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Guarantee Real Estate Announces New President

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Guarantee Real Estate Announces New President

Fresno, CA (November 4, 2019) – Guarantee Real Estate, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced that Desrie van Putten, Sales Manager at the Guarantee Real Estate Fig Garden Office, has been promoted to the role of president of Guarantee Real Estate.

A longtime resident of the Fresno/Clovis area, van Putten began her real estate career in 2010 when she joined the Guarantee Real Estate Fig Garden office and in 2015, was promoted to Sales Manager. In 2017 Desrie, together with Sandy Darling, Sales Manager, successfully merged the Fig Garden and Flex offices into what is currently the Guarantee Real Estate Fig Garden office, providing support and leadership for almost 100 agents.

“Desrie has proven herself to be an exceptional leader with Guarantee Real Estate. I look forward to seeing her lead the company with the character and passion she has demonstrated during her years of managing a great team of professionals at the Fig Garden Office of Guarantee,” said Scott Leonard, former CEO of Guarantee Real Estate.

“I am incredibly humbled and honored to be entrusted with the opportunity to further serve a company that was born in the Central Valley/Fresno area and has led the way in providing real estate services to a community I hold dear. I am looking forward to working with our skilled and committed management team here, our outstanding agents, and talented employees. Now I have the joy of collaborating with all of our offices and I’m deeply grateful,” said van Putten.

“Desrie has been an effective leader and has done a terrific job gaining the trust of both her agents and consumers,” said Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices of America, the parent company of Guarantee Real Estate. “And I am confident that under her leadership, Guarantee is well-poised for continued growth and success.”

About Guarantee Real Estate

Guarantee Real Estate is Central California’s leading Real Estate Brokerage. Guarantee Real Estate’s well-trained real estate agents specialize in selling single family homes, condos, PUDs, vacation homes, cabins, lots, land, commercial, agriculture, and income producing investment properties in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings Counties. The name Guarantee has been a trusted name in Central California for over 100 years. Information about Guarantee Real Estate is available at www.guarantee.com.

Media Inquiries:
Joshua Banker, Marketing Director
Guarantee Real Estate
(559) 650-6018 | josh@guarantee.com


Guarantee Donated $1,500 to the Boys and Girls Club

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The Guarantee donated $1,500 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fresno County. The donation will support programs in Fresno, Clovis, Huron, Dinuba, Parlier, Madera, Sanger, Firebaugh, Orange Cove, Mendota, Del Rey, and Pinedale, where over 12,000 youth participate annually.

Clubs are open every day after school when kids have free time and need positive and productive activities. Core Boys and Girls Clubs programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers, and family members that enable them to reach their full potential. Clubs offer program activities in several areas: Good Character & Citizenship, Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, The Arts, Sports, Fitness & Recreation, and Technology.

Learn more about the programs the Boys and Girls Clubs offer or how you can get involved from their website, bgclubfc.org.

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The Guarantee Goodwill Network Fund is a donor-advised fund, established at the Central Valley Community Foundation, to encourage Guarantee employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.


Guarantee Donated $500 to the Dinuba USD Student Foundation

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Guarantee Donated $500 to the Dinuba Unified School District Student Foundation.

About the Dinuba Unified School District Student Foundation

The purpose of the foundation is to raise, gather, and collect donations to be applied for the benefit of educational, athletic, and student programs to support the educational needs and expand opportunities for all students of Dinuba Unified School District.

Ways to help

Find and select Dinuba USD Student foundation on Amazon Smile – the foundation gets a donation just for you shopping.

Get involved – Become an industry partner and share your career expertise with our students to better prepare them.

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The Guarantee Goodwill Network Fund is a donor-advised fund, established at the Central Valley Community Foundation, to encourage Guarantee employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.


Guarantee Donated to the Fresno Bully Rescue

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Guarantee donated $200 to the Fresno Bully Rescue.

About the Fresno Bully Rescue

FBR’s job is to provide a healthy and loving temporary home while we look for forever homes for our bullies. In addition, FBR is committed to promoting responsible ownership of bully breeds, fighting against breed discrimination, spaying and neutering pets, reporting dog fighting, and demonstrating to the community that bully breeds are loyal, loving, and wonderful forever companions.

-Bridgette Boothe, Director, President

How Do I Donate?

Fresno Bully Rescue is always looking for volunteers. They need help for everything from walking dogs to helping at adoption events.

Learn more at fresnobullyrescue.org/volunteer-orientation

If you would like to donate financially you can go to Fresno Bully Rescue Donate Page

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The Guarantee Goodwill Network Fund is a donor-advised fund, established at the Central Valley Community Foundation, to encourage Guarantee employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.


Guarantee Donates to the Valley Dream Center

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Guarantee Donated $500 to Valley Dream Center.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

Valley Dream Center’s mission is to Rescue those with immediate physical needs. Restore individuals and families to health. Equip and Release people into the workplace.

Some of the programs include, after school program, summer enrichment, Saturday sports programs, GED & computer literacy, basketball program, food distribution, financial literacy, and parenting classes.

