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3 SOLID REASONS TO SELL YOUR HOME IN THE SUMMER

3 SOLID REASONS TO SELL YOUR HOME IN THE SUMMER Summer is for travel, soaking up the sun, enjoying the outdoors, finding ways to occupy your kids so they don’t complain about being bored everyday.  Summer is for longer days, dining Al Fresco, slowing down and regrouping. Am I right? So why would summer be a good time to sell your home?  Here are three excellent reasons 1. People have more time, are more relaxed and enjoy viewing homes in warmer and drier weather 2. Buyers with school age kids want to find their...

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SOLD: IT’S THE GOAL BUT NOT THE GLORY

  Realtors are not sales people! There I said it. Contrary to public opinion, reputation and all the negative attention that gets dumped on us we don't "sell" property. We manage and build relationships, guide clients through complicated and emotional transactions and creative problem solve. Realtors wear many hats but have one focus - our clients. What is best for them, how we can help them, how we can make their real estate dreams come true and hopefully with joy and the least amount of stress. Some clients don't make it easy My...

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5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market

Our nation is in the midst of a serious housing crunch. Last year, a lack of inventory and soaring prices left many would-be homebuyers feeling pinched. But now, with interest rates climbing, many of them are also feeling desperate to lock in a mortgage—which has only added fuel to the fire.1 Fortunately, if you’re a buyer struggling to find a home, we have some good news. While it’s true that higher mortgage rates can decrease your purchasing budget, there are additional ways to compete in a hot market. Yes, a high offer...

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A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022

Last year was one for the real estate history books. The pandemic helped usher in a buying frenzy that caused home prices to soar nationwide by a record 19.9% between August 2020 and August 2021.1 However, there were signs in the fourth quarter that the red-hot housing market was beginning to simmer down. In the month of October, only 60.3% of sales involved a bidding war—down from a high of 74.5% in April.2 While this trend could be attributed to seasonality, it could also be a signal that the real estate...

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10 Step Home Buying Guide-Step1: ESTABLISH A BUDGET

10 Step Home Buying Guide –  1. ESTABLISH A BUDGET Establish a Budget Buying property is a HUGE deal! It’s likely the single biggest purchase you will make in your lifetime. The first step is to establish a budget and to do that you have to step back and look at your big picture. What does owning a home mean to you? How do you see yourself and your family living in the home? Is this your 5-year home or your forever home? What other activities and hobbies...

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Real Estate Insights & Information – Welcome!

This post will re-launch my SF2MarinHomes blog with a letter from the heart and a further definition of my Real Estate focus. If you enjoy my story, have a present or future interest in Real Estate or just want to read my blog posts please subscribe or create an RSS feed! Thank you in advance for your support. Real Estate Insights - A Fluid Life is a Good Life Life is fluid and fluidity creates change and change is what propels people to seek out the help of a Realtor. We get...

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Marin County Property Search – Real Estate Porn Week 4

Thursday Brokers tour gives us a chance to preview property for clients, prospective clients and sometimes just grab a chance to get inside some delicious, multi-million dollar properties. You never know who your next client will be-better to be prepared. Right! Yesterday I chose to add a few of these properties to my tour schedule. First, a lovely family home in Larkspur nestled amongst the well-appointed Townhomes on Escalle Lane. Listed by Frank Howard Allen legend, Patty Oxman ( I want to be her when I grow up) 50 Escalle Lane, Larkspur...

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Marin County Real Estate – Best of Brokers Tour and Real Estate Porn! Week 1

Marin County Real Estate - Best of Brokers Tour and Real Estate Porn! Week 1 Unfamiliar with the term Brokers Tour? Once a week the newer listings are held open by the listing agent for other Realtors to preview the homes. Marin County has two tour days, Wednesday you can see Southern Marin (Sausalito, Mill Valley, Tiburon and Belvedere), and the Northern most Marin city, Novato. Thursday is for the rest of Marin, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Greenbrae, Kentfield, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Ross, Fairfax,...

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Marin County Real Estate – A Very Merry Mustard To You!

Marin County Real Estate - A Very Merry Mustard To You! The holiday tradition I look forward to involves shopping and eating but also planning, designing and mass production. It's not your typical tradition but it's one I have participated in with my Dad for about 23 years. We make our super secret, completely addictive and increasingly popular Hot & Sweet Mustard. A few recipients, I am sure, continue to be my friend just for the Mustard they receive from me each holiday season. I...

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