Realtor Dale Warfel

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Selling Strategies to Maximize Sale Price

Most homeowners are unfamiliar with the ebbs and flows of the real estate market. It is well worth educating oneself of the process and details before listing with an agent to sell your home. The agent becomes a key player in the exercise of getting the best price possible. It pays dividends to exercise caution when appointing an agent. Here are a few useful tips when placing your home on the market.

Ask for a detailed plan from title to escrow, so you have no surprises in store.

Request a comprehensive property report, listing suggestions for improvement, superficial changes and anything likely to enhance the selling price.

What are the alternatives to selling like leasing, renting etc.

Insist on prequalification of prospective buyers so you don’t waste time on unqualified prospects.

Ask for a detailed marketing plan that includes telemarketing, direct mail, advertising and any other method suited according to the location of your home.

Selling a San Jose Property

Dale Warfel is a realtor who deals specifically in buying and selling properties in San Jose. This real estate agent with excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills has nearly 13 years of experience, behind him. He is thoroughly versed in the State laws of California and the legalities of purchases and sales. His website at contains a wealth of useful information for a prospective property seller. Dale Warfel can be contacted on 408.624.6202

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Buy energy efficient homes

The public have grown increasingly aware on environmental issues and most consumers are doing their bit by choosing eco friendly products that has a minimal impact on the environment. More and more people are opting for environmentally-friendly, green homes that are energy-efficient and use the minimal amount of scarce resources. Some areas of particular note are listed below:

Are the walls insulated? An insulated wall retains heat in winter and repels it in summer resulting in reduced energy bills.

Are the walls made of an approved environmentally-friendly material?

Is the flooring green-compliant and of a renewable resource?

Do the doors and windows leak? This is a major source of energy loss. Many homes are now being built with Energy-Star rated fitments.

How old is the furnace. Pre-1992 furnaces with a standing pilot are high energy and nearing the end of their efficient life.

Are water lines insulated for heat retention?

Does the landscaping provide trees and shrubs with foliage to block infrared solar radiation?

Dale will help find you an energy efficient home

Dale Warfel is an experienced realtor in the San Jose area who is aware of changing environmental concerns. He is intimately familiar with all the neighborhoods and is able to meet all the requirements of his clients, no matter how exacting. Do visit his website at to view his listings or specify your requirements on with particular reference to an energy-efficient preference.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Short sale negotiation

A short sale is a sale of property when the borrower is in distressed circumstances because of the inability to keep up with mortgage repayments. A short sale is a last resort of a borrower to avoid a foreclosure. Though the lender loses money in a short sale, it is often a preferable alternative as the process is quick and cuts further losses and delays that are associated with the legalities of a foreclosure. Even if lenders have many short sales on their books, the procedure is often daunting for the buyer of the property.

Negotiations start at the ‘Loss Mitigation Department’ of the lender and entails offers and counter offers. A host of documents are involved, which require to be carefully scrutinized. The lender will also wish to see a written contract between the seller and proposed buyer to ensure that the seller stands to gain nothing from the deal.

Dale Warfel, Short Sale Professional

Dale Warfel is a real estate professional whose area is the neighborhoods of San Jose. He is a seasoned realtor who has been buying and selling San Jose homes for nearly 13 years. Dale Warfel is a Certified Short Sale Professional (CSP) and a skilled negotiator, experienced in the thrust and parry of short sale negotiations. Do visit his website at to know more about his activities. Dale Warfel can relieve you of the frustrations associated with a short sale purchase. He can be contacted at 408.624.6202.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Finding a top-notch realtor

When selling a home, the right real estate professional is absolutely essential. When selecting one, a homeowner should do a little research. A prospective agent should be able to tell the homeowner of his/her marketing strategy and the advertising towards a sale. This helps a homeowner decide whether the real estate agent is capable and able to communicate effectively and convincingly. The homeowner must judge dispassionately if the realtor will present and sell the less obvious assets of a property.

Real estate professionals must necessarily be conversant with the community, know the history of the area and the relevant features and advantages. He or she must be in a position to highlight the advantages in a persuasive and convincing manner. The agent must be able to assess the expected price with a reasonable degree of accuracy and what equivalent properties are asking or have been sold for.

Dale Warfel, Bay Area Realtor

Dale Warfel has been buying and selling real estate in the San Jose neighborhood for nearly 13 years now. He is fully conversant with the area in which he operates and is articulate and credible. To know more of his personal attributes, please click on This Bay Area realtor can be contacted on 408.624.6202. His website at contains a fund of useful information for a prospective home seller.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Types of Home Listings

There are various types of home listings that a potential home seller should know about, before deciding how best to go about selling their home.

The ‘Open Listing’ is used by owners selling their homes directly. The owner is still prepared to work with real estate agents who are permitted to bring prospective clients to view the home. If a sale transpires, the agent earns a commission. In such a case the agent will not put the home on his/her Multiple Listing Service.

