Prudential California Realty Meets the “Flip Book!”

Thank you, Kirk Mulhearn of Prudential California Realty, for inviting Home & Realty Online/ magazine to present the many benefits of our multimedia magazine to you and your sales agents at your sales meeting this morning at your Long Beach facility. It was a great Q&A meeting this morning when Bruce Bryant/Publisher, shared how Prudential’s agents can link up with Home & Realty Online/ magazine and expand their listing potential and consumer reaches via full page online advertising.  I thoroughly enjoyed your teams interaction with some of the best questions ever asked about our services, and we humbly look forward to being of service to you on your next listings.

Thank you, Kirk Mulhearn and your Prudential California Realty Team for an exciting meeting!

Bruce Bryant/Publisher

Why The Termite Report is Crucial In Every Real Estate Transaction

by Alex del Toro, Owner of The Termite Guy & IRC Services

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Alex del Toro – The Termite Guy

It is extremely important that a real estate professional knows all of the responsibilities – and limitations – of the WDO Report.

Today’s real estate inspection has many different moving parts. A typical 30-day escrow requires full time attention to detail to meet all that is required byt law. One of the most confusing parts is what is often referred to as the “termite report,” however; this report is much more in depth than just termites. It is inclusive of termites but also notes any water-related infection, which means the report covers water stains, fungus and any damage created by water. Thus the name for the report is a Wood Destroying Organism Report or WDO Report.

Often times this WDO Report will not garner all the attention that it truly requires. It is extremely important that a real estate professional familiarize himself or herself with all of the responsibilities and limitations of the WDO Report. Doing so will empower the Realtor’s ability to work more efficiently and enable him or her to make quick and concise decisions.

As a licensed general contractor and owner of The Termite Guy and IRC Services for over two decades I find that in my typical workday my expertise is not what I know but how quickly I can get the answers that I need from other individuals. I believe the need to get answers quickly holds true for most professions, and is especially true for the real estate industry. In addition to getting answers it is critical to get the right answers and to ensure your trusted professionals are just that, professionals in their industry.

The Power of Design

The Power of Design

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Maryam Odabaee


Maryam Odabaee is one of the young rising stars in the field of Interior Design, Home Staging and a certified Feng-Shui Practitioner (GGSF). Maryam is the founder of RED Home Design & Staging. A company that assists Real Estate Agents, homeowners, and investors to enhance the visual appearance of their properties.

After working for the non-profit sector for 11 years, assisting in areas like “Refugee Settlement an Placement”. She created new spaces for these individuals to call their new home. By researching their history, culture and personal background, she was able to create a warm, inviting place with a few furniture pieces that were donated by the public.

Few years after, Maryam realized her passion and desire was to help others create spaces that they can call “home”. Maryam received her 2nd degree in Interior Design, a certification in Property Staging and also became a certified Feng-Shui practitioner.

As Feng-Shui Practitioner, Maryam is able to evaluate the energy and the flow of any space. She creates optimal harmony and balance, and strengthens wealth and health areas of your home so you and your family can enjoy the positive effects for years to come!

“I live for what I do, and love what I do; I still feel I am touching people’s lives just one space at a time.”

Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach covers 28 square miles and is home to approximately 200,000 residents, making it the fourth largest city in Orange County and 16th largest city California.

It is among the nation’s safest cities and often ranked among the Top Ten Safest Cities by City Crime Rankings. With 8.5 miles of uninterrupted beach along the Pacific Ocean. Surf City USA® plays host to an annual visitor population of more than 16.3 million people, with the greatest attendance during summer, special events and weekends. A place with a mild and mellow beach culture, Huntington Beach’s surfing prowess is found through its famous surf events, the Surfing Walk of Fame, Hall of Fame and the International Surf Museum.

Huntington Beach offers residents a superb educational system with 35 elementary schools and five high schools located in the city. Further educational opportunities are offered in close proximity at Golden West College, Orange Coast College, the University of California, Irvine, and California State Universities at Long Beach and Fullerton.

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Long Beach

Long Beach CA

Long Beach is 50 square miles and home to more than 460,000 residents, making it California’s 5th largest city.

The scenic downtown and waterfront marina offer plenty of walking, biking, entertainment and more than 100 restaurants in an eight-block area. The Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific features more than 12,500 inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean, undersea galleries, and shops. Long Beach is also home to several eclectic museums including the Long Beach Museum of Art and the Museum of Latin American Art The city’s East Village Arts District includes one-of-a-kind art galleries and shops. Three miles from downtown is Belmont Shore and 2nd Street, the quintessential beachfront community. The diverse city even offers the romance of Italy where you can weave your way around canals in an authentic gondola.

Newsweek’s most recent national ranking of “America’s Best High Schools” listed Wilson Classical High School, Polytechnic High School, Renaissance High School for the Arts, Millikan High School, Lakewood High School, Avalon High School and the California Academy of Mathematics and Science among the top 6 percent of U.S. high schools. U.S. News and World Report recognized the California Academy of Mathematics and Science, which earned a gold medal by placing within the top 100 in the nation.

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