Blog Archive – June, 2017

Note:  Some of the links below may take you to a blank page with the verbiage, “This is not a valid link.”  These links

have expired from the Ventura MLS and are no longer accessible.  Ojai MLS links are not affected in this way.

Friday, June 30, 2017
10:45 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
If this isn’t art, someone has a serious problem
Thursday, June 29, 2017
4:00 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
11:10 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
Rambo silently awaits your return home from work
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
4:05 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
10:20 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
4:50 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

We’d like to take a moment to formally introduce two of our newest team members, Sheryl Whipple and Robert Perron!  Sheryl and Robert have brought an exciting new energy to the team; we waited a few months to make the announcement to make sure that we all got along professionally and personally.  Let’s just say, our expectations have been met.  The synergy and enthusiasm of the five of us together (especially during team meetings and when the five of us are together previewing new properties) is off the charts!

 

The greatest thing about this team is that our primary goals are aligned with each other’s.   That is, taking care of clients the right way – with honesty and integrity – all the while keeping our client’s long-term needs first and foremost over our own personal aspirations.  Yes, we set personal and team goals, but never at the expense of looking out for the people who trust us to handle their real estate transactions.

 

Sheryl and Robert, it’s great to have you on board!  Here’s to continuing an awesome 2017!

(Click here to see personal biographies for each member of our team.)

– Ray
10:55 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
Meanwhile, in Saskatchewan
Monday, June 26, 2017
3:30 p.m.

– No other changes for today.

– Ray
11:00 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
Who’s more evil? The husband who let her leave the house like this or the person who took the photo?
Sunday, June 25, 2017
11:05 a.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Don’t forget to see today’s open houses.  We’re holding two of our listings open at 12576 MacDonald Drive (12:00 to 3:00) and 391 Avenida Del Recreo (1:30 to 4:30).

– Ray
Saturday, June 24, 2017
11:10 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

The open house list has also been updated.

– Ray
Pic of the Day
Ojai fun pic
The minion of Gozer returns
Friday, June 23, 2017
4:40 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 11215 Creek Road – reduced from $797,000 to $775,000.
  • 2891 Matilija Canyon Road – sale pending.  Congrats to our client/seller, who put their home into escrow today!
  • 418 Drown Avenue – sold for $630,000 (originally listed for $617,000).  Congrats to our client/seller, who closed the sale of their home today!

Have a great weekend; we’ll see you tomorrow with the update open house list.  We’ll also be adding a new Best Buy (one of the properties we saw earlier today).

– Ray
9:00 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  We’re heading out to take a look at four new properties this morning.

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
You know the old saying; don’t sweep your troubles under the lawn.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
3:40 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
10:25 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
Ojai fun pic
Once word got out, dogs as magician’s assistants were hard to come by
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
11:00 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
I’d say there’s a dispute going on here
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
4:00 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
10:20 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic(s) of the Day

Maybe it would be better if your kids stayed at home and played.  Here’s a gallery of the worst playgrounds ever…

Monday, June 19, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
10:00 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
  • 145 N. Ventura Avenue – $729,000.  (This one was on the market a few months ago, selling for $410,000 on 2/22/17.  It’s since been remodeled.)
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai fun pic

Sunday, June 18, 2017

11:20 a.m.

No changes in the market today.

Make sure to check the open house list.  We’ll be holding three of our listings open:

 

  • 391 Avenida Del Recreo / 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Our newest listing features two legal homes on a .92 acre lot.  The values in this neighborhood have been increasing steadily over the last two years, with no end in sight!
  • 12576 MacDonald Drive / 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. – In our opinion, the Best Buy in the Ojai Valley.  A fantastic family home on two acres, in a quiet neighborhood with mountain views abound.
  • 702 Drown Avenue / 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Recently reduced from $649,000 to $599,900, this is a bright and classic home located within easy walking distance to downtown.

Enjoy your Sunday!

– Ray
Saturday, June 17, 2017
10:30 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Take a gander at the updated open house list!

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
The axis tilt begins
Friday, June 16, 2017
4:50 p.m.
There are three new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Have a wonderful weekend!  We’ll have the updated open house list for you tomorrow morning.

– Ray
8:25 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  I’ll be heading out to take a look at four new properties today.  Meanwhile, other members of our team will be showing property and holding our listing at 391 Avenida Del Recreo open from 9:30 to 12:00 this morning.  Come on by and say “Hi!”

