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RECENT BLOG POSTS
Today I was reading thru some of my very old blogs searching for ideas. In 2009 I was a blog machine; maybe the blogs were not that good but we get good by doing things over and over again. October 2009 I wrote 48 blogs and in Q4 of 2009 I wrote 112 blogs. Volume and Consistency were my focus. Qu...
05/17/2018
Last month a client came to me for a cash out loan to put a Solar Roof on his home. He told me that a percentage of the new tiles will actually be solar panels and that he will have no electricity bill and be able to sell money to a local utility. That was the first time I had ever done a loan fo...
05/16/2018
Recently I wrote a blog title People will ask you "What is the Secret to your Success?"  In that blog I gave really easy path to fantastic sales success but my guess is that if 100 sales people read the blog then maybe one  one (1) - one- has analyzed what I wrote and has implemented the idea.So ...
05/10/2018
What is the key to great success ? Testimonials. Ah ! You are thinking ask people to write you testimonials and to get a lot of testimonials; a lot of 5 star Yelp reviews and Google + reviews.That will work but the key to great continuous success is to GIVE testimonials. Here is the challenge; fo...
04/24/2018
I wrote an entire blog about California Earthquake insurance and then erased the darn thing !  Don't have time to re-write today and want to encourage California residences to purchase earthquake insurance. You can go online to the California Earthquake Authority and get an online quote. It is we...
04/16/2018
The completely burned home is San Jose is listed for $800,000 and will sell for probably $1,000,000. OK. So what is the big deal? I sold a home a couple of years ago in Mt View for $1,900,000 and that home was bulldozed and rebuilt completely. I sold a home in Sunnyvale for $1,300,000 and that ho...
04/13/2018
The Everly Brothers sang the song Problems..."Problems, Problems. Problems all day long. Will my problems work out right or wrong." If you are in real estate for a while and have an active business there will be problems.We represented the seller with a short sale, Chapter 13, etc and etc. When e...
04/09/2018
I told and agent that I wanted the property listed on the MLS today and he was upset because he wanted to wait a few more days and blurted out. "Does one day make a difference"?Yes it does. One Day Makes a Difference. Little Things make a Difference. And, all details make a difference.I have obse...
03/14/2018
I have lived and worked in Silicon Valley since 1963. In 1963 San Jose was a sleepy town with a couple of shopping centers, a freeway  that actually had traffic signals, and Fruit Packing Plants and many Fruit stands along the roadways. Most students walked to school cutting thru orchards.Housing...
03/02/2018
Note: This is not a legal article about Living Trusts - only my experiences as a Realtor about what happens when selling a property in Trust.Presently we have three listings where the property is in a Trust. If you have never sold a property in a Trust here are some of the things to be aware of.M...
02/27/2018
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