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Guarantee Honored by Community Food Bank!

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Last week Guarantee Real Estate was honored for its 3-year participation in the fundraiser for Hunger Heroes; a Community Food Bank campaign to fight hunger in Central California. The awards ceremony was held at the Piccadilly Inn on Shaw/Van Ness and included the recognition of 7 other organizations that were present.

In an effort to support the Community Food Bank, Guarantee worked diligently to raise over $39,000 in monetary donations during the years of 2015-2017. With the Community Food Bank’s tremendous buying power, the money raised provided thousands of meals to local families.

Why is Guarantee so Successful at Fundraising?
“It’s the spirit of who we are! We value the ‘Spirit of Caring’ not only for our Realtors® and clients, but we genuinely CARE about the community we serve…Also, it helps that we have highly competitive and enthusiastic Associates who don’t like being second to anything.” -Andy Nazaroff, President/CEO of Guarantee Real Estate

In addition to receiving an award for the organization to raise the most funds during a 3-year period, The Guarantee Palm/Nees branch was recognized for the most improved in fundraising efforts from year to year.

“Guarantee Palm/Nees is an inspiration and we are the best of the best! As our CEO said, we never settle for second. I declare that we’ll do it again in 2018. It’s all about TEAMWORK… Individually we are just a drop of water, but together we are as strong as an ocean wave!” -Diane Hill, Sales Associate at Guarantee Palm/Nees

About The Community Food Bank
The Community 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. During the fiscal year of 2017 the Community Food Bank served over 40 million pounds of food to the counties of Fresno, Madera, Kings, Kern, and Tulare.

Volunteers packing food

How Can I Get involved?
Guarantee Real Estate will be participating in the fundraiser for Hunger Heroes again this year. We are gearing up for the 2018 campaign which will kick off during the month of April and will run through mid May. All of our offices will be competing against each other to see which office will raise the most funds. If you see one of our office representatives out and about in the communities, we encourage you to be generous and to PLEASE GIVE to this most worthy cause.


Why Trust Guarantee Real Estate?

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Success Matters
If success matters, then take look at the facts… In 2017 we sold over 4,000 homes – The most in the market!

Knowledge Matters
Our Neighborhood Experts have inside information about every neighborhood and can help you locate your dream home. We have the “inside advantage,” and we know about hot new listings before others find out!

Exposure Matters
Looking to sell your home? We give your home the MASSIVE EXPOSURE it needs to sell at top market value! With Internet exposure, professional ads, and direct contact with professional buyers, your home’s marketing needs are completely covered!

Experience Matters
Our Realtors® are educated, professionally trained, and mentored by the finest management and senior real estate professionals of the area.

If success, knowledge, exposure, and experience matters to you, then connect with a Realtor® at the most trusted brand for almost 100 years. Guarantee Real Estate. We CARE about you and we are committed to helping you achieve the American Dream of buying and selling real estate.


Guarantee Thinks Long Term

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The new California Real Estate laws require Realtors® to add their licensing information to all of their marketing signs for advertising properties. All new signs are in compliance, but what will our Associates do with their older signs?

We realize that the new rule imposed by the California Department of Real Estate came as a surprise to many of of our Sales Associates. To relieve our Realtors® of the stress involved with replacing signage, we decided to remedy the situation with one simple gesture. We purchased “name rider stickers” for every Associate! The new stickers have all of the required information printed on them, and they were issued to each Associate free of charge! This will ensure that every Guarantee Real Estate Realtor® sign is in compliance with the California laws of real estate advertising.

We Think Long Term
Our objective is to never draw attention to all of the “good” that we do for our Associates and clients. That’s not what we represent. We just want you to understand how a relationship with one of the most trusted brands in Central California for almost 100 years is necessary for your success.

We think long term when it comes to our Associates and then we plan ahead to solve the issues that come with the business. It’s just the right thing for a real estate brokerage to do.


