InHouse Winter 2020 – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

InHouse Winter 2020 – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

 

 

Direction, Not Intention, Determines Destination!

 

Not too long ago I heard one of my favorite leaders say these words: “Direction, not intention, determines your destination”.  That stuck with me.  I don’t know about you but seems daily I battle keeping my mind and feet on a path toward productivity vs just activity.  You may have heard me say in past newsletters that Your Routine = Your Results.  For me to ensure the right direction of being productive and valuing others each day I need to examine my habits.  As you know, we can create and establish effective and productive habits but also develop bad habits.

 

So, as I began working on HOW to better help myself, my team and you as we head in to a new year, I began by looking at MY habits.  It is amazing how you can start out with a great routine of good habits but over time – drift.  To hedge against that, I looked back at the habits of the most effective people.

 

You may or may not have ever read Stephen Covey’s best-selling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, if not, you should get a copy and read it.  If you have, it could be time for a refresher… depending on whether you are happy with your direction or concerned your current path may not 100% end at your desired destination in life.

 

In the book, Covey presents an approach to being effective in attaining goals by aligning oneself to what he calls “true north” principles based on a character ethic that he presents as universal and timeless.  Most people believe they have good ethics, but again, if the outcomes or results we are getting from our daily routines are NOT what we want… we must realize something isn’t quite right.  How effective are you at obtaining desired results?

 

Effectiveness is the balance of obtaining desirable results with caring for that which produces those results. Covey illustrates this by referring to the fable of the goose that laid the golden eggs. He further claims that effectiveness can be expressed in terms of the P/PC ratio, where P refers to getting desired results and PC is caring for that which produces the results.

 

Covey promotes what he labels “the character ethic”: aligning one’s values with so-called universal and timeless principles. In doing this, Covey is deliberately and mindfully separating principles and values. He sees principles as external natural laws, while values remain internal and subjective. Our values govern our behavior, while principles ultimately determine the consequences. To better demonstrate this, Mr. Covey presents his teachings in a series of habits, manifesting as a progression from dependence through independence on to interdependence.  Bottom line… Daily habits that = desired results and then some.

 

However, as they say, old habits are hard to break, so the first step is to understand where success really starts:  how you think.  How much time do you sit and just – think? Really analyze, even meditate on where you are and where you want to go?  Tough to break a habit without knowing about it or understanding how/why you do it.

 

My first step to a better 2020 is to bridge the gap between knowing and doing.  In order to do that, let’s begin with what Covey introduces as the Maturity Continuum. These are three successive stages of increasing maturity: dependence, independence, and interdependence. At birth, everybody is dependent, and characteristics of dependence may linger; this is the first and lowest stage of maturity.

 

Dependence means you need others to get what you want. All of us began life as an infant, depending on others for nurturing and sustenance. I may be intellectually dependent on other people’s thinking; I may be emotionally dependent on other people’s affirmation and validation of me. Dependence is the attitude of “you”: you take care of me… or you don’t come through and I blame you for the result.

 

Independence means you are pretty much free from the external influence [and] support of others. … Independence is the attitude of “I”. … It is the avowed goal of many individuals, and many social movements, to enthrone independence as the highest level of achievement, but it is not the ultimate goal in effective living. There is a far more mature and more advanced level.

 

The third and highest level in the Maturity Continuum is interdependence. … We live in an interdependent reality. Interdependence is essential for good leaders; good team players; a successful marriage or family life; in organizations; in relationships. Interdependence is the attitude of “we”: we can co-operate; we can be a team; we can combine our talents; we can value each other.

 

Each of the first three habits in The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is intended to help achieve independence. The next three habits are intended to help achieve interdependence. The final, seventh habit is intended to help maintain these achievements.

 

I am committing here and now, as you read this, to BETTER more effective habits! Those that help me be more productive and better at delivering value to others (like you).  Thankfully, there is a road map to follow: the 7 habits road map.  Here is a summary of my intended habits.  Feel free to call me out if you see me violating any of these.

 

The First Three Habits surround moving from dependence to independence (i.e., self-mastery):

 

1 – Be proactive.

Talks about the concept of Circle of Influence and Circle of Concern. Work from the center of your influence and constantly work to expand it. Don’t sit and wait in a reactive mode, waiting for problems to happen (Circle of Concern) before acting. Be mindful of WHO I associate with, WHAT I watch and read.

 

2 – Begin with the end in mind.

