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About Me Prudential California Realty Brentwood - Sand Creek Office I’m an East Bay guy for sure. I was born in Oakland, raised in San Ramon, Walnut Creek, and finally Alamo, then moved over the hill to Brentwood to grow my little family. My two little guys, Michael and Jeffrey, are 6th generation Californians. You just don’t see that anymore. We love California…and we’re stayin’! You’ll notice that I tend to be quite candid, direct, and wear my heart on my sleeve. I think people deserve that. Why did I get into Real Estate after a successful run in the corporate sector? I became a Realtor because when I went to buy my first home I was…disgusted. The lack of integrity and wholly self-serving nature of the agents I encountered along the way was shocking. They seemed so truthful! However, it’s better to be…than to seem. So, I saw a need! I became what I wish I had encountered; what I needed…an ethical, efficient, and ultimately effective Realtor.Since becoming a real estate agent several years back, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with a few stand-out agents and brokers. The list is short, but important. There are ethical, hardworking, and effective agents after all. It just took some looking to find them.I was flattered when one of the local board members, a respected veteran in East Bay real estate, asked that I join the Delta Association of Realtors Public Relations Committee. We were charged with the task of not only changing the public’s opinion of Realtors in our area, but in fact challenging the Realtors to embrace the image we’re recreating.Although I’ve sold property in Hayward, Castro Valley, Pleasanton, Livermore, and as far away as Santa Cruz, I feel most qualified to list and sell real property in the following areas: • Alamo • Walnut Creek • San Ramon • Brentwood • Oakley • Discovery Bay

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What’s going on in Brentwood? + An Analysis of East County Market Trends

Click here if you’re looking for the an up to date link to Homes for sale in Brentwood, CA 94513 as of 03.10.2014  An Analysis of Market Trends in East Contra Costa County Critical Market Indices: Days on the Market Sold Price as a % of List Price Median Home Price Price per Square Foot Changes in Inventory Levels or […]

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What You Paid Has Little or Nothing To Do With Your Homes Value: Part 8 of 8 – How To Effectively Price Your Home For Sale

Are you going to list your house for sale?  Are you writing offers to purchase, only to be turned down?  This post is for you.  Perhaps the hardest thing for sellers (and buyers for that matter) to wrap their heads around is the cold, hard fact that what you paid for your home, improvements, upgrades, etc. […]

How Micro-Markets Effect Home Prices: Part 7 of 8 – How To Effectively Price Your Home For Sale

Micro Markets ~Make sure you’re comparing Apples to Apples~ Micro Markets – Make sure that you’re pricing your property according to trends and comps within your unique “Micro-Market.”  You may live very close to another property or development with a particular activity level, yet that area may have very, very different features that attract…or detract willing and […]

How many days on the market is ideal, when selling your house?: Part 6 of 8 – How To Effectively Price Your Home For Sale

DOM – Days on Market Trends in Contra Costa County First off, I’d like to apologize for not updating more recently.  Simply put, my personal and professional life filled my days and nights.  We’re back to smooth sailing and ready to hit it again. Thanks for following.   Again, if you find value in the […]

Home Prices as a Function of Inventory: Part 5 of 8 – How To Effectively Price Your Home For Sale

Home Prices as a Function of Inventory Let’s take a detailed look at the correlation between Median Home Prices and Inventory in Contra Costa County  over the past 10 years. Graph-1  Median Homes Prices in Contra Costa County over the last 10 years. Graph 1 shows the Median Home Price within Contra Costa County over the past 10 […]

Real Estate Trends: Short and Long Term Trends in Home Prices: Part 4 of 8 – How To Effectively Price Your Home For Sale

:   Graph 1 – Median Homes Prices in Contra Costa Counter over the last 10 years. (Quarterly) “How Do Pricing Trends (Market Pricing Trends) Affect Home Prices?” If you get nothing else from this post, get this: Market pricing is NEVER a function of only one variable.  While looking at trends, remember what happened […]

How Do Interest Rates Affect Home Prices? Part 3 of 8 – How To Effectively Price Your Home For Sale

  This post will cover the 2nd point of the “How To Effectively Price My Home For Sale”  post: “How Do Interest Rates (Mortgage Rates) Affect Home Prices?” Interest Rates and/or Mortgage Rates: Interest rates and home prices always inverse coincide: They affect in opposite directions.  Standing alone, when interest rates rise…home prices decrease.  When interest rates […]