879 Jagerhorn | Arrowhead Woods | $459,000

LAKE VIEW, LAKE RIGHTS, DUAL ACCESS and TURN KEY!

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WOW, What a home! This house has had lots of improvements since last on the market. High vaulted ceilings, INCREDIBLE back deck with LAKE VIEWS, top loft is a master suite, 2 bedrooms on the main, bottom floor is currently being used as a master suite but could be a family room, it also has a fireplace, and there is even AC! Home comes Turn Key and you’ll love every piece of furniture & decor. There is even a back access road that leads to extra parking, perfect for the boat or RV.

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MLS #2161491: FOR MORE PHOTOS CLICK THIS LINK: http://www.tourfactory.com/1608150

For more info on the home and to set up a showing appointment contact me at 909-336-7989 or email me at Michelle@MichelleCalkinsRealtor.com

275 C Lane | Arrowhead Woods | $320,000

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WALK TO THE LAKE, COMMUTER FRIENDLY, AND THE PERFECT RETREAT!

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This 50’s cabin has had a major face lift since last on the market. Both bathrooms and the kitchen were taken down to the frame. 2 bedrooms on the main & large living room with a wall of windows. Slate floors in kitchen and granite counter tops, large deck for entertaining, large bedroom upstairs with 1/2 bath. There is enough parking for the whole family and the Boat, including the unique over sized 1 car garage. Insulated roof. Ample storage.

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This home is ideal for the Vacation Rental of part time Vacation Home!

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Make sure to contact me for more details on how this home can be yours!

Michelle@michellecalkinsrealtor.com or 909-336-7989

See you around town

I MADE IT TO THE TOP 12 WITH THIS VIDEO AUDITION

“Life is short, take more chances on the things that shake your comfort zone.”

Have you ever heard of the show Love It or List It?  Did you know that it is a Canadian run network and show?  Yah me neither until I auditioned for the Realtor part of a new spin off.  “Love It or List It Vacation Homes.”

I want to thank my best friend Kristil for encouraging me to shake my nerves and submit a video submission back in March to the Milo Casting company.  My first reaction was NO of course.  Then I called her up and said, lets do this, now, without thinking to much about it.  So we grabbed the camera, used 2 houses and filmed the whole video in like one hour!  I did not want to overthink anything, just went with the flow and tried as best I could to make sure my personality was shown.  Kristil edited the video in lightning speed and before I knew it I had submitted the video for review.  Gulp, that was easy.

Within less than 12 hours I had already heard from one of the producers, they wanted my video to be in YouTube format.  That was promising, at least I knew they got it.  Eleven days went by when I received my second email; They said, “congrats you are moving on to the second round” and they wanted to have a 45 minute Skype interview with me the next day.  Whoa, wait, what just happen, they liked it, they want to interview me live via Skype… Okay, yes, of course!

On the day of the interview all I could think is, “you have one chance, don’t f**k this up.”  I dressed in my normal office casual attire, slapped my self in the face and had a blast with the producers doing the interview.  They got me to sing, dance and show off my tattoos!  After the hour was up I took a sigh of relief and had a huge lunch! HA!  You don’t eat much when your nerves are shot.  I felt really good about the interview and was told I would hear from them either way.

After 3 long months and finally giving up on hearing anything, I received an email… “Hi Michelle – I’m one of the producer on the new show.  I’m following up on the audition tape you sent through.  We’d like to send it to network as part of the group of hopefuls we’d like them to consider.  I wanted to make sure you were still interested& able to re-locate to Ontario for shooting from July to Nov. of this year.”

I froze in my chair at work. They picked me as a hopeful (insert wide eyes and dropped jaw face).  First thing I did was call my husband to tell him about re-locating, he said, “uh yah, duh, I love to travel!” So within 5 minutes I responded with, “yes, 110% I am in!”  After all what could 4 months in Canada hurt?!  It’s no secret that my dream job would be to travel and get paid and sell Real Estate while doing it!

