More Wag, Less Bark Have you ever had a connection that changed your life?  Mine began on January 31, 2003. Kristine and I had just celebrated our one year wedding anniversary on September 7, 2002.…

How Much Does a First Impression Really Matter when it Comes to Buying a Home?   Real Estate Market Pulse   Recently, I had difficulty with two appraisals. They came in below the contract value agreed to…

Real Estate Market Pulse   The market continues to favor the sellers.  We are experiencing heavy volumes of showings as soon as we bring listings to the market. Receiving as many as 5-10 offers on…

California, A Buyer Beware State! Buyers are bidding much higher than week old comparable sales! The current state of the $1.5M and under market is very healthy.  Multiple offers, short market times, combined with low…

Our San Diego Real Estate Market continues to surge ahead with vigorous momentum. Multiple offers and low market times are the norm with most listings, especially those that are $1.5M and under. Interest rates have…

As famed horse racing announcer Trevor Denman started each race at our Historical Del Mar Race Track with the phrase, “And Away They Go!”, I find his coined phrase very fitting as 2017 is off…

2016 was, as Frank Sinatra once sang, “A very good Year.”  From a  work standpoint, I reached my goal of selling 30-40 homes.  We closed 31, sold 16 listings, assisted 18 buyers with their purchase…

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving.  We spent time with my brother, Doug, who visited for a few days from LA, some close friends and Kristine’s parents.  We had a lot of time with…

The hot topic on everyone’s mind heading into the next few days is, of course, our county’s Presidential Election.  I have lots of friends and clients contacting me to ask what my professional opinion is…

As many of you know, I am an avid golfer.  I was saddened to learn that Arnold Palmer, a person I have always admired,  had passed away at the age of 87 on September 25.…

As our sunsets begin to occur earlier and the children are back to school we wonder where summer went and prepare for fall. In San Diego there is a lot less preparation for fall than…

The summer months are flying by, as they always seem to do! Kristine and I have been really busy with our listings, hosting open houses and working with multiple buyers opening doors for private tours…

I want to share my insight regarding a topic that we see a lot of questions about with sellers and buyers.  I am referring to Value Range Marketing as opposed to the traditional and standard…

A contract is a promise to do something. Your execution, signature, is your handshake and promise to perform and exercise good faith in seeing the agreed upon through to completion. I have watched our contracts,…

Along with springing our clocks an hour ahead,  we have jump started the busy season for the majority of the neighborhoods actively work in throughout San Diego County. The market is very busy fueled by…

This month I have just completed the latest video to add to our web site’s video blog that briefly describes how we build a foundation with our clients who are looking to purchase a new…

I hope that our January periodical reaches you with all the anticipation of a great 2016 as we are a few days into the new year.  The market is hot!  We have 7 new listings/escrows…

Sales activity in the county is strong in a typically slower month of the year for real estate sale, December! Kristine and I have been busy opening doors , writing offers and preparing some great…

Welcome to November!  With the San Diego hot weather breaking in late October it feels like we transitioned from mid-summer right into winter and the Holidays. We have seen another split year in 2015 for…