Adventures In Real Estate

Jessie, John, and Nikolas of J. Harris & Associates Real Estate, Mt. Shasta, CA

J. Harris & Associates Win Food Drive Competition

MT. SHASTA, CA, December, 2016—The Siskiyou Association of Realtors® announced the winners of its first annual Thanksgiving 2016 food drive, which ran through the month of November. J. Harris & Associates Real Estate of Mt. Shasta, CA, was the winning south county brokerage, and Minton Hometown Properties of Yreka took top honors in northern Siskiyou […]

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Water Conserving Plumbing Fixtures to Become Law in 2017

Beginning in January 2017, California Civil Code § 1101.4 requires that all homes built on or before January 1, 1994 must be equipped with water-conserving plumbing (WCP) fixtures. Although this law does not create a point-of-sale requirement (unlike water heater strapping and smoke alarm compliance), it does trigger a disclosure to the buyer (like carbon […]

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3 Great Reasons to Buy a House Before Spring

As we head into the winter months here in our little mountain town, the Mt. Shasta real estate market starts to slow down. However, it never stops completely. While many Sellers decide to hold off listing their homes until spring, others boldly list despite the season. This is great news for Buyers who are in […]

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Top 5 Home Improvements to Boost Resale Value

As a Realtor, I’m often asked by homeowners what improvements will boost their resale value the most. Unfortunately, home upgrades rarely offer a dollar-for-dollar return, so homeowners need to be mindful of their remodel investments if they are hoping to maximize their return when it comes time to sell their house. Here are 5 of […]

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6 Best Books for New Real Estate Agents

I love to read. Every time I become enamored with a new hobby or career path, I devour all the books I can find on any given subject.  I started seeking out real estate books when I was studying for my license, and I was surprised to find that there aren’t all that many books […]

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3 Essential Apps for Realtors

As a real estate professional, there are certain tech tools I rely on to help me run my business. While there are actually more than three, the following trio have really been put to the test during the recent summer selling season: 1) Realtyzam – Accounting Software for Real Estate Agents My absolute favorite app […]

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“Who’s Your Realtor?” Commercial

In 2016, the California Association of Realtors (CAR), embarked on an epic advertising campaign titled, “Who’s Your Realtor?” One of the many elements of the campaign included videos that Realtors® can customize with their own branded title slide at the end. See how mine looks in the video above. Want to create your own? Visit […]

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“Who’s Your Realtor?” Ad Campaign

The California Association of Realtors (CAR), did a big advertising push this year with campaign titled, “Who’s Your Realtor?” One of the elements of the campaign included videos that Realtors® can customize with their own branded title slide at the end. See how mine looks in the video above. Want to create your own? Visit […]

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The Myth of The “Perfect Buyer”

There are a few phrases that you hear over and over when speaking with homeowners who are considering selling their house. One that I’ve heard a lot lately is the Seller who is looking for “the perfect buyer.”

When I first heard that phrase, I didn’t quite know what it meant. After hearing it repeated several times in different scenarios, I started to realize that it actually translates into multiple meanings.

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