Business Philosophy

What is my Word for the year?

In December, I came across a trend on Facebook and Twitter in which people were choosing one word—yes, just one word—to focus on for 2014. The word was to be something challenging, have multiple applications, and be meaningful to the person. For example, if someone already is in great physical shape, they would not choose the word Fitness…because they are already Fit! After some reflection and...

Turning Your Home into Your Retirement Plan

It is a very good idea to include your home and buying a second home in your retirement plan. Now is a great time to buy, so even if you are not quite to retirement age, why not buy now and begin building equity? This will also give you the chance to take your potential retirement location for a test drive before committing. If your home and the community is not a good fit, better to know now than take...

Sell Your Home with an Open House

If you are looking for a way to sell your home, you'll want to stage an open house. Less inventory in the housing market means more exposure for your home so now is the prime time to show it off! Broker previews and individual showings work, too, but a properly advertised and dressed open house can result in more people talking about your home and led to it getting sold that much quicker! Part of getting...

What you do in secret today, is revealed in public tomorrow.

This morning the cover of the Wall Street Journal caught my attention with a picture of a man in a yellow jersey, wearing a helmet, showing the number 7 with his fingers. The title “Cycling Legend Loses Titles” were in big black bold letters above the image. Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his Tour de France titles because he has chosen not to fight the charges against him for doping*.  It’s...

What Clients Are Saying about Aaron Zapata

February, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: Aaron Zapata has been a great realtor in the selling of my aunt's home in Burbank, California.  He was referred to me by my son, a realtor in northern California.  Aaron is a man I could rely on and trust right away.  He is honest and upright.  His knowledge of what price and who to target our house for was invaluable.  He connected with the right buyers and...

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