Envision what you want in the future, so you can work and plan towards it. Understand how people make decisions in their life. To be effective you need to act based on principles and constantly review your mission statement. Are you – right now – who you want to be? What do I have to say about myself? How do you want to be remembered? If habit 1 advises to change your life to act and be proactive, habit 2 advises that you are the programmer! Grow and stay humble. All things are created twice. Before we act, we should act in our minds first, before we create something we measure twice. this is what the principle is about, do not just act, think first, is this how I want it to go and are these the correct consequences.

 

3 – Put first things first

There exists a matrix of importance vs urgency used in deciding where to invest efforts. I must understand the difference between leadership and management. Leadership in the outside world begins with personal vision and personal leadership. So, what is important and what is urgent? Priority should be given in the following order

(Quadrant I. Urgent and important (Do) – important deadlines and crises

Quadrant II. Not urgent but important (Plan) – long-term development

Quadrant III. Urgent but not important (Delegate) – distractions with deadlines

Quadrant IV. Not urgent and not important (Eliminate) – frivolous distractions

The order is important; after completing items in quadrant I, we should spend most of our time on II, but many people spend too much time in III and IV. The calls to delegate and eliminate are effective reminders of their relative priority.

If habit 2 advises that you are the programmer, habit 3 advises: write the program, become a leader! Keep personal integrity: what you say vs what you do.

 

The next three habits talk about Interdependence (e.g., working with others):

 

4 – Think win-win.

Genuine feelings for mutually beneficial solutions or agreements in your relationships. Value and respect people by understanding a “win” for all is ultimately a better long-term resolution than if only one person in the situation had gotten their way. Think Win-Win isn’t about being nice, nor is it a quick-fix technique. It is a character-based code for human interaction and collaboration.

 

5 – Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

Use empathetic listening to genuinely understand a person, which compels them to reciprocate the listening and take an open mind to being influenced by you. This creates an atmosphere of caring, and positive problem solving.

The Habit 5 is greatly embraced in the Greek philosophy represented by 3 words:

1) Ethos – your personal credibility. It’s the trust that you inspire, your Emotional Bank Account.

2) Pathos is the empathetic side — it’s the alignment with the emotional trust of another person communication.

3) Logos is the logic — the reasoning part of the presentation.

The order is important: ethos, pathos, logos — your character, and your relationships, and then the logic of your presentation.

 

6 – Synergize!

Combine the strengths of people through positive teamwork, to achieve goals that no one could have done alone.

 

7 – Continual improvement!

The final habit is that of continuous improvement in both the personal and interpersonal spheres of influence. Stephen Covey names it as Sharpen the Saw.  This is such a big deal, I have it as one of the Core Values of our historic real estate company, Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty.  I preach to our people the importance of balancing and renewing your resources, energy, and health to create a sustainable, long-term, effective lifestyle. I primarily emphasize exercise for physical renewal, good prayer (meditation, yoga, etc.) and good reading for mental renewal. And of course, service to society for spiritual renewal.

 

Covey explains the “Upward Spiral” model in the sharpening the saw section of his book. Through our conscience, along with meaningful and consistent progress, the spiral will result in growth, change, and constant improvement. This Upward Spiral model consists of three parts: learn, commit, do.  So, I must be increasingly educating my conscience in order to grow and develop on the upward spiral. This idea of renewal by education will propel me along the path of personal freedom, security, wisdom, and power (effectiveness at being productive and valuing others).  A direction to an intended destination.

 

Go Serve Big!!!

Leticia Almaro Nicolini

Your Home Sold Guaranteed!

InHouse Winter 2020 - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People


Posted on February 5, 2020 at 9:45 pm
Leticia Almaro Nicolini 01155073 | Posted in Newsletter |

Feburary Newsletter 2020

“HOME”WARD Bound

Impactful Real Estate News

FEBRUARY 2020

Leticia Almaro Nicolini

The Almaro Team

 

 

The Love Doctor is in

 

Not that I am the Dr. of Love or anything like that… But then again, most of my family refer to me as Dr. Lety.  After all – Love is a very splendid thing. When my husband and I were planning our wedding back in 2001 we agreed to reveal to all in attendance words that would convey our LOVE for each other.  My favorite Love Description is from 1 Corinthians 13: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.

 

It doesn’t matter your ‘religious persuasion’ to say “yea, that IS a great description of LOVE”. I am talking LOVE because February is the Love month, rightly celebrated with Valentine’s Day.

