90 Days at Compass- So Far So Good!

Lynn and I just rounded our 90th day as Compass agents. In that period of time we have closed nine escrows, five are in the hopper coming up on the market, three leases were finalized and two referrals. That was a rush of business at the same time we were tackling the...

I’m back! Did you miss me?

I’m back! Did you miss me? INTRODUCTION My inbox is full of data and information that I want to share with you, but I have to be brief. So let’s talk about our new home at Compass and what it has to offer, some data on a changing market and an introduction to...

The New Year Has Started….

Dear Friends, The New Year has started and is well on its way in real estate. With only two months under our wing, we have discovered three truths; (1) inventory remains at historic low figures but is slowly trending upwards nationally as more properties hit the...

It’s The Economy

It’s the Economy! Yep, it sure is. The National Association of Realtors reports that the sharpest drop in three years in existing-homes just took place in November/December as the nationally annualized rate of 4.99 million homes fell an unexpected 6.9%.  This is after...

“Them Thar Rich Celebrities”

“Them Thar Rich Celebrities” Many of you know that I spent the first 25 years of my adult life as a used machinery dealer, working for my father in the family firm until I eventually bought the company. Life was different and my career was certainly different,...

The Market Has Turned

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It’s official; the market has turned and we are in a correction. It’s the topic I’ve mentioned numerous times and that everyone asks me about. Now it’s no longer a topic of conjecture but rather an item of fact. The U.S. economy is in an...

JUNE 2018

Dear Friends, Lots of stuff to bring you up to date on. All of it is very interesting. 1. According to Realtor.com “The Top 20 Hottest Markets in the United States in April” were; I might be missing something, but do you see Beverly Hills? Bel Air? Brentwood? Palo...

For Our Neighborhood

May 2018 Dear Friends – this is an important issue to our neighborhood. If you don’t want to have UCLA students making decisions that impact our neighborhood and quality of life, you need to vote in the May 22 election! We need every single NO vote to defeat this...