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  ListHub VS   Zillow Group. So I'm reading that the fight between Listhub and Zillow has spread to Trulia. Because Zillow bought Trulia? ListHub was cutting off listing data to Zillow on April 7 and now, wow, it's cutting off Trulia even sooner!! "Zillow has filed for a restraining order against...
02/22/2015
I got an email (shortened so as to not waste your time) from an flipper ... Hi Ernest, Do you have any fixer upper listings? We are looking for single-family properties that need work. Offers are cash, As-Is, no appraisal, 7-15 day close. You probably get a lot of emails like this one so I won't ...
02/16/2015
An agent was asking for a referral agent in Westport or Bridgeport CT. We are in the San Francisco bay area.A couple of agents responded to go with our company's referral network as outbound referrals are at no cost and the referral center will make sure you get paid. This is true.On the receivin...
02/05/2015
White House Chief of Staff discussed a few issues on Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer The Situation: John Boehner, the speaker, invited Benjamin Netanyahu, Isreali Prime Minister, to speak to a joint session of Congress. Some people said this jeopardized the relationship between our two countri...
01/31/2015
On April 7, 2015, Listhub will cut the listing feed to Zillow. Zillow will have to create alternate revenue streams. I heard: Get MLSs and brokers to give them listing feeds. They already have Metro Regional Information Systems. Get listing referrals. Charge 30-40% referral fees. Become a FSBO s...
01/28/2015
    It was a nice 55 degrees out in Oakland CA. I sat outside to meet Activerainers and friends. La Estrellita is a nice Mexican Restaurant and Bar in East Oakland. 50 minutes went by and no one had showed up! Oh well, I thought. The beer and enchilada were delicious so if no one showed up I had ...
01/28/2015
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I just got an email about the potential end of Zillow. HUH?? What?? Basically is said that Listhub is at odds with Zillow, and it will cut off the listing feed as of April 7th; thus destroying or at the very least diminishing the worth of the largest real estate portal. Zillow, however, is punch...
01/19/2015
I'm selling a duplex at 941 26th St. Oakland CA 94607. I put in the confidential remarks that it was being shown "only to people with money." I got a few calls from agents and one of their questions was, "What do you mean by 'showing only to people with money? Do you mean cash only?'" I told the...
11/12/2014
I was part of a First Time Home Buyer Seminar and at my close I said: Buy one. Buy two. Heck, buy as many houses as you can. Anyone who has any wealth has real esate as part of their portfolio. For most of us there are two ways of building wealth: buying real estate and/or getting a degree. When...
11/02/2014
The manager got into the Halloween spirit. For me it's just another day. Well, OK, I got a little bit of the spirit. Some of her good cheer rubbed off on me. She was passing out candy in front of the office. Dressed up as Bat Girl. Something like that. She decorated part of the office, and made l...
10/31/2014
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Ernest Villafranca

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Real Estate Agent covering Berkeley-Oakland-San Leandro, East Bay in Alameda county. Experienced in short sales, flips, investment properties, probate sales, and the Hispanic market.