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Tricia Soliz and Michael Hall Deliver Extraordinary Results in Mercury News Story

Tricia Soliz and Michael Hall The median price for single-family homes in the Bay Area set yet another record last month, reaching $755,000. But even as the price tag went up, the number of sales went down, reflecting what by now is an all-too-common refrain in the region’s housing story: high cost, low supply. “People are struggling to afford a home, and not finding it,” ...more

Isabel Allende Lists Marin Estate with Pacific Union

Author Isabel Allende Lists Her Own ‘House of the Spirits’ with Pacific Union real estate professional Whitney Rich. The best-selling author’s former home at 92 Fernwood Drive sprawls across two acres. The residence was custom-built in 2001 for the Chilean author and is called “The House of the Spirits,” hearkening back to a tradition in Venezuela of naming houses. The novelist wrote 11 books in ...more

Tracy McLaughlin Ranked 39th in the Nation by REAL Trends

A handful of Marin County real estate professionals have been named to The Thousand List by REAL Trends, which honors America’s top 1,000 realty agents and teams. Tracy McLaughlin, of Pacific Union International in Ross, ranked No. 39 on the top 250 individual agents by volume, with $163.9 million in sales. Also of Pacific Union International, Shana Rohde-Lynch, of the Belvedere offices, ranked No. 121. ...more

Hillary Marino Featured in San Francisco Chronicle Sound Off

Hillary Marino, Luxury Property Professional Drones play a key role in marketing country properties digitally online, as they capture beautiful and informative photography and video, allowing buyers to understand the attributes of the property remotely. Many buyers of country property are seeking a second home and often research areas online before scheduling a property tour of the area with a agent. The perspective one can ...more

Eleven Pacific Union Real Estate Professionals Named to REAL Trends Top 250 in the US for 2015 Sales Achievements

Underscores Pacific Union International’s Ranking of 9th in the U.S. with 2015 Sales Volume of $8.22 Billion. San Francisco, June 28, 2016 –Eleven real estate professionals at Pacific Union International have been ranked among the most productive in the United States, a testament to the firm’s commitment to recruiting and retaining Northern California’s top performers. REAL Trends Annual The Thousand list ranks the top 250 real ...more

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Jeff Schween for The Press Democrat – There Is No Game Eight

There Is No Game Eight As the close of a season that saw in-numerous NBA records set by the Golden State Warriors you can only imagine the bittersweet taste of knowing there is not another game to play. Having set new dimensions for how the game can be won, in the end that’s all there was – no second title, no trophy, just a feeling ...more

SF Biz Times Welcomes Selma Hepp, Pacific Union Chief Economist as Guest Editor

Selma Hepp, Pacific Union Chief Economist The bottom line is the imbalance in housing supply and demand. In California, production of new housing has not kept pace with demand for at least the last 25 years. A report by the state’s Legislative Analyst (LAO) estimates that California has been undersupplied with new homes by an average 100,000 each year since 1980. Download the PDF here ...more

Pacific Union to Sponsor Leukemia & Lymphoma Regatta

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Greater Bay Area Chapter will be hosting its Pacific Union Leukemia Cup Regatta on October 22-23, 2016 at The San Francisco Yacht Club (SFYC) in Belvedere, Calif. The Leukemia Cup Regatta VIP Dinner will take place on October 22 with special guest speaker Ethan Zohn, former American professional soccer player, CBS Survivor: Africa winner, blood cancer survivor and philanthropist. ...more