Author Archives: Suzanne O'Brien

About Suzanne O'Brien

The role of a real estate agent is to guide you through the buying and/or selling process and take the time to make sure you understand every step of the transaction. I am absolutely committed to fulfilling your needs with the highest level of professionalism, expertise and service. My commitment to listening and satisfying your needs are the foundation from which a solid business relationship is built. I realize that people do business with people they trust. I am interested in what is best for you, the client, and am committed to establishing a long-term relationship based on trust. In addition, real estate is often times very personal, about family and home and pride myself in developing relationships that now call clients my friends. I pride myself on being knowledgeable and staying current with the fast pace changes in the industry. I approach each clients’ needs individually and am constantly aware of current and upcoming inventory. My creative approach to the business has earned me wonderful associations with both clients and other real estate professionals. I am always working for you…I feel the responsibility to make your dreams a reality…one move at a time.

High Tech Doorbell That You Need!

Summer is here! With summer comes beautiful tropical vacations and unfortunately a spike in burglaries.  If you are like me, you hide all your valuables and have someone check up on the house while your away, but there are still many … Continue reading

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Another Successful RSVP Event!

Last Wednesday, SILVAR (Silicon Valley Association of Realtors) put on their annual charity event to support our local community. The past several years we have assisted seniors in Los Altos and Mountain View with household chores they can no longer perform themselves or pay … Continue reading

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2016 = The Year of Real Estate

The real estate market looks to be all stars and fireworks this year. The Chief Economist of Realtor.com recently stated that the 2016 real estate market is going to be the best since 2006! He isn’t the only one saying this … Continue reading

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Carole Rodoni’s 2016 Real Estate Predictions

Around this time last year I was fortunate enough to listen to Carole Rodoni’s predictions for the 2015 real estate market in the Bay Area. Lucky for you, she came to speak at my office meeting again this year to talk about … Continue reading

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Has My Home Depreciated? Zillow’s ‘Zestimate’ is Less Than What We Bought It For!

This question has become a very common concern and unfortunately a trending topic among some of my clients as well as been brought up at office meetings by other agents. Question to you: Are you guilty of checking your homes … Continue reading

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What’s Most Important When Buying A Home?

Every once in awhile, Alain Pinel, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Prestigio International writes on Intero’s “Reserve”. His recent article addressed the most important factors buyers look for in a home. He talked about location, quality and price. Which do you … Continue reading

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Mountain View’s New “Right to Lease” Ordinance in Effect 1/07/16

If you rent in a 3+ unit complex in Mountain View, this new lease ordinance applies to you. Starting tomorrow, landlords will be required to offer tenants a written lease with an option of a 6-month or 12-month term at inception of … Continue reading

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What Will An Increase in Int. Rates Mean for Bay Area Real Estate?

Doug Duncan, chief economist of Fannie Mae states “A far bigger restraint on home sales is a limited supply that should push up prices by nearly 5% both this year and in 2016. As a result, he expects home sales … Continue reading

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Good Strategy = More Money in Your Pocket!

Pricing your home for a little below market value and hiring a real estate professional are the two BEST ways to get the highest price for your home. For more on this topic, check out Keeping Current Matters (KCM) newest blog … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Senior Proof Your House

Many seniors would like to stay in their homes as long as possible. With that said, you’re ability to do this depends on many factors, including the nature of the challenges you face in your current home. Sometimes it may require … Continue reading

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