DeLeon Insight July 2019


THE DELEON TEAM JUST RANKED #1 IN THE ENTIRE USA

By Michael Repka

Way back in 2011, Ken DeLeon and I discussed the possibility of establishing an innovative new real estate team.  At that time, no individual agent or team from Northern California had ever been number one in the United States in terms of sales volume…


EIGHT THINGS THAT MAKE DELEON DIFFERENT

By Michael Repka, Esq.

Michael Repka and Audrey Sun ( on the left) with a group of DeLeon specialists (interior designer, field coordinator, copywriter, marketing manager, and real estate attorney)

1) WE NEVER TAKE MONEY FROM BOTH SIDES OF ANY TRANSACTION

Most brokerages, and even many individual agents, take money from both sides of the same transaction when they have the opportunity. While some try to characterize these payments as “referral fees” and have another agent in their office submit the offer in the other agent’s name, the listing agent and/or the brokerage still have a financial incentive to favor one offer over others…


THE ANGLE OF EVOLUTION: RESPONDING TO LIFE’S UPS AND DOWNS

By Ken DeLeon

My father was a brilliant professor and chairman of his mathematics department. He was a man of few words but highly articulate – when he spoke, people listened. In a discussion, it always seemed like he was calculating the best and most concise response as if he was solving a math equation…


CROSS-COLLATERAL FINANCING

By Steve Millender

Houses of different size with different value on stacks of coins. Concept of property, mortgage and real estate investment. 3d illustration

For clients who are considering purchasing a new home, either as a “trade up” from their existing residence, or to “down size” to be closer to family or to reduce expenses, there is financing available where no down payment may be required. Due to our close relationship with several financial institutions…


STAY FRESH LOCALLY: SILICON VALLEY FARMERS MARKETS

By Ann Ho

California is the best place for fresh fruits and vegetables. People have access to them all year round, unlike other states that experience extreme seasons. With California’s Central Valley only a short drive away from Silicon Valley, lots of variety and choices such as organic and non-GMO food are abundantly available….