Lee Schmidt, our broker, writes a monthly column about real estate for the MainStreet Media Group. It is published every fourth Friday in the Morgan Hill Times, Gilroy Dispatch, Hollister Free Lance and Hollister Pinnacle.
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Choose a local realtor

Realtors come in all sizes, shapes, personality types and talent levels. There are those who specialize in residential or commercial Read More

Observations from 2014

It’s the morning after Christmas, and like most mornings, I’m sipping coffee and reading the paper. What makes this morning Read More


Not everyone can afford to buy residential real estate and not every company wants to purchase their space. For those Read More

Pocket Listings

Initially when I was mulling over this topic, I wrestled whether the topics were or were not a controversy. The Read More

What are comps?

They say that things happen in groups of three. Whether good or bad that does seem to be true. I Read More

Mi Casa es Su Casa

I love this saying from our friends to the south and the warmth it conveys. As you know, the direct Read More

New homes are back!

Almost everywhere you look, small formally littered lots as well as larger vacant parcels are being developed into new homes. Read More

Universal Designs

Designs, style, materials and colors have evolved through the years. I can easily remember mustard yellow appliances, Formica counters, narrow Read More

Buying a fixer upper

Often, buyers tell me that they want to buy a fixer-upper. They reason that a home which needs work will Read More

For Sale By Owner

Q- How difficult is it to sell my own house, without having to pay commissions? A-If you ask anyone who Read More


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