Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions 39x54" fabric applique, 1984

I found some fabric of Purina chick feed. Purina also makes breakfast cereals. I played with the idea of us being fattened up just as the meat industry was fattening up our dinners.

Green Tea House Flyers


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Buyer’s Contract

I use a Buyer’s Contract when I work with a buyer. I do this so that there is an agreement that we are working together. A Buyer’s Contract assures that I will work hard.


Here I am taking Babs on a tour of condos. Eventually we found her the best place in town for her. It brings me great joy to have my buyers find their dream homes.

Upgrade the Bathroom

Upgrading the Kitchen or the Bathroom makes the most difference in bringing in a better price.


Here I am taking advantage of a bath in the Great Outdoors! I had to be careful of getting a hot seat.

Realtors Construct Habitat Homes

In an older blog posting, I recounted events at the San Francisco National Association of Realtors Conference in 2005. Still relevant, here’s the article:

I just got back from San Francisco. I was there for a NAR Conference. (National Association of Realtors). I had lots of fun galivanting around with about 5000 other realtors from around the world. I got there early so I could see family and friends who live in the area.

turkeys and walnuts

My first stop was Lakeport where I had gone to see my daughter. I found her at the Casino. We drove over to her trailer where I finally met Billy the Felon. We left him at the trailer and chased away a gaggle of turkeys to collect a bag full of walnuts. I love fresh walnuts. Rachel smoked while I collected. We also ate out and picked wine grapes in the fields after the combines had passed through.


On the first day of the Conference I went with 75 other do good realtors to Livermore where we helped construct homes for Habitat for Humanity. Here are a few pictures.

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Selling a home in Vancouver, B.C.

Selling your home is an involved process that affects your family and your future. Before you begin this process, you’ll want to ensure you have the most up-to-date information. When should you sell? How do you get the best price? What kinds of renovations should be made prior to the sale? Call me, or check out my website to learn the answers to all the following questions.

When is the best time to sell your home?

Many items like economics, market conditions, interest rates, and your financial situation influence the sale of a home.

Costs associated with selling

Your home is not yours until financial obligations such as commissions, disbursements, fees and legal costs are paid.

How to sell your home fast for the best price

Selling your home affects your financial future. This report provides valuable information that can help you efficiently sell your home and maximize your investment.

So you want to sell your home yourself?

While it looks easy, selling a home is a complicated and time-consuming process. The truth is – when you partner with a professional realtor, your home will be priced appropriately and placed before the most buyers – so your home sells fast, and for top dollar!

Selling yourself? Why you need a techno-savvy realtor more than ever

The Internet has changed most everything – including real estate. But it’s not always for the better. You could lose money, trying to sell your home yourself on the Internet.

The right price affects your bottom line

Your home could be priced too low or too high. Either way, you lose. Here are some suggestions on setting the right price considering the market, the condition of your home, and time on the market.

What is fair market value?

In real estate, market value is defined as “the price at which a particular house, in its current condition, will sell within 30 to 90 days.” This report explains how realtors consider these three items when marketing a home.

How to make the most of your move up

Financing, coordinating closings, and shopping for a new home are just some of the considerations when you’re moving up to another home. Here are some tips to make your move-up hassle-free.

How to keep your head during a divorce

This report explains the financial, emotional and legal aspects of your four options concerning “the house.”

9 biggest relocation mistakes and how to avoid them

Insufficient information, closings that do not coordinate, and inadequate preparation are some of the common mistakes that people make when relocating. Here are some suggestions on how to avoid them.

Give me a call. I will answer all these questions and more!