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Maybe some of you have heard about this scam before and this is old news, but for the rest of you, watch out for this. Last week I posted an ad on Craigslist for my listing on Aviador in Millbrae. The house is for sale. On Saturday, somebody else took one of the photos of this house and created ...
See that thing up there? Look familiar? The "Jane Doe" part is a little funky, but other than that it sure looks familiar. Does it seem important to you? Like something you'll really, really cherish and want to hand down to future generations within your family? No? I hate to say it, but it ofte...
So I walk into an open house the other day and after I browse around a little while the agent asks me what I think about the price. "I think it's high" I say. (Honestly...I think it's about $200,000 too high!) "Ya, me too" she replies. She then proceeds to tell me the story. Seems the seller hat...
I often have to laugh anymore when I contemplate the overall attitude difference between buyers in this current market vs buyers just a few years ago. Unless I've become completely wacky and out of touch, I really don't think there's been any significant change in human genetics that's made folk...
Last night Lesley and I watched the movie "Date Night" with Steve Carell and Tina Fey. It was OK...not the funniest comedy I ever saw but for the most part enjoyable. Anyway, Tina Fey plays a Realtor and in one scene early on she's showing a palatial mansion to some buyers and as they're walking...
It never fails. When someone sells their home they always feel like their place is the absolute best home in town. There really isn't any competition in their minds. Certainly everyone looking at this place will be overwhelmed by it's unquestioned greatness and line up to give them offers that w...
A few weeks ago at an open house I was working, someone asked me if the bonus room downstairs was done with a permit. The sellers had converted some storage space into a little room that they watched TV in and it was actually really nicely finished although there were no windows in that room. "N...
Posted by Jim Minkey on June 10th, 2010 Last Sunday, at my open house at 1067 Hewitt Dr in San Carlos, a young guy asked me about a career in real estate. He'd been referred by one of my clients and had come especially to meet me and pick my brain a little. He works at Yahoo and had just gotten h...
I don't know, there's something about this zany viral world we live in that never ceases to amaze me. Ultimately, it's just flat out wacky. Things happen that were totally impossible just a few years ago and transparency has sometimes reached absurd new levels. Let's take the obvious, facebook, ...
It was common knowledge as I grew up in Colorado that folks from Wyoming were just a bit different than we were. We thought they were a little more backward, rougher, certainly nowhere near as sophisticated as we were to the south of them. I once went to a college football game in Laramie and wh...

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