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Meet The 680 Group

We love real estate.  And we love helping people.  Our mission statement is simple… Create an awesome customer experience.  That is what drives us.  It is what our business is built around.

At the 680 Group, we take pride in understanding our clients.  We want to know what is important to you, your vision of the ideal home, how you live your life, and how we can help find a home that integrates with your lifestyle.  We strive to identify neighborhoods and homes that will not only fit your needs, but also enhance your life.  

We leverage cutting-edge technology, our in-depth knowledge of neighborhoods, and our extensive experience to find a property you can call home.  Because "home" is more than square footage or lot size... it is where we live our lives.  With The 680 Group, we will be with you every step of the way to make sure we find the perfect home for you to live your life to the fullest!



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I was contacted by my clients Jeff & Liz, who wanted to sell their custom home in Pleasanton. It was a slightly older home, and while it sat on a generous 1.1 Acre lot, much of the lot sloped up, so the useable portion seemed smaller than what you would expect on a lot of that size.
They had tried to sell it a year earlier, but were unable to even get an offer. It was on the market for over 5 months with no luck. They subsequently relocated overseas, and so they needed someone local who could get the job done. They called me to help them sell their home. I came up with a game plan to change the game and get their home sold…

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Q & A: Can Buyer Cancel a Contract Even with All Contingencies Removed?

Q:  Doug, we just sold our home recently in Pleasanton.  We did everything right – we got pre-sale inspections, filled out all of our disclosures, and provided potential buyers with all of the information they need to write an offer.  We accepted an all cash offer with no contingencies, but the next day the buyer…
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Q & A – Should a Seller Order Pre-sale Inspections?

Q:  We are putting our house on the market in a couple of weeks.  We have heard from a couple of people that we should get inspections on our home before we put it on the market.  Is this smart?  I thought buyers paid for inspections? Jason in Pleasanton A:  Jason that is a great…
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Homes for Sale and Real Estate Market Update for Pleasanton CA June 2018

Homes for Sale and Real Estate Market Update for Pleasanton CA June 2018 Under $1 Million Pleasanton CA Properties We’re in the midst of summer and the market’s a little bit of a mixed bag at the moment. The under million dollar market remains very hot, and inventory remains extremely limited, as there’s only seven…
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Homes for Sale and Real Estate Market Update for Dublin CA June 2018

Homes for Sale and Real Estate Market Update for Dublin CA June 2018 Hi, everybody. It’s Doug Buenz with the 680 Homes Group here at Venture Sotheby’s and this is a quick real estate market update for Dublin CA here on June 26, 2018. The theme of the day for the Dublin CA housing market…
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Q & A: Can a Seller Cancel a Counter Offer?

Q:  Hi Doug.  We recently submitted an offer on a San Ramon home for sale.  We have bought and sold several homes, so we are not beginners.  We absolutely loved this house, and we were delighted to get a counter offer from the seller.  The counter offer expired the following day at 5:00 PM.  We…
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Q & A: Should a Seller Consider a Contingent Offer?

Should I Accept a Contingent Offer On My House? Q: We have received a contingent offer on our home. What are the pros & cons of accepting a contingent offer? We have been on the market now for a couple weeks with no offers. Sarah in San Ramon A: Great question Sarah. Contingent offers have…
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