Eileen Morelli Joins me on Sunday with her unique perspective as Team Leader at Keller Williams Realty,Santa Rosa,Ca.

 “The Pessimist complains about the wind,  the optimist expects it to change —- the leader adjusts the sails” John Maxwell…..Well, In case you haven’t noticed, it’s time to adjust the sails.

The way sellers determine potential home value, or buyers shop for Real Estate…and how both shop for a Realtor, has shifted dramatically over the past few years.

With the growing popularity of Social Media, Video Blogging, Online Home Valuation Sites, Smart Phone Apps., etc…Agents best stay tech savvy and educated.  While experience will always be huge……knowing how to best serve the self educated buyer/seller is crucial. 

Eileen Morelli, Team Leader, and Managing Broker at Keller Williams Realty in Santa Rosa , Ca. has just returned from Keller Williams’ Annual Mega Agent Camp. We’ll be discussing what “Ah- ha”s ” agents came away with from this years camp and how what they learned will benefit their clients. And, from Eileen’s perspective….what agents are doing to  “adjust their sails”

Does it “Make Sense” to Invest in Sonoma County Real Estate Again?…Meet Sue Carrell, Property Manager; On the Air Sunday to Discuss the Rental Climate in Sonoma County

Meet Sue Carrell, Property Manager;  Sue Carrell will be joining me on Sunday’s show to discuss the rental climate in Sonoma County.  For the Real Estate Investor, Is this a good time to be looking at rental properties? For the former distressed home-owner entering the rental market…with damaged credit; find hope in a compasionate and understanding  property manager like Sue….who knows you are more than your recent credit history.  Sue will join me at the bottom of the hour.  9:30-10:00am.

    Sue Carrell began her real estate career in 1970 in Marin County. Within three years she was awarded the Annual Sales Associate Award by the Marin County Board of Realtors. This award was in recognition of the work that Sue did the previous year when she established an “intern” program at the local community college to educate and inform Continue reading Does it “Make Sense” to Invest in Sonoma County Real Estate Again?…Meet Sue Carrell, Property Manager; On the Air Sunday to Discuss the Rental Climate in Sonoma County

I’m Away at Play! Monterey Jazz Festival-Alli’s at the helm this week!

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Looking North along Carmel Beach towards the fabled links of Pebble Beach. You can clamor up the hillside and stand along one of the greens! I’ve done it! White, sandy beach in which to stroll, watch the dogs chase their tennis balls and play tag with the surf! I’ve been coming to the Monterey Jazz Festival since 1981! Tonight is Billy Childs with the Kronos Quartet, Dianna Reeves and then Chick Corea!!  Alli has the helm so make sure you tune her in. I’ll BE LISTENING!! She has Eileen Morelli on, our illustrious “Team Leader” of our Santa Rosa Keller Williams office plus Sue Carrel discussing property management! Should make for riveting, must HEAR radio!

Yet another reminder that Sonoma County, Ca. is a destination county. For Real Estate, and the local economy,that’s a good thing

Sonoma County has long been the chosen setting for movies…think Alfred Hitchcocks’s “The Birds, and Shadow of a Doubt” way back in the 40’s,… “American Grafitti”, the list goes on and on 

According to Sonoma County’s Tourism Bureau, there has been an increased interest in Sonoma County for TV. In Kawasaki’s case,  “Santa Rosa’s downtown had the right feel — not too modern and not too small….a bit of a European feel”  See full story below;

I see this as yet another reminder that Sonoma County Ca. is a destination county. For Real Estate, and the local economy,that’s a good thing….. and may have been a contributing factor in Money Magazine putting Santa Rosa, CA. at the top of their top 20 list of “highest performing cities” , predicting a 6% gain in home prices in Santa Rosa. See full story……

 

A new model Kawasaki motorcycle, black and shiny in the morning sunshine, sat parked in the middle of Fourth Street Wednesday as the only vehicle allowed on the downtown block