Impactful Real Estate News
Leticia Almaro Nicolini
The Almaro Team
The Love Doctor is in…
Not that I am the Dr. of Love or anything like that… But then again, most of my family refer to me as Dr. Lety. After all – Love is a very splendid thing. When my husband and I were planning our wedding back in 2001 we agreed to reveal to all in attendance words that would convey our LOVE for each other. My favorite Love Description is from 1 Corinthians 13: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.
It doesn’t matter your ‘religious persuasion’ to say “yea, that IS a great description of LOVE”. I am talking LOVE because February is the Love month, rightly celebrated with Valentine’s Day.
I could go on with all kinds of examples like – Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, even go all business on you with accolades about how much we love doing business with you, or how much we love your referrals and more – but, the point is we do love helping people sell and buy real estate. And those people say we are good it!
In fact, if it’s OK with you, let me focus just a bit on the REFERRAL request.
Please know that my team and I are eager to help anyone you know wanting to make a move so much so that we are willing to make an offer that they will LOVE.
For the month of February, anyone considering making a move that you refer to me, we will guarantee them in writing their home will sell or we’ll buy it at a price acceptable to them.
We just need to agree on the price and possession date with the seller.
This is where you can help!
If you or anyone you know is considering making a move, we would like to offer them a FREE No Obligation Market Analysis that will give them a real idea of what they can expect to sell their home for.
Just like we are thankful for you and your business, I am confident your referrals will be thanking you for steering them in the right direction on getting their home sold!!!
AND remember, YOUR referrals help the kids…
We are on a mission to raise $10,000 for B WALKER RANCH! Their goal is to create a day program for adults with disabilities, mainly autism. If you or anyone you know is considering making a move, not only will they benefit from our award winning service, but you can rest assured that we are also donating to a very worthy cause.
So, YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE KIDS…
Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team?
Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, you can rest assured a very worthy cause benefit as well.
I want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move, so here are your options:
- You can call me direct at 925-216-7720 or
pass on my number.
- If you or someone you know is planning to make a move have them text LETY to 925-392-3202 to get my virtual business card.
- You can visit my website to refer a friend www.bit.ly/38x83mo
- And Start Packing Today!!!
Over the last two decades of helping hundreds of families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people. People like you! So your referrals, those you know considering a move, that we help – you can rest assured that not only will they get the award winning service we are known for and the guarantee to back it up, but that a solid portion of the income we receive from the transaction will go toward a very worthy cause.
I hope you and your family are well and this Valentines Season brings you much joy and happiness.
Happy Valentine’s Day from the Love Doctor!
Leticia Almaro Nicolini
& The Almaro Team
There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House
If you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that many people believe the winter months aren’t a good time to sell a home. As realtor.com Senior Economist George Ratiu recently noted,
“Sellers tend to be more reluctant to list during the colder time of year when the market typically makes a seasonal slowdown.”
However, a recent report by ShowingTime reveals how this year is different. Buyer activity is way up compared to the same time last year. The report explains,
“The nation’s 12.6% growth in home showings compared to 2018 was the most significant jump in buyer traffic during the current four-month streak of year-over-year increases. The West Region saw the greatest growth in activity, with a 23.1% jump – the region’s greatest in the history of the Showing Index.”
Winter is know as the sellers market because there is a high demand for homes from buyers and low inventory since most people are not willing to sell during the holidays. A seller’s market is a fantastic time to sell your home as you could secure a sale price that’s higher than your listing price, or at least more than your bottom line (the lowest price you’d be willing to accept for your home). If you’re buying a home in a seller’s market, be aware that the seller has the advantage. Don’t leave a buyer in waiting.
Waiting for the “spring buyers’ market” may be a mistake this year. It seems the purchasers are already out and looking to buy.
The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?
Which month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search? If you’re like most of us, you probably think the surge happens in the spring, likely in April. Not anymore. According to new research, January 2019 was only 1% behind February for the most monthly views per listing on realtor.com.
So, what does that mean? The busiest season in real estate has just begun.
The same research indicates,
“Historically, April launched the kickoff of the home shopping season as buyers would come out of their winter hibernation looking for their new home. However, the spring shopping season now starts in January for many of the nation’s largest markets.”
With the reality of fewer homes on the market in the winter, and that supply naturally increases as we head to the spring market, waiting for more competition to list in your neighborhood this year might put you behind the curve. Perhaps now is the time to jump into the market.
George Ratiu, Senior Economist at realtor.com says,
“As shoppers modify their strategies for navigating a housing market that has become more competitive due to rising prices and low inventory, the search for a home is beginning earlier and earlier.”
There is a lot of speculation in the market about why the search for a home is shifting to an earlier start. The one thing we do know is if you’re thinking about buying or selling a home this year, the earlier you get started, the better.
Reminder: When should you sell something? When there is less of that item for sale and the greatest number of buyers are in the market. That’s exactly what is happening in real estate right now.
