Category Archives: Alain Pinel Realtors/Relocation

Yes, there really is a Knight in Shining Armor in Carmel-by-the-Sea! Come to the Carmel Canine Cottages Competition

 

Fairytale Castle by Jeff Crockett Bldg & Design and J. Stepanek Construction
Fairytale Castle by Jeff Crockett Bldg & Design and J. Stepanek Construction

Carmel Canine Cottages Competition August 13th-16th at Alain Pinel Realtors 10-4pm in Carmel on Junipero between 5th & 6th          Benefit for the SPCA

I know many of us as young girls dreamed of meeting a knight in shining armor (or maybe even being a damsel in distress) and being whisked away to his castle on horseback – do you think our doggie friends have similar dreams?  During “Car Week” which is just beginning Alain Pinel Realtors decided to do something different.  Local architects, designers, and builders were invited to imagine and create “Canine Cottages” in different architectural designs pairing our love of both homes and our pets.

"The Tudor" designed by Helen Okada and built by Jim Yates Construction
“The Tudor” designed by Helen Okada and built by Jim Yates Construction

These “doghouse masterpieces” are being auctioned off at Alain Pinel Realtors through Tuesday August 16th via a Silent Auction manned by SPCA volunteers.  All monies collected go to the SPCA to help fund their efforts in caring for animals and currently they are very busy attending to animals misplaced by the Big Sur fire keeping them fed and safe and providing homes.

SPCA event chair (on right) and a volunteer
SPCA event chair (on right) and a volunteer

Today’s young women aren’t into fairytales so much so perhaps a more modern theme would work for today’s modern pooch!

Contemporary designed by Sterling -Huddelson & constructed by Carrol & Strong Builders, Inc.
Contemporary designed by Sterling -Huddelson & constructed by Carrol & Strong Builders, Inc.

You can bid on these Canine Cottages from 10am-4:00pm from Saturday August 13th – Tuesday August 16th.  Then on Tuesday from 4:00pm-7:00pm there will be a grand reception at Alain Pinel Realtors  where the Best of Show will be awarded and the results of the Silent Auction will be announced.  Don’t miss this event of the Season! Entry fee is $50 ~ all proceeds benefit the SPCA.

Green/Smart home designed by Jeselnick architect & construction by Hare Construction
Green/Smart home designed by Jeselnick architect & construction by Hare Construction

Then for the thoroughly modern and politically correct pooch we have the Green/Smart home complete with a natural roof and fountain.

Jeselnick Architect & Hare Construction
Jeselnick Architect & Hare Construction

 

Colonial by Bakker Construction - modeled from a historic home in Pacific Grove
Colonial by Bakker Construction – modeled from a historic home in Pacific Grove

Our Monterey Peninsula is filled with history and historic homes and this next doggie abode has a history of its own.  It is a colonial design and patterned off a real historic home in Pacific Grove on Central Avenue that was remodeled by Bakker Construction.

Doggie treats and playthings in the lid.
Doggie treats and playthings in the lid.
Note the side door entrance for our doggie.
Note the side door entrance for our doggie.

Ok, I guess you are all wondering which is my favorite? What can I say, I’m a “fairytale/castle girl”!

Susan Clark, Alain Pinel Realtors admiring the Castle.
Susan Clark, Alain Pinel Realtors admiring the Castle.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to help the SPCA and have fun at our grand reception!  Tickets available at our offices or online.

And, if you should need a home yourself?  Call me!

Susan Clark, Alain Pinel Realtors 831-320-6801

 

 

OPEN HOUSE ON CARMEL POINT ~ 26335 RIO AVENUE, SUNDAY, 7/31 10:00AM-1:00PM

You’re invited to an Open House at 26335 Rio Avenue on Carmel Point Sunday, 7/31 10:00am – 1:00p

(*Note 26335 is correct house number, it was said incorrectly in the video!)

Stunning Al Saroyan, Master Builder, remodel offered at $2,450,000 3BR/2.5BA. Three fireplaces, skylights, vaulted ceilings, hickory pecan hand-planed floors, close to the beach and much more!

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Susan Clark 831-320-6801
Susan Clark 831-320-6801

Call Susan for a showing (831-320-6801) or come to the Open House Sunday morning 10-1:00pm!

Just Sold in Pebble Beach, CA with Multiple offers!

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JUST SOLD ~ 1117 Sawmill Gulch Road, Pebble Beach, CA

I love happy sellers!!  I recently represented the sellers of 1117 Sawmill Gulch Road in Pebble Beach.  The sellers were ecstatic with multiple offers and a full price offer.   Congratulations, Leonora and Sam!

