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Jewelry Store, Ocean Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea California - $125,000 - 04/29/11 02:35 PM
Highly desirable Ocean Avenue location at Cottage of Sweets and Porta Bella Restaurant, in Court of the Golden Bough. Very desirable location. High foot traffic in this much photographed spot in Carmel. Only 32 jewelry licenses available in Carmel-by-the-Sea. License goes with location. More photos and information will be placed on website http://www.93921.com on Monday, May 2. For lease and other information, contact Hella Rothwell, California Real Estate Broker # 01772851 at 831-626-4000. (2 comments)
Congratulations Duke & Duchess of Cambridge - 04/29/11 09:42 AM
How could you not spend the early morning hours watching William & Kate's marriage in England. It was beautifully executed from all standpoints including: - The fashions: I love to see the hats. Most stylish: Victoria Beckham; most traditional: Camilla Parker Bowles - The organization and crowd control: It was made to look effortless. - "The Kiss": we were treated to TWO - "Hunk" of the day: Harry (wow), and he looks like fun too. - Most "put together": The Queen. - Most beautiful (besides the bride): Her sister, Pippa. Absolutely stunning/simple dress. I'm sure there will be a lot of (4 comments)
Spring has arrived in Crescent City CA - 04/27/11 02:36 AM
With rain still coming down much of the time, and the temperature in the 50's, how can you tell that it's spring? Because a robin couple has been building their nest right outside of my office window for the past three days. For two days it rained cats & dogs and the two birds brought bunches of moss to the nest area rather sloppily, I thought, but what can you do when everything is dripping? Today the weather was great, although cool, and the interior was finished. Long strands of dried grass was gathered by the momma bird to line the (0 comments)
Rethink your sales price every three months - 04/19/11 11:54 PM
It doesn't matter how long the listing period is, it is good to talk to your clients every three months about the listing price. If it hasn't sold, what more can we do to make it sell? Right now it's spring and maybe we need to give the home a little more curb appeal by putting flowers in the front yard. Or whatever... But who are we kidding? Is your selling price realistic? If you are trying to sell a house that is older, has some issues, and has not sold during the past three months, what will change in the (10 comments)
Showing property in the rain - 04/16/11 11:45 PM
No, I don't mean Activerain, but RAIN, endless rain. When you show property after days of rain, and it's still raining when you show it, all the little scars and warts of the home tend to show up. Here is a short list of "blemishes" you don't notice on a normal day: 1. How well the gutters work; are they correctly installed and do they drain well? 2. Smoothness of the driveway; is it puddling here and there? 3. Puddling on the grounds; where does the rain drain off the property? 4. How do you get from your car to the house? (2 comments)
5 reasons why I want this listing - 04/15/11 10:58 PM
A property owner has gotten in touch with me about listing his property. That's when I got to thinking: why am I particularly excited about this listing: 1. The property has location-location-location (and that should almost be enough, right?) 2. It has recently been remodeled so it will show well. 3. It will be priced right, the owner is motivated. 4. My Internet marketing is in place so it will be easy to incorporate it with my other listings. 5. Timing is perfect; it's spring and buyers are starting to look. Yes, the weather makes a huge difference in our market. (7 comments)
Why buyers and sellers should not meet - 04/10/11 03:27 PM
Although sellers have to fill out the Property Questionnaire and otherwise let the buyers know what is "wrong" with their properties, there are other areas that can be ticklish. Not only that, but if you stand between them when the seller says these things, you are in my opinion, obligated to CORRECT the seller. For example, the seller in ordinary conversation might say things like:
"It's a very safe neighborhood" - an actual no-no for a Realtor. How can you guarantee that? "We have not had problems during the rainy season" - when in actuality there may have been puddling, but (2 comments)
Relocation assistance doesn't stop with finding them a home - 04/08/11 12:33 AM
My client is a professional woman moving to my area. Not only did she need help finding a place to live but also a place for her business. After talking to her we decided that the two did not need to be mutually exclusive and we found her the perfect commercial space where she can both live and work. It's hard not to become more involved with a client because we want to help them get a good start with their new business. Here are some things I suggested to my client that would give her a fast start in our community: 1. Join (2 comments)
Dancing with the Stars - 04/04/11 11:52 PM
I must say that I have not been watching this show except a few minutes here and there. It brings back memories of the Arthur Murray studios which enticed you to come in for one free lesson, hoping you would sign up for a full course. But then disco came on the scene and that was a whole lot more fun; everyone could look good, all you needed was to be able to move to the beat. But it also changed danciing, in my mind, it became more of a SOLO experience. It didn't matter if you knew what you were doing, (9 comments)
US Hwy 101 shut down, rerouted through the glorious Mt. Shasta area - 04/04/11 12:27 AM
It's tough to get to Carmel from Crescent City when the main traffic artery, US Hwy 101 down the west coast is shut down at Garberville to all traffic. A huge slide that covered the entire highway and buckled the roadway itself had been the result of some very wet weather in these parts this spring. So, rather than take the arduous 299 east from Eureka, I decided to take US Hwy. 199 northeast to I-5, then go south. This added about another 1-1/2 hours to my already 8 hour drive, but, hey, it was Sunday, and the weather was terrific. I started my drive about (3 comments)
Sometimes it's good to give them space rather than the hard sell - 04/02/11 10:59 PM
Today I received a call from a potential client with whom I was in touch with pretty much every day over several days and then...nothing. I had left a message a week ago to see what she had decided and she did not call me back. And then I got busy with other calls, other clients, my own personal life, etc. I decided to get in touch with her Monday, it's right there on my day planner! And then she called me, all apologetic that she had not returned my call. Her husband had to have emeregency surgery, etc. That's when (7 comments)
April Fools Day! - 04/01/11 03:07 AM
This is the day that we play tricks on our nearest and dearest. It's a time honored tradition that we do so. Many tricks come to us spur of the moment, but some are elaborately planned out. Often they include icky things like fake spiders and dog p..p, other times something that is cooked, but not the way you thought. Again others include mechanical items that don't work right, or, in this day and age, messages in emails or photos sent from iPhones that are beyond the pale. Ok, Activerainers, let's hear what pranks you have planned for today, or what was (2 comments)
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