Coldwell Banker Infiniti Group Oscar Bautista
Realtor®

 June 2012 Newsletter

Oscar Bautista's...
Service For Life! ®
Insider Tips for Healthy, Wealthy and Happy Living
 
Inside This Issue...

  • 4 Simple Exercises To Reduce Pain Without Surgery...
  • Start Here To Eliminate Clutter And Feel More Energized...
  • Fun Facts and Laughs: 3 Hot Tips To Fly For Less,
    Hoax-Busting Websites, And More...
  • Trivia Challenge
  • Real Estate Q&A: Why Do Some Homes Sell Faster Than Others?
 
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Oscar Bautista Oscar Bautista
Coldwell Banker
Phone: 415-370-7703
Email: ojbautista@sbcglobal.net
 

Dear Friend,

Do you feel overwhelmed by clutter? In today's Service For Life!®Free consumer newsletter you'll learn 6 quick tips to eliminate clutter and feel more energized. These "mini-projects" only take a few minutes because they focus on key areas instead of re-organizing your entire house.

You'll also learn how to reduce pain without surgery, get insider tips to save a bundle on your next flight, plus funny jokes, a trivia challenge, and lots more.

Oscar Bautista

Oscar Bautista, REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker

PS.  When you notice people talking about real estate in the next few weeks, can you tell them about the free consumer information I provide?

They may be people who are moving out of town this summer and need to sell their home before they go. Help them out in a big way by getting my easy checklist of inexpensive ways to make buyers instantly attracted to a home. It's all included in my Free Consumer Report "44 Moneymaking Tips To Sell Your Home Fast". To request a copy for a friend, simply email me atojbautista@sbcglobal.net, or call me at: 415-370-7703.
 
Today's Brain Teaser . . .
You leave home and go to your right. At the corner you turn left. At the next corner you turn left. Reaching the next corner, you turn left again and go home. Where are you?

  (see answer below)
How To Reduce Pain Without Surgery
Common practice is to take it easy when you experience pain from an injury affecting muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments. But inactivity for more than a day or two could actually slow healing in many cases. When done in a controlled, gradual, and progressive way, the exercises listed below can help distribute nutrients into the injured area to avoid stiffness and pain.

A pain in the neck has earned its reputation as being excruciating.  Hours of sitting at a computer can increase chances of this problem.
→ Exercise:  Stand up straight and roll your shoulders in circles slowly. First roll forward 5 times, and then roll back 5 times to balance.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is another common source of pain.  Repetitive hand motions while working can trigger pain, especially if you write or type for many hours each day.
→ Exercise: Wrist twists can open the wrist and decrease pain. Put your knees on the floor, and then place your hands flat on the floor in front of each knee. Gently turn your hands so each middle finger will face toward a knee and your thumbs are now on the outside. Relax and hold this position for five slow, deep breaths.

Back pain is a frequent complaint first thing in the morning.  You can increase mobility and decrease pain with light stretching.
→ Exercise: Get on the floor and lie on your back. Pull both knees to the chest while also flexing your head forward. Hold the comfortable stretch of this balled-up position about 20 seconds and release.

Knees are the most common painful area of the body.  It is not surprising because the pressure across your knee joint is four times the weight of your body. Like a rusty door hinge, your knee may just need a little maintenance.
→ Exercise: Sit in a chair and loop a long towel under your left or right foot. Gently pull the towel to bend the knee up 5 inches. Hold for 5 seconds and release. Repeat 5 times for each leg.

Check with your doctor before starting any exercise program. If these exercises help you, make a long-term commitment to avoid future pain and potential surgery.
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Save Thousands When Buying Or Financing!
Did you know there's a free consumer report revealing ways to save time and money when buying a home? It's called "8 Secrets For Saving Thousands When Finding, Buying and Financing Your Next Home," and it's great even if you're not planning to buy soon. To get your free copy email me by clicking here, or call me at: 415-370-7703.
6 Quick Tips To Eliminate Clutter
A cluttered house can make you feel tired and confused. But if the task of organizing your entire house seems overwhelming, start with small, 10-minute or less "mini-projects." Experts have found that you will be more motivated to complete small projects that have a rapid reward. Try these 6 mini-projects to clear you mind, make decisions more easily, and feel more energized:

Clear-Up Problem Areas:
  • Clothes closet:  If you have a limited closet space, consider getting hangers that hook to each other vertically instead of throwing clothes on the ground. You can also add hanging storage systems for items like sweaters, shoes, and other bulky things. See closet systems at:www.bedbathandbeyond.com
  • Home office:  Divide and conquer this task by first putting all papers in the trash or in stacks like these: call, pay, return, order, brainstorm, talk to family, etc. Set up an action system with colored folders for each stack. Tackle each folder when you can find 10 minutes to spare. You'll find folder systems at:www.officedepot.com
  • Under the sink:  Order stacking drawers in plastic or metal wire. When you measure, be sure to allow space for the drain pipe. Find these drawer systems at: www.containerstore.com

