San Ramon Valley Real Estate and Homes For Sale
Carol Sawdey

San Ramon Valley Real Estate and Homes For Sale
Let's find a home you love!

Category: General

Look for these 3 red flags when shopping for a home

Call them “red flags,” or “warning signs” or even “whoa, don’t-buy-this-house” signs, but there are certain symptoms of a sick home that you need to be aware of before you fall in love with a sexy fireplace or a to-die-for backyard. Once you’re smitten, it may be too late. Now, don’t get me wrong, most […]

Should I sell my home as-is?

Ah, the need for speed in a real estate deal – we’re quite familiar with it. From clients who’ve taken a job out of town with an impatient employer to the need to sell a deceased family member’s home, “Should I sell my house as-is” is a common question. There are also the clients who […]

How to Build Family Wealth by 20% over the Next 5 Years

Think you’ve missed out on the opportunity to build housing wealth (otherwise known as home equity) over the next 5 years? Well, it’s time for you to think again! Currently, there is over $90 TRILLION dollars in home equity in the U.S. In fact, according to ReverseMortgageDaily, U.S. home equity has continued to grow consistently […]

It’s Official! We are Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | Drysdale Properties

As of today our clients will get the best tools, technology and services in the industry as well as the yard sign that buyers and sellers want to see!  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was awarded the Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year by the latest Harris Poll Equitrend Study and is also a Harris Poll 3-time […]

Fixing Up Your Home? Where Not To Go Cheap!

As we’ve covered before, remodeling, decorating or repairing your home can go a long way towards getting it sold.  For that matter, it can add value to your property in case you want to sell later – that is, if you don’t choose the wrong places to buy cheap: Windows – Never buy a window based on […]

Iconic “Ferris Bueller” House Finally Sells For…

“Anyone?, Anyone?”  Originally listed in 2009 for $2.3 million, the house finally sold recently for $1.06 million, less than half the original listing price.  Why did it take so long to sell?  Well, could be that the Buyer was going to have to love mid-century Modern eccentricity, be ready for a needed renovation and not mind a […]

4 Tips to Lower Homeowners Insurance for Your Home

With the prices for everything skyrocketing these days, every penny counts.  This includes your homeowner’s insurance costs.  If you’re thinking of buying a home and need homeowner’s insurance, here are a few tips on getting quality insurance for a fair price: Tip #1: Shop Around Ask family and friends about their homeowner’s insurance.  Check the […]

Drone Use Soars In Real Estate  If you have a sprawling property, a great neighborhood, or live in a scenic town or recreational area, what better way to show it off than with a birds-eye view. Aerial photography and video is now available to the most savvy Realtors with the use of drones. “It just shows the landscaping and how the house […]


5SR Matt

“ When we started to seriously look for houses to meet our family's needs, we chose our neighborhood expert, Carol Sawdey. It was a perfect fit for us since we wanted to stay close to our current house/school. As a neighborhood resident, Carol knows the... (more)


I highly recommend Carol to anyone I know looking for a realtor! We put our home on the market at a time of year that wasn’t ideal, but we sold the house the first weekend and received over our asking price, which was for more than any equivalent house in... (more)


I want to thank Carol so much for all of her help and assistance throughout the home searching and purchasing process. I very much appreciated her always keeping me up to date on the latest home listings even while I was living 2,500 miles away and didn’t... (more)

Review Carol Sawdey on