Home Buying When Asked About Real Estate Myths I chose one common real estate myth, and here was my response. MYTH: Home Buyers DO NOT need a Realtor TRUTH: They do. This is a myth for both home buyers and home sellers alike. Let’s just review why a Buyer DOES in fact, NEED a Realtor when purchasing a home. Or, should certainly consider […]
Home Selling Prop 19 Are you aware of the benefits under California Proposition 19? Eligible homeowners have the ability to: – Move anywhere in the state – Purchase a more expensive home – Transfer the property’s taxable value up to three times in a lifetime Have questions? Let us know how we can help. We look forward to speaking with you […]
DiMaggio & Betta Group Real Estate Rules + The Art of Real Estate Colleagues, not competitors. Real (estate) Conversations 2.0  My grandmother used to say — you get the bee with the honey not the vinegar.  That lesson transcends into so many aspects in life — from a child on the playground, a youth on the sports field, to an adult in the workplace.  Buying and selling real […]
DiMaggio & Betta Group Real Estate Conversations, New Year 2023 Home, Design, Lifestyle + Favorite Resources Charity Highlight, January 2023! With the holidays in the rear view mirror and we turn the corner into the Martin Luther King holiday we have gathered a few of our favorite resources to help you ease into 2023. Last month we shared our favorite pet + house sitter to […]
DiMaggio & Betta Group New Year, New Name, Same Iconic Brand The new affiliate debuts in six of the region’s most desirable markets, including the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Corcoran today announced the launch of its newest affiliate, Corcoran Icon Properties. Based in Northern California, the new company comprises 24 offices and over 900 sales associates and staff who were formerly with well-known brands, including Zephyr […]
DiMaggio & Betta Group We Are All Created Equal Real (estate) Conversations 1.5.  We are all created equal.  Who do you see in this photo?  Hosting an Open House gives a Realtor the opportunity to make a home available to the public  —to buyers, agents, neighbors, passerby’s, interior design enthusiasts, etc. Hosting an Open House also gives an agent a way to meet potential […]
DiMaggio & Betta Group Season Of Giving During the year our passionate agents give to various causes and organizations. Take a look at the very detailed list below. And with the holiday season upon us we are launching and supporting the following:     Proud to Support, Year after Year. Our agents and our staff proudly support these organization: ● Alameda County […]
DiMaggio & Betta Group Fall Is In The Air Fall News + A Few Favorites With fall on the horizon, the holidays are not far behind which means more gatherings and a need for more helping hands. Last month we shared our favorite pet and house sitter to offer assistance to those traveling. This month we share a few recommendations to help out with […]
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Home Selling The Top 5 Scents for Property Viewings The way a home smells has such a significant influence on a buyer’s first impression of it. That’s why your knowledgeable real estate agent will have a strong reason for wanting your house to smell as wonderful as it can before showings and open houses. Therefore, when presenting your property to potential buyers, it is […]
DiMaggio & Betta Group And that’s a wrap on summer Fall 2022 | Featured Homes + Our Favorite Resources, Newsletter and Blog ★ With Summer In the Rear View Mirror It’s Time to Welcome Fall We hope you had a wonderful summer and enjoyed some new experiences. As you gear up for Fall let us know how we might best assist you to accomplish your […]
DiMaggio & Betta Group Don’t Follow the Pack, Lead the Pack Sound off with Debbi DiMaggio as seen in SF Gate and the San Francisco Chronicle. (April 17, 2022) Reprint   Although our market is a little different today, August 2022 –I still stand by what I share below regarding contingencies. Q: What are your thoughts on waiving contingencies? – Jordan Guinn, SF Chron In our […]
DiMaggio & Betta Group Our Top 3 Tech Platforms What are your Top 3 favorite or most used technology platforms in your field? My top 3 most valuable real estate tools are as follows: Docusign, my iphone and Instagram. Docusign allows us to list homes and write offers from anywhere, it’s a game changer. My iPhone keeps me in constant communication with my team, […]
DiMaggio & Betta Group 5 reasons a seller should stage We get one chance to make a good first impression, and selling a home is no different Photographs look better and will draw in more Buyers and provide more marketing opportunities The home will sell faster Buyers can visualize themselves in the home easier Staging is an expense, thus a tax write-off for the Seller […]
DiMaggio & Betta Group Top 100! Always An Honor to Be Recognized Top 100 People in Real Estate Just as fans nationwide reached out to Joe DiMaggio generations ago, celebrities across Hollywood and beyond enlist Debbi DiMaggio’s help in finding the perfect home. Among them, Stephan James, Julianne Moore, Sally Field, Hugh Grant, Linda Fiorentino, and Tom Arnold. Her famous third cousin played baseball simply for the […]
Neighborhoods 5 things to explore in San Francisco Top 5 Things to See, Do and Experience in San Francisco. Enjoy! 1. Ride the Cable Car to Nob Hill and Stop for Drinks at the Tonga Room at the beautiful and historic Fairmont Hotel. 2. Visit San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art –any day of the week, but if you’re in town check out – Art […]
DiMaggio & Betta Group College Ave, Rockridge to the Elmwood District A quick peek into Debbi’s Favorites and frequented businesses on College Ave. By all means these charming district’s offer many more worthwhile visits than those mentioned here.  So take a week to sip, dine, shop & shine. Health & Wellness  Rockridge Day Spa. Begin or end your day  with a relaxing facial. See menu for other […]
DiMaggio & Betta Group Downsizing and Your Best Next Chapter In 2015, which seemed as if it were just the other day, we hosted a seminar at the Piedmont Center for the Arts for homeowners who have resided in their home for 20 years or longer, it was called, Demystifying the Downsizing Process. Flash forward to today, 2022. We listed and are selling the home […]
Home Buying Top 5 Steps to A Successful Home Buying Experience Knowledge is power. Experience is key. Relationships drive success.  Follow these 5 steps to lessen the length of time it takes to prevail in the home buying arena.  Identify the right Realtor. Ask a family member, trusted friend or colleague for a referral, speak to other professionals and do your due diligence. And  not everything […]
DiMaggio & Betta Group We Represent People Not Price Buying or Selling, no matter your price point, the DiMaggio and Betta Group represents people not price.  Here are a few of our favorites.
DiMaggio & Betta Group Honored, Grateful, Thankful Honored to have closed $50M in 2021 while serving so many clients with their home sale, purchase, lease and referral, not including others we guided, showed homes and counseled throughout the year. And we could not do what we do for our clients without the help of our loyal service providers, stellar team members and […]