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Trouble Sleeping?? Try This!

by Dan & Patti Olivas

I have been a member of a gym for years, currently the gym I belong to is one of those low rate- come in and work out whenever you want to plan.

Recently one of my clients bought an office warehouse complex in El Paso, Texas and one of the tenants happened to be someone that I used to work out with several years ago.  She mentioned a new place “Fit 30” where she works out.   I went and checked it out.   It turned out to be a great find.

If you’re looking for a small gym where you always have a trainer helping, guiding and motivating you, check out Alan Cooksey’s Fit 30 located at 936 Sunland Park Dr. Suite 103 El Paso, Texas 79912. 915-845-3030.

I quickly found out that it didn’t matter what level of condition I was in, I could still do the workouts at my pace and quickly see so many benefits, I now sleep all night, (sleeping all night has made a huge difference in my daily life) my clothes fit better, my blood pressure went down, I’m dropping weight and my energy level is higher.

I strongly recommend that you do yourself a favor, call Alan today!  Then go check out his gym.   His workout program is only 30 minutes long and his pricing is very reasonable.

Dan Olivas

Real Estate Service is About Meeting Your Needs!

by Dan & Patti Olivas

The difference in El Paso real estate service may vary from agent to agent, in some cases the difference can be subtle and other cases it can be blatant.  Here are some things that you as a client might want to pay close attention to when you are seeking a Realtor to represent your interests.

Number one: Ask them to share with you 4 or 5 of their most recent clients information so that you can contact them if you wish to?

Number two: Ask them to outline their strategy in working with clients, (If their strategy is not totally client based this could be a red flag).  Every client has a personal reason for buying or selling and it’s around that reason that your agent should be formulating their strategy!

Number three:  Ask your agent to identify two examples of extraordinary service in real estate.

Number four: Ask your agent if they have developed a team that can ensure that when it comes to related needs within the real estate transaction your will get top notch service and extraordinary service.

As I continue to post blogs I will add more details on this subject;

When it comes to your real estate needs within the El Paso and Southern New Mexico area, we will earn your trust. Call Dan Olivas and Associates at 915-584-5430.

Is buying a home a pleasant or frustrating experience?

by Dan & Patti Olivas

So You Want to Buy a Home!

Here are a few pointers to make your experience a pleasant one:

Choose a Realtor that will listen to you, one that understands the importance of this investment that you are making. Make sure your Realtor conveys the message to you that this whole process is about you. You don't need a chauffeur you need someone that knows how to assemble a team of experts in their particular field and are focused on making this a memorable and seamless process for you.

By team I am talking I am talking about the  Loan officer, title officer, Inspector (you will choose the inspector, but your Realtor should provide you with a list of inspectors), your insurance agent is also part of this team and any other expert that needs to be brought into the mix.  Above all your Realtor should be the person that is guiding you through the entire process.  Your Realtor should walk you through this process  starting at the very beginning.

Be clear on what you are  looking for. Example: is your preference a two story or single level home, and is it new or a resale? Have your Realtor explain the advantages.  Do you care if it has  evaporated air or refrigerated air conditioning? Again if you don't know the differences have it explained to you. Be sure you are  being realistic taking into consideration your budget and the realization that there is no such thing as "that perfect house".

When you’re out looking at homes, if you walk into a home that you know immediately isn't going to work for you,do yourself and your Realtor a big favor tell them, "let’s not waste time this one won't work."

When you find the home you want to make an offer on your Realtor will do a  market analysis for you in order to guide you on where to start your offer and then they will do all the negotiations on your behalf.  If you're offering on a new home there will be minimal negotiations on the price, however, most builders will be offering buyer incentives. Your Realtor will attend the closing with you.

Look for more tips in the coming weeks.

Happy home buying!

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Dan & Patti Olivas
Dan Olivas & Associates
240 Thunderbird, Suite D
El Paso TX 79912
Office: (915) 584-5430
Mobile: (915) 241-0087