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Let’s Take a Step BackBy now, most of us have heard a first-hand story about an instance where a buyer or seller has been a victim of fraud during a real estate transaction.The scams are merciless, with fraudsters hacking into emails of real estate agents, title and escrow companies, even inspect...
10/27/2017
Debbie Reynolds September contest has challenged me to re-form a habit. Blogging!  Let's see if this will be the push I need to jump back in!Years ago I'd heard that it just took 7 days to form a habit. More recently, I read a book entitled "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg that claimed 21 d...
09/02/2017
Brokers’ Tour: Stop #5On my 5th round of the Brokers’ Tour, I got quite a wide array of home decor. Here are a few of the awesome rooms I saw that I’d love to share with you!The “Let’s Get This Party Started” RoomWow! In 9 years of touring homes, I’ve never seen a room I just wanted to immediatel...
11/23/2015
Brokers’ Tour: Stop #4This brokers’ tour has brought about many firsts for me. This tour marks the first time I’ve seen a shocking pink bedroom. So many folks repaint with neutral colors when their house is on the market, that colorful rooms aren’t the norm. I have to say, in this case, it defini...
11/12/2015
Brokers’ Tour: Stop #3On my third stop of the Brokers’ Tour, I realized why so many people want to own homes in Downtown Livermore: there are no cookie-cutter homes there. Each home has its own uniqueness that sets it apart from the rest. There are still remnants of days gone by with stately Vict...
11/04/2015
A taste of Halloween in LivermoreGhoulish fun awaits on Maple Street for Halloween in Livermore. Close to the high school, I saw 3 homes which definitely show off Halloween ‘spirit’, but this particular house really stood out. The homeowner was still adding more characters and decor to her alread...
10/28/2015
The DIY BackyardSeen on brokers’ tour last week was this backyard in Livermore. This homeowner invested in moderate enhancements to a mid-size backyard with very appealing results. A do-it-yourself backyard project, this really added to the overall appeal of the home. He did the work himself, and...
10/25/2015
Brokers’ tour is an interesting event. It’s kind of like a box of chocolates; “You never know what you’re going to get.” So, I’ve decided to start writing about some of the stuff I see! Much of the time, I’ll share tips and professional insights, but on occasion I’ll find those wild and wacky hom...
09/05/2015
Once you’ve decided to sell your home, most people want to get the best price that the market will bear. Reality is that every home sells – it’s a matter of when and for how much.To maximize your home price and minimize time on market, home preparation in advance of your list date will give you a...
07/24/2015
What catches your attention best – ‘fixer’ or ‘move-in ready’? At opposite ends of the scale, these two options have very different audiences. Both audiences require different levels of home preparation to garner interest.CONDITIONMove-in Ready – functionally sound, and cosmetically appealingFixe...
06/26/2015
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