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Based on all the calls I received this past long weekend, buyers and sellers are obviously making decisions about their real estate ON LONG WEEKENDS and I make myself available for them. I always tell my clients to call me at any time, especially when THEY have free time to move forward with thei...
01/18/2016
As you know, I was in Hawaii to help purchase real estate for some California clients during the Holidays. One is in escrow and will be closing in a few days.We'll see about the others.  It's been fun to preview luxury condos in Honolulu, traipsing all over the Big Island to look for that perfect...
01/09/2016
What a difference 10 years make. When I started my career in real estate in 2006, few agents had their own website, were not networking on Activerain, Facebook or any of the other social media sites. Worse, we were still "wet" signing pretty much any contract and faxing them here and there until ...
11/30/2015
The market is what the market is, and I can't change that. We real estate professionals must tell sellers what the market price is of their property.  We show them comps, what has sold during the last few months and what is for sale. Yes, those still for sale might have a high sales price, but wh...
10/21/2015
TO SET THE SCENE:A cup of tea on hand and the laptop in front of me, I was just about to take a few minutes to check in on Activerain. This is my way to relax, or shift gears, from another very busy day.THEN THE CALL COMES:It goes something likes this: "Are you still in real estate?" Yes, I confi...
10/19/2015
This morning, quite early and still dark, I happen to drive by my latest listing. The lights were on everywhere. My seller client was obviously getting an early start on his first showing later today.  It's so great to see the excitement that my seller has about this first showing.Selling a home...
10/17/2015
YOU BE THE JUDGE:I am standing in the front yard of a home, waiting for the listing agent to arrive. He had promised to explain the house, it's history, it's problems, it's everything...something that I didn't want to pass up. No, this is not stuff you find on the MLS. It had also been in and out...
10/08/2015
Today, I had one of those wonderful days in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Although usually I like to be thought of as a "listing agent", today I was a "buyers agent." Now, I don't know if this is only in the luxury market, but all the listing agents I called about setting up a viewing went way beyond what o...
10/07/2015
My escrow company always calls me as soon as one of my transactions closes. What do I do first?Call my clients, of course, and congratulate them.Yes, even though they KNOW this is the closing day, they really like to hear it from me personally.What did I say to the buyer on the phone?"Congratulat...
09/30/2015
We in the real estate industry really like to get good reviews when we have helped a client buy or sell a home. In fact, we love it when they write these reviews on Zillow or Trulia or wherever potential clients will see them. Many of us get business from these reviews.  SO, DO YOU WRITE REVIEWS ...
09/26/2015
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