One Year Later – A Buyer Finds Her Home

I am not good at compliments. I get very uncomfortable when someone gives me a compliment and I try to push it aside or laugh it away. One of my best friends has been trying for years to train me to accept a compliment with a simple “Thank You”. I’m getting better but...

What Is An Automated Valuation Model?

What is an automated valuation model? An automated valuation model (AVM) is way to a value property without using an appraiser. To keep it simple: providers of AVM’s have been collecting data about real estate which includes property tax information, prior sale...

Market Update November 2019

I was absolutely stunned when I looked at sales trends this morning. I was thinking that inventory (available homes for sale) was lower than usual but the numbers really confirmed it! The bottom line is that in Sacramento County listings are down by 34% and in the...

Melanie’s Moment – Home Staging

Can home staging solve all problems? Nope! Staging needs to be a component of an overall strategy to create excitement in the buyer’s mind. We want the buyer to be thrilled at the idea of living in the home. I’m a strong believer in staging and know that it results in...
What is an iBuyer?

What is an iBuyer?

iBuyers: What Is the “Cost of Convenience” When Selling Your Home? When thinking about selling their house, homeowners have many options. A relatively new option is using an “iBuyer.” What is an iBuyer? According to Jovio, the definition is: “A company or investor...

Market Update August 2019

We are having a very strong first half of 2019 and predictions are that it will continue strong into the end of the year. Rates are at record lows and wages are strong. The graph below shows median and average sales prices for homes in Sacramento County. Average sales...
Smile – It’s Good News!

Smile – It’s Good News!


I just returned from a conference with 1500 of the top real estate agents in the country.  I’m always looking for ways that I can better serve and inform my clients and I’m thrilled with some of the innovations I’m getting ready to implement to help you!  But I was...

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