The Real Test of Friendship


International Friendship Day was celebrated on July 30th. The test is a simple reminder of what makes some friends your best friends.
Some friends know how to be a polite guest in your home.
An authentic friend opens your refrigerator and helps themselves.

Some friends have never seen you cry.
A dear friend has shoulders that have been soggy from your tears.

Some friends don’t know your parents' first names.
A close friend has texted your parents.

Some friends bring a dish to your party.
A real friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to clean up ... and knows where you keep everything.

Some friends hate it when you call after they’ve gone to bed.
A humble friend asks why it's been so long.

Some friends want you to be more like them.
A true friend loves you just as you are.

Some people think that a friendship is over after an argument. A weathered friend reaches out with a well-timed phone call.

Some friends expect you to always be there for them.
A selfless friend knows that they will always be there for you!

Friendship Day is a reason to celebrate all your real friends who allow you to be the same for them.

What's Happening In Our Market?


3rd Quarter Market Update

Happy Summer!  Yes, summer has been upon us and it's been a crazy housing market.  The market has been a roller coaster ride and higher interest rates have slowed the days on market down and we've seen price reductions for the first time in several years. 

​I know that you’ve heard the national headlines about lack of inventory, high sale prices, and rising interest rates. These headlines might leave you with a lot of questions. 

I wanted to share the latest market information for Orange County. it’s still a great time to buy or sell. Your home is one of the biggest investments you make. Even if you’re not thinking about buying or selling, it’s good to stay on top of the housing market.

We have great programs for buyers and seller.  If you have a home to sell first before buying, ask about our amazing TRADE-IN Program. 


OC Market Summary and Numbers

Total active listings on the market is between 3900 to 4000 homes

Homes under $750,000 is the hottest segment of the market

Days on market are about 60 days for homes priced between $750,000 and $1,500,000 which is a decrease from 75 days on market 2 weeks ago.  Back in February of 2022 Days on Market were less than 14 days on market.  

The median active listing price in all OC is $1,100,000


Have an amazing Labor Day holiday.

Please reach out to me for a complimentary analysis of your home.

4 Tips to Keep Your Sanity During a Remodel


Happy July! I hope that you're having a great summer. Is there a remodel in your future? Home upgrades and construction can be stressful. So, I thought I would send you a quick email with a few tips on how to stay calm during a remodel project.

Use sticky notes to help yourself and your contractor stay on the timeline. When you or your contractor finish a task, take a note off the wall. It's an easy way to keep your project on track, and it's rewarding to see the progress. Remember to include the minor projects on your to-do list.

Buying new fixtures like lights, faucets, and doorknobs can be overwhelming. Before you know it, you'll walk through the store, and everything looks the same. Group your purchases by room to help keep yourself sane. Buy these items early in case there are supply issues.

​Construction projects are messy if you're remodeling one room or a few. To keep the dust down, block off the room with plastic. The rest of the house will remain clean. If you're working on several rooms, take it one room at a time to avoid even more frustration.

What's the busiest room in the house? Your kitchen. When it's under construction, you don't have to cancel dinner every night or go out to eat out every day. Get creative with one pot and no-bake recipes. If you have a grill, it's time to become a BBQ expert.

If you're thinking about a remodel, I hope that these tips help you stay calm throughout your project. If you feel a new home is best, I can help. Now is a great time to buy and sell – call or text to set up a time to meet.