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Zamira Knows Marin - September Edition

September 2022

 

 

I am honored to be included in this year's

 

 

as one of the Top 1.5% of Real Estate Individuals in the United States!

 


 

 


Dear Clients, Friends, Family, Neighbors, Everyone…

 

As the summer is winding down, I’m eager to reconnect with you and talk about the changes we’ve seen in the real estate market in the past few months. Coming off the hottest 2 year streak has been a bit of a shock to the system. We had been running at such an insane pace continuously surprised by the next record breaking sale…and then the market started to cool with and increase in mortgage interest rates and now we are all waiting to see how the next few months will perform. 


Fall is the second busiest selling season for Marin real estate and with data trailing 2 months behind it’s hard to rely on my crystal ball at this point in time. There is still great demand for homes in sought after locations that are all prepped and ready to go…..and priced right! Sellers are going to do well if they are pricing properly and letting go of the high prices we saw in the spring of 2022. Looking back to 2020/2021 pricing is more appropriate. Regardless, pricing right now is a struggle with no current data to rely on - and we just came out of the summer which is always slow. 

 

Here’s what I do know in the moment:

 

  1. Homes that are priced attractively, fully prepped for sale, and in desirable locations are still selling with multiple offers. 
  2. Interest rates have risen, but they are actually now at a “normal” level. Historically, this shift in rates actually feels more like a RESET. For context, in the 1980s, rates were over 17% and that wasn’t normal. Our recent past rates 2-3%, is also not normal. Where we are now, 5 to 6%, is actually more in the range of “normal” and buyers perspective will start to adjust.
  3. More buyers are going with ARM loans to wait for the next dip in rates.
  4. There are motivated buyers out there and they are being smart. Buyers now have the opportunity to engage with contingencies again - this is a smart way to do business for all parties. 
  5. Buyers in the high end are waiting for Sellers to adjust their pricing before making offers. 
  6. Inventory is LOW - I am hearing mixed predictions - some saying “the inventory is coming!” and others saying “Wow, I haven’t heard of much on the horizon”. Networking is more important than ever - I am a networking Queen :)
  7. If you have a great home to sell, and willing to price for today's market, then NOW is a good time to do it. We don’t have the inventory to meet the demand. 
  8. The next level winning strategy we provide our clients creates stellar results, particularly during market resets. 

 

With so many moving parts it's always just best for us to pick up the phone or share a meal and connect about your own specific real estate goals.


I’m excited to share that RealTrends included me as one of the top 1.5% of Real Estate Individuals in the United States. We don’t work hard just to win awards. We work hard because we truly care about our clients and want the very best for you and your family.


Since real estate traditionally slows down in the summer months, I usually take time off to reset and recharge myself on a personal level. This summer, I chose to take a bit more time to be present with my family and myself. My oldest daughter just graduated high school and is getting ready to go off to college. My youngest daughter is in her last two years at Archie Williams High School. This is a special time for our family and it was important to me to model self-care for my daughters before they spread their wings and fly from the nest. This summer, I created new habits to bookend my days with more self-care than ever before—journaling, meditation, dance to start my day and then wind down to candle rituals, gratitude, and reflection—every day, it became non-negotiable. These new routines, this time to reset and recharge, have me feeling more grounded, present, focused, happy, and I’m excited to bring this recharged me into the fall season.  

 

There are exciting things coming! Scroll down for market news, listings, and a fun September event that I hope you join. As always, I'm here for you. 

 

With gratitude,

Zamira

 


 

 

 

See what's happening in your Marin town!

 

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Fairfax

Greenbrae

Kentfield

Larkspur

Mill Valley

Novato

Ross

San Anselmo

San Rafael

Sausalito

Tiburon

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Community Corner

 

 

 

Join me and my family this Saturday in supporting Gilead House's 5th Annual Bocce Ball Tournament in San Rafael!


We had such a blast last year that we are doing it again! Gilead House is near and dear to our hearts.

They are doing incredible work to inspire and empower homeless single moms and their children toward financial stability and independence. 

 

$325 for a Team of 4 

$170 for a Team of 2 

$90 for a single

The tickets also include a yummy lunch and drinks! 


If you don’t want to play you can also make a donation or be a spectator and cheer people on. Everything counts. But my vote is that you PLAY! We all need to have more FUN! 

(This photo is of me and my mom volunteering at the event last year - my hubby and kids will be back this year, too!)

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Listings

 

We really do have the best listings! Take a look at some of these great homes below.  Please contact us for more details.


 

COMING SOON!

Sleepy Hollow, San Anselmo

 

3BD | 2.5BA | ~2,950 SQFT | ~17,250 SQFT LOT

Single-level living on pancake flat, dreamy Sleepy Hollow property Ping me for address and more details! Launch to market 9/28/22

 

 

New Neighbor Alert!


 

Represented First Time Home Buyer 

100 Marin Center Dr #39, San Rafael

 

2BD | 2BA | ~1,112 SQFT | $475,000

 

 

 

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“Zamira and her team exceeded our expectations on the sale of our home. The attention to detail and unending support and care they showed us was beyond what I could have imagined. There is no one else I would trust more with all of my real estate needs!”  - E. Peoples

 

 

 

 

 

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