Appreciation – Should I Use it Now?

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National reports show that as home values appreciate, homeowners have accumulated wealth through significant equity gains.


For homeowners who purchased their homes 6 or 7 years ago, an increase of 27 % equity gain has been added to their value of appreciation. Check out the numbers for homeowners who purchased 21 or more years ago…How does an increase of 104 % equity gain sound? It sounds like an opportunity to upgrade to a better space AND the qualification to earn more wealth!

Use it Now!
If you have equity built up, what’s stopping you from tapping into it? The opportunity to upgrade will not last long, therefore your time to make a move is NOW.

  • We can provide you with a complete analysis/instant home value within minutes.
  • We promise a first class real estate experience with an experienced Realtor®.
  • We promise to assist you with your transistion into the next home of your dreams.

 

If you agree that now is the time to maximize your equity gain, then connect with a Realtor® at the most trusted brand in Central California for almost 100 years. Guarantee Real Estate. We care about you and we are committed to helping you achieve the best return for your appreciation.

Sources:

National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Existing-Home Sales, December 2017.

U.S. Census Bureau, Monthly New Residential Sales, December 2017.

Ellie Mae© Origination Insight Report, November 2017.

NAR 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.

Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Quarterly Purchase-Only Index.


Does the Recent Dow Plunge Affect Home Investors?

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If there’s one asset investors watch as closely as the price of the stocks in their portfolio, it’s the value of their home.

The housing market and the stocks of companies that support it have been one of the hottest investment themes since the end of the Great Recession. Which is why the recent “plunge” is worth reviewing…We can agree that the performance of the market suggests that investors should take action.

Let’s consider the facts that add to the concern and then come up with a solution that would greatly benefit YOU the investors.

Here are the Facts
There has been a significant decline in the value of stock for the home manufacturing industries such as Home Depot, Lowes, Whirlpool, Stanley Black & Decker, etc. Additionally, global markets just took a huge hit after the Dow suffered the worst single-day point drop in history, highlighting the return of volatility to markets that had boomed over the previous year.

What Does This Mean for the Investors?

Currently there is a huge shortage in housing inventory and entry level products (lower level homes valued under $200K, investment properties, and starter homes) are in high demand. Therefore the current action of the market would be a great OPPORTUNITY for those who invested in 1-4 units during 2009-2012!

  • Consider how low the purchase price of your home was compared to how much the selling price would be NOW.
  • Consider the opportunity for you to potentially make DOUBLE the income than what you originally invested 6-9 years ago.
  • Consider the opportunity for you to UPGRADE at a much lower price now, than if you were to wait 6 months to a year from now.

The current action of the market says, “your time is now!”

If you agree that now is the time to maximize your investment income, then connect with a Realtor® at the most trusted brand for almost 100 years. Guarantee Real Estate. We care about you and we are committed to helping you achieve the best return for your asset.

Connect with our Real Estate Expert to find your home’s value. Text your address to 559-460-0570.


Does the Recent Dow Plunge Affect Home Investors?

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If there’s one asset investors watch as closely as the price of the stocks in their portfolio, it’s the value of their home.

The housing market and the stocks of companies that support it have been one of the hottest investment themes since the end of the Great Recession. Which is why the recent “plunge” is worth reviewing…We can agree that the performance of the market suggests that investors should take action.

Let’s consider the facts that add to the concern and then come up with a solution that would greatly benefit YOU the investors.

Here are the Facts
There has been a significant decline in the value of stock for the home manufacturing industries such as Home Depot, Lowes, Whirlpool, Stanley Black & Decker, etc. Additionally, global markets just took a huge hit after the Dow suffered the worst single-day point drop in history, highlighting the return of volatility to markets that had boomed over the previous year.

What Does This Mean for the Investors?

Currently there is a huge shortage in housing inventory and entry level products (lower level homes valued under $200K, investment properties, and starter homes) are in high demand. Therefore the current action of the market would be a great OPPORTUNITY for those who invested in 1-4 units during 2009-2012!

