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Farm Talk with Paul Ward – Chatting Real Estate With Uber Drivers

In this week’s show, Paul tells us about his recent business conference in Las Vegas. Over the course of 5 days, he utilized Uber for transportation 10 times, and during those rides, he had an opportunity to chat with each of the drivers. The info he gathered, although not statistical, was really quite interesting!

Paul learned that, out of the 10 drivers, only one was a native to Las Vegas – all the other drivers had come from different locations, and 2 had even come from different countries. They were attracted to Las Vegas for the low cost of living and were able to earn approximately $30,000 being an Uber driver.

When one of the Uber drivers asked Paul if he had any important tips about real estate, he was very happy to help! Tune in and hear what valuable info Paul shared with her – it’s great info we all need to know!

About Paul:

For the past 17+ years I have specialized in selling country estates and ranches throughout Ventura County CA. This niche stems from my childhood, working long summer days on my grandparent’s citrus and avocado ranch near Santa Paula, just east of Ventura.

I love these types of properties, and it is my desire to help families, individuals and investors from all walks of life achieve their dream of owning a ranch or country estate.

The Paul Ward Home & Ranch Selling Team is committed to the specific needs of every client we serve. We understand that trust is built over time, not instantly.

Providing our clients with the tools they need to make an informed and conscientious decision is an integral component of our mission.  We act as trusted advisors while you, the client, are the ultimate decision-maker.

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

Also visit: https://somisrealestate.com , http://vclifestyles.com , and http://homeandranchsellingteam.com

Farm Talk with Paul Ward – 4H Livestock Auction! Auction Day is August 9.

The 2019 Ventura County Fair is here!  Paul is very dedicated to, and involved with, lending his support to the 4-H kids who enter the Ventura County Fair with their animals.  They send him letters and photos of their animals!

Today, on Farm Talk, Paul reads some of the letters that he has recently received from a few of the 4H kids he has helped with his sponsorship.  Paul makes what is called an “add-on contribution”. Add-on contributions are a great way to support the 4-H participants, and help offset the cost of raising the animal.

Today’s letters are from middle school kids & upper elementary school kids.  The letters give us an idea of what kinds of kids are involved in the 4H program.

The first letter is from Clara, who is 14 years old, and is going into 8th grade in Camarillo, California. She says she has raised a lamb, named Roger, and a goat, and has recently been elected co-vice president of her club. She invites Paul to visit them at the Fair.

Tune in to hear more great stories on this heartwarming show that is sure to bring a smile to your face!

About Paul:

For the past 17+ years I have specialized in selling country estates and ranches throughout Ventura County CA. This niche stems from my childhood, working long summer days on my grandparent’s citrus and avocado ranch near Santa Paula, just east of Ventura.

I love these types of properties, and it is my desire to help families, individuals and investors from all walks of life achieve their dream of owning a ranch or country estate.

The Paul Ward Home & Ranch Selling Team is committed to the specific needs of every client we serve. We understand that trust is built over time, not instantly.

Providing our clients with the tools they need to make an informed and conscientious decision is an integral component of our mission.  We act as trusted advisors while you, the client, are the ultimate decision-maker.

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

Also visit: https://somisrealestate.com , http://vclifestyles.com , and http://homeandranchsellingteam.com

Farm Talk with Paul Ward ~ A Pre-listing inspection?

Paul Ward

In today’s edition of Farm Talk with Paul Ward (Home of the worry-free listing!), Paul talks about the importance of having a pre-listing home inspection, and what a pre-listing home inspection is.

He explains that the owner of the property can actually have a home inspection, before the sale of the property, rather than waiting for the buyer. And Paul tells us why this is a good idea.

This show is filled will lots of great information that you need to know.  Listen in and learn how having a pre-listing home inspection can save you time, money and lots of anxiety.

About Paul:

For the past 17+ years I have specialized in selling country estates and ranches throughout Ventura County CA. This niche stems from my childhood, working long summer days on my grandparent’s citrus and avocado ranch near Santa Paula, just east of Ventura.

