During my 40 years in the real estate business, I have had the pleasure of serving extraordinary sellers and buyers who deserve nothing less than my very best. There is no greater honor than to receive referrals from my previous clients, affirming that I have served them well. My commitment to excellence in Sacramento real estate is why I continue to rank in the top 10 agents.

I am a Land Park resident in Sacramento who represents buyers and sellers throughout the Sacramento Valley. I am honored that media recognizes me as the #1 local expert for Sacramento short sales, and you can order my book, The Short Sale Savior, at Barnes and Noble. I am a Certified HAFA Specialist and Equator Certified Platinum for short sales. As a top producer Sacramento REALTOR, I  specialize in selling Sacramento real estate in Sacramento County, El Dorado County, Placer County and Yolo County.

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Strangers Sleeping In Your Bed and the FBI

Strangers Sleeping In Your Bed and the FBI

                                    I called the FBI in Sacramento yesterday, but I'll get to that in a moment. First, there is a real estate agent who lives in Land Park and supplements his income by renting out his house while he sleeps in a trailer of sorts in the driveway. I don't know the guy but I read about it in the Snewzer. He does this through airbnb, which is based in San Francisco. It works for some people but it's not a service I would probably use when traveling unless, of course, the owners were willing to show up at breakfast and[...]
Do You Know Where to Find a Sacramento Home Inspector?

Do You Know Where to Find a Sacramento Home Inspector?

Finding a home inspector can be a daunting task for a first-time home buyer in Sacramento. On the one hand, buyers sometimes want more control over a transaction and wonder if the agent's home inspector is qualified or if he's getting paid under the table to keep his or her lips zipped about problems, which is completely impossible. Just does not happen. Ever. Not among professional and ethical agents. On the other hand, the buyer is paying for the home inspector so the buyer wants to hire the best. How do you find the best Sacramento home inspector? For starters, most[...]
Showing a Sacramento Pending Sale and the Trouble With a Chase Sapphire Card

Showing a Sacramento Pending Sale and the Trouble With a Chase Sapphire Card

If your home in Sacramento is a pending sale, why would you let another buyer into your house to see it? It's not like that buyer can purchase it. It's inconvenient to you, probably, to show. You are most likely ready to close in another couple of weeks, why the rush now to show your home? Your existing buyer is not about to cancel the transaction, and her inspection contingencies are removed. Then, why is showing your home while pending a wise move on your part? Because you know where I'm going with this. I would not have brought it up[...]
Closing a Rocklin Short Sale With Ocwen and PNC

Closing a Rocklin Short Sale With Ocwen and PNC

This story of a short sale involves a home in Rocklin that other buyers passed over, while still others offered silly-ass verbal lowball offers, and everybody complained about the condition, like I could do anything about it. It was owned by a somewhat off-center, very charming guy who, according to his account, managed to ward off 24 trustee sales. His hardship was rock solid and he seemed to have a genuine interest in selling as a short sale, so I agreed to handle the sale for him. I guess he had tried with some other Sacramento short sale agent but got[...]
Strong Sacramento Listing Agents vs Conflict Avoiders

Strong Sacramento Listing Agents vs Conflict Avoiders

      The thing I've noticed most about moving toward the age of 64 is not so much removing the ear worm stuck in my head of will you still need me, will you still feed me when I'm 64 -- which I strongly suspect was a clueless image Paul McCartney conjured when he wrote it in his teens because you're too young to tie your shoes at that age -- nope, what I've noticed is it's the growing non-acceptance of crap. Well, honestly, I've always been a no-crap taker, but getting older has absolutely strengthened that trait, given it stronger legs, more spunk. That's the benefit of aging for[...]
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