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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.
 Are You Ready To Build Your Team? Branching out and sharing leads is a very scary thing to sales people....and that's what we are! We are confident in our own abilities and the idea of giving a lead (and the prospect of shared or lost commission) can be difficult. If we are going to succeed beyo...
Offering Less To The Buyer's Agent? - Counterpoint I read a featured post today by Greg Nino, outlining reasons why a buyer's agent might not be getting 50% of the total commission. I read a number of comments talking about greed and other less-than-proper reasons for this practice. Rather than h...
 Allstate Insurance - Marketing Mistakes, Good Hands My A** It's entirely possible that I'm over-reacting. Nah...I never do that!!  Like clockwork, every 6 months or so, I get an email addressed to my late husband offering him life insurance. I mean, sure..who doesn't want life insurance for a de...
 HERO Program - Doesn't Make You A "Hero" To Your Buyers What comes to mind this morning is the song "Another One Bites The Dust." The HERO Program seems to be another well-intentioned program which might cost the homeowner a great deal, in the long run.The HERO Program (Home Energy Renovation Op...
Just adding to the Mother's Day wishes out there today with one of my own. My mom is my best friend and partner in crime. I am very fortunate to have such a great role model, confidant and mentor. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. 
Wow, close call. I did some house sitting this weekend. Well, house listing sitting. A fellow agent is off in the mountains for Mother's Day weekend and asked me to field listing appointments for her while she was out of cell coverage. No problem!This agent was working on a listing out of our loc...
Sometimes I think it's easy to get caught up in the long term plans and goals, that we miss the daily steps which get us there. I just poured my second cup of coffee and realized that the last hour has been spent just puttering around the house. That's fine....little things which needed doing wer...
Should I Buy A Home? I'm Single Isn’t buying a home for married people? I’m single! The short answer is “so what”? Just being single doesn’t affect whether or not you should buy a property. Being married is not a requirement you know! All the same factors that go into any home purchase should be ...
 I speak English, a traveler's amount of French, a flirter's amount of Italian and a shopper's amount of Mandarin. So I speak English!In Southern California, as in many other parts of the country, more and more we are finding buyers are Non-English Speaking. In my market these include those speak...
I love to write...always have. There is nothing more interesting than a blank page. When I start typing, I find that my ideas take on a life of their own. One of my favorite classes in high school was about writing. Not just the grammar, but the creativity...although I still have a hard time endi...

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