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RECENT BLOG POSTS
For the past several years, I have had an event to raise money and get new shoes for Christmas for children in Coachella, California. The charity is through the Valley Missionary league and 100% of funds go directly to the children. This year our event will be on December 2 at Mountain View Count...
11/03/2013
I was recently on vacation. For one of the first times ever, I did minimal real estate while I was away for 6 days. Here are a few 'perfect' clients who really were nice. 1. A real nice family got their offer accepted the first day of my vacation. I emailed them to see when they wanted the home i...
10/31/2013
Many sellers feel it is the real estate agent's fault that their home has not sold. Here are some reasons why they feel that the agent is to blame. 1. The pictures are not good 2. More print ads are needed 3. The agent needs to bring people to see the house 4. The agent needs to make people who v...
10/21/2013
Here are some tasks real estate agents do that most people do not realize: Pay upfront for cleanings, repairs etc. and hopefully get reimbursed Get keys made Spruce up listings when showing or open house Pick up garbage when showing homes Meet repairmen Keep track of home warranty information Ans...
10/21/2013
One of the leys to succes in real estate is being calm and cool through many very emotional situations. It is not easy and Most of us probably relapse in to reaction mode with drama once in awhile. For many years, I have worked hard to do real estate with as little drama as possible. Some days ar...
10/21/2013
How many times do we go out of our way for clients, other agents, servicers, friends, neighbors and family too and no one seems to notice or even say thank you? I like to do at least one thing  nice for ar least a few people each day. I really do not expect anything in return, but a simple thank ...
10/20/2013
Roughly 42% of home buyers find the home they eventually purchase from internet research. 34% find the home through their real estate agent before searching the internet. These figures come from the National Association of Realtors 2013 report. Many home buyers thoroughly search properties online...
10/20/2013
I work very hard to market my listings to other agents. Finding a buyer is wonderful, but unlikely in most cases. When I get a new listing, I call at least 50 agents who sell homes in the area where the home is located. I also send a group email blast to over 1000 agents. I also have fliers deliv...
10/19/2013
Yesterday I received a very nice call from on of my favorite past clients. This couple is so nice. I have sold 2 of their homes and now they have moved out of the area. They nice, kind, proactive in helping get through the sale process and realistic on expectations through the process. It was so ...
10/19/2013
1. My neighbor's house sold for this price 5 years ago 2. I need this much to retire 3. I need this much to buy my next home 4. I need to pay off my car 5. I want to get at least what I paid for the house 6. My house is way better than the ones priced at $50,000 less 7. I have a pool so my home i...
10/18/2013
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