A Southern California Coastal agent's perspective on real estate and other things that interest me! Based in Laguna Beach, Real Estate is my passion.
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Did you miss it? National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day? I know, you're busy, but you have got to take time for the things that really matter in life.....friends, family and of course, National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day. Wishing you and yours a wonderful National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day!
I read about the Internet being a competition for Realtors. I think it's the exact opposite! If used correctly, we can "partner" with this big information source and use it as a pre-qualification tool. What do I mean? Ok, let's think about it.Market Research:Before the Internet, clients had no id...
This is short but sweet! I don't know if Easter is a time to think of our blessings, but I'm doing that today. As I count the things in my life I'm grateful for, Active Rain and its members is high on my list.Happy Easter to everyone and I hope you are able to spend it with those you love.Karen
After You Reach Your Goal! We all know the importance of setting our goals if we are going to achieve them. The best goals are concrete and measurable. "I'm going to be happier" is a tough "goal" to achieve. But "I'm going to spend a day each week at the beach" is attainable.When you have any go...
Will Your Buyer Go Higher? Well I'm not sure, why don't we find out? I know that we all like to get a feel from the other side about response before we commit our own clients, but that's not how it's done. More and more I'm hearing from listing agents asking if there is any room in the offer pri...
How Does Mello Roos Affect Home Buying Beginning in the 2012 tax year, California Taxpayers were no longer able to deduct that portion of their property tax bill labeled "Mello Roos Assessment."To be fair, California tax law has never allowed Mello Roos to be deductible...it's a special assessme...
10 Tips To Becoming The Worst Of The Worst Real Estate Agents Don't try this at home kids....unless you are fully committed to being the best of the worst real estate agents. I'm running into agents who do not know what they are doing! It's as if someone gave them a page telling them how to get p...
Just Listed - Lake Arrowhead, California 3/19/16 Summer's coming! Can't you imagine the morning walk around the lake while sipping your coffee? Maybe a sunset cruise with a nice cold glass of wine? While prices are still low, it's time to head out and find your next home or vacation cabin in Lak...
Just Listed Mission Viejo, California 3/19/16 It's a gloomy morning in Mission Viejo, California. June gloom starting early this year? Yikes! Maybe it's a good day to start that new home search? Let's grab that Latte and head out. Here are the latest listings in Mission Viejo, California. Let me ...
Preparing Fido For Showings? Or Not? Articles abound about how to stage a home or how to develop curb appeal. We know how to prepare our homes for sale, don't we? We make the beds and plant pretty flowers in the front yard. Done!But, how many listings give us detailed information about how to t...