Category Archives: Real Estate

Stuff: To Stage And Declutter Or Not, That Is The Question

This past weekend I did a listing presentation of an older client I sold a home to some 17 years ago.  It was pristine.  It had been painted within the past couple years and the carpet had been replaced then … Continue reading

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Tax Reform: The probable Effect On California Real Estate

The 2017 Republican tax bill that just passed includes several provisions that will have a direct impact on California real estate.  Most are not good, but there’s often some silver lining if you look hard enough. Preface to say, I … Continue reading

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GETTING THE HIGHEST PRICE STARTS WITH CLEANING

You’ve made the decision it’s time to sell your home. You’ve hired a Realtor to advance this cause and now you have to prepare your home for sale (Contact Tim Here). There are several things you can do to get more … Continue reading

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What The Heck Kind Of Market Is This?

I have some clients that just love real estate.  They watch HGTV and Millionaire Real Estate Agent, Fix and Flip etc.  They are on Zillow or Redfin all the time, it’s a passion for them yet when it comes time … Continue reading

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The Effects On Real Estate Of Trump’s Executive Order On Immigration

If you live near a big city or one of our coasts, you were probably pretty surprised and likely disturbed to hear the President banned entry or re-entry of immigrants from one of 7 Middle Eastern and African countries.  From … Continue reading

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It’s Mine

  It’s mine, it’s my house.  It’s a cute little bungalow; it’s a darling condo with a view of the greenbelt; it’s the estate home I deserve, with the pool and outdoor BBQ… oh the steaks I’ll grill!  Heck I’ve … Continue reading

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When Should You Consider Doing A Pocket Listing?

I was recently on a listing appointment when the seller asked me, “Do I have to go on the multiple listing?” I was a bit surprised by this and asked my elderly seller, why they wouldn’t want to go on … Continue reading

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