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Happy Saturday Active Rain! Can you believe today is the LAST day of 2011?! It is crazy how fast time has gone. Wishing you all a wonderful NYE & Happy New Year! Please be safe tonight! AAA is offering "Tipsy Tow" & you don't even have to be an AAA member. Just call AAA from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on ...
If you are considering a home purchase, be sure you don’t go it alone.  Buying a home in today’s market requires help and guidance from a real estate professional.  With multiple parties involved in most real estate transactions, pursuing a home alone, whether new or re-sale would make you feel ...
  Buyers have a long list of what they want when home shopping, but one of their biggest desires: A good deal. "And no matter where a seller prices their property, they’re looking to negotiate," president of the MetroTex Association of Realtors, and having served as past President of the Orange ...
On the 12th day of Christmas, Caruso sent to me – 12 of the best Real Estate Social Media sites available! 1. Facebook: One of the fastest social networking sites. Facebook is one of the easiest ways of finding prospective customers within any given area. Using Facebook, we can target very speci...
"Be thankful for the fact that you're alive and that you have another day to enjoy life to its fullest!"
  On the 11th Day of Christmas Caruso Gave to Me, 11 Tips for Making Good Real Estate Videos  These tips are not necessarily meant for home tours, but rather for sharing content on a website, blog, Facebook or Twitter. A good video can help build trust and convey professionalism for your brand, ...
  Due to the Christmas Holiday we were not able to finish off Caruso's 12 Days of Christmas! We left off on day 9 - so to contiune the fun.....   On the 10th Day of Christmas, Caruso Sent to me – 10 Elements of a successful real estate business plan!   A full business plan allows you (an individu...
   On the 9th day of Christmas Caruso gave to me - 9 Tips on Building Your Real Estate Blog!  The trick is to not think about things in terms of a “blog” versus a “website.” That’s terminology that you and I use. The end consumer on the other hand just knows that “this” site (your site, whether o...
On the 8th Day of Christmas Caruso Gave to me – 8 Questions to Ask Yourself before Buying a House!   Is it time to buy a home? The right of home ownership is an integral part of the American dream but thankfully, does not have to remain merely a dream. Like most dreams, desire is important and i...
We have some visitors! We saw them on a slope in Laguna Niguel, off Niguel Rd. & Clubhouse. There were twice as many as you see in the photo. They've been clearing all the grass & shrubs. Aren't they cute?! Hope you're all enjoying this wonderful Holiday Season! "Never tell people how to do thin...

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