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Now that the holidays are behind us and the days are getting longer--not shorter--people are thinking about getting their homes ready to sell. Spring is the perfect time for this! We here at the Dave J Higgins team had a fantastic 2017 with 33 homes sold and 3 more that went into contract before the end of the year. Thank you one and all!

We are excited about our upcoming listings and have a great variety of inventory coming on the market! Here's a quick snapshot of what's to come in Q1 of 2018; check DaveJHiggins.com again soon for more details, open house schedules, and photos:

1. 323 Monte Vista. This one bedroom, one bathroom condominium is perched perfectly atop Monte Vista, just a short distance from the fabulous shops and restaurants of

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Looking for some fun and unusual things to do with the family during the Holiday Season? The Bay Area has a wealth of interesting, kid-friendly activities and events throughout December and January! We pored over the lists of options and have come up with our own Top 10 List of fun Holiday Activities for you:

  1.   Bay Area Discovery Museum - Meet two LIVE reindeer
    Come see Snowflake and Blizzard (friends of Rudolph’s) and learn all about what they like to eat (besides carrots!), where they migrate when they’re not delivering toys, and how they survive in the cold.
    When: This Sat/Sun, Dec. 16-17 and Sat. Dec. 23 
    Where: Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito
    For more information: click here

  2.   Lighted Boat Parade - San Francisco  
    This is the oldest
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What Makes a Great Agent?
By David J. Higgins

It’s no secret – East Bay luxury real estate is a red-hot market – with homeowners expecting significant returns on their property investment. Yet, with houses practically selling themselves, one might ask, “Why do I need an agent?”

Well, there’s more to selling a house than just planting a “For Sale” sign in the front yard – it literally takes a “village.”

Our process begins with performing the necessary due diligence – meaning inspections and a thorough understanding of the property’s condition, then, addressing concerns and mitigating the caveats. We rely on a team of highly skilled contractors, engineers, landscape professionals and others, to assist.

Next comes the “choreography.”

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We’ve had a BUSY late Summer and Fall here at the Dave Higgins team! We sold five fabulous homes in October, four in November and are set to close or go into contract on 4-5 more in December and early January 2018. Phew! And now holidays are right around the corner. But first...

Dwell-Like Fabulous Crocker Highlands Renovation
I’m excited to be showing two more homes in Crocker Highlands these next few weekends. First, we’ve just listed 1284 Bates Road which has been beautifully remodeled from top to bottom and feels like you’ve stepped inside a Dwell photo shoot. Features include a sun drenched living room with fireplace, flowing into the dining area and sleek / chic kitchen plus 2 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs. Downstairs is the master suite with

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Carving + Coloring = Creativity – with a Little Charity on the Side
The Crocker Highlands Great Pumpkin Patch Pitches in for Fire Relief
By David J. Higgins

Crocker Highlands is the kind of neighborhood where “pulling out the stops” around the holidays is expected, if not encouraged. This year, we were “that house.” Instead of a babe in a manger and bedazzling light display, it was hundreds of pumpkins and a bounce house!

I’ve got connections, so after putting in a special request with my pal Charlie Brown, we arranged a Great Pumpkin fly-by to survey our handiwork. With the help of my Munchkin crew, we got the Great Pumpkin stamp of approval to open the Crocker Highlands Patch (as part of The Great Pumpkin franchise agreement). 

But

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Carving + Coloring = Creativity – with a Little Charity on the Side
The Crocker Highlands Great Pumpkin Patch Pitches in for Fire Relief
By David J. Higgins

Crocker Highlands is the kind of neighborhood where “pulling out the stops” around the holidays is expected, if not encouraged. This year, we were “that house.” Instead of a babe in a manger and bedazzling light display, it was hundreds of pumpkins and a bounce house!

I’ve got connections, so after putting in a special request with my pal Charlie Brown, we arranged a Great Pumpkin fly-by to survey our handiwork. With the help of my Munchkin crew (aka daughters 1, 2, 3 need names) we got the Great Pumpkin stamp of approval to open the Crocker Highlands Pumpkin Patch (as part of the Great

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My clients found themselves in the enviable position of buying a charming off-market Glenview home from a family member several years ago – before needing to suddenly relocate out of state. Everything was in hyperspeed – they found their new dream home a little faster than expected, and made an offer – which was also accepted in less time than anticipated. However, (there’s always a caveat) – they needed to sell their old home to make the down payment on the new – and fast.

Accelerated home sales aren’t uncommon – especially in the Bay Area’s white-hot market. What made this one different was the timeline. We had to make this deal happen in one week. Time to call in the Super Heroes. 

You might know them as painters, contractors, cleaners or

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