Tuesday, November 16, 2021 / by Leticia Almaro Nicolini
Is it Really the Most Wonderful time of the Year?
You know the song, the one that says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year?” Well, there is something to it. The current year is coming to a close and the celebration of Christmas and other faith driven holidays offers a special time to give thanks, be joyful, pray for peace and feel hopeful.
If you look around, you will notice this giving spirit exists unlike any other time of the year. But why can’t it be that way everyday, every year? I think it can. It just takes intention and a little effort. Here’s what we’re doing and how you can help.
As we all are anticipating the holidays, some homeowners are less than enthusiastic because they feel trapped. They desperately need to exit their current place and give themselves a big Christmas Gift - a NEW place to call home.
If you or a friend are thinking about selling, make sure to choose a real estate team yo; ...
Thursday, July 1, 2021 / by Leticia Almaro Nicolini
We assume the rights of freedom and debate its boundaries in politics, yet how often do we take time to reflect on what freedom means to us personally? Freedom is not a concept carved from stone; it is malleable and personal, always shifting shape depending on where you find yourself standing and the angle of the slanting light. My personal definition of freedom is the ability to act based on my convictions without external restriction or retribution. It is the ability to represent myself as I see myself to be, not having to hide or disguise who I am in order to pursue happiness, fulfillment, and growth. It is the power of free self-expression. Personal freedom is one of my top three values.
Of course, there are boundaries to freedom. My actions should not hurt others or restrict their personal freedoms, and so this is the dance of conscience. Will, what I want conflict with what others want or need? If so, how can I have the personal autonomy I need while respecting the freedom of t; ...
Monday, October 14, 2019 / by Leticia Almaro Nicolini
The Story of Mount Everest
Sue came to one of our open houses in Concord, met with her after the open house and she asked us to help her find a home for her family. Sue thought the east bay would be affordable but realized her commute every day to Milpitas but be long. Sue decided to stay in San Jose area, we explained how competitive the market in San Jose was and that a successful transaction will depend on her trusting our expertise and following our lead. Sue was pre-approved with a lender and knew what her budget was.
After a few showings, she fell in love with a cute flipped house, perfect for her because she wouldn’t have any fixing to do to it. We presented a very competitive offer which was accepted right away. We encounter a bump in the road with lender, but it was all worked-out. The seller and Listing Agent were very understanding, we kept them informed along the way, and we successfully close escrow and Sue and her family m; ...
Monday, October 7, 2019 / by Leticia Almaro Nicolini
The Story of Trinity Ct.
David is a CPA and the Trustee of his father’s Trust. We interviewed with him a couple of times before taking the listing, provided him with substantial information to share with the other family members in preparedness to listing the house and had meaningful conversation about what the best strategy for their situation was. We understood how delicate and controversial this type of family situations can be after the loss of a father, therefore, we knew that our experience, patience, guidance and open communication would be essential factors for this family to get through this transaction successfully.
The house was in good shape to be sold in “As-Is” condition without the big hassle of repairing or remodeling it, which it was the best route to take for the family after the heartache of a significant loss.
We coordinated with the family a timeline to vacate the father’s personal; ...
Monday, September 30, 2019 / by Leticia Almaro Nicolini
The Story of Pacheco Blvd
BUYER: DAN & BECKI
Dan and Becki came to one of our open houses when they first started looking for homes, we met that afternoon and our quest for them started right away. They had been qualified with an on-line lender, we advised them to get pre-approved with a lender and within a couple of days they were for an FHA loan.
Dan and Becki were very motivated, proactive and cooperative clients. They did their homework, checking the listings and information we provided, driving-by the neighborhoods of houses of preference, and very quickly we found the home they liked. We presented a very competitive offer which it got accepted right away. The transaction was a bliss, the sellers were responsive, the lender was a great allied, and in no time we closed escrow and Dan and Becki were ready to move in. The whole family is happy in their new home.