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“.


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 – bre:01509977 – (562) 233.3724 – RobinAuwerda@gmail.com


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.


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

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.


Long Beach Local Business Mixer


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!


Featured in Home and Realty Magazine.


Featured in Home and Realty Magazine.

Promoting others is part of being successful and it is fun.

Long Beach, Ca has so many cool people with 1001 different passions and personalities.

Take a look at that beautiful German Shepherd. Adopted through The German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County. My wife and I named him Eland (Dutch for moose) and he is starting to become a real personality and will help us promote the Rescue even more. The Charming Miss Masher is the head coach of the Long Beach Junior Roller Derby. Teaching young people to roller-skate and how to be team players. My favorite Ice Cream guy is Marko with Marko’s treats. Tri-cycling around our town to make a living and put smiles on people’s faces.

Glad I know these fine people and happy to support them.

Check out the link to the online Home and Realty magazine!

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!