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A home for BIRDIE

Shima 0 comments 03.03.2021

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Iโ€™d like to wish a huge ๐’ธโ„ด๐“ƒโ„Š๐“‡๐’ถ๐“‰๐“Š๐“๐’ถ๐“‰๐’พโ„ด๐“ƒ๐“ˆ to first-time home buyer, Ileana.

My friend,Daran Ann Segelken, kindly referred Ileana to me after learning that she was in the market of purchasing a home and wasnโ€™t having much luck with her current agent.

After meeting over lunch and getting to know one another, we viewed a home together, wrote an offer, but were outbid. Fortunately, Ileana continued to stay focused and kept her eyes on the prize: purchasing her first home. 

Soon after we began our home search, we found, THE ONE. A home perfect for Ileana and her cutie patootie dog, Birdie. The home allows her to live closer to her family, give Birdie a backyard to run free in, and letโ€™s her enjoy all the beauty San Pedro has to offer.

Also, thanks to Ileanaโ€™s expertise in construction, she was able to analyze the inspection report in depth, which in turn helped me negotiate a credit of $9,000 towards hers closing cost! 

Ileana, Iโ€™m so proud of you!!! You are a homeowner at such a young age and I know this is only the beginning. You did it! 

Special thank you to Russell Boschetti with Wells Fargo AND Daran for kindly trusting me with your family and friends.

Home for the Holidays

Shima 0 comments 03.03.2021

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In the middle of quarantine, I received a call from a lady named Ashley. She said she was searching for a Military Relocation Specialist and found my website,ย sellwithshima.com.

She said she would love to refer Joshua to me, who would be relocating from Hawaii. A few weeks later, I met with Josh and I was very honest with him. Unfortunately, most agents are not educated and informed about V.A. loans- which is why their offers are often not selected. I asked him to promise me he would stay patient and not get discouraged.

I am so honored to have been able to help Josh, who was truly grateful every. step. of. the. way.ย ย It wasnโ€™t an easy search, but it was all worth it because today, he became the proud homeowner of a spacious townhome... with 0% DOWN!!!!ย Congratulations, Josh, and welcome home!! Right in time for the holidays.

Thank you for your service!

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Congratulations, Josh!

Shima 0 comments 03.03.2021

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About five years ago, my old friend, Josh, from North High told me he wanted to buy a house. I periodically would check in with him to keep him accountable for his goal. Then last year, he realized that the prices of homes were not going down and that he should probably take advantage of the low-interest rates.

Fast forward to the end of 2020 โžก๏ธ we began to aggressively look at homes. Since he was very clear about what he did and didnโ€™t want, it helped me weed out any homes I felt he may not like ahead of time. This prevented him from getting burnt out and also, not wasting his time looking at homes that would not be for him. However, as soon as we walked into this home, he said, โ€œThis is it. I need this one, Shima.โ€

The pressure was on as I now had to do WHATEVER it took to get him this house. I called the agent and gathered as much information as I could and am happy to say, we beat 24 offers and several cash offers, all thanks to Josh trusting my judgment and coming in strong with very clean terms.

I canโ€™t tell you how much this means to me to have earned your trust and loyalty. I look forward to helping you buy many more homes in the future as I know this is just the beginning.

Congratulations on becoming a homeowner!! ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ”‘ See you at the housewarming!

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Selling Tips

Shima 0 comments 05.10.2020

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When selling your home, donโ€™t forget to โ€œstageโ€ items behind doors, cabinets, closets, drawers, etc. Ironically, sellers will pay THOUSANDS of dollars to borrow furniture to make their homes appear more spacious and beautiful, yet leave other areas forgotten.

Remember, staging is used to capture a buyerโ€™s interest, yet the practicality of living there is what keeps or doesnโ€™t keep them intrigued. Buyers LOVE storage.

For example, an unorganized kitchen cabinet may imply there is a lack of space for their own pots, pans, etc. Our goal is to help them be able to imagine themselves living there, by โ€œtrickingโ€ them into believing... thereโ€™s more than enough space!

This is easy to do by organizing and creating systems in areas with simple tools you probably already own, such as an empty shoebox. We only get one chance at a first impression of your home, and every nook and cranny matters... even those โ€œhiddenโ€ behind doors. And trust me, buyers look.ย 

Subway Tile

Shima 0 comments 05.10.2020

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Subway Tile. Simple, yet chic.

๐šƒ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐šŒ๐š•๐šŠ๐šœ๐šœ๐š’๐šŒ ๐š•๐š˜๐š˜๐š” ๐š˜๐š๐š๐šŽ๐š›๐šœ ๐š‘๐š’๐š๐š‘ ๐šš๐šž๐šŠ๐š•๐š’๐š๐šข ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐š๐š‘๐š˜๐šœ๐šŽ ๐š•๐š˜๐š˜๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐šŠ ๐š–๐š˜๐š›๐šŽ ๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š—๐šŠ๐š• ๐š•๐š˜๐š˜๐š”. ๐— ๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜? Itโ€™s timeless.

Many designers are incorporating it into the kitchen and bath.ย 

Photo Credit: Pottery Barn

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Landscaping

Shima 0 comments 28.09.2020

Outdoor trees add so much valuable shade and character to our spaces, yet are often forgotten about.ย 

Give your neglected tree some love and dress it up! Add wind chimes and lanterns on the branches for a whimsical look.ย ย Use the empty area around its trunk to create a finished look with flowers.ย 

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Have a sturdy enough tree? Build your children their very own treehouse to explore, read, play board games, or hang with friends.

Adding some small decor will enhance the beauty of your trees and help them shine.ย 

How to get qualified for a house

Shima 0 comments 28.09.2020

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Unless you intend to buy a home with all cash, you will need to discuss your financial options with a licensed mortgage advisor. ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฅ To begin the loan application process, you will need to gather several records. ๐Ÿ“

Above are ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š of the most common documents a lender will ask for.

โญ๏ธ Please remember, I will happily send you a list of my TOP preferred lenders that I have not only worked with and trust- but can ensure their professionalism and reliability in helping you throughout the entire process. 

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Hints of Green

Shima 0 comments 28.09.2020

Adding subtle forms of earth tones can make any home feel cozy.ย 

Different hues of green can compliment neutral interiors due to both having strong neutral undertones. Some ways to achieve this look is through wall art, a throw blanket, pillows or real/fake plants.

Keep in mind, itโ€™s important to add this color sparingly.