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Tired of Potholes? Sonoma County has an Answer!

SoCo Report It AppNew App Let’s You Report Potholes for Repair!

It’s Spring and the potholes are in full bloom. But now you don’t have to resign yourself to dodging them while wondering when the powers that be will finally get around to filling them because “There’s an app for that!” It is called SoCo Report It. It is available for iPhone or Android. Users report that the potholes are usually filled within a week.

And that is not all it is good for. You can send in:

  • Signs that are hidden by vegetation
  • Erosion
  • Plugged Culverts
  • Graffiti
  • Illegal dumps
  • Overgrown vegetation
  • Traffic signals that are out of order
  • Streetlights that are out
  • Trash

Here is how it works once you’ve downloaded the app:

  1. Open the app
  2. Hit the “New Request” button
  3. Select a category
  4. Enter an address, or location
  5. Take a picture of what you’re reporting
  6. Hit “Submit”

That’s it! You can go on your way. The system will notify you when the problem has been addressed if you request it to do so, but your part is done.

How cool is Sonoma County for developing this? Pretty cool! But there’s some who prefer potholes as a creative outlet.

Sonoma County potholes

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Awesome Neighborhood Market Report!

Screen Shot 2017-04-06 at 12.21.03 PMThe 2017 market is off to a roaring start!

Demand has increased significantly for Sonoma County and the prices are jumping up. This combined with long years of low inventory have buyers determined to put their best foot forward in order not to lose their bid on the property they want.

Your house is important. Whether you’re buying, selling, or staying put shouldn’t you keep up with the market? What if being informed was easy? What if it was hyper-local to your neighborhood, so you didn’t have to sift through all the houses in town to see what was going to affect your home? What if you knew just how far off the “Zestimate” was from the market value?

Well, enter the new Coldwell Banker Market Report! It comes to you. You can get it sent once a week or once per month. The report is highly interactive and it provides everything you need to know to be well-informed:

  • Which homes are Active, which ones have Pending sales
  • What has Sold in the last 6 months
  • Asking price vs. Sold price
  • Average number of days on the market
  • Trend graphs showing the movement of your market over the last several months
  • What the market “Heat” is
  • All of the listing information and pictures for each home with just a click

Try it! I really think this is one of the best things Coldwell Banker has put together. But, if you try it and don’t care for it, you can unsubscribe at any time by going to the bottom of the report and hitting unsubscribe.

Try it now…