Beating the Competition -301 Gloria, Pleasant Hill


I know you’ve been eagerly anticipating round 2 of my foray back into blogging.  The wait is over…here’s a quick story.

I represented buyers over this past summer who had been looking for a LONG time.  Started out searching in the Oakland/Berkeley area and eventually (because of the crazy competition) made their way a little farther into the East Bay into Pleasant Hill.  After scouring the market I got a call/email from Mrs. Buyer telling me that they had found THE house.  At this point they had lost out on quite a few properties and they were, for lack of a better term,  in “Screw It” mode.  They loved this house and were willing to do what it took to get it.  More often than not it comes down to the bottom line for sellers when poring over offers but terms can be just as important on these deals.

Knowing competition would be stiff we went in strong with an offer significantly over asking price, shortened all of our contingency periods*, offered a rent back period for sellers*, and sent in a clean offer.  The sellers ended up getting 15 offers on the property!  Even with 15 offers, they went with us.  I’d love to tell you that it was all perfect business sense but in reality there was a little luck on the table with this one as well…but with that many offers, you’ll take any advantage you can get.

*If you’d like a clear concise explanation of contingency periods and rent backs comment on FB or send me an email!  Would be glad to walk you through them.

Sold in June 2017 for $856,000

301 Gloria Drive, Pleasant Hill

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The Marketing Issue -New Blog


Today I am going to do something that I haven’t done in a while…post a blog.  Yes, many people post blogs and frankly, unless you are a celebrity/internet famous, most of them don’t get read.  Such will be the case with this entry, I’m sure.

One of the things, I have always (and probably will always) struggle with, is making sure to market myself.  I have wonderful clients and a lot of my business comes from referrals (thank you friends!) but I get so focused on the referrals and the deals at hand, that I forget to do the simple task of reminding people that I am here and that I’m a real estate agent. I have started to work on getting systems in place so that I do a better job of weekly tasks to make sure that I stay relevant on social media. In that vein, I have decided to try to at least post SOMETHING once every few weeks.  It might be a short comment on the market…could be a JUST SOLD…could just be a quick note to say,  “Hi.”

“But Conor, you’ve said this to us before!”  Yes, I know I have a boatload of loyal Facebook/Blog followers who remember everything that I’ve said in the past.  For those of you who remember me trying to do a better job of this last year…well, I’m trying again.  For those of you who can’t remember…this is my first time attempting to be better at this, I promise. 😉

In reality, I know what you really want…pictures….pictures of houses.  Without further ado…here is a home I sold at the beginning of this year.  I represented some wonderful buyers and went up against 3 other offers and my buyers got the home.  It was a smooth transaction on all sides and I couldn’t be happier for them.

3 Courtney Lane, Danville

Sold for $1,500,000

Custom rebuild in 2008 and high end finishes throughout from granite, to hardwood and stainless steel appliances.

5 Beds

3 Baths

3463 Sq Feet

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SOLD in Livermore

**Update** Sold for $925,000!!


2060 Mercury Road Livermore 94550


Livermore Beauty!


**Open House Saturday 2/6/16 from 1-4pm**


Don’t miss this Three Fountains Rancher. An expanded Gardenia Model built in 1971 with updates throughout! Step into the light and bright kitchen with granite counters, cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Kitchen island overlooks the family room area to create a desired open feel. Office/5th bedroom immediately off the family room area and looking out into the spacious backyard with hot tub (with gazebo,) grass, patio area and storage shed.


Walk down the hall to the remaining 4 bedrooms and updated hall bath. Master bedroom with walk in closet, skylights and slider that opens to the yard.


Located in one of Livermore’s most desirable neighborhoods with top rated schools and less than 3 miles to cute and bustling Downtown Livermore.


Don’t pass this buy!


Home Details:


  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • Built in 1971
  • 2,296 Sq Ft
  • 10,000 Sq Ft Lot
  • Smith Elementary, Mendenhall Middle, and Granada High School (


Offered at $879,000


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Just Listed!! Carriage Square In Walnut Creek

Carriage Square Beauty!



Don’t miss this charming Walnut Creek home! Located on a quiet street in Carriage Square and close to shopping and Pleasant Hill Bart. Light and bright and filled with upgrades. Hardwood floors (installed in 2013) lead you into the completely updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops and custom cabinetry. Walk into a spacious backyard filled with fruit trees (lemon, orange, pomegranate, fig, apricot, plum,) sparkling pool and sport court!


Newer paint inside and out and carpet (May 2015) help make this home move-in ready!


Home Details:


4 Bedrooms

2.5 Baths

2058 Sq. Ft.

Built in 1963

9520 Sq. Ft. Lot


2070 Gill Port Lane

Walnut Creek, CA 94598


Offered at $815,000


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