An Abrupt Halt

Five weeks ago I listed a house on 4th Ave in Redwood City. I gave out 26 disclosures on it and got 7 offers. It sold $75,000 over asking and closed last Friday. The location on 4th made it the worst location I ever had a listing in. Still…it was mobbed with people at the […]

What is Normal?

I get so locked into my thinking that ALL real estate everywhere is just like it is here and I forget what a truly amazing place it is we live in. Just because I don’t usually see trees that look like this doesn’t mean that they don’t exist elsewhere. They obviously do. Well, that same […]

A Slice of Life

So I sold this listing in Redwood City a couple of days ago and I got a call from a guy this morning about it. He had seen it on Zillow and wanted to know some details about it. Right away I told him the truth that Zillow has a real bad habit of not […]

Too Good to Be True

I’m convinced that one of the hot new trends in residential real estate is toward discounting services and/or rebating commissions. Of course, this is nothing new. Help-U Sell and Redfin and ZipRealty have been around for awhile but it just seems to me that there’s more of this ilk than ever. Years ago we had a flight […]

It’s All About Me

Who knows why, but it seems like every summer the market slows just a tad and things aren’t quite as crazy as they were just a few months ago. Not slow really, just slower. It’s in this slightly different market that sellers start acting a tad crazier than they did just a couple of months […]

We’re Not In A Hurry

I’m not sure why this is…but for a long time now, when I’ve had clients talk to me about their desire to purchase a place, their perspective at the start is that they want to make sure they get just the right place, not feel rushed into making a rash decision. They essentially feel like they […]

What Do I Know?

Kind of a long hiatus…but I’m back! Ready for the new era of Real Estate…sort of! So I put  nice listing on the market a couple of weeks ago on Pompano and I expected the same insanity with it as I had on my Beach Park listing a month or so ago. I knew in […]

Into The Void

This year has been almost indescribably crazy so far and prices are reaching heights that even I didn’t dream of. I think it’s really safe to say that $1,300,000 is the floor when it comes to single family home values right now. Three bedroom ranchers are ranging now between $1,350,000 and $1,420,000. What do you […]

Fun with FSBO

So I have this adorable listing at Edgewater Isle and my client is a very gifted DIY guy who’s done wonderful work in their place. It’s really gorgeous. Of course he can’t resist the temptation to carry the DIY thing into the home’s listing as well. In an effort to be helpful with the sale […]

The New Abnormal

Way back when the Earth was still cooling, when I was in my 20’s and single, my buddies and I spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to find a good party on weekends. The frustrating part was that almost every party we went to was WAY disproportionately heavy on guys. It always seemed that […]