Category Archives: Seller Advice

Selling Real Estate During a Pandemic – Are You Kidding Me?

I have been selling real estate for a long time.  I have seen recessions, stock market crashes, speculation and finance driven real estate crashes.  I’ve seen booms and busts, sold new tract homes and resold custom estates.  I however, wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Case Shiller July 2021: You Never Hear the One That Gets Ya

With the S&P Case Shiller numbers out today for May 2021 (Case Shiller lags 2 months in their reporting) showing unprecedented year over year appreciation in all 20 Cities they follow, all we can do is shake our head.  It’s … Continue reading

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The Hot Real Estate Market: It’s Not Just Here, It’s Everywhere

My wife and I just returned from a 5-day whirlwind trip from SoCal to Chicago.  Now that we’re vax’d and hopefully on our way back to a post pandemic normalcy, we took it upon ourselves to go somewhere.  We chose … Continue reading

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Setting Expectations

Thanks for tuning in!  Today, we are talking about setting expectations in today’s real estate market world.  The real estate market today is insane, and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.  So much so, that we have to re-evaluate … Continue reading

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Bidding Wars: How Long Can This Continue?

Realtors across the country are reporting the same thing: There’s no inventory and sale prices are regularly going over the asking price.  Inman, a real estate news service, recently published an in-depth discussion on the low inventory and crazy bidding … Continue reading

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Escalation Clause: What Is It And Is It A Good Strategy?

Perhaps you’re a buyer and you’ve never heard of an escalation clause.  Or maybe you’re a young Realtor and you’ve never come across one before.  An escalation clause is a term in an offer where the buyer agrees to increase … Continue reading

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California: What is to Become of Her?

The following are excerpts from a recent conversation with Lady California. Tim Freund: “So Lady California, you’re looking a less than your usual sunny self.  What can you tell my readers about your current health?” Lady California: To quote one … Continue reading

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The American Home 2021: Trend Towards Home Improvement Continues

Everyone agrees that amongst some of the biggest surprises brought on by the Covid-19 Pandemic, is the trend towards home improvement.  The obvious need for a home school, home office or two in many cases and the need for at … Continue reading

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January 5, 2021 – Real Estate Predictions Podcast

Hello everyone! Thanks for taking the time to join in on listening to my podcast.  In this episode, I talk about my predictions for the real estate market in 2021. The market is looking to have some incredible opportunities for … Continue reading

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Predictions, Predilections And Possibilities For 2021

Well, I’m glad this year is over, aren’t we all?  For many, the suffering will unfortunately continue.  For most, however, I believe 2021 will be a year filled with possibilities.  Case-Shiller just reported another monthly increase to property values, with … Continue reading

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