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Santa Wants a One Story Home

In honor of the season, I reworked the lyrics to this holiday classic.  Click on the picture to check out the listing and by all means, sing along! Oh you better watch out You better not cry He’s selling his … Continue reading

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What’s It Really Like To Be A Realtor?

 What’s it like to be a Realtor?  I suppose a question like this is best answered: It depends who you ask. Like anything, there are those who are successful and those who are not.  A real estate agent is an … Continue reading

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Pitfalls And The Process of Buying And Selling Real Estate

It’s a delicate balance, a real estate transaction.  There are a lot of things that can and do go right but a lot that can and do go wrong.  Just this past Friday the escrow company a seller picked out … Continue reading

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RAW: My Approach To A Changing Market

RAW: Recognition Acceptance Willingness. I met with a couple the other night who are considering putting their home up for sale.  As I prepared for the meeting, I began in my usual way, by assembling the comparable sales data. This … Continue reading

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Just How Local Is The Real Estate Market?

Real estate is local.  That’s what they say anyway… usually it’s the final tag line in an article or interview discussing real estate values and market conditions.  Kind of an afterthought really, yet factually just relevant enough that it needs … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Seeing The Inventory And Why It Matters

One of the best aspects of being a real estate broker, is that I get to go into a lot of homes.  Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, depending on the specific area, as an agent, I’m afforded the opportunity to … Continue reading

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What’s My Home Worth?  A Sensible Guide To Pricing A Home For Sale

When I am asked to meet with a potential seller to discuss listing their home for sale, the first thing I need to understand is their motivation.  Why are they selling?  Could it be there have been changes in the … Continue reading

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Steve Ballmer, The LA Clippers And The Conejo Valley Housing Market

Twice a day the father of two middle schoolers, checks his favorite MLS site to see if anything new has come on the market.  He’s looking for the perfect place to call their next home.  It has to be on … Continue reading

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The Latest From Case-Shiller And Thoughts On The Economy

The latest Case-Shiller Home Indices came out yesterday and there were few surprises.  Price appreciation declined in almost every market, a fact that suggests that home values are stabilizing.  This should come as no surprise since for most markets the first … Continue reading

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When Is It Time To Replace Your Realtor?

You’ve been on the market for many months and your home hasn’t sold.  Maybe you got some traffic in the beginning but what was a trickle, has now turned into a tortuous drip.  You’re getting pretty anxious because you really … Continue reading

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