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Bay Area Events | July 2024

July is prime concert season and filled with fairs, festivals, and outdoor fun! Firework extravaganzas and star-spangled celebrations lead the way as communities across the Bay Area gather to celebrate...

Try These Fun Rooftop Hangouts!

Summer is here, and it’s high time to take advantage of Northern California’s fantastic weather, extra hours of sunlight, and great outdoors! Rooftop venues are expanding across the Bay Area...

Why Pay For An HOA?

A term you will hear often when home-shopping, particularly in planned communities, is “HOA,” or homeowner association. For many years I’ve assisted both buyers and sellers in HOA communities, so...

Bay Area Events | June 2024

Oh hello, Summer! Jump right into the season and celebrate the glorious long days ahead by exploring our diverse and colorful Bay Area. From cherry-picking to large music festivals, to...

Experience These 4 Summer Festivals

Something I’m looking forward to this summer is the plethora of art-and-wine festivals that will be popping up all around us. There are many, many options this time of year,...

How Custom Storage Revolutionizes Your Home

In today’s homes, most builders install standard fittings for storage instead of truly taking into consideration the needs of whomever may buy the home. If you (like the majority of...

Bay Area Events | May 2024

Our sunny California weather is back, and along with it arrives plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors of our gorgeous Bay Area! Head to the ballpark by the water...

Explore South Bay’s Best Hidden Gems

There is so much to see and do here in the South Bay—arts, entertainment, dining, hiking, you name it!—so I thought I’d share a few not-so-famous spots that capture the...

3 Patio Upgrades To Consider

Spring has sprung in the Bay Area, and that means it’s time for our backyards and patios to start getting some serious use. Add an upgrade or two this season...

Bay Area Events | April 2024

Happy April! Along with dazzling displays of blossoms, fun celebrations of our region’s wine and food are at the forefront of this month’s lineup of festivities. Check out one of...

Best Local Gardens To Enjoy This Spring

Springtime is upon us, and one of my favorite activities this time of year is visiting at least one of the many beautiful gardens throughout the Bay Area. Here are...

Peek At The Top Kitchen Luxuries Of 2024

As one of the most frequently used rooms in a home, your kitchen should be efficient and stylish, and it’s never a bad idea to introduce a sense of luxury....

Bay Area Events | March 2024

Bright yellow daffodils emerging from the earth signal that spring is on its way. This month, see what’s blooming as the weather warms up at the magnificent Filoli estate and...

4 Reasons To Choose Drought-Tolerant Landscaping

Having beautiful landscaping is so important for your home’s curb appeal—but it can get so expensive in the Bay Area because of our long dry season. However, there is a...

These 4 Places Are Perfect For Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and the South Bay has so many wonderful places to take your loved ones to celebrate! Here are a few suggestions of special...

Bay Area Events | February 2024

There are so many events to fall in LOVE with this February! Niner fans begin the countdown to Super Bowl LVIII, golf enthusiasts get a Signature Event on the PGA...

7 Prep Tips Before Selling This Spring

Carefully preparing your home for sale is not something I take lightly. I want you to have the highest ROI as possible without investing in unnecessary improvements. Simple fixes to...

Check Out These 3 Easy South Bay Hikes

It’s a new year, and that means it’s time for new adventures! If you’re like me, then one of your resolutions for 2024 is to get outdoors a lot more...

Bay Area Events | January 2024

Wintertime in the Bay Area offers a ton of activities to help you kickstart 2024! How about tackling a fitness goal and participating in San Francisco’s Hot Chocolate Run on...

Here’s Why You Should Buy Over The Holidays

The Bay Area real estate market is ever changing, so it can be difficult to decide when to buy your new home. Friends and family may advise you to buy...

Try These 5 Holiday Traditions In San Francisco!

Every December, San Francisco takes center stage as the region’s most dazzling showcase of all things holiday. To get your annual dose of Christmas cheer, I highly recommend making a...

Bay Area Holiday Events | December 2023

The Bay Area is all aglow in December with massive holiday light displays, parades, and multi-cultural events. And not to be missed is the cherished pastime of simply walking the...

4 Features Of The Perfect Neighborhood

Picking a geographic area of focus should be one of the first decisions you make when shopping around for your next home. As your lifestyle Realtor, I highly encourage you...

3 Bay Area Spots To Peep Beautiful Fall Leaves

California is the land of beaches, sunshine, and palm trees—but contrary to popular belief, we also enjoy our fair share of the stunning foliage that is so characteristic of this...

Bay Area Events | November 2023

The holidays are coming! Take part in MANY festive events happening throughout the Bay Area and celebrate the diverse bounty and beauty of where we live. November also marks the...

It’s Harvest Time At These Top Farmers’ Markets

Can you believe it’s already harvest season? Gourds, apples, pears, cabbages, and many, many other seasonal favorites are arriving by the truckload at our local farmers’ markets, all ripe and...

4 Reasons To Sell This Fall

Given the constantly shifting nature of the real estate market, it’s a bit of a misnomer to claim there is a PERFECT time to sell your home. But when it...

Bay Area Events | October 2023

It’s fall at last! While we’re still enjoying a glorious Indian Summer, there’s a new morning chill in the air that signals a change of seasons. Apple orchards and pumpkin...

Automate Your Home Without Breaking The Bank

It seems technology is improving by the day! Homeowners no longer have to wait for the Space Age to arrive in order to assume hands-free control of their home. Nor...

