Entries by DeLeon Team

Representing the Buyer and the Seller: Can the Practice Continue in California?

DeLeon Insight – November 2016 By Sigrid Waggener, Esq.  Although the practice of “dual representation”—representing the buyer and seller in a real estate transaction—is completely legal and widely accepted in California, it seems impossible for one real estate agent to zealously represent the disparate interests of the buyer and the seller, even when the situation […]

Overview of the Right to Repair Act

  SB 800 (California Civil Code section 895 et seq.), also known as the Right to Repair Act, applies to certain construction defect claims involving new residences that were or are originally sold on or after January 1, 2003. Among other things, SB 800 sets forth (a) the performance standards for builders of such homes, […]

Marketing Perspective: Identifying Selling-Points

  Most real estate agents understand the significance of marketing the strengths of a home to attract the right buyer. However, many agents simply do not have the ability or the resources to showcase every listing to its maximum potential. Our in-house marketing team strives to ensure our materials are as informative as they are […]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Barron Park of Palo Alto

What do two famous donkeys, Ulysses S. Grant, and David Packard all have in common? They all spent a fair amount of time in the Barron Park neighborhood of Palo Alto! For a neighborhood with no sidewalks that prides itself on being a rural oasis, Barron Park has a unique history of innovation and independence […]

Surprisingly Simple Suggestions for Sellers

It is no secret that home improvements can add value to a home. While preparing dozens of home listings, we have witnessed well-prepared homes sell sooner and for more money than nearly identical homes listed concurrently. But the value is not entirely in the dollar invested or even the square footage. In fact, extensive renovations […]

How to Successfully Organize Your Home

Believe it or not, organization can boost your home’s value significantly. Properly and attractively sorting your interiors will serve both to impress prospective buyers and to demonstrate the functionality of your home. Have you ever envied the crisp, clean interiors of homes featured in design magazines or on home improvement websites? Most people think they […]

Investing in a REIT

In the early 2000s, many investors jumped onto the rollercoaster of excitement known as the stock market. However, once the stock market proved too volatile and inconsistent with forecasts, investors became less confident and looked elsewhere to invest their hard-earned money. As our market evolves, millennials in particular grow more concerned about the future of […]