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Short Sales, Foreclosures, and the Horizon

A New Day

Recently I had a client who faced the unthinkable – her house went into foreclosure. It was going to be sold at auction. There was no way to stop this.

As an agent – as a person – it is a very tough situation to witness. I had advised repeatedly that we should start short-sale procedures but it fell on deaf ears. That was okay though. I understood. What I say all the time is that buying or selling a home is an emotional process. It is one of the biggest purchases we will ever make, and one of the most poignant. Not only is it a structure where we take shelter, but it houses our love and dreams of the future.

However, if there is one thing I can ever suggest… please pay attention to the warnings. Foreclosure is not a pretty process. It is heartwrenching to face, but please do not ignore the notices that come. Don’t go it alone either – enlist the help of an agent. Let someone in the field help take weight off your shoulders. There is HOPE. There are solutions out there. Take action before the impossible happens. Most importantly, remember that while the situation may be difficult and painful now… a new day will come.

Call or write me with any questions you may have. My best, –Vanessa



Temecula Valley Historical Society

Last week, Michelle and I had the opportunity to have a private tour of the Temecula Valley Historical Society. If you are a history buff or love antiques, this is the place for you! The center has a LOT of interesting items from the 1800-1900s and the best part is that it is in full view and not tucked away behind glass.

I’ve posted the photos I took below. The next time you get a chance, take your family and friends who are in town and go see the amazing pieces of history they’ve collected!

Thank you Krissie & Charlie, Darrell for being terrific hosts!

For more information, visit their Website at Temecula Valley Historical Society.

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The Process of Light

In real estate, as with anything else in life, how we carry ourselves is a huge reflection of our values. The industry gives each agent so much freedom to shape their business into what they really want it to be. Since we are our own bosses, the possibilities are endless. At a certain point in my real estate career, however, I faced the serious task of reflecting on my values and actively deciding how I would conduct myself in this business. I came to the conclusion that I would gather all my experiences in the corporate world and all my experiences so far in life, and dedicate myself to sticking to the positive values that I paid the price to learn. For whatever reasons some of us have become jaded, lost sight of what’s right and what is wrong, forgotten who we are, and more tragically, forgotten the dreams that lit us up inside.

My goal is not perfection, per se, but to keep what I value close to me and always in my line of sight – respect, fairness, honesty, communication, kindness, and humour.

Christmas…in November?

I love, love, love Target. I’m there practically every other day. And I understand the state of our global economy. However, I’m not understanding Christmas in November. We haven’t reached Thanksgiving yet- or Black Friday for that matter. I want to treasure every day here in beautiful Temecula and pay attention to the moments before me. With that said, I will do my part in helping the economy by continually shopping at Target… I just won’t look upwards until December 1st 😉

Hope you’re having a greaat day!


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My Best,