Posts Tagged ‘politics’

5 Things You Should Know (6/4)

Posted on: June 5th, 2018 by Tim Garcia

What you should know_ Week 1 (1)


We bring you another 5 Things You Should Know (+ Do) news roundup for the day:


1. California Ballot Initiative To Expand Property Tax Breaks for Wealthy Seniors Could Be Boon to GOP.

What you should do:
– Read the proposed Proposition 13 Tax 13 Tax Transfer Initiative and let us know your
thoughts (More at: “After 40 years, Proposition 13’s failures are evident“).

2. Real Estate Agent Has Racist Meltdown Outside House Of Yes In Bushwick.

What you should do:
– Proceed with caution if/when you view media content.
And probably try to not be like that individual.



3. Palm Beach Real Estate Tycoon Jeff Greene files to run for governor.

What you should do:
– Irrespective of who or what you vote for – simply remember to vote!


4. Prospective [home] buyers persist in a tough real estate market.

What you should do:
– Remember to routinely provide your buyers with up-to-date, relevant listing alerts on
property (dream home) matches. They’re counting on you. Don’t let them down.


5. Sell your house ASAP with these 5 staging tips.

What you should do:
– Take note of these best practices and which ones you are (or aren’t) incorporating into
your home seller staging plan of action.

Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!
– Tim

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Politics aside, this is just bad news for your homebuyers.

Posted on: October 4th, 2017 by Tim Garcia

Howdy folks,

Quick question – how do “changes that would make homebuying less attractive” sound?* Yeah, not so pleasant. I know.

Yesterday I came across this headline: “The California Association of Realtors says the Republican Tax Reform Plan will eliminate the incentive for people to buy homes, shrink the middle class, and raise taxes on hundreds of thousands of California homeowners.” *

Irrespective of your political party affiliation(s), this (especially the parts about diminishing homebuyers’ motivation to purchase homes, and increasing taxes on homeowners) is pretty unsettling news, to say the least.

Inventory is already low. Your homebuyers, in particular, should (no, make that NEED to) feel energized and confident, now more than ever.

This news calls for something that’s going to keep your homebuyers consistently pumped, optimistic and encouraged to have faith that their dream home is within reach.
A good suggestion: our new MLS/IDX Search feature that ensures every last accurate detail and up-to-the-minute property/housing data is available to every single one of your homebuyers.

Current customers: if you’re ready to upgrade, simply let us know.
Non-customers: if you’re ready to take advantage of this, and ensure 100% homebuyer satisfaction – let’s get you set up on a free trial.

Feel free to reply either way. I’ll be in the office all week. 🙂