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walnut creek real estate: A Blog About Blogging - 10/15/09 10:53 AM
We just saw the movie, Julie and Julia, and if you are any kind of blogger, you mus see this film. Apart from the fact that we simply enjoyed it, it spoke alot about posting blogs. I guess alot of what we write is probably just filling space, but I guess there are alot of people doing serious writing out there. The heroine of the movie Julie is an un-fulfilled writer, and is living in a vacuum. She loves cooking and food, and decides that she will start a major project; she will cook every recipe in "Mastering the Art of (7 comments)
walnut creek real estate: Beware of Craigslist Scammers - 09/21/09 05:26 PM
I was made aware this morning of crooks who are taking advantage of your listings that you put on Craigslist, and offering them as rentals. I heard they are taking your verbiage, and offering them out as rentals really cheap, taking deposit money and disappearing. ON YOUR LISTINGS! Yikes. We should all be aware of this. If people are going to steal, they're going to steal. But maybe we can stop them if we are vigilant.
walnut creek real estate: New App for the iPhone - 09/18/09 01:47 PM
The new app is called "play with your new iPhone, and completely ignore your Real Estate business, which is alot of fun, but not as much fun as the new phone. I'm completely addicted! (0 comments)
walnut creek real estate: Walnut Creek Realtor Actually Answers His Phone! - 09/16/09 12:24 AM
Is there something wrong with me? When the phone rings, I answer it. I like talking to people. That's why I got into the Real Estate business, in the first place. I know alot of my contemoraries like to leave a smarmy little message at the end of the work day: "Thanks for calling, bla, bla, bla." " Your call is important to me, bla, bla, bla." "If you're calling after 7:00, i'll return your call in the morning, bla, bla, bla." Most of my clients are putting thenselves on the line, by attempting to buy or sell a house. The least (6 comments)
walnut creek real estate: Current Medical Care Situation is Affecting Your Net Worth - 08/29/09 10:46 AM
If you weren't paying such a huge premium for your Health Insurance, could you "buy up" to the house you really want? Whenever I hear folks talking about how expensive health care is going to be under Obama's plan (as if they have actually read his plan), I wonder what planet they might be living on right now. As a Real Estate professional, I pay for my own health insurance. In the last 4-5 years my premiums have doubled. Much to my dismay, my income has not doubled. Every time I speak with people who think the status quo is acceptable, (2 comments)
walnut creek real estate: Walnut Creek Foreclosure Dog - 08/28/09 01:53 PM
The upside of the housing collapse, is that My dog, Elvis, whom I rescued at Animal Rescue Foundation in Walnut Creek, was a foreclosure dog. Almost all of the dogs came from the San Joaquin Valley, where they were abandoned by their owners, who could no longer stay in their homes. Every time I look at him, I can't stop thinking how he is the embodiment of an Option ARM, or a Stated Income loan. It is hard to believe that people would just abandon their pets, but there ya go! I wish Elvis could tell me a little about the family that (8 comments)
walnut creek real estate: Walnut Creek Dog Realtor - 08/20/09 08:33 PM
If dogs could buy and sell houses, would you want to work with them? I know there would be a few problems: "Hey Fido, when are you going to get those tax docs to the lender?" "What do you mean you buried them in the yard, and can't remember where?" "Rover, I know we're looking for a house with a carpet that smells like urine, but we won't know until we go into the house, will we?" " I know you're a loyal client, but I'm sick of throwing the tennis ball, already" "Is my paw print a valid signiture?" " (3 comments)
walnut creek real estate: Rossmoor Walnut Creek Statistics - 08/18/09 06:11 PM
If any of you are thinking about making a move to Rossmoor, in Walnut Creek, I have a book of home sale statistics for the last 2 years, that I have compiled. If you would like a copy, send me an e-mail, or give me a call. You can find me on the web at www.walnutcreekteam.com. Rossmoor is a nationally recognized and award winning senior adult community located in the picturesque 1800-acre Tice Valley area of Walnut Creek, California. Surrounded by acres of open space, this community is only two miles from downtown Walnut Creek, and 25 miles from downtown San (2 comments)
walnut creek real estate: Today is Our Rossmoor Open House Extravaganza - 08/16/09 01:27 PM
I know this is last minute, but today is our Big open house day at Rossmoor, 55-and-over community is Walnut Creek. We are holding almost 30 homes open, which is very helpful, because there are about 150 different floor plans at Rossmoor. With a little guidance and our handy map, you will see alot of homes. Visit our website for contact info. www.WalnutCreekTeam.com It is our goal as your full service real estate company specializing in the Walnut Creek, Danville, and Pleasant Hill areas, to provide you with superior service at all times. Our local expertise and extensive real estate experience (0 comments)