 

The four homes I’ll be looking at this morning notwithstanding, I know that there will be at least two new Honorable Mentions named this afternoon.

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
The nuptials with the sink are set for June 24th
Thursday, June 15, 2017
4:25 p.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
9:55 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
Oh, the owner’s name is “Peter Appiled?” No problem, then.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
5:00 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
  • 391 Avenida Del Recreo – $799,000.  This the new listing that we teased about last week.  It’s a spacious home with wood floors and unique corner windows (almost mid-cenutry/modern in feel), located on a large .92 acre parcel with many fruit trees.  It also features a cute guest house.  The main home needs some TLC, but it’s a solid structure and has tons of potential.  We’ll have a sneak preview of it this Friday morning; we will of course remind you!
Changes to the All Listings page:

Have a great evening!

– Ray
10:15 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
What, exactly, is the theme here?
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
5:30 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 249 N. Lomita Avenue – reduced from $714,000 to $699,995.
  • 440 Larmier Avenue – sale pending.  (This is a new listing that was pending before it was entered into the MLS.)
  • 342 N. Arnaz Street – sold for $449,000 (originally listed for $469,000).  Congrats to our client/seller who closed on this sale today!
– Ray
10:20 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
Best landlord ever
Monday, June 12, 2017
9:25 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
Fr — iend / friend. Ch — eese / cheese. Pl — enty / plenty. Yeah!
Sunday, June 11, 2017
11:10 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Remember to take a peek at the open houses today.  Listings we’ll be holding open:  702 Drown Avenue from 1:00 to 4:00, 12576 MacDonald Drive from 12:00 to 3:00, and 12284 Linda Flora Drive from 12:00 to 3:00.

– Ray
Saturday, June 10, 2017
1:05 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
Don’t forget to check out today’s open houses!
– Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate fun pic

Friday, June 9, 2017
2:45 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Have a great weekend; be sure to check in tomorrow to see the updated open house list for Saturday and Sunday!

– Ray
10:20 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  Don’t forget the Ojai Music Festival and the Ojai Wine Festival are both this weekend!

– Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate fun pic

Thursday, June 8, 2017
6:10 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
11:15 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
How adoorable
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
4:55 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
10:20 a.m.
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate fun pic

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
3:10 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Market activity has slowed a bit recently, especially with respect to new listings coming on the market.  We hope to inject some enthusiasm into the marketplace, when we’ll have a new listing coming up next week in the Siete Robles neighborhood in Ojai (east side of town – think “Avenida De La Entrada/Vereda/Del Recreo”).

– Ray
10:35 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 335 Ventura Avenue – this listing has been cancelled.  (Because this was listed only in the Ventura MLS, the MLS link will now show that the listing information is unavailable.)
– Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate fun pic

Monday, June 5, 2017
6:45 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
11:00 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
Pic of the Day
A joy buzzer would totally complete this unique item
Sunday, June 4, 2017
10:10 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Check out today’s open houses!  Two of our listings will be open; 702 Drown Avenue – from 1:30 to 4:30 and 2891 Matilija Canyon Road – from 12:00 to 3:30.

– Ray
Saturday, June 3, 2017
12:50 p.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
  • 925 Cuyama Road – back on the market (had been a pending sale).
  • 12717 Blue Heron Circle – sale pending.
  • 1191 Rancho Drive – sold for $1,850,000 (originally listed for $2,295,000).
  • 1000 Burnham Road – this listing has expired.  (Because this was listed only in the Ventura MLS, the MLS link will now show that the listing information is unavailable.)

The open house list for this weekend has been updated!  You can visit our listing at 702 Drown Avenue today from 12:00 to 3:00.

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai fun pic
Actual listing photo – a stager thought this was a good idea
Friday, June 2, 2017
2:30 p.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

Have a great weekend, everyone!  We’ll see you tomorrow with the updated open house list.

– Ray
8:55 a.m.
There is a new listing on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:

Here’s the list of things to do in Ojai.  Not many new properties came on the market this week, but we’ll be taking a look at 3 of them this morning.

– Ray
Pic of the Day
ojai real estate fun pic
Let me guess…moving day?
Thursday, June 1, 2017
5:00 p.m.
The Ojai Market Update has been completed!
There are two new listings on the market:
Changes to the All Listings page:
– Ray
10:55 a.m.
Changes to the All Listings page:

It’s the first of the month, which means we’ll have the Ojai Market Data update for you later today!

– Ray
Pic of the Day

ojai real estate fun pic