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Adversity Builds Character-My Wife Suffered a Miscarriage   What is Your Response? (Be Honest) Just in general, when things do not go our way...do we pout and quit, do we complain and blame others, do we lash out, do we hide so others do not see our pain?   CHOOSE Your Response: Some do and some ...
05/20/2010
Another Way to AVOID a slump: Right Crowd, Right Thinking In our business, it truly helps to be the eternal optimist. I told a friend of mine one time "if I was not so naive in the beginning of my career, I would have never put in the time that it took to actually become successful."   If I had s...
05/19/2010
This is a friendly reminder to my fellow California Realtors: When sending offers, do NOT forget to use the new RPA contract. I (personally) do not care if you use the old or the new. However, some brokers (like mine) want to use the new contracts now. It is what it is. I actually had to resend o...
05/16/2010
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LA RainCamp Gems I am currently at the Active Rain Camp here in Los Angeles. One comment that I heard about this camp is that it is like "drinking water out of a fire hydrant." Very True! Here are 5 quick tips that Ben Kinney (from Keller Williams in Bellingham, Washington) made 5 tips to make su...
05/15/2010
10 Tips for Pricing Your Home to Create Buyer Urgency by Mark Velasco at SanGabrielValleyHomeSearch.com  101 Tips to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar (Part 3 of 11)   Initial selling price is the MOST important factor in getting your home sold quickly and for top dollar.   This will determine how ma...
05/11/2010
10 Benefits of a Great Sale Price: Lots of Offers/Leverage by Mark Velasco at SanGabrielValleyHomeSearch.com  101 Tips to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar (Part 2 of 11)   Price is THE most critical factor in getting a home sold quickly and for the highest amount. 2. A home that is correctly priced ...
05/10/2010
Intro-101 Tips to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar by Mark Velasco at SanGabrielValleyHomeSearch.com 101 Tips to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar (Part 1 of 11)   Imagine that we are auctioning off a $20 dollar bill -Would we ever start the bidding at $25, $30, or even $40? -Would anyone ever show up? ...
05/09/2010
101 Tips to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar (Part 1 of 11) Imagine that we are auctioning off a $20 dollar bill -Would we ever start the bidding at $25, $30, or even $40? -Would anyone ever show up? -Would anyone even place a bid? -How would you find your starting price?   $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$...
05/09/2010
After 3 months of trying, we just found out that my wife is pregnant! I am sooo excited and happy. I have heard of couples trying for years! That really had me thinking. I am ready and excited to be a father. Any advice for a new daddy? If you know of clients who may need some help in the So Cali...
05/07/2010
I recently reminded all of the people in my Buyer's database that this week will result in $18,000 worth of rebates for Californians. $8,000 for the Federal (which ends this Fri) and the state $10,000 credit payable over the next 3 years. Result: A sale every day for the last 5 or 6 days and coun...
04/27/2010
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