Smart Home in an Ostrom Home

So maybe you’re new to all the “smart-home” technology. Perhaps it scares or overwhelms you? Welcome to the club, the Ostroms are right there with you … Yes, we’re in California, and sometimes we see a few things sooner than most in seller homes, but let me tell you folks … there’s a good chance… Read More

Seller Strategies: The Importance of Home Showing Instructions

Seller Strategies: the Importance of Home Showing Instructions Those first two weeks your property is on the real estate market and MLS – they’re important. It’s usually when the most eyes will be drawn to the property, to see if it’s a great candidate for someone – as their next place to call a house “their… Read More

Best day of the week to list your home for sale

Life is all about timing, and it doesn’t change with real estate and listing your home.Each real estate market and area is different, but we have noticed there are definitely better days than others, to list your home. Granted sometimes life doesn’t always play by “ideal rules,” and ultimately, the seller is our boss, so… Read More

Great Homes: It is Not Just for the Humans

So I’m not sure if the funny “April Fool’s Joke” on REALTOR.com has inspired this post in the back of my mind, … but my kids have actually taken a sample from the animal world, and made their animal’s “crib” … the envy of the animal world (in my parent, opinion). It made me think …… Read More

Podcast Ostrom Time with Marguerite Crespillo

So we have always been good friends with the awesome Marguerite Crespillo for years, and she has a fabulous real estate podcast “Real Estate Real World.” Marguerite is and has been a top-producing REALTOR and broker in our area, for years. She and her husband Joe, are fixtures in our area, always at Placer County Association… Read More

2016 Real Estate Market Predictions – Roseville + Rocklin, CA

First thing we need to do, is thank our friends and family for an amazing 2015. You are the reason we continue in this business. Thank you for your support and referrals. There’s no greater honor, than to be trusted with your business. So on to the show … what you’re all waiting for …… Read More

The Importance of Great Photos for Seller Marketing

So you’re starting to research selling your home. Where do you start? There’s so much to consider when hiring a listing agent.  Typically, one of the first questions we’re asked is, “What is your past and recent work experience?” A great question, and that way you know the listing agent is well-versed, current to real… Read More

2015 Roseville + Rocklin Real Estate Market: Predictions + When to List

Jumping Gigawatts, it’s 2015! If you landed here – there’s a new post for 2016 Market Predictions, and 2015 Reflections Bust out your hover boards, we’re going to be dishing our real estate predictions for 2015. Homes still aren’t looking like the McFlys’ home in Back to the Future II and we still need roads. So… Read More

Pardon our Stardust – A #GenBlue Transformation

So many folks asked us “what is Gen Blue” or “what were you doing last week in Hollywood?”  So in a few moments, I’ll explain what is Gen Blue, but first lets talk “transformation.” We’re all always on a journey and “transformation” within our work and personal lives. Whether its through age, improvement, or however our life… Read More

A “People Driven” Real Estate Market

How’s the Market Steve O? A question we’re used to hearing and love to answer for our clients, friends, and family. In past years, we saw a real estate market largely influenced by banks with the foreclosures (also know as a REO or REPO) and short sales. Now we’re seeing more homes with sellers that have equity in their home, and we talk… Read More