Spring break inspiration and remembering my 'why.'

With Spring Break coming up for 2 out of the 3 local school districts, I thought I'd try something a little different for this month's newsletter and showcase some local attractions for our Fairfield area dwellers. So without further ado, here's some last-minute inspiration for Spring break activities that are within a reasonable driving distance from Fairfield: 

  1. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Celebrate the magic of Easter weekend on April 15 and 16. Already have plans that weekend? The park will be open daily with special hours from March 31 thru April 23 for a fun and exciting Spring Break!
  2. Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival: One of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and biggest on the West coast. This year’s Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9 and April 15-16, 2017.
  3. Hamilton: The Musical: Hamilton has finally made it to the bay area, but one ticket can cost an arm and a leg. Click here to find out how you can enter the Hamilton lottery, which offers 44 tickets a performance for just $10 each.
  4. Hop on Board the Sacramento River Train:  An unforgettable springtime experience that’s sure to please young and old, alike! Enjoy an Easter egg hunt, a ride on the rails, kid-friendly activities and a visit from that special, fluffy hare himself – the Easter Bunny! This 2.5-hour experience departs from our West Sacramento location the first three weekends in April! Click here for details.
  5. Take a balloon ride or the wine train in Napa Valley!
  6. Go on a foodie adventure in San Francisco!

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Market Update

Since this month's newsletter is being published before CAR's March statistics are out, I've provided February's stats below and will post the March stats to my Facebook page when all the numbers are out. You can find me on Facebook here.

Solano County Trends - February 2017

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California Trends - February 2017


One Last Thing

If you don't already follow me on Instagram, I thought I'd share with you my #fridayintroductions post as a way to introduce (or re-introduce!) myself to those of you who are new subscribers to my newsletter. Thanks so much for considering me worthy enough for your inbox :)

Happy Friday! For those of you who are new here: Hello and welcome! My name is Michelle Perez and I'm a real estate agent here in sunny Fairfield, a northern California suburb about an hour east of San Francisco. THANK YOU for being a follower, client, supporter, friend or all of the above :) Since it's Friday, I thought I'd hop aboard the #fridayintroductions train and take a moment to introduce myself.
When I decided to venture into the world of real estate, it was 2001 and my position as a recruiter had just become one of the casualties of the dotcom bubble. At the time, my husband John and I had 3 kids ages 9, 12, and 14, and we were in the process of re-financing our home in Fairfield. It was definitely a time when a stable job with benefits and a steady income would have made more sense, but having already lived that daily grind of commuting to San Francisco at the crack of dawn only to get back home after my kids were asleep -- I was over it and didn't want to go back.
My decision to become a real estate agent wasn't one that was made lightly. It's risky being self-employed, knowing that at the end of the day, the buck stops with you. But looking back at that season, I have the clearest memory of my kids and how in just a few short years, they would all be grown and have lives of their own. And I didn't want to waste what time I did have with them on the road and working ungodly hours. I wanted to be the mom that could walk her kids to school and be there when her kids got home.
And I so I took the leap into being my own boss and setting my own hours. And on top of that, I'm able to help others chase their dreams. 
So what about you? What's your why? Why do you do what you do?