Laura Rivera's (laurarivera) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker - CA RE License 01117012
Today, I had to have my buyers send a "Notice to Seller to Perform", to close escrow.  The sellers are REO sellers. Usually it is the other way around, the seller giving the buyers notice to perform and close escrow. My buyers have scheduled for the  moving truck. They have to cancel last minute....
Two weeks ago, we received a call from a stranger who happened to find Michelle, a realtor  from our office collapsed in a parking lot. This angel called 911 and and followed her to the hospital. She needed to notify her family members, found our office number and later on, we were notified of Mi...
     Asking $418,000, sold for $430,000 on March 10, 2005 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, condo, updated kitchen!         THREE YEARS, 2 months LATER ! May 2008 For Sale: Asking $269,900. same condo, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, no kitchen.  For sale by bank (REO). The listing says: Buyers' earnest money deposit sh...
I recently wrote a second offer for my buyers that was of course, a low ball offer. The sellers gave a counter offer which I presented to my buyers. My buyers did not even counter the counter offer back.   I called Don, the listing agent and told him, "Sorry, no deal", to which he responded, "You...
The following article appeared in today's San Francisco Chronicle and other local newspapers. The victim (my friend) also appeared on local TV last night and will appear in Good Morning America. Believe or not, she even held an open house last week-end, went to our marketing meeting and looked at...
Often times, we hear our fellow agents getting attacked while showing a property. But when it happens to one of your own, who you know and work with in the past, you can't help but say, "This could happen to me as well".This fellow agent luckily survived the attack as she pleaded for her life and...
 Castro Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Alameda County, California, United States. As of the 2000 census, it is the fifth most populous unincorporated area in California, and the twenty-third in the United States.Castro Valley has some of the finest Eichler houses left in the San Fra...
If you are the listing agent of a property that has been on the market for two months with no offer, and you know that a buyer had looked at your seller's property three times already, and after you check with the buyer's agent if this is a ready, willing and able buyer  and confirmed that this i...

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