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We discovered Holly at a neighborhood Open House and felt immediately that she would become our agent, based on her forthrightness, enthusiasm, and intelligence. We never regretted that decision as she guided us unfailingly through the sale of our home and the purchase of another. We especially appreciated her willingness to stay in constant communication with us. We recommend her enthusiastically and without reservation.

Carl M.

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Sunday Open Houses

I have found that the best single source for Sunday Open House listings is the Sunday edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. There is a pull-out guide within the Real Estate section, where homes are listed by city, and within the city by price. The online version ( does not have the same listings! Don’t waste your time canvassing individual realty offices or smaller local papers. Just get the Sunday Chronicle and you’re good to go, or email me to get on my weekly distribution list.

Thursday Broker’s Tour

The weekly Broker’s Tour gives Realtors a chance to see properties that are new on the market. But it’s also perfectly fine for you, a Buyer, to visit homes on the Broker’s Tour. It gives you a great jump start on new listings! You just show up at the designated time, tell the hosting agent that Holly Rose sent you, and they will invite you inside to take a look around.

The Thursday Broker’s Tour includes properties from North Oakland through Berkeley, Albany, Kensington, El Cerrito and Richmond. Properties North of University Avenue are generally open 10:00 to 12:00, and properties South of University are generally open 11:00 to 1:00. If you would like me to include you in the tour sheet distribution which I send out every Thursday morning, just drop me an email. And when you visit houses, you are welcome to contact me for further information such as disclosures and reports — or just my opinion.

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