“NOTHING SELLS AROUND THE HOLIDAYS,” CONT’D…Back on November 11, I poked a few holes in that popular myth. I mentioned that my Team planned to put at least FIFTEEN more transactions into escrow by year’s end. Thanks to many of YOU, since November 11 we’ve put SEVENTEEN transactions into escrow and we have two more in negotiation. THANK YOU for the friends and family you entrust to me and to my Team! YOU are the straw that stirs the drink.

CONGRATULATIONS to the four sets of clients whose deals CLOSED this past week! John DuBois helped Catherine Johnson sell her Lodi home. John also helped a Mystery Client investor buy her very first rental property (She says she’s coming back for more in 2018). Lastly (for this week), John guided John and Jenny, first-time homebuyers, through their purchase. New year in a new home! Life is good.

STATESMAN’S Kristina Heisler helped repeat client Jen Black buy a cute Lodi townhouse condo! We’ve worked with Jen for years. Almost all of our clients are either REPEAT clients like Jen or REFERRAL clients that YOU send our way (THANKS for that).

JUST LISTED: ON THE WINE TRAIL! 3990 East Woodbridge Road is just shy of 14 acres. About 12 acres of that is in Zinfandel grapes, mostly Old Vine Zins! The farmhouse needs work, but it could be upgraded to become a great residence or possible tasting room! HUGE 40 by 60 SHOP too! $699,950.

COMING SOON: Great single-family homes in several price ranges. Watch this space for details!

GOIN’ FISHIN’! I promised grandchilluns Freddie and Gilly a little bank fishing along the Mokelumne. Gotta go while there’s still enough day left. See you next year!