Thursday, December 23, 2004

Holiday Season 2004

Each Thursday, brokers in the Oakland and Berkeley area go out and tour the new listings in the area. Today I got another reminder that the holidays are near when I found out that today's tour consists of a grand total of four houses in the Oakland and Berkeley area.

That's perfectly understandable. Sellers, if possible, generally like to wait until after the Holidays to list their houses. This allows them to rest easily and not have to worry about keeping their house in condition to be showed to perspective buyers. They also don't have to worry about a motivated buyer unexpectedly showing up for Christmas dinner.

While buyers may be following suit, I've been working with a list of active buyers who are ready to act if presented with the right opportunity. For the most part, I'll be working through the holiday season. With any luck, my buyers and I will find ourselves to be in the "right place at the right time" and snap up a extra holiday present.

I love my job. Each day is an exciting adventure where I can help people realize their real estate aspirations.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Pitfalls in a Heated Market

Great article in the Chronicle last Sunday regarding a sticky situation in the East Bay regarding multiple offers and an angry, jilted potential buyer.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Berkeley ZAB Approves San Pablo Ave Condos

It looks like a condo project located at 2700 San Pablo Ave in Berkeley got the go ahead at the latest Zoning Adjustments Board meeting. If all goes well, it looks like construction is planned to start in summer 2005 and will be completed a year later. You can read about it here.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Time To Make the Switch

Firefox is contuning to gain ground on IE. I started using it a couple months ago and was sold instantly. Now it seems to have surpassed 10 million downloads and is cutting into Microsoft's dominance of the browser market. It's a free download. Try it out.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

The State of Bay Area Real Estate

As a real estate agent in the Bay Area, I like it when I open up the Sunday SF Chronicle to find a nice, in depth article dissecting the state of our Real Estate market. It's a great read and anyone who's involved in real estate should check it out.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

In The Begining

Welcome the first post in the blog of Andy Kaufman.

I've recently caught the blogging bug and I decided to try for myself. I've never been much of a writer, so you're going to have to bear with me for a bit, but here goes.