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Guarantee Donates $2,500 to Hinds Hospice

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Guarantee is happy to announce a $2,500 donation to Hinds Hospice!. The donation will assist the organization with its efforts to uphold the dignity and ease the suffering of the terminally ill, while supporting their loved ones and those who are grieving.

About Hinds Hospice
For almost 40 years, Hinds Hospice has provided comfort care and grief support in Fresno, Madera, & Merced counties. The number served by their programs has grown significantly throughout the years.

Many programs are not covered or are inadequately funded. To address these issues, Hinds Hospice maintains programs and services such as; Patient Care Services, the Hinds Hospice Home-where terminally ill patients receive 24 hour care, Angel Babies-to help families cope with the devastation of losing a little one, and the Center for Grief and Healing-which provides understanding, compassion and professional support to those experiencing loss and grief.

How Can I Get Involved?
Hinds Hospice relies on community support to meet the growing needs of the organization. The generosity of the community is always appreciated through donations, volunteering, and patronizing the Hinds Hospice Thrift Stores. Please click HERE and learn more ways to get involved.

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 Hunger Heroes Update: Over $11,000 Raised!

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In an effort to support the Central California Food Bank’s annual Hunger Heroes fundraising campaign, Guarantee team members recently held fundraising events at each of the branch offices. We are happy to announce that the final amount raised for the 2018 campaign has reached over $11,000!

The funds will provide over 77,000 meals for hungry individuals, veterans, seniors, families, and college students who are struggling with hunger in Central California.

About the Central California Food Bank
The Central California Food Bank is dedicated to ending hunger in Central California by providing food to anyone in the community with a need. The organization serves 200 agencies in 5 counties and provides food to about 280,000 people each month. $.97 of every dollar goes directly to feeding programs and services.

“We distribute food to Fresno, Madera, Kings, Kern, and Tulare Counties. The Central California Food Bank is honored and thankful for our amazing partnership with Guarantee Real Estate. We are so blessed that the Realtors® and staff members at Guarantee have incredible hearts for those who struggle.” -Denise O’Canto, Corporate Relations Manager, Central California Food bank.

How Can I Get Involved?
Learn more about the Central California Food Bank and how to become an advocate for the hungry in our community by clicking HERE

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


What’s Your Move Score?

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At times, we are presented with circumstances that require significant changes. Your home is an asset that can be used as leverage to assist with those circumstances. How do you know when it’s time to move? The easiest way to answer that question is this: If you anticipate that your family will experience a life change and/or your home no longer fits the criteria for your family’s needs, it maybe time for you to sell.

How to Determine Your Move Score
Below is a quick questionnaire that can be used to help determine your move score. Ask yourself the following questions and keep track of the number you answer “YES” regarding your current situation.

  1. Are you getting married or recently married?
  2. Has your family size increased in the past year, or do you anticipate the arrival of a new addition to your family?
  3. Do you have teenage children and your current floor plan is no longer conducive to your family’s needs?
  4. Do you have children that have left home recently? Or perhaps an adult child has moved back in?
  5. Have you lived in your home for 7 years or more?
  6. Have you experienced a significant change in your employment through downsizing or company expansion?
  7. Is your family experiencing a significant health event? Or maybe an elderly parent has moved in?
  8. Have you received a substantial amount of income?
  9. Are you interested in investment property?

Your Change Begins with Guarantee!
Keep in mind that a score of 1-9 simply means that CHANGE is necessary for the events that are imminent in your life. Good news! Guarantee Real Estate is happy to assist you with that change.

A real estate move is most successful when backed by an experienced Broker. If experience matters to you, then connect with a Realtor® at the most trusted brand for almost 100 years. Guarantee Real Estate. YOUR goals and YOUR priorities are the main focus.


Guarantee Supports Youth For Christ

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The Guarantee Good Will Network announced a $600 sponsorship to Fresno/Madera Youth For Christ. The grant will be used to sponsor the organization’s Comedy Cafe event that will take place in October.

About Fresno/Madera Youth for Christ
For over 75 years Youth For Christ has worked alongside the local churches to share the hope of Christ through intentional relationships, and programing. The organization encourages a balanced life for youth, by engaging with them mentally, physically, spiritually and socially. With over 100 volunteers and a dozen staff members, the organization is able to assist over 3,000 youth each year. The ministry of the organization doesn’t just reach the school campuses, but it makes a difference in the local neighborhoods, and juvenile detention centers as well.

How Can I Help?
Youth for Christ is richly blessed by the community’s support and generosity. There are many great ways to get involved with the ministry of YFC. Whether you choose to volunteer, make a donation, or both, you will make an everlasting impact in the life of a child. Click here to learn more.

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.


Tim Gavrilov

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It is with regret that we announce the passing of Tim Gavrilov, Realtor® at Guarantee Real Estate – Woodward Park. Tim contributed over 15 years to Guarantee Real Estate and we will miss him dearly.

