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Yes,  Tuesday August 16, 2016,  Concours on the Avenue comes to Carmel-by-the-Sea and pretty much shuts this one square mile city down to all but foot traffic. At least its business district.And that means parking is at a premium. I was going to say, try to get here to find a spot and then walk e...
08/15/2016
As I have been writing about for the past week or so, Concours Week is starting tomorrow here on the Monterey Peninsula. Car carriers are still turning off Highway 1 into Pebble Beach. There is not a parking space to be had here in Carmel-by-the-Sea so it was good that I arrived VERY early this m...
08/14/2016
Normally when agents have caravans going from one listed home to the next, it's a dizzying showing of what's new on the market in a very short period of time. Agents don't spend more than 5 or 10 minutes doing a walk through. For me, it's a fast way to preview homes.Oops, sorry, this Jaguar is fr...
08/11/2016
Getting a new listing is always exciting to me because there is so much to find out about this home in order to show it off to its best advantage. And that includes, of course, putting lots of photos on the Multiple Listing Service because buyers are hungry to shop online.But over and above doing...
08/10/2016
CARMEL Magazine just came out, the one that I have a 1-page ad in. And this upscale magazine will be on the stands for the next 3 months including the very important Concours Week which brings thousands of car enthusiasts to the Monterey Peninsula.Tuesday, August 16 and Thursday, August 18.And tw...
08/05/2016
With the real estate market low on inventory of homes in the lower price point and multiple offers the norm, would you advise your buyer client to sign off on being in a back-up position?Upon discussing this with my clients, we had to take into account that we might be missing out on other homes....
08/03/2016
When a client first contacts us to help them with their real estate needs, there is a high level of enthusiasm that needs to be maintained until the transaction closes.But that initial stage is pretty important. I saw that yesterday with a buyer when we went out to look at property. It's so impor...
07/31/2016
Want to buy a bigger house? Don't want to spend any more money on the one you have now because, you know it, unless you add more square footage, there is very little chance of it bringing in more at the closing table.I've seen people spend all kinds of money in their home, but is it really worth ...
07/30/2016
Am I nuts? Just because I am starting on a whole new marketing strategy in August does not mean I am abandoning the areas that I have been working before.THAT DECISION WAS MADE FOR ME LAST NIGHTLast night about 11:30 PM, a text came through from a past client, a first time home buyer who never th...
07/28/2016
This post is in answer to the July contest, How is your 2016 Business Plan Looking.Actually, the first half of 2016 was an extension of business that I had been working on in 2015. Yes, these were very busy months, and I handled some transactions that really were pretty challenging.ON LOOKING BAC...
07/25/2016
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