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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

Ask Dr. Bunny. Farms? Ranches? Country Real Estate? Paul Ward, guest.

Real estate expert Paul Ward joins Dr. Bunny to discuss specializing in country real estate, ranches, and farms. He shares insight on the real estate business, and some very interesting stories – including a special story about how 10,000 antiques got him into the antique business for awhile! 

After deciding that antiquing wasn’t for him, a suggestion from a realtor friend led him to getting his real estate license & into specializing in farms, ranches & country estates.  And from there, Paul created a niche!

Tune in to hear Paul’s journey, and find out what very special person popped into his head one day, just a few years after he had made a request!

 

About Paul Ward:

For the past 15 years I have specialized in selling country estates and ranches throughout Ventura County. This niche stems from my childhood, working long summer days on my grandparent’s citrus and avocado ranch near Santa Paula.

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.

In 2014, I formed a team called the California Lifestyles Group. Each team member has a different focus and specialty area. Our 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.

Contact Paul Ward at (805) 479-5004 or e-mail: Paul@homeandranchsellingteam.com

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

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or e-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit: https://bunnyvreeland.org/ https://vreelandcollege.org/ https://upgradeyourlifewithdrbunny.com

Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 45

NSA Seal

Lisa Toth:   Andy and I have Microsoft phones with AT&T. They came with an email program on

them. An AT&T product I surmise. We seem to be unable to delete mail except for one at a time.  This is very annoying as I get 60 or 70 emails a day.

News Item:  Google and Facebook have confirmed that they fell victim to an alleged $100m scam.

News Item:    A FuturePets.com database with critical information on over 100,000 customers was left exposed for six months.  The unprotected data included:

  • Customer names
  • Shipping addresses
  • Credit and debit card details – This included 16-digit numbers, expiration dates and cardholder names
  • Email addresses
  • Phone numbers
  • Plain-text passwords

News Item:  N.S.A. Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets

Get The Real on Real Estate: Home Staging with guest Linda Selvage

A staged Living Room

A staged Living Room

Join Lauren Swigert with guest Linda Selvage who is a certified home stager. Linda studied at the home staging school, www.stagedhomes.com, and has 11 years of experience in staging homes.

When we sell our homes, there are things we can do to make the home more appealing to potential buyers by employing a home stager who helps to set up the home by staging either certain rooms or up to and including entire homes. A typical price range can vary from $1,500 to $2,000. There are various options in staging a home, either by rearranging the furniture, or choosing the right color palette for painting the walls.

There are 3 very important things to focus on in home staging.

First, remove as much clutter as possible.

Clean every nook and cranny, which makes a world of difference, when the house is on display. The buyer needs to feel that this is place they can see themselves living in.

Depersonalize the home if it is heavily themed, for instance, not everyone can relate to home modeled after a medieval castle!

Overall we want a clean, fresh, and neutral feel so that it allows the buyer to envision their own things in the house. According to statistics offered on www.stagedhomes.com, out of 1000 homes, a staged home ,on average, will sell within 11 days, while an un-staged home can take 90 days or more.

When you invest in staging your home, remember that you make up for the cost by decreasing the amount of time the house stays on the market.

Linda Selvage serves Ojai, Westlake, Ventura County, and Santa Barbara County.

Linda Selvage’s phone number is  805-640-1075

Her website is www.arefinedenvironment.com
and for more information feel free to visit https://www.stagedhomes.com

Lauren Swigert is associated with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, feel free to contact Lauren through the following venues:

BRE License #01743386

Cell: 805-815-1402

Office: 805-984-8699

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