Hi there I’m Lisa Doyle with J. Rockcliff Realtors and welcome to our seller’s tip of the month. I have had home owners asked me; Okay, so if I am going to sell my home and people have approached them with a buyer. Lets say there’s a buyer who wants to buy your home and your house is not officially on the market.

So, a lot of people ask me, so is that in my best interest if I don’t get to be fully exposed to the market? So, there’s a couple of things that I want to share with you that you might want to consider: some families that we help to sell their homes, their biggest interest is timing and having it be convenient.

So, for instance if you get one buyer who wants to buy your home and is willing to pay you a very fair price for your home and you have the convenience of not going to deal with multiple people looking at your home. Maybe you don’t have to do any fix up to get ready. Maybe they are willing to take it as is and you don’t have to repair any, touch up, carpet cleaning or yard maintenance or things like that. So for some families that approach works best for them. For others, they want to make sure that they maximize that multiple offer potential on your home and you want to hit the market and make sure you maximize your closure. So what I would tell you is each circumstance is very different.

So to answer questions that I’ve received from many people who want to know what the best strategy, I would talk a little bit about your, you know your individual plans and then of course, most buyers that are looking at homes today understand that the market has been competitive, and the willingness to offer a very fair price to you generally exists.

So just because you’re on the market and you sell the home to one buyer before you actually expose it fully, you can oftentimes gain that same price that you would if you had it on the market. Call me if you have any questions. My number is 925-890-7443. I look forward to talking with you soon.

Lisa Doyle,, Greg Doyle, San Ramon Homes, Danville Homes, Bay Area Homes, Bay Area Short Sales, Bay Area Foreclosure, Short Sale in San Ramon, East Bay Real Estate Market, Hardship


Hi there, I’m Lisa Doyle with J. Rockcliff Realtors and welcome to our how is the market segment. Today is happy Valentine’s Day, February 14th, and I’ve got a really interesting update to give you. As you know we’re tracking all of the statistics in our East Bay markets so that I can help you to anticipate where the market is going…you know, if you have plans of thinking of a move down the road, it’s good to track things so you can anticipate timing for yourselves.

Now we’re continuing to see a very active market at this point. Inventory is still very low, demand has been very strong, so of course there’s been the pressure on our prices. We’ve been able to calculate about a 12% rise in prices from January of this year from January of last year, 2012 just a continual improvement in our market.

But there is a very interesting statistic that I want you to be aware of, if you are planning to sell your home. Which this time of year, February generally speaking, we start to see more inventory, and that’s the trend that we’re seeing right now.
The total active new listings hitting the market this week in our east bay: 147. And there were 149 homes go pending, so we’re approaching an even keel now rather then 50 homes active and 200 pending in one week, which is what we were seeing for a while.

Two or three weeks ago our entire inventory from East Bay was just about t 320, 315, and 300. Right now, we’re up to 486. So we’re seeing that increase in inventory trends starting a little earlier than usual, so I think a lot of people are anticipating strong market, so just so you know, as far as our market, the heat of our market the more inventory we see the softer typically that aggressive price adjustment up will be, so if you’re thinking about making a move, probably sooner better than later just for your hitting the market at a time where you’ll get the possibility of multiple offers and a higher price.

So the rest of the market that’s going on right now total pending 1,194 and again that pending number is down just purely because inventories have been down. So there hasn’t been as much property for, you know buyer’s purchase. We did help a gentleman purchase a house this last week just to give you an idea of the type of heated market that we’ve seen here in our Danville, Alamo kind of the 680/580 corridor here, there were 37 offers on the property and fortunately our client was able to get his offer accepted, but again, market conditions are very very active in most price ranges, so be prepared if you’re buying or selling, now is a good time too, especially be a seller.

One statistic that I wanted to share, which most people feel like, okay, 2013 market is better: inventory is down, pressure on purchasing is up, prices are moving out. And yet just from January of 2012 there were 486 properties that closed escrow in our January 2013 we only had 430. Again, I think that that’s basically an outcome of having a very low inventory.
But our prices are rising and our number of units are shrinking so just keep that in mind if you are selling ….timing wise now is an extremely good time to hit the market and have the best shot. National crisis. So if you have any questions I will keep you posted. Next week I’m going to do an update with our lender on what’s going on on interest rates.

How are we anticipating the changes in interest rates and what’s going to take place there, for the next six to eight months of this year. If you have questions give me a call; my number is 925 890 7443 and I look forward to talking with you soon.

Lisa Doyle,, Greg Doyle, San Ramon Real Estate, San Ramon Homes, Danville Homes, Bay Area Homes, Bay Area Short Sales, Bay Area Foreclosure, Short Sale in San Ramon, East Bay Real Estate Market, Hardship

Two Homes Hitting The Market Very Soon!



513 Columbia Creek Drive (2-Story), San Ramon
Nearly 3700 Square Feet, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3-Car Garage
Huge bonus room, located in the very quiet Bent Creek Estates neighborhood.
It will officially be on the market after March 1st,  but can be shown earlier!


386 Roundhill Drive (1-Story), Alamo
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 2,501 Square Feet, .58 Acres
Live the Resort Lifestyle! 
This Move-In Ready Roundhill Country Club Home Could Be Yours!
Updated kitchen with hardwood floors, granite counters and stainless appliances which opens to the family room.
Family room has hardwood floors, beamed ceilings and a 12-foot Anderson slider which opens to the spacious flat backyard.  Situated on the golf course with fabulous views!