Learn more at www.valleydreamcenter.org.

HOW CAN I DONATE:

The Valley Dream Center is always looking for volunteer in addition to financial giving. Learn more at www.valleydreamcenter.org/get-involved

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The Guarantee Goodwill Network Fund is a donor-advised fund, established at the Central Valley Community Foundation, to encourage Guarantee employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.


Guarantee Donates $1000 to CASA

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Guarantee Donated $1,000 to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). CASA improves the outcomes for children in the foster care system and gives home to at-risk youth.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

Since its inception in 1996, CASA of Fresno and Madera Counties has served foster youth in our region with Judge Soukup’s original goal in mind: to be a voice for our community’s most at-risk children. This has been tirelessly executed with the help of dedicated men and women, from advocates to social workers, attorneys, foster parents, therapists, doctors, teachers, and the myriad of other individuals responsible for the care of our foster youth.

Today, CASA of Fresno and Madera Counties employs a full-time staff and is supporting and equipping more than 175 volunteer advocates as they annually serve 225 of the 2,500 abused and neglected children in foster care in Fresno and Madera Counties.

HOW CAN I DONATE:

Become an advocate (voice) for the neglected and abused foster children in Fresno and Madera counties.
Donate @ casafresnomadera.org/give/ways-to-give/

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The Guarantee Goodwill Network Fund is a donor-advised fund, established at the Central Valley Community Foundation, to encourage Guarantee employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.


Guarantee Donates to Joni and Friends

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The Guarantee Good Will Network has donated $500 to Joni & Friends.

About Joni and Friends

Joni and Friends is a non-profit organization that has been advancing disability ministry by equipping communities around the world since 1979. Joni and Friends provides programs and support to thousands of families impacted by disability around the globe including right here in the Central Valley. We are committed to bringing practical resources and the gospel to people impacted by disability and their families. Through training and relationship, we energize the community to include everyone in worship, fellowship, and outreach. We invite the community to join Joni and Friends through volunteering, participating in events, or getting your church or organization involved with our inclusion training! Contact us at (559)227-5664.

-Alexandra Nord, Program Manager


How Can I Help Support Joni and Friends?

To learn more about how you can support Joni and Friends through volunteering or donating go to their “Support Us” page at joniandfriends.org/support-us/

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The Guarantee Goodwill Network Fund is a donor-advised fund, established at the Central Valley Community Foundation, to encourage Guarantee employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.


Guarantee Donates $1,000 to Transitions Children’s Services

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The Guarantee Good Will Network has donated $1,000 to Transitions Children’s Services. The Transitions Children’s Services help youth who have grown to of the Foster Care system by helping them become more self-sufficient and providing for some basic needs. There is a great need for services like this and “Transitions” helps bridge that gap.

With the Donation we will be able to continue to serve youth aging out of the foster care system. Thank You Guarantee, we truly appreciate your donation!”

-Brian Van Anne, CEO/Administrator for Transitions Children’s Services

How can I help support the Transitions Children’s Services

There are many ways to donate. You can learn more at their website http://www.transitionschildrensservices.org. They also partner with major networks where you can create a donate button on Facebook or donate every time you shop on Amazon.com. There is also an Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser held every year in October that you can help sponsor.

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The Guarantee Goodwill Network Fund is a donor-advised fund, established at the Central Valley Community Foundation, to encourage Guarantee employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.


Guarantee Donates $500 to the Molly Griffin Scholarship

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The Guarantee Good Will Network has donated $500 to the Molly Taylor Griffin Scholarship. Molly Griffin was a nurse who was well liked by her peers and everyone who knew her. Sadly her life ended too soon in 2015 when she was killed in a drunk driver related accident. Her parents set up this scholarship in her honor. Her father Doug Griffin was present for our check presentation recently at our Guarantee Woodward Park office where we got to hear her story.

How can I help support the Molly Taylor Griffin Scholarship?

If you would like to donate to the scholarship go to the following link and Mark “Other” and enter “Molly Taylor Griffin Scholarship”.

Donate here www.fresnostate.edu/advancement/giving/givenow.html

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The Guarantee Goodwill Network Fund is a donor-advised fund, established at the Central Valley Community Foundation, to encourage Guarantee employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.


Move-Up Buyer Advantages

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What is the biggest opportunity in the Fresno/Clovis housing market right now! It is the move-up buyer! Hi I’m John Stone with The Stones Real Estate Team at Guarantee Real Estate.

Why does the move-up buyer have an advantage when they sell and buy?

It is simple supply and demand. There are many more buyers than homes for sale under $350,000… and many more homes than buyers for homes over $450,000. To put that into perspective from an inventory standpoint, there is less than 2-months-supply of inventory for homes under $350… and there is 5-to-8-months-supply of inventory for homes over $450.

The move-up seller has the opportunity to get top-dollar when they sell, and negotiate a great deal when they buy! So… for the first time in a long time the move-up buyer has an advantage when they sell… And buy!

If you’re considering moving up to the home of your dreams… this is the perfect time to do so!

Learn more about the John Stone team at johnstonehomes.com


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