Alamo Home Search - Do Seller's Know?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Area Pro Realty

I took a half day off this last weekend to ride my motorcycle one last time before the rainy season arrives. As I usually work most days I thought I could perform an Alamo home search for a client while enjoying my ride. Boy was it hard to stop and view those open Alamo homes! The weather was just perfect, the leaves had turned to their fall colors, green grass sprouting in the orchards, the world was a beautiful place. Everyone was enjoying the last days of fall.

Seeing all those open home signs gave me a feeling of sorrow for those real estate agents working their Alamo open homes. The market has been a little slow here so most would be happy to have any prospective buyer show up, even nosy neighbors. Then I got to thinking, do the sellers know how hard their agents are working for them? How their dedication to getting their client's homes sold means they are giving up this beautiful day, not to mention time away from their families.

This blog post is dedicated to all those agents out there last Sunday, holding open those Alamo homes. I wish you good luck and hope you found a buyer for your listing or a buyer to work with. You hardworking agents are the backbone of the real estate industry, and never let anyone tell you that you make to much money, or that its an easy job. If you are not a real estate agent, spend the next beautiful weekend at any open home, the agent would welcome the company, and you would get to see how hard those agents are working for you.

If I had the right tools to make videos of these rides I would, then post it and share the world's beauty with those dedicated agents working the weekend.

Keep up the good work, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and no, it's not a train.

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Best regards,

Gene Ward
Broker DRE# 01258183
101 Johnson Lane
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 890-6278
www.geneward.com

Comments (5)

Mike Mueller
Tech and Social Media Consultant - Walnut Creek, CA

Gene - I didn't know you rode?

Well let's see a picture or two of the bike.


Oct 31, 2007 02:01 PM
Gene Ward
Area Pro Realty - Danville, CA
Gene Ward

Hi Mike,

I've been riding motorcycles since I was 15 and have the scars and dents to prove it. I used to do a lot of dirt bike riding but not many areas left in CA close enough for that. Bought my 92 HD Heritage Classic new and now have 50,000 miles on it. I like working on my own bikes so I've installed cams, pipes, rejetted the carb, Screaming Eagle high performance heads, etc. Before I got into real estate I used to take 10 day rides every year up through Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, etc. Have been through all the big national parks up there including Glacier, into Canada and west over the Crows Nest Highway. What a great ride that was. One of my favorite rides was in Idaho from Mountain Home up the Payette river to lake McCall. Lake McCall looks like a smaller version of Tahoe. So many great rides, so little time.

Below are a few pics from my last 3 day ride. My friend and his wife met me in Corning on a Friday night. The next day we went north to Red Bluff and took Highway 36 west to Fortuna. Down Hwy 1 through the Avenue of the Giants. Hwy 101 and 1 are great rides up north. Hwy 26 is probably the best motorcycle rode in California. When you first get on Hwy 36 west out of Red Bluff you know it's going to be a great ride when the sign says windy road next 140 miles. Check out this great motorcycle ride website for lots of great pics and maps of rides. www.pashnit.com

Hwy 36

My 92 Heritage parked somewhere on the river of Hwy 101

1992 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic

The mountain pass on Hwy 36. My friend Al and his wife Pam

Hwy 36

This is where Hwy 1 meets the ocean on the road from Leggit.

Hwy 1

Highway 101 north of Leggit

Hwy 101

 

Nov 01, 2007 06:32 AM
Mike Mueller
Tech and Social Media Consultant - Walnut Creek, CA

That's too funny.

Tim (Pashnit) Mayhew and I are buddies.   I was a contributor to CA motorcycle roads.  On Pashnit forums I am my License Plate "Hi Busa". 

I just don't get to spend as much time there as I would like.

You can guess what I ride.

I don't have any moto pictures in my computer but here's a bunch on an article I wrote.  LINK and LINK

I too, do all my own work.  

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I was at the preforeclosure class this AM put on by First American Title.  Plenty of Agents looking to get into Short Sales.

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Nov 01, 2007 09:00 AM
Gene Ward
Area Pro Realty - Danville, CA
Gene Ward

I've been riding in CA my whole life and thought I new most all of the good roads until I found Pashnit. What a great website. Lots of photos and maps, everything you need to plan a trip. The funny thing is, I was born in Corning and lived in Red Bluff until 12 and never headed west on 36, only east to Susanville.

I've written diaries on some of my longer rides but still in handwritten form. If I had writing talent I would ride and write for a living.

If I don't have a lot of time I like to ride Upper Happy Valley road over to Briones, then either go left to Pinole or right to Martinez. Short ride but easy to get to. Another favorite is lake berryessa past the last bridge and over the mountain to Clear Lake (the back way). Many years ago my friends and I used to take our dirt bikes and four wheel drives up there. Bike riding, four wheeling and target shooting. It was a blast. Now that area is fenced but the ride is still great.

A couple years ago you could ride almost anywhere and see just a few  homes for sale. Now they are everywhere. Great time to buy in those outlying areas. Nice ranches and small farms for not much money.

Nov 01, 2007 09:49 AM
Anonymous
mike

thats a great looking bike

Apr 23, 2009 03:48 AM
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