I love these types of properties, and it is my desire to help families, individuals and investors from all walks of life achieve their dream of owning a ranch or country estate.

The Paul Ward Home & Ranch Selling Team is committed to the specific needs of every client we serve.

We understand that trust is built over time, not instantly.

Providing our clients with the tools they need to make an informed and conscientious decision is an integral component of our mission.  We act as trusted advisors while you, the client, are the ultimate decision-maker.

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

Also visit: https://somisrealestate.com , http://vclifestyles.com , and http://homeandranchsellingteam.com

Farm Talk with Paul Ward – Zoning in Ventura County

Paul Ward

Paul Ward educates and enlightens us concerning everything we should know about zoning in Ventura County.

Did you know that there are zoning ‘categories’? Paul explains that there are 2 specific categories to be aware of: AE and OS.

AE refers to ‘Agriculture Exclusive’ which allows for most farming activities and also allows for building a primary residence, building a guest-house, a workshop barn or an equestrian barn on the property.

OS is all about ‘Open Spaces’, which you might think would be the easiest to obtain because it allows for more uses such as: a dog kennel business, Wedding venue, B & B and other businesses. The challenge is that you must have a Conditional Use Permit to obtain these businesses and those are not always that easy to get. Often, the neighboring residents get involved because of the potential increase in traffic and noise.

Paul breaks down the description of each zoning category as well as the Conditional Use Permit.

This is a very interesting episode full of excellent information.  Tune in to learn more!

About Paul:

For the past 17+ years I have specialized in selling country estates and ranches throughout Ventura County CA. This niche stems from my childhood, working long summer days on my grandparent’s citrus and avocado ranch near Santa Paula, just east of Ventura.

I love these types of properties, and it is my desire to help families, individuals and investors from all walks of life achieve their dream of owning a ranch or country estate.

The Paul Ward Home & Ranch Selling Team is committed to the specific needs of every client we serve.

We understand that trust is built over time, not instantly.

Providing our clients with the tools they need to make an informed and conscientious decision is an integral component of our mission.  We act as trusted advisors while you, the client, are the ultimate decision-maker.

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

Also visit: https://somisrealestate.com , http://vclifestyles.com , and http://homeandranchsellingteam.com

Farm Talk with Paul Ward – Liquid Gold

In today’s episode of Farm Talk, Paul discusses liquid gold (or water, as it’s known in California).  Farm properties in California are all about water – not just the availability of water, but also the cost of water.

Here in Southern California, summer is the arid time of year and farming is completely reliant on transporting water long distances.  So, how we value farm properties is largely based on the cost of water.  Neighboring properties can have drastically different water costs.  One property could be low and yet the property across the street could be twice, three times, or even four times as expensive!

So when people are looking for farms, one of the primary questions is “What is the source of water?”.  If it is county water, it can be significantly more expensive than well water.

Paul explains in detail how the water costs vary, and he breaks it down so that it is very easy to understand things like “acre feet”, and what the water cost of each acre of your farm may be per year.  Water can become so expensive on some properties that it makes certain properties better for equestrian use, rather than farming.

This is a very interesting episode full of excellent information.  Tune in to learn more!

About Paul:

For the past 17+ years I have specialized in selling country estates and ranches throughout Ventura County CA. This niche stems from my childhood, working long summer days on my grandparent’s citrus and avocado ranch near Santa Paula, just east of Ventura.

I love these types of properties, and it is my desire to help families, individuals and investors from all walks of life achieve their dream of owning a ranch or country estate.

The Paul Ward Home & Ranch Selling Team is committed to the specific needs of every client we serve.

We understand that trust is built over time, not instantly.

Providing our clients with the tools they need to make an informed and conscientious decision is an integral component of our mission.  We act as trusted advisors while you, the client, are the ultimate decision-maker.

