real estate lessons learned

February 7, 2019

The Shift in Our Real Estate Market Has Led to Four Changes in How Buyers Approach This Spring’s Home Buying process.

Since May /June of 2018 we saw a distinct change in our local real estate market.  For the most part, properties took longer to sell and […]
May 2, 2017

What is a Real Estate Agent’s Fiduciary Duty and How Does it Play Out in our Silicon Valley Real Estate Market?

When a buyer or seller hires me to help them with their real estate needs, they are hiring me for more than just marketing and selling […]
August 11, 2015

Estate Sales and Their Value in the Home Search

I have a preferred estate sale vendor that assists my clients liquidate the interior of their homes. She does a fabulous job!  I also attend many […]
April 17, 2014

Are You Having a Dispute With Your Los Altos Neighbor About Replacing Your Shared Fence?

I recently had a client who had a dispute with his neighbor about the location of a fence separating their yards. In short, one neighbor wanted […]
September 5, 2013

Is This The Market to Try to Sell Your Home by Yourself?

With housing on the upturn, multiple offers and rising sales prices are being reported in our market. Some potential home sellers might think that selling their […]
May 7, 2013

Nine Home Buying Tips That Will Lead to Success in This Seller’s Market

Anyone who has tried to buy a home lately knows that it can be very challenging. Historically low mortgage rates have brought homebuyers out in force. […]
August 13, 2012

Help, We Made a Non-Contingent Offer and Now Our Loan Broker Can’t Get us the Loan!

Unfortunately, as our market becomes more active (i.e. pro seller), buyers make dumber and dumber decisions.  Case in point, a buyer of a Los Altos home […]
May 31, 2012

Tired of Losing Out, Home Buyers Are Bringing the Preemptive Offer Back

Over the last several months we have seen a huge upswing in multiple offers on properties in most price ranges.  Buyers, tired of losing out in […]
March 13, 2012

Five Reasons You Don’t Want to Sell Your Home to the Person Who Leaves a Flyer on the Doorstep of Your Los Altos Home

Every so often, I receive flyers dropped off on my doorstep asking me to sell my home to someone who is “interested in buying a property […]