THE SECOND STORY | April 18th, 2019

Perfect weather in A-town today!

Fog off-sets the skyline of The City, today.

While I was hosting a broker tour this past Tuesday, a group of us (agents)    had some time to chat, and chat we did!

We had the opportunity to ask a lovely Redfin agent about the company’s business model.

Like most of us who are involved with real estate, there’s a bunch of flexibility. That’s why we like it: independent contractors, and ‘nobody being the boss of me’, (yet there is a chain of command, otherwise you’ll fail miserably or be sued).

And the stories can be amazing, hilarious, sad, or depressing. In this fast-paced world, it’s kind of unusual to take time to understand the other person’s point of view: no judgment, just listening. And then we keep on keeping on.

What I’ve come to learn over the decades is that people need to know you care…about them, their stories, their background, their money, their dreams, and their goals. And for the most part, if that doesn’t work for them, then I wish them good luck and best wishes in the future.

There’s plenty of room for everybody if you expand your fences OR just focus on what you know best. That’s pretty much how I run my biz.

Alameda Real Estate this Week

I did put a new listing on the market a week ago, and it will be open this Sunday, then offers, if any will be entertained this next Tuesday.  See the link to the right…a virtual tour, and you can see the ‘doll-house’ style, looking done on the floorplan. 1726 Lafayette St., Alameda!

New 14

Active (28 incl 1 active contingent)

Pending 48

Sold 13

WC (withdrawn, canceled) 1

That’s a wrap! Come on by Lafayette on Sunday…no, I won’t have bunnies playing in the front or back yard, and for sure I won’t give out candy to the kids! I’m sure they’ve had plenty!

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!