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Mar 262020

How to Increase Home Value

8 TIPS FOR MONTECITO HOMEOWNERS FROM HGTV Whether you’re selling a Montecito Luxury Estate, Hope Ranch ocean view estate or a Santa Barbara home there are things you, as a seller, can do to increase home value. We’ve all heard the phrase a ...

Mar 112020

Selling a Montecito Home: A Few Things to Consider

WHETHER YOU’RE SELLING A HOME IN MONTECITO, SANTA BARBARA OR SUN VALLEY, THIS ADVICE FROM A PRO APPLIES If selling a Montecito home is at the top of your to-do list, then this blog is for you. Selling your home is hard. And emotional. Like the o...

Feb 172020

Federal Interest Rate Forecast for 2020

COULD 2020 BE THE YEAR OF INTEREST RATE STABILITY? After a year of declining interest rates, experts are calling 2020 the year of stability. Why? Because right now, we’re experiencing fewer economic risks and low inflation. That combo gives the ...

May 292019

Are “Pocket Listings” Effective When Selling Homes in Montecito?

PRIVATE LISTINGS ARE NOT FOR EVERY SELLER So-called “pocket listings” have been a longtime staple among New York City and other high-end real estate market sellers looking to quietly sell a high-priced luxury residential property. Today, this ki...

Aug 102018

6 Things Homesellers Should Avoid

Here are Important Things for Homesellers to Steer Clear of  It’s a seller’s market but for homesellers, that doesn’t mean anything goes. You still need to take the time to prepare and market your house. Before you begin your house selling jo...

Jan 182018

How to Hire a Competent Realtor: Consider Their Use of Technology

Do you know how to hire a competent Realtor? If you are currently selling your property or planning on listing it, your first step is to hire a competent Realtor. Consider their use of technology. Your search for a qualified professional should inc...

Aug 112016

Top Real Estate Agents in America

I am honored to be listed in  Executive Agent Magazine as one of the top real estate professionals in Southern California. The magazine compiled the most comprehensive list of the Nation's Top Real Estate Agents as ranked by their total yearly real ...

Jun 92016

The Key To Business Success: Love What You Do

I know the key to business success because I live it every day. I love what I do: work in luxury real estate and appreciate my discerning clients, especially when they write a testimonial like this one from a buyer I recently represented: "Cristal...

May 152015

Another Montecito dream home found! And tips on Finding Yours.

I just found the perfect dream home for one of my clients; a spectacular Montecito remodel completed last June. Situated at the end of a pleasant cul-de-sac, this home has amazing ocean views and expensive mountain views, perfect for this new family....

Dec 162014

Strategic Real Estate Marketing Sold This Montecito Ocean View Home

Another of my amazing listings has sold thanks to my strategic real estate marketing strategy! Listed as a Montecito Ocean View Home, this English Country style manner was a real delight to market. Besides exuding Old World charm the thoughtful floor...

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