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Real Estate Agent - OPTIONS Realty Group - DRE# 01039092
  5616 Bay St.Emeryville, CA 94608(510) 540-5824 Today, Friday, November 27 through Saturday, January 9, in an effort to keep those less fortunate warm this holiday season, Bay Street Emeryville is hosting their annual One Warm Coat Drive . Throughout the holiday season, shoppers are encouraged t...
  Who's got a ? Do you need help ridding your home of clutter? Are you having a hard time getting rid of foolishness (Clean House's Hostess, Niecy Nash's word for CLUTTER,) you don't need but just can't seem to part with? Do you have stuff that you FORGOT you had? Are you a Pack Rat? Do you have ...
We've all had them ---- the client from Hell , or the difficult or inept co-operating agent, the loan agent who can't close a loan and the flaky contractors  --- need I say more?   I had a client once, --- a former "friend" (I should have known going in), who I found the perfect home for her.  It...
"To SELL or BUY..., call Syl Y!" is my slogan.       Why is it, when some of my SOI get ready to SELL or BUY, they DON'T call Syl Y?      These same people will ask me about the market when they see me.  Sometimes I think the only thing they feel they can talk to me about is real estate.  So, I k...
I try to give my clients, past clients, future clients, and SOI a variety of information in my monthly Real Estate 411 Newsletter.No two pantries are alike.  Each is as individual as the cook.  Here is a list of basic items that should be on hand in every pantry, rounded out by ingredients essent...
     Never heard from Cindy again.  Since I was leery of the whole situation, I haven't tried contacting her any more either.        My assistant went by the one property again, and says it looks totally cleaned out and abandoned.  It's received a Notice of Default.  I guess it'll just sit vacant...
My dear colleagues, Please, Please, Please!  When taking pictures of your listings, PLEASE take a picture of just the HOUSE and/or PROPERTY!       When looking on the MLS, it's bad enough to come across a listing with no picture, but I'd rather see a listing without a photo, than see one of a hou...
I received a call before the Labor Day weekend from a woman, Cindy*, claiming to be the daughter of a man who was recently deceased.  She said she got my name from Karen*.  I don't know a Karen, so I figured Karen must have gotten my name and number from some of my marketing pieces.  Cindy didn't...
  There's always someone who is thinking about getting their Real Estate License.     In Real Estate, the adage, Time is of the Essence, is frequently used, and even incorporated in the California Residential Purchase Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions.     California Assembly Bill 2429, wil...

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