The “For Sale” sign is the most visible, most effective and most mundane marketing tool in all of real estate and it hasn't changed in more than a century, until now. Compass, the fastest growing, most tech enabled brokerage on the planet, is ready to disrupt the sign with a new, high-tech, interactive, "smart" model soon to be available to all of our more than 5,000 agents including me. So what is so different apart from the shape? It’s Illuminating - When activated by a motion … [Read more...] about Experience The Real Estate Sign Reimagined
There are times when it seems that all the real estate market does is go from boom to bust and back again and while there is some truth in that, an examination of the facts shows that overall the trend is always upwards. The chart on this page depicts home values from 1984 to 2017 and you can see the overall trend is extremely positive. Certainly, prices have rarely increased steadily for long periods of time but when they have fallen, there has always been a good reason. From 1984 to 1990 … [Read more...] about Bay Area Real Estate Is A Great Long Term Investment
There are times when I think it is important to spread the word regarding any likelihood of significant changes in our real estate market and I sense that now may be the time to do just that. Barring any significant economic events, real estate in California historically tends to run in 6-8 year cycles. That is 6-8 years of rising prices followed by another 6-8 years of a mixture of plateauing and reducing prices, before the rising price cycle starts again. What makes this particularly … [Read more...] about Are San Ramon Valley Home Prices Nearing A Peak?