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Featured Open Homes

OPEN HOUSE: 955 Coral Drive in Pebble Beach

October 24, 2014

Where:: 955 Coral Drive in Pebble Beach (listing | virtual tour)
Open: Saturday, October 25th, from 1:30-4:30 pm and
Sunday, October 26th, from 1:30-4:30 pm
Located in one of the most sought after areas in Pebble Beach, this four bedroom three and a half bathroom home is an easy walk to the ocean. Surrounded by a privacy wall, the gardens offer a quiet sanctuary to sit by your outdoor fireplace and relax to the sound of the ocean! Excellent floor plan for a large family or just a couple. Master on the 2nd floor but a 2nd master on main level as well. Large windows allow light everywhere with views too!
This home is listed by Judie Profeta of Alain Pinel Realtors Carmel and David Welton of Alain Pinel Realtors Saratoga.
Offered at: $3,388,000
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Featured Open Homes

OPEN HOUSE: 455 Via Los Tulares in Carmel Valley

September 5, 2014

Carmel Valley
Where: 455 Via Los Tulares in Carmel Valley (listing | virtual tour)
Open: Sunday, September 7th, from 1:00-4:00 pm
The Jewel of Los Tulares – exquisitely remodeled in 2002 in an enduring French Country style utilizing the very finest materials. Each of the three bedrooms has its own en suite bath; the master with a luxurious all-stone corner soaking tub and huge double head shower. There are two additional half bathrooms. The property also features a gorgeous pool overlooking the hills of the Carmel Valley. If you expect the best in country living you will be delighted to learn about this offering.
The home is listed by David Kent of Alain Pinel Realtors Carmel. See more at
Offered at: $2,295,000
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Notable Listings / Sales

Featured Home: 960 Laureles Grade Road in Carmel Valley

July 11, 2014

Where: 960 Laureles Grade Road in Carmel Valley (listing | virtual tour)
Enjoy a panorama of valley views from this recently built Mediterranean-styled estate. Set on 10+/- private acres, this everyday resort offers great indoor/outdoor living areas with patios and porches from each room, free form swimming pool and a room for every occasion. Finished with rustic stone and hardwood floors, carved beam tall ceilings. Room for horses, grapes or tennis, this estate has it all.
The home is listed by Jamal Noorzoy of Alain Pinel Realtors Carmel. See more at
Offered at: $2,895,000
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Notable Listings / Sales

Featured Home: 1663 Sunset Drive in Pacific Grove

May 9, 2014
Where: 1663 Sunset Drive in Pacfic Grove (listing | virtual tour)
Enjoy perfect sunsets from this modern contemporary Pacfic Grove retreat offering panoramic views. The main living area offers spectacular ocean views and a custom Travertine fireplace. The wine room has a full wet bar and sub-zero wine storage with dual zones and two cooling drawers, custom backsplash, and custom cabinetry. The open kitchen and large dining area have full ocean views and include Thermador appliances, with top of the line cabinetry. There are three bedrooms downstairs including a master suite with spacious bath, large tub and walk-in shower. The main bathroom includes large walk-in shower with top of the line fixtures, custom glass sink and designer touches.
The Master Suite occupies the full second floor and boasts its own outside loft area from which you can enjoy sunrise and sunset views, a custom fireplace handcrafted by a local artist, a walk-in closet, and spa-like spacious master bath with tiles imported directly from Italy, custom made glass sinks, large walk-in shower, separate steam room, heated floors and custom concrete.
1663 Sunset Drive is listed by Katherine Hudson of Alain Pinel Realtors Carmel. See more information at
Offered at: $3,450,000

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Notable Listings / Sales

12 Bay Area Pools on the Market Now

May 1, 2014

Luxury comes in all shapes and sizes – different things appeal to different people. But as the Bay Area is reaching record temperatures as we enter May, I think most us can agree – it certainly would be nice to have a pool. We’ve taken a look at our current inventory and found our favorite Bay Area pools from homes that are currently on the market. It’s worth taking a look and perhaps a warm day dream.
1 Faxon Road in Atherton
1 Faxon Road in Atherton
91 Isabella Avenue in Atherton
91 Isabella Avenue Atherton
166 Olive Hill Drive in Woodside
166 Olive Hill Drive Woodside
9548 Estates Drive in Gilroy
9548 Estates Drive Gilroy
499 Aguajito Road in Carmel
499 Aguajito Road Carmel
11640 Jessica Lane in Los Altos Hills
11640 Jessica Lane Los Altos Hills
19711 Canon Drive in Los Gatos
19711 Canon Drive Los Gatos
94 Laurel Grove in Ross
94 Laurel Grove Ross
117 Laurel Grove in Ross
117 Laurel Grove Ross
25 Macomber Road in Danville
25 Macomber Road Danville
5239 Blackhawk Drive in Danville
5239 Blackhawk Drive Danville
1632 Via Romero in Alamo
1632 Via Romero Alamo

APR in the News

Alain Pinel Realtors Named Best of Monterey County

March 31, 2014

Alain Pinel Realtors Carmel was named Best Real Estate Office in Monterey County in the Monterey County Weekly’s Best of Monterey County® 2014 list. The Best of Monterey County® 2014 is an annual survey in which the readers of the Monterey County Weekley pick their favorites  dozens of categories.
In honoring Alain Pinel Realtors Carmel, they wrote:
“From a high-end $12 million estate on Aguajito Road in Carmel and a $550,000 fairway lot in Seaside Highlands to a seven-bedroom/six-bath, $15 million compound in Pebble and modest $400,000 exclusive in Prunedale, Alain Pinel caters to just about every price point and region in Monterey County. With a team of more than 50 agents, your customer service needs are always met, whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned investor.”
We cannot thank our clients enough for bestowing us with this honor.
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Community Spotlights