The new spring market for real estate is underway. If you’re considering buying or selling, let’s connect, so you have the advantage in this competitive market.
October Newsletter 2019
The month of October can be a spooky month, maybe even a scary month with monstrous problems. Yikes!! Well maybe not, but words like that seem to be popping up everywhere as kids and adults alike look forward to Halloween.
In fact, according to the USA Today, adults spend more on themselves to celebrate Halloween than any other day during the year. I get that. Especially if they want to hang out with the kids to go trick or treating, or to a Halloween party of some kind.
For many homeowners and home buyers though, they are truly scared. Scared to death of how in the world they are going to get out of their house and into their next one (the trick).
My Treat: As a result of working with over 1,000 families over a 20-year time span, we have developed a special program to help home sellers and home buyers. We will guarantee the sale of their present home at a price agreeable to them and in the unlikely event their home does not sell, we’ll buy it. Now that is how you turn a trick into a real treat.
During October, many children love costumes, haunted houses, candy, and the chaos of Halloween, but for children on the autism spectrum, the holiday can feel overwhelming. From the type of fabric that a costume is made out of to the large crowds of kids.
Since Halloween can seem scary, The Almaro Team has come up with 4 steps to ensure that every kid has an awesome Halloween.
- Visualize: Show them photos and video and preview the route that you will take on Halloween night.
- Explain: Talk them through the social cues and research to answer any questions.
- Practice: Dress them in their costumes before Halloween and walk them through the route you plan on taking. Invite some friends to dress up and practice as well.
- Perform: It is the big night and you have to remember that it is all about having fun this October.
Each month I do my best to remind you that YOUR referrals change lives… Through our Go Serve Big mission, we are on a mission to raise $10,000 for B Walker Ranch by donating a portion of our income from home sales to them. B Walker Ranch has established itself as one of the top organizations supporting Adults with Autism in the Bay Area. They are dedicated to helping these adults learn and grow in a ranch environment.
As a non-profit, B Walker Ranch depends on Sponsorships and Donations to continue its leading-edge service. We proudly donate a portion of our income from real estate sales to B Walker Ranch to help them continue serving the needs of those who most need it in our community!
Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team? Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service and ironclad guarantees but those who need help the most in our community will get it from B Walker Ranch!
Just give me a call or pass my number on to anyone you know considering buying or selling.
My number is 925.216.7720
If you would like to find out more about B Walker Ranch visit their website or go to www.ReferralsHelpAutism.com
Life moves fast for some and we are eager to make the Home Selling and Buying experience a smooth rewarding one. Over the last two decades of helping hundreds of families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people. People like you! Go Serve Big!!!
P.S. It’s easy to refer those you know considering buying or selling a home.
Just call me at 925.216.7720 or pass on my number.
Boy… It’s hot, and not just outside.
You don’t have to be a weather person to predict the weather this time of year. We all know… it’s the hottest time of the year. But that’s not all that’s hot. The economy is red hot too. By all measures the best economy in 20 years or so.
This is GOOD for most reading this, but there will be some exceptions. There always are. An example could be someone will sell a house and make out great, meaning a buyer pays a bit more than they would have not too long ago. And in some areas, the opposite happens. Seller does not make out that great, but the buyer does. Most home owners who do NOT have to sell of course know this and will hold back on buying or selling. That will of course impact supply and demand. Results right now? RED HOT opportunities!How does this impact you? Well, it is a HOT time to invest in real estate. Single family, multi-family, even farm land. If you didn’t get the memo, here is a special clause from our Buyer and Seller Agreements of our VIP Client Program enabling past clients of ours to create additional wealth thru real estate.
Welcome To Summer!
In this issue we would like to share some mistakes to avoid when moving up to a new home. Unlike the experience of buying a first home, when you’re looking to move-up, and already own a home, there are certain factors that can complicate the situation. It’s very important for you to consider these issues before you list your home for sale. Not only is there the issue of financing to consider, but you also have to sell your present home at exactly the right time in order to avoid either the financial burden of owning two homes or, just as bad, the dilemma of having no place to live during the gap between closings.
In this Summer edition of InHouse, I outline the six most common mistakes homeowners make when moving to a larger home. Knowledge of these six mistakes, and the strategies to overcome them, will help you make informed choices before you put your existing home on the market.
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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
Happy July everyone, this month is all about celebrating our independence as a country. We show support and pride every 4th of July to honor those who risked their lives to make our land free. Much like those heroes, Rotary is on their own mission to promote peace, prevent future conflicts and help refugees who have fled dangerous areas or fighting disease. They are able to do this by educating and equipping communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. Rotary leads the way in restoring lives one person and one community at a time. Rotary supports local neighborhoods like Concord and Walnut Creek to help improve our communities as well as many international locations.
To learn more about how YOU can make a DIFFERENCE by simply referring anyone you know that is looking or considering buying/selling check out our newsletter. Just click on the image below and learn more about how easy it is to give back!
YOUR REFERRALS REALLY HELP THE KIDS!
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