Off Market Deals Becoming More Common in San Carlos


A Changing Landscape Times have changed in the world of San Carlos real estate. In the not-so-distant past, the publicity surrounding a home going up for sale would have been similar to a ticker-tape parade down Laurel Street.  The sign being installed on the front lawn was a seller's announcement to the world  that the upcoming weekend would bring the masses to their neighborhood. Open houses were major events. Times have changed.  Don't get me wrong, open houses are still very well attended and our volume of … [Read more...]

New White Oaks Listing! Coming Soon

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143 Ruby Avenue, San Carlos Coming Soon 143 Ruby Avenue, San Carlos, $799,000 A wonderful opportunity to own one of the very first homes built in the White Oaks area. Because this home was built ten years prior to the San Carlos building boom of 1946, this home offers a truly unique floor plan.   The split level floor plan features two spacious bedrooms and a bathroom on one level, a bonus room/den on the main level, a remodeled kitchen, an ideal living room with hardwood floors and a welcoming, beautifully … [Read more...]

Be Smart About Marketing Your San Carlos Home


All Advertising Starts with a Target Audience You've decided to list your home.  You and your realtor have decided on an amount to be dedicated toward advertising your home.  You are then be faced with hundreds of advertising options.  Newspapers, magazines, mailers and a host of online sites will all be anxious to get their hands on some of your advertising dollars.  Which medium will get you the biggest bang for your buck? First, you need to understand your target audience. What's Working Well Buyers looking … [Read more...]

We’re Hiring!


Join The Bob Bredel Team and the San Carlos Blog Since 2008, we have completed a total of 74 successful San Carlos residential real estate transactions for buyers and sellers. We are expecting even bigger things for 2012.  With this in mind, we are expanding.....and hiring!  We are looking for full time team members who are dedicated to (1) real estate; and (2) San Carlos.  If you live and breathe San Carlos real estate, we want to hear from you! Hiring Areas We are looking to hire in two specific areas: (1) … [Read more...]

The 2011 San Carlos Real Estate Trend Report


The 2011 San Carlos Real Estate Trend Report There are many things you could say about the residential real estate market in San Carlos for 2011.  In a nutshell, prices are down slightly, but sales are up.  Our 2011 San Carlos Real Estate Trend Report has been drafted entirely by me and my staff.  It represents the most comprehensive information available as of today for San Carlos 2011 in the areas that matter most. A full version of the report can be downloaded by clicking here. … [Read more...]

How to Outshine Your Competition in San Carlos


Competition There are certain segments of the market in San Carlos which are much more competitive than others.  The $850,000 - $1,000,000 range, as well as the $1,400,000 - $1,600,000 range, are currently fiercely competitive. The former range makes up the current starter home price points in San Carlos, the latter is considered to be the move-up market.  The two are directly connected.  Those looking to sell in the $850,000 - $1,000,000 market are looking to move into the $1,400,000 - $1,600,000 segment. When … [Read more...]

New Howard Park Listing! 2056 Arroyo Avenue – Sale Pending


2056 Arroyo Avenue, San Carlos, $859,900 This wonderful three bedroom, one bath home is located in the heart of Howard Park.  The 2000 block of Arroyo Avenue is level, tree-lined and has double-wide sidewalks. Located just 1 1/2 blocks from Brittan Acres and St. Charles and 2 blocks from Burton Park, this home is centrally located, yet on a less traveled block.  This home features a newly remodeled kitchen, hardwood floors, a two car garage and room to expand. I will be hosting the first open house is this … [Read more...]

My New Listings for Sunday, September 11th

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1924 Hillman Avenue, $1,098,000 ~ Open Sunday (1-4) This fantastic Belmont hills home is a new listing for me as of today.  Below are just some of the highlights to this wonderful home: * Tastefully remodeled 4 bedroom/ 3 bath home * A true chef's kitchen * A relaxing master suite with Brazilian hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and walk-in closet. * Great room is perfect for entertaining * Separate family room/game room * Downstairs could easily double as in-law quarters ** For more photos and a … [Read more...]