  • Consider how low the purchase price of your home was compared to how much the selling price would be NOW.
  • Consider the opportunity for you to potentially make DOUBLE the income than what you originally invested 6-9 years ago.
  • Consider the opportunity for you to UPGRADE at a much lower price now, than if you were to wait 6 months to a year from now.

The current action of the market says, “your time is now!”

If you agree that now is the time to maximize your investment income, then connect with a Realtor® at the most trusted brand for almost 100 years. Guarantee Real Estate. We care about you and we are committed to helping you achieve the best return for your asset.


The New BooBoo Bean Bakery at Bullard/West

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Written by: Roxanne Rich

So have you heard? A new neighbor just moved into the Pavilion West Shopping Center! Her name is Jenny and she is the owner/baker of BooBoo Bean Bakery and Cafe.

BooBoo Bean Bakery and Cafe is locally owned and has that “small-town” charm that’s felt once you walk in. The atmosphere is very friendly and laid-back. Everyone is greeted with a smile and after a chit-chat with some of the staff, you get the feeling that your day will get sweeter as it passes.

Love at First Taste
Honestly, one visit will have you hooked! I visited 2 times in one week and I was overcome with temptation. All the goodies glared at me through their display case, and I fell head-over-heels in love.

The menu contains sandwiches, salads, desserts, and gourmet hot/cold beverages. Jenny offers a delicious cookie sample every day, so be sure to look for the sample plate on top the cupcake display when you visit.

My first experience was a taste of the Special Pecan Tart and Chocolate Caramel Mocha. The pecan tart is made with toasted pecans and sweet caramel filling surrounded by a flaky buttery crust. The mocha was so divine, and made special to order-topped with a mountain of whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and chopped cocoa. Starbucks is now a thing of the past for me…

Jenny is super excited to be in the neighborhood, and her hope is that everyone in Central California will soon discover the sweetness that comes from the bakery. Be sure to stop by for lunch or just a quick pick-me-up at the end of your day. You will not be disappointed!

BooBoo Bean Bakery and Cafe is located at the southwest corner of Bullard/West. It’s open Monday-Saturday 6 AM – 3 PM and closed on Sundays.

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Guarantee Real Estate Awards Gala

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Last Saturday Guarantee Real Estate owned the night and The Double Tree Hotel in Fresno was THE PLACE TO BE! The occasion? A celebration to honor and recognize those who achieved production levels during 2017.

A Formal Affair!
This year, Guarantee added a “touch of class” to the Annual Awards Ceremony by hosting it as a formal gala. Over 300 attendees arrived in their best formal attire; dressed in exquisite fashion, and looking sharp!

a tremendous sense of joy, excitement, and support for one another was felt among those who attended. Each person mingled, laughed, and seized the opportunity to grab photos with each other while catching up on old times. The evidence of pure happiness, love, and comrade was shown on the faces of those who were present.

“The gala was a perfect setting to honor achievements in sales and to recognize E.P.I.C. characters company wide. It was extremely empowering and exhilarating to follow suit!” – Maria Romo, Guarantee Real Estate Sales Associate.

Great Food and Awesome Music to Celebrate Achievement!
The evening begin with a delectable assortment of appetizers. The dinner served was outstanding and well received as the beautiful sounds of Sam Smith, Adel, and other popular tunes played in the background.

Andy Nazaroff hit the stage with a powerful and moving speech. He highlighted the great start of 2017 and congratulated EVERYONE who made it possible to end the year with outstanding achievement.

Over 150 Sales associates were recognized for their annual production levels of success. The awards ranged from the level of Crystal, Gold, Diamond, and up to the Platinum level. New Agent of the Year, Top Office Agents, and the Top Company Agent were honored as well.

