There is a harmony in autumn....

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Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

Couple walking on a leaf covered path

"There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen."   ...Percy Bysshe Shelley

I am definitely not the only one whose favorite season of the year is autumn.

Buyers and sellers can use these autumn days to finalize their year-end real estate goals.

There is still time for buyers to get into contract and close in time to enjoy the December holidays in their new home and avoid the January competitiveness.

A seller who chooses to sell now will avoid the extra competition of many new listings that we typically see crop up by the latter part of January.

When I'm not helping buyers or sellers with their year-end real estate needs, my thoughts stray to hiking trails, especially those at the Pinnacles National Park, located in a remote area of north-central California. a 3-hour drive from San Francisco (if you leave early and avoid traffic.) If you click on the link above, you'll see some of the reasons why I'll be hiking there one day this week.

Google map.Pinnacles National Park

When I'm out hiking for a day, my mind has time to clear itself of minutia and stress. Some of my best "ah-ha" moments, thoughts about innovative ways to market a property, or how to make a buyer's offer stand out from among others come while walking.

When I take a day off, I return refreshed, re-invigorated, and eager to help sellers and buyers in San Francisco and San Mateo County realize their goals.

 

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Lottie Kendall
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There's nothing quite like a mellow autumn day, with the gentle sun warm on one's back and a nip in the air, Grant Schneider 

Nov 03, 2019 05:01 PM #11
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Lottie Kendall
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George Souto - I can't tell you the temperature in the photo - it is a stock photo my company has in their portfolio. I thought it was beautiful and caught the essence of autumn walking/hiking well. We'll see what temps are like when we arrive at the Pinnacles around 9:00AM later this week.

Nov 03, 2019 05:03 PM #12
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Lottie- your photo captures all of the feelings that we think of when we think of autumn. 

Nov 03, 2019 06:39 PM #13
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Brian England
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This is prime time hiking season for me, so hopefully I will get out and do some hiking, work gets in the way to much though, haha.

Nov 04, 2019 06:02 AM #14
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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I thought the same about the photo, Kathy Streib It's a stock photo from Compass available to us for use; it was too good not to use.

Nov 04, 2019 06:11 AM #15
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Good morning Brian England - it's hard to fit everything that's important into a day, a week, a month. But, for us hikers, it's essential to get out a bit. We're heading to the Pinnacles later this week for a full day of hiking - can't wait!

Nov 04, 2019 06:12 AM #16
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Lottie, what a gorgeous photo, and can imagine how nice it is in San Francisco!  

Nov 04, 2019 06:23 AM #17
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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I'm glad you enjoyed the photo, Joan Cox -it's a stock photo from Compass available to us for use; it was too good not to use. 

Nov 04, 2019 06:31 AM #18
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Nothing better than going for a hike and getting out in nature. Connecting with it and being immersed in it. I was reading an article last week about Forest Bathing - not taking a bath literally, but allowing time in nature in a wood or forest to help you connect and enjoy life.

Nov 04, 2019 06:53 AM #19
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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I've been hearing about forest bathing too, Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - a new term for an old habit for those of us who enjoy solitude and hiking. Some of my best break-through thoughts have occurred while hiking on my own in a forest.

Nov 04, 2019 07:15 AM #20
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Good Morning Lottie!

I clicked on the link and WOW! Those Pinnacles are a work of art and simply spectacular! I can understand why it's worth the time and the drive to get there! I can only imagine how breathtaking it is in Fall when the air is cooler, leaves are falling, the ground is right for hiking, and the sunbeams cut through the forest trees. May your brain capture the beauty of every step you take this Fall and may you continue to succeed in all areas of life. I rooting for you!!! 

Nov 04, 2019 07:38 AM #21
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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I'm glad you took the time to look at the link for the Pinnacles National Park. It's a gorgeous place, lightly visited because of its remote setting. I'll think of you as I hike there later this week. Sending you warm thoughts, L.

Nov 04, 2019 07:49 AM #22
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Lottie Kendall,

I have to make a confession, for some reason I thought I was following you and I was wondering why I wasn't getting your posts. ?? Duh!  I have to check the follow button. 

I am with you on clearing your head while walking. Some of my best ideas come while I am walking also. 

Nov 06, 2019 08:37 AM #23
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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That's too funny, Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - the same thing has happened to me on more than one occasion. The "follow" button gets overlooked sometimes.

 

Nov 06, 2019 09:15 AM #24
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Lottie - Here's to "ah ha" moments.  Whenever they happen they are appreciated but they carry a certain specialness when they occur in Autumn.  

Nov 06, 2019 06:41 PM #25
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Hi Michael Jacobs - having the luxury of time is marvelous, and a day in nature on the trails is a blessing.

 

Nov 06, 2019 06:52 PM #26
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Mom and I just returned from a family baby shower. The hour drive took us past gorgeous views of the changing colors - the golden hue that glows during this time of year is amazing. Now you remind me to get outside and actually be in it. Thank you.  D

Nov 10, 2019 01:28 PM #27
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - your area must look especially beautiful right about now. I know how much you appreciate your surroundings.

Nov 10, 2019 05:14 PM #28
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There is definitely some kind of Overriding peace to the season that can’t be denied too easily.

Nov 11, 2019 04:07 PM #29
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Laura Cerrano - are seasons of the year important in feng shui? I would expect so.

Nov 11, 2019 07:14 PM #30
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