Sacramento Real Estate and Community News

Jan. 6, 2022

What To Do If You Lose Your Dog

 

Have you lost your furry friend and don’t know how to find them? In this episode of Rescue Me, I’m going to share some tips on what to do if you’ve lost your dog. I’ll tell you the three biggest mistakes people make when their canine companions are missing along with 7 steps to find them.

 

 

Mistakes To Avoid When You Lose Your Pet

Losing a pet is a scary experience, and it can be easy to make the wrong move when it happens. The first biggest mistake people make when their dog is lost is waiting for their dog to come home. Sadly, if your dog gets out of your yard, it’s very rare that they end up coming back on their own. Most of the time they're picked up by a neighbor or Good Samaritan.

The second mistake people make is not checking the local shelter’s websites at least once every two or three days. It could take a week—or even a month—before your dog shows up at a local shelter. Third, some people give up the search too soon. Don't get frustrated. Persistence is what will get your dog home.

Where Would They Go?

Your dog's personality could determine how far away they run. A friendlier dog is probably going to get picked up by a neighbor or a Good Samaritan a lot sooner than a dog that is a little skittish and doesn't like people.

Also, if your dog just wants to get out of the yard and explore, they're probably going to be closer to your house. However, if they're scared because of a thunderstorm or fireworks, they may run farther away. So keep that in mind when you're putting posters and things out.

7 Steps To Finding Your Dog

The two most important factors in getting your dog home are searching and marketing. In most cases, you're not actually looking for the dog; you're looking for the person that picked up your dog. Here are the seven steps that you should take if you've lost your dog.

  1. If your dog was recently lost within an hour or so, get in your car, drive around, and be sure and ask everyone you see if they've seen your dog somewhere in the neighborhood.
  2. Use Craigslist and other online resources to find your dog. Craigslist and Facebook are usually the two first places people post pictures of dogs that are missing. Other useful sites include NextDoor and Facebook neighborhood sites. There are actually a few sites on Facebook just for lost pets, including Sacramento Lost Dogs.
  3. Check your local shelters’ websites at least every three days, and be sure and check all of their websites in our area. We have a city shelter, a county shelter, and the SPCA.
  4. Make a lost poster. Don't do a paper flyer, as those are too small for passing cars to see. Go to Staples or Office Depot and get the large fluorescent poster boards and make a large poster with a picture of your dog, the date it was lost, a description, and contact information for you.
  5. If your dog was microchipped, call the microchip company and update your information. If your dog is picked up by a shelter or brought to a local veterinary clinic, chances are they're going to scan the dog for the microchip. If the microchip’s information is outdated, they won't be able to contact you.
  6. Use Finding Rover. This is a great website where you can upload a picture of your dog, and the site will use facial recognition to scan the local shelters’ websites and see if they can find a match. I still encourage you to search on your own, and be sure and check those shelters every three days. However, Finding Rover may help streamline that process.
  7. Be patient and don't give up your search. Again, it may take weeks or months before your dog shows up in the shelter. The longer you search and the more patient you are, the better chance your dog will have of coming home to you.

 

Bringing Your Furry Friend Home

I hope this gave you some useful information to find your lost furry friend. If you have any questions or need help with resources to find your pooch, feel free to reach out to me and I’ll be happy to help.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel so you never miss an episode of Rescue Me. Stay tuned to see what I feature next!

 

 

Jan. 5, 2022

January Dogs

Dec. 11, 2021

Pics of My Sponsored Dogs

Dec. 11, 2021

Bubba Still Needs a Home

Dec. 11, 2021

November Dogs

My November Dogs!!!
These 4 beautiful dogs have all been at Front Street Animal Shelter for over a month. They are my latest sponsored dogs.
They are now available for FREE adoption. Let's get them out of the shelter.
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Please help spread the word about these amazing dogs. They need our help.
Tim Pantle
"The Adopt a Dog Realtor"
Coldwell Banker Realty
916-834-6376
DRE# 01377493

 

Dec. 11, 2021

Finn Has Been Adopted

Oct. 14, 2021

Zena and Lyla Have Been Adopted

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Oct. 8, 2021

October Dogs

3 Dogs Just Sponsored and Ready to Find Their New Home!!!
It's my pleasure to introduce you to Zena, Lyla and Stella. They are my October Dogs. Their adoption fees have been paid and they are available for FREE adoption at The Front Street Animal Shelter.
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Sept. 2, 2021

Getting Top Dollar On Your Home Sale With RealVitalize

 

 

Would you like to sell your home but don't have the money to get it market-ready? In this episode of Rescue Me, I’m going to share a fantastic solution that will help you sell your home with no upfront cost to you. I’ll explain how the program works and show you how you can get started. All About RealVitalize As a realtor with Coldwell Banker, I offer a program called RealVitalize. With RealVitalize, you can fix up your house and get it ready to sell with no hidden fees, no upfront costs, and no interest. Coldwell Banker will cover the cost of the repairs, and you will pay them back at the end of the sale of your house.

