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    Monday, July 1, 2024   /   by Emman Cristobal


    We may hear much about rights and freedoms, and debate their boundaries, yet how often do we take time to reflect on what freedom means to us personally? Freedom is not a concept carved from stone; but is malleable and personal, always changing shape depending on the angle of our view. 
    My personal definition of freedom is the ability to act based on my convictions without external restriction or retribution. It is the ability to represent myself as I see myself to be, not having to hide or disguise who I am in order to pursue happiness, fulfillment, and growth. It is the power of free self-expression. Personal freedom is one of my top three values. Of course, there are boundaries to freedom. My actions should not hurt others or restrict their personal freedoms; this is the dance of conscience. Will what I want conflict with what others want or need? If so, how can I have the personal autonomy I need while respecting the freedom of those around me?
    I believe there is always a ; ...


    Saturday, June 1, 2024   /   by Emman Cristobal

    Happy Fathers Day... | June Newsletter 2024

    You guessed it! June 16th is Father’s Day. Like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day is a time to show our appreciation for parents’ hard work and dedication in providing the best homelife possible for their families. Since you have been kind enough to be a part of our business, I wanted to take this opportunity to give YOU something for Father’s Day. I’m not talking about another tie, or BBQ tool kit. I have TWO far more valuable gifts! Yes, TWO!
    Gift #1 is my lifetime home sale guarantee.
    Your Home Sold, Guaranteed, at Your Price or I’ll Buy It* 
    Yes, this is the guarantee I am most famous for. Rest assured that whether it’s a dynamic seller’s market or a housing recession, I will never waiver from this guarantee. The peace of mind from a guarantee like this, is a gift I am happy to give. I can think of none better. 
    My team and I are committed to results. In fact, being results oriented is one of our core values. For more; ...

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    Saturday, May 18, 2024   /   by Emman Cristobal

    6 Mistakes to avoid when moving up to your next home | InHouse Summer Newsletter 2024

    InHouse Summer - 2024

    In this summer edition of InHouse, I outline the six most common mistakes homeowners make when moving to a larger home. Knowing these six mistakes and the strategies to overcome them, will help you make informed choices before you put your existing home on the market.
    When you own a home and are looking to move up, there are certain factors that can complicate the situation. It’s very important to consider these issues before you list your home for sale. Not only is there the issue of ?nancing to consider, but you also must sell your present home at exactly the right time in order to avoid the ?nancial burden of owning two homes or, just as bad, the dilemma of having no place to live during the gap between closings.
    *Feel free to share these SIX mistakes with anyone you know considering moving up to a bigger home this summer.
    1. Rose-colored glasses 
    Most of us dream of improving our lifestyle by moving to a larger home. The problem is there&rsqu; ...

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    Wednesday, May 1, 2024   /   by Emman Cristobal


    Every May, as I sit down to write Homeward Bound, I reflect on Mother’s Day and am both in awe of the incredible commitment being a Mother is, and grateful for how my mother has guided me to become the woman I am today. I could be having the worst day of my life and she can make me smile. Ever observant, she is a trusted confidant and can pull me out of a slump with her ridiculous sense of humor, or at least get me to see the silver lining. 
    Time reveals, in fact, that just about every caring mother is a wise woman. I can see why we have a special day each year to celebrate them. So here’s a ‘shout out’ to all moms
    – Happy Mother’s Day!!
    This year, on May 12, we have an opportunity to celebrate our moms, or those that fill that very special role in our lives. I realize for some, their moms may no longer be living and so to ease whatever feelings of melancholy the holiday might evoke in you, I’d like to share a quote I’ve hung on; ...


    Monday, March 4, 2024   /   by Emman Cristobal

    Embrace Continual Improvement - InHouse Spring Newsletter 2024

    InHouse Spring - 2024

    Embrace Continual Improvement
    Yay!! It’s Springtime here in the Bay Area! As we begin the see blossoms and new growth all around us, it feels appropriate to share with you one of my favorite Core Values for Personal Growth and Success: Embrace Continual Improvement. 
    Picture for a moment what our world would be like if growth stopped occurring? In the simplest form of the word, that would be quite a sight! Babies for as far as the eye can see with no one to feed and care for them as they grow into adults. And what if we carried that same thought process of growth further, but with respect to the mind? The growth of our mind has a much greater ability to shape our present and more importantly, our future.
    I believe the most powerful concept of growth that we can practice is Continual Improvement. This concept should be classified as a “universal business principle” in our lives. A universal principle is a controlling factor in any proce; ...