Do you remember the 2014 Oscars telecast? Probably not, but there was a moment that anyone who saw it won’t forget:
It was when Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres (as a gag) brought a pizza delivery guy on stage in the middle of the awards ceremony to serve pizza to Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford and other celebs who were important enough to have front row seats at Hollywood’s biggest event.
For three minutes (or over $10 million in national commercial time for the event) Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria – a small Los Angeles pizza chain – got one of the best free commercials to a world-wide audience anyone could imagine. You might expect that business would boom at Big Mama’s & Papa’s for a day or two after the show, and that would be the end of it. But the owners decided to take advantage of their lucky break.
Here is what happened. What lucky break have you taken advantage of? As the article says, timing is everything!
Now is the perfect time for both Buyers and Sellers in Santa Barbara! Looking at the statistics from last month (link below) for our MLS sold, pending and new listings compared to last year, the number of properties in each of these categories has gone up. The good news for buyers is that interest rates are so incredibly low now and many lenders are easing up on restrictions that were put in place back in 2008-2011. It’s a great time to buy and a great time to sell a home or condo in Santa Barbara!
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!