I sometimes hear from you letting me know that you are reading these newsletters and that you are curious about the market and what I have been up to! I cannot tell you how much it moves me when I hear this. I send these notes out into the universe and just hope I am not lost in a spam folder somewhere.
That said, I have had 7 listings since the New Year and represented tons of amazing buyers who have all found homes or condos they are delighted to now own. To the left you will see just a sampling of the homes I recently represented, Curtis St in Westbrae, Stanton in South Berkeley, Byron in South Berkeley, Humboldt Ave in El Cerrito and many more! I have sold a fixer in Oakland with 65 offers, a condo around the corner from my childhood home in the Piedmont Ave area of Oakland, a darling petite home to a mother and daughter in Albany, a rambling 3-story home with in-law in the hills of Millsmont in Oakland, plenty of awesome single family homes in Berkeley, a gorgeous fully remodeled two-story Albany home (so close that my clients are now my neighbors), I have listed an unusual home off-market in Albany and found 2 other off-market opportunities for amazing buyers and the list just goes on.
As I write this I am waiting for offers to come in on a listing, preparing two new listings for the market (Richmond and North Oakland) and am a week away from closing on a 3 bed, 2.5 bath home with gorgeous cottage in Westbrae for a very special family I have come to simply adore.
I am busy but it feels really good.
I don't want to sound cliche, and if you know me at all you know that I loath those, but I am pretty stunned at my good fortune.
Every day I get to have a stimulated mind, work around ethical and curious collegues and best of all, I get to help people.
My biggest take away for 2018 so far is that this - to be useful is what makes life so good and juicy! Being of service is where it is at and in my line of work, I get to spend time with interesting and interested people, teach the fine art of "The House" and best of all, I get to help people to make the largest financial decision in their lives and I can do so with patience and kindness.