Groupon Summer Fun

Groupon Summer Fun

Do you ever hear your kids say, “I’m bored” or “there’s nothing to do”? Well, the summer is almost here, so what activities do you have planned for the family? Most kids are out of school for the summer, and it can be a challenge to keep them from getting bored and, also getting to have some quality family time. We are so lucky here in the Sacramento Valley and the Folsom and El Dorado Hills foothills, as our skies are sunny most days! So, planning activities for the summer season in advance can be a great advantage.

The Ultimate Activity Resource

One resource that can really help out is Groupon! Groupon is a website and app that offers subscribers daily discount coupons. The coupons are typically focused on anything local for you; restaurants, stores, services, events and products. Look for Groupon deals for kids activities in your community. Here, in Folsom, California, I found several like…

  • 90 minutes of bowling for 6 for only $45
  • Giants game for two for $39
  • 10 Martial Arts classes for $20
  • Music lessons on the instrument of choice
  • Horseback riding lessons
  • Concerts
  • Festivals
  • And so much more…

Not a Deal Breaker

These deals give your kids a taste of what activities that they may have an interest in doing without spending a lot of money to find out! Or they can just be awesome fun. If you aren’t a Groupon user already, check it out and have fun this summer! If the summer activity you have planned for your family is moving, don’t forget to get preapproved before you make an offer. Getting preapproved first might help you land the home of your dreams this summer. If you’re selling your house, make sure you know the 5 things you should never say! The market is hot in Folsom, Placer, El Dorado and Sacramento counties so be sure to check out the areas on your house hunt. If you have any questions or are looking to get the process started, give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to help. Rates are still awesome! Thank you for reading the blog and have a great day.

8 Ways to Prepare for a Fast Sale

8 Ways to Prepare for a Fast Sale

If you are looking to sell your home right now, you likely won’t have a problem getting it sold in Folsom, El Dorado County or most areas of Sacramento. It has been predicted that 2017 will be the fastest market in history. It’s a seller’s market right now in Sacramento, so houses are on the market one minute, sold the next. In the Sacramento Valley, we are seeing 48% of homes sell in less than 30 days. That is fast. So, if you plan on selling, there are a few things you will need to do to be prepared.

How to Prepare Your Home

  1. Get your preapproval out of the way so you can be ready to buy quickly and with confidence.
  2. Hire a good listing agent that knows how to market your home in a sellers’ market.
  3. Keep an eye on homes in the price range you are looking and in the area, you want to live in.
  4. Make a list of comparable homes selling in your area.
  5. Take care of any repairs your home might need.
  6. Clean and declutter, especially closets, bathrooms, and kitchen cabinets.
  7. Improve your curb appeal so potential buyers get the right impression at first glance.
  8. Be prepared to make your offer stand out from the competition.

Don’t Wait!

Having your preapproval ready before you put your home on the market is a very wise thing to do, so be prepared and get your preapproval! Getting your home looking the sharpest it can will help insure a quick sell. Just because it’s a hot seller’s market doesn’t mean your house will get top dollar if it is in disrepair, give a bad first impression, or appears to have storage problems. So, get ready, get set, and go! That perfect home is out there and waiting! Give us a call for a free consultation, and get your preapproval started. Thank you and have a great day.

Cozi Family Organizer

Cozi Family Organizer

Today I’m going to start off by painting a little picture for you. It’s Thursday, so in Folsom one kid has soccer practice at 4, and another has a game at 7 in Sacramento, CA. Oh, then you know you need to stop at the grocery store while you are in El Dorado Hills, but can’t remember what all you needed to get… does this all sound familiar? So many people run into this problem so we found the perfect solution, Cozi.


We rarely recommend apps to our viewers or readers, but we came across this one that I think can make your life so much simpler. It’s called Cozi Family Organizer. And it’s free. You can download on your laptop, iPad, iPhone, Android or any Windows platform. It helps coordinate and communicate everyone’s schedules and activities, track grocery lists, manage to do lists, plan ahead for dinner, and keep the whole family on the same page, even if they are in different places! One of the most convenient features is the shared calendar that also syncs to Gmail calendars. You can see what everyone is doing and where everyone needs to be, set reminders and send agenda emails so no one misses an appointment. Just think how organized your activities, meetings, school schedules, lessons, practices, and games will seem when they are all in one place. This will help you and your family be stress free, while knowing where everyone is or what to pick up at the store!

Honey, Don’t Forget the Milk

It also has a To Do List that can be shared like a honey-do list, or a chore list for the kids. The second most favorite feature is the Shopping Lists. Your spouse can just email the grocery list with one click if you need to pick up groceries on the way home! This app has many more features, like a messenger, meal planner, recipe keeper, contacts, birthdays, etc… Remember it’s free, so beta test it with your family and see how it works for you. There’s my tip, I hope it helps you keep your sanity and your family more organized.

The market is still very hot here in the Folsom, El Dorado, Placer, and Sacramento counties. If another thing on your to-do list is moving, be prepared and get preapproved to get the process started. We’re always here to answer any questions you may have or to get you started on your next journey, so give us a call and we’ll be happy to help in any way we can.