Dedication Video of Snow in San Carlos 1976

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Let It Snow! In December of 2012, I published a video showing proof a freak snowstorm that hit San Carlos in February of 1976.  That posting was the single most viewed page I have ever had in the 8+ years of the San Carlos Blog.  I decided to re-post that video again this year because we have many new users on the site.  The opening shot is at Brittan Avenue and Alameda, looking south into Oak Park and White Oaks.  The backyard shots are from 1023 Alameda (corner of Brittan and Alameda), which was my family's … [Read more...]

Neighbor Problems in San Carlos

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Still The City Of Good Living The City of San Carlos is still the City of Good Living.  There's no place I'd rather be.  The overwhelming majority of the city's residents enjoy their neighborhood and their immediate neighbors.  San Carlos is built around the idea of community, volunteerism and generosity. While I feel I have written many posts over the years praising San Carlos, it is also important to write posts on areas in which San Carlos could improve. Utopia does not exist in San Carlos or any other town for … [Read more...]

Just Released: San Carlos Education Foundation Real Estate Sponsor for 2015

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A Partnership I am very proud to announce that after eight years of supporting the San Carlos Education Foundation as a Gold and Diamond Sponsor, myself and SCEF have just signed a deal which will result in a significant donation to SCEF for 2015, and more importantly, will help further link our San Carlos real estate market to our schools.  I am extremely proud to be the official San Carlos Education Foundation Real Estate Sponsor of 2015, and I look forward to working together for many more years to come. How … [Read more...]

Eucalyptus Avenue: A San Carlos Tradition For Halloween

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A San Carlos Tradition The mere mention of the name "Eucalyptus" in and around San Carlos will conjure up images of holiday lights similar to National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, imported snow, massive crowds and what has become known as "Mardi Gras for Kids" every October 31st.  Halloween is the opening act for Eucalyptus Avenue as it makes its way into the holiday season.  And unlike many opening acts, this one never disappoints.  Each year the amount of trick-or-treaters coming to visit Eucalyptus Avenue … [Read more...]

PART 2 – SELLERS: A Difficult Market, Tamed, With an Understanding of Probabilities

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Stacking the Odds in Your Favor Welcome to Part 2 of 2, Sellers:  A Difficult Market, Tamed, With An Understanding of Probabilities. In last week's Part 1, we looked at the understanding of probabilities with buyers in San Carlos.  This week we will focus on Sellers.  Your initial reaction to seeing the words "Difficult Market" along with "Sellers, San Carlos" may be to give an exaggerated eye roll.  With the market so one-sided, what could possibly be so difficult on the selling side?  The answer:  a lot. If … [Read more...]

PART ONE – BUYERS. A Difficult San Carlos Market, Tamed, With An Understanding Of Probabilities

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Stacking The Odds In Your Favor The buyers and sellers who truly do well in the San Carlos real estate market understand that it is a game of probabilities. The ability to continually put yourself in the most advantageous position throughout the process separates those who are successful from those who are struggling. Today’s post, PART ONE – BUYERS, will look at the role of probabilities for buyers in San Carlos. PART TWO – SELLERS, will look at the role of probabilities for sellers in San Carlos and will be … [Read more...]

Introducing A Stunning Technological Advancement For Real Estate Sales

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Revolutionary Technology Good-bye Virtual Tours! The title of the post pretty much says it all. What you are about to see is completely revolutionary to the world of real estate sales.  Say good-bye to virtual tours.  Welcome to the world of 3-D photography.  This revolutionary technology will allow anyone around the world to see your listed home 24/7 from their computer or mobile device and they will feel as if they are in your home at an open house.  A Silicon Valley company named Matterport has unveiled the … [Read more...]

A Distinctive Award

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Real Trends Top 250 Agents In The United States To be completely candid, I did have reservations about writing this as a post.  I have tried very hard to keep my posts entirely about San Carlos real estate and community.  However, the award given does give standing to what is written on this site and it is also directly tied to the efforts on this site over the last eight years. Thank you for indulging this brief departure from traditional posts. As many of you know, prior to becoming a real estate agent I … [Read more...]

Five Things Every San Carlos Buyer Should Know

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The Top 5 Navigating the San Carlos real estate market these days is not for the faint of heart. The stakes are high and even the most calm, cool and collected of buyers are struggling. If you are one of those buyers or are thinking of trying your luck in San Carlos, you may want to continue reading. Someone recently asked me at an open house to give him the top five things that he should be thinking about when buying in San Carlos. As I started to reply he said, “ok that’s one, now give me the next”. Brevity … [Read more...]