Honored to be Honored

ssdfwerIf you’ll allow a little post-New-Year’s-Eve horn-tooting, I’m extremely honored and pleased to have been selected as one of the top ten Real Estate Video Influencers by the video relationship platform, BombBomb. The award was presented by Tom Ferry.

From a collection of more than 500 nominees, the judges watched an average of six videos per nominee (as few as one and as many as 20). They tallied numbers of videos, number of viewing platforms, visitors, and views, and examined the many unique qualities that make up good videos: information, personality, track record of consistency, uniqueness, emotion, human element, individuality, production values, story, and communication. (more…)

Tops for Travel in 2018


Seoraksan National Park, South Korea. Photograph by Oasis, Getty Images

Perhaps you’ve already booked your trips for 2018. Or maybe, like me, you’re still dreaming. To fuel your dreams, National Geographic has assembled a list of Places You Need to Visit in 2018. Photographed in lavish Geographic color, these recommended spots range from Albania to Tanzania and also include San Antonio and Cleveland! (more…)

Try it On: Upscale and Online

REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are starting 2018 with good health and optimism. I, for one, am eager to share with you some ideas and projects that caught my eye during the busy weeks just past.

I was intrigued to read about the growing sharing economy that’s happening in the luxury marketplace. Certainly, for many years, people have been able to “borrow” (i.e., lease/rent) a bit of short-term luxury – from evening wear and automobiles to works of art and estate properties. Now, according to the CNBC article, those opportunities are developing a broader online presence and, slowly, a greater acceptance. (more…)

A Slice of Paradise

LasRosadasN-16 The perfect holiday gift, a beautiful brand new home! Here are some luxury real estate to get you into the spirit of the holiday season.




Holiday Gifts Nobody Will Want to Return

ThinkstockPhotos-78317036_field_img_hero_988_380Berkeley Wellness gives some great ideas for your last minute holiday shopping!

“This year, instead of running around town searching for a just-right gift (and enduring the misery of holiday shopping crowds), why not give something meaningful? Here are three alternatives you can feel truly good about spending money on–and that are guaranteed to not be re-gifted.”

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