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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.
 Great California Shakeout 2015 - October 15, 10:15am Every year California hosts the Great California Shakeout. It's an opportunity for homes, businesses and schools to practice for the "The Big One." Stop, drop and cover. The 2015 Great California Shakeout will take place at 10:15am on October ...
 Feeling The Heat - SoCal October   It's here...again...the heat. As Southern California hears report after report about our upcoming El Nino, we are forgoing the morning coffee for ice tea. Ok...well I am.Triple digit days in the middle of October. But it's a dry heat. No seriously it is. That m...
There it is...right on my home page. I'm #3 in Orange County. Yay....except that I have been #2 for the longest time. Then I got busy and blogging wasn't an every day thing. Once I saw the creeper moving up on me, I tried to stay ahead. Doesn't seem that long ago that I was keeping 100k points ah...
Sometimes all you can do is log in. That's my day. I'm still going and been going on since 6am.Busy day!I wanted to write a blog post today, had interesting things to say. Well...I think it's interesting. But I'm too tired and my day isn't over. So all I can do today is log in and get my 100 poin...
 How My Buyers Achieve Their Dreams - My ProcessIn this stage, we are seeing homes in person. Before each showing I try to reach out and speak in person with the listing agent. Gather as much information from them as possible. I always check the tax records for information on taxes and mortgages....
 Listing A Home That Must Sell FAST A new listing is always a time to strategize. Talking with the sellers to determine their needs and goals and then putting a plan in place to accomplish them. But when the need is a quick sale, it's critical to be specific. I have a new listing which is in fore...
Best Advice I Got As A Newbie  Pat's contest, Your Best Advice For Real Estate Newbies, has brought me way back to the start of my career. Ironically, the best advice I got was from my father....who was not an agent nor even in the real estate industry. He told me "don't be greedy."Don't be greed...
Sorry for bringing up Christmas so early, but how can I not tell you about this? I have seen a version of these in blue and red for 4th of July, but never thought about it for Christmas lights. Brilliant idea. Had to share.    No more stringing Christmas lights at my house.  Yes, I have already s...
 Go Dark This Month With Your Burger If you're a Halloween Fan, like I am, how can you resist all the fun food and activities of this season? I can't. So of course I couldn't pass up the A-1 Halloween Whopper at Burger King. Fast food burgers are about what you'd expect, but I had to keep with th...
 I Would Have Listed With You, But I Was Too Embarrassed I was shocked to hear this comment on the other end of the phone. I was searching for listings for a client last weekend and saw a home that I had sold just a few years ago. The transaction went very well and I couldn't imagine why they wou...

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