Fire Safety and Prevention Tips to help keep you safe this winter

Redcross.org | The most effective way to protect yourself and your home from fire is to identify and remove fire hazards. 60 percent of house fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms. Below are 7 fire safety and prevention tips to help keep you safe:

Fire Safety Tips
1. Talk with all household members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.

2. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.

3. Test smoke alarms once a month, if they’re not working, change the batteries. Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.

4. Turn portable heaters off when you leave the room or go to sleep.

5. Keep items that can catch on fire at least three feet away from anything that gets hot, such as space heaters.

6. If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL for help.

7. Talk to your children regularly about the dangers of fire, matches and lighters and keep them out of reach. Click here to download the Monster Guard: Prepare for Emergencies mobile game to teach kids about fire safety and other disasters.

Call today, let’s discuss your individual goals for purchasing or selling a property and find out if you can benefit by these low rates. Larry¬†Cirnigliaro (714) 394-6649 – For all your real estate needs.

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How important are pictures of your home for sale?

That old adage “A picture is worth a thousand words” is especially true in the sale of a home. Most buyers do internet research when they’re looking for a home and they spend over 60% of their time looking at photographs.

Only when they like what they see will they look at a home’s specifications… taxes, room sizes, heating systems, etc… Often the description is even superfluous and overlooked by buyers if they love the pictures.

So, obviously, the pictures better be good and often they are not. I am constantly amazed at the lack of professionalism in the photos I see in the MLS. Poor photo quality, bad staging and choice of what to show (how many pictures of bathroom sinks do you want to see) are some of the mistakes sellers make.

Your house is competing with other homes visually for a home buyer’s attention. If you have poor, badly thought out photos taken in minutes your home cannot compete with the many homes with quality photography.

Out of focus, dark, poor color balance, crooked photos of homes that are not in proper showing condition will be overlooked by potential buyers for your home.

After pricing your home properly, quality real estate photographs are the most important marketing tool you have. And a good photograph is much more than a technical problem of lighting and exposure. It is also a function of proper staging and an understanding of design concepts.

If you are getting your home ready to sell, one of the best things you can do is hire a professional real estate photographer. You’ll get 15-30 quality pictures that show your home to the best possible advantage. For the few hundred dollars it will cost, you could very well realize a much higher selling price.

I’d be more than happy to discuss this further with you and answer any questions you may have. Just give me a call.

What it Means to Be a Good Neighbor

Realtormag.com | Ninety-nine percent of Americans say they’re a good neighbor, finds a new survey by the Community Associations Institute, a community association governance and education group.

What is a good neighbor? Being quiet, friendly, respecting your neighbor’s privacy, and cleaning up after your pet, CAI’s 2016 National Good Neighbor Day Survey finds.

Eighty-three percent of respondents say face-to-face interactions are the most common way they communicate with their neighbors.

Also, having a dog helps to meet your neighbors, the survey found. Eighty-three percent of respondents said they get to know their neighbors while walking their dog.

Many people say they’re proud of the neighborhood they live in. Eighty-six percent say they are proud to live in their neighborhood and actively recommend it to their friends and colleagues.

Call today, let’s discuss your individual goals for purchasing or selling a property and find out if you can benefit by these low rates. Larry¬†Cirnigliaro (714) 394-6649 – For all your real estate needs.

We make things happen

It is amazing how much luckier the homeowner is who lists his or her property with an action oriented real estate agent. Good luck just seems to follow the seller who has the hardest working agent. He or she always seems to be lucky enough to sell for a better price and to endure fewer inconveniences than the homeowner who has listed with a passive agent.

An agent with an aggressive marketing plan can save a home seller a lot of time, earn a lot of money for him or her, and eliminate a lot of aggravation. If you are thinking of selling a home, seek out an active agent!

We guarantee that our marketing plan is one of the most aggressive in the real estate industry. We give you our plan in writing, and if we don’t perform as promised, you will have the right to cancel the listing agreement.

Thank you for your consideration. You are appreciated!

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Coastland Realty, Inc., California
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Low mortgage rates = new home-buying opportunities

Mortgage Interest rates just hit new 10-week lows due to the Fed’s decision to hold-off on raising rates.

With the housing market heading into the winter months, now is a great time to buy a home, vacation home or rental property.

Call today, let’s discuss your individual goals for purchasing or selling a property and find out if you can benefit by these low rates. Larry¬†Cirnigliaro (714) 394-6649 – For all your real estate needs.