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For 25 years, Alain Pinel Realtors has been the Bay Area’s luxury real estate leader – and we have a lot of stories to tell! To close out our 25th Anniversary, every Thursday from now until the end of the year will be Throwback Thursday on our social media, where we’ll be sharing some APR gems from the vault. Join us and share your own memories from the past 25 years.

Don’t forget check out our 25th Anniversary website celebrating milestones in APR history.

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Ribbon Cutting Pleasanton

Alain Pinel Realtors Pleasanton / Livermore Valley hosted a Grand Reopening last month to celebrate their expansion into the old Wells Fargo Bank space in their current building (now occupying a total of 15,00 square feet). The party featured a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and was attended by special guests State Assembly Member Catharine Baker (AD-15) and staff on behalf of Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15). Pleasanton’s own Chris Scoville provided entertainment. APR also partnered with the Bay East Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network at the event to collect donations to support those affected by the Northern California fires.

Come see our expanded space at 901 Main Street in Pleasanton!

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Photo credit: Pleasanton Weekly

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Mark Neuterman
San Francisco

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

Answer: Our real estate market continues to thrive with projects like the new Warriors stadium in Mission Bay. It’s one more example of an area ready for revitalization and development.

There will undoubtedly be some logistical hurdles like traffic, noise and parking to contend with. However, local commerce will certainly benefit from the influx of additional sports fans.

Any opportunity to increase exposure and revenue to our amazing city of San Francisco is advantageous for homeowners and business owners alike.

Read more opinions on SFGate.


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After One Year, APR’s Alameda Office Now 2nd Largest in Alameda

Former Gallagher and Lindsey Agents at APR New Agent Orientation

ALAMEDA, CA – The Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) office in Alameda has doubled in size to 28 real estate professionals after former Gallagher & Lindsey (G&L) broker and agents joined APR at the end of last month. After less than a year in operation, the APR office has grown to the second largest real estate office in Alameda in number of agents, and the brokerage has the second largest closed sales volume and closed transaction sides year-to-date.*

“Alain Pinel Realtors’ focus on high quality professionals, excellent customer service, and creating luxury experiences has proved to be a successful recipe for rapid growth, having become the 5th largest residential real estate firm in the nation with just a quarter century in the business,” said Phil Weingrow, Vice President and Manager of APR’s Montclair and Alameda offices. “We have applied the same principles in Alameda, and I’m thrilled to have expanded with the addition of so many quality agents from Gallagher and Lindsey.”

At the end of last month, G&L Broker/Owner Michael Studebaker decided to return to real estate sales and close G&L’s real estate sales arm after almost 50 years of operation. After considering several brokerages, he chose to join APR, bringing many of his agents with him.

“Our new Alameda team blends the iconic history of Gallagher and Lindsey, familiar to all of Alameda since they’ve opened in 1967, with a family-owned, nationally ranked, globally connected industry leader,” said Sally Han, Sales Manager of APR’s Alameda office. “We look forward to taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies to bring our agents and clients in Alameda the best possible real estate experience.”

Notable recruits in addition to Studebaker include former Alameda Association of Realtors® (AAOR) Presidents Ann Bracci, Angela McIntyre, and Troy Staten. With Han, the APR Alameda office now has four former AAOR Presidents in their office.

APR made a splash in the Alameda real estate market last October when they opened in the Alameda South Shore Center with an elaborate grand opening featuring a ribbon cutting by former Mayor Marie Gilmore and a generous donation to the Alameda Point Collaborative, the largest supportive housing provider for homeless families in Alameda County.

*All market statistics are from Trendgraphix: Year-to-Date 2015, All Properties, Total Sales

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Last month, Alain Pinel Realtors and Private Mortgage Advisors hosted an exclusive East Bay client appreciation event in the glass dome at the Rock Wall Wine Company. With over 200 attendees, the event gave VIP clients and guests the opportunity to test drive and ride in the Tesla Model S with Tesla specialists. Refreshments from local Asena Restaurant and Rock Wall Wine Company were served. Check out some highlights in the video below:

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