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 Lions, Tigers and Termites, oh my! So, I kind of fibbed about the lions and tigers, but we have enough termites in California to make up for it. I recently had a buyer do the Heebie Jeebie dance when she learned that the property she intends to buy is infested with subterranean termites.The Urba...
12/05/2017
Oh boy. I got a very nasty e-mail from another agent the other day. It started with "You told me that writing a full price offer was a waste of time!". Then he followed up with "I can't believe you sold that house for that low of a price. My client would have paid more than that!".Well howdy dood...
11/09/2017
 I attended a wonderful backyard dinner party in Santa Rosa last night, the first since the Tubbs Fire* devastated entire neighborhoods almost three weeks ago. I jokingly referred to the gathering of close friends as the "Evacuation Party" because everyone who attended was either evacuated during...
10/30/2017
Can We Use a Burned House As a Comp?Unless you're living under a rock, you have probably seen images of the firestorms in Northern California. Entire neighborhoods have been wiped out, along with retail businesses, hotels, restaurants, wineries and schools.All of this started late Sunday evening,...
10/20/2017
I received a broker-to-broker e-mail blast the other day from an agent who will be selling a home soon that is encumbered with a solar lease. "I took a listing in Windsor that has a 20 year leased Vivint solar system on the roof that needs to convey to the new buyers. Anybody have experience in h...
06/02/2016
Closing Gift For Your BuyerI read a blog post that was recently written by Kathleen Daniels called: Simple Question: Closing Gift to a Cooperating Agent. The comment thread on that blog post generated a plethora of fantastic ideas when it comes to closing gifts.I used to give my buyers a bottle o...
12/22/2015
Sonoma County Home Sales - November 2015 It's pretty obvious in Sonoma County that buyer and seller interests have turned towards the holidays. Only 362 homes sold in November 2015 compared to the busy summer month of July 2015 when 545 homes sold.The median home price slipped yet again, after hi...
12/04/2015
Sonoma County Home Sales - October 2015The median home price in Sonoma County dipped again during the month of October. We have been watching that number closely after it took a wild swing during the real estate market crash. In January 2012, the median home sale price was $300K, and has been cla...
12/04/2015
Sonoma County Home Sales - September 2015 I'm playing a little catch-up here with market reports, it's been a busy and fun Fall in Sonoma County. It amazes me to see the number of tourists that have found out how wonderful this place is. Small towns like Guerneville and Healdsburg now have a stea...
12/04/2015
Beware the .REALTOR domain extortion attempt I received an e-mail stating that my .REALTOR domain name was automatically renewed. I have a month left on my subscription and was planning to cancel before my credit card was charged for another year.I responded to the e-mail, requesting that my subs...
09/22/2015
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