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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I find that many REO agents have one trait in common...they are proud beasts with little time for the rest of us, you know...those who are bringing them the business.Ok....now for the disclaimer..."not all REO agents, I've worked with many who are very, very good at what they do and easy to work...
Do I Make Enough Money To Buy A House In Mission Viejo?Can you afford a house in Mission Viejo? Well the truth is you can’t find that out simply by reading a blog post. But we can talk a bit about the financial side of buying a home so it’s less of a mystery. Lenders start the qualifying process ...
Planes, Trains and Automobiles Ok...no trains, but the rest? Planes and automobiles? Yep! Plenty of them. I'm sitting on an airplane which finally, gratefull, took off. Only a mere 4 hours later than scheduled. Day late and a dollar short!No, really! I missed my connection in Denver last night, ...
The problem with family traditions is that eventually those darn kids claim your school. Oh well, I did it to my parents also when I went to their school. Some pictures of a school that has looked the same since my parents were students here in the 50s. It was my turn and now my kids....at least ...
Parents weekend with my kiddo. Can't believe he's a sophomore already. Yes, this is the great love his favorite teacher has for him. Not to worry, no students were harmed in the process of this dinner. Beautiful spring weather today in St. Louis (actually across the River in Illinois). Lilacs are...
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...