Monday, August 29, 2011

Welcome to my first real estate blog!

This is my very first blog so I would like to take the time to say hello and introduce myself a little bit. My name is Sunnyview and I have been a regular poster on Zillow since 2007. Although Sunnyview is not the name that my parents gave me, it is the name I happily answer to when it comes to talking about real estate.

I first started posting online as a way to spare my friends and family from my passionate interest in all things real estate. I also felt that it was important to try to provide solid information based on my own experience and informative online resources to help people make better decisions about real estate. During the bubble, many people were lost and were relying on the real estate industry itself for guidance. I am proud to say that I feel that the conversations I have had with people both online and off have helped them to get the raw information they needed to make better decisions.

My interest in real estate is not a passing fancy. I have been involved in many aspects of the real estate business including appraisal, property management, raw land development, investment property and property rehabilitation.  Although I have been contacted many times by people on Zillow wanting more specific information than I could possibly offer in a post, I have shied away from allowing people to contact me directly due to the volume of questions and requests.

I feel now that I can take some time to answer selected questions and provide information in this longer blog format with more detail than would be possible in Zillow Advice. Although I can't promise that I will be able to reply to every question personally, my hope is to build a blog with detailed answers to common or interesting questions complete with any links that might be helpful. So ask away, the coffee it hot, the advice is friendly and Sunnyview's email box is open.... :)