A Walk to Remember, Santa Rosa Plateau

Several weekends ago, we were looking for something outdoorsy to do. Neither one of us had ever been to the Santa Rosa Plateau before so we thought we’d give it a try. It was a great decision – we took an amazing hike! I really had no idea how much beauty there was nearby. I think we chose the perfect time to go. The plateau was green as far as the eye could see, and it was outrageously serene. We felt transported to another planet. We took a lovely, simple lunch of bread, cheese, and olives, and after some hiking, we sat down underneath one of the old, majestic trees. The plateau was breezy. The wind crept slowly over all the rolling hills. The temperature was not too warm, not too cool, and the sun shone down on us just right. I tell you, I think I’ll always remember that day. 🙂

Roads Traveled

Lots of times, we as humans, operate on the notion that the end, is where we want to be. Sure, we are constantly working toward a goal – like finding the perfect, new home for a certain stage of our lives – but I think the trick is to be conscious and aware of the path we’re traveling on. I think…therein lies the beauty.

Below is a homebuyer, who met an unexpected friend during a viewing of an estate in La Cresta.

Have a wonderful Monday! Xox

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The Home Buyer Connection

Real estate is a business, yes. But I think regardless of the economy, business theories and models, what it all boils down to is the connection between people. It’s important for me to be the kind of agent and person whom buyers trust — and want to be around.

Below is a picture of the ladies at dinner after a day of looking at houses. Mission accomplished!

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A View Outside the Box – New Home Construction

It is a buyer’s market right now with many wonderful homes at affordable prices.. One thing I advise my buyers to do is to look outside the box. They don’t have to completely step out of it, but just take a look and see what’s there.

Of course, it’s always important to be realistic and reasonable with one’s budget and time. Sometimes though… there’s something glimmering off in the distance and it turns out to be a diamond in the rough!

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Imagine Yourself There –>

There are many parts of working in real estate that agents like such as contracts, negotiating, marketing, or the team of people who get you into a house. One of the main things I like about working in real estate is the house itself. I have always loved the way you can step inside a house, “feel” what it’s about, and imagine yourself there. You can see where you’ll hang the baby’s swing in the yard, the chair by the pool where you’ll lounge every summer, the porch where you’ll set out the jack o’ lantern each Halloween.. I’ve also believed that when this happens, you’ve found your HOME.

Below are photos from this past weekend when I was out and about with my buyers. The Temecula area has such a wide range of beautiful areas to live in and different types of homes that can make most everyone’s dreams come true. Enjoy!