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Francine Di Palma
Francine Di Palma
Senior Sales Associate
510-541-2427
510-982-4421

Berkeley Pacific Union
1625 Shattuck Ave.,
Berkeley, CA 94709
Francine Di Palma, CRS, SRES, E-Pro
Email: Francine@FrancineDiPalma.com
Direct Line: 510-982-4421
Cell: 510-541-2427


DO YOU KNOW WHAT I DO?

I am a licensed real estate agent who has obtained the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) professional designation awarded by the Residential Sales Council, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. It is the nationally recognized symbol of residential sales excellence. Only 4% of all Realtors and Realtor-Associates have earned the right to be called a CRS. I can assist you in selling your home or finding a new one. My training gives me the expertise to make our transaction as successful, smooth and worry-free as possible.

In most cases what I do is not readily visible: When helping a client find a new home I preview every available property that may be of interest, as well as research comparable sales. At the same time, I keep abreast of legislation that may impact the local market. I keep track of current interest rates and lender rules. In addition, I advise clients on moving, local schools, local ordinances, and I can recommend tradespeople who do plumbing, painting, and other jobs. It has been estimated that for every hour spent showing property, realtors spend up to ten hours in preparation.

When listing a home I advise the sellers on how to maximize the property so it will look its best. This may vary from removing bookcases from a narrow hallway to putting flowers around the rooms. I arrange for brokers' tours, Sunday open houses for the public, order publicity in a number of web sites, newspapers, and real estate magazines, answer questions concerning the property, and use a network system to make agents and the public aware of the property. I prepare a virtual tour and/or a series of photos of the home for the web. I advise sellers on disclosure requirements and local ordinances that may affect the property. When an offer is made, I am there to assist in interpreting it.

Whether as listing or selling agent, I make certain that all matters of inspections, loans, pest reports, contingency removals, etc. are taken care of within the required time periods agreed upon in the contract.

When I represent a seller, I do not represent a buyer for that transaction.

Francine Di Palma, CRS, SRES, E-Pro
Direct Line: 510-982-4421
Cell: 510-541-2427
Email: Francine@FrancineDiPalma.com


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