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About Active Adult Communities

Active Adult Communities

“About active adult communities” is a short blog written by Elizabeth Weintraub more than a decade ago; and it is timeless and even more relevant today.

The Baby Boomer market (those born between 1946 and 1964) is huge. More than 75.8 million Americans were born during those years. This group is beginning to retire and will continue to do so for the next 30 years. Are you prepared to help these seniors?

We’re not talking about your parents’ grandfather or grandmother. Today’s retiring seniors want home environments that offer excitement, learning opportunities, ways to stay in shape and the ability to socialize with each other. They don’t want a lot of yard work. Most still travel and desire a care-free lifestyle. The answer is active adult communities. read more

What Types of Gifts Should Your Clients Give YOU?

 Types of Gifts
I often hear agents yakking about choosing the perfect types of gifts to give to their client, but what about the client who can’t figure out what to get you, her agent? Do you get closing gifts? I’d venture to say and, in fact, I did say, that agents have a 1 in 10 chance of receiving a gift from a client after closing. Yet, many clients do want to say thank you and show their gratitude.   So, I came up with the Top 10 Realtor Closing Gifts

. You can print out this list of types of gifts and give it to your clients in a seller or buyer package early on in the transaction. I mean, you don’t want to give the impression a gift is expected or beg for stuff. Or maybe you just want to string me up by toes and proclaim, “I am not a pullet!” Perhaps you have other ideas or suggestions of gifts that you would find welcome. Yammer away. I love input. read more

Buyers Searching For a Home is Like an Easter Egg Hunt

On Easter Sunday, I was thinking how buyers searching for a home is like an Easter egg hunt. Home buyers today are having a tough time finding a house due to limited inventory. Kids also struggle trying to find Easter eggs. My family hides eggs so well that they must expend serious effort to find them. This photo is of my great niece and nephew, Alexa and Jordan. You can see in the bird cage hanging in the tree there are a few easter eggs hidden inside. They are getting ready to hunt!

Buyers are often looking for homes on Zillow or driving around looking at for sale signs. There are many ways to look for homes for sale, such as the MLS. Experienced Realtors may have a few off-market properties that with careful searching they can uncover. This is why I say buyers searching for a home is like an easter egg hunt. The homes are sometimes hidden out there so you just have to look much deeper than just Zillow or Craig’s list. read more

Why My German Shepherds Wear Electronic Collars

For training, my German Shepherds wear electronic collars, like the orange one in this picture. Meet, Godzilla, my 3-year-old male. He has 100 % traceable German bloodline in his pedigree. His sire is a German import named Rex. Rex is a 100-pound black-and-tan and he lives in Texas now. His dam (mother) passed away when Godzilla was a puppy. Her parents were both from Germany and her sire was a champion and Schutzhund level 111.

Godzilla comes from very well bred bloodlines and superior health. His hips and elbows passed OFA X-rays. He is a loving boy and a fantastic watch dog. Godzilla has very even temperament. His playmate, Tangiers, is a bit moody and edgy; she is his sister. I often use my alpha voice on her as she is strong willed. They play very rough with each other and Godzilla often lets her win the wrestling matches. When he has had enough he lets her know with a verbal warning to back off. He acts like a puppy with me and loves to go anywhere in the car. Everyone who meets Godzilla absolutely loves him. read more

Blogging From My New Command Center

blogging from my command center

Blogging from my new command center, I feel a bit like the Captain of the USS Enterprise. Beam me up, Scotty! With my new 42-inch monitor, I can view multiple screens open while I’m uploading photos, researching links, and writing — all at the same time. As if that isn’t enough, I also have my laptop on my desk, so I can also work on my email. Whoa, talk about multi-tasking! This is just so awesome.

Blogging at my new command center is just a part of what I can do using this 42 inch monitor. I can now write contracts, have MLS open, keep my eye on email, and watch our Sacramento real estate ads on social media. This not only saves time, it creates more efficiency in my task schedule. Thinking over each day, jotting down a few blog ideas, and taking photos of our daily work adventures, reminds me how much our team does as a collective, each day, for our clients. read more

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