Contest – How Did You Find San Carlos?

In my last blog post I told you how I found San Carlos. I thought it would be fun to turn the tables and hear how you found San Carlos via a contest! Everyone likes a background story so here is your chance to share your story AND win a $50 gift card. Submit your story of how you found San Carlos in 250 words or less to by Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:00PM. The winner will receive a $50 gift card to the San Carlos restaurant of their choice. Winner will be announced on Sunday, November 6th at 5:00PM. I can't wait to read your stories!...

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Upcoming Fun Events on the Peninsula!

Fall is a busy time along the San Francisco peninsula. I've compiled a list of fun events ranging from San Mateo to Redwood City -- so many excellent choices! Dwell Realtors is a Beverage Sponsor for the San Carlos Art & Wine Faire Saturday 10/8 and Sunday 10/9. Come find me pouring wine on Sunday 12:30 to 3:30PM and I'll give you a wine/beer token. Cheers! Click here for my list: Fun Upcoming Events!...

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How I Found San Carlos

In my last post, I had a comment challenge for my first responder to pick my next blog post subject. The winner suggested that I write about how my family & I ended up in San Carlos. You may need a little more background to get the full story. I was born and raised in a beautiful suburb of Los Angeles, Palos Verdes. I stretched my southern California roots a few hours north to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for college. Several of my college roommates were from the bay area and treated me to northern California visits to acquaint myself. I loved the bay area for its...

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New Salad Restaurant Coming to San Carlos!

Our Dwell office is on the southern end of Laurel Street in San Carlos which has experienced recent growth in the past few years with the addition of Trader Joe's and several popular restaurants like Johnston's Saltbox, Three Pigs, and The Office. I'm always looking for healthy dining out options and luckily we have another excellent option coming soon - The Toss! I reached out to The Toss owner, Tracy Everett, a local San Carlos mom to get the scoop. There's something to be said for a woman starting her own business with passion and excitement AND even more so when it is in my town and...

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Interview with the new Arroyo School Principal

This morning I sat down with Marie Crawford, Principal of Arroyo School. Marie graciously answered my questions amidst the flurry of activity to get the new school ready for their ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, August 22nd at 4:00PM and the first day of school on Wednesday, August 24th. Alana: What are you most excited for? Marie: It’s the excitement in general; I have noticed it with all of the children - they are thrilled! They will come by, peek in and I’ll let them know we are still setting up and they’ll yell, “Thank you!” It’s all exciting -- the energy from the kids, the parents, the teachers. To...

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Does the World Need Another Real Estate Blog?

Refreshed and invigorated from attending Inman Connect in San Francisco this week, now is a good time to write an inaugural blog post on my brand new website (Thanks Style Agent)!  For my non-real estate readers, Inman Connect is like TED Talks for the real estate industry. One of my big AH-HA moments from attending Inman Connect this week, was the reminder that my real estate practice is about you, my clients and friends, and not me. I've always known deep down, but I didn't know how to express it. The words kept hitting me and took deep meaning this week. I'll say it again...

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