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The Accountability Question

I’ve been having an interesting discussion with several clients since posting my comments on the terrible Chickadee flip so maybe it’s a good subject for a quick post. Why does something so tragic like this happen, how is it allowed to happen?  An original Eichler was sold to someone who has no taste and shows no consideration for the neighbors or for Eichler design.  I would argue it’s because there is no accountability on the part of agents and sellers.  If nobody asks the question “what are your plans for my house?” when offers are presented, and both seller and agents are only looking at highest terms, this is what you get.  Yes, we live in a free market economy and I would never want to change that. I’m just asking for a little accountability, for without it we may continue to lose Eichlers in this way.  I would love to hear your thoughts on this issue. -Mark

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Pending: 473 Ferne Ave, Palo Alto 94306

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473 Ferne Ave — $1,988,000.  Pending, COE 8/4/16 – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms – 1765sf living space on a 8030sf lot – Updated home with incredible backyard, Floor to ceiling windows, Stone-lined bathrooms. Mark’s Preview Notes: For sure a clean Eichler, painted paneling, but hollow-core 6-panel doors leave me wanting something better.  At this price it’s a great option to […]

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