 

I could go on with all kinds of examples like – Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, even go all business on you with accolades about how much we love doing business with you, or how much we love your referrals and more – but, the point is we do love helping people sell and buy real estate.  And those people say we are good it!

 

In fact, if it’s OK with you, let me focus just a bit on the REFERRAL request.

 

Please know that my team and I are eager to help anyone you know wanting to make a move so much so that we are willing to make an offer that they will LOVE.

 

For the month of February, anyone considering making a move that you refer to me, we will guarantee them in writing their home will sell or we’ll buy it at a price acceptable to them.

 

We just need to agree on the price and possession date with the seller.

 

This is where you can help!

 

If you or anyone you know is considering making a move, we would like to offer them a FREE No Obligation Market Analysis that will give them a real idea of what they can expect to sell their home for.  

 

Just like we are thankful for you and your business, I am confident your referrals will be thanking you for steering them in the right direction on getting their home sold!!!

 

AND remember, YOUR referrals help the kids…   

 

We are on a mission to raise $10,000 for B WALKER RANCH!  Their goal is to create a day program for adults with disabilities, mainly autism. If you or anyone you know is considering making a move, not only will they benefit from our award winning service, but you can rest assured that we are also donating to a very worthy cause.

So, YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE KIDS…

 

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team? 

 

Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, you can rest assured a very worthy cause benefit as well.   

 

I want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move, so here are your options:

  1. You can call me direct at 925-216-7720 or
    pass on my number.
  2. If you or someone you know is planning to make a move have them text LETY to 925-392-3202 to get my virtual business card.
  3. You can visit my website to refer a friend www.bit.ly/38x83mo
  4. And Start Packing Today!!!

 

Over the last two decades of helping hundreds of families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people.  People like you!  So your referrals, those you know considering a move, that we help – you can rest assured that not only will they get the award winning service we are known for and the guarantee to back it up, but that a solid portion of the income we receive from the transaction will go toward a very worthy cause.

 

I hope you and your family are well and this Valentines Season brings you much joy and happiness.

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Love Doctor!

 

Leticia Almaro Nicolini

& The Almaro Team

925.216.7720

The Love Doctor


Posted on February 5, 2020 at 9:37 pm
Leticia Almaro Nicolini 01155073 | Posted in Uncategorized |

There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House

There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House

There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House | MyKCM

If you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that many people believe the winter months aren’t a good time to sell a home. As realtor.com Senior Economist George Ratiu recently noted,

“Sellers tend to be more reluctant to list during the colder time of year when the market typically makes a seasonal slowdown.”

However, a recent report by ShowingTime reveals how this year is different. Buyer activity is way up compared to the same time last year. The report explains,

“The nation’s 12.6% growth in home showings compared to 2018 was the most significant jump in buyer traffic during the current four-month streak of year-over-year increases. The West Region saw the greatest growth in activity, with a 23.1% jump – the region’s greatest in the history of the Showing Index.”

The increase has spread across all four regions of the country, as the graph below shows:There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House | MyKCM

Winter is know as the sellers market because there is a high demand for homes from buyers and low inventory since most people are not willing to sell during the holidays. A seller’s market is a fantastic time to sell your home as you could secure a sale price that’s higher than your listing price, or at least more than your bottom line (the lowest price you’d be willing to accept for your home). If you’re buying a home in a seller’s market, be aware that the seller has the advantage. Don’t leave a buyer in waiting.

Bottom Line

Waiting for the “spring buyers’ market” may be a mistake this year. It seems the purchasers are already out and looking to buy.


Posted on January 9, 2020 at 11:44 pm
Leticia Almaro Nicolini 01155073 | Posted in Uncategorized |

The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?

The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?

The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready? | MyKCM

Which month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search? If you’re like most of us, you probably think the surge happens in the spring, likely in April. Not anymore. According to new research, January 2019 was only 1% behind February for the most monthly views per listing on realtor.com.

So, what does that mean? The busiest season in real estate has just begun.

The same research indicates,

“Historically, April launched the kickoff of the home shopping season as buyers would come out of their winter hibernation looking for their new home. However, the spring shopping season now starts in January for many of the nation’s largest markets.”

With the reality of fewer homes on the market in the winter, and that supply naturally increases as we head to the spring market, waiting for more competition to list in your neighborhood this year might put you behind the curve. Perhaps now is the time to jump into the market.

George Ratiu, Senior Economist at realtor.com says,

“As shoppers modify their strategies for navigating a housing market that has become more competitive due to rising prices and low inventory, the search for a home is beginning earlier and earlier.”

