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East Bay Mid Year Real Estate Market Report

San Francisco East Bay Market Report from the Ratoosh Group. Halfway through 2017, the number of homes for sale is similar to last year’s number but median prices have risen 8%. Watch and find out what comes next for Bay Area real estate!

 

The Disclosure Process When Selling Your Home

Watch for an overview of the disclosure process when selling your home in the Bay Area.

 

Selling Your Home with Video

How does video help sell your home? Home buyers prefer video when searching for homes. Because of this, Google, Facebook, Youtube, and other websites are prioritizing video content. With an identical ad budget, video allows a real estate agent to advertise your home to ten times the home buyers than you would be able to with photos alone.

When a real estate agent “buys the listing”

“Buying The Listing” is when a real estate agent promises a higher price to persuade a home seller to work with them. In the video, I show you how to see through this tactic and make the right choice when hiring an agent.

Where to Look for a Rental in the Bay Area

Devin Ratoosh talks about the best sources and websites to look for a rental home or apartment in the Bay Area.

Berkeley Rental Housing Cycle – The Best Time to Rent Your Apartment

When is the best time to find a tenant for your apartment?
The Berkeley rental market revolves around our biggest institution, UC Berkeley. Apartment demand is the highest when students are starting school in the Fall and letting out in the Spring for Summer vacation.

What is a Pre-Emptive Offer?

Time is of the essence, but it’s not first-come-first-served when it comes to buying a home. Devin Ratoosh discusses the pros and cons of making a pre-emptive offer when purchasing a property.

How much does Donald Trump affect Bay Area real estate prices? 

Not a whole lot. While the President’s policy decisions do impact our real estate market, there are greater forces in play. Real estate prices move in cycles that typically last between 7 and 10 years. We have now experienced six years of appreciating home prices here in the Bay Area. While demand is still high, and I don’t anticipate a downturn yet, the party can’t last forever…

Real Estate Agents vs Real Estate Broker

I will explain real estate commissions and what fees you can expect when interviewing real estate agents to help sell your home.

Always make sure you are comfortable with your real estate agent’s services and what they charge to sell your home.

Closing Costs When Buying a Home 

Devin Ratoosh talks about closing costs when buying a home in the East Bay.  Don’t wait until you’re about to close on your home to learn about closing costs. Factoring in the closing costs at the beginning of the home search can save you thousands of dollars.

How Much Does it Cost to Work with an Agent?

I will explain real estate commissions and what fees you can expect when interviewing real estate agents to help sell your home.

Always make sure you are comfortable with your real estate agent’s services and what they charge to sell your home.

When is the highest offer not the best? 

Devin Ratoosh explains the home sellers process when receiving multiple offers on their property. With the Bay Area’s hot housing market. Homeowners are finding themselves with lots of options when deciding who will buy their home.

What you need to know about appraisals as a homebuyer 

Devin Ratoosh describes the in and outs of the appraisal process when purchasing a home..

Why sellers underprice their home

Devin Ratoosh explains current home pricing strategy and trends in Berkeley, Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area. Starting your home search? Find local listings in Berkeley and Oakland at http://www.BuyEastBay.com

Great at finding you a home, not so great at watching your kids..

Devin Ratoosh reads Yelp reviews.