Mark My Words…
If you’re at all like me…and even if you have as many entertainment options as the next guy (and the next guy has Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime) you might find yourself scrolling through your radio looking for something just to listen to. Something that isn’t more bad news about COVID-19 or the 2020 elections.

That’s the situation I found myself in recently. Everywhere on the dial I was surrounded either by music I didn’t like or news I didn’t want. I mean, how many times can you stand angry people screaming “Joe Biden’s dumb!” or “Orange Man’s bad!” Even if one or the other’s right.

I stopped searching the dial – we’ll probably always call it “the dial” even though it’s more like a slide – when I landed on a classic country station.
The first sweet sound I heard was the great Willie Nelson doing “Blue Eyes Cryin’ In the Rain.” Wonderful! Then Dolly Parton’s mellow lament, “TheLlast Thing on My Mind.”
I was just turning into the driveway of a fabulous home I represent in the Hills when Faron Young came on, his rich, resonant voice delivering his big hit,” Hello, Walls.”
I paused to ponder the words to his melancholy lament and realized he could have been singing about the coronavirus and our local real estate market.
“Hello, walls” he begins. “How’s things go for you today?” And, with so much of our world in lock-down, who hasn’t found themselves vacantly staring at the walls for their gloomy company?
A few bars later, the singer turns his attention upward to declare “Hello, ceiling. I’m gonna stare at you a while.”
Well, isn’t that what many of us – maybe even you – are doing every day as our world seems t be closing in on us?
Take a look around at your own “four walls.” How long have they been there? How long have you seen them and longed for a change?
Of course, you wouldn’t want to “risk” a change in these troubled times. That could be disastrous. Or could it? I say “no” and here’s why:
From Santa Monica to the San Fernando Valley, we live in what most experts would say is the best market for residential real estate in California, in the nation and maybe in the world!
Despite the pandemic that has caused such disruption in other markets, our zip codes are as strong as ever. Even better, interest rates are at historic lows, bringing eager buyers into our communities.
That’s why I tell my upscale clientele it’s time to list their properties. It’s time to escape those walls that seem to be closing in and let them become brand new and exciting to somebody else.
I’m ready to put a proven marketing plan behind your listing to make it sell. And, while I’m driving potential byers around for a look, I’ll let them choose the radio station they’ll listen to.
Because while song that you’ll be singing hasn’t been written yet, I’m betting it will be “Goodbye, Walls!”

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Mark’s professional philosophy is that his clients deserve and should be told the truth (even if they don’t want to hear it) as opposed to what they want to hear. Mark has earned a reputation of honesty and integrity, not just with his clients but also among his peers.


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