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

Also visit: https://somisrealestate.com , http://vclifestyles.com , and http://homeandranchsellingteam.com

Farm Talk with Paul Ward – The benefits of using pods.

WELCOME to another addition of FARM TALK with Paul Ward.

Today, Paul tells us about a ’Moving Day secret’ which he actually used during his last family move. It made the moving process “So much easier…” he said.

The idea of using portable Pods, that specific moving companies have available, can make life a lot easier. Lets say you want to paint or remodel your new place before moving in with your furniture. The moving company will take your furniture and move it into the pods while the painting or remodel work is being done, and store it for you.

Another benefit of using pods is the fact that by keeping the furniture in a pod, there’s less chance of items being broken or damaged, due to it being handled no more than twice. It is a much safer way to store your furniture or items until you are ready for them.

 Listen here and save some time and $$ on your next move.

About Paul:

For the past 17+ years I have specialized in selling country estates and ranches throughout Ventura County CA. This niche stems from my childhood, working long summer days on my grandparent’s citrus and avocado ranch near Santa Paula, just east of Ventura.

I love these types of properties, and it is my desire to help families, individuals and investors from all walks of life achieve their dream of owning a ranch or country estate.

The Paul Ward Home & Ranch Selling Team is committed to the specific needs of every client we serve.

We understand that trust is built over time, not instantly.

Providing our clients with the tools they need to make an informed and conscientious decision is an integral component of our mission.  We act as trusted advisors while you, the client, are the ultimate decision-maker.

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

Also visit: https://somisrealestate.com , http://vclifestyles.com , and http://homeandranchsellingteam.com

Farm Talk With Paul Ward: Virtual Staging vs. Traditional Staging – Cost-Effective, Professional, Beautiful!

Welcome to another edition of Farm Talk! Today Paul talks about staging – both traditional and virtual staging, a newer option.

If you have a house to sell and your furniture is a bit dated or it is an empty house you have two options to attract more buyers:

1 – You can go the traditional way and stage your house with professional stagers who will bring in nicer furniture that will match the style of your home.  Traditional staging is pricey but very effective.

2 – Virtual staging:  When viewed online, the rooms look amazing-often you can’t tell it is virtual! Of course, in reality, the furniture does not exist so when the people physically arrive at your property, there is no furniture. Virtual staging will get people to your house and give them an idea of how furniture will look there.

Paul has staged houses both ways. He has literally spent thousands with traditional staging and virtually staged houses for two hundred dollars!

Listen to Farm Talk and find out important details and helpful tips. Present your house in the most attractive way and do it cost-effectively!

About Paul:

For the past 17+ years I have specialized in selling country estates and ranches throughout Ventura County CA. This niche stems from my childhood, working long summer days on my grandparent’s citrus and avocado ranch near Santa Paula, just east of Ventura.

I love these types of properties, and it is my desire to help families, individuals and investors from all walks of life achieve their dream of owning a ranch or country estate.

The Paul Ward Home & Ranch Selling Team is committed to the specific needs of every client we serve. We understand that trust is built over time, not instantly.

Providing our clients with the tools they need to make an informed and conscientious decision is an integral component of our mission.  We act as trusted advisors while you, the client, are the ultimate decision-maker.

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

Also visit: https://somisrealestate.com , http://vclifestyles.com , and http://homeandranchsellingteam.com

 

Farm Talk With Paul Ward: An Add-On Scholarship For Ventura County 4H Students!

Today we revisit Paul’s scholarship plan for 4-H Students.  He tells us about all the great plans he has for Farm Talk, and let’s us know what fun shows he has in store.  Whether he’s interviewing people in the farming industry, folks who take care of a few acres, or farmer’s market participants, there are lots of great shows ahead.

On this week’s show, Paul talks about a scholarship he has started, involving the agriculture industry. For several years Paul has received correspondence from local middle school and high school students that are involved in 4-H.  Paul makes what is called an “add-on contribution” towards their college fund.  Add-on contributions are a great way to support the 4-H participants, and help offset the cost of raising the animal.