There is a lot of speculation in the market about why the search for a home is shifting to an earlier start. The one thing we do know is if you’re thinking about buying or selling a home this year, the earlier you get started, the better.

Reminder: When should you sell something? When there is less of that item for sale and the greatest number of buyers are in the market. That’s exactly what is happening in real estate right now.

Bottom Line

The new spring market for real estate is underway. If you’re considering buying or selling, let’s connect, so you have the advantage in this competitive market.


Posted on January 8, 2020 at 9:02 pm
Leticia Almaro Nicolini 01155073 | Posted in Uncategorized |

Homeward Bound Real Estate Newsletter – January 2020

HOMEWARD Bound

Real Estate News

JANUARY 2020

Exciting New Year’s Resolution…

As a fellow Lover of Holiday Time, I wanted to share with you some exciting news for the New Year.

It seems most people establish New Year’s resolutions, but for whatever reason they fall short of keeping them.  Each year I highlight a great book that helped me and my team dramatically improve our follow through on achieving important goals and I wanted to share that with you – as sort of a Happy New Year After Christmas Gift; more on the book in a moment.

Some of your friends, neighbors, associates or relatives may have a New Year’s resolution to make a move.  Well, we can help them with that, help you and help the community at Rotary Club of Concord at the same time.

For the month of January, anyone you know wanting to sell their house, I will guarantee the sell of their home for 100% of Market Value or I’ll Pay the Difference. *  

They Outline the goals, I agree to deliver, if I don’t, I pay the penalty.  Who do you know considering Selling their home that would benefit from that kind of peace of mind?

Just let me know and we’ll give them a call!

Or pass along my virtual business card by texting LETY to 925-392-3202.

 

AND remember… YOUR referrals help the kids…   

Just like last year, we are on a mission to raise $10,000 for Rotary Club of Concord. We do this by donating a portion of our income from homes we sell.   As you know Rotary Club of Concord does great work in the neighborhood through food drives, raising money for salvation army, and providing clean water and bathrooms to public schools in Honduras.

Rotary leads the way in helping communities all around the world fight diseases, provide clean water, and teach kids how to read and write. They also lead the way in helping rid the world of polio. Last year alone Rotary helped over 2.5 billion kids get immunized against polio.

BUT Rotary Club of Concord relies on Sponsorships and Donations in order to continue making such a positive impact on the community.  So, YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE COMMUNITY… 

 

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team? 

Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, you can rest assured we are also donating to a very worthy cause.   

I want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move, so here are your options:

  1. You can go to www.ReferAFriend.com and enter their contact info on line or forward the link to who you know considering a move.

  2. Of course you can always call me direct as well at 925-216-7720.

 

Over the last two decades of helping hundreds of families sell or buy the place they call home, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people.  People like you!  And anyone considering a move you send our way; you can rest assured that not only will they get the award winning service we are known for but a very worthy cause will benefit as well.

The book I mentioned is actually a collection of 365 Daily Insights written by Zig Ziglar and Dr. Ike Reighard. The Title is just that, Daily Insights.

I find this book to be a great way to start each day and better focus on fulfilling my mission of Serving Others in a Big Way! I just had to share it with you and encourage you to order a copy for yourself or anyone you know.

 

Thanks again and Happy New Year!

Leticia Almaro Nicolini

925-216-7720

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Posted on January 2, 2020 at 8:25 pm
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October Newsletter 2019 Copy

“HOME”WARD Bound Impactful Real Estate News

December 2019

Leticia Almaro Nicolini

The Almaro Team

 

 

Is It Really the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

You know the song, the one that says it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Well, there is something to it. The current year is coming to a close, celebration of Christmas and other Faith Driven Holiday Celebrations, all mean different things to different people, but most always represent joy, peace, gratitude and hopefulness. If you look around, you will notice a giving spirit exists unlike at other times of the year. Why can’t it be that way everyday of every year? I think it can.  It just takes effort. Here is what we are doing and how you can help.

Many homeowners wanting to really enjoy this Holiday season are less than enthusiastic because they feel trapped. They are desperate to exit their current home and give themselves a big Christmas Gift – a NEW place to call home.

As a result of working with over 3,000 families over a 19-year time span and through three documented recessions, we have developed a special program to quickly get an acceptable “cash” offer on any home for market value. So, we are giving Homeowners wanting to make a move a very special gift this holiday season.

