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Blaine Morris – 2016 Marin Association of Realtors – Realtor of the Year

I am truly humbled and extremely proud to have been named the 2016 REALTOR of the Year by the Marin Association of REALTORS! Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me, what a whirlwind! A special thank you to David Smadbeckand Mary Kay Yamamoto for recruiting me into MAR leadership. And a very […]

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Get to Know the Millennial Buyers and the CAR Panel Discussion on the Portal Wars

Good day MAR members! Let’s Go Giants! Let’s Go Giants! Giants fever is so all-encompassing that when Heather and I attended a concert in the City on Friday night, midway through the concert during some banter by the band the whole Masonic Auditorium joined in a “Let’s Go Giants!” chat for about 30 seconds. It’s […]

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Get to Know the Millennial Buyers and the CAR Panel Discussion on the Portal Wars

Good day MAR members! Let’s Go Giants! Let’s Go Giants! Giants fever is so all-encompassing that when Heather and I attended a concert in the City on Friday night, midway through the concert during some banter by the band the whole Masonic Auditorium joined in a “Let’s Go Giants!” chat for about 30 seconds. It’s […]

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CAR Update: Economic Forecast and the Impact of the Millennials

Good day MAR members! It’s great to be back in Marin after a week across the street from the Happiest Place on Earth.  We could see Disneyland from our C.A.R. hotel and the Anaheim Convention Center, but things were so busy that looking from a distance was all we could do.  Perhaps that’s not so […]

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Upcoming Residential Purchase Agreement and New Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Rules for Condos in Flood Zones

Good day MAR members! Another week of summer gently slides by, and just like that some of the kids are starting school this week! I was starting to get used to the lack of traffic, so I’m trying to brace myself for the crush of the next few weeks. Hopefully they will get all the […]

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Zillow Buys Trulia, But What Does that Mean for Realtors? MAR Monday Memo 08/04/14

Good morning MAR members! Another quick memo for this week, the dog days of summer give us the quiet season for real estate…and news in general. I’m back from vacation, re-entry was painful, but I survived. I love the summer here in Marin, as many folks are also out on vacation and thus it’s easy […]

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Zillow Buys Trulia, But What Does that Mean for Realtors? MAR Monday Memo 08/04/14

Good morning MAR members! Another quick memo for this week, the dog days of summer give us the quiet season for real estate…and news in general. I’m back from vacation, re-entry was painful, but I survived. I love the summer here in Marin, as many folks are also out on vacation and thus it’s easy […]

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Should You Include a Picture of the Buyer in a Offer Packet? MAR Monday Memo 05/27/14

Good morning MAR members! Safely back in Marin this week after spending two of the prior three weeks on the road…it’s good to be back home.  I was looking forward to a nice quiet three day weekend, but many of you responded with new listings this week!  Alas, our customers don’t care about three day […]

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CAR Highlights, MAR General Membership Meeting Tuesday, May 13th – MAR Monday Memo 05/12/14

Good morning MAR members! So many buyers, so many listings, so many offers!  Everyone I know is running around at a frenzied pace, but it does seem that more properties are coming on the market. I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at the MAR General Membership meeting tomorrow, Tuesday May 13 at 9:30 […]

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