Meet Loni Frankland, Owner of Livermore Printers-Design & Sign in Livermore

I had the pleasure of interviewing Loni Frankland for the Livermore community website I sponsor.

Loni and her team are great to work with and you can tell they take pride in what they do. I have had various types of signs made there and have always been happy with the end product. I loved that they also installed their signs that went on my office building and corner marquee. when I opened a new office space downtown and happily came and removed them for me when I moved from that space. To top it all off, they are just really nice, sincere, honest people.

Loni Painting a Mural

To check out the Interview I did with her, click below:

https://parkbench.com/blog/livermore-printers-design-sign-livermore-loni-frankland

If you or someone you know would like to be interviewed and featured on the site for free, you can make that request on the the site’s home page at https://parkbench.com/livermore

Check Out the Opera Don Pasquale Playing at the Bankhead Theater-There are English Subtitles!

Check Out the Opera Don Pasquale Playing at the Bankhead Theater-There are English Subtitles!

I had the pleasure of attending the Family Night Dress Rehearsal of this Opera last night with my 6th grade son. The Livermore Valley Opera allows students and teachers to attend this event for free and their adult chaperones only pay a minimal ticket fee of $10. We had never attended an opera, me mostly because I know they are not in English, but since my son is in Choir and he received extra credit for going, it was free for him and a nominal fee for me, we decided to go.

Wyatt and Robin at Bankhead Bankhead Theater

We were pleasantly surprised that they had “subtitles” playing at the top of the curtain on stage. It made it much more accessible for the children and adults as well.  Since I have never attended an opera, I called the Bankhead today to see if that is a normal thing or if they were doing it for the benefit of the students present; they said it is a normal thing there. So, if you are like me and have avoided operas in the past because they are in a foreign language, go check out this cute production of Don Pasquale at the Bankhead Theater. It runs for two weekend Saturdays and Sundays Starting September 30 through Oct 8th, 2017.

Don_Pasquale_with_dates

Check out the Bankhead’s Event List to get tickets online at https://lvpac.org/events/list/

For those unfamiliar with Livermore, the Bankhead theater is located at 2400 First St
Livermore, CA in the plaza between Sauced restaurants and Paxti’s Pizza. The best parking for the event is the Free Parking garage located on Railroad across the street from the Bankhead Theater.

 

Looking for People Who Serve the Livermore Community to Interview for New Livermore Community Site

Attention Livermore Residents and people who serve the Livermore Community. I am looking to Interview people who serve the awesome folks of Livermore or in some way help make our city a better place to live. For example, business owners or great staff of businesses or schools, teachers, principals, long time Livermore residents, people with great yards or gardens, people who host annual or other events in Livermore, or even people who just make your day a little brighter when you see them (maybe that awesome barista or server, etc.). You name it. I love Livermore and want others to learn more about our great community so I am sponsoring a community website where people can go to learn about local news, events, businesses, get local coupons or deals, etc. There is no cost to the people I Interview and feature on the site and in fact, once someone is featured, they can add additional information about them or their business as often as they like, add coupons, post events, whatever will help them in what they do. I am just getting started building out the site and beginning the interviews, so if you would like to request an interview go to https://parkbench.com/livermore/interview

The sign-up page says business, but is for anyone who would like to be interviewed. If you know someone whom you think should be interviewed, feel free to pass this along.

If you would like to check out the site and watch it grow, visit http://parkbench.com/livermore

Robin Watson-Bird Can Help You Sell a Cluttered Home/Hoarder Home with Deferred Maintenance & WITHOUT People Coming and Going Like in A Typical Home Sale

While most agents will require a home to be repaired and in great “showing condition” before they will try to sell it, Robin Watson-Bird realizes that this just is not possible for everyone.

Do you or someone you know have a property you/they want to, need to or should sell, but there is just way too much stuff in it, too much work that needs to be done, you/they don’t want a bunch of people coming and going through the home to view it until it is in contract, or a combination of these? I have had great experiences working with sellers in all of these situations and getting them great prices on their properties; some even got to leave whatever they did not want to take with them which made moving a breeze.

I can help people get great prices for their homes in the most stress-free way as possible and without them becoming homeless in the process!

Unlike most agents who serve only one or two cities, I ENJOY Helping People Make Their Real Estate Dreams Come True in most of Alameda, Contra Costa & Parts of Solano, Napa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Joaquin, & Other Counties and Providing referrals to great agents in other counties and states.

From Mobile Homes to Mansions, I am your gal!

Call me for a free consultation. 925-577-8692.

 

Sell Your SF Bay Area Property Now & Make Top Dollar WITHOUT Becoming Homeless in the Process

Most people think that the late Spring or Summer is the best time to sell a home. In general, across all markets, that is usually the case for people who have homes with 3 or more bedrooms since most people with children tend to plan their moves over the summer in between school years or during school breaks since that is the most convenient time. Since more people list their homes for sale during that time, it helps off-set the higher buyer demand, which means sellers can often get a higher price when there are fewer homes for sale and higher buyer demand. While pricing does get pretty crazy near the end of the school year and early summer, the highest prices are usually received when supply is low and there is high demand.
Right now in Livermore, there are only 84 residential properties for sale. That is less than half of what a “normal” Livermore market would have for sale. What does that mean? Sellers who are willing to sell their homes now will likely receive more money for their properties without having to do as much prior to market “prep” work on the property because there simply is not much for buyers to choose from right now.
 
The market now is pretty similar to the one we were in February of this year. I had some wonderful long time neighbors in Autumn Valley contact me at the end of January who wanted to discuss what they needed to do to prepare their home for sale mid-late April after the seller had officially retired.
For them to sell late Spring/Early Summer and receive the highest price, they would have needed to paint their house inside and out, replace the carpets and entry tile as well as update the hall bath at the very least in addition to having the home staged so that it would be competitive with other homes that hit the market at that time. However, what they did not know was that inventory was VERY VERY low when they spoke to me. I believe there were only 46 homes for sale and they could sell their house and get even more money without having to do very much work if they sold it during the low inventory period.
They took my advice and put their property on the market sooner rather than later and they received multiple offers and a record high price for it in less than a week!
 
Of course, their main concern was like many other home owners… WHERE WILL I GO IF I SELL MY HOUSE NOW (BEFORE I OFFICIALLY RETIRE)? I had that solution for them as well….they would be able to stay in their property as long as they needed with the way I negotiated the transaction for them. Many agents don’t know this simple method I use and their clients become homeless in the process of selling their property. My clients deserve better!!
 
I can help you get top dollar for your home by selling now without you becoming homeless in the process! Call me for a free consultation. 925-577-8692.
As a reminder, I Enjoy Helping People Make Their Real Estate Dreams Come True in most of Alameda, Contra Costa & Parts of Solano, Napa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Joaquin, & Other Counties. Providing referrals to great agents in other counties and states.