Growing Our Team ✨

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We are excited to introduce our new Listing Manager, Gina Tocchini! Gina is a proud Bay Area native who grew up on the peninsula. She attended St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. She believes herself fortunate to have grown up around most of her extended family in the Bay Area, as spending time with family is...

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Best Picnic Spots in the Bay 📍

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What better way to celebrate a beautiful day in the Bay than getting outdoors for a good picnic? Here are some of our favorite spots and go-to places to grab some picnic snacks and essentials. San Francisco Dolores Park  (Dolores & 19th // Mission) If you know SF, you know Dolores: the ultimate Sunday Funday destination. Keep it simple and grab a burrito, a 6-pack,...

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San Mateo County Real Estate Market Update – September 2022

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In San Mateo, the median sold price for single-family homes in August 2022 was similar to last year at $1.8 million. The number of homes sold decreased to 339 and the number of new listings also decreased to 406. The number of condo & townhomes sales decreased month-over-month to $899 thousand with 128 units sold and 144 new listings. Buyers are also still being aggressive...

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The Best New Bars + Restaurants in the Bay

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It’s been quite a couple of years for the restaurant industry, and although the pandemic isn’t over, we can’t help but get excited when we hear of new spots opening up. Fresh takeout options, new patios to hang out on, and little glimmers of hope for the future of restaurants in the Bay are enough to brighten our days. Cheers to supporting our local faves,...

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Dreams Can Come True (with a lot of hard work)

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Our transaction coordinator, Dasha Kraft, had a very exciting week. Her fiancé, James Outman, has been playing in the AAA league for the Los Angeles Dodgers. James himself is a Redwood City boy, who was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018. He has been working hard for his dream to come true. James got called up by the Los Angeles Dodgers from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, July 30th. He...

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Almost a Vacation ⛺️🌊

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We have been doing some home remodeling this summer. Like most home projects, this one is taking a little longer than anticipated. As a result, we haven’t been able to get completely out of the area for a vacation. Oh well. Much of this work has meant we cannot live in our home; there has been too much dust. So we are moving around on...

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San Mateo County Real Estate Market Update – August 2022

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In San Mateo, the median sold price for single-family homes in July slightly decreased month-over-month to $1.8 million. The number of homes sold decreased to 330 and the number of new listings also decreased to 443. The number of condo & townhouses sales decreased month-over-month at $897,500 with 110 units sold and 149 new listings. Buyers are also still being aggressive with their offer prices,...

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Good Friends, Good Clients, Good Wine  🥂 

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Our good friends Peggy and Mike moved out last year. At that time, they went from being good friends to great clients. Although they lived outside my usual business area, they knew me and trusted I’d do a great job for them. And I did, if I may say so myself. But that’s a different story. In fact, I met them through different clients, who after...

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Summer Events in San Francisco and Oakland Area

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Need a hint finding something to do in our waning summer months? Here is a list of some activities, most of which can be enjoyed by all ages. Out-of-town guests will enjoy them as well! California Academy of Science Monday- Sunday | Hours Vary Location: 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118 Looking for something to do with your little ones?  Explore the California Academy of Science, planetarium, rainforest,...

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San Mateo County Real Estate Market Update- July 2022

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San Mateo’s median sold price for single-family homes slightly decreased month-to-month to $2.15 million. The number of homes sold decreased to 322 while the number of new listings was 889. The number of condo & townhouses sales decreased marginally to $1 million with 335 new listings and 109 homes sold. Buyers are also still being aggressive with their offer prices, with the median offer price...

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