“Tim was a fixture to the culture of our office. I am comforted by all the great stories that I continue to hear from our agents. He truly enjoyed his fellow agents, and made a lasting impression on us all.” -David Heuer, Office Manager, Guarantee Woodward Park.

Due to Tim’s sudden passing, his family needs our help. CLICK HERE to learn more.


Way to Go Kitty Fitch!

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If you have a copy of the Dominion summer publication, take a look inside. You’ll notice a very familiar Guarantee face. Kitty Fitch! Congrats Kitty on being featured in the Dominion for your delicious Slow Cooker Pulled Pork recipe. This dish is perfect for the scorching months because you get all of the wonderful flavors of BBQ without heating up your home! How cool is that??? 😎


The Only In-House Small Claims Service is at Guarantee!

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Guarantee Real Estate launched its Small Claims Concierge Service about 6 months ago, and the service has already proven to be beneficial for Real Estate Agents in today’s market.

The Small Claims Concierge Service was established to assist with negotiations of small claims for commission disputes, earnest money deposits, and issues that arise when a Broker refuses to pay on a referral. The idea of an in-house service was conceptualized based on the need for additional legal resource options that otherwise wouldn’t be available.

Why do the Agents Find the Service So Valuable?
Concierge works both as an asset and a learning tool for our Realtors®. After discussion and mediation, resolutions have been found to favor both Agent and clients.

“Not every case presented to Concierge will go to Small Claims. There is an eligibility criteria that each complaint must meet, and an evaluation is done based on merit. The most important benefit of the service is that it helps our agents learn and grasp a better understanding of what to avoid in future circumstances that can arise when practicing real estate.”
-Bill Raudwer- Small Claims Representative, Guarantee Real Estate

What Do our Agents Have to Say About This Service?
“Justice prevailed with my small claims lawsuit because Guarantee Small Claims Concierge Service looked out for my best interest and helped me defend my case. Their efforts, support, knowledge, expertise, and care for me turned a challenging situation into a very positive experience.
-Elaine Colett, Realtor® at Guarantee Real Estate West & Herndon

“Everything went well. I was so pleased to have representation, and it was nice to have an option where the cost didn’t exceed the issue. It’s always helpful to know there is professional legal help when difficult situations arrive.”
-Jesse Penner, Realtor® at Guarantee Real Estate Willow & Nees

How to Connect With the Concierge Service
The service starts with a 30 minute free consultation. Appointments are available on Tuesdays between 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM & Wednesdays between 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. The service is only available to Guarantee Agents and their clients. To book an appointment call Kim Durgin (559) 892-2868 or email kdurgin@guarantee.com

We Care About our Associates!
Our main goal is to be the Premier Provider of the real estate experience around the home sale transaction. We are continuously looking for innovative ways to save our Realtors® time and money. The Guarantee Small Claims Concierge Service is the only one of its kind that is offered at a Fresno Real Estate Brokerage. Does your broker have your best interest in mind? Connect with us today for more information.


Guarantee Curb Appeal

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Are you planning to sell this summer? Get your outdoors in shape, because it can pay off!
According to National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), certain exterior improvements are likely to recoup at resale.
Source: RISMedia

How to Maximize Buyer Appeal
The view from your curb is the first and most important impression a buyer will remember when considering to purchase your home. If you are are planning to sell this summer, maintaining the exterior of your home will maximize “buyer appeal.”

What Should be the Focus Outdoors?
According to the National Association of Realtors, a homeowner’s consistent attention to lawn care, landscaping/tree service, and a great irrigation system will guarantee an ROI of 86%.

“A well manicured yard can be just as important as any indoor remodel. Even homeowners with no immediate plans to sell can gain more enjoyment and satisfaction from their home by taking on a project to revive their outdoor spaces.”
-Elizabeth Mendelhall, NAR President

Process and Preparation-We are Here for You!
If experience matters to you, then connect with a Realtor® at the most trusted brand for almost 100 years. Guarantee Real Estate. We promise to help you get your home in top condition. When you list your home with Guarantee, we vow to work on your behalf by providing complete real estate services. We will help you make a list of any repairs, suggest necessary upgrades, and provide a list of reputable vendors that can be trusted to complete the work. Connect with us today to learn more.


Guarantee Sponsors Marjaree Mason Center

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The Guarantee Good Will Network awarded the Marjaree Mason Center a $2,500 sponsorship for their annual fundraiser. The grant will help support and empower individuals affected by domestic violence. The art piece down below was presented to Guarantee on behalf of one of the children who benefit from the center. Special moments such as this one reminds us of our EPIC mission to care for our community, and our social responsibility to give back.

The Marjaree Mason Center was founded over 40 years ago after the tragic death of Marjaree Mason. Despite seeking help from medical professionals and law enforcement, Marjaree’s life ended at the age of 36 by the hand of her abuser. Just one year after her murder the Marjaree Mason Center opened to offer safety and support services to those experiencing domestic violence in Fresno County.

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.


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