Thursday, April 20, 2017

Springing Ahead

This week we are posting the Spring Buyers Guide. The Guide is filled with lots of great information on processes and market conditions.  Have a look.




Friday, April 7, 2017

You’ve Been Benched!

Welcome to Friday Photos again.  The attached bench photos give a whole new meaning to the term “Being Benched”.  I hope you enjoy these photos.



Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Has Sprung

The spring real estate selling season is on its way.  With it comes low inventory, and an increase in interest rates.  So what does this mean for you as a potential seller?  The Spring Sellers Guide will help answer many questions and give you the knowledge you need to make wise decisions regarding a sale of your property.


Thanks you for taking the time to have a look - click here for the full report

Larry Smyth


Farrell Smyth, Inc. 


Friday, March 17, 2017

How Safe is Your Bank?

I am currently serving on the Rabobank Community Advisory Committee for our local area.  At a recent meeting the question came up of “Bank Safety”.  As a follow up to the meeting the CFO send me the attached article listing the 50 safest banks in the world. Click here for the full article. As you can see Rabobank, which is based in the Netherlands, is ranked #14.  Rabobank started as an agriculture co-op bank in Holland and has expanded into the U.S.

Rabobank purchased Mid-State Bank, our local regional bank in California a few years ago.  We were very happy to see the high ranking for Rabobank as the transition took place.   

It is interesting to note that the highest ranked U.S. Based bank, AgriBank, is also an agricultural based bank as well. We love those farmers.  Keep those crops growing.


Larry D. Smyth



Farrell Smyth, Inc.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Becoming Epic

Today I am reposting a blog from my friend Matthew Ferrara.  I have known Matt for many years as a speaker, coach and thinker.  In today’s post, Matt describes a simple act of kindness that became Epic.  I would like to point out that Matt, whether he meant to or not, became Epic in his own way, just by giving simple recognition for a deed well done. 


So what’s the take away?  It does not have to be loud or flashy.  It can (and should) even be kept to yourself, but a simple act to make some ones day, better or important to them, makes you Epic. Give it a try.


Larry Smyth


Farrell Smyth, Inc.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Winter 2017 Sellers Guide

This week the Farrell Smyth BLOG is featuring our Winter Sellers guide.  This guide is loaded with tip that range from preparing your home for sale, to proper pricing and marketing.  We know you will find this guide useful as the winter selling season moves along. Click here to view the sellers guide. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Winter 2017 Buyers Guide

What will 2017 bring to the Real Estate Market? Will this year be a good time to buy?  How will interest rates affect the market?  Will there be a good inventory to choose from?  Take a look at our Winter 2017 Buyers Guide.  The guide is full of tips facts and figures to help you on your way.  Please enjoy. 


Friday, November 18, 2016

Fall Sellers Guide

This week we are posting our “Fall Sellers Guide”.  This is one of our most popular items that we post four times each year.  The “Guide” is loaded with very topical information regarding the current market, interest rates and how they are affecting the market, overall marketing for sellers, home preparation and much more.  Have a look.  You will be pleasantly surprised. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday Photo

Another beautiful San Luis Obispo morning...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Credit Suisse June Survey

The headline from Credit Suisse for June is that Buyer traffic is slowing across the nation.  The same is true for the major California markets as well.  Here are the highlights of the report:


  • Buyer Traffic Slows in June
  • Interest rates remain low
  • Lack of quality inventory
  • Price increases slowed


Please take a look at the complete report, including areas specific to your market.


As always your questions and comments are welcome.


Larry Smyth



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