 

For the month of December, we will guarantee, in writing, a CASH Offer within 24 Hours at a Price Acceptable to any Homeowner wanting to sell the place they call home*.

I know there is some risk on my part to make such an incredible guarantee like that, but we are selling just about every home we list for the market value price, sometimes even more. So, there is no reason for area home owners, your friends and family, to fret about selling right now.

 

This is where you come in…

If you or anyone you know is considering making a move, we would like to offer them a FREE No Obligation to Move Consultation to discuss just how they can make their move, get what they want and do it with the least hassle. 

Just like we are thankful for you and your business, I am confident your referrals will be thanking you for steering them in the right direction on getting their home sold!!!

 

AND remember, YOUR referrals help the Kids!

Each month I do my best to remind you that YOUR referrals change lives… Through our Go Serve Big mission, we are on a mission to raise $10,000 for B Walker Ranch by donating a portion of our income from home sales to them. B Walker Ranch has established itself as one of the top organizations supporting Adults with Autism in the Bay Area. They are dedicated to helping these adults learn and grow in a ranch environment.

As a non-profit, B Walker Ranch depends on Sponsorships and Donations to continue its leading-edge service. We proudly donate a portion of our income from real estate sales to B Walker Ranch to help them continue serving the needs of those who most need it in our community!

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team?  Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service and ironclad guarantees but those who need help the most in our community will get it from B Walker Ranch!

Just give me a call or pass my number on to anyone you know considering buying or selling.
My number is 925.216.7720 

If you would like to find out more about B Walker Ranch visit their website or go to www.ReferralsHelpAutism.com 

Life moves fast for some and we are eager to make the Home Selling and Buying experience a smooth rewarding one. Over the last two decades of helping hundreds of families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people.  People like you! Go Serve Big!!!

P.S. It’s easy to refer those you know considering buying or selling a home.

Just call me at 925.216.7720 or pass on my number. 

 


Posted on December 2, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Leticia Almaro Nicolini 01155073 | Posted in Newsletter, Uncategorized | Tagged , , ,

Fall Quarterly Newsletter 2019

Fall Quarterly Newsletter 2019

Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with them two.

Go Serve Big:

The Lifetime Customer System.

What is it that separates some from others in athletics or education or business or the arts, or in any endeavor? It is their drive to do more than is expected or required. One of our team’s core values is Second Mile Service.  When focusing on the second mile, we can’t forget there are two miles in play here. So before I show you what’s in it for you in the second mile, lets document the first mile.

The first mile is simply what is required of us. Yes, we are here to help people buy and sell the place they call home, but there is much more going on than just a real estate transaction.  There is LIFESTYLE CHANGE being pursued.

Our Lifetime Customer System starts when we first enter into a client relationship and seek to gain an understanding of what the FIRST MILE is.  For example, the first page of our Exclusive VIP Seller Agreement, we ask the Seller these 3 questions (you may remember them):

Why are you moving?

What is most important to you in getting your home sold?

What do you feel or think has to happen for you to get what is most important to you?

These 3 questions are essentially the Home Owner/Seller laying out their vision for LIFESTYLE CHANGE.  No one is better at selling homes faster, for more money and with less hassle than we are, but it is critical that we fully understand the WHY behind the change the client is making.  This becomes the FIRST MILE – what it is we must deliver on/what is expected of us (our mandated FIRST MILE).

There can be no second mile service without going the first mile, so what does this Second Mile look like?

Exceeding clients expectations has to be built in to the very fabric of the business from the peoples mind set to the systems to the culture. Anything short would be cutting corners. There really is no Life Time Customer System without being committed to Second Mile Service. They go hand in hand.

At The Almaro Team, our Life Time Customer System (part of our second mile service) breaks down into THREE Programs.

 

  1. YOUR REFERRALS HELP THOSE WHO NEED HELP THE MOST

On the last page of this this newsletter, you will see what I mean by Your Referrals Help Those Who Need Help the Most.  As part of our GO SERVE BIG mission, we donate a portion of our income from EVERY real estate sale to a very worthy cause.  We want you to be part of that. It’s likely as you read this, you have received other newsletters, emails, texts and videos about this.  So whether its Donating over $20,000 to Children’s Hospital, pushing a Toy Drive for the marines, writing a big check to B Walker Ranch so they can remodel the Ma & Pa Kettle Ranch house, or going with Rotary to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria to install water filtration units, you can rest assured that anyone you send to us wanting to make a move will benefit from our award winning service and a very worthy cause will benefit as well.