walnut creek real estate: Some Thoughts about Broker's Tour - 08/11/09 09:56 AM
I always amazes me when you take the time to go to a home on Brokers Tour, only to find that it is a "no-Host" affair. I believe it is direspectful on all levels. What are you saying to your client? Your time is much too valuable to do put up a minimum effort on their behalf. What if somebody comes in and is quasi-interested in the home? You would imagine that with a little guided tour, you could point out the high points, some of the not-so-obvious features, get a feel for how people are reacting to the price. Don't (0 comments)
walnut creek real estate: Open House Extravaganza! - 07/30/09 06:53 PM
Here at Rossmoor 55-and Over community, in Walnut Creek, the management company runs tight ship. They do not allow open houses. Our office, Prudential California Realty, here near Rossmoor, they allowus to hold a 1-day open house event. If any of you blog-reading enthusiasts are interested in seeing alot of listings in a short period of time, we can take you. It all happens on Sunday, August 16th. Contact us and we will be happy to set it up. It is our goal as your full service real estate company specializing in the Walnut Creek, Danville, and Pleasant Hill areas, to (0 comments)
walnut creek real estate: Ceramic Artists in Walnut Creek - 07/21/09 05:46 PM
There are so many special things about Walnut Creek - world's best shopping, fabulous restaurants, a multi-plex movie theater, The Dean Lesher Theater which has opera, ballet and wonderful shows, and one other special thing that many people don't know about - The Clay Arts Guild on Civic Drive and Broadway. This special place is a haven for all ceramic artists! I have been a member of the Clay Arts Guild (CAG) since 1989, and absolutely love it! We are one of the few ceramic studios in the state that boasts teachers that show their work in the likes of the Asian (4 comments)
walnut creek real estate: Rossmoor homes for sale - 07/11/09 11:17 AM
If you're not familiar with Rossmoor, the 55-and-over community in Walnut Creek, you should familiarize yourself. We have a new listing there, and you can't believe the pricing! It is a 2-bed, 1-bath, over 1050 square feet, with a great view. The price... $115,000. All the amenities that Rossmoor offers are almost too numerous to mention. We have made up some booklets, that we would be happy to send you. Let us know. and we will send it out. I don't know if you are familiar with Walnut Creek; it is a fabulous town in the middle of the Diablo Valley (0 comments)
walnut creek real estate: How much do we know? How much do we care? - 07/02/09 07:14 PM
I have always wondered what is more important to our clients. Do they expect us, as Realtors, to know every answer to every question? Do they expect us to care 100% about what is happening with them during an escrow? I believe that their expectations of us tend to run toward the empathetic, rather than an encyclopedic knowledge of all things "Real Estate-ish". They care what you know, but they REALLY want t know that you care. Can you learn empathy in school, like learning Real Estate law? You can be successful in this business, being strictly a "numbers" person, But (0 comments)
walnut creek real estate: Rossmoor Floorplans - 05/14/09 02:58 PM
In Rossmoor, a 55-and-over community in Walnut Creek, California, there are over 100 floorplans. The choice can be daunting. We are here to help! We have the floorplans to almost all of them, and would be happy to send them to those who might find them to be helpful. There are single levels, 2 story, level-ins, elevator building, all kinds of places; something for everbody. Let us know if we can help. It is our goal as your full service real estate company specializing in the Walnut Creek, Danville, and Pleasant Hill areas, to provide you with superior service at all (2 comments)
walnut creek real estate: Rossmoor 55-and-Over Community in Walnut Creek - 05/12/09 10:18 AM
Hi Baby Boomers, If you are thinking about selling your home and trying the 55-and -over lifestyle, Rossmoor, in Walnut Creek, California, may be just what you are looking for. A Few words about Walnut Creek, in general: Warm and friendly, cosmopolitan, served by fabulous pulblic transportation, Great public and private schools, We even have Symphony and Opera! If you are a shopoholic, we have everything from Target to Tiffany. The Restaurant scene is bustling, and the downtown is hopping til late at night. It is like a big citiy, downsized to a small town. Rossmoor is in the heart of (1 comments)
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"I referred Michael Gerry to my neighbor when she needed to sell her home last Fall during a very difficult real estate market for sellers. Michael's diligence in holding numerous open houses and showing it whenever asked resulted in a sale within a matter of months and at a good price. My neighbor was very happy. I continue to recommend Michael to clients and friends when they have a need for a professional real estate agent."
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