Francesco Papalia has helped home buyers, sellers, and small investors for twenty-five successful years as a realtor in the East Bay from Richmond to Oakland. With a degree in architecture from U.C. Berkeley, Mr. Papalia has an eye for how to make the most cost-effective improvements to a property for a seller preparing to put their property on the market or a buyer who may miss an opportunity to purchase due to fear over a minor structural problem that may appear too overwhelming.
For the first-time buyer, Mr. Papalia can guide you through the complexities of the real estate market with a steady, sure hand on the details of the transaction. From getting you pre-approved for financing, through helping you understand the results of the home inspection, to being there at the closing to make sure you understand the financial commitments you are making, his commitment to his customer comes first.
For the contractor/developer, he can help with site planning and future marketing of your project.
For the condominium buyer or seller, it is not just the amount of monthly homeowner association fee that should be considered, but what services are included in that fee. How does the reserve account measure up to the upcoming expenses? Mr. Papalia will make sure you have a clear understanding of what you are buying into before you sign off on the purchase. My 2014 condominium listings: 555 Pierce St #1102, Albany, 1450 4th St #11, Berkeley & 1406 Euclid Ave #5, Berkeley
For the investor, Mr. Papalia can help with the timing of your sale. As a real estate investor himself, he has a keen understanding of the ins and outs of the 1031 tax deferred exchanges and building management.
Are you ready to move out of your large home and simplify your lifestyle? Can you take advantage of the over 55 years of age one time transfer of your old tax base to your smaller home/condominium? Mr. Papalia's patient approach assures your finding just the right place to suit your changing lifestyle.
As an Albany homeowner since 1987, Mr. Papalia knows the importance of good schools when selecting a place to live and how it affects property values. He will help you make the right decision for your family and your finances.
One of Mr. Papalia's strongest assets is his negotiating skills. In every step of the negotiation there is a time and way to manage the final outcome that will be in his client's best interest. It can be the most satisfying aspect of the process. Mr. Papalia believes his extensive experience and a commitment to customer service will continue to satisfy his customers and future referrals.