 

  1. WE WILL HELP YOU GROW YOUR WEALTH

We bring to our clients opportunities and education to Create More Wealth by INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE.  I became a Multi-Millionaire NOT from my job, but by investing in real estate.  We want you and others to have the same opportunity so we built this in to our Lifetime Customer System. Inside this newsletter you will see a presentation of great deals to consider investing in. These are just a sample of the REAL ESTATE available for you to invest in.  Contrary to popular beliefs, you do not need a lot of your own money to become RICH investing in real estate, but, you do need money. We are experts in helping you learn how to use other people’s money to buy distress sales and bank foreclosures, unlocking the equity in your own home to buy 3 houses for the price of one and partnering with others for Apartment Building investments that CASH FLOW every month.

 

 

  1. WE ARE A RESOURCE FOR YOUR LIFESTYLE NEEDS

You need a resource like a Dry Cleaner, Florist, or Painter?  We have an APPROVED VENDOR DIRECTORY of 100 businesses in the area vetted and eager to help you.  As I type this, one of our approved vendors is working on my house to remodel one of our bathrooms.  The workers will come and do what they do best… install tile, flooring and counters. They have been vetted through many projects so I know they will do a great job and it will be a fair price. This is obviously just one example.  If you don’t have our Approved Vendor Directory, reach out to us and we’ll send it right over.

Approaching each day with an attitude of ‘good enough never is’ translates into a steady look at questioning the status quo, keeping us dedicated to helping the great people at this fabulous team over deliver to our most valued people… our customers.

Deliver MORE value than what is/was/will be received = over deliver = Lifetime Customers.

As you may have heard, B Walker Ranch is front and center in creating a place where adults with autism can work and learn skills.  We are thankful to have such a wonderful facility close by, doing such great work to help teach and care for young adults.

So even as we are eager to enjoy life, others are simply hoping they can be here to live it.  This is why we here at Your Home Sold Guaranteed have resolved to do what we can to help.

For homes we sell this year, we are donating a portion of our income to B Walker Ranch. Our goal is to raise another $10,000 to help them in their quest to develop a day program for adult people with Autism.

This is where you can help!

Who do you know considering making a move you could refer to my award-winning real estate sales team?

For anyone considering a move that we help, you can rest assured that not only will they get the award winning service we are known for, but that a solid portion of the income we receive from the transaction will go toward a very worthy cause.

I want to make it easy for you to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move, so you can pass along our business card to them, I have enclosed a couple here for that purpose. Of course you can always call me direct as well at 925-216-7720.

You and your referrals mean more than ever to my team and I.  As we move forward in this new season, please know we are extremely thankful for you and you being a special part of our business.

With all my appreciation,

Leticia Almaro Nicolini

& The Almaro Team

 

 

 


Posted on November 2, 2019 at 12:06 am
Leticia Almaro Nicolini 01155073 | Posted in Newsletter |

November Newsletter 2019

November Newsletter 2019

 

THANK YOU, AND

The month of November brings about an extra opportunity to say Thank You for being a valuable part of our business.  As most begin to prepare for the Holiday season, plan Thanksgiving get-togethers and the like, it’s easy to become wrapped up in all that we have to do to ensure a fun, joyful time for all we are responsible for and overlook all that we have to be thankful for. Gratitude though is an attitude that is contagious!

Unfortunately, many homeowners are desperate to exit their current home.  Actually, loathing this time of year as it adds to the frustration of not being settled for the Holiday’s.  You may know someone or a family that fits this description.

Here’s where you and I can HELP!

HAVING PEACE OF MIND AND GETTING TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR HOME. EXPERIENCE COUNTS!

As a result of working with over 3,000 families over a 19-year time span and through three documented recessions, we have developed a special market-proof program to quickly get an acceptable “cash” offer on any home for market value. So, we are giving Home Owners wanting to make a move a very special gift this holiday season.

OUR GUARANTEE to you, your friends and family—

We will guarantee, in writing, a CASH Offer within 24 Hours at a Price Acceptable to any Home Owner wanting to sell the place they call home.*

There is some risk on my part to make such an incredible guarantee, but we are selling just about every home we list for the market value price, sometimes even more, so there is no reason for area home owners, your friends and family, to fret about selling right now.

This is where you come in…  If you or anyone you know is considering making a move, we would like to offer them a FREE No Obligation to Sell Consultation to discuss just how they can make their move, get what they want and do it with the least hassle.