3 Top Wineries To Visit Right Now

It’s California Wine Month, and where could be a better place to celebrate September than Northern California, home to one of the greatest wine-making regions in the world? Napa Valley...

Bay Area Events | September 2023

Ahhh, the beautiful late summer season—I think it’s my favorite. It’s actually the warmest and, in my opinion, the best time to visit San Francisco and the coast. Wine country...

6 Guidelines For Your Outdoor Kitchen

Having a kitchen out of doors creates a LOT of convenience in your home. Not only does it protect the interior from the heat and smells of hot food preparation,...

Taste These 4 Local Bib Gourmand Restaurants

In July, the prestigious Michelin Guide unveiled its 2023 picks for the finest restaurants in all of California. The Bay Area was very well-represented; in all, 45 restaurants were awarded...

Bay Area Events | August 2023

Whether you’re a music lover, foodie, vinophile, art geek, or car aficionado, this August you will find an event that’s perfect for you somewhere in the Bay Area! And if...

5 Bay Area Beaches You Must Visit

It’s beach season, and in Northern California we are blessed to live near some of the most beautiful beaches in the country—perhaps even the world! It’s hard to narrow down...

6 Quick Ways To Create A Home Spa

Want to make every day a spa day? It doesn’t take much to get your bathroom looking, feeling, and smelling just like a home spa. Check out these easy ways...

Check Out These 3 Local Summer Hangouts

Summer is prime for spending as much time as possible outside, and the South Bay offers some of the finest, most versatile outdoor venues in all the Bay Area. Here...

Bay Area Events | July 2023

Fairs, festivals, and outdoor fun abound in the Bay Area in July! Fireworks shows and celebrations lead the way as communities across the Bay Area gather to celebrate the red,...

Turn Your Patio Into A Living Room In 5 Easy Steps

In the Bay Area, we enjoy a mild climate practically year-round. So why limit your living options to the indoors? Transform your patio into a tantalizing living space where you...

Bay Area Events | June 2023

Oh, hello Summer! Jump right into seasonal fun and enjoy the long, glorious days ahead of exploring our diverse and colorful Bay Area. From local traditions like cherry-picking and visiting...

Video Makes Your Home Shine! Here’s How

Studies show that real estate listings with videos receive 400% more inquiries—and that’s just one reason why I choose video marketing for my listings. On the other hand, creating custom...

Upgrading Your Countertops? Consider These 6 Options

Of the many potential upgrades you could make to your home, new kitchen countertops are one of the most common because they can easily deliver a high ROI (return on...

4 Reasons Why Good Staging Matters

Staging a home isn’t essential in every market around America, or even throughout the rest of our state. But in the Bay Area, buyers have to pay good money for...

Bay Area Events | May 2023

Play ball! Some of the best events in May in the Bay Area happen at our very own Ballpark by the Water. Now that the weather has warmed up, soak...

Maximize These Key Areas Of Your Home

Space is a very high commodity in the Bay Area. Homes that thoughtfully use their square footage make buyers feel they’re getting more bang for their buck—and everyone loves getting...

What Do Millennial Buyers Look For?

Millennial buyers currently comprise the largest group of buyers in our area; in fact, millennials received over 60% of San Jose’s mortgages last year, according to 2022 studies. So what...

Bay Area Events | April 2023

Spring has finally sprung, and with it are arriving all the bunnies, cherry blossoms, wildflowers, and special Easter Egg Hunts that make this time of year so wonderful. For Easter...

4 Budget-Friendly Ways To Prep Your Home

Getting your Bay Area home ready for sale requires a lot of strategy and coordination—but it doesn’t have to take a lot of money! Here are four of my favorite...

Bay Area Events | March 2023

Warmer weather and longer days are right around the corner! Observe nature’s colorful gift of early spring blossoms at gardens near you, enjoy world-class jazz on the waterfront, or take...

Why Is An A.D.U. Such A Popular Amenity?

In recent years, ADUs (or accessory dwelling units) have become all the rage throughout the Bay Area real estate market and beyond. Basically a small, self-contained home that shares the...

7 Reasons Why You Should Buy A New Build

I’ve seen many, many homebuyers weigh the pros and cons of purchasing a newly constructed home versus an existing home. While there are certainly benefits to both, here are 7...

2023 Winter Happenings | January – February

While outdoor winter attractions like skiing and snowboarding are certainly fun to embrace, I also love the quieter couple of months that follow a bustling December. This part of the...

FREE Home Organization Giveaway!

Needing to get your home organized for the new year? Or just want a home refresh? I’ve got the answer! On January 15th, I’ll be choosing ONE lucky winner to...

Local Holiday Events | December 2022

In December, the South Bay is all aglow with holiday parades, multi-cultural events, and artistic celebrations that light up the holiday season. Below are some beloved holiday events that are...

Local Events | November 2022

The holidays are coming! This time of year, I’m particularly fond of quick trips to the beautiful South Valley wine country where the vineyards explode in color and many wineries...

Benefits to Buying a Home in the Fourth Quarter

Wondering if you should buy now or wait until spring? I love helping clients buy homes in the fourth quarter. Why? Because I think it’s a very synergistic time for...

Local Events | October 2022

I simply love this time of year when the outdoors shine and we wake to cooler mornings. Getting outside and seeing the fall beauty in our incredibly bountiful area is...

Uncover Your Home’s True Value

Want to know what your home is worth today? A home’s price is a moving target—based on location, market conditions, whether it has that trendy open kitchen or expansive master...