A ‘One Time Show’ is for sale by owner (FSBO) used by real estate agents, and is comparable with an open listing. The seller signs the agreement with the buyer if a deal is reached, in which a commission is guaranteed to the agent.

An ‘Exclusive Agency Listing’ authorizes an agency to list and sell a home for a commission. This does not exclude the seller from finding his/her own buyer. This is not a very popular arrangement as there are a number of pitfalls which leaves the agent’s commission unprotected.

An ‘Exclusive Right to Sell’ authorizes an agent to sell exclusively and appoints him/her as a listing agent. The agent is at liberty to appoint sub-agents. In this arrangement even if the buyer sells the property directly, the agent is still liable to commission. This is by far the most popular and successful listing arrangement.

Dale Warfel – Reputed real estate agent

Dale Warfel is a real estate agent based in the California bay area who has earned a reputation for selling homes at the most favorable price. His website is a mine of information to prospective home sellers. Dale Warfel offers a free comparative market analysis of what a home is worth in the current market. For a full service in home sale, contact Dale Warfel at 408.624.6202.

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Monday, December 07, 2009

Home staging

Home Staging is a little-known profession except to those in the trade. Simply put, home staging is the art of preparing a home for sale to make it look as attractive as possible and at times, to drive the price up. Professional home stagers are experienced in show casing a home to its best advantage. They work by editing and re-arranging furniture, eliminating clutter and assisting in enhancing curb appeal. At times, they might hire rented furnishings to achieve the desired ambience. Professional home stagers charge a fee that might be calculated on an hourly basis or for the whole assignment.

Fine homes for sale in San Jose

Dale Warfel is a long standing Bay Area realtor with vast experience in home sales. His website contains heaps of invaluable information for a potential home seller which may be accessed by clicking on . In this, he advises how to prepare a home for sale, what to expect and how best to list it. Dale Warfel offers a free analysis of what a home is worth in the current market environment. This serves as a guide to the asking price and what the bottom line should be. Dale Warfel lists fine homes in the finest San Jose neighborhoods like Blossom Valley, San Teresa, Willow Glen and Almaden Valley. If you intend selling your home, first check with Dale Warfel, who can be contacted on 408.624.6202. You would benefit by studying his website .

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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Golfing in San Jose

The Cinnibar Hills Golf Club has earned encomiums for being the best golf club in San Jose. According to the San Jose Magazine, it has been the best public golf course in the Silicon Valley for 7 consecutive years from 2002 through 2008. The Cinnibar Golf Club is just one of the numerous golf courses in the Bay Area, and one of the 2500 golf courses in California which makes the state the trendiest golfing location in the country. Many of its finest golf courses are in the Bay Area.

California has produced some of the best golfers on the planet. Legendary golfer Tiger Woods, slated to be the best golfer the world has ever seen was born in Cypress, Ca. Another of California’s greats is Phil Mickelson, born in 1970 in San Diego. Not to be left behind, amongst the ladies is Jane Park born in Beaumont, who plays the LPGA tour.

Golf Lovers can invest in a residential property

The Bay Area is a haven for golf aficionados. Contact Dale Warfel, a real estate agent who knows of homes and properties near some of the areas finest golf courses. Dale Warfel has been a San Jose realtor since 1997 and knows every golf course in his beat. Dale can be contacted at 408.624.6202 for a quick response. His website at features a few of the current listings. Talk to Dale Warfel for homes for sale in Willow Glen, Almaden Valley, Cambrian Park, Midtown, Monte Sereno, Campbell, Rose Garden, Los Gatos and Morgan Hill.

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Christmas is a good time to buy a home

This Christmas might be the best time to buy a home for a number of reasons. It’s a time when not too many buyers are in the market, which means that the demand is low. Owners of properties, homes and condos who have listed their homes for sale are generally more motivated towards the end of the year. This makes them amenable to price negotiations and an early closure. Statistically, homes are at an all-time low during the Christmas season.
Perhaps the over-riding consideration is that the first-time homebuyer’s credit is in force till May 1, 2010. There is no guarantee it will be available next Christmas. However homebuyers must remember this credit applies only to homes used as a taxpayer's principal residence.

Target homes for sale in San Jose

Dale Warfel an experienced realtor in the San Jose area, recommends a Christmas purchase. The key is to check out in advance what homes are listed and close in on a quick deal on the slump season, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Talk to Dale Warfel to take advantage of the seasonal low in home prices. His technical knowledge combined with excellent negotiation skills makes him the right real estate agent for a home in the Bay Area. Check out his listings at for homes in Campbell, Coyote, Los Gatos, Palo Alto, Monte Sereno, Midtown, Willow Glen and Almaden Valley.

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