INTRODUCING OUR PIPER M600

By Michael Repka, Instrument-Rated Pilot, DeLeon Air Force The Newest Addition to the DeLeon Family Over the past few years, we have seen a significant spike in affluent homeowners selling their Silicon Valley properties and moving to lower tax states.…

OFF-MARKET SALES ALMOST ALWAYS COST SELLERS MONEY, BUT SOME MAY THINK PRIVACY IS WORTH THE PRICE

By Michael Repka, Esq. Once a real estate agent starts to feel comfortable that they have the inside track on a listing, many start angling for an opportunity to show the property to their buyers, or their office’s buyers, before allowing other…

FLAWS IN THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

By Michael Repka, Esq. Recently, I attended the country’s preeminent real estate convention, Inman Connect in New York City, where I had the opportunity to watch presentations by a variety of different luminaries in the real estate industry.…

Uncovering Sharon Heights

By Audrey Sun Neighborhood  Settled in the hills of Menlo Park, Sharon Park offers an exclusive, upper-middle class, Norman Rockwell-like family-oriented community. The neighborhood is approximately 1.8 square miles of tree-lined streets and verdant…

Disclosure of Real Estate Commissions Paid to Buyer’s Agents

By Michael Repka There is a new controversy brewing in the real estate industry. Washington state recently began requiring the public disclosure of the real estate commission paid to the buyer's agent. This has some real estate agents incensed. Recently,…

Who is really your broker?

By Andrew VanSlyke, Esq. Here at DeLeon Realty, we pride ourselves on innovating and changing the way that Realtors® do business. A prime example is how we provide a comprehensive and integrated team to assist clients in a multitude of aspects of…

Don’t Let Agents Use Your Home as Bait to Attract Buyers

By Michael Repka  As an experienced real estate attorney, and the head of the area’s most successful listing team, I am regularly amazed by the sheer number of sellers that let their listing agents use their home as bait to attract buyers. Listing…

California Disallows

By Michael Repka, Esq., LL.M.— Taxation The United States Treasury Department has long accepted the proposition that taxpayers must only recognize gain on the sale of investment property upon receipt of the consideration paid, irrespective of…