Inspiration from the 2016 Olympic Games

I don’t know about you but I have been watching the summer Olympics all week long.  I can’t help but find myself inspired by the hard work and dedication of all of the athletes.  Equally inspiring are their stories of personal challenges and obstacles that they had to overcome. I remember watching the Olympics when I was a kid.  I felt like I wanted to conquer the world after each event.  Hearing the stories of […]

#1 in Glendale!

Our office manager just announced that Dilbeck still holds the title for selling more real estate in Glendale than any other company in town.  I am very proud to be a part of that! Are you thinking of making a move?  Contact me today!


Another SOLD! This cute little house listed for $439,000 and sold for $500,000. The sellers originally wanted to list with an out of area agent/friend who had no idea what the market in Glendale is like! Choosing the right REALTOR makes all the difference!

91201 Inventory

Holy cow, there are only 8 properties currently for sale in the 91201 zip code!  The highest priced home is listed for $3,750,000 and the lowest is $470,000. By the way the highest sale price in Glendale so far this year was $3,450,000 which was actually in the 91208 zip code located at 1424 Glencrest.   Are you thinking of making a move?  Call me today!

Parents of first time buyers

As most of you know, I purchased my first home when I was just 22 years old.  I had a little help with my down payment so I can’t take total credit for such a big accomplishment but I can take total credit for having the initiative to do so. Over the years I have worked with many first time buyers.  Most of them have established themselves in the grown up world.  They have good […]

Should your agent be present during the home inspection?

A couple of years ago I was at a home inspection in Glendale.  I was representing the buyers and the listing agent was at a “seminar” for the day so she sent her 18 year old assistant instead.  During the inspection our inspector accidentally hit a brittle PVC fire sprinkler pipe in the attic with his knee.  Needless to say there was water everywhere! The listing agents assistant was given strict instructions not to bother […]

Is white the new stainless steel?

Just when you thought that stainless steel appliances where here to stay, white makes a come back! That doesn’t mean that stainless steel appliances are out of style.  Most kitchen designers will tell you that they won’t be going away anytime soon. I prefer to stick with the things that stand the test of time rather than worry about keeping up with trends especially since home improvements tend to be expensive. I think white appliances […]

Restaurant Review

One of the things that is so great about my son and daughter in-law living downtown is the fact that there are so many amazing places to eat. Last night my son managed to get his wife away from work so that she could join us for dinner at Officine BRERA.  They have been wanting to take me there ever since it opened.  Officine BRERA is the latest Factory Place Hospitality Group concept from restaurateur […]


Just the other day one of my long time clients told me that she saw several bad reviews for another Glendale agent on YELP. I have to admit, the first thing I wanted to do is read the bad reviews, which is exactly what I did. But should a home buyer or seller really count on YELP reviews when choosing a Realtor? HECK NO! It may come as a big surprise to some of my […]

Saltbox Home

One of the many things that I love about living here in Glendale is that we have so many different types of architecture throughout the city. I have always loved this charming Saltbox style home on Allen.  Not only do I drive past it daily, I actually attended high school with someone who used lived there. The Saltbox-style home isn’t very common here in Glendale but I have spent quite a bit of time in […]