Just like we are thankful for you and your business, I am confident your referrals will be thanking you for steering them in the right direction on getting their home sold!!!

A Real Estate Company that Gives Back

And remember… Your Referrals Help Continue the Life Changing Work by Rotary!

Through our Go Serve Big mission statement we are on a quest to raise $10,000 for Rotary! We are VERY CLOSE to our goal of raising money for Rotary this year, the #1 leading non-profit on a mission to rid the world of polio forever. We do this by donating, a portion of our income from homes we sell, to Rotary!

Rotary is Making a Difference Today and for Tomorrow

As you know Rotary does leading edge work in helping kids fight through and survive nasty life threatening diseases like polio. As well as being a leader in providing clean water, support and education. Last year they immunized over 2,500,000 kids around the world against polio.  They also help communities just like yours. For example, Rotary Club of Concord brings together local business owners and community leaders who help each other grow their businesses and better the community.

REFER YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS:

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to our real estate sales team?  Not only will they benefit from our award-winning real estate service, a very worthy cause will benefit as well.

I want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move, so here are your options:

  • You can call me direct at 925-216-7720 or
    pass on my number.
  • If you or someone you know is planning to make a move have them text LETY to 925-392-3202 to get my virtual business card.
  • And Start Packing Today!!!

Over the decades of helping families sell or buy the place they call home we have met some of the most wonderful, loving, caring people sharing the same Go Serve Big values we do!

I hope you and your loved ones have an extra special Holiday Season filled with much joy and happiness.   

Just give me a call or pass my number on to anyone you know considering buying or selling.
My number is 925.216.7720 

If you would like to find out more about Rotary visit their website or go to www.ReferralsHelpRotary.com 

Life moves fast for some and we are eager to make the Home Selling and Buying experience a smooth rewarding one. Over the last two decades of helping hundreds of families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people.  People like you! Go Serve Big!!!

P.S. It’s easy to refer those you know considering buying or selling a home.

Just call me at 925.216.7720 or pass on my number. 

 

 

 


Posted on November 1, 2019 at 11:12 pm
Leticia Almaro Nicolini 01155073 | Posted in Newsletter, Uncategorized |

October Newsletter 2019

October Newsletter 2019

The month of October can be a spooky month, maybe even a scary month with monstrous problems. Yikes!! Well maybe not, but words like that seem to be popping up everywhere as kids and adults alike look forward to Halloween. 

In fact, according to the USA Today, adults spend more on themselves to celebrate Halloween than any other day during the year. I get that. Especially if they want to hang out with the kids to go trick or treating, or to a Halloween party of some kind.

For many homeowners and home buyers though, they are truly scared.  Scared to death of how in the world they are going to get out of their house and into their next one (the trick).

My Treat: As a result of working with over 1,000 families over a 20-year time span, we have developed a special program to help home sellers and home buyers. We will guarantee the sale of their present home at a price agreeable to them and in the unlikely event their home does not sell, we’ll buy it. Now that is how you turn a trick into a real treat.

During October, many children love costumes, haunted houses, candy, and the chaos of Halloween, but for children on the autism spectrum, the holiday can feel overwhelming. From the type of fabric that a costume is made out of to the large crowds of kids.

Since Halloween can seem scary, The Almaro Team has come up with 4 steps to ensure that every kid has an awesome Halloween.

  1. Visualize: Show them photos and video and preview the route that you will take on Halloween night.
  2. Explain: Talk them through the social cues and research to answer any questions.
  3. Practice: Dress them in their costumes before Halloween and walk them through the route you plan on taking. Invite some friends to dress up and practice as well.
  4. Perform: It is the big night and you have to remember that it is all about having fun this October.

Each month I do my best to remind you that YOUR referrals change lives… Through our Go Serve Big mission, we are on a mission to raise $10,000 for B Walker Ranch by donating a portion of our income from home sales to them. B Walker Ranch has established itself as one of the top organizations supporting Adults with Autism in the Bay Area. They are dedicated to helping these adults learn and grow in a ranch environment.

As a non-profit, B Walker Ranch depends on Sponsorships and Donations to continue its leading-edge service. We proudly donate a portion of our income from real estate sales to B Walker Ranch to help them continue serving the needs of those who most need it in our community!

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team?  Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service and ironclad guarantees but those who need help the most in our community will get it from B Walker Ranch!

