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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

How much does my real estate agent need to know?

Real estate agents would say that the more you tell them, the better they can negotiate on your behalf. However, the degree of trust you have with an agent may depend upon their legal obligation.

Agents working for buyers have three possible choices: They can represent the buyer exclusively, called single agency, or represent the seller exclusively, called sub-agency, or represent both the buyer and seller in a dual-agency situation.

Some states require agents to disclose all possible agency relationships before they enter into a residential real estate transaction.

Here is a summary of the three basic types:
* In a traditional relationship, real estate agents and brokers have a fiduciary relationship to the seller. Be aware that the seller pays the commission of both brokers, not just the one who lists and shows the property, but also to the sub-broker, who brings the ready, willing and able buyer to the table.
* Dual agency exists if two agents working for the same broker represent the buyer and seller in a transaction. A potential conflict of interest is created if the listing agent has advance knowledge of another buyer's offer. Therefore, the law states that a dual agent shall not disclose to the buyer that the seller will accept less than the list price, or disclose to the seller that the buyer will pay more than the offer price, without express written permission.
* A buyer also can hire his or her own agent who will represent the buyer's interests exclusively. A buyer's agent usually must be paid out of the buyer's own pocket but the buyer can trust them with financial information, knowing it will not be transmitted to the other broker and ultimately to the seller.

Whether you’re a buyer or seller, for homes in San Jose get in touch with realtor Dale Warfel. He has years of real estate experience and specializes in homes in Almaden Valley and Willow Glen.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Hot property in Blossom Valley, San Jose – Dale Warfel

Take a look at this hot buy in San Jose, a move-in ready treat!

This Blossom Valley beauty, a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features a completely remodeled kitchen with maple cabinets, matching laminate flooring, gorgeous Swanstone countertops, and recessed lighting. Stay warm in the winter with a newer central heating system, and cool with an efficient central air conditioner.

The dining area features a stylishly recessed ceiling fan. Crown moldings accent the dining and living areas. Dual pane windows throughout help keep energy costs low, and the pellet stove insert in the living room fireplace will help keep the heater at rest on those cold winter nights.

The front and back yards have been beautifully landscaped, with a private front courtyard, and driveway, beautifully designed retaining wall and accent lighting.

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This home won't last long, so call Dale Warfel today to schedule a private tour! Call him at: 408-624-6202 or email him to:

Friday, July 14, 2006

“Millionaire Real Estate Investor Workshop” by realtor Dale Warfel

Realtor Dale Warfel specializes in properties and homes in San Jose, especially in the communities of Almaden Valley and Willow Glen. As a Silicon Valley native, having lived, worked, shown, listed, and sold homes in practically every corner of Santa Clara County, you can rest assured that Dale Warfel’s combination of area knowledge, technical background, and negotiation skills will benefit you, whether you are buying or selling your home.

Dale will be offering the "Millionaire Real Estate Investor Workshop" on Saturday, July 29, in San Jose. At the Workshop, you will discover proven and tested investing models. He will also provide you with tools and strategies to begin your own real estate investment portfolio. You will also receive a FREE copy of “The Millionaire Real Estate Investor” written by Gary Keller, which is a collection of the wisdom and experience of over 100 individuals who built financial wealth through real estate investing.

Workshop Information:
Date: Saturday, July 29, 2006
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 180, Great Oaks Blvd. SJ., 95119
Presented by: Dale Warfel, GRI, ABR
Cost: $20. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, please call 408-624-6202. Spaces are limited so please RSVP today at 408-694-9806 or by email to

Thursday, July 13, 2006

How Market Conditions Affect Your Offer Price

A hot market is a "seller’s market." During a seller’s market, properties can sell within a few days of being listed and there are often multiple offers. Sometimes homes even sell above the asking price. Though most buyers want to get a "deal" on a home, reducing your offer by even a few thousand dollars could mean that someone else will get the home you desire.

A slow market is a "buyer’s market. During a buyer’s market properties may languish on the market for some time and offers may be few and far between. Prices may even decline temporarily. Such a market would allow you to be more flexible in offering a lower price for the home. Even if your offered price is too low, the seller is likely to make some sort of counter-offer and you can begin negotiations in earnest.

More often than not, the market is simply "steady," or in transition. When a market is steady, no real rules apply on whether you should make an offer on the high end of your range or the low end. You could find yourself in a situation with multiple offers on your desired house, or where no one has made an offer in weeks.

Transition markets are more difficult to define. If the economy slows unexpectedly, as it did in the early nineties, people who buy on the high end of a seller’s market (like the late eighties) could find their home loses value for several years. So far, no one has proven reliable in predicting when markets change or how good or bad the real estate market will become.

Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, for properties and homes in San Jose, especially in the communities of Almaden Valley and Willow Glen, do get in touch with realtor Dale Warfel.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

“Real Estate Investor” Workshop from Dale Warfel

As a Silicon Valley native, having lived, worked, shown, listed, and sold homes in practically every corner of Santa Clara County, you can rest assured that Dale Warfel’s combination of area knowledge, technical background, and negotiation skills will benefit you, whether you are buying or selling your home. He specializes in the communities of Almaden Valley and Willow Glen.

Dale will be offering the “Millionaire Real Estate Investor Workshop” on Saturday, July 29, in San Jose. Take advantage of the offer and benefit from the experience.

And on the personal front, there’s more to Dale Warfel than just being a realtor. For him, this summer has been great and eventful. He had his dance recital in June, and has been spending a lot of time with the kids, taking them around to visit places and see movies.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Almaden Valley – Homes

Almaden Valley (often just called ‘Almaden’) is a neighborhood of about 37,000 in the south of San Jose, California, USA, roughly equivalent to the 95120 ZIP Code. The neighborhood is east of Cambrian Park, west of Santa Teresa, and south of Coleman Ave. It is named after the New Almaden Mines, which are themselves named after the mercury mine in Almadén, Spain.

Like its Spanish namesake, California's Almaden had a number of quicksilver mines. They are closed now but despite their closure, there still remains a high mercury content in the nearby creeks and rivers. Even still, many of the names in Almaden still retain their mercury mine themes.

As part of the Silicon Valley, the main industry in the neighborhood is now high technology research and development; IBM's Almaden Research Center is located here. The neighborhood is primarily upper-middle class, with homes owned by local professionals, scientists, and Silicon Valley executives. Almaden Valley's key attraction is Almaden Quicksilver County Park, which contains remnants of a historic mercury mine. It also boasts of plenty of hiking and biking trails and a spectacular wildflower display during the springtime.

One of the most attractive residential areas of Silicon Valley, the South San Jose community of Almaden is distinguished by nice hillside views and is one of the most gorgeous landscapes in America. Almaden Valley Real Estate features more contemporary style homes in prestigious neighborhoods, along with top rated schools.

If you’re looking to buy or sell properties in this community, feel free to get in touch with Dale Warfel. Call him at: 408.624.6202 or Email him: