No matter what the task or goal, stay focused and should you feel that new representation is in order. Do so in writing as well as promptly as possible to avoid any complications from the agreement you signed. Just 'cause someone has their license to sell homes doesn't mean they are good at what they do. Ask questions, get it in writing, make sure your getting what you want-"Steering" is illegal. Don't let a sales rep guide you-YOU guide them on where you want to live.
Quitting is the easy part. What comes after is far worse than the pain you were in when you decided to quit. When you quit you are looking for the immediate gratification of the pain stopping, looking for the feeling that you are done and don’t need to keep going on; and if feels good! It feels better than anything else; for about 30 min, but what comes next is far worse. Your brain goes into overdrive. The questions start to come, what could I have done differently, or asked for help on, or just had some more patience. See quitting is often a permanent solution to a temporary problem. The mind or body is saying that you don’t deserve this, or that it is too hard, or why does this only happen to me. When in fact, it happens to everyone. The comfort zone is a strange thing. It allows you to exist and doesn’t want you to push further. When people get out of their comfort zone the first instinct is to quit; they say this is too hard. When in fact they haven’t figured out an alternative; many times this is just the beginning on the path to greatness.
Feel free to review my LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danieldelpriora/ as I am not a fan of broadcasting my sales details on the internet...which will be the topic of my next blog.
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Finding the right veterinarian for the beloved pets in your family is a major decision for doting pet owners. Here’s a guide to help you find just the right vet to ensure your pet lives an optimum, healthy life.
Start by asking friends and family for referrals to their favored veterinary clinics. Reputable breeders and adoption organizations are another good source for recommendations. Get additional feedback by performing an online search for reviews.
Contact highly recommended clinics and request an appointment (without your pet) to interview the staff and see the facility. Here’s what to look for and inquire about:
Evaluate up to three clinics and compare results. Each clinic will have strengths and weaknesses. Don’t forget to consider location in your evaluation. The best veterinary clinic is one that will provide quality care at a cost that is in line with your budget at a location that is convenient to your home or workplace.
National homeowner equity grew in the fourth quarter of 2020 by $1.5 Trillion or 16.2% year-over-year based on a CoreLogic analysis. The study was done on the six out of ten homeowners who have mortgages on their home.
The fourth quarter of 2020 also saw the number of mortgaged residential homes with negative equity decrease by 8% from the third quarter. Compared to the same quarter in 2019, negative equity decreased by 21%.
Equity is defined as the value of the home less the mortgage owed. Negative equity means that the homeowner's debt is more than the value of the home. Appreciation is the dynamic that is moving homeowner's equity to the positive position.
On a national basis, according to National Association of REALTORS®, annual price growth for the last ten years has been 6.4%. In the last five years, it has grown at 7.3% annually. According to the CoreLogic Home Price Index, home prices in December 2020 were up 9.2% from the year before.
Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic, is quoted as saying "the amount of home equity for the average homeowner with a mortgage is more than $200,000."
Equity in a home is a significant component of net worth. The latest Survey of Consumer Finances reports the median homeowner has 40 times the household wealth of a renter: $254,000 compared to $6,270. According to the 2019 Survey of Consumer Finances by First American, housing wealth was the single biggest contributor to the increase in net worth across all income groups.
The study also concluded that housing wealth represented nearly 75% of total assets of the lowest income households. For homeowners in the mid-range of income, it represented 50-65% of total assets and 34% of total assets for the highest income households.Renters do not benefit from the appreciation of housing or the amortization of the mortgage which are significant contributors to home equity that results in net worth.
Advancing technology has transformed home shopping. More than 80 percent of prospective buyers begin their home search online. A consumer might be tempted to “do it yourself,” buying or selling without a professional real estate agent to save on an agent’s commission. But agents provide vital services in real estate transactions. Here’s how an agent adds value when you’re buying or selling a home.
Underestimating the value of the agent’s services is the biggest risk consumers make when trying to save on commission. Agents do more than play matchmaker between buyer and seller. Simply put, a real estate agent is a gateway to a world of potential buyers and sellers.
It starts with marketing. Only professional real estate agents can list a property on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to give it widespread exposure. Once the property is listed there, it becomes visible to all subscribing agents in the market.
Agents use their brokerage firm’s website and their own personal sites to post your listing. They arrange for professional photography and a video tour of the home. They network with other agents to match the home with the right potential buyers. They manage showings of the home, which simplifies the seller’s life while the house is on the market..
A real estate sales contract is many pages long, with dozens of sections, paragraphs and clauses that may be confusing to lay people. Numerous addenda and supporting documents are also part of the deal. Agents have extensive training and experience navigating these forms. Buyers and sellers who try to figure out these complexities alone risk making very costly mistakes.
Once a house is under contract, the agent has a network of professional service providers that both seller and buyer will need. He or she can put together the right team to best serve the client.
A buyer needs to hire a professional inspector to determine the home’s condition and point out needed repairs. Depending on the inspector’s findings, the buyer may need to get follow-up opinions from foundation, roofing, heating and air, or other contractors. Agents have connections with solid pros in these occupations. The seller also may need some of those contractors if he or she agrees to make repairs the buyer requests.
The average home seller or buyer may deal with real estate transactions once in a decade. Real estate professionals deal with them daily and deliver experience and knowledge you’ll likely find to be worth every penny of their commission.
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That first crisp fall day is exciting. We pull out sweaters, watch football and excitedly anticipate the holidays. Before long, though, it’s dark when you leave for work and dark when you drive home, and the weather is cold and depressing. It’s a good time to make your home a cheery, cozy haven that drives out those winter doldrums. Here are some ideas.
The Scandinavian countries have learned to make the most of those snowy, cold months. Their concept of hygge, pronounced “hooga,” brings comforting aromas, textures and tastes to their homes. Provide your own hygge by burning scented candles, piling the sofa with cozy blankets and serving warm beverages.
Since winter days are the shortest of the year, dispel the January gloom with added illumination around the house.
Bring color and freshness to your decor wherever you can.
Your houseplants may have flourished while basking in the summer sunshine outdoors, but come winter, it’s time to move those plants inside. You may also have garden plants you hope to protect through the cooler months by moving them indoors. With either type of plant, there are certain steps you need to take to help your plants weather the transition. Here’s a primer on moving plants indoors for the winter.
Moving garden plants such as rosemary, geraniums, begonias, coleus, caladiums, impatiens and pentas indoors for the winter makes sense if you want to keep them going. On the other hand, there’s no reason to bring in true annuals such as petunias, marigolds and zinnias.
Tropical houseplants won’t survive if left outside in the winter. They should come indoors once nighttime temperatures drop to 50 degrees. Other houseplants and garden plants can remain outside until night temperatures drop to 45.
Ease the transition for plants that have been used to outdoor sunshine by first moving them to a shady spot outdoors for a couple of weeks. Next, bring the plants inside for the night but return them to their outdoor home in the daytime. Slowly extend their time inside until they are fully indoors.
Once you’re ready to move your plants indoors for the winter, here are the steps to take.
Once inside, your plants will need good drainage and air circulation. Water plants less frequently when they’re inside for the winter. Wait until the soil is dry to the touch. Avoid fertilizing until spring.
Plants that spend most of the year outside need to get as much light indoors as they got outside. Place them in south-facing windows that have been recently cleaned or beneath grow lights. Avoid drafty areas.
Because indoor air can be dry, provide your transferred plants extra moisture by running a humidifier or misting them with water. Or you can place them on a pebble tray. Line a tray with waterproof material, then fill it with gravel. Place the plant pots on the gravel and keep the stones wet.
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