Category Archives: Seller Advice

All Quiet on the Listing Front (Tales from the Trenches)

As we near year end, I figured it was a pretty good time to share some experiences that should help you to understand and get a flavor of what is happening in the real estate market.  As the title suggests, … Continue reading

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A Choice of Lesser Evils

When it comes to making important and difficult decisions, it often comes down to the lesser of two evils.  Think about it, if you are tight on money, and you need new tires, you have to decide on what you’ll … Continue reading

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To Get the Highest Price, Start with a Good 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 … Continue reading

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Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

In 1897 while traveling London, an article came out that Mark Twain had died.  When asked by a reporter about this and his health, Twain replied, “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” So why this quote for a … Continue reading

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The Bifurcation of Today’s Real Estate Market

As a top producer, I try to share information of value with my fellow agents.  The other day in our weekly sales meeting I said that the word of the week is Bifurcation.  This is essentially a word meaning fork … Continue reading

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Masterpiece, Winslow Homer and the Art of Real Estate

Growing up, one of my favorite games was Masterpiece.  It was always an adventure trying to determine which pieces of art I liked, which were valuable, and which were forgeries.  The real estate market, in times of uncertainty, is much … Continue reading

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Talking About Location

Everyone’s heard the old adage, location, location, location.  But what does that really mean and why is it important? I had a partner years ago that explained it this way:  The first location in the phrase is in reference to … Continue reading

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Lions, and Tigers and Oh Yes, Da Bears

In 2011 I wrote an article entitled Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!   In it I discussed the consumer confidence as being a drag on what could be an improving housing landscape.  We had just seen that the number … Continue reading

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Market Snapshot – May 2022

Year in and year out spring is Southern California’s strongest market.  Spring brings out the most buyers and the most sellers.  And May 2022 is no different.  Inventory is rising to meet the increased demand. One way in which things … Continue reading

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The Inventory Crisis in Housing

There isn’t enough housing for the population.  Spoiler alert: That’s the end of this story.  I thought I might start this article with the conclusion, a literary trick often used by storytellers to build suspense.  Alas, there is no suspense … Continue reading

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