanuary 19, 2017
As the real estate market in Silicon Valley cools off, many people are concerned it seems the power of Chinese investment money throughout the area is waning. Local buyers can’t help but feel that the settling of the market means...

UP-AND-COMING DESIGN TRENDS

MARIA McGARRYJanuary 19, 2017
“For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!” - Mehmet Murat Ildan As we make our “move” from 2016 into 2017, let’s take a look at emerging...

NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT COLLEGE TERRACE OF PALO ALTO

KEN DELEON, ESQ.January 19, 2017
“Everything old is new again.” - Peter Allen & Carol Bayer Sager Palo Alto is renowned as the “Birthplace of Silicon Valley” and has a worldwide reputation as a center of innovation and technology. However, the origins of Palo Alto...

Representing the Buyer and the Seller: Can the Practice Continue in California?

Sigrid Waggener, Esq.November 1, 2016
Although the practice of “dual representation”—representing the buyer and seller in a real estate transaction—is completely legal and widely accepted in California, it seems impossible for one real estate agent to zealously represent the disparate interests of the buyer and...

Breathing Life into an Expired Listing

Michael Repka, Esq.January 1, 2016
Anyone who has ever walked down a café-lined street in an unfamiliar foreign city understands the draw of a crowd. Whether a packed restaurant or a bustling store, interest reflects desirability. A few years ago, my wife and I were...

What Exactly Is DeLeon? A Man? A Team? A Brokerage?

Michael Repka, Esq.January 1, 2016
There is a bit of a controversy in the real estate community. Many wonder whether it is fair to compare the DeLeon Team to the individual agents or small teams of two or three agents and a couple of assistants...

8 Questions to Ask Your Listing Agent

Michael Repka, Esq.January 1, 2016
The successful sale of a home requires a listing agent who employs a strong team and a comprehensive marketing approach. The seller will rely upon the listing agent for market expertise, negotiation acumen, and reliable advice regarding various procedural and...