Entries by Michael Repka

The Downside to Live Offer Presentations

In this hot Sellers’ market, multiple offers and above-asking bids are common. In fact, it is not unusual for a home to receive ten or more offers. Naturally, agents who are representing Buyers like the opportunity to present their clients’ offers directly to the Sellers so they can argue points beyond the price and terms […]

Buying Real Estate Sight Unseen

The world is getting smaller and technology is getting better. It is no surprise then that the Silicon Valley real estate market has seen an increase in the number of people who are buying homes without personally visiting the properties. There are two main reasons for this phenomenon. First, the heated pace of the market […]

Unlocking Value Before You Sell

In the March edition of the DeLeon Insight, we examined “fixer-uppers” as an opportunity for buyers to get a relative value in this red-hot sellers’ market. In this article, we will look at ways in which prospective sellers can make sure they aren’t the ones selling their home at a “relative value.” In other words, […]

DeLeon Realty Celebrates a Record-Breaking Year

For the DeLeon team, 2014 was a phenomenal year. Our sales soared 65% to approximately $559 million—a number never achieved by any Northern California Realtor® or team. In fact, our team’s sales volume exceeds all but a few local brokerage offices, despite the fact that most offices aggregate the sales of scores of individual agents […]

Real Estate Game Plan

  Real estate has traditionally been one of the best ways to build true wealth. The combination of security, leverage, and tax advantages are virtually unmatched in the investment world, yet people devote far more time and energy to developing a long-term strategy for managing their stock portfolio than they do in developing a long-term […]