APR Names Joanne Zavlaris as Career Development Director for North Bay

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Alain Pinel Realtors, the nation’s sixth-largest real estate brokerage, today announces the promotion of Joanne Zavlaris as its new career development director for the North Bay. In her new role, Zavlaris will oversee career development, training, mentoring and coaching for both new and experienced APR agents in San Francisco, Sonoma, Marin and other parts of San Francisco’s North Bay area.

In addition to her time as a Realtor, Zavlaris has more than 20 years experience in corporate and real-estate professional development and training in both the Marin and San Francisco markets.

“Throughout Joanne’s career she has built a reputation as an effective coach and mentor. Her market knowledge, experience and ability to relate to others are just a few of the skills she will bring to this new role,” said Rainy Hake, COO of APR. “We are thrilled to apply Joanne’s knowledge and experience to our training team, and we look forward to the positive results ahead.”

Most recently, Zavlaris served as the company’s office administrator and assistant sales manager for the company’s San Francisco-Buchanan office.  She received an English degree from San Jose State University and holds industry certifications including Interwise and Spin Selling.

“Joanne adds a unique combination of years of hyper-local real estate market expertise and exceptional training skills to what is already one of the strongest training teams in the industry,” said Bard Williams, vice president of Training at APR. “She will help APR continue to offer the best possible training experience for our agents.”

Unique Santa Rosa home featured in Architectural Digest

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We think there’s something enchanting about the partially subterranean home at 1472 Cougar Lane, Santa Rosa—and Architectural Digest agreed. Gary Tucker, protege of Frank Lloyd Wright, built this modern yet cozy home as his private residence, integrating it into the into the green hills all around.

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ALAIN PINEL REALTORS® MARKS RECORD-BREAKING 2015 WITH MORE THAN $12 BILLION IN TRANSACTIONS

Continuing to lead the real estate market as the fifth largest brokerage in the U.S. based on sales volume and the largest privately held real estate brokerage in California, Alain Pinel Realtors® (APR) today announces its 2015 transactions topped more than $12 billion for the year, exceeding the company’s 2014 transaction numbers by more than $1 billion.

“Twenty-six years ago we revolutionized the practice of real estate in California. What we achieved in 2015 demonstrates our continued leadership of the market,” said APR President, Founder and CEO Paul L. Hulme. “Alain Pinel Realtors remains the gold standard for professionalism and integrity in real estate by employing outstanding professionals and continuing to innovate with cutting edge technology, creative marketing and best practice tools that have been central to our success since 1990.”

With hundreds of millions of dollars transacted across each of the company’s 33 offices in 2015, four locations differentiated themselves by exceeding $1 billion in transaction volume in their individual markets, including:

  • Menlo Park with $1.726 billion
  • Los Gatos with $1.28 billion
  • Los Altos with $1.275 billion
  • Palo Alto with $1.219 billion

“Our international reach and affiliations with luxury networks, including Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio®, have distinguished Alain Pinel Realtors among the world’s most discerning buyers, sellers and investors,” noted APR COO Rainy Hake. “It’s that reach and reputation that provides our clients with a distinct advantage when buying or selling a home in key markets within Northern California. We continue to grow our business because our agents are sought by those looking for the finest service and properties in the state of California.”

Adding to APR’s record-breaking transaction volume in 2015 was the company’s investment property arm, APR Investment Group. The group ended the year with more than $290 million in closed transactions through the acquisition and divestiture of its clients’ investment properties that include multi-unit apartments, office buildings, retail centers, industrial properties, hospitality facilities and undeveloped land.

How can you tell when a property is overvalued?

Agents SOUND OFF

 

Matt Tenczar
San Jose – Almaden Valley
408.605.8124
tenczarteam@apr.com

Question: How might Warrior arena in Mission Bay affect our real estate market?

Answer: My initial response: “Is there such a thing in the Bay Area?” Consider Santa Clara County, where only 545 single-family homes and 171 condos/townhouses are actively for sale and the average home sells at 102 percent of its list price. Is it possible there might not be such a thing as an overvalued home? I often tell buyers when they ask me if a home is worth it that if it isn’t today, it will be tomorrow.

Having said that, the question remains how do you tell if a home is overvalued. It turns out there really is such a thing in the Bay Area. When looking at the statistics of home sales, the average home takes 35 days to sell, so that means not every home sells in one week and receives multiple offers that are hundreds of thousands of dollar more than the list price. So how do you tell? If you are a buyer, you start with looking at the days on market.

Any home on the market for more than 30 days possibly has something wrong with it, and whatever the “it” is, the price will be part of it. Homes that have been on the market for a long time sell for a lower price. So I would define an overvalued home as one that’s been on the market without receiving any offers for more than 30 days.

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