The middle of summer is here and it is time once again for FIVE San Bruno festive Friday night “Music in the Parks”! Every Friday night in August at San Bruno City Park the music starts at 6:00 and ends at 8:00 pm. We will have a variety a bands to keep us entertained the whole month! Read more…
If you visit the Shops at Tanforan in San Bruno, Ca. then the answer is “YES!” Prudential California Realty is the ONLY real estate office in the Bay Area, or in California for that matter, who has a full-on kiosk where there is Realtor on duty at all times with a computer, pre-approval info and listings to show you on the spot from San Francisco to San Jose, even the East Bay and Sonoma County!
We have had a spot in the mall for 16 years! We make at least one sale every few months and collect an average of 50 emails and contact info per week from people interested in either buying or selling a home.
We have a display case where shoppers can view all of the Bay Area’s most current listings in all price ranges. This is the most awesome marketing strategy for selling homes because we are being looked at by 1,000s of people per day! Nobody but Prudential California Realty in San Bruno has that incredible tool!
It’s also the most awesome place to work because you can talk to all kinds of people in all different price ranges about almost anything that has to do with real estate…interest rates, favorite places to live, where we came from, where we are going, and who wants to sell!
It is the most non threatening real estate environment known to man. Where else can you go to buy clothes, groceries, furniture, AND a nice home? You got it! …Prudential California Realty at the Shops at Tanforan in San Bruno!
Coordinating my first San Bruno fireworks booth this year was quite the experience! First of all, when I heard that this was my son’s new middle school’s, only major fundraiser, I thought “This is awesome! …their ONLY major fundraiser?” Well, the amount that these fireworks booths generate will tell you why! We don’t have the numbers yet but the constant stream of customers would lead me to believe that the numbers are phenomenal!
In a weeks work, we had a couple of lead coordinators who set up, collected and counted money, and tore down at the end of the week. The work, in between, was done by the hard working volunteer parents, teachers, community members and even an alumni who lives in San Lorenzo who wanted to help her old middle school! How cool was that?
I particularly enjoyed meeting and hanging out with the new parents that I will be with in the coming years at Parkside as well as chatting with fireworks consumers from all over the Bay Area! I was even interviewed by the Channel 7 News! The weather held up nicely for the 7 days that we were in business. We had a few foggy evenings but we were home soon so it was fine. We San Brunians are kind of used to that especially if you have ever played a sport here or had a kid that plays.
Well, the week is over and we can kick back and enjoy the rest of the summer now! Hmmm…what to do now??
~Karin Cunningham 650-438-3504
Prudential California Realty
Allen School PTA
So..HERE WE GO AGAIN! …and I’m not too thrilled about it being the fact that I work with a lot of house hunters who have little money to put down or just can’t wrap their minds around offering more than what a home is listed for.
In the past 2 years, I have not been as busy as I have been in the past 2 months, showing homes and trying to get offers accepted where there have been multiple offer situations. It is a phenomenon that we have not seen since 2002-2005. We are looking at competition from “all cash” buyers who are offering great amounts over the listing price to get these homes. I am also noticing that it is happening all over the Bay Area! In a few cases, for example, I showed 6-7 houses in San Jose where a few of them had up to 30 offers! Not the case last year or the year before. In Daly City, Pacifca, San Bruno and SSF, we are seeing offer dates set up for bidding wars. We haven’t seen that for awhile. I was setting up a home tour in Richmond and Hercules the other day and half of the homes sold in a few days! What??!!
Here are a few links that share my view of what’s happening…
http://sellingsf.com/2012/04/bay-area-real-estate-update/ (This one is short and sweet)
With Valentine’s Day coming up, and my being a Realtor, I thought it would be appropriate to ask people what they LOVE most about their homes! I posted the question on my personal Facebook page and these are some of the responses I got…Dolores in Richmond, Ca. said she LOVES that her neighborhood is quiet and Barbara from Brisbane, Ca. said she LOVES that every time she goes out on her deck, it feels like she’s on vacation. Julie in Hawaii said she LOVES dining on her lanai and relaxing outdoors. Kamala in South San Francisco said she LOVES her office facing the yard and all the critters that pass through, the view of the mountains, and pretty quiet neighbors. She LOVES the bedrooms upstairs away from common areas and hardwood floors. Sasha in San Bruno, Ca. said she LOVES her view! Read more…