Just give me a call or pass my number on to anyone you know considering buying or selling.
My number is 925.216.7720 

If you would like to find out more about B Walker Ranch visit their website or go to www.ReferralsHelpAutism.com 

Life moves fast for some and we are eager to make the Home Selling and Buying experience a smooth rewarding one. Over the last two decades of helping hundreds of families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people.  People like you! Go Serve Big!!!

P.S. It’s easy to refer those you know considering buying or selling a home.

Just call me at 925.216.7720 or pass on my number. 

 

October Newsletter 2019

 

 


Posted on October 1, 2019 at 8:11 pm
Leticia Almaro Nicolini 01155073 | Posted in Uncategorized |

September Newsletter 2019

The Almaro Team’s September Newsletter 2019

Labor Day Remains
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Happy September and Happy Labor Day! It is nearly fall and soon the weather and leaves will begin to change. I am here again to share The Almaro Team’s September Newsletter with you and you can share it with your friends. In case you aren’t sure of the title… it’s Labor Day. The Backwards Holiday. I wonder why it’s named Labor Day and can’t help making this point. Since it’s a Holiday intended to be just that, a Holiday! I would think a better name may be Relax Day or Lazy Day or Off Day or Sleep in Day, something other than Labor Day. After all, we know what Labor means. And many will likely be celebrating Labor Day by Laboring.

Labor Day came about because workers felt they were spending too many hours and days on the job.

In the 1830’s, manufacturing workers were putting in 70‐hour weeks on average. Sixty years later, in 1890, hours of work had dropped, although the average manufacturing worker still toiled in a factory 60 hours a week. These long working hours caused many union organizers to focus on winning a shorter eight‐hour work day. They also focused on getting workers more days off, such as the Labor Day holiday, and reducing the work week to just six days.

These early organizers clearly won since the most recent data show that the average person working in manufacturing is employed for a bit over 40 hours a week and most people work only five days a week. Surprisingly, many politicians and business owners were actually in favor of giving workers more time off. That’s because workers who had no free time were not able to spend their wages on traveling, entertainment or dining out. As the U.S. economy expanded in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, it became important for businesses to find consumers interested in buying the products and services being produced in ever greater amounts.

A Real Estate Team That Gives Back

Shortening the work week was one way of turning the working class into the consuming class. So, to celebrate the month of September and the affection for Laboring, I have a special announcement to make: I will be Laboring, but for a very special reason. My team and I are helping you and those you know buy or sell the place they call home. In fact it’s a race to help as many as possible so we can GIVE more away.

A CORE philosophy in our team is ‘the size of the hole you receive thru is directly proportionate to the size of
the hole you give thru’. This is why our Mission is to Go Serve Big!!! Serve you, serve those you refer to us and of course, serve a very worthy cause. Such as the great work being done at Rotary Club of Concord. I do my best to remind you that YOUR referrals help the kids… Through our Go Serve Big mission, we are on a mission to raise $10,000 for Rotary by donating a portion of our income from home sales to them.

A top priority for Rotary is growing and diversifying their membership to make sure they reflect the communities they serve. They’re creating an organization that is more open and inclusive, builds goodwill, and benefits our communities. I want people with differing perspectives and ideas who will help Rotary take action to create lasting change in communities around the world. Through Rotary, you’ll find unique opportunities to get involved in the communities you are in or around. Everyone is welcome in Rotary. As a non profit, they depend on sponsorship and donations to continue their leading‐edge care and keep family’s expenses to a minimum.

YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE KIDS…

Anyone you know considering buying or selling a home please refer them on over to my real estate sales team. I assure you they will receive our award‐winning service, and a very worthy cause will benefit as well. Simply call me direct at 925‐217‐7720 or forward my number on. As you will see throughout this month’s homeward bound, pictures are worth more than words. Whether it’s the smiling faces of beautiful young people gaining a chance at long life, or the determined faces of our great team of people working to help, we are committed to the mission of Go Serve Big!!!

P.S. It’s easy to refer those you know considering buying or selling a home.
Just call me at 925.216.7720 or pass on my number.

You can go to www.ReferralsHelpRotary.com to donate to Rotary. Or learn more about them and their benefit in our September Newsletter. You will also be able to find pictures and learn how we started working with them.

If you would like to read more of The Almaro Team’s September Newsletter click on the picture below. Or you can check out some of our other blog posts. We have previous newsletters such as this one and a few articles on more of the behind the scenes of real estate. Also, feel free to explore the rest of our website to learn more about our team.

 

The Almaro Team's September Newsletter 2019


Posted on September 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm
Leticia Almaro Nicolini 01155073 | Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged ,