January 2018
Natalie Swanson | 925-580-9829

Natalie Swanson Real Estate Team

Make New Year's Resolutions in Reverse

I feel 2018 is going to be a great year! The real estate market is red hot, the job market is robust, and I am excited about doing things differently this year ... starting with a new way of doing New Year’s resolutions in reverse.
It works like this. Think of a goal, then imagine you’ve already accomplished it. Describe your life using the present tense as if you’d already achieved your goal.
Then ask yourself how you got there. It’s a mental trick for thinking out of the box.
For example, instead of saying “This year I’m going to lose 40 pounds,” or “I’m going to get closer to my wife,” or “I’m going to start saving 10% of everything I earn,” imagine you have already done those things.
Then ask yourself, “How did I get so thin?” or “How did my relationship become so good?” or “How did I get so prosperous?” Then write a detailed description of the steps you took to reach each goal.
Using this technique, you trick your brain into finding the path that works best for you. Like looking at a maze backwards, the path is clearer in reverse.
Why not try it now? Reframe your New Year’s resolutions. Imagine you’ve already succeeded, and ask yourself, “How did I do this?”
We're looking back at 2017! Some records were broken. Some things changed. Some things stayed the same.

Thank You Friends!

Thank You to all of our clients who’ve trusted us to serve them, and who have referred their friends, family and co-workers. Special thanks to...

Rory and Kristy McDonnell
   Neil Penney

Win a Free $10 Coffee Card!

It's easy to win! Look for this month's quiz question down towards the bottom of this newsletter, then email me your answer.
  • Last month’s question: How many reindeer pull Santa's sleigh on a foggy night?
  • Answer: Nine: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen ... but don't forget Rudolph (from the 1823 poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas," commonly called "The Night Before Christmas").
Congratulations to Last Month's Winner!


January Quiz Question

Google was named after what number?
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Featured Listing

2308 Bettona Street
Livermore CA 94550
6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths
3,955 sq. ft.
Lot Size 12,620 sq. ft.

Turn-key and gorgeous. Easy freeway access, close to downtown, hiking and biking trails. 

Coming Soon!

6154 Poinsettia Common, Livermore
CA 94551
Beds 3, Baths 2.5, 1,526 Sq Ft

1926 Railroad Ave UNIT 100, Livermore, CA 94550
2 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,287 Sq Ft
Reasons to work with the Natalie Swanson Real Estate Team
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What to Ask Your Home Inspector before You Finalize Your Purchase

Don’t be the person who says “Why didn’t the home inspector uncover these problems?” Do your part by educating yourself about the home inspection, so you are prepared to protect your own interests.
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Maureen Torrento
Sr. Loan Consultant

2300 First Street, Suite 350 Livermore CA 94550
NMLS ID 2670

Jenny Barron has been with the team for about 3 years. She is truly passionate about real estate and is thrilled to be now working with one of the most experienced real estate teams in the area. Her Livermore community connections are an asset to the Natalie Swanson Real Estate Team. She is committed to understanding each client's goals and needs in depth and identify the right home that fits each family. Our clients rave about how she nurtures each relationship over many months to fully understand the objectives and then advise on the proper course of action to achieve their goals. Jenny adores seeing first-time homes buyers take this journey and arrive at their dream home.

One of Jenny’s strongest skills is her ability to communicate with her clients in a timely manner. This communication results in a low-stress customer experience, as they are always up to speed during every step of the process. In addition, she has a unique competence to fully understand and support the individual needs of each client. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, buying an investment property, or purchasing a multi-million-dollar home, your customer experience with Jenny will be exceptional. 

Jenny lives in Livermore with her husband, Eric, of 12 years and two children, Jana and Nicolai. She is an avid runner and loves watching her children play various sports. Did we mention that she is German and loves to travel? 

"Create Your Own Lifestyle"
Not sure how a certain style of flooring will look like in your space, use our Room Visualizer feature to test it out. Choose your room, your flooring and see your results before you make your decision!
Gary Wolfe
O - 925 443 8300
C - 925-570-5833
34 South P Street
Livermore, CA 94550

Hidden Rooms

Creative Home Engineering builds secret rooms and hidden passages. Many include oddball methods for unlocking them, including playing a certain combination on a chess board, setting a clock to 12 noon, pushing a hidden button on a vase, and the classic, tilting a book to open the secret passage behind the bookcase. They might be panic rooms, vaults, or just fun rooms.

Want to build one yourself or hire a local builder? Just Google “hidden room construction.”
The numbers are in!
We collected and contributed 

464 lbs 
Livermore1,421 lbs

We appreciate your support and contributions. 
Kick Off 2018!
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Enjoy a glass of wine and appetizers
Visit with Vendors. Network with your business partners. Bring a friend along.
Jan 19th, 2018
5pm - 8pm
2300 First Street #316
Livermore, CA 94550


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Feb 9th, 2018
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