TECHNIQUES AND METHODS CHANGE, but principles never change. It’s easy to get distracted by the “newest and next” while forgetting the basic principles. Coach Lou Hotz said it best. He said that people want to know three things about someone they’re considering doing business with:

  1. Can I trust you?
  2. Are you good at what you do?
  3. Do you care about me?


DOUBLE CONGRATULATIONS to Garret and Danielle Fitzgerald! I helped this young couple buy their Lodi starter home several years back when they were a family of three (one small baby). Now that they have FIVE KIDS, it was (past) time for a bigger home! Our own John Du Bois worked closely with the Fitzgeralds on both the sale of their home and their purchase of a much roomier Morada home. Happy days for all! Thanks for another job well done, John!


CONGRATULATIONS ALSO to Skip and Sheila on the successful SALE of their duplex! Multiple over-asking-price offers. A strong CASH offer was the big winner.


MORE CONGRATS, this time to a family of Mystery Clients who entrusted the sale of their family ranchette to John and me. Once again, multiple offers, over list price. A pleasant end to the adventure. Thanks for your trust, folks!  


HOPE YOUR INDEPENDENCE DAY was excellent! Have a great week.