Seller


We take great pride in preparing a home for the market.

Step 1: Pre-Sales ServiceIMG_8441

  • Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) – Estimating the homes value giving current market conditions.
  • Property Walk-Though – Making any maintenance recommendations before the house goes on the open market.  We’ll suggest how to get the biggest band for your buck; every dollar counts towards your bottom line and we are ever mindful of that.
  • Tradesmen – We work with professionals in all industries and if your home requires work we can recommend the appropriate professionals.  We are there to oversee every step of the process to assure work is completed in a timely manner to your satisfaction.
  • Interior Preparation – This is Tianne’s forte.  She is the interior design miracle worker and will walk through the house and make recommendations to bring out the best in your home.
  • Advertising – We customize the advertising based on your home and where we think we’ll reach the greatest amount of potential buyers.

Step 2: House Goes on the Market

We’ll keep you updated with activity on the house (agent showings, open house turn out, web hits, etc.).   Communication is paramount and we do our best to make sure you have the latest information and constantly provide feedback.

Step 3: Offer Received

Most people think that our job gets easier at this point but this is where we earn our keep.

  • Offer review and recommendations
  • Buyer pre-approval verification
  • Escrow process
  • Coordinating inspections
  • Negotiations
  • Contractual obligations
  • Assisting sellers with moving preparations
  • Close of escrow

Step 4: Our Work is Not Done

After the sale has been consummated we are still there to assist with whatever you need.  We often receive calls from clients of past years that need a handyman or a roofer or help with a refinance, we are there for you…a client for life.  We are just a click or phone call away should you need anything.

 


Tips to Sellers

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Let your home welcome Buyers:

  1. First Impressions are Lasting.  The front door greets the prospect make sure it is fresh, clean, and scrubbed looking.  Keep lawn trimmed and edged, and the yard free of refuse.
  2. Decorate for a quick sale.  Faded walls and warn woodwork reduce appeal.  Why try to tell the prospect how your home could look, when you can show him by redecorating?  A quicker sale at a higher price will result.  An investment in new paint will pay dividends.
  3. Let the sun shine in.  Open draperies and curtains and let the prospect see how cheerful your home can be. (Dark rooms do not appeal.)
  4. Fix that faucet!  Dripping water discolors the sink and suggest faulty plumbing.
  5. Repairs can make a big difference.  Loose knobs, sticking doors and windows, warped cabinet drawers and other minor flows detract from home value.  Have them fixed.
  6. From top to bottom.  Display the full value of your attic and other utility space by removing all unnecessary articles.
  7. Safety first.  Keep stairways clear.  Avoid cluttered appearance and possible injuries.
  8. Make closets look bigger.  Neat, well ordered closets show that space is ample.
  9. Bathrooms help sell homes.  Check and repair caulking in bathtubs and showers.  Make this room sparkle.
  10. Arrange bedrooms neatly.  Remove excess furniture.  Use attractive bedspreads and freshly laundered curtains.

When an Buyer visits the houseIMG_3138:

  1. Can you see the light?  Illumination is like a welcome sign.  The potential buyer will feel a glowing warmth when your turn on all your lights for an evening inspection.
  2. Three’s a crowd.  Avoid having too many people present during inspections.  The potential buyer will feel like an intruder and will hurry though the house.
  3. Music is mellow.  But not when showing a house.  Turn off the blaring radio or television.  Let the salesman and buyer talk, free of disturbances.
  4. Pet underfoot?  Keep them out of the way, preferably out of the house.
  5. Silence is golden.  Be courteous but don’t force conversation with the potential buyer.  He wants to inspect your house, not pay a social call.
  6. Be it ever so humble.  Never apologize for the appearance of your home.  After all, it has been lived in.  Let the trained salesperson answer any objections.  This is his/her job.
  7. In the background.  The salesperson knows the buyer’s requirements and can better emphasize the features of your home when you don’t tag along.  You will be called if needed.
  8. Why put the cart before the horse?  Trying to dispose of furniture and furnishings to the potential buyer before he has purchased the house often looses a sale.
  9. A word to the wise.  Let your Realtor discuss price terms, possession and other factors with the customer.  He/She is eminently qualified to bring negotiations to a favorable conclusion.
  10. Use your agent.  Show your home to prospective customer only by appointment though your agent.  Your cooperation will be appreciated and will help close the deal more quickly.

About Us

Since 1970 Rinetti & Co. Realtors has been selling residential real estate throughout the greater East Bay including San Leandro and Pleasanton. We are boutique real estate company with a single focus, exceptional customer service from start to finish. Rinetti & Co. has the experience and practical knowledge to adapt to changing market conditions while providing our clients expert advise when buying or selling a home. If you’re considering making a move please contact us and see the difference Rinetti & Co. Realtors can make for you.

Testimonials

The only realtors in San Leandro...You will not meet two finer or more ethical realtors. The best! - Gary S.

Rinetti & Co. turned out to be the perfect place for me to do business...I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone buying or selling property. - Mary K.

...As I am sure you are aware, a house is stucco, wood and nails, but a home is where a lifetime of memories are created. Our mother was very proud of her home, it meant so much to her.

- Trent B.

...Thanks for your patience, guidance & professionalism, you made this experience a great one that we will never forget...We can’t thank you enough, thanks a bunch!!! - Rocio R.

If anyone in the East Bay is looking to buy or sell a home, please consider my friends and agents Tianne Rinetti-Vittoria and Perry Vittoria! They helped us buy our house and did an amazing job! They go above and beyond.”

- Chris S.


San Leandro Office
1103 MacArthur Boulevard
San Leandro, CA 94577

(510) 568-6171

Pleasanton Office
231 Old Bernal Avenue, Suite 5B
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 364-5013

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