From the Desk of Rini Realtor – August 2017

I hope you are doing well!
Wanted to take a minute to thank you for your support and encouragement  … I’m starting my 7th year in real estate, and having helped with 80 home purchases and sales so far in these past 6 years, I truly feel grateful for your support, and trust in me!
On the real estate side the market is doing well … since the the jobs report was strong, the housing market is expected to continue to do well in the near future … Last month was a slightly slow month all across the Bay Area in terms of sales and rentals … the industry-wide analysis is that travel patterns of Bay Area residents have changed over the years and more folks are now choosing to travel overseas for longer periods in July-August … For buyers it seems to be a good time to hit the market … and for sellers this August-October stretch should see a strong market …
I’m writing to you from Vegas today, attending a real estate conference with the Nation’s Top Realtors … so if you know someone looking to relocate or thinking of buying an investment property in a different state please let me know and I’d be happy to connect them to someone in my network …
Also wanted to share with you about a few programs that are helping/encouraging households become more energy efficient …
Rising Sun Energy is a PGE backed non profit that helps households become more energy efficient … Rising Sun interns changed light bulbs to LED ones in my house and had some great advice …
OhmConnect helps you track your usage and comes up with suggestions to lower usage and you actually get paid through your Paypal account as you save energy …
And in case you have an Electric Car I hope you signed up for the $500 PGE credit? Woohoo!
Lastly, I hope to help 10 more people achieve their real estate goals by the end of this year! Do you know anyone thinking of moving? Who do you think I can help? Your referral is my highest compliment and I promise to always go the extra mile for you and your friends 🙂
Best regards,
Rini

From the Desk of Rini Realtor – April

Hope you all are doing well!
Just wanted to keep you updated on the Bay Area real estate market … inventory seems to have slightly improved, so for buyers wondering when the nice move-in-ready houses will hit the market it’s a good time to get started with the search … Talking about nice, move-in-ready houses, I have a couple of listings coming up in Fremont and in San Jose, Evergreen so if you have any one looking in these or other Bay Area markets please go ahead and introduce us … If this is the right house for them great, otherwise I will find them one 🙂 As you know, I love serving Sellers and Buyers trying to navigate the market, and my team and I are here to help!
This first quarter of the year, which is usually a slower one in general was a super busy one personally with 2 Closings and 4 Homes Pending, which goes to show that it is a robust market … of course none of us have crystal balls and cannot foresee what the market will be like in the next few years …  As Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said recently: “The simple message is the economy is doing well.”
And here’s a friendly reminder, Property Taxes are due by this Monday April 10th
Lastly if you bought a home this year please consider getting your taxes done professionally to see what you can deduct – your final HUD statement may have information that can be handy for you – please let me know if you need a copy …
Here to help you and yours 🙂 Thank you for your support, encouragement, and referrals always!
Best regards,
Rini

From the Desk of Rini Realtor … buying/selling/investing … and estate planning

Hope you all are doing well!

Now that Super Bowl is over, the Bay Area real estate market is ready to get started!!!
Just came back from an event in Palm Springs with 700 other top-producing realtors from all over the US ,Canada, and across the world … It was good to learn about best practices and take a few moments to think about what excites me … For me that would be meeting people 🙂 …
Wanted to give you a brief update on the market …. Jobs report came out strong and the stock market is doing well too, so interest rates are expected to have further hikes later this year … If you or anyone you know has been sitting on the fence thinking of buying, now is the time to start your search … Please let me know if you’d like to talk to one of my lending partners to find out more … Inventory is still very tight (so now is still a great time to be a seller) and most houses are getting multiple offers if priced right … Last week two of my clients’ offers got accepted, both were multiple offer situations and required some amount of turning cartwheels ( by yours truly) to get offers accepted …. Super happy for my clients!!
Lastly, one of my lawyer contacts, Simona Zakheim, is organizing a free seminar for parents with minor children. The seminar will cover financial issues affecting parents, how to pay for children’s college education and plan your estate for their financial future. This will be held on March 8th, 2017  6:30pm-8pm  – Whether your child is 16 days or 16years old I highly recommend that you consider attending the seminar and finding out more … For more details please message me at RiniRealtor@gmail.com or call me at (408) 836-2383 for more information.
Here’s to our mutual growth and well-being!
Best regards,
Rini

Happy New Year!

