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Farm Talk with Paul Ward – Running an Airbnb

In this fun and fascinating show, Paul Ward talks about the pros and cons of renting, running or using an Airbnb. The upside may be making extra money, getting to know people all over the world, and getting to use your property in a unique way, but you need to know the potential downsides as well.

Tune in as Paul shares his vast knowledge to help his clients be fully informed and prepared!

What is an Airbnb?

Airbnb is an online marketplace that connects people who want to rent out their homes with people who are looking for accommodations in that locale. … For hosts, participating in Airbnb is a way to earn some income from their property, but with the risk that the guest might do damage to it.

A major difference between B&Bs and AirBnB is the on-site staff. Hosts will greet you as you arrive at a B&B. They’ll show you around the property so that you know what’s available during the stay. Hosts escort you to your room, and they’ll allow you to explore the property.  With Airbnb, the communication is done ahead of time and when you arrive all you have to do is enjoy your stay.

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 – Buying and Selling with Unpermitted structures

Welcome to this week’s Farm Talk with Paul Ward.
Today, Paul talks about buying and selling with unpermitted structures. He related an experience he had with a former seller who had an incredible property – a beautiful Spanish Style home on 5 acres with a beautiful view, tennis court, swimming pool, guest house and all the bells and whistles. Also included were 16 garages and a guest house. That’s correct – 16 garages! However, it turned out that 8 of the garages and the guest house were constructed without building permits.
What would you do if you wanted to buy or sell the property?
Important questions you should ask:
1. If you already have property and are considering building or expanding, should you pull permits of not?
2. If you have fallen in love with the property that you are thinking about buying, should you buy that property it has unpermItted  structures?
WHAT it was surprising to learn that that the law about permit use did not ‘kick in’ until 1946. Anything that was constructed before that time is considered ‘grandfathered’ in.
Now, Paul has been asked to sell another property, which was built to code, without permits.
How is Paul going to handle it?
What is he going to tell his potential buyers?
What would YOU do in this situation?
Tune in and 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 – Maximizing your budget when selling a home!

In today’s Farm Talk, Paul has some very valuable tips on maximizing your budget when getting your home ready to sell. Paul shares a real case scenario about a home he is planning to list, and what challenges he & the current owners are facing in the process of getting the property ready for listing.  Paul tells us about the good, and the not-so-good aspects of the property, and answers the question: what really needs to be done before selling?  Obviously, a seller doesn’t want to spend money, if they don’t have to, but remember: You only get one chance to make a great first impression.

Paul starts with a list of what is non-negotiable.  First off, anything that is FREE, is non-negotiable – in other words, picking up personal items and putting things away is free and NEEDS TO BE DONE.  Also pruning dead flowers & plants needs to be done.  And there’s more!  This is an excellent show that is full of great info & advice.

Tune in and 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 – 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: 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

 

Dr. Bunny

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