A home is one of the most personal expressions of a person’s life and an important financial commitment. Helping my clients purchase or sell a home begins and ends with this understanding. Since 1991, I’ve helped clients find homes or find buyers in Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, and on the Stanford University campus.
My clients include first-time home-buyers and individuals who have bought and sold multiple properties. And I work with clients across all price ranges—whether they see a townhome or luxury estate.
Because I work with buyers and sellers, I’m ideally positioned to understand what is important to both sides. Why is a property valued the way it is? What are buyers looking for? What are sellers’ options for attracting more potential buyers or gaining a higher return? Clients look to me for knowledge and insight that only comes from being deeply involved in the community and daily real estate market. They need answers before making decisions. My role is to help them get those answers.
As a former Vice President and Securities Counsel for a leading national real estate investment company, I also have special expertise with contracts and real estate law. This translates to a smoother transaction and less worry for clients.
The Peninsula is my home and community. I currently serve as President of the Menlo Park Library Foundation. Previously, I served as Trustee at Woodside Priory School and as an officer of the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation. I am a member of the State Bar of California; and of the National, California, and Silicon Valley Associations of Realtors. What I love most about my business are the enduring client relationships built over time—through multiple transactions and referrals to their friends and family members.
Spring Market Heats Up, But It's Cooler than Spring 2018 | May 2019 Report | San Mateo County
With April’s end, we now have 2 months of spring season data unaffected by market activity at the end of 2018, when financial markets plunged. As of early May 2019, stock markets have recovered to hit new highs, interest rates are far lower than last year’s peak, and unicorn IPOs have begun to roll out after a media frenzy of speculation on their potential effects on our real estate markets. However, so far, median home sales prices have not quite returned to the peaks seen during the ferociously hot market of spring 2018. This is a big change from the substantial year-over-year appreciation rates of the past 6-7 years.
This is a relatively common dynamic around the Bay Area - in fact, many counties have seen more cooling and slowing than San Mateo County. And, of course, the spring selling season is not yet over.
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