We are happy to announce that Guarantee Real Estate sales offices will serve as drop off locations for Toys for Tots.
Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to local children whose parents can’t afford to buy them for Christmas. Guarantee Real Estate is pleased to join the mission of the program which is to “DELIVER” smiles through giving new and unwrapped toys.
Teamwork and community involvement will make this project a huge success. Therefore, every Valley resident is encouraged to share this announcement throughout the surrounding communities. Please encourage everyone that you know to join our efforts in providing joy, goodwill, and cheer to children less fortunate. It doesn’t cost much to put a smile on a child’s face, but a smile that YOU create by giving is priceless!
The sales offices listed below will accept new and unwrapped toys between now and December 13. The offices are open during regular business hours, Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS:
7050 N. Palm Avenue, Fresno, CA 93650
5210 N. Palm Avenue, Fresno, CA 93704
180 W. Bullard Avenue, Clovis, CA 93612
3 River Park Place East, Fresno, CA 93720
1049 G. Street, Reedley, CA 936524
29369 Auberry Road, Prather, CA 93651
Written by: Leverne Brown
The countdown for hosting Thanksgiving Dinner is on! Are you ready? We know that planning and cooking for a huge crowd can be overwhelming. We have five tips that will help you prepare for an exciting meal with your loved ones. From the entire team at Guarantee, we want to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Set Your Table the Night Before
How many times have you actually set your table the night before Thanksgiving? Taking one thing off of your “to-do” list can relieve more stress than you can imagine. Here’s a bonus tip: If you have small children that are visiting, allow them to help set the table the night before. You can even make it into a family tradition by allowing them to pick the centerpiece or color scheme.
Use a Thermometer!
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service advises cooking turkeys until the thermometer reads 165°F; this is the “instant kill” temperature for any bacteria that might be present. Use a good digital probe thermometer to let you know when the turkey has reached temperature. For other cooking tips and instructions for turkey prep, visit the USDA website HERE. If you experience issues with cooking your turkey, feel free to reach out to the Butterball Hotline.
Order Your Desserts From a Local Bakery
It may sound shameful to serve store bought desserts at a family Thanksgiving feast. But just for a moment consider the time, cost, and preparation, that goes into all of that baking… Quality desserts can be purchased at local bakeries for the same amount you’d spend on the ingredients for baking your own desserts. Click HERE to order your pies at a local Marie Callender’s!
Serve a Buffet-Style Meal
Oh how wonderful it would be to display all of your dishes on the table, and to have Grandpa Joe carve the turkey right in front of everyone! But you’ve just spent hours cooking a beautiful meal for your guests to enjoy. Why not establish order and provide convenience to everyone? Consider serving your holiday dinner buffet-style. By doing so, your guests will have the opportunity to put what they want on their plates without having to pass a number of dishes around the table. The food will remain fresh and warm during the entire time!
Relax, Have Fun, and Be Thankful!
Although preparing a holiday feast can be stressful, don’t forget to relax and take some time for yourself before your company arrives. Oh!!! Don’t forget those classical holiday movies that you can watch while you cook. Click HERE for a complete list of holiday classics and show times. Click HERE for the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade channel guide.
Be sure to stock up on board games, uno cards, dominoes, trivia games, footballs, basketballs, softballs, etc. Remember the easel for a few rounds of pictionary during dessert! Make sure the person in charge of music and entertainment has a variety of activities for EVERYONE.
Most of all, don’t forget the real reason of the holiday. “Thanksgiving” is an expression of gratitude for family, friends, and loved ones that are dear to your heart. It’s a time of celebration and happy memories that can be shared for generations to come. Have fun and be THANKFUL!
Guarantee Real Estate just announced a $1,000 sponsorship for Break the Barriers’ annual production of A Nutcracker Like No Other! Please continue reading to find out more.
About Break the Barriers
Almost 36 years ago, Break the Barriers (BTB) was established to celebrate awareness and victories of all abilities and disabilities. This organization educates the community in artistic expression, performing arts, and most important, it breaks barriers between people and groups by fulfilling acceptance and human interaction. Break the Barriers has made a significant impact locally and globally, and it has been recognized by the US Department of Education as a National Role Model for Inclusion.
