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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:21:28 -0800

Beautiful property in West Redding with Panoramic Views, Well, Septic, Building Pad, Gated Entrance and Circular Gravel Road for access. Private area located near Swayze Rd, not far from Grant School.

For more information, please visithttp://northstatehomes.com/property/9450-MAGIC-CIR-REDDING-96001/ShastaCountyCA/15-197/

Another listing by The Jeantet Team

Contact: Chris Jeantet
COLDWELL BANKER C&C - WESTSIDE
1801 Buenaventura Blvd.
Redding, CA 96001
Cell Phone - (530) 510-0810
cjeantet@ccproperties.com
BRE License # 01470906 www.shastaliving.com

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:17:09 -0800

In hot real estate markets around the country, bidding wars are becoming more common. While the process may be intimidating for many buyers, help them compete with other offers with these tips.

1. Prepare.Preparation is the foundation for a great competitive offer. Prepare your clients by explaining what a competitive offer situation is, what the process generally looks like and discuss any pros and cons. The more information your clients have about this time of situation, the better they will be able to handle any curve balls.

2. Discuss concessions.In multiple offer situations, the seller often chooses the offer that is the most beneficial to them. Discuss what your buyers would be willing to give up for a more competitive offer. Maybe they wont ask for the washer and dryer to be thrown into the deal or theyll pay their closing costs themselves. Whatever it is, make sure that its something they can live with.

3. Get all of the necessary paperwork together.Deals can be lost if all of the required paperwork isnt submitted. Make sure that all of the addendums and disclosures have been printed and looked over. Also, ensure that the lenders preapproval letter and any other financial documentation has been taken care of.

4. Make sure everything is signed.Just as Santa makes a list and check it twice, look over all of the paperwork and make sure that everything is signed, initialed and dated before sending it off. Dont lose a bidding war over something as silly as a missing signature.

5. Set reasonable expectations.Throughout the process, be candid and truthful with your clients, reassure them of whats normal and help them set realistic expectations of the process. This will help to diffuse frustration and help them to understand the process. Also, remember to keep in touch with them while youre waiting for a response; this will prevent frustrations.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:12:17 -0800

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Limited tickets available! Grab yours before they sell out!

This is a 21 and over event only. Tickets will not available at the door.

Tickets $35.00 each

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Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:28:35 -0800

DOS AND DONTS

Things you must know when purchasing a home or doing a refinance:

DONTs

  1. DONT quit your job or change jobs.
  2. DONT BUY ANYTHING! Purchase an auto or take on any additional debt.
  3. DONT apply for credit anywhere or complete any credit application.
  4. DONT co-Sign for ANYONE.
  5. DONT change bank accounts or transfer money within your existing bank accounts. If you must (i.e. C.D. matures, etc) please contact me regarding how to handle the updated information.
  6. DONT deposit CASH into any accounts; we cannot use cash funds!
  7. DONT allow others to deposit their funds into your bank account(s) that are not listed on the bank account(s).
  8. DONT have any Non-Sufficient-Funds (NSFs) or overdrafts on your bank statements THIS CAN BE A DEAL KILLER!
  9. DONT purchase any other real estate or land.
  10. DONT allow anyone to make an inquiry on your credit report.
  11. DONT throw away any new income or asset documents.
  12. DONT plan on MOVING ON A CERTAIN DATE! Delays in our business are COMMON.
  13. DONT be afraid to ask us questions.

DOs

  1. DO keep all mortgages current. (i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd.)
  2. DO keep all car payments current and all Visa, MasterCard and department store accounts current.
  3. DO call me before making any kind of financial move.
  4. DO call us if you have concerns are not feeling comfortable about anything Its normal to be nervous, this is part of the process; but if youre feeling more than that please call us were here to help you.

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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:40:49 -0800

Make 2015 the year that your dreams come true! Setting realistic, measurable goalswill help you achieve what you've always wanted. Not sure how to start? Here are some tips to set achievable goals.

THINK BIG.What is one thing that would inprove your life dramatically? Whether it pertains to getting healthy, ridding yourself of debt or getting a promotion at work, think of one thing that would give you the biggest boost and turn it into your goal.

ANALYZE YOUR HABITS AND BEHAVIORS. Don't let bad habits and behaviors sabotage your hard work. Once you've thought of a goal, ask yourself these questions:

  • What current habits or behaviors will help me reach my goal?
  • What current habitsor behaviors will impede my efforts?

For example: If your goal is to run a marathon and you're already running or working out a few times a week, your current fitness habits will help you reach your goal. However, if the last time you ran was during an elementary school field day, you'll have to make running a habit so that you can achieve your goal.

WRITE IT DOWN.Studies showthat writing down your goal will improve your chances of achieving it.

