“NOTHING SELLS AROUND THE HOLIDAYS.” Every year, this is music to my ears. Many of my colleagues go into Holiday Hibernation and emerge sometime after the first of the year. Why is this? Because “Nothing sells around the holidays”, of course! I tell ‘em, “Thaaaat’s right. Put your feet up and have another piece of pie.”

OUR TEAM’S PLAN is to put at least fifteen transactions into escrow between now and the first of the year. Historically, that’s about right. People need to move all year round. Sellers: If you’re ON the market while much of your competition is waiting for Spring, you have much less competition! And if Buyers are looking at homes in the rain, they’re serious! There may be LESS of them, but they’re not tire-kickers.

Just listed! The Statesman Team’s Kristina Heisler and I are happy to announce the arrival of 872 Rutledge Drive, a cute, clean two-bedroom condo at $184,950! Great location! Charm! Going, going…

WE HAVE BUYERS in all price ranges! Thinking of selling? Give me a call at 209-401-5446 for a no-strings conversation. We have several (three) qualified Buyers who are specifically looking for a close-in ranchette in the $400K to $600K range. Know anybody?

COMING THIS WEEK: Westside three-bedroom at $299,950! Details next week. Should hit the market Tuesday or sooner. Statesman’s John DuBois will be my listing partner on this one.

“WE WILL RECEIVE not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in direct proportion to our service.” Earl Nightingale. And here’s a concept I like: “To Sell is to Serve.” Thanks for allowing us to serve you and your family and friends.