THE SECOND STORY | February 21st, 2019

Knots vs Nots, and THE SHREDDING PARTY!

Unwind the knots. 

Work on the knots. 

Throw out the nots.


Each real estate transaction (Selling or Buying) has a unique personality.

But some do have knots that need to be unwound, sooner or later,

to be able to move forward.

Wish this was taught in real estate school, but it’s (k)not.

Real life is the best teacher. because life is not in a book.

New 8

Active 47, including 1 Active Contingent and 6 Price Changes

Pending 35

Sold 8

Referrals are the lifeblood of my business. Examples:

I put a new listing on the market today. 3141 Bali Lane. It will be open this Sunday 2-4pm. See the “new listings” to the right…check out the drone video, and the virtual tour.

Back in the day, I sold a 3 unit building that she had in Alameda, and she bought her townhome through me. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and that was about 14 years ago. 675K is the list price of that unit, today.

In the same development, Islandia, I have a 2/2 unit that will close next week, and I represented those Sellers. Their good friend let them know about me, and I was able to sell their home in San Leandro. Then they bought the unit here in Alameda about 15 years ago.

Tomorrow I’ll be closing on a listing at 2515 Central Ave. I sold this to my client about 6 years ago. My daughter was the connection, because they worked together for a while.

I cannot say how grateful I am to have these clients, who have become friends, or friends that have become clients.

BTW  My 12th annual Shredding Party is scheduled for Saturday, March 23 9-noon! The truck will accept everything you need to shred…and you can see it done on site. I’ll be sending out announcements to those on my mailing list. Let me know if you’d like to join us! And it’s FREE to you from ME. If you choose to make a donation to Alameda Meals on Wheels, they will be thrilled! And I’ll match whatever you give to AMOW! 

best, marilyn

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I arrived in Alameda in 1973, as a new bride...with husband Carl Schumacher, both of us from Newport Beach. He was embarking on his career as a Naval Architect (i.e. yacht designer) under Gary Mull. Please see the 'ABOUT ME' page in this website! to see how it has all turned out! I'm so blessed!