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A One-Man Mission to Beautify Napa's Old Town

A One-Man Mission to Beautify Napa's Old Town

Joe Brasil inside his most recent project. Image by Lisa James of the Napa Valley Register.   Realtor Joe Brasil describes the newly-restored c. 1868 cottage at 523 Brown Street, in Old Town Napa Valley, as his “beauty.” I’m sure that most realtors feel a certain pride in their listings, but if you spend more […]

Robert Searcy: A Houston Realtor with an Eye for Swank

Robert Searcy: A Houston Realtor with an Eye for Swank

Images of the Glenbrook Valley neighborhood in Houston, courtesy GlenbrookValley.org. Doing what I do, I get to know a LOT of realtors, and let me tell you: very few out there are like Robert Searcy. It was through Robert that I first became aware of Glenbrook Valley, a near-perfectly preserved example of 1950s/60s Americana that […]

CIRCA Loves Real Estate Agent: Gayle Harvey!

CIRCA Loves Real Estate Agent: Gayle Harvey!

Postcard courtesy of Shook Photos. Seriously, how cool is realtor Gayle Harvey? She grew up on an apple & beef operation and — get this — had her own beef & cattle herd before she was out of high school. Now THIS is a woman I want to sell me a farm! Fortunately for those looking, […]

Realtor Spotlight: Julianne McCarthy

Realtor Spotlight: Julianne McCarthy

The brisk fall months always have me dreaming of apple picking, hayrides, and walking through the rustling leaves sipping hot, mulled cider. And where better to partake in such things than in the rolling hills of Vermont? Someday I’ll buy that beautiful old farmhouse and spend my days dreaming away on my sprawling front porch. […]

Realtor Spotlight: Lisa Hassler

Realtor Spotlight: Lisa Hassler

Any real estate agent can talk up the merits of an old house, but how many really practice what they preach? When we learned that Cape Cod realtor Lisa Hassler lives in a 186-year-old house built for sandwich glass factory workers, we knew she would be the perfect subject to kick-off our Realtor Spotlight series. […]