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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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Well it's coming! After years and years as # 2 in Orange County, California Local listings, I'm going to move to #3. The AR member behind me has caught up. Unfortunately, I just can't stay ahead any longer writing the kind of posts that I like to write. I've tried to stay ahead for a long time, b...
08/26/2015
"I can't believe it! I was just digging in the yard this afternoon and all of a sudden the humans were all calling my name and telling me that it's my day! What does that mean?National Dog Day? Are there presents? I did get a new bone...cool! What about letting me off the leash to case the rabbit...
08/26/2015
 Just a quick blog to ask for a referral name? I have a dear friend needing to sell 35 Acres in Catron County near Quemado, New Mexico. The property runs along a ridge line of the Continental Divide and has incredible views. If anyone knows of a good real estate agent in this area...please let me...
08/25/2015
3000 Points A Month Without Even Trying We all love our points, right? Come on...you know you love them! We've all seen (and maybe even left) comments that are little more than "I agree, thanks" but carefully crafted to 10 words! So if we can all agree that we love points, we can also agree that ...
08/25/2015
When Do You Want To Move? The Science Behind The List Price Picking a listing price for your home might seem like pulling a number out of thin air. Nothing could be further from the truth. I use a very simple system when I present data to my sellers and help them see the scientific aspect of pick...
08/23/2015
What Should My Agent Be Doing Right Now?  I recently wrote a post about a family who lost a home they really wanted to purchase due to their agent not doing his job. It started me thinking that most buyers have no idea what their agent should be doing during their real estate transaction. Picking...
08/23/2015
Starring at roof samples for my cabin roof and trying to avoid the phone calls from my roofer. Seriously, I need to make a decision today and I'm at a total loss. The case of too many options. These are my final two now....I think. The one on the right has pieces which are more varied from each o...
08/22/2015
"But I sent you the signed counter offer"! This was the sad lament of an agent last night who had just realized we had accepted another offer. It's true...he did!He sent me the signed counter offer 4 days after the expiration and 7 days after I sent it to him. I made numerous calls to find out if...
08/22/2015
Once again, I woke up to the news of wildfires on the move in Southern California. We are having a heat wave with very low humidity. The drought has also created a perfect environment for wildfires.This morning the fires are in Simi Valley and near Glendora. The hot, dry conditions are making it ...
08/15/2015
  Losing a spouse is a horrible experience, let's just be honest about that! I lost my husband 3 years ago and along with the emotional trauma were all the decisions I needed to make. Family and friends mean well when they suggest that we downsize or sell our homes. "Isn't this big home too much ...
08/14/2015
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