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2015 

Home owners who say this to their real estate agent usually are trying to pursuade their real estate agent to put a price on the home that is more than the market will bear. If the real estate agent has done a creditable CPM, finding what sold in the neighborhood and what is on the market, this s...
02/27/2015
Mr. and Mrs. Seller, when you have decided to put your house on the market for whatever reason, please make sure that your real estate agent keeps BOTH of you informed about the listing.   If you are BOTH on the deed, it is not enough for ONE of you to sign: 1. The listing 2. Any changes to the l...
02/27/2015
We take our vow of confidentiality very seriously in the real estate business. To me, that includes non-clients as well because, for one, they may turn into clients at some point and, for another, they trust you to keep a secret. THE PROBLEM IS WHEN THAT PERSON TELLS THAT SECRET TO OTHERS TOO. A ...
02/24/2015
Every day, I go through my list of current clients, those that I am actively working with to buy or sell a property. I do not wait for them to call me because it's my job to "keep the ball rolling". And that means, in most cases, I need to make other calls first so I have something to report. AND...
02/19/2015
The headline might be a bit misleading because what I really wanted to say is: "If I take on a client, whether to buy or sell a property, I will give it the same care to get it done, however long it will take." Because properties will take different amounts of time and effort to come to a success...
02/17/2015
I have been reporting all week about the AT&T golf tournament this week, as seen from Carmel-by-the-Sea.    What can I say, the weather could not be better. You who have been watching the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament either in person or on TV can attest to that. I've seen the METLIFE ...
02/15/2015
Where do you take your Valentine if it is your dog and best friend and you are in Carmel-by-the-Sea? First, here's their story: When Texas rescue dog "Bixby" and his owner, Mike, decided to travel across the country to raise awareness for pet adoption and supporting local animal shelters, they st...
02/14/2015
While talking to a client (and a good friend - you know who you are!) today, she mentioned that she had searched for my name to find my phone number. And, of course, found my blogs! Naturally I was trying to remember what I had written recently that she might have read. Lately, I have not been as...
02/13/2015
As seen from Carmel-by-the-Sea by Hella Rothwell: The weather couldn't be better and people are dressed in summery garb including me. I actually put on some clothes that I keep for my Hawaii trips, including the hat, and sallied forth this morning to Carmel Beach and from there north to Pebble Be...
02/13/2015
As reported by me, Hella Rothwell, from my Carmel-by-the-Sea broker's office. Just to catch everyone up to speed, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is a 72-hole PGA TOUR golf championship dating back to the 1930s when Bing Crosby gathered a ‘few friends’ to raise money for charity...and have ...
02/10/2015
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