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Entries from February 26th, 2015

Are Zillow’s Zestimates a Deal Killer?

February 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Real Estate News, Santa Barbara Real Estate, The Real Estate Scene

Zillow’s Zestimates a source of conflict reports Kenneth R. Harney in the LA Times on February 8, 2015. When CBS’s Norah O’Donnell asked Zillow’s CEO Spencer Rascoff about the accuracy of his company’s automated “Zestimates” – she touched on one of the most sensitive perception gaps in American real estate.  Zillow is a popular online real […]

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How Not To Market Your Property

February 24th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Real Estate Humor

Here are some examples of how NOT to market your property. Amazingly many of these tired worn out pitches are still used by some real estate professionals. Why?!  Here’s a humorous take on real estate marketing phraseology.  Hope you enjoy! Will Not Last!      Not to burst your bubble, but those 347 days on […]

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Steve Martin’s Spectacular Concrete Home

February 15th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara Real Estate

He’s a wild and crazy home collector, but Steve Martin has lately been letting some real estate go. The comedian and writer listed a villa in the French West Indies in 2013, and now he’s listed a home in Santa Barbara where he’s lived for at least two decades. He’s asking almost $11 million for the […]

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Montecito Real Estate

February 14th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Montecito Real Estate, Montecito Realtors

Comedian and political commentator Dennis Miller has listed his oceanfront home (seen above) in Santa Barbara for $22,500,000 almost twice what he paid in 2003, and already has an accepted offer (Pending).  Sothebys International Realty recently listed Rancho San Carlos, a 237 acre ranch with 29,483 square foot Monterey Colonial manor (designed by Reginald Johnson) […]

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Fight Over “Giga Mansions” in Los Angeles

February 13th, 2015 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Real Estate News

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The Starbucks Effect

February 9th, 2015 · No Comments · Hope Ranch Real Estate, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Real Estate, Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Trends

Follow Starbucks for Neighborhoods with Rising Home Values! Looking for the next up and coming neighborhood?  Look for a new Starbucks coffee shop.   Seriously!    A new book, Zillow Talk:The New Rules of Real Estate, by two Zillow executives says that the opening of a Starbucks store is a remarkably accurate predictor of rising […]

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