  • Approach your goal as if you've already achieved it. This will put you in the right mindset.
  • Be specific. The more specific your goal is the better. Instead of saying, "I have lost weight" say, "I have lost 20 pounds and dropped two pants sizes."
  • Divide it up.Large goals are easier to reach if you break them into smaller pieces. Divide your big goal into smaller, short-term and mid-term goals. If your goal is to run a marathon, a short-term goal would be to 5k within the next month, and a mid-term goal would be to run a half marathon by June.
  • Give yourself a time limit.Setting a deadline will help you maintain the focus and drive you need to achieve your goal.
  • Track your progress. Tracking allows you to see how far you've come and may give you the extra motivation you need when you're feeling discouraged.

If the thought of goal setting makes you say, "Bah! Humbug!" you may wantto change your tune. Setting achievable, measurable goals helps you:

  • Find your focus.Every day we're bombarded with opportunities, choices, decisions, etc. Goals help you focus on what you want so that you can filter out everything else that will throw you off course.
  • Take Action.Once you write down your goal and create a plan, you're more motivated to put it into action. Reviewing your goals regularly will help you reconnect with your motivation so that you can stay on track to achieve success.
  • Deal Better with Setbacks. When you have a specific goal, you're more likely to see a setback as a challenge to overcome rather than an unachievable or impossible obstacle. You'll keep moving forward and get back on track.
  • Feel a Sense of Accomplishment. The surge of energy that you feel when you complete your goal is unlike anything in the world. All of the hard work and sacrifices you made along the way will make your success much sweeter. Achieving your goals boosts confidence in yourself and your abilities and may make you happier.

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Chris and Maria Jeantet, "the real estate couple"

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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:07:14 -0800

New year, new home! Vacant and ready for the new homeowner. Incredible location, West Redding 3BR/2BA home with a huge side RV yard, large back patio, spacious living room and beautiful neighborhood - all this for $185,000!

For more information and pictures, please visithttp://www.shastaliving.com/mls/listing/1000499/14-5623/2968-Starlight-Blvd-Redding-CA

Another listing by The Jeantet Team
Contact: Chris Jeantet
COLDWELL BANKER C&C - WESTSIDE
1801 Buenaventura Blvd.
Redding, CA 96001
Cell Phone - (530) 510-0810
cjeantet@ccproperties.com
BRE License # 01470906 www.shastaliving.com

Got real estate needs? We can help.

Click HERE to receive listings specific to what you're looking for.

For a home value request, click HERE.

Chris and Maria Jeantet, "the real estate couple"

EMAIL TheJeantets@ccproperties.com

CALL Chris at (530) 510-0810 or Maria at (530)510-8880

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:59:48 -0800

Do you get writer's block when you sit down to write holiday cards? If you're like many people, writingholidaycards can be a nerve wracking experience. You want your message to be memorable, but you may become hung up on finding the perfect thing to say. Instead of focusing on perfection, remember the spirit of the season and channel generosity with these five tips.

1. Start on a positive note. Beginning your note with"Happy Holidays" "Merry Christmas" "Happy Hanukkah"etc. will set a bright positive tone for the rest of the card.

Example: Happy Holidays from the Jones family! Our Year has been full of many blessings.

2. Remember, it's a note, not a novel. Although it's tempting to recount everything that happened during the year, try to stick to the highlights. Focus on one or two memorable things such as a job promotion, a fun family vacation or your son getting into his dream college.

Example: We had a great time hiking through Yosemite this summer with the kids before Tommy headed off to the University of New Hampshire in the fall (Go Wildcats!).

3. Reflect on a happy holiday memory. Take family and close friends on a stroll down memory lane with a funny or sentimental holiday memory that will make them feel good.

Example: I had to laugh the other day when Mary and her friends were building a snowman. Remember when we built that huge snowman and dressed it in Dad's clothes? Even Nan and Pop-pop got a good chuckle out of that.

Try to write something personal in each card to make every recipient feel special.

4. Don't make it all about you.Whileyou should tell the recipient what's going on in your life, remember to ask about them and their families. Congratulate them on something good that happened this year, or say that you look forward to meeting up with them soon.

Example: Linda, congratulation on your new job! Your company is very lucky to have you! Hard work pays off. How are Mike and Hannah doing? Is Hannah still planning to play softball in the spring?

5. Bring your message home with a great sign off. End your sentiment on a positive note.

Example: We wish you and your family all the best in the coming year.

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:35:23 -0800

Whether you're new to the neighborhood or you've lived there for years, the holidays provide a great opportunity to meet your neighbors. What better way to get to know the people on your block or in your building than to bring them a small, thoughtful gift to break the ice? The size of the gift doesn't matter; what matters is building relationships with your neighbors.

Hot Cocoa or Apple Cider in Mugswill keep your neighbors toasty on a cold winter's day. Pick up a few sets at discount or department stores around the holidays.