I will make this last part short.  3 weeks went by when I found out that the “Network” had not chosen me to go to the final round.  Dang it, so close to a in person interview.  I had known from the beginning that no matter what, at the end of the day the Network makes the final decision.  I sent my thank you’s to those I had talked to, and found out that I was in the top 12 chosen to be sent to the network.  When I heard that information all I could think is how pleased with my self I was that I tried.  I was SUPER STOKED about being in the top 12.  I’m bummed I wont be able to brag about the best small town in the world, Lake Arrowhead but hey we all know that it is already! 😉

I want to thank everyone who believed in me, encouraged me and supported me.  There were only a handful of people that knew, I figured I did not want to make a big deal over something that might not even happen.  So here I am in all my Michelle Calkins glory.  The video has been private since March, but I figured why not let you all see it now.  So have fun, laugh a little and don’t be scared to try something that scares the crap out of you.

I think what I want most people to get out of this blog is that life is short but worth every breath.  I challenge you to step out of your comfort zone today and take a chance on something you never thought possible!

See you around town! – Michelle

A Few of My Favorite Fall and Winter Activities

For those of you who do not know, I am on a team with two other fabulous ladies.  Michelle Hutton and Sophie Formby.  Twice a year we put together a list of our favorite mountain activities and distribute a mailer to almost all the local post offices.  We do a Spring/Summer and a Fall/Winter calendar with as many events as we can fit onto a two sided mailer.  I wanted to share with you our Fall/ Winter calendar that we released a few weeks ago.  Please feel free to copy paste or print this calendar and share it wherever you want.  Just click on the picture for a much larger view and then copy and save.

We try to attend as many of the events as we can, so if you see one of us, make sure to say hi!  Even snap a picture with us so we can post it to our FB page.  Which reminds me, you can find us on Facebook at Arrowhead Professional Partners.  Don’t forget to stop by our page and click the like button.

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For more info on any of these events, feel free to contact us via phone or email and we can provide the website or phone number to gather more info on the event.  If you would like on of these flyers mailed to you, please email me you name and address and I will make sure it is in the mail tomorrow.  I can also email you a PDF or JPEG so that you can print one out or save it to your computer.

We hope that these dates help you enjoy your mountain experience!  See you around town!

How is your REALTOR Love Life?!

Today I learned a valuable lesson about communication, how you present it and how you perceive it.  Here is my take on Real Estate Relationships… 

How is your Realtor Relationship?

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In today’s time we are texting and emailing far to often and most of our communication is misunderstood.  It is hard for both parties to understand each other.  I would like to encourage, longer emails that are filled with more detail to help eliminate confusion.  Stop texting valuable information and pick up the phone.  As Realtors our job is far to important to miscommunicate the wrong information.  All it takes is one wrong email or text message to ruin a good relationship.  Don’t let that happen to you.

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“I believe that even in Real Estate, communication is the key to a great relationship!”  ~ Michelle Calkins
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524 Rainier Rd, $295,000 LEVEL ENTRY {SOLD}

Check out my new listing at 524 Rainer Rd.  This house is LEVEL ENTRY and has an amazing view from the back deck.  I am so in love with the décor it makes me want to move right in.  If you want a showing make sure to hit me up!  This house is listed at $295,000!

Here is the link to Realtor.com with a more detailed description

 

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To see the virtual tour and more pictures click the following link:.  http://www.tourfactory.com/idxr1177900

 

My Pick(s) of the Day, June 5, 2014 Broker Tour Day

Here are my favorite new listings from this week that I personally saw and toured!  The market is pretty hot right now and has lots to offer.  Im in love with a few 1 and 2 bedrooms right now.  Remember that if you want to see any of these, hit me up and I will set you up for a showing!  951-317-5019

 

1: 531 Sunderland {Arrowhead Villas} $245,000… This house may be 60 stairs to the front door but once you get inside and see the view, all you worries vanish!  

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2: 28782 Cedar Dr {Palisades} Arrowhead Woods $320,000… This cute vintage charmer is the perfect vacation home.  The pictures do not do it justice, trust me.  There is even a peak of the lake from the back deck.  This one is walking distance to the lake!
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3: 25888 State Highway 189 {Twin Peaks} $129,000.  This house is tooooo cute to handle.  This sits in the quaint little Strawberry Flats area of Twin Peaks. It is still available and sits on a flat lot that has dual access!  The remodel makes it the ideal move in ready house!  Do not pass this one up.
 
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All pictures are taken directly from the RIM MLS.