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Buying a Home In Marin – Broker’s on Tour

Buying a Home In Marin – Broker’s on Tour

Buying a Home In Marin – Broker’s on Tour Thursday in central Marin County between 10:30-2 the streets are filled with Realtor cars rushing around to see all the new listed homes for sale. The concept of Broker’s Tour is brilliant.  I have seen agents tour a home in 30 seconds and fit in 20+ homes in 7 cities in the 3 hour window. Buyers approach the home viewing process completely different.  They need to spend time in the home. Will I be comfortable here? Will my couch fit? Where will I put my big screen TV and wonder, Will my clothes will fit in the closet. Brokers tour on the other hand is a whirlwind. With only 3-31/2 hours we try to see as many homes as possible. Fly through as the checklist of our clients needs get ticked off in our heads and grabbing plates of Comforts Chinese Chicken Salad and bottles of water as we run out the door. Today in San Rafael alone there were 53 homes on tour. We saw 3 in San Rafael – 135 H Street, San Rafael CA 94901; 109 Trellis, San Rafael, CA 94901 and a super secret not-yet-on-the-market listing. Looking for a remodeled home with old world charm and character? H Street,  previously on the market and sold in November of 2010 for $620,000, is a great find. The buyer took a Spanish style 1937 home in pretty original condition and brilliantly updated it without completing ruining the character of the home.             Above, the before kitchen. Closed off from the rest of the...