If you’re a 4-H student, or know a 4-H student, who would be interested an add-on scholarship, contact Paul at (805) 479-5004 to learn!

About Paul:

For the past 17+ years I have specialized in selling country estates and ranches throughout Ventura County CA. This niche stems from my childhood, working long summer days on my grandparent’s citrus and avocado ranch near Santa Paula, just east of Ventura.

I love these types of properties, and it is my desire to help families, individuals and investors from all walks of life achieve their dream of owning a ranch or country estate.

The Paul Ward Home & Ranch Selling Team is committed to the specific needs of every client we serve. We understand that trust is built over time, not instantly.

Providing our clients with the tools they need to make an informed and conscientious decision is an integral component of our mission.  We act as trusted advisors while you, the client, are the ultimate decision-maker.

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

Also visit: https://somisrealestate.com , http://vclifestyles.com , and http://homeandranchsellingteam.com

 

Farm Talk With Paul Ward: The Reasons Why Paul Loves His Job!

Why does Paul like his career in real estate? It’s because he meets fascinating people nearly every day.

Paul tells a story about selling a custom, very expensive property for an unusual man whose asking price was well below value because he had a different set of values! The house had given him 15 good years, he was moving out of state, and he wanted to sell it quickly.

Paul gets to meet people from all over the world – His two biggest sales have been to clients who didn’t speak English.

You can tell that Paul loves his job – Today you can hear the wind rushing through the trees in the video. You feel like you are out in the country with him!

Watch Farm Talk With Paul Ward for more details and intriguing stories.

You may contact Paul and his team at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

About Paul:

For the past 17+ years I have specialized in selling country estates and ranches throughout Ventura County CA. This niche stems from my childhood, working long summer days on my grandparent’s citrus and avocado ranch near Santa Paula, just east of Ventura.

I love these types of properties, and it is my desire to help families, individuals and investors from all walks of life achieve their dream of owning a ranch or country estate.

The Paul Ward Home & Ranch Selling Team is committed to the specific needs of every client we serve. We understand that trust is built over time, not instantly.

Providing our clients with the tools they need to make an informed and conscientious decision is an integral component of our mission.  We act as trusted advisors while you, the client, are the ultimate decision-maker.

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

Also visit: https://somisrealestate.com , http://vclifestyles.com , and http://homeandranchsellingteam.com

 

Farm Talk With Paul Ward: All About Equestrian Properties, Ventura County!

In today’s Farm Talk, Paul shares insightful information about equestrian properties.  Whether you have a horse or are planning to get one or more, Ventura County has a lot of great equestrian properties to choose from!

There are a lot of equestrian communities in Ventura County and they cater to different disciplines. Santa Rosa Valley is well-known for its trail system where you can ride for miles.

Somis has many equestrian properties but does not have a trail system. People in Somis enjoy arena riding, Dressage, hunter/jumper, cutting horse, and western.

What property will work for your particular discipline? Paul knows Ventura County and the equestrian property niche!  Feel free to reach out to him with any questions!

You may contact Paul and his team at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

About Paul:

For the past 17+ years I have specialized in selling country estates and ranches throughout Ventura County CA. This niche stems from my childhood, working long summer days on my grandparent’s citrus and avocado ranch near Santa Paula, just east of Ventura.

I love these types of properties, and it is my desire to help families, individuals and investors from all walks of life achieve their dream of owning a ranch or country estate.

The Paul Ward Home & Ranch Selling Team is committed to the specific needs of every client we serve. We understand that trust is built over time, not instantly.

Providing our clients with the tools they need to make an informed and conscientious decision is an integral component of our mission.  We act as trusted advisors while you, the client, are the ultimate decision-maker.

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

You can contact us at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

Also visit: https://somisrealestate.com , http://vclifestyles.com , and http://homeandranchsellingteam.com

 

Dr. Bunny

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