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Monday Morning Quote to "Get 'Ya Goin'"! "My father could have been a great comedian but he did not believe that was possible for him and so he made a conservative choice. Instead he got a safe job as an accountant and  when I was 12 years old. He got let go from that safe job and our family had ...
Maui Median Sales Prices - Single Family, Single Family w/ Ohana, and CondosKeeping you up to date on the Maui Real Estate market.Over the past 3 years, both homes and condominiums have steadily increased in market value.  At a normal, inflationary pace. Nothing crazy going on in Maui, folks.  Ju...
Virtual Staging using Adobe Fireworks I have ventured into some virtual staging these days.  Mostly out of necessity.  It's either the case where it is a completely vacant property, OR my staging accessories and furniture will not be available until after the photoshoot.In either case, I've learn...
My Strengths and Weaknesses as a Real Estate Broker Easiest to talk about my weaknesses first.  Simple.  I have none. Kidding.  I know what my biggest weakness is - I sometimes take my work too personally.In that, I mean that I feel it is my obligation to make sure that I give my absolute best to...
I rarely re-blog.  But this one is really important.This is what happens when you put yourself out there as an authoritative source "on autopilot" It's the equivalent of having a website that will diagnose your illness and skip the personal visit with your physician.Accountability will always com...
Showing property in Beachwood Canyon today...... LOVE Beachwood Canyon!  One of the most central cities in the Los Angeles area.Adjacent to Hollywood, 20 minutes to downtown, 15 minutes to the Valley, and just a couple minutes to the 101 Fwy.Beachwood Canyone has one of the most wonderfully eccle...
Showed property in Duarte yesterday....... Duarte is another one of those relatively unknoown areas in LA.It is also one of the most modestly priced, freeway accessible cities in the San Gabriel Valley area.Right now, your average 3+2 home probably sits in the mid $400,000 range.  Cute homes.The ...
Showed property in Altadena yesterday Altadena, CA is one of those areas that I recommend to clients that are looking for a single family home that need to purchase in a certain pricepoint.  Altadena is one of those cities where you certainly do get your dollar's worth by Los Angeles standards.It...
Back in LA for business Trip So I'm Back in Los Angeles to take care of some business and have lunch with several clients and business associates.I had the wonderful Los Angeles freeway system to welcome me back.  I know it so well.  Yuk!!This was MID DAY about 11am that I was driving.101 freeway...
One of my biggest pet peeves............ Probably my biggest pet peeve when it comes to other agents is non-communication.How many times have you sent an offer, or emailed the agent with a request for showing, or asked a quick question, etc., and the agent never gets back to you? I mean, isn't yo...

Ralph Gorgoglione

Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
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