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Goodbye #APRSundae, See You Next Year!

October 28, 2015

Since the launch of APR’s Sundae Funday, the #APRSundae partner trucks have visited dozens of open houses handing out free treats and bringing renewed energy to neighborhoods around the Bay Area. We look forward to continuing to bring innovative open house programs in 2016. Thank you for a great summer – and especially to our partners Swifty Sweets and Izzy A’s Frozen Custard for making this possible.

Check out some testimonials from agents who hosted #APRSundae open houses:
“It was a real buzz in the neighborhood. There were a few agents who were showing their clients during the open house – and it really impressed them and the buyers. It was a big hit!” – Joanne Fraser, APR Los Altos
“The whole event was perfection. We had a steady flow of buyers and neighbors – and it was such a great chance for potential buyers to interact with the residents of our great neighborhood… pet a few dogs, ask pertinent questions, etc.” – Sharry Chimienti, APR Walnut Creek
“The buyers will always have the wonderful memory of buying their first home with the APR ice cream sundae promotion. All of the neighbors shared the excitement of the open house and the ice cream sundae event pulled the whole neighborhood together.” – Brenda Miller, APR Saratoga
“We had a great turnout and our visitors were very impressed. Several commented on what a nice treat it was. My only regret is that they couldn’t stay longer.” – Jo Ann Luisi, APR Pleasanton / Livermore Valley

APR in the News Featured Open Homes


July 9, 2015


It’s the summer – and it’s not just the real estate that is hot! That’s is why Alain Pinel Realtors are launching #APRSundae – a refreshing open house experience. Launching its inaugural weekend in the South Bay, we’ve partnered with Swifty Sweets, a frozen yogurt truck (and more!) that will be popping around to our open houses on Sundays and giving away free treats.

Want to know where you can get a free treat? Follow @AlainPinel and @SwiftySweets on Twitter. We’ll be tweeting out addresses and times from now and Sunday sharing which open houses and at what times you can get your #APRSundae. Be one of the first 25 people at the open house and you’ll get a voucher for a free dessert.
For updates:
Follow Alain Pinel Realtors on Facebook and Twitter
Follow Swifty Sweets on Facebook and Twitter
Don’t forget to tag and share any of your photos from the open house with #APRSundae!

APR in the News Buyer / Seller Information

How does summer vacation play into the market?

June 9, 2014
Agents Sound Off

John Jenkins

Question: How does summer vacation play into the market?
Answer: During the summer months, more homes go on the market due to sellers with children not wanting to interrupt their school schedule. In June and July we see a surge in the number of homes being listed, and with this, prices often stabilizing due to the added inventory. Simply speaking, when there are more homes available on the market, buyers have more choices, and prices level out.
Because of this increase in inventory and price stabilization, June and July are a perfect time for buyers to find a home in this competitive market.
Along with more sellers, there are usually more buyers on the market in June and July, although this number will drop off in August. If buyers have school-aged children, they need to be settled into their new homes by this time so their kids can be registered and ready to start classes back up at the end of the month!
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