Kafe Neo in Long Beach

The other day I had breakfast with the delightful Sally Doherty at Kafe Neo.

Great excuse for another “Robin’s Local Minute“.

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Robin Auwerda

Realtor® – Keller Williams Coastal Properties – 6621 E. Pacific Coast Highway #150 Long Beach, Ca 90803 – bre:01509977 – (562) 233.3724 – RobinAuwerda@gmail.com

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Pets and real estate.

Sometimes I find myself in the dog house. You’d think I would dread being in it but I’ve got to tell you, being in the dog house gives me an opportunity to really bond with our two German Shepherds.in our back yard, my wife and I installed a dog house for two. It’s big enough to comfortly house our 100 Lbs and 80 Lbs pooches, with room to spare for me on the days that I did something wrong…

To be honest though, more and more households own a pet. Not too long ago I read somewhere that 65% of households own a pet. That’s 79 million households! When I grew up, the pet, dogs especially were, well, just a dog. Nowadays most pets are considered full-blown family members by their owners. And that’s a good thing in my opinion.

It also helps when selling your home. When staging a home, it is a good idea to put a dog bowl (empty) in the kitchen, or a dog bed on the patio. Potential buyers will think that the home is pet friendly and appreciate that you are a dog lover. Making sure the home doesn’t smell like dog or cat and doesn’t have dog hair everywhere is very important of course.

The same goes for condominium complexes, you’d be surprised how many are pet friendly, whether the complex allows a cat, a goldfish or a dog, pet owners are focussed on the pet friendliness of a home and the city they will live in.

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Check out me new website at www.FindRobinOnline.com and let me know what you think.

Robin Auwerda

Realtor® – Keller Williams Coastal Properties – 6621 E. Pacific Coast Highway #150 Long Beach, Ca 90803 – are:01509977 – (562) 233.3724 – RobinAuwerda@gmail.com

Monday, Funday

I am amazed by the number of people who keep me in mind when they hear someone expressing a real estate need. Monday morning a FB chat screen opens and instantly I am being introduced by a dear Long Beach friend to a friend of hers with what will turn out to be a Real(ly..?) Estate question that has so many moving parts it will make the lazy Susan in your kitchen look like a timid carnival ride.

After the pleasantries were out of the way, my friend says; “see y’all later my work her is done.” and my new best friend and I connect via phone later that morning. It is always fun to have a real estate puzzle in front of me and work on bringing all the pieces together. After hearing the whole story we decided to name this file “I can’t believe the $h!t I just heard.” and publish a book later.

Long story short, a probate attorney will be involved as well as my wonderful Realtor® friend who knows probates inside and out.

So, if you want to read a cool book, it’ll be published soon enough, if you need help with a probate sale, call me, and if you hear someone with a real estate need, hit me up.

I appreciate the opportunity that is around every corner!

Robin

Why use Robin for your next home buying or selling adventure? Because you need an advocate in the real estate market!

http://www.562HomeGuy.com

http://www.RobinAuwerda.com

Twitter: @robinauwerda

Instagram: @MrAuwerda

Facebook: /AUWERDA

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.comin/auwerda

(562) 233.3724

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What are you looking for???

One statistic is that home owners nowadays stay in their homes for about 5-7 years. Then the itch starts to, well, … itch…

A larger home is the next step. Growing family, baby one has arrived and (for some reason) baby number two is really not that much of a stretch. I am not a parent of humans, so I cannot be taken seriously, although, two german shepherds feels like two toddlers at times.

For the longest time, recession included, homeowners were not able to sell their home, use the proceeds, and buy their move up home. In the current economical landscape, and real estate market however, opportunities are plentiful and doors are opening left and right.

Due to the still incredibly low interest rates (yep, they are low, google the stats) there are more buyers than sellers. A seller’s market is still going on. Put your home on the market at a competitive price point, market the heck out of it and you have a good chance that you will be playing ‘poker’ with several buyers, increasing the purchase price and better the terms of the contract. I am here to help you with that process.

One of my listings, still in escrow, in Torrance is in escrow with an accepted offer well above the current market values. Stretching the market to new heights.

Are you ready to find out what is possible for you? Call or text me today. I’d love to help you or anyone you refer to me.

Robin

Why use Robin for your next home buying or selling adventure? Because you need an advocate in the real estate market!

www.562HomeGuy.com

http://www.RobinAuwerda.com

Twitter: @robinauwerda

Instagram: @MrAuwerda

Facebook: /AUWERDA

Linkedin: www.linkedin.comin/auwerda

(562) 233.3724

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How to be Dog Friendly

Is it just me or are dogs, cats, birds and the like always the winners when it comes to views, clicks, comments etc on social media?

Sometimes when I post a very important or prudent item on real estate, no one seems to care. When I wrap a little bit of “pet” around it, all of a sudden a gazillion people seem to like the post.

Makes me wonder of I should use our two German Shepherd, Eland and Maaike to drum up some business. Actually, without thinking about it, they have already. I just should use them more in to the open.

What would you like to see in regards to pet friendly posts?

Let me know.

Have a great day with your pet wherever you are.

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Long Beach Local Business Mixer

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Long Beach Local Business Mixer

If you are a business owner in the Long Beach area, let me know. You are invited to my bi-monthly business mixer.

I call it a biz mixer because i want to mix things up. Starting this mixer myself has been a wonderful opportunity to meet interesting, smart and funny business owners and their family and friends. It’s an easy going group of entrepreneurs who like to mix it up with like minded people.

Every other month we meet at a local restaurant or pub. For more info, text, email or call me and you’re able to attend.

See you soon!

Robin
562-233-3724