DeLeon Insight November 2018

 

THE DIMINISHING ROLE OF BUYERS’ AGENTS

By Michael Repka

Over the past 20 years, technology has enhanced and improved many industries. The quality of products and services has gone up, while, thanks to improvements in efficiency, the cost to consumers has often gone down. Unfortunately, real estate is not one of those industries — even in Silicon Valley, the technology capital of the world.


EXCLUSIVE ARRANGEMENT WITH DA LUSSO DESIGNS

By Michael Repka

The July issue of the DeLeon Insight newsletter includes an article discussing the challenges that limitations on staging inventories can pose for real estate agents during the busy time of the year. This article will address some further enhancements to our design services…[READ MORE]


PATIENCE WENT FROM BEING A VIRTUE TO A NECESSITY WHEN CONSTRUCTING A HOME

By Ken DeLeon

Patience is a virtue. While this has always been the case in the construction industry, patience has now gone from a virtue to a necessity. With the Silicon Valley economy thriving for many years, construction projects are now experiencing the longest wait times for city approval than at any other time during my nearly twenty years in real estate…[READ MORE]

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OPEN HOUSE LIABILITY: THE RISK AND BENEFITS OF OPEN HOUSES

By Audrey Sun

Although I have been with DeLeon Realty for over four years, I still remember my time as an independent contractor agent working at a big brokerage. At my old firm there was always a push for open houses. However, much of what I heard was focused on the benefit to the agent and the brokerage rather than to the seller of the property…[READ MORE]


HIDDEN DANGERS TO ARBITRATION IN REAL ESTATE CONTRACTS

By Michael Repka, Esq.

When looking to buy or sell real estate, many clients ask their real estate agent whether they should initial the arbitration provision. If initialed by both sides, this provision binds the parties to arbitrate most disputes that arise under the contract…[READ MORE]


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