Wednesday, November 21, 2007

We Have Much to be Thankful for!

In uncertain times it is good to remember the extent of our good fortune. We are grateful for the beauty that surrounds us in the East Bay. The bounty of our area's attributes have stabilized the market in our area. Home prices in much of the East Bay have held steady, even as we watch outlying areas absorb a heavy hit from the sub-prime fallout. We give thanks to the wonderful clients that have honored us by choosing Berkeley Hills Realty to represent them. We are further grateful for our past clients' willingness to refer us to their friends and family. Approximately 80% of our business continues to come from such referrals. We give thanks to the people we work with in our office and the larger real estate community. Our office is filled with dynamic individuals with diverse offerings and backgrounds. I am continually impressed by a group that represents a multitude of languages spoken, varied and impressive educational backgrounds, and most of all boundless levels of integrity and compassion. To all of my associates, clients and friend, I will raise a glass to you tomorrow. Be well. Cheers to you and yours!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Halloween Teeth Recall

Berkeley Hills Realty received a notice from a participant in our Halloween Party alerting us to the Ugly Teeth recall. Some novelty teeth were part of the party favors distributed at the event. As a mother of a three year old, I share concern for this recall. The teeth in the Jamba Juice cups were not the Party Favor brand on the TV spot. The teeth were purchased at the local Target store from the Target line of party favors. I went online to the Target site, and no party teeth are listed for recalled there. I also talked to a live individual at Target customer service. Targets representative, although frustrating to speak with, stated clearly that Target did not carry the recalled product. They gave me a number to call about the recall 800 335-7585, if you have any additional questions. None-the-less, better safe than sorry. Please throw out the teeth you received (I know I will) with our deepest apologies.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Realtors Have Fun Too!

The Berkeley Hills Realty Halloween Party was a blast. We had nearly 50 entries for the Haunted House Drawing contest and many happy winners. Mechanics Bank donated fifty dollar savings bonds to the winners in three age groups. Other prizes were provided by Old Republic Title, Chicago Title, Payn’s Stationary, Sweet Lotus, Jamba Juice, Five Little Monkeys, & A Child’s Place. Thanks to all for a successful event.