LANDLADY NO MORE! As a newly-minted octogenarian, our Client Frankie decided she wanted a break from the joys of landlording. Can you blame her? I’m a big believer in owning income property, but I understand that at 80-plus years old, this lady wanted a break! The Statesman Team’s Kristina Heisler and I rode to the rescue. SOLD! Another happy ending…and a happy beginning for a family of first-time homebuyers!


TWENTY YEARS OF COLUMNS, CONT’D…The thing I didn’t realize back in March of 1997 when I began the column-writing adventure was that Resurrection Day (Easter) was only weeks away! When the calendar rolled around to Easter Eve, I naturally had to talk about my Senior Partner, Jesus Christ! I finished that Easter column with the question, “What does this have to do with real estate? Answer: As the old song sez, He has the whole world in His hands. That covers ALL the real estate!”


OPEN TODAY 1 PM TO 4 PM! 8035 Capistrano in Stockton. Charming 2 or 3 bedroom, 1 bath home on an oversized (almost double) lot! Lots of trees, newer fencing, newer roof and gutters, central heat and air, covered Patio, two-sided fireplace! Located in the Park Woods subdivision. At $244,950 this is a value! Drop by and say Hello to our own Mike Dickhoff, co-listing agent with me.


NEW STATESMAN TEAM MEMBER John DuBois took the very first clients I sent his way and helped them get into escrow in less than a week! Way to go, John! And I didn’t even have time to mention Sherry Dickhoff’s new Thornton listing. She had it into escrow in THREE DAYS! This Team is on the beam, as they say.


INVENTORY SHORTAGE…I just checked Metrolist MLS. In all categories (single-family homes, condos, multiple homes on lot, half-plexes) the total number of active listings in Lodi is NINETY-FOUR! What a great time to SELL! Questions? Please call me at 401-5446 for a no-strings conversation.  (Sneak peek: Gorgeous SUNWEST home coming soon! Watch this space, and have a happy week!).