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Here is a story of my roof repair.  

I have a leak coming through my sliding glass door everytime it rains.  I start asking roofers to come take a look.  Roofer #1,  you need a new roof, $20K.  Next roofer I don't even remember, next roofer came in at about $800.  Big different, but what he said didn't make sense.    So I have my contractor over to get the house ready to sell.  We are out looking at the roof and he looks at it from the ground and says the shingles aren't laid correctly over the this one area.  He calls his guy $450. It rains, no more leak.

What you need to know about roofs.   You need to get someone up there every 3 years to check it out and make sure that everything is sealed correctly.  In some areas it's called a "tune up".  My guy did it reasonably, about $250 to get it checked out before a sale.   

So get your calendar out and schedule it.  If you haven't had someone out recently it could be time.  Once they are out, then put it into your calendar to  have the roofer out in 3 years for maintenance. 

Next roof story, my next house. I have the roofer out and they do a tune up, no charge.  No problems.  Fast forward a year and a half, a sweet neighbor comes knocking on my door.   You most likely don't know this but you have a roof problem on the back of the house.  Call the same roofer. They come out.  Don't ever say I've heard it all. Roofer said an animal has been eating your roof.  Seriously.   They put on a patch and made an appointment to come correct or fix it.  One of my friends could have done it for a few dollars but I wanted to make sure that I had a professional do it in case I have a problem that I need to turn into  insurance, they won't be able to disqualify my claim because it wasn't done professionally.  I know I walked around the block, but I found out how long my roofs lifes is .  I need to start saving a little at a time so in 5 years I can have a new roof put on.  Interestingly where I live I have one of the oldest homes.  But many people around me have already replaced their roofs.  So beware fast talking sales people working neighborhoods.

Next, FB friend that is an agent posts today. "I need a person to do an electrical repair."  I told my guy that could do it,  she should have come worked with us, she would be working with a brokerage that had resources she obviously needs.    So if you are my people call me if you run into an issue around the house.  I'll tell you who I trust. 

Helping you after or before a sale with trusted resources is just one reason you want to use me.  I'm not just here to buy and sell real estate.

I'm Karen

Sellers, looking for a unique marketing plan? I market your home like no one else will. Buyers, I offer Mom-approved customer service. Agents, I am a referral resource you can trust. Call me, and we can talk. I serve the Victor Valley of CA and the Hill Country area deep in the heart of Texas.

I'm Karen Sanchez, REALTOR.

"Marketing your house like no one else will." 760-684-0250

Licensed in two states: CA and TX.

Working in the Victor Valley and South Bay area, with some other SoCal areas by request, and the Hill Country of Texas.

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Karen L. Sanchez Broker, Reputable Realty License #01804752 Email: karen@karensoldit.net

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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

What a great post a few years ago when the rains were just out of control, we had a little leak... we brought out our trusted contractor and he explained that where the laundry room went was it was not properly done... so they came and fixed it and at the same time checked all places like the fireplace pipe and other pipes on the roof and patched it up... they also removed the old satellite dish too and they patched and repaired that as well.... now with that said this past winter we did well unlike our neighbors:)Endre

May 20, 2024 09:05 PM

No leaks are good! 

May 21, 2024 01:44 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That's right - once people are in their own home, things are going to need attention. Those in your area should call you to find out who is the best person for a specific job!

May 21, 2024 04:56 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Yes, TRUST is HUGE whether in a professional capacity or in our personal lives, Karen and planning ahead lessens the shock upon replacement of big ticket items!

May 21, 2024 10:58 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

We are the source of the source and have knowledge of competent vendors.  Another very good post and personal example.

May 21, 2024 06:35 PM