Alain Pinel Realtors Carmel Celebrates Classic Car Week

August 14, 2013

Now in its 63rd year, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is a world-class event – taking place this Sunday, August 18th. Once a year, about 200 of the most prized collector cars roll onto the legendary 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links. What began as a single event, has turned into a week long celebration known as “Monterey Week” to car enthusiasts. From auto shows, rallies and auctions – spectators and competitors converge on the Monterey Penninsula to enjoy the festivities.
The Concours d’Elegance draws international crowds, but is also cherished by the local community – and Alain Pinel Realtors Carmel office is no exception! As a special client appreciation event, APR Carmel hosted a VIP Concours d’Elegance party earlier this week (see photos in this Facebook gallery). Additionally, they’ve put together this fantastic Calender of Events as a guide for visitors. Check it out below:

For more information on the Concours events, other community activities, or moving to the Monterey Penninsula – visit
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Community Spotlights

Alain Pinel Carmel Prepares for Concours d'Elegance

August 17, 2012

Pebble Beach has long been known for its Pebble Beach Golf Links, one of the most beloved and beautiful golf courses in the nation. It has drawn golf enthusiasts from around the world to the Monterey Pennisula community, but on Sunday, August 19th, it’s not golfers you’ll find at the legendary 18th fairway. Now in its 62nd year, The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is a world-class event, bringing only the finest and most pristine cars to the green.
While only the 175 best collector cars in the world are given the opportunity to roll down the fairway on Sunday, classic automotives take over the entire Monterey Penninsula during what is now known as Monterey Auto Week. From the streets and parks to the golf courses and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, visitors are surrounded by spectacular automotives from the past.
The Concours d’Elegance draws car-enthusiasts from all over the world, but is also cherished by the community. Alain Pinel Realtors Carmel office is no exception – and they are actively taking part in numerous events! To help out all the visitors from the community, they’ve put together a great calendar of events. Check it out below:

Not to be outdone by all the other events around, Alain Pinel Realtors also hosted a VIP Concours d’Elegance Party at their office this week. You can see photos in this facebook gallery.

They also are participating in the Concours on the Avenue Window Contest – check out their submission below!

For more information on the Concours events, other community activities, or moving to the Monterey Penninsula – visit
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APR in the News

Alain Pinel Realtors Agents Rank Among Best in the Nation

June 28, 2012

18 Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) sales professionals, from all over the Bay Area, were recognized by The 2012 Wall Street Journal / REAL Trends “Top Thousand” which ranks the top real estate professionals in the United States based on 2011 sales data. With 10 individuals and 3 sales teams being honored on the prestigious by-volume lists, APR has the strongest presence of any privately-owned, independent real estate brokerage in the nation.
Topping the Top Individual Agents by Sales Volume is APR’s Mary Gullixson from the APR Menlo Park office, ranked at #4 with a sales volume of $253,485,527. This sales volume represents almost a 12% increase over Gullixson’s volume in 2010. Gullixson has placed in the top five real estate professionals in the nation for the past three consecutive years, and the top 15 each year since the list was created in 2006. This is Gullixson’s fifth time placing in the top five agents in the nation, more than any other REALTOR® since the list was created.
Also on the Top Agent list were Sherry Bucolo, of APR Palo Alto, at #59; Kathy Bridgman, of APR Los Altos, at #65; Judy Bogard-Tanigami, of APR Los Altos, at #93; Debbie Sharp, of APR Burlingame, at #108; Judie Profeta, of APR Carmel, at #178; George Montanari, of APR Los Gatos, at #188; Julie Tsai Law, of APR Palo Alto, at #229; Carol Mauldin, of APR Saratoga, at #244; and Therese Swan, of APR San Jose – Almaden Valley, at #248.
Carol Carnevale and Nicole Aron, of APR Menlo Park, were APR’s highest ranked on the Top Teams by Sales Volume list at #53 with $95,064,500 in sales. Also on the Top Team list were: David Gunderman and Andrew Raskopf, of APR Montclair, at #215; and Jan Majeski and Cynthia Anne Smith, of APR San Mateo, at #216.
“These are truly remarkable agents – and their achievements reflect this,” said Paul Hulme, CEO & President of APR. “With almost a million REALTORS® in the nation, it is an honor for any agent to be among this list. To have so many agents from Alain Pinel Realtors recognized is a testament to their hard work and dedication in providing top quality service to our clients.”
“The Thousand” is based on 2011 data and is divided into four separate lists of 250: top individuals by sales volume, top teams by sales volume, top individuals by transaction sides, and top teams by transaction side. The lists are compiled by REAL Trends, Inc. and published in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal.  To see the full lists, visit:

Memo From Paul

Market Updates

How Can The U.S. Open Bolster Local Home Sales?

June 17, 2010

As the U.S. Open gets under way today at Pebble Beach, many are anticipating this year’s event may not be as lucrative as 2000’s (the last time the tournament was played at Pebble Beach) due to current market conditions.
One area that could do better than 2000, though, is home sales. Because prices are down, the efforts agents make this week could lead to more sales than ten years ago.
In an article in the Mercury News, Judith Profeta, owner of our Carmel Office, discussed marketing and advertising during this time, and how this effort has a strong residual effect with interested home buyers coming back to the area weeks or months later.
Read the full article for more information and some more interesting insights from Judith.