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Real Estate Agent - Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty
Sonoma County real estate agent. Healdsburg Sotheby's associate with interests in architecture, green building, classic fixers, and country property. Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley Vineyard specialist with wine country estates as a particular specialty. Dave can also help find the perfect weekend getaway or river front cottage.

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2009 

We have an interesting blogger working in Healdsburg. He's anonymous, opinionated, and interesting to read. We have had occasional rounds of debate during the year as we argue for our respective sides of the "housing is a bubble" and "housing was a bubble" debate. It boils down to whether you thi...
12/31/2009
Sucking poop through a hose all day isn't my idea of a great job, but the people that service and inspect septic systems make rural living possible. Agents working only in areas serviced by public sewers may not be aware of septic system issues. The complex and trouble prone systems that allow fo...
12/30/2009
I'm starting to get antsy about the end of the week. My Excel charting urge is growing and there's not a darn thing I can do about it except pace my office and wait. Sure, I've got inspections to supervise and a tricky short sale in the works, but the moment I am waiting for is the ball drop on N...
12/29/2009
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Your house search has to begin with a dream. Everyone I have ever helped buy a home in Sonoma County has visualized something on this list: luxurious master bathroom with giant walk in closets professional stainless kitchen with a vast pantry formal gardens with espalliered fruit trees behind the...
12/29/2009
Educating Real Estate Agents On How To Use Modern Technologies To Better Their Business Will Never Be The Same! On January 4th, 2010 dozens of the most respected educators in the real estate industry converge to host most exciting event of its kind, the Virtual Real Estate BarCamp. Virtual Real E...
12/25/2009
Everybody loves lists Grocery shopping, things to do, checklists for home repair projects, and more. Mine end up on scraps of paper, the backs of misprinted pages, opened envelopes, and anything else that comes to hand when I am struck by my "list muse". I'm compiling a list (naturally) of New Ye...
12/24/2009
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I have a decent web site. By and large I'm happy with the design of my Sonoma real estate pages.  I am pleased with how well my Santa Rosa foreclosed homes site is doing, and I get good comments from people using the maps to find REO property for sale in Sonoma County. Still, many new sites I see...
12/22/2009
Creeks, streams, and rivers are precious in California. The state is filled with natural beauty like Yosemite and Lake Tahoe and the San Francisco Bay and delta region. Still, for most residents, free flowing water is not part of their daily existence. This steelhead spawning stream outside of H...
12/20/2009
The wording of this monument in the historic Sonoma Plaza. This monument was erected by the native sons of the golden west and th State of California to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on this spot June 14, 1846 by the Bear Flag Party and their declaration of the freedom of California f...
12/13/2009
I couldn't resist the alphabet soup title. Pushing files back and forth on the internet is an important skill for any blogger, so tying this lesson back to the basics, the ABC's, might help emphasize the importance of this lesson. It won't help you be a better writer, but it's an essential skill ...
12/11/2009
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