Put Away Problem Items:
  • Junk:  Organize your junk by using rubber bands to separate items by type. You can still have a junk drawer but use a rubberized drawer liner from www.duckbrand.com to keep things from shifting.
  • Seasonal:  Store things you won't use until the next season under the bed. To save space, try using vacuum-sealed packs from www.spacebag.com.
  • Antiques:  You may have things that you don't really love, but you inherited and think they will have a high value someday. Find out what it is worth with www.appraisers.org or for a quick reality check, search www.ebay.com.
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DID YOU KNOW...

Unlike most real estate agents, I DON'T spend my time pestering people with phone calls or bothersome interruptions to find good clients. Instead, I dedicate 110% of my time and energies to providing such outstanding service, people naturally think of me when a friend or family member needs help buying or selling a home. THANKS for your referrals!

Fun Facts and Laughs

3 Hot Tips To Fly For Less . . .

Higher fuel prices have pushed airline fares to new heights. There are still ways to save money on flights, but you have to know how to look for the bargains. Use these helpful tips to shave hundreds off the cost of flying:

1. Book your flight early but not too early: You probably know the cheapest fares are well in advance of your departure. Most airlines release schedules 6 months in advance, but don't book until 3 to 4 months out when airlines start actively managing prices. Also, try booking your flight on a Tuesday afternoon because that's when most airlines will match special offers to stay competitive.

2. Sign up for airfare alerts: There are dozens of websites that email updates but start with these top-rated free services:www.airfarewatchdog.com or www.farecompare.com.

3. Combine one-way fares: To save money you can sometimes take two one-way fares with different airlines, instead of a round-trip flight. Or you can fly into a smaller airport and take a short flight to get to your final destination.

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Hoax-Busting Websites . . .

Since anyone can publish on the internet, it has brought an avalanche of false information, rumor and urban legends. Before you believe everything you read, check the facts at one of these websites:

www.snopes.com is a great resource for dispelling misinformation including frauds, scams and unbelievable stories. The site is well organized by category.

www.hoaxbusters.org warns that there is never a good reason to pass on email chain letters. Their hoax busting advice is alphabetized.

www.truthorfiction.com shows current information for online rumors and tells if they are fact or fiction.

www.hoaxslayer.com claims to have been debunking email hoaxes and internet scams since 2003.

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Have A Laugh — "Beyond Expectation!" . . .
  • I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
  • Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
  • A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
  • Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.
  • A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.
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Answer for the Trivia Challenge for the Month of May...

What did the creator of Scrabble, Alfred Mosher Butts, use as a reference to set the distribution of letters for the game? 

a) Webster's Dictionary    b) New York Times   
c) Encyclopedia Britannica    d) Life Magazine

The answer is b) New York Times. Butts studied the front page of the New York Times to determine the relative frequency of letters in the original Scrabble game. He tweaked it by only including four "S's" to make the game harder and limit plurals. So, let's move on to this month's trivia question.

What is the largest denomination note ever printed?

a) $1,000
b) $1,000,000
c) $500,000
d) $100,000

EMAIL ME AT: ojbautista@sbcglobal.net OR Call Me At 415-370-7703 And You Could Be One Of My Next Winners!
 
Brain Teaser Answer:
On a baseball field.
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Real Estate Q & A . . .
Q.  Why do some homes sell in days when others take months or don't sell at all?

A.  When sellers or their real estate agent overlook any of the important ingredients of a successful sale, a home can linger on the market. Here are three reasons why a home doesn't sell quickly:

1. Asking price is too high. When a home first comes on the market, the list price must be at or near the market value so buyers see it as a good value and put in an offer. If you would like to know your home's current value, I will gladly conduct a Maximum Home Value Audit. I conduct this in-depth analysis for no charge to identify your home's highest possible value.

2. Poor marketing plan. Most real estate agents will do nothing more than put the house in the MLS. When I am hired to sell a home, I use "28 Steps Home Marketing Plan" to reach more potential buyers in the first few weeks after a home is listed for sale.

3. Home is not staged properly. A buyer wants to buy a home they can imagine living in with their family. If the house is not staged or it's done incorrectly, buyers may lose interest and move on to other homes. Get the facts on how to stage your properly by requesting my Free Consumer Guide "4-Steps To Stage Your Home For A Fast Sale." 

If you have any other real estate questions, or need capable and trustworthy representation, please call me at: 415-370-7703 or email me at ojbautista@sbcglobal.net.
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