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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Buy first or Sell first

Sell first or buy first; this is for many homeowners the dilemma that they’re are facing. Whether to buy or sell first when you are thinking about moving up, away, to a better school district etc, etc.

There is no right answer. It really depends on your specific circumstances.

Most of my clients and homeowners who were ‘polled’ agree that it makes more sense and is less stressful if you sell your existing home before you buy a new one. The chance for you to get top dollar for your home is more likely if you are not under pressure to sell. You are also in a better position to negotiate when you buy your new home. If you are making an offer contingent on the sale of your home, you often lose negotiating leverage.

Even though no one wants to move twice, it may be well worth it to eliminate the risk of not having the home you select to buy being available. Yes, you will end up with cash in hand and a short term rental situation, however you are more in charge of the process.

If you currently own a home I would be happy to provide you with a home valuation so that you know what your home’s value is in today’s market. When you provide me with some basic information on your home, I’ll be able to give you a price range. That price range will be determined by using the information you provided, to compare your home to properties in your area that have recently sold, and reported in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Or I can provide you with a more precise valuation by briefly visiting your home.

Enjoy your day!

 

Oh by the way, I am never too busy for any of YOUR referrals!

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Paint on your home.

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Paint on your home.

After shopping around for painters for quite some time my wife and I decided on Maxwell’s Restorations. Run by Allen Maxwell, Long Beach (CA) local.

I walked my two White German Shepherds one day and ran in to Allen, painting a home in the neighborhood. Nice guy, not trying to sell me on anything, genuine. After a couple of weeks we met at my home to take a look and get an estimate. He invited me to visit his new work site in Carol Park, the lodes neighborhood in Long Beach. Turns out he’s pretty much painted several homes in this upscale area. All his work looks great so my wife and I decided to sign on the dotted line and have Allen and his company paint our hime.

We couldn’t be more pleased. What a job, even the neighbors and people who drive by tell us it’s a great job.

If you are in need of any trades men and / or women, contact me. I have a whole list.

Enjoy the day!

Robin
Realtor – Keller Williams Realty – Cal DRE 01509977
(562) 233-3724 – http://www.IWantRealEstate.Info