Real Estate is an Art, not a Science.
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Why ‘Zestimates’ are often ‘Zinaccurate’


Think those online Zestimates are accurate? You may be in for a big surprise.

FINANCING 101


Mortgages aren’t all alike. And what works in one community may not necessarily work in another.

From Our Blog...


I Said 'Take It With A Grain Of Salt'...And Then Look What The EB Times Just Published!

A few days ago I wrote about the importance of taking national or regional real estate articles with a grain of salt. And then yesterday, the East Bay Times published a front page story that clearly… Read More

Why Your Agent Didn't Tell You About That House You Saw Online

So you’ve been looking for homes for a while and wonder why many of the homes you see online don’t appear on the printout your agent gives you. Or why your agent tells that you a particular home i… Read More

How To Determine How Long A Home Has Really Been On The Market

Not too long ago, it was common for many real estate agents (especially in Contra Costa County) to routinely withdraw a listing after about 30 days and re-enter it into the multiple listing service (M… Read More

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THE SECRET SAUCE

(TIPS AND TRICKS)


Want to pull back the curtain and find out how the pros do it? Check out these useful real estate tips and tricks.

INVESTORS, TRUSTS, 1031'S AND MORE...


Six special types of transactions that all require extra care and expertise. What you need to know before venturing into uncharted waters.

MARKET UPDATE


The real estate market never stays the same for too long. Get the latest trends and market updates right here.

FAQ's


If you’ve got a question, you just may find the answer in our Frequently Asked Questions page. We’re always adding new items to this section.

Rod & Jamie Herman


Rod & Jamie Herman


Most real estate agents don’t start their work careers in real estate. They come from some other industry, so there’s usually a lot of trial and error before they settle into a routine. But our path was a little different.

Prior to starting at Coldwell Banker in 1995, we worked in various other segments of the housing industry…in new homes, title and escrow and Rod even as a long-time weekly real estate columnist. So when we launched our practice, we were able to integrate that experience into our real estate practice from day one. Read More

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