The Real Estate Rocket

Real Estate Agent - J. Rockcliff Realtors
"Your so lucky" she said.  "You hardly did anything and you double-ended that deal and now you get a big pay check" she went on.  I thought about it and on the surface she was right!  I had merely posted a "Coming Soon" sign and a Buyer saw it and called me.  I negotiated a satisfactory deal, eve...
  I was working out at the gym the other day when I struck up a conversation with a man looking at his knee!  I noticed he had two large scars on his knee.  I asked him "was that a replacement?" after he said "no" he mentioned one of the reasons for his replacement was "stress."  Stress?  I didn'...
"This was so easy" my client stated soon after I gave him his key to his new home.  "I was expecting this to be much more complicated and difficult!"  I thought for a moment what he had said to me and I replied "you know why?"  "No" was his immediate reply and I said "because you listened!" I don...
In this tumultuous real estate market....any sale is a good sale, right?  Not always!  Have you ever sold a home that you knew wasn't the right home for your Client; yet, perhaps you went ahead and closed (?) the sale anyway?  I've come across this situation more than once in my 25 year career, a...
I spent a recent weekend up in Northern Sonoma County.  My main reason for the trip was to run in the inaugural Healdsburg Half Marathon.  And, the race went well, but I also got a chance to discover an excellent Italian restaurant in Santa Rosa's historic Railroad Square district, and took in a...
We did it!  Yes, my wife Donna (The Lender), and me (The Realtor) completed a Double Dipsea.  That's a trip to Stinson Beach (7.1) miles and back to Downtown Mill Valley.  We started off at Old Mill Park at 8:30 AM on a cool crisp morning.  I was looking forward to hitting the locally famous Dips...
As we all scramble to reassess the value of our net worth, perhaps, it's also time to reassess what we value most?  Many of the postings I read here are focused mostly (rightly so) on making money.  And yes, after all, we have to make a living to support our families, businesses, and essentially ...
Last weekend, the U.S. Department of Treasury placed Fannie and Freddie Mac, government sponsored organizations, into a conservatorship.  The federal government is authorized to take up to an 80 percent stake in the companies, and, as part of its duties under the conservatorship, will review both...

Rick Rodriguez

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A blog about the real estate market in the San Francisco, California Bay area with emphasis on the East Bay Area.