This week, I'm quite literally lifting (borrowing - with permission) much of the Perspective's copy from COMPASS' own master blogger, Leonard Steinberg. A daily writer and a superstar Real Estate Agent in the BIG Apple, Leonard is always full of good advice and information. This week was no exception and in a market that's transitioning rapidly, INFORMATION is currency.
Since many of the calls Sarah and I have taken recently have revolved around fear of the unknown, I thought this particular column was especially timely. Plus, Leonard is always a good read. Enjoy.
DID YOU KNOW?
Is this current housing re-balancing going to be the same as the 2007-10 housing crash?
That's VERY unlikely!
"I'm glad I'm working from home today," my beautiful niece emailed, "I've got a GINORMOUS zit!" (Remember those?)
Sadly, I do. In fact, there's something inherently wrong with having to suffer through both acne and grey hair at the same time, but there you have it. Here's where masks come in handy. Aside from undoubtedly keeping us safer during the pandemic, the great "cover-up" wasn't entirely ALL bad. Double chins, age spots, and the occasional pimple all but disappeared, hidden by a swatch of multi-colored fabric.
Happy PRIDE month. Throughout the Bay Area, joyful, festive, rowdy, and loving celebrations are taking place that honor the LGBTQIA community, and rightfully so. There's probably nowhere else on earth where diversity is celebrated as wholeheartedly as it is right here. To quote Bob Dylan: "The times, they are a-changing."
But until recently, that wasn't the case (denial and secrecy ruled the day). Anyone who's ever worked with me knows I'm not a fan of either.
"I Think We Did Everything We WEREN'T Supposed To"
"My wife and I have received no offers on our house," the anxious Seller said on the telephone, "I think we did everything we WEREN'T supposed to."
Julie Gardner, has been writing The Perspective for 17 years and has published more than 650 essays. She is also a frequent contributor to the Sound Off column in the Real Estate section of The San Francisco Chronicle.