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1980 Shea Dr., Pinole, CA Service First Real Estate Short Sale
$245,000
1980 Shea Dr
Pinole, CA
Great 3/2 needs new owners! Make an appointment today to see this wonderful property. Bamboo floors, beautiful tile and vaulted ceilings accent this home. This home has a nice courtyard that you can access from the dining room or living room. Access to the 2 car garage is from the rear. Imagine the possibilities for this home! 
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$1,750,000
37 Nunes Dr.
Novato, CA

Amazing home on a cul-de-sac in the hills of Novato on approx 1.25 acres! Open kitchen w/ built-in appliances and ample storage. Formal dining room has sweeping valley views. The living room has a stunning wood-beam vaulted ceiling. The easy layout is great for entertaining. Level outdoor space - potential for a tennis court, pool & more. 
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$420,000
7335 Sheffield  Ln.
Dublin, CA

Cute as a button contemporary home in a quiet neighborhood near schools and parks. This home has been lovingly maintained. It has an updated eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, living room with fireplace, 3 nice size bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The nicely landscaped front & rear yard.
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$155,000
500 Grove Ave.
Richmond, CA


Built in 2003, this home has an open layout w/ lots of room for everyone! The spacious living room has a wood burning fireplace. The kitchen is open to the dining room. This home boasts 4 big bedrooms w/ good size closets and 2 full bathrooms. Both baths have separate showers & tubs. This home is fully encompassed by a lovely white wrought iron fence. In addition to the 1 car garage, there is off-street parking for at least 4 cars!
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3560 Miflin Ave, El Sobrante-Service First Real Estate Short Sale
$175,000
560 Miflin Ave.
El Sobrante, CA

Charming El Sobrante home with a great layout waiting for a new owner! This home features a spacious living room w/ real wood burning fireplace, an open kitchen w/ beautiful granite counter tops and lots of storage & a nice size dining room that opens to the yard.  The front yard has beautiful flowering trees, a rose tree and other flowering bushes. The back yard has flowering vines, a delicious lemon tree and wonderful rosemary bush!
Currently pending but contact us to make a back-up offer!
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920 39th Street, Oakland-Service First Real Estate Short Sale
$273,000
920 39th St.
Oakland, CA

This incredible home has been lovingly cared for and is now available for a new owner! This home has a large entry that flow to the separate living and dining rooms. The main level has 1 nice size bedroom and bath. Also on this level is a small bonus room that would be perfect for an office/study or child's play room. This is a split-level home. Up a short flight of stairs is the master suite. The master suite has a very nice size bedroom and an incredible bathroom with separate shower and tub. There is interior access to the finished basement which contains a utility room, laundry area and bonus room with closet (currently being used as a 3rd bedroom). This home has awalk score of 74! 3 blocks to BART and minutes to 580, 80, 24 and 880. This is a wonderful home.
Currently pending but contact us to make a back-up offer!
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Selling a Home

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Most home sales in the Bay area fall into 1 of 2 categories: regular transaction or short sale transaction. For more information on short sales, click here.

A regular transaction is when you have sufficient equity in your house to pay off all existing liens and costs associated with the sale such as realtor commissions, escrow costs and local taxes. Until the home is no longer your responsibility (i.e. a new deed has recorded)you must maintain it and keep the homeowner’s insurance, property tax, electric, water and sewer accounts active and paid.

Once you decide to sell your home, here is the basic process that the transaction will follow:

  1. Contact Service First Real Estate. We will provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis to help you understand the current value of your home. In addition, we will discuss the cost of selling your home and the process.
  2. Sign a listing agreement. The California Association of Realtors has created a standard contract that is utilized by most Realtors in the Bay Area. This contract outlines the length of the contract, how much commission will be paid, what is and is not included in the sale and other relevant information.
  3. Prepare a disclosure package. When you sell a home, there is specific information that, by law must be provided to the buyer. In addition to the information required by law, there is additional information that should be provided. Your Realtor will work with you to ensure that you properly disclose all relevant information to the buyer.
  4. The marketing process begins. At Service First Real Estate, we use a variety of traditional and new school methods to market your home. Every listing is entered into the local MLS. In today’s marketplace, one of the most important sales tools is the internet! Through our distribution channel, we broadcast the sale to reach as many buyers and other Realtors that may have buyers, as possible. Other non-internet ways we advertise your home may include posting a sign in your front yard, holding an open house, ads in local newspapers and presentations to other Realtors.
  5. Receive and review offers. Once an offer is received, it is evaluated. If multiple offers are received, they are compared to determine which is the best. The best offer is not always the one from the buyer offering the highest dollar amount. Sometimes the quality of the offer depends on the terms, type of financing, length of contract, which costs are paid by the seller versus buyer or other factors. After choosing an offer, the seller will sign it and a copy will be returned to the buyer’s agent. At this point, the contract period begins in accordance with the contract. For more information about what the buyer will do at this point, see Steps 4 - 7 on the Home Buying page.
  6. Sign final documents. After the buyer has completed all of the Buyer Steps 4 - 7, it is time for the seller to sign the final documents. These documents will convey title to the buyer, acknowledge the transaction costs and other important documents. By this time, the seller should have vacated the property.
  7. Escrow closes. The deed transferring title to the buyer is recorded with the county and the keys to the property are given to the buyer.

At this point, the property is no longer your responsibility. Make sure you have cancelled your utility accounts and discontinued your homeowner’s insurance!