Moving Checklist: RealtorKJ

The whirlwind of moving can quickly take on the effects of a hurricane when you add in kids, pets, or special circumstances. As is the case with most things in life, planning is key!

Whether you have six months, or six days to get it all done, just take a deep breath, prepare and let’s get planning!

Once you have decided to move, and established a loose timeline, its time to prep, prioritize and pack. Knowing what you touch and use daily as opposed to items in closets, storage and in the very back of cupboards makes it easier to start packing early on. If you are able to spread the work out, you, your family, and your pets will all feel at ease.

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New Years Resolutions for your Home – Part ONE

For many people, the start of the new year is an opportunity to set new goals; a chance to achieve the things that may have overwhelmed them previously. Whether your goals are for your pocketbook, your waistline or your family- they’re all achievable! Make a list, set a plan and hop to it! Below are some of the top resolutions, no matter how cliche, and how they pertain to your home. This year could be the year you not only improve your mind, body and soul… but your HOME! Enjoy these top 5 resolutions, and check back in a few days for the remaining five.

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Lose Weight

Fitting into your favorite jeans, or buying a size down is exciting, but in your home, fitting all of your belongings in the space you have is key to pleasant day-to-day living. It doesn’t have to be a long drawn out, over the top project. Break your space out into zones. Perhaps its easiest for you to go room to room. Maybe you prefer to pull anything that doesn’t have a home into a common space and organize it from there. The most effective practice for me is setting locations for everyday items. Office supplies, utility items, craft, miscellaneous can all migrate into designated areas. Streamline your life! Imagine what you could do with an empty shelf in the garage, or how much easier it would be to cook after clearing old items you no longer need or use in the kitchen. You know what you can handle. Set a timeframe, and goals– you can do this!

 

Quit Smoking

Everyone knows it’s a nasty habit, its rough on your body and is proven to shorten your lifespan. In your home, smoking can be interpreted in many ways. Make new, healthy habits in 2017 by designating January as the month you ensure the cleanest air possible inside your home. Check and replace air filters, vacuum out registers, wipe down hard to reach surfaces, and clear your dryer vents. You’ll be shocked by how much dust might be lying around your house. Especially living in Central California with seasonal weather. Another way to protect those in your home would be replacing batteries in your carbon monoxide detectors, using air purification machines and dehumidifiers can also reduce allergens like dust, mildew and mold in your home.

 

Save Money/Get Out of Debt

Your home can be a money pit or you can leverage it to be a worthwhile investment. Understanding your finances is the first step. Know what your limits are and don’t over extend yourself. Some simple steps could free up cash to be put toward your mortgage, or toward various projects to increase your equity. Reevaluate your utilities- has your gas bill jumped? Is your water use out of control? Are you throwing money at landscaping that dies every season? Are you paying for more channels than you could watch in a year? Take stock of your daily habits and examine how you could make changes to put some extra cash in your wallet.

 

Learn a New Language

Learning something new, as challenging as an entire language, can seem daunting. The home-buying process can hurl new words, acronyms and topics that can easily sound like greek at times. An easy way to reduce stress before you start your search, is by reading up on the basics. Get to know financial terms, discover essential steps, and clarify any questions you might have prior to beginning the process. Learning these things before you proceed is a great way to ensure you make educated decisions. Find a book, a blog, a magazine or website that you can relate to, and always, always  make sure it is a reliable source. Some of my top picks are: Forbes  Money  and for real estate RealtorKJ , of course.

 

Get Organized

Don’t worry, we already covered purging your closets and tackling those junk drawers. This topic is dedicated to the organization of everything that goes into your home. Collect all of your utilities, chart them on a calendar (electronically allows you to set reminders), and streamline everything from home maintenance to monthly expenses. Additionally, you will benefit come tax-season! Get rid of those stacks of papers and make your life easier.

 

Implementing these resolutions could allow you to be prepared if you take the leap of listing your home with me Kristen Jurevich, if it sells faster than you anticipate, or if you decide to purchase. Having your life organized, being educated and prepared will make the moving process far easier to handle. I am always available as a resource and am happy to answer any questions, refer you to resources, or help to navigate your next step toward homeownership. I look forward to finding your first home, an additional income property, or your forever home. Give me a call (831) 801-8206 or shoot me an email at KJurevich@gmail.com and let’s resolve to make a move in 2017!

 

Check back in a few days for part two of two!

Making Dreams a Reality

Kristen Jurevich was lucky to be the third wheel in this special moment. The happy home buyers listed their home and purchased another home in Hollister, CA. The process started with a phone call and two-and-a-half months later…new keys.

Where do you want to live in a few months? Kristen Jurevich can help you move with a seamless transition before summer.  Contact Kristen to find out your real home value and to see the homes available in your price range.

Kristen Jurevich can make your dreams a reality because every girl wants to be carried through the threshold of a new home.

Welcome home and congratulations!

 

Intero Foundation #1 nonprofit in California for #GivingTuesday

Collecting more than $29,000 in 24 hours for children in our local communities

Cupertino, California (December 8, 2014) – Kicking off this season of giving, The Intero Foundation participated in #GivingTuesday on December 2nd raising over $29,000 in just 24 hours.

Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday, a worldwide movement, aims to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world.

Through the fundraising site Razoo.com, The Intero Foundation was able to exceed their initial goal of $10,000 and even become the #1 nonprofit organization in California and the 9th nonprofit worldwide for the most dollars raised.

“Here at Intero our agents truly care about giving back to the communities where they live and work.  It’s part of our culture and part of what they do every day,” says Tom Tognoli, President and CEO of Intero Real Estate Services.  “The generosity of them along with their friends, families and clients is what makes days like #GivingTuesday so successful. No matter what day of the year, when asked, our agents will always help out.”

Funded, promoted and governed by Intero agents and employees, the Intero Foundation was formed as a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting children in the communities local to where Intero conducts business. Over 10 years later the Foundation continues to empower a diversity of organizations that positively impact the education and personal development of children.

Cathy Jackson, President of the Intero Foundation adds “Intero Real Estate Services’ agents are truly dedicated to giving back to the children in their local community.  No matter the time, no matter the effort, these agents care. I applaud them for going the extra mile on Tuesday. It will make a huge impact on the lives of so many local kids.”

Through Intero’s agents, employees and fundraising events, the Foundation has generated over $3 million with an endowment of more than $775,000 and has raised more than $400,000 in 2014.

To find out more about the Intero Foundation, visit the website at interofoundation.org.

 

Housing Colors for 2014


New interior color trends for 2014 that homeowners can easily incorporate into their daily use or can go dramatic by blending two of this seasons colors. The color of the year may be Radiant Orchid, but the Pantone Color Institute made special changes this year with the first few tones pastels and pair with one of the other boulder hues. Home owners can experiment with their natural home environment and adding bold colors to their room. Do not be afraid of change this season, embrace it!

Intero’s Premier Properties

page_1_thumb_largeA luxury collection from Intero Real Estate Services of the finest and most exclusive homes. Here at Intero, we’re always working to stay ahead of the curve and offer the best service possible to today’s homeowners. The Prestigio system provides an elevated level of service through its elite selection of marketing tools set up to expose your home to relevant markets locally, nationally and globally. From the sign that goes in front of the house, to the online advertising of your home, you can be assured, Intero will showcase the best attributes your home has to offer to get it sold quickly and efficiently.

Dare to Mix Things Up in the Landscape

Courageously contrast plantings, materials and structures in your garden to create unexpected beauty and intrigue