Poinsettiasare a symbol of the holiday season. Give one to yourneighbor, or choose another winter flowering plant such as kalanchoe, amaryllis or paperwhite narcissus.

Cookie Mixes in Mason Jars are sure to express the holiday spirit. Fill the jar with mixes for holiday favorites like gingerbread or sugar cookies.

A bottle of wine or another favorite beverage is a nice surprise your neighbors are sure to appreciate.

Baked goodsare a timeless gift. While you're baking cookies for the holidays, bake a few dozen extra to give to your neighbors. Other yummy options include popcorn balls, bread or pies.

Better Neighbor Tip: To get ideas for neighbor's gifts, check out Pinterest. The image-driven social media site has photo boards full of great ideas that your neighbors are sure to love.

3 Benefits of Knowing Your Neighbors

1. Safety. Neighborhoods where people know one another tend to be safer than those where people are strangers. Friendly neighbors might feel more comfortable notifying authorities if they see suspicious activity.

Consider:

  • Startinga neighborhood watch program
  • Keeping an eye on your neighbor's house whilethey're out of town

2. Sharing. Tight-knit neighbors are more likely to share resources, whether it's a hammer or extra goodies from the garden.

Consider:

  • Helping your elderly neighbors with yard work, snow removal or tasks around the house.
  • Taking dinner to a neighbor who is under the weather or just had a baby.

3. Social Support. People with strong social ties are not only happier, they also tend to live longer.

Consider:

  • Organizing a block party or potluck dinner to get to know your neighbors.
  • Smiling and waving at your neighbors when they pass by your house.

65% of Americans do favors for their neighbors

3 Ways to be a Better Neighbor

1. Be friendly.A little small talk goes a long way. Say "hello" to your neighbors and try to get to know them.

2. Be considerate.If you share walls with your neighbors, be aware of the noise your appliances, gadgets and animals make, especially if your neighbor has a different work schedule from you. And, be sure to keep it down after 9 or 10pm.

3. Keep Your Place Tidy.Whether you live in an apartment, a subdivision or in a rural area, it's importantto keep your property in good shape. Sweep your doorway, pick up litter and mow your lawn.

43% of Americans speak to their neighbors at least a few times a week.

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:33:24 -0800

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to say thank you for your business. Its truly an honor to serve great people like you! Below is an overview of just three of the services that I offer. If I can ever be of service, dont hesitate to call. Im never too busy for your referrals, so feel free to forward this information on to family and friends.

Have I told you lately that I'm thankful for your business? Your support is vital to my success, and I enjoy helping great people like you achieve the goal of home ownership. If you ever need anything, know that I'm never too busy to serve you. Here are just a few of the services I provide:

  1. Tap into my network of reliable local professionals.If your home requires maintenance, call me for a referral to a trusted professional in my network. The nature of my profession has allowed me to build working relationships with great tradespeople and other professionals. Let me connect you with someone who will provide you with great service and get the job done.
  2. Learn more about the local real estate market.My finger is on the pulse of the local market. Whether you've been thinking of putting your phone on the market or are curious about how much your home is worth, I can answer your questions and give you a market analysis of your property.
  3. Moving out of the area? Let me connect you with a great real estate professional in your new area.Moving can be tough, especially if you're relocating to a new city or state. But don't worry. I'm part of a network of real estate professionals who will take care of you and provide you with the same high level of service that you've come to expect. you'll have one less thing to worry about during the transition.

Oh by the way... If you know of someone who would appreciate the level of service I provide, please call me with their name and business number. I'll be happy to follow up and take great care of them.

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:09:25 -0800

Beautiful 3BR/2BA home just listed in Ridgewood! Functional floor plan offers a large living with lots of natural light, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, wood floors, walk-in closet, laundry room and a backyard meant for enjoyment. It's the ideal home in a highly sought-after neighborhood, location couldn't be better; minutes to your favorite cafe, Shasta College, Bethel School and Simpson U.

For IMMEDIATE INFO, call or text 530-510-0810

For more information and photos, please visithttp://northstatehomes.com/property/19318-Kinene-Redding-96003/ShastaCountyCA/14-4883/

Another listing by The Jeantet Team

Contact: Chris Jeantet
COLDWELL BANKER C&C - WESTSIDE
1801 Buenaventura Blvd.
Redding, CA 96001
Cell Phone - (530) 510-0810
cjeantet@ccproperties.com
BRE License # 01470906 www.shastaliving.com

Got real estate needs? We can help.

Click HERE to receive listings specific to what you're looking for.

For a home value request, click HERE.

Chris and Maria Jeantet, "the real estate couple"

EMAIL TheJeantets@ccproperties.com

CALL Chris at (530) 510-0810 or Maria at (530)510-8880

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