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 RealtorĀ® 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

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Should I start blogging again?

I don’t know why, but I always forget about this blogging thing. Facebook is so readily available to post things that I think are funny, cool, helpful, profound or just need to be posted so I remember them for later.

Blogging is more writing a story and I feel that as a realtorĀ® I am expected to throw out real estate stuff. But I don’t always want to.

This morning I walked our two German Shepherds, it was still cool and pleasant. So we took the longer route which they know by heart. I don’t have to guide them around the next turn, off the sidewalk to cross the street so that we don’t run into the barking dog behind the fence. The dog that is so frustrated because the three of us are out and about and it, is never getting out.

For the next couple of minutes I will try to collect my thoughts and write a short ‘speech’ that I have to do tomorrow evening at a round table mixer thing where I sponsored the pizza and drinks. I may have forgotten to stipulate that there should also be some real drinks..

Oh well…

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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Good news and better news.

Good news is what I want my blog to start with. I’ve had another blog which is still live but this one will be more geared to Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill and surrounding areas.

The good news is that home values have gone up in the last year. A recent market update shows that in the city of Long Beach, the median home prices have gone up 23%. Up to $390,000 (from $317,000)

So for all the new home buying peeps out there, equity is probably building steady, and that’s a good thing. Another good thing for people thinking of selling their home, the home inventory is really low. about 1.4 months’ worth. What that means to you? There is little competition on the market which means that there will be a lot of buyer eyes on your home. The more eyes, the better chance you sell your home quickly.

As a full time REALTOR it is easy for me to narrow these numbers down to your specific neighborhood. Call, text or email me today for more info.

Robin Auwerda
REALTOR
Keller Williams REalty
Ca Dre: 01509977
562.233.3724