My BIG sister needs me!

My big sister is an RN. Whenever I get sick or have an injury I call her for advice. Most of the time she gets annoyed and tells me that I am a terrible patient and to follow my doctors orders. Today, I was able to return the favor. My sister lives in Florida and recently sold her home with the assistance of an agent. Her new purchase however is a for sale by owner […]

MLK Weekend

  I say the same thing every year, MLK weekend is not a 3 day holiday weekend for Realtors.  If I had to guess though, I think the King would probably tell us that we should be thankful for the opportunity to work and of course I am!  I was able to get my listing in Pasadena sold and tomorrow we will be opening escrow! I did however manage to sneak away to a Laker […]

Third time’s a charm!

I seriously can’t remember the last time I had to cancel escrow on one of my listings. I pride myself on my track record of keeping my escrows together, but 3 different escrows on the same listing? I guess there is a first time for everything, ugh! In this situation we faced many challenges. For starters there were two properties owned by the same person, both had to be sold together to the same buyer. […]

Glendale Luxury Home Sales

The total number of single family homes that sold last year for over $1,000,000 in Glendale was 166.  That’s not too hard for a Glendale native and full time REALTOR like my self to believe.  Especially when you consider the fact that Glendale is one of the most desirable cities to live in. The most expensive sale was this amazing estate on Valley View.  This estate sold for $2,425,000 and was represented by Dilbeck’s Estate […]

Why I do what I do-

  It’s hard to believe that 17 years ago this month, I helped Charmaine purchase her very first property, a lovely townhouse in Pasadena. I was so inspired by her because at the time, she was just 27 years old and she had literally put herself through school at UCLA. She was working in the finance department at Nestle and she was determined to purchase a property. We had so much fun house hunting together, […]

How I spent my Christmas

  It’s been nearly 8 years since the Americana at Brand first opened its doors.  It’s hard to imagine that there was so much controversy over the development of a place that is now Glendale’s biggest attraction. Three years ago my son and daughter in law started a tradition of seeing a movie on Christmas Day.  What better place to do so than the Americana!  This morning we walked around and enjoyed the holiday decor […]

Gifts From Christmas Past

Most of you know that my real estate career started here at Dilbeck  years ago when I was just a teenager.  The holidays were always such a fun time for me because all of the agents would give me such special gifts.  They weren’t fancy expensive gifts, they were simple heartfelt gifts like a handmade ornament, candy or a box of soaps.  One of the agents would actually cook a special homemade manicotti lunch for the […]