Category: Real Estate Education

Do this BEFORE Browsing for Housing

What does a buyer need to do before purchasing a home? Simply save money and purchase a house.  The end.  If only that simple.  Here are the most important factors to ponder before you browse for the house: Become best friends with a lender….

Buyers, Remember to Breathe

To all first-time homebuyers, whatever you’re feeling after escrow closes, it’s ok.     Cheers, Carin Arrigo / TopBroker Network Real Estate /  714.290.2192

In a Seller’s Senior Shoes

There are many times in this business I am the fortunate one.  One can learn a lot more from a client than any formative real estate class. Want to learn more about Alzheimer’s? Work with clients who must cope with their parents who live…

The Philosophy of an Uncommon Agent

Ah, real estate. Us agents are making the big bucks, right? What’s in selling a home anyway? Put a sign up, mail a few hundred postcards, fill the calendar with multiple open houses, get fellow brokers and agents to come view the home..easy, peasy. With…

Dementia, Seniors and Selling a House: Where to Begin?

Begin where it matters: your parents needs.  Having dealt with the difficult decision of whether or not to move my dad-in-law from his home, aside from the question of when, eventually the decision was based on what was best for dad more than any…

Buying a House: Just Like Getting Married, It’s All In The Prep

Here’s the skinny on buying a house in today’s market. It’s not neurosurgery though to purchase a home right now takes a lot of preparation. Kind of like a finding the right partner for a successful marriage. Stay with me. There are 3 stages…

Transforming Family Thru Real Estate

La familia, real estate and a trust: what to do, what to do? There’s ample reason for taking time in making big decisions after a loved one dies. Upon the death of Mom a year and a half ago, first thoughts of what to…

Role of Trustee: Selling a House

Part two in a series regarding death, assets and trusts, from a professional and personal experience point of view. Mom’s desire upon her death for my brother and me? Co-executors. We work together in tandem, honoring her, her trust, what she would have wanted….

The Greatest Gift Upon Death

Part one in a series regarding death, assets and trusts, from a professional and personal experience point of view. Death – gotta deal with it. Morose, you say? Not at all. It’s reality. We’re all born, we die, we pay taxes. Not necessarily in that…

OC Home Fair

The first annual OC Home Fair at Chapman University. Saturday March 23rd  9:00am to 4:00pm During this wacky time in a real estate market riddled with myths, assumptions and a great deal of media hype, please come join our brokerage, TopBroker Network Real Estate…