Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Words of Wisdom from a 90 year old!

I was checking out other real estate blogs, and came across the following GOOD ADVICE written by a 90 year old. With the holidays upon us, it felt timely. Live life to it's fullest!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland ,Ohio ."To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.It is the most requested column I've ever written.My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come...

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

We at the Sanborn Team wish everyone a healthy and happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 19, 2010

How NOT to over bid at a Probate Real Estate Sale

Over Bidders at Probate Real Estate Sale

Does the buyer need to appear in court to purchase a piece of real estate?

One would think that the answer to that question would be obvious, however this week in court we had two real estate agents come to bid on behalf of their buyers. Both of the buyers were not with their respective agents. Both of the real estate agents were under the impression that it would not be a problem to bid on behalf of their respective clients.

If either of the agents had called The Sanborn Team and told us that they were not expecting their clients to accompany them to court we would have been able to provide them information on how they would be able to represent their absent clients. Alas, no one called in advance.

The agents did not understand that without proper authority there would be no way to bind their clients. That being said, if the buyer is not in court, how does the seller know in fact that the real estate agent has the authority to bid and also have the authority to bid to a certain price?

The judge delayed the sale by putting it on second call. That means that the entire calendar is called in court and then they return to various matters.

One of the agents was able to obtain the necessary documentation allowing him to bid on behalf of his buyer. The other agent left and we received a call from a frustrated and upset buyer who did not understand why if his agent had a check for the over bid amount why he could not have his agent represent him. We explained that short of some kind of authority, another person cannot bid on behalf of a person who is absent from the hearing.

So, a lesson was learned today. We have revised our instructions for coming to over bid in a probate court hearing to include the fact that both the buyer and the agent need to be present.

For all of your Probate and Trust Real Estate Needs please contact The Sanborn Team at 310-777-2858 or send us a message to info@sanbornteam.com

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Probate Court date for 2704 43rd Street is tomorrow!!

Date: 11-18-10
Time: 8:30AM
Location: 111 N. Hill Street, Department 11, Los Angeles
First overbid amount: $200,000

Fabulous corner lot with so much potential! Two bedroom, one bath home in Liemert Park neighborhood, considered to be the center of the African-American arts scene in Los Angeles. The Lucy Florence Coffee House and Cultural Center came to Leimert Park in 2000, hosting an array of Talent, Art and Music. Probate Sale. Court Confirmation Required.

The Sanborn Team is here to help you with all of your real estate needs. For more information about us and our probate properties, please visit our website at: http://www.sanbornteam.com/

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Probate Court date for 6527 83rd Street tomorrow!!

Court date information is as follows:

Date: 11-10-10
Time: 8:30AM
Location: 111 N. Hill Street, Department 5, Los Angeles
First overbid amount: $525,000

This home is an amazing value! Terrific Westchester location on a tree lined street. Three bedroom, two bath and living room with brick fireplace. Minutes from the beach and LAX. In keeping with our specialty, this is probate sale and requires court confirmation.

The Sanborn Team has over 30 years of experience selling Probate and Trust real estate. For more information about us, please visit our website at: http://www.sanbornteam.com/

Friday, November 05, 2010

Great new Probate listing in Woodland Hills!!

High on a knoll, this four bedroom, two bath home has tons of potential! Living room with stone fireplace, light and bright throughout. Outdoor patio with tree top views. If you've got a good eye and know a GREAT deal when you see one, then don't miss out! List price is $449,000. Probate sale. Court confirmation required.
The Sanborn Team is here to assist you with all of your real estate needs. For the last 30 years we've specialized in the sale of probate and trust real estate. Most but not all of our probate listings require court approval. For more information about us and our properties, please visit our website at: http://www.sanbornteam.com/