For most of my life, I have been a little embarrassed to be seen reading self-help books. I aspired to convince myself and others that I was much more intellectual and wasn’t the “self-help” type (if there is such a thing), forcing myself to consume only classical literature or Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction or work by otherwise celebrated writers. God forbid someone would find me in the self-help section. Continue reading “In Defense of Self-Help: My Current Love for Personal Development”
If you live in a condo or TIC, like the majority of homeowners in San Francisco, you probably have a homeowners association (“HOA”). HOA management can be complex, but with some planning and organization on the front end, can lead to a more peaceful living arrangement for years to come. Here are some best practices for managing your HOA. Continue reading “Best Practices for Managing a Homeowners Association”
There’s been a lot of talk lately about “off-market” listings (also referred to as “pocket listings”). You might be wondering how homes are being sold before they even show up online, without a “For Sale” sign or an open house, or you want to know how to get your hands on these opportunities. And if you’re a homebuyer who has been searching for a while and getting outbid, you might be thinking off-market listings could really change your home search strategy.
Once reserved for luxury properties and high-end clients who valued the utmost privacy, off-market sales are becoming more common even in the middle range of the real estate market. Continue reading “On Market vs. Off-Market: What’s All The Fuss?”