Holly O'Driscoll

A Realtor's Perspective on Reno – Lifestyle, Business, Family

Real Estate Makes People Crazy!

Rational, intelligent people become unreasonable, inflexible deal-killers when buying or selling a home. Why? Because money is emotional, and these days, real estate involves a LOT of money. In northern … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Disappointment at Napa Sonoma South

Saturday’s breakfast date had so much potential at Napa Sonoma South in Reno. If only … Spacious dining area tastefully decorated Cloth napkins wrapped the silverware. Varied menu High expectations … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

Million-dollar Home Sales Spike at Tahoe

Not all homes around or near Lake Tahoe sell for more than $1 million, but many do and activity in that price bracket pushed overall sales in the region up 8 percent for the first quarter of 2016.

Here’s an interesting data point behind the numbers: Sales of homes priced above $1 million jumped 11%, while the number of homes sold that were priced lower dropped 9%!
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April 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

What’s Spring w/o Snow on the Daffodils?

By Holly O’Driscoll Spring has sprung in the Sierra. Cherry trees, flowering Plums bursting with color. Daffodils emerge from their long rest. Temperatures in the mid 60s. Lovely spring weather. … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Buick? Really? What a Surprise …

Alamo at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans was out of the mid-sized car we reserved, so the company bumped us up. The only cars available were “premium” models. … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

Serene Mountain Retreat — New Listing! Price: $3.295M

Relaxed sophistication and timeless craftsmanship fill this 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath mountain retreat in Truckee, CA. Set on 8 level acres in a gated enclave, the 10,040 square-foot home is … Continue reading

January 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Coaching — It’s Not Just for Athletes

Even the best athletes benefit from coaching — having someone analyze their moves and their mindset.  The best want to get better — and realize they need help to improve. … Continue reading

January 9, 2016 · Leave a comment