“Success is not just given to those who are naturally gifted…I believe that YOU are so capable of achieving that level of success and so much more too!” -Andy Nazaroff, President/CEO of Guarantee Real Estate

Celebratory Dancing
The awards ceremony ended with several members of each sales office gathered together on the dance floor, where the largest group photo in company history was achieved! Everyone embraced, danced with one another, and encouraged each other to reach even higher goals in 2018.

“There is so much greatness within our company…I had so much fun meeting fellow agents and hearing success stories. I left the event knowing I can raise the bar in 2018!
-Leslie Bridges, Guarantee Real Estate Sales Associate


Four Seasons To Sell Your Home

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There are four seasons to sell your home; Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. It looks like the forecast for Winter 2018 may be the most profitable season of them all!

Why Should I Sell Now?

The DEMAND is Strong!
The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout all of Central California. Here are the facts: Home buyers are ready, and several of them are eligible to purchase! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy a home. So why not take advantage of the current market and earn TOP DOLLAR for your starter home?

If I Sell Now, What Does My Chance of an Upgrade Look Like?

There Will Never Be a Better Time to Upgrade Than NOW!
If your next home purchase will be a premium or luxury home, now is the time to make your move! Currently, the value for your home is at an all time HIGH, which means you are more than likely to see a much better return NOW, than later.

Prices are projected to appreciate by 4.7% over the next year according to CoreLogic. Therefore, if you are moving to a higher priced home, there is a strong possibility that the cost for your trade-up will increase (both in down payment and mortgage payment) if you wait.

Don’t Wait. Take Advantage and Sell Now!
The opportunity to upgrade won’t last for long! So please don’t wait another season.
Change is good and the time for an upgrade is NOW! Connect with a Guarantee Realtor® today to learn more.


Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 EPIC Awards!

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It is our mission at Guarantee Real Estate to be the premier provider of the real estate experience around the home sale transaction. With nearly 100 years of a brand in Central California, this great company has inherited amazing integrity and values that give us the ability to provide high quality service. We call those values EPIC.

Our EPIC values describe WHO WE ARE and WHO WE ATTRACT. We are a company that promotes ethics, professionalism, innovation, and we genuinely care about the clients we love to serve.

Recently, the Sales Associates and staff members at Guarantee Real Estate had an opportunity to vote for four winners (one per EPIC value) who most represent each category of our values. Each winner was recognized with a personalized plaque at the Guarantee Awards Gala last week.

The executive staff at Guarantee Real Estate would like to thank all of those who participated in the voting process. You set aside time to express your gratitude and to convey your thoughts and experience of each candidate’s proven dedication to their service.

Congratulations to the 2017 Epic Award Winners; Doug Baker – Most Ethical, Carol Isaak – Most Professional, Amir Dehlan – Most Innovative, and Clemencia Garcia – Most Caring. We thank you for your service to Guarantee Real Estate and the commitment you’ve shown to your clients, and those who work alongside you to get the job done! THANK YOU!

Here’s what their co-workers had to say about the winners:

Doug Baker

MOST ETHICAL
“Doug is a very hard worker. He never hides from any issues, but rather, he tackles them head-on and with the utmost integrity. I have had a desk next to him and I know what/how he treats his clients…”

Carol Isaak

MOST PROFESSIONAL
“Carol always dresses professional and maintains a professional business attitude. She is a class act. Always graceful, caring and professional. She is consistent and handles herself with respect.”

Amir Dehlan

MOST INNOVATIVE
“Amir never brags or boasts about past sales. He keeps moving forward and tests the waters in many different aspects so that he can maintain the interest of his clients. It is his continued hunger for growth and refining/implementing systems, that is able to keep him ahead of the curve.”

Clemencia Garcia

MOST CARING
“Clemencia always goes above and beyond. She is well deserving! She is a great coordinator, a single mom who stays up late often preparing for the next day, and yet she shows up earlier than others in the office. She has a heart for service and treats agents like they are family.”


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