How to Get Involved
On November 17, the performing arts division of BTB will host its annual production of A Nutcracker Like No Other. This year’s production will feature disabled veterans, giving them an opportunity to participate in the creative process and crew membership. Please help by clicking HERE to purchase a ticket to the show and other events that are produced by BTB.
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.
When you first purchase a home, the initial thought is to change the vibe and decor so that it feels more appealing to you. It’s common to make a list of “things to do” such as; paint the walls and install new carpet. While these activities seem practical, we don’t want you to forget about what’s most important.
What’s the First Thing a Home Buyer Should do After the Purchase of a Home?
You’d be surprised to know that some home buyers aren’t aware of the necessity to change the locks BEFORE moving in. In fact, not only should the locks be changed, but the following should be updated as well:
You have no idea who the previous homeowners shared access codes with. Furthermore, peace of mind and security are priceless when it comes to the enjoyment of your new home!
In this Week’s Real Estate Minute (REM) Andy Nazaroff, CEO of Guarantee Real Estate explains that for the first time in three years the Valley’s housing market has entered neutral territory! This means the market is currently demonstrating a balance between buyers and sellers.
Take a brief look at the graph down below. It shows a 20% increase in inventory from one year ago.
This is great news for buyers and sellers. More inventory indicates more choices for buyers, and more inventory increases the chance for homeowners to sell at a normal price range.
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The Process Will Be Fast and Efficient!
Before our buyers shop for a home, we connect them with the most knowledgeable loan officers to secure financing. This saves the buyer time, and it makes the process much easier for YOU as the seller.
Since today’s market has compelled home buyers to step up, you can rest and be sure that many of them have gone beyond the average requirements to obtain mortgage financing.
When you list your home with Guarantee this Fall, your home’s “days on market” won’t be very long. The tenacity of a buyer matched with the commitment of a Guarantee Realtor®, makes the selling process much faster.
CONNECT with a Guarantee Realtor® today and let’s discuss more opportunities for your investment!
In this week’s Real Estate Minute (REM) with CEO, Andy Nazaroff, we get to take a look back at the Great Real Estate Recession that hit 10 years ago. If we survey the past course of events, we will discover that the Federal Government and the Banking Industry were heroic for their stand during the crisis.
Let’s fast forward and take a look at where we are now.
Since the economy is headed in a positive direction, now is the time to buy and sell.
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The Demand for Your Home is Stronger Now Than Ever Before!
The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) indicates a strong demand throughout Central California. Buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase your home. Take advantage of the current Sellers Market and list your home with Guarantee.
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It is with regret that we announce the passing of Jerry Framsted, Realtor® at Guarantee Real Estate – Palm & Nees. Jerry contributed 5 years to Guarantee and we will miss him dearly.
“Jerry was deeply loved by his colleagues at the Palm/Nees office and was a well respected, hard working Realtor. I remember Jerry running his grocery store in Kerman when I was a kid. We are praying for the comfort of his family & friends as they mourn. We’ll miss you Jerry. ” -Andy Nazaroff, CEO, Guarantee Real Estate.
The Fall season is approaching, and many residents have started to take advantage of their opportunities to move to a new residence. Some tenants are sprucing up their current residence and making room for new decor. Whatever the case may be, it’s time to gather all of those old documents that need to be shredded and bring them to the City of Fresno Shredding Event!
On Saturday, September 8 the City of Fresno Recycling Program will host a paper shredding event at the Municipal Service Center. The event will take place from 9 AM – 1 PM, or until shred vehicles are full. City of Fresno residents may bring up to three (3) boxes of personal documents to be shredded. For additional rules please read the PSA HERE before you go to the event.
Please help spread the word to friends and family!
At Guarantee Real Estate we strive to be the premier provider around the home sale transaction. We sincerely care about the community that we love to serve, and it’s our goal to keep you informed about what’s happening in our neighborhoods.
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