Category Archives: Communities

Let’s Engage in Our Communities ~ Carmel, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Monterey, Salinas


Luis Alejo, Monterey County Supervisor

“Meet Our Elected Officials”

The Women’s Council of Realtors Monterey Peninsula kicked off it’s first meeting of 2017 with an exciting panel of elected officials including a mayor, council members, and a Monterey County Supervisor.  The well attended meeting took place at the Corral de Tierra Country Club and was chaired by Carol Duncan, the WCR Monterey Peninsula 2017 President.  Scott Dick, the MCAR Government Affairs Chair led the panel discussion.

Council member, Dan Albert of Monterey speaking

The panel included left to right, Cynthia Garfield, Pacific Grove Council member; Mayor Steve Dallas of Carmel; Nick Smith, Pacific Grove Council member; Luis Alejo, Monterey County Supervisor; and Dan Albert, Monterey Council member (standing).  Each panelist gave a short talk on the concerns they were dealing with in their cities which was followed by a lively question and answer session. All panelists encouraged everyone to get involved in their communities and spoke how critical it was that realtors be engaged and involved in our cities.

Cynthia Garfield, Pacific Grove Council member

The Women’s Council of Realtors is a national organization with the following mission statement:

“We are a network of successful REALTORS®, advancing women
as professionals and leaders in business, the industry and the communities we serve.”

WCR was founded in 1938 and has grown to 12,500 members with 252 local networks all over the country.  It was my honor to be the Charter President of our Monterey Peninsula network which began in October 2001.  Since then we have had many great realtor leaders who have grown the organization into an amazing network that brings education, leadership skills and camaraderie to its members.

Camaraderie is big part of WCR Pictured from left to right Lori Jabukowski, Molly McGee, Michele Henderson, and Susan Clark. All but Michele are past presidents of WCR Monterey Peninsula

We also hold fundraisers and donate to local charities.  Many of our presidents have gone on to serve as presidents of the Monterey County Association of Realtors and hold state and national positions.  If you are a local realtor and are not currently a member,  I can only ask, “Why not”.

Havana Nights

SAVE THE DATE  WCR Monterey Peninsula will hold its annual fundraiser September 13, 2017.  It will be one of our famous fashion shows with the theme of Havana Nights and will be a luncheon at Inn at Spanish Bay.  There are opportunities to be a sponsor or to donate a Silent Auction Item. (Sorry this poster is a bit crinkled but I hope you can get the idea).  It is going to be a HOT fashion show so don’t miss out!

For more information about WCR or the fashion show give me a call or email me at

It’s Like Being On A Perennial Vacation? Living the Monterey Peninsula Lifestyle

Living the Monterey Peninsula Lifestyle

Late lunch on Schooner's deck at the Monterey Plaza hotel
Late lunch on Schooner’s deck at the Monterey Plaza hotel

My husband and I moved down here from San Francisco 17 years ago and ever since then, it’s been like we’ve been on a perennial vacation!  What ‘s great is you don’t have to put aside a whole week to get away somewhere to become refreshed, relaxed, and replenished – all you need is a few hours!  It was our dream to move here for years.  Whether you live in Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, or Monterey.  Natural beauty and “vacation living” is close by and lots of time spur of the moment!

Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay

For instance leaving work this afternoon on a warm, sunny, beautiful afternoon about 1:00pm,  I decided to give my other half a call.  Being very hungry and about to go grab a sandwich at the 5th Avenue Deli in Carmel, I thought my hubby might still be available for lunch.  As it turned out he was just heading home from a round of golf and was delighted to contemplate a lovely Friday afternoon meal at Schooner’s which I suggested would be a great way to end the week.  (Of course, as a realtor, my week never really ends and I will be working both Saturday and Sunday- which is the reason I need to constantly sprinkle in “vacation time” when I can get it!)

Susan Clark, enjoying the views of Monterey Bay
Susan Clark, enjoying the views of Monterey Bay

My point is – we had an amazing afternoon bathed in sunshine and  dining on seafood while scanning the bay for otters, kayaks, and cormorants.  Most people would have to drive for hours to get an enjoyable afternoon like this – we only had to drive about 12 blocks from our home.

Allan Freidson delighted in the sea air!
Allan Freidson delighted in the sea air!

For Allan our lunch was his “19th Hole” having just finished a round of golf.  For me it was a nice reward for completing work and errands.   I was able to spend the morning getting ads created, preparation for a listing presentation, calls to clients made, and getting prepared for my weekend open houses.  I even had time to run by Pac Rep to return my Centennial parade costume!

If you don’t live here and are reading this, consider living in this amazing place.  We certainly have never been sorry to have settled in God’s country on the Monterey Peninsula.

Dreaming of living here on the Monterey Peninsula?  Share your dream on where others have shared theirs.  I promise your dream will come true!

100 Reasons for Loving Living In Carmel!

100 Reasons for Loving Living in Carmel

The Carmel Centennial Celebration, October 29th

In honor of the Carmel Centennial Celebration Alain Pinel Realtors offers 100 reasons for Loving Living In Carmel.  What are your reasons for loving Carmel, what do you think is special about living in this magical place?  Let me know what your thoughts are.

If you don’t live on the Monterey Peninsula but are dreaming of living here, share your dream on the following web site.  I promise if you do . . .  your dream will come true!

                               Every client has a story . . .

            Let’s find your happy ending!

Call me . . .

Susan Clark 831-320-6801
Susan Clark 831-320-6801


Carmel’s Rockin’ Farmer’s Market Today ~ Carmel-by-the-Sea


Today Carmel’s Farmers Market rocked out to the tunes of Nik Borotolussi & Friends from 11:00am on!


 What could be better than buying strawberries to the sounds of “Sweet Georgia Brown“!


 The crowd enjoyed the music while they shopped.


Look at these gorgeous, mouth-watering organic strawberries.


 Or how about some luscious apples or grapes?


 Flowers were there in abundance as well.


Exotic orchids  and  other  flowers begging to be brought home to create a lovely bouquet for the dinner table.


 The Carmel Farmer’s Market takes place every Thursday morning on Sixth Street between Junipero and Mission Street a block away from our office.


Thinking of buying a house along with your broccoli?  Stop by and say hello.  Would love to help you find your dream home.

Susan Clark, Realtor®
Susan Clark, Realtor®

Alain Pinel Realtors on Junipero between 5th & 6th.

Give Susan a call at 831-320-6801