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While going back and forth with a buyer via text, a buyer who had just made an offer full price on a property sight unseen, a buyer whom I have never met, I received this text: "Just wanted to say thanks for being so professional and quick to respond. It's been a pleasure working with you." Texti...
09/24/2018
Referred to as "Classic Car Week", this is the week that Carmel-by-the-Sea pretty much becomes all about some of the most fantastic cars in the world. For example, today Ocean Avenue, the main street of our story book town was closed for the annual Pebble Beach Tour d' Elegance. This is where pra...
08/23/2018
A major "service" that a good real estate agent provides their client is giving advice which will keep their client's stress level down. Here are just 4 examples out of probably a 100 that I regularly give my clients:1. Negotiations to even get into escrow: In this tight inventory market of the l...
08/04/2018
Can you believe we are halfway through 2018?In some respects, I am glad the first half of this year is coming to a close. Why, you ask? The real estate industry is going through so many changes and, if you want to keep up, you at least should investigate where certain marketing strategies lead yo...
06/24/2018
A friend of mine hosted a breakfast get together this morning of a dozen women, some whom I knew and some I didn't. It turned into an exchange of business card event, where we promised to get together with each other in the near future.Who were these women?The ones that I already knew are women I...
06/15/2018
Some of you here on Activerain have wondered "where has Hella gone" the last couple of months because I haven't been blogging very much. Don't worry, I have been "time managing" a whole lot of different marketing strategies and trying to get comfortable with it. Although Activerain is dear to my ...
06/14/2018
Yes, I understand that the seller and his listing agent want to get as much traffic as possible to the home for sale but, come on, there is nothing more damaging than a buyer who is really disappointed when he/she gets to a home.During the past few days I've had the pleasure to view homes with se...
06/11/2018
The 25th Carmel Art Festival starts off Friday evening, May 18, 2018 between 7 and 9 PM with a “by invitation” VIP Wine Reception for past buyers of art at past festivals. Art buyers have an opportunity to preview “wet” paintings produced by 60 juried plein air painters during the immediate 48 ho...
05/11/2018
Buyers have been calling me right and left to view homes in Carmel Valley and I try to accommodate them even on short notice.Yesterday was one of those days. I was meeting a buyer at a home listed by someone else, it was empty, so we could go in any time. Which was good because I was meeting anot...
04/29/2018
Many moons ago when George H.W. Bush Sr. was president, I had the honor of visiting the White House with a very special small group. It was during a tour of the United States that was given to close family members of British soldiers who perished during the first Gulf War. This small sad group w...
04/18/2018
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