Posts Tagged ‘Christine Vasquez’

  • 21 Ways To Get Organized This Spring

    Mar 24, 15 • C • Design, UncategorizedNo CommentsRead More »

    What better time than now to rid your home of the unnecessary and get started with spring cleaning. Spring into organization with these 21 tips to de-clutter around your home.  I know from personal experience that having a clean, clear living space helps me have a clear mind as well.  It’s like an immediately decompression to walk into an organized home and work space.  Click here for 21 Ways To Get Organized This Spring. If you’d like more organizing, cleaning, or money saving tips, email me at Christine@GreenMeansGrow.com   Your Cost-Conscious Partner, Christine (858) 356-

  • [VIDEO] “Our Gifts.” Meet The GreenHouse Group Team & What They Believe Their Gifts Are.

    Mar 10, 15 • Boney • Featured, Our Team's CultureNo CommentsRead More »

    “Our Gifts.” Meet Jesse Ibanez, David Hughson, Christine Vasquez, Scott Van Vugt, Carmen Harris, Renata Hamdan, Andrea Ibanez & Jeremy Beck & What They Believe Their Gifts Are. The GreenHouse Group. “The Meaning In Life Is To Find Your Gift, The Purpose Is To Give It Away.” – Pablo Picasso Backstory: A client asked a courageous, and thought provoking question the other day. She said, “What are you guys the best in the world at?” I knew the answer which was true for me, but, it made me think about the fact that we are truly a “we” and not a “me.” What I didn’t expect to come from that great question was another question, but as great questions usually go, it did. What rose to the top of consciousness, like truth, was: “I don’t know.” I didn’t know what “we” were the best in the world at, as a team. Then the inspiration hit me: We needed to define this, not only to answer this question for her, but for the next person who may or may not be thinking the same thing and never take the time to even ask. But most of all, for US to discover this answer for each other and ourselves. So, we got to work. We brought this challenge up at our next meeting and as a team we had to answer the

  • 11 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Pro for Your Listing Photos

    Jul 8, 14 • C • How To Sell Your Home1 CommentRead More »

    You only have one chance to make a first impression.  And studies show that for most real estate consumers, that first impression is the photography of the listing that they find online.  Today’s buyers have very high visual expectations and very short attention spans.  So how do you make your listing stand out online?  How do you capture the attention of the consumer and make them want to know more?  One of the best ways is to hire a professional real estate photographer, and here are 11 reasons why. 1. More online views.  According to a study done by Redfin, listings shot with DSLR professional photography receive 61% more online views than their competitor listings. 2. Better first impressions. For 95% of online shoppers, the first thing they look at is your listing’s front exterior photo.  Furthermore, studies show that they will spend about twenty seconds looking at that front exterior photo, before moving on to the other photos or listing details.  Make that first 20 seconds really count! 3. Higher selling price.  Listing marketed with professional DSLR photography have a higher perceived value and sell for more money.  That’s right, according to the Wall Street Journal, these listings gain anywhere from $934 to $116,076 at the closing table!  Add those stats to your listing presentation when you’re competing with an agent who takes his or her own photos. 4. More likely to sell.  That’s right, according

  • 5 Ways to Go Green and Save Green

    May 27, 14 • C • Green Lifestyle1 CommentRead More »
    5 Ways to Go Green and Save Green

    If you’re in the market to buy a home, you’re probably conscious about the money you spend and even more conscious about the money you save.  Although saving money isn’t always the easiest part of home buying, you can make it easier on yourself by learning and establishing new habits that benefit your family and the earth.  How great would it be to save money in your home and at work while reducing your carbon footprint on this planet we call home?  Below are a few simple tweaks you can add to your daily life to help you Go Green and Save Green. 1. Save energy to save money. -Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and a few degrees higher in the summer to save on heating and cooling costs. -Install compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) when your older incandescent bulbs burn out. -Unplug appliances when you’re not using them. Or, use a “smart” power strip that senses when appliances are off and cuts “phantom” or “vampire” energy use. -Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. As much as 85 percent of the energy used to machine-wash clothes goes to heating the water. -Use a drying rack or clothesline to save the energy otherwise used during machine drying. 2. Save water to save money -Take shorter showers to reduce water use. This will lower your water

  • Childproofing Checklist for Your Home

    Apr 1, 14 • C • Design1 CommentRead More »

    A growing family and the desire to provide a stable and safe environment for children, is one of the top five reasons families look to purchase a home.  That being said, it’s important not to overlook one of the biggest threats to a child’s safety and well-being – the home they live in.   Household injuries are one of the top reasons children under 3 visit to the ER.  Young children have the highest risk of injury at home because that’s where they spend most of their time.  As a first time parent, it may be difficult to anticipate what may be a hazard or become a hazard in the space you find comfort in daily.  Trying to think of all of the “what-if” scenarios for a new baby can make you crazy.  Childproofing has never been easier with all of the gadgets available on the market as well as some simple common sense ideas to use in your home.  Click here for a checklist to help guide you in your quest to create a safe environment at home for your new or growing family.   Christine 858-356-

  • 10 Simple & Affordable Tips To Get Your Home Sold

    Mar 18, 14 • C • How To Sell Your Home2 CommentsRead More »

    Believe it or not, there has been times when I enter a seller’s home to take photos, it looks as if I just walked into the aftermath of all night party. If you are looking to sell your home, these 10 tips can help you get your home sold fast. Some of them may seem like common sense, but a lot of times you just forget about the little details that sold you on your home in the first place. When we see our own home day in and day out, we tend to stop noticing the clutter, scuff marks or personal touches that have accumulated over the years. These tips will help showcase your home in it’s best light and make it more appealing to the masses. Christine Vasquez (858) 356-

  • $25k for First-Time Home Buyers in El Cajon

    The City of El Cajon’s Housing Division administers several housing-related programs, one of them being the American Dream First-Time Home buyer Program.  It was launched in 2005 and this year has significant changes including increasing the down payment/closing cost assistance to, up to $25,000.   This program is for lower income households and requires City Approval, an 8 hour Homebuyer Education class, and a consultation with a participating Lender prior to making an offer on a property. For more information about this program visit http://www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us/dept/redev/housing/homebuyer.aspx   Christine Vasquez 858-356-

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