Get Connected…To Your Community

As a Realtor, I love it when I get to work in my own community. Why? Well, let me tell you.

Whether as a listing agent or a buyer’s agent, when someone is interested in my neighborhood or community I get excited. The reason for this is familiarity. I know my neighborhood, the people in it, the local shop owners, restaurant and bar owners, etc. very well. I love sharing my knowledge with people considering a purchase there or with buyers who come to visit a listing.

We all know the importance of using the internet for real estate information. It provides us statistics, listing information, and local business info amongst other things. That said, there is nothing that can replace the real people who live and work in our communities.

Get out and do some researching through immersion. Take a walk in your areas of interest with your Realtor and let them share with you their local knowledge. I love touring with clients and sharing the local knowledge I have. Technology is amazing but nothing beats the real thing. The human connection.

Contact Gabriel for your free consultation to buy or sell a home in San Francisco or Oakland.

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Do Millennials Prefer the Burbs over the City?

When I first saw this information my immediate reaction was one of disbelief. I mean in a place like San Francisco you see so many young people; Millennials. The idea that this group of people would prefer to live in the suburbs and in rural areas versus the city just seemed silly. Then, I took a moment to reflect about this. Why would this be happening?

Well, it turns out that a lot of the Millennial group is looking for larger space and, for some, a more simplistic way of life. They want places with more bedrooms and a larger amount of space to call home. Maybe they’re planning on a family or would like a separate room for an office and a guest room for friends and family to visit. Let us not forget that the price of real estate in places like San Francisco and the Bay Area are hitting all-time highs and many Millennials may just not be ready for the high price tags associated with buying here.

Whatever the reason, Millennials, according to CAR and the National Association of Home Builders, are changing their minds about city living and choosing to live elsewhere.

Any thoughts on the matter?

Gabriel Rojas is a top-producing Realtor in San Francisco and Oakland. He can be reached at gabriel@climbsf.com or 415-562-6999.

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