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Real Estate Agent - Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - BRE# 01494165
A Southern California Coastal agent's perspective on real estate and other things that interest me! Based in Laguna Beach, Real Estate is my passion.
  Is Your Marketing Throwing It Out There orReeling It In?  I was waiting for a showing the other day and ran into an agent who was dropping off fliers to the doorsteps of the neighborhood. When he realized I was a broker, he stopped to talk a little bit. He said that he was going to farm this ne...
 "I Shouldn't Have Paid For That Home Inspection" That's what I just heard from one of my buyers. "Why did you push me to get a home inspection? What a waste of money." Deep breath!This was not a waste of money...the house was in amazing condition! I've never seen such a great inspection. The onl...
 Adding Another Daughter - Engagement Shoot  This beautiful girl is going to be my official new daughter on July 14th...yay! They are getting married at a winery in San Diego and we did their engagement shoot this past weekend. The road to this point was not always easy...unacceptance, graduate s...
 Happy Valentine's Day  No pearls of wisdom here. No clever analogy about how loving our clients can lead to more sales and referrals (of course they can.) Nothing about how loving our fellow agents can result in smoother transactions (but then again....). I'm not planning to mention that loving ...
Types of Mortgages When our parents were buying their first home, there was one way to finance the purchase. They went down to the corner bank and asked for a 30 year mortgage. That was it. It was common to stay in the same house for the entire 30 years and they celebrated the final payment. It’s...
 Tips To Finding The Down Payment For Your New Home Are you thinking about buying a new home? Gone are the days of 100% financing with zero down payment. So if you are not sitting on a pile of cash, the idea of finding the money to pay the down payment might feel daunting. But there are simple wa...
  Can Social Media Lose You The Sale? Yes! Real estate professionals have jumped into the social media marketing pool. Listings, open houses, articles...just some of the ways they are staying in front of their potential clients. While we all know the power of a social media strategy, it's equally...
10 Ways To Protect Your Home And Family While Your Luxury Home Is On The Market Listing your luxury home for sale is a big step. Most homeowners in the higher-priced brackets also own higher valued possessions. They have a higher net worth and must take safety and security even more seriously tha...
It's All OK Now - Next Stop, Wedding This beautiful girl will be my newest daughter-in-law this summer. Actually, she already is because she and my daughter are registered as domestic partners.But in July, we're having the formal ceremony and epic reception!But the last couple months have been to...
 My Crystal Ball Didn't Work - Rejected I was so proud of myself, I was Johnny-on-the-Spot with my entry into the Crystal Ball Contest. Even got an atta-boy from Praful about my prompt work. I happily placed my blog post in the Contest Group and moved on with my day!I was feeling pretty good....t...

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Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
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