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December 2019

Greetings All,   Natalie and I recently celebrated being recruited to Compass a little over three years ago, when the company made their first foray into the San Francisco housing market.   As you may know, founders Robert Reffkin and Ori Allon created “Urban Compass” in 2012 to help consumers navigate the New York rental […]

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November 2019

Greetings All,   In this month of Thanksgiving, our thoughts gravitate first to those affected by wildfires throughout the state in recent weeks. Thankfully, according to a recent article in the NY Times, t he fires “so far have been remarkably less destructive and deadly compared with the last two years, despite winds that were […]

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October 2019

    Greetings All,   This month, we’re happy to use as “intro”, the beautifully written words of Compass’s Chief Evangelist, Leonard Steinberg…   “Does anyone ever OWN a home? Technically, yes, but in reality we are all custodians of property till the next owner comes along.  The vast majority of homes are passed on […]

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September 2019

Greetings All, Hope your summer was eventful! I believe it was on January 2nd that I kidded, "Better start your Christmas shopping…it'll be here before you know it." Well… The older I get, the ol' joke, "Life is like a roll of toilet paper…the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes" begins […]

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August 2019

  Greetings All,   Can doubt and worry stymie productivity? Can the dread of something potentially happening prevent success and advancement, even if it hasn’t yet happened? I would think so. Seems every self-help guru starts their program with a focus on your brain and belief system, and whether you’ve aligned your mindset with a […]

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July 2019

  Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle Greetings All,   Missing something from the past reminds me not to take today for granted, because what’s around us now will too be but a memory.   As we often do, I ran into agents I’ve known a long time on Tuesday Brokers Tour. When you’ve been […]

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June 2019

    Greetings All,    Twelve years ago, Natalie and I became one of the few real estate teams in town. It was a synergistic union that didn’t let us, or our clients, down.   Shortly after we joined Compass two and a half years ago, with its proprietary tech tools and marketing ingenuity, it […]

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May 2019

    Greetings All,    Happy May. May I? May we? I was thinking about the idea of comfort zones and achieving dreams. Can you do the latter without the breaking out of the former? Highly doubtful. We see examples of it, every day, if we’re looking.   – Basketball player Kevin Durant leaves a […]

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April 2019

    Greetings All,    Happy Spring to you, Happy Daylight Savings, Happy Hay fever, Happy Spring Cleaning, Happy Giants Opening Day (GO GIANTS!)…May this find you enjoying life and treating travails like so much crabgrass to mow over.   Natalie and I are in the business of listing and selling real estate, naturally. Yet […]

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March 2019

  Greetings All,    I have to admit I’ve been reeling a bit of late. Several friends of mine have recently had “near death” experiences – it’s almost uncanny – they don’t know each other – the common factor is age. Then, just little over a week ago, another friend passed away suddenly. By “age”, all […]

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