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Every time I drive through a certain part of the redwoods near my second home in Northern California, and where I am at the moment, everyone tries to reach me. This is the stretch where there are NO BARS on my cell phone.Either the phone rings just before I am about to go through that stretch, or...
02/05/2016
Today, I was showing homes in Northern California to a buyer. As is normal procedure, I first went to the MLS to see what was available in my clients' price range.  There were a total of 9 possibles.I then arranged the 9 listings by "access". Here is how it broke down:5 needed an appointment (4 w...
01/29/2016
Although I had talked to these clients for a few days, they tightened up their schedule and decided to come to my area now. Like, they called yesterday to start looking at homes today.Homes have been selling quickly in their price range, so that was a smart decision on their part.That also meant ...
01/28/2016
Today, the weather had cleared up and the sun was shining, the temperature mild, a good time to walk around my own neighborhood where I have several listings.Two of the listings are having work done which had gone a little slower because of quite a bit of rain. Yes, California is getting some muc...
01/27/2016
Several very savvy women have told me recently that they would like to go into real estate. Specifically, join me in my brokerage. These are smart, educated women who have done well in the marketplace in one way or another. No, they are not the long time employees who have gotten used to their re...
01/22/2016
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
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