A blog about the East Bay real estate scene, particularly in Piedmont, CA, of interest to buyers, sellers, and residents alike.
Monday, July 16, 2012
What's with the Chairs?
We haven't been in town for the 4th of July for a couple of years (unfortunately for us--I can't believe how many years running we had a dog, or a bike-riding kid, or a cub scout pack, or a neighborhood in the parade, or how many years ago I was rushing back to get the block party set up and organized.....). But the Spouse was shocked when the chairs started going up the Friday before the weekend before the 4th (which you recall was on a Wednesday this year).
That is, hundreds of Piedmonters took their chairs from their garages or backyards and left them out on the street for--days on end.
New Piedmonters were heading into town and my seller offered to put her chairs out for them, if they'd be in town on the 4th. They weren't, but I thought to myself ''what do they think of a town where someone offers to put her chairs out in a public area days in advance?''
I guess they think it will feel like home.
This blog covers issues related to real estate and your home in Piedmont, California. We cover the local market, renovation ideas (particularly those of a green nature), some gardening material, local housing/taxation/development debates, what buyers and sellers want, and national trends.
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My job is to inform, listen, analyze, market, and above all close your transaction promptly and at a price with which you are comfortable. I grew up in the Washington, DC area and graduated from Mount Holyoke College and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. After working on housing and tax issues in Virginia, Alaska, and in the halls of Congress, I managed the nation's single-family and multi-family rural housing loan programs and advised HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros on housing and urban policy as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy. I’m a licensed broker, serve on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (based in Dallas), and have earned designations from e-Pro, EcoBroker, the National Trust's architectural program, and the NAR’s At Home with Diversity program. I'm a member of the Council of Residential Specialists, and of course the National, California and Oakland Associations of Realtors.
No other agent or broker practicing in Piedmont has such a strong professional background.