If anyone needs proof that the local real estate market has improved, take our sales record this week as a signal. Rebecca Riskin & Associates will close four escrows this week, a 2012 record for the team. With a flurry of activity over the summer months, the team not only took on more listings but received more offers. All four sales were the team's own listings, while two of the transactions were both buyer and seller represented. Meanwhile, Rebecca Riskin & Associates has had five new listings within the past month, including two pocket listings.