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2011 

    Strategic Check List: Selling a home part  3-Making your home available to show The ideal situation for maximizing the showing of your property is for it to be vacant and staged professionally.  I have done that in the past to sell my own homes and I know it really helps to get more people on...
02/28/2011
  Please stop by my Open House Sunday 1:30-4:30 pm at 1325 Fruitdale Ave, San Jose CA 95126 Listed at 350K   This is a move in ready townhouse easy walking distance to Lincoln Ave in Willow Glen. Quick access to major freeways & public transportation. Two master suites with remodeled bathrooms, r...
02/27/2011
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This one of my favorite breakfasts to make for guests and family. It had been a while since I had made this for my own family so I decided to do it this morning. One of the great things about egg cups is that they look fancy and like you spent a great deal of time in the kitchen. The good news ar...
02/26/2011
  Call to action for Listing Agents; call me sooner if you want REAL feedback on your property   Agents who call weeks after I have left my card at their listing are a huge pet peeve of mine.  I hate it when agents call me weeks after I toured property or call me weeks after my clients have looke...
02/25/2011
  My take away from Keller Williams Family Reunion is that my time is important   I have attended probably well over a hundred conferences in my lifetime but they have all centered on what was happening in the computer software and hardware world.  I had no idea what to expect from a real estate ...
02/22/2011
Selling a Home: A Seller's Strategic Check List. Part Two.  Presentation. Remember: your property is a Product. Your Product needs to be Market Ready before it is listed. Looks Count. If you are in the produce section of your favorite market, as you approach the peaches, do you think, oh nice, I ...
02/17/2011
Marinated Lamb Chops Recipe I grew up as a cattle rancher's daughter in Wyoming and Idaho.  I do not remember lamb ever being served at home.  The story is my grandfather raised sheep. My dad switched to cattle which would be the Wild West equivalent of Joe Montana's kid throwing touchdowns for t...
02/17/2011
Selling a Home: A Seller's Strategic Check List. Part One. How to Price your Property for Sale. We are going to assume that no one really wants to sell their property for less than it is actually worth. Many sellers over compensate for this fact by listing their property at an unrealistic high pr...
02/16/2011
Selling a Home: A Seller's Strategic Check List. Pricing: For 15 years I have been developing and delivering successful Product to Market Launches for Silicon Valley Giants like Cisco and Sun (good by my love) and now for property owners through Keller Williams. Selling property is launching a pr...
02/15/2011
Willow Glen is your kind of neighborhood. Tucked along tree lined streets, with a farmer's market, flower shops and indie bookstores Willow Glen, California gives one a welcoming small town buzz. Willow Glen is in fact a lifestyle neighborhood in the 10th largest city in the US: San Jose.  Willow...
02/13/2011
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