This is what Leonora had to say . . .

Over the years I have bought and sold a number of houses in Maryland, California, Texas and Colorado. The real estate agents I have worked with have been knowledgeable and professional. And I have been satisfied with all of them. But Susan Clark stands out for qualities that are above and beyond normal agents.
In her sales pitch Susan Clark explained up front what she would do as our selling agent. Her promises were clear and compelling. Communication was at the top of the list. We would always know what was going on – good news or bad. Her follow up after every open house and every viewing was thorough and valuable. It wasn’t just a “not interested” comment but useful information.
Advertising was also near the top of the list. We appreciated how she used current technology to gain the greatest exposure from websites, professional photography, video complete with drone fly-over, social media to name just a few. The presentation and content were stunning. But advertising was not just passive. It was active, too, with weekly open houses and broker open houses.
Susan Clark’s professional appearance was complimented by her professional manner. She maintained an attitude of confidence and commitment to details that earned the best possible relationship between possible buyers and this seller.
Susan assisted us with decisions we made and guided us through the complex process of setting an asking price, handled offers and counter offers, and advised us during negotiations. After receiving three offers at once and after we accepted one of them (at full price) she urged us to accept a back-up offer which we did. Susan also continued to hold open houses. That led to the buyer removing contingencies without making too many demands for repairs.
To summarize, Susan Clark is the very essence of a great real estate agent whom I highly recommend.
Leonora Branca, Pebble Beach Seller

Thinking of making a change?  I’d love to represent you on the sale of your home!

Susan Clark 831-320-6801
Susan Clark

Susan Clark    ~   Call me at 831-320-6801

Carmel Point ~ the Crown Jewel of Carmel #Carmellifestyle#aprcarmel

Carmel Point ~ the Crown Jewel of Carmel!

Open House Sunday 7/17 10:00am-1:00pm 23665 Rio Avenue

 Come by and see me!

26335 Rio Avenue, Carmel Point Open Sun 6/19 10:00am-1:00pm
23665 Rio Avenue, Carmel Point listed by Alain Pinel Realtors

You’re invited to my Open House Sun 7/17 10:00am – 1:00pm

23665 Rio Avenue on Carmel Point, Carmel CA

Why is Carmel Point the “Crown Jewel”?  OK, that’s just MY opinion.      Why do I love it so much?  I have an answer for that one.  But first, for those not familiar, I think I should identify the area geographically.

Carmel Point
Carmel Point

Carmel Point is directly south of Carmel-by-the-Sea and is part of the county . . . and not part of Carmel-by-the-Sea.  Now for some folks, that’s a really good thing, but for the others that want to be “officially”  in Carmel-by-the-Sea – it won’t work and you don’t get to vote for mayor.

What you do get is the most beautiful and magical area to live in and for the most part- away from the thousands of tourists that spread themselves out over the streets and white sand beach of Carmel-by-the-Sea.  You have quick access to two beaches from the Point as many call it, Carmel River State Beach, and Carmel Beach.

The white sands of Carmel Beach
The white sands of Carmel Beach

Many of the homes have views of the ocean, the river, the lagoon and wetlands, and Point Lobos.  For more information about Carmel Point a group of residents have made a very comprehensive website “Living on Carmel Point” detailing community resources, history and points of interest.

Of the 18 homes available on Carmel Point,  Alain Pinel Realtors has 4 of them listed.   The following are our listings, but I would love to help you explore all the homes for sale on the Point!

26335 Rio Avenue Listed by Alain Pinel Realtors
23665 Rio Avenue Listed by Alain Pinel Realtors – Open House 7/17 10:00am – 1:00pm
26306 Monte Verde $1,649,000 Listed by Alain Pinel Realtors
26306 Monte Verde $1,649,000 Listed by Alain Pinel Realtors
2643 Walker Avenue $2,395,000 Listed by Alain Pinel Realtors
2643 Walker Avenue $2,395,000 Listed by Alain Pinel Realtors
2946 Santa Lucia $1,895,000 Listed by Alain Pinel Realtors
2946 Santa Lucia $1,895,000 Listed by Alain Pinel Realtors

There are fourteen other lovely homes available on the Point at this time ranging in price from $1,399,000 – $12,900,000  I’ve love to introduce you to this fabulous area!

Come by my Sunday Open House 10am-1:00pm 7/17 or call me at 831-320-6801 to arrange a private showing.

Susan Clark

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Connecting buyers with their dream homes . . . 

                          Negotiating the highest possible price for my sellers.

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