So who is David Bach you ask? He’s a self-made millionaire who has written 9 consecutive 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘠𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 bestsellers. His book, 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘶𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘔𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘦, spent 31 weeks on the 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘠𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 bestseller list. He is one of the only business authors in history to have 4 books simultaneously on the 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘠𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴, 𝘞𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭, 𝘉𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘞𝘦𝘦𝘬, and 𝘜𝘚𝘈 𝘛𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺 bestseller lists. Here are a few other things he says:
“Buying a home is an escalator to wealth. Young adults in particular aren’t hopping on this escalator, and it’s a costly mistake…If millennials don’t buy a home, their chances of actually having any wealth in this country are little to none.”
“Start by crunching the numbers…actually do the math…This way, you’re really clear on your goals and you won’t just say to yourself, ‘I’ll never afford this!’ A good rule of thumb is to make sure your total monthly housing payment doesn’t consume more than 30 percent of your take-home pay.”
Bottom line, let’s at least have a conversation about this and let us help you crunch the numbers. Your Realtor Matters.
Check us out in the latest issue of Hillsborough Living. We are featuring this kitchen overhaul from our Clydesdale listing that just closed for $651,000 OVER list price. This really is #BeforeandAfter goals 💪. The most exciting part though – we covered all the upfront costs to get this home ready to sell. By investing in your home’s potential, the Sternsmith Group provides a faster, more profitable sale by covering the costs upfront – from staging to home improvements and more, with no hidden fees or interest charged, ever. See what we can do for you and your home!
Summer is officially here this Friday! 🌞 Which means there are all kinds of great things to do on the Peninsula starting today! Look for our comprehensive list from Burlingame to Redwood City in your mail box – all color coded by type of event plus dates and times 🤓 – or DM us here and we will send you the list so you can load up your calendars. Your kids will especially appreciate it 😊.
On Saturday March 9 we had a great turnout to our free seminar on understanding school scores. With a seasoned school administrator leading the discussion, we learned how to navigate choosing the right school for your child, what to look for in a school, questions to ask, and how to understand the new school scores. Here are some of the slides that were presented. Be sure and check out the resources that were provided including:
California School Dashboard www.caschooldashboard.org
School Accountability Report Card www.sarconline.org
Local Control Accountability Plan (prominently displayed on the home page of school district websites)
If you missed the seminar, get in touch and we would be happy to share the information.
Work Life Balance
Work Life Harmony
#RealTalkWithCasey | While I was out and about I had the good fortune to catch a show on SiriusXM radio Wharton Business School channel. The guest was Randy Komisar of Kleiner Perkins in Menlo Park. I was so taken with his insight that I went back to re-listen to some of it online. Here’s my takeaways: Strive for harmony👈. There is no balance; the balance is dynamic. Be all in when working with a client. But also cut out enough time to exercise, eat well, and think (and for us at Sternsmith, it means making quality time with our husbands and children👨👩👧👦). He went on to say “if you put down the limits, you’ll be surprised how well people will work around your limits and you’ll also be surprised how little those limits impede your ability to succeed. I’m going to remember this. Who’s in for a life of harmony. 🧘♀PS – I have lots more to share from this listening experience but don’t want to overwhelm you. Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3.😊