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Was just reading the contest entry by Barbara Todaro and then wrote a comment that, I realized, really should be the basis for my entry. Here's what I wrote on her blog:Barbara: I totally admire your dedication to your health and fitness. I'm all over the lot, used to go to the gym and thoroughly...
05/07/2017
This is a letter I just wrote to the publisher of the weekly Carmel Pine Cone newspaper, and I hope they print it in its entirety. This "granting" process (a city grant that covers its own use fees) was an arduous process, involving going in front of the City Council several times, and working wi...
05/04/2017
 My market isn't "hot" in the usual sense of the word. On the Monterey Peninsula it's all about the LOCATION. There are so many luxury estates for sale at many millions of dollars in Pebble Beach, for example,  and they don't fly "off the shelves".Even in Pebble Beach's surrounding cities such as...
04/24/2017
 Amazon found a "niche" and look at it now.Facebook found a "niche" and look at it now.Hella Mitschke Rothwell found a "niche" and look at me now.SAY WHAT?Not that I would compare my real estate brokerages to these giants - wish I could - but I do tend to think big so my "niche" is more "out of t...
04/10/2017
 HOT markets are mainly in larger metropolitan areas but that doesn't mean there aren't "flash points" in smaller areas. Here in northern or central California, that can be a place like Silicon Valley with good paying, high tech jobs or places like the beautiful Monterey Peninsula that is just a ...
04/07/2017
 The real estate profession is like no other, even though we like to compare ourselves with such professionals  as attorneys and, for some reason, doctors and dentists. Like us, they also deal with the public on a daily basis and work with highly confidential information. Like us, they are licens...
04/04/2017
Carmel-by-the-Sea was blessed with an incredible day today. It's been awhile since we have had such a day, what with all those winter storms this past month. But that was a good thing, it brought the drought to an end--and then some.So today, people were out in droves enjoying outdoor seating at ...
03/11/2017
 Way back in 1970 or so, I bought my first St. John Knit long silver gown and wore it to a company Christmas party. And I have been buying them ever since. Although expensive, they are timeless and don't fall out of fashion. In fact, when I went to the White House for a function back in the early...
03/09/2017
First, let me say that I am a listing agent as well as a buyers agent depending on who my client is. As such, I try to give my clients as much information as possible when it is a buyer, BEFORE they make an offer. And, if I am the listing agent,  I educate myself on the listing, the property I am...
03/08/2017
 Just had a call from a past client who bought and sold several properties through me during the downturn in the market. He has since also recommended my services to others who then became valued clients.RETURNING CLIENTS MAKE IT EASY FOR US AND ON THEMSELVES.With a new client, you feel each othe...
02/23/2017
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