RECENT BLOG POSTS
 It is such an honor to be recognized by one's community as a "power broker" which is what The Monterey County Herald, our daily newspaper, called me and three other real estate brokers in an article in a special Carmel-by-the-Sea section.Lisa Crawford Watson, the writer, quoted me as saying in ...
09/18/2019
  First of all, let me say that 2019, my 10th as an independent real estate broker,  has been an excellent year and it's not even over. In fact, I should probably just book a flight to Hawaii and stick my toes into some warm sand, drink in the flower-scented air, and just kick back.Oh wait. I am...
09/11/2019
Can't believe that I wrote my last blog on Activerain in March. What is my excuse? Mostly, things kept happening that I felt I should not write about YET. You know, you put it off. Then events overtake you and it's really too late to write about it. Or situations change and, because of client con...
09/08/2019
 It is not unusual to get a call from the friend of a potential buyer. This is where the actual buyer who tends to be out-of-the-area has been looking at the Internet and seen properties that he or she likes but they are not ready to get involved yet with a real estate agent. As someone told me o...
03/21/2019
Another client called me yesterday to share with me that she is about to make a life change and, oh, would I mind selling her house for her again? This is the same wonderful lady who called me about 3 years ago to sell her house because she was off on an adventure, then called me a year later bec...
03/20/2019
 The life of an independent real estate broker is exciting especially if you work in Carmel-by-the-Sea on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula in California.I really value my "independence" with my own office, my own hours, especially in this vibrant art community that has been found by vineyards who...
03/18/2019
While going back and forth with a buyer via text, a buyer who had just made an offer full price on a property sight unseen, a buyer whom I have never met, I received this text: "Just wanted to say thanks for being so professional and quick to respond. It's been a pleasure working with you." Texti...
09/24/2018
Referred to as "Classic Car Week", this is the week that Carmel-by-the-Sea pretty much becomes all about some of the most fantastic cars in the world. For example, today Ocean Avenue, the main street of our story book town was closed for the annual Pebble Beach Tour d' Elegance. This is where pra...
08/23/2018
A major "service" that a good real estate agent provides their client is giving advice which will keep their client's stress level down. Here are just 4 examples out of probably a 100 that I regularly give my clients:1. Negotiations to even get into escrow: In this tight inventory market of the l...
08/04/2018
Can you believe we are halfway through 2018?In some respects, I am glad the first half of this year is coming to a close. Why, you ask? The real estate industry is going through so many changes and, if you want to keep up, you at least should investigate where certain marketing strategies lead yo...
06/24/2018
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