I just read your post and though it is old I figured it might still help. From what you have listed your home sounds like a nice home that should sell well. I would definitely set a date and time for open houses and an offer date. The market is doing well in Albany so unless you are priced way higher than the comparable sold homes in your neighborhood your home will sell fast. Below the freeway, homes are not reaching the same amount of money as the ones above San Pablo. Also the closer to the freeway the more you will have to discount for it. As far as price is concerned without seeing the house and its exact location it is hard to come up with a value. Price also depends on your termite report. If the report shows a lot of damage (dry rot or termites etc) you will have to discount for that too. I am just about to put a home on the market in Albany for $475,000. Fantastic location but smaller home than yours. Roughly I would say between $475,000 to $525,000 depending on all the above factors.
Best of luck. I am available if you have any further questions or would like a walk through analysis and market update.
Marvin Gardens Real Estate