Category: Neighborhoods

Humanity in Real Estate

Upon closing the last several listings, It never ceases to amaze, the human connection in real estate. Houses are houses are houses. They entail a living area, bedrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen, a patio, a doorbell. All of which stand upright on a foundation from…

Real Estate Referrals of the Lasting Kind

When my dad told me he and his wife were thinking of putting their Cottage Grove, Oregon house on the market many years ago, first immediate thought: I have NO idea of a real estate agent within the Eugene area. That was two real…

The Philosophy of an Uncommon Agent

Ah, real estate. Us agents are making the big bucks, right? What’s in selling a home anyway? Put a sign up, mail a few hundred postcards, fill the calendar with multiple open houses, get fellow brokers and agents to come view the home..easy, peasy. With…

Cherish an Antique Day

Still have that pocket watch Uncle John gave you on your seventh birthday?  Convinced that circus painting you bought at the flea market must be worth same as your Prius? On Saturday April 12th, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Kirkwood in Orange will…

Fall Rummage Goodness @ Orange Senior Center!

Hey all! Time again for Orange Senior Center’s annual fall rummage sale!  Twice a year, Rita and Company host a array of goodness, including, clothing, handbags, kitchen items, small furniture, jewelry, holiday things and many fun tchotchkes!  As always, every single dollar goes right…

Service Among Us Realtors

So began my day at preview. Real estate previews are pretty cool.  Who doesn’t like looking at houses? I suppose it depends on what neighborhood one previews. In my hood, here in northern part of Orange County, CA sit neighborhoods, their own distinct character…

Transforming Family Thru Real Estate

La familia, real estate and a trust: what to do, what to do? There’s ample reason for taking time in making big decisions after a loved one dies. Upon the death of Mom a year and a half ago, first thoughts of what to…

Selling Mom’s House and Growing Up

In the throes of prepping a house to sell, always a bit daunting. After my Mom’s death January 2012, her house isn’t the same. My brother and I made the deliberate decision to leave everything of hers “as is” weeks after she died –…

OC Home Fair

The first annual OC Home Fair at Chapman University. Saturday March 23rd  9:00am to 4:00pm During this wacky time in a real estate market riddled with myths, assumptions and a great deal of media hype, please come join our brokerage, TopBroker Network Real Estate…

Learning From Community

Wake Up to Experience: Sometimes it can hit you right in the ass without even knowing it. As I began my walk yesterday, an old woman, much smaller than a young child approached me on the trail. I quickly learned she was the one responsible…