Hope the new year is treating you well!
Wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your support always! 70% of my business is by referral and I truly appreciate you helping me grow my business … It is now a year since I moved to Coldwell Banker Palo Alto office … it’s been a very positive experience and I’m enjoying growing my clientele in the Peninsula as well as serving those in the Fremont-San Jose belt.
On the mortgage side, loan limits have increased a bit and for FHA Buyers ( buyers looking to buy with 3.5% or more downpayment) the private mortgage insurance has reduced significantly!! This will surely bring in more buyers into the market and may also push up prices a little bit in the entry level market … And although interest rates are expected to rise multiple times this year, it will still remain historically low …
Housing inventory all over the Bay Area is very limited right now and it’s a good time to start planning if you’d like to list or buy this coming year … My Team and I look forward to helping your house look it’s shiny best so that buyers fall in love with it, and we will market and negotiate to get you multiple offers and top dollars!!! And for our Buyers, we will not rest till we get you the best 🙂
I look forward to catching up with you sometime soon!
Best regards,
Rini

From the desk of Rini Realtor

Hello and I hope you all are doing well!
There’s been changes in the market since the elections and I thought I should share some of the market readings with you … Interest rates have been going up, which means that buyers can afford less than they could a few months ago … Yet lending limits/norms are being eased somewhat so there are more number of first-time home buyers expected in the coming months …
Since current home values are at a record high it may be a great time to tap into your Equity and get an Open Equity Line. If you’ve been thinking of making upgrades, renovations, or an investment purchase this may come in handy …
On a different note – keeping with the Christmas Spirit our office is having a Toy Drive and A One Warm Coat Drive – the last date for collections is on 12/12 so please let me know if there’s anything you’d like to donate over the weekend?
Wishing you and yours the very best this Holiday Season and always!
Warm regards,
Rini
PS: Property Tax is Past Due after December 10th …

From the desk of Rini Realtor

Hope you all are adjusting well to the season change and the gentle realization that the year is coming to an end!! …  Please mark your calendars Sunday, November 6 Daylight Saving Time Ends

 On real estate news, interest rates are historically low, yet the market has been a bit soft in the last few months, largely because of the election stress … Great time for persistent buyers to get their offers accepted … in just the last couple of weeks I got offers accepted in Cupertino, Sunnyvale, and Fremont (all multiple offers, but less number of offers) …
 And I also have an off MLS listing in Hayward, in a prestigious golf community … seller is looking to enjoy Christmas in his home but open to the right offer … Please email/call me if you have any questions about this …
For all new home owners who bought this year, please note that your supplemental tax bill is probably on it’s way – it is your responsibility whether you receive it or not, so please visit your tax assessors website before they start adding late fees/penalties … ( I speak from experience) …
So far I’ve helped 14 home owners this year 🙂 … some were looking to buy their first home, some to move up, some to sell their house as they moved to newer neighborhoods … stories of new babies being born, people getting married, kids being able to get the schools they want. This truly inspires me and give me immense joy … Please continue to keep me in mind, and introduce me to anyone you think I can help sell/buy/invest …
Thank you always for your support, and for being a part of my journey!
Warmly,
Rini

From The Desk of Rini Realtor :)

Dear Friends, Family, and My Blog Readers,

Hope you all are doing well!

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you – for your support, referrals, and encouraging words! Being an entrepreneur can be challenging at times, yet knowing that you all are there cheering me on is such a blessing – please continue to keep me in your positive thoughts 🙂

You have perhaps heard that I won the Grandmaster Award for 2015. Our local realtor association made the announcement in February … I’m happy that I was acknowledged and even more delighted in serving all the people I did … Each happy client makes me feel like a winner and the challenges we overcome together helps me grow …

I also wanted to remind you of a couple things:
a) For all those who bought a house this last year please remember you will probably be getting a Supplemental Tax bill – please note that you are responsible for that too.
b) Property Tax due date is coming up – the last date is April 10th …
c) In case you would like to set up an appointment with a CPA (and I highly recommend that for the first year of home purchase at least) – please let me know if you need a recommendation – CPAs are extremely busy this time of the year and by April are drowned in work …

Each of you inspire me in your unique way – And I wanted to share with you about one of my friends who is helping raise awareness about Heart Health … This is a huge concern within the South Asian Community since there’s a higher incidence of diabetes and heart disease. Please help spread the word and consider attending the Scarlet Night Annual Fundraiser in support. 

Last but not the least, I love helping people, so please continue to connect me to anyone you know who may be buying or selling in the coming months. I promise the best in Negotiations, Marketing, and will come up with solutions to make it a Win-Win 🙂

Best regards,
Your Realtor, Rini