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Hate California?

Hate California?

It seems like everywhere I turn I’m hearing more of how people can’t stand California. Last night I was at a gathering, and a 70 year old gentleman who I had never met, simply said how much he hates everything about California and within a year plans to get out. He...

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Concept of Leverage

Concept of Leverage

Have you ever tried flipping your mattress by YOURSELF? Even if it’s just spinning it, it’s really a TWO PERSON job.Bringing in that extra person is really employing the concept of leverage. It’s a multiplication of power much like you’d use a steel rod to move a huge...

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Put Me In Coach

Put Me In Coach

"Put me in coach, I’m ready to play….today. Got a beat up glove, a homemade bat and a brand new pair of shoes…..Put me in coach, I’m ready to play….today….."What song is that from?Yes, Centerfield. By Dan FogertyAnd what does it remind you of: Opening Day of...

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Reminding You of Higher Priorities

Reminding You of Higher Priorities

I never wanted to be a realtor. About 25 years ago, when I spent 2 years trying to find my current home and watching how realtors treat people, I told my realtor: “The last occupation on the face of the earth I ever do would be your job." So, the only reason why I’ve...

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“Pressure Cooker” in Real Estate

“Pressure Cooker” in Real Estate

I grew up watching my stay-at-home mom fix dinner every night for our family. Her favorite thing to use was a “pressure cooker” because it took the cheaper cut of meats and made them delicious. In other words, it made the tough meats soft.Well, that’s about what’s...

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Do Not Play Favorites

Do Not Play Favorites

On Monday, we closed the single largest transaction in the history of Keller Williams North OC. On Tuesday, we staged a huge home in Yorba Linda inside and out, and yesterday, we staged a small mobile home in Fullerton. In fact I just got back from the finishing...

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What are the two most important things in a house?

What are the two most important things in a house?

Have you ever wondered: What are the two most important things in a house?It’s the two things that distinguish a house from raw land: It’s water and electricity. And those utilities have a positive and a negative side to them. First, positively they are so important...

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Super Bowl and Real Estate

Super Bowl and Real Estate

As we all know, the Super Bowl kick off is coming up in about a week: the Chiefs vs the 49ers. But there’s another kickoff that takes place right after that: the kickoff of the prime real estate buying season. For the last 14 years, inventory starts kicking up and...

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Economist of Choice in Real Estate

Economist of Choice in Real Estate

There’s an axiom in real estate that says “Housing follows the Economy”. I get calls and emails all the time asking: “How’s the market?” and I end up talking mostly about the economy.So, I feel like it’s one of my main responsibilities to keep abreast of every trend...

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The Front Door

The Front Door

How many times have you thought about making changes to your home? Maybe a kitchen remodel. Or one (or all) of your bathrooms need a total makeover? Maybe even changing out your flooring? Well, all of those are good and can add value to your home in substantial ways....

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Protection

Protection

What do you think are the most important facets of a home that influence its value more than any others? Well, after doing thousands of Comparative Market Analyses, and speaking with hundreds of appraisers, it comes down to TWO main things: Schools and Safety. Those...

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Glaciers are Melting in Real Estate

Glaciers are Melting in Real Estate

We’ve all been hearing about melting glaciers around the globe. Some are as large the state of Maine. Well, a similar melting is taking place right now in real estate. For the last 18 months, the market has mostly been frozen, but now the thawing is happening, and...

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