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Real Estate Appraiser - Donovan Group Realty
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MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET YOU   About once a month we walk our neighborhood with something to pass out to the residents. We've come up with some neat ideas that give the people in our farm area a chance to meet us, get to know what we're about, and hopefully come to consider us as their go to re...
05/10/2011
Can Our Mortgage Be Saved By Squatters Who Are Not Paying Their Mortgage Payments??? The last few years have been interesting to say the least, We've all seen home values deflate, unemployment increase, and investments devalued. And once that is done, it starts all over again in a vicious cycle. ...
05/09/2011
  Friends May Come And Go But Family Is Forever  A few weeks ago I took the kids down to San Pedro to visit the Sea Lion Rehabilitiation Center at Fort MacArthur (More on that later). Fort MacArthur has a lot of interesting things to explore and an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina I...
05/09/2011
A Swarm Of Bees In May Is Worth a Load Of Hay   This is a line from an old English poem that serves as a reminder for harvesting times. Well the time has come for us to do some harvesting, of buyers and sellers! Between our clients, buyer and seller leads, and our new lead capture systems being i...
05/07/2011
  Today was volunteer lunch duty day at my daughter's school. This is her first year at this school so I still have not met most of the parents of other kids.   I like to try to meet as many of the parents as I can when these opportunities come up. It always helps to know more families there at s...
05/04/2011
  We've all heard the cliches about real estate agents not earning their commission, how they barely work or just unlock doors to let people into homes. The truth is that I even perpetuated some of those stereotypes as a young and inexperienced appraiser! When I started as an appraiser my boss w...
05/03/2011
As many of you know, I am working towards my broker license (should be ready for the test this month!) and as part of my growth and learning I have been working with great broker to learn the trade. One of the more important areas of instruction has been in marketing homes and the brokerage. Toda...
05/02/2011
Good Evening All!     For those who have not read my blog before, I want to let you know a bit about me and why I'm here. Ive spent the last 8 years as a real estate appraiser in CA and have enjoyed the highs and lows of that side of the real estate industry.   In the last year, due to the changi...
05/01/2011
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Our work last year in the yard looks like it will have a nice payoff soon. We've planted quite a bit in the planters around the yard where the kids and dog can't get to them. Now we're seeing a nice crop of blueberries, strawberries and other berries blooming and hopefully all fruiting! Blueberry...
03/09/2011
Over the last few years our own government has reached deeply into the real estate industry and pulled out all the stops. Unfortunately, several of these moves have made our businesses much more difficult to run, if not entirely removed some of our ability to conduct business (HVCC, HUD/FHA Appra...
03/09/2011
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