 

 

Here's how the program works. Coldwell Banker has teamed up with Angie's Network, a network of over 214,000 home improvement specialists. Their only job is to make your home shine. Since there are over 500 different service categories in Angie's Network, almost any project you'd like to have completed can be handled. How It Works Here's how you get started with this program. Give me a call and I'll come over so we can walk through your property. We'll discuss what repairs and improvements will get you the best return when you sell your home. Once we have a good idea of what projects you'd like to have done, we’ll enroll you in the program. Within a day or two, you'll be contacted by a project manager. That project manager will oversee the entire process, helping you choose the right contractors and the right professionals for your project. The two most common questions that I get are what kinds of projects can I have done to my property and how much money can I borrow. The great news is that there's no minimum project cost. We can have little things done, like getting your house cleaned or having some junk removed from the backyard. We can also go much larger, repainting, putting new carpets down, installing new appliances in the kitchen, or even doing a total bathroom or kitchen remodel. What kind of budget do you have to work with? That depends on the price of your home, but it could be as high as $50,000. We can talk a little bit more about budget when we meet. Let’s Get Started RealVitalize is a pretty straightforward program. You get some money, you fix up your house, and you sell it for even higher than you would have before it was fixed—repaying Coldwell Banker at the end of your sale. If you'd like a little more information on this program, feel free to give me a call and I’d be happy to connect with you. Remember, when you sell with me, you don't just get great service. You'll be helping a dog get out of the shelter and into their new backyard. Don’t forget to also subscribe to my channel so you never miss an episode of Rescue Me. Stay tuned to see what I feature next!

Sept. 1, 2021

What You Can Do Right Now To Prepare for Homeownership

 

What You Can Do Right Now To Prepare for Homeownership | MyKCM

As rent prices continue to soar, many renters want to know what they can do to get ready to buy their first home. According to recent data from ApartmentList.com:

The first half of 2021 has seen the fastest growth in rent prices since the start of our estimates in 2017. Our national rent index has increased by 11.4 percent since January . . . .”

Those rising rental costs may make it seem impossible to prepare for homeownership if you’re a renter. But the truth is, there are ways you can – and should – prepare to purchase your first home. Here’s some expert advice on what to do if you’re ready to learn more about how to escape rising rents.

Start Saving – Even Small Amounts – Now

Experts agree, setting aside what you can – even smaller amounts of money – into a dedicated savings account is a great starting point when it comes to saving for a down payment. As Cindy Zuniga-Sanchez, Founder of Zero-Based Budget Coaching LLCsays:

“I recommend saving for a home in a ‘sinking fund’ . . . . This is a savings account separate from your emergency fund that you use to save for a short or mid-term expense.

Zuniga-Sanchez adds saving in smaller increments can help make a large goal – such as saving for a down payment –achievable:

“Breaking up your goals into smaller bite-sized pieces by saving incrementally can make a large daunting number more manageable.”

Assess Your Finances and Work on Your Credit

Another tip experts recommend: take a look at your overall finances and credit score and find ways to reduce your debt. According to the HUD, the average credit score of first-time homebuyers is 716. If you’re not sure what your credit score is, there are numerous online tools that can help you check. If your score is below that average, don’t fret. Remember that an average means there are homeowners with credit scores both above and below that threshold.

If you find out your score is below the average, there are several ways to improve your credit before you apply for a loan. HUD recommends reducing your debt as much as you can, paying your bills on time, and using your credit card responsibly.

Start the Conversation with Your Advisor Today

Finally, it’s important to talk to someone who understands the market and what it takes to become a first-time homebuyer. That’s where we come in. A trusted advisor can help you navigate your specific market and talk you through all the available options. Having the right network of real estate and lending professionals in your corner can help you plan for the homebuying process as well as determine what you can afford and how you can get pre-approved when you’re ready.

Most importantly, we can help you understand how homeownership is achievable. As Lauren Bringle, Accredited Financial Advisor with Self Financial, says:

“Don’t write home ownership off just because you have a low income . . . . With the right tools, resources and assistance, you could still achieve your dream.”

Bottom Line

If you’re planning to be a homeowner one day, the best thing you can do is start preparing now. Even if you don’t think you’ll purchase for a few years, let’s connect today to discuss the process and to set you up for success on your journey to homeownership.