Sell a Southern California House Quickly – Free Home Sellers Guide – Corey Chambers

Homeseller’s Handbook – Your Guide to a Fast Sale for Top Dollar

How to Be Certain You Select & Hire the Best Agent to Sell Your Property!

The Chambers Team

www.WeSellCal.com

Your Home Sold GUARANTEED or I’ll Buy It*

Dear Homeseller,

Thank you for taking a look at this collection of important information about the sale of your home. For most people, the sale of their home is one of the five most important financial transactions of their entire life. All real estate agents are definitely NOT the same, so you want to select the one you trust to handle the sale of your home most carefully. The information I have provided can help you do that. Please do NOT hire an agent until you have read the enclosed material.

In the last 12 years, I have helped numbers of people with their Real Estate transactions. Many have come to me only after having horrible experiences, false starts, and long delays. I would like for you to avoid all the frequently made mistakes and enjoy the End of smooth experience that occurs when working with a true professional.

For some people, selling their home is a natural life milestone to be celebrated. For others, the sale may be motivated by a career move or transfer, a change in finances, or something else not of their choice, so the sale of the family home is a difficult decision. Either way, you simply do not need added stress of promises not kept, confu.sion, unnecessarily large numbers of unqualified “lookers” marching through your home at all hours, and pricing and presentation mistakes made that cost you tens of thousands of dollars. The information I’ve sent can help you avoid all of this.

I look forward to hearing from you and to being of service.

Sincerely,
Corey Chambers
888-240-2500
corey@coreychambers.com

List of information enclosed here:
4 The Biggest Mistake a Homeowner Can Make When Interviewing Agents
6 Real Estate Agent Selection Factors
9 Your Personal Shortlist and 13 Key Questions to Ask Agents
10 Top 4 Mistakes to Avoid
13 Facts and Answers to Selection Criteria
14 About the Exclusive Chambers Citywide Buyers’ Network
16 Who Hires The Chambers Team?
18 Warning & Shocking Fact All Homeowners Should Know Al:Knit
20 The Chambers Team — 6 Satisfaction Guarantees
22 Who Will Write the Ad That Sells Your House?
24 Prestige Real Estate Marketing Plan

The Biggest Mistake a Homeowner Can Make when Interviewing Agents…

There is a lot of questionable advice out there from “personal finance experts” on TV or from friends and family. They tell you, “Interview 3 or 4 or 5 agents. then pith one.” When somebody tells me that, what they,e going to do, I ask: “What criteria are you going to use to compare them, judge them, and pick oner Many admit that they don, know. They are going to spend 3, 4, or 5 evenings interviewing different real estate agents with no pre-determined way to pick the one they will ultimately trust to handle one of the biggest and most important financial events of their life!

Let me give you a comparison you may or may not know. When a company decides to hire somebody for an important job, let’s say one that costs the company $100.000.00 or $200,000.00 a year, they have a pre-determined set of questions – a set criteria they will use to judge the people they interview. They know in advance what they are looking for. To do otherwise is to play ‘Blind Archery’. and that’s dangerous! They NEVER interview 2 bunch of people and go with the one they “like”. Or rely on, “He or she seemed nice, No, they use reason and logic. You are hiring somebody to do a very important job You should NOT play ‘Blind Archery.’

You need to know in advance he kind of agent you want, the things that are most important to you, the sm. questions to ask. For example. is the agent, track record at getting top dollar more or less important to you than the commission they quote you? Is the fact that they are a lone wolf and may be constantly and immediately accessible to you more important than their success percentage or the percentage of homes they list that actually sell? And on and on. In the following page, you will read through a fist of different “Selection Factors” to consider and weight against each other. From this list, you can make your own “Short List,” in the space provided, of the five most important things you are looking for from the agent you will hire. You also find my Facts and Answers to all of di.e Selection Factors, in abbreviated form, of course. Also included, is a list of the Top 4 Mistakes Most Commonly Made when choosing an agent. The most frequent r.ults of th.e mistakes are: the home never sells, is tied up for months, and eventually the agent is fired. The home is sold for much le. than it should have sold for, because the owner is stuck with an under-performing agent, is worn out, and just wants to get it over with.

To Get Your Home Sold, Call The Chambers Team at 888-240-2500
Your Home Sold Guaranteed or I’ll Buy It. Call Corey Chambers for Details Today!

Your Guide to a Fast Sale For Top Dollar

Real Estate Agent Selection Factors

WARNING: Not all of these criteria will leave you with the most money in your pocket. Some of them are, quite frankly, common Seller traps. Read on for more information.

Rank each item, 1-8 (1 = Not Important To You; 8 = Very Important to You)
Not Important Very Important

1 Must have strong marketing systems that will help my home stand out ys. other homes on the market.

2 must have a well thought out list price for my home that reflects current market conditions and the prices of comparable homes in my area.

3 Must have a proven track record of selling homes.

4 Must have a proven system for attracting buyers.

5 Must be able to demonstrate to me how I will NET the most amount of money possible on my home sale (i.e. how I will end up with the most money in my pocket).

6 Must demonstrate that my listing is important and explain the systems they employ to ensure that I receive regular feedback and updates.

7 Must quote me the highest list price.  Must quote me the lowest commission.  Must be likable and friendly; I must “feel” good about them.

Your Home Sold Guaranteed To Get Your Home Sold, or I’ll Buy It•

Chambers Team 888-240-2500 Corey Chambers

Homeseller’s Handbook – www.WeSellCal.com

Your Personal “SHORT LIST”

From the Selection Factors on the previous page, make note of the five that are most IMPORTANT to you, starting with the MOST IMPORTANT.
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13 Key Questions to Ask Agents

1 How long have you been an active, full-time real estate agent?
2 How many homes have you listed in the last 6 months? The past year?
3 How many homes have you sold in the last 6 months? The past year?
4 What’s the average amount of time one of your listings is on the market before it sell,
5 How does your average sale price compare to the original list price?
6 How will you market my property?
7 How ma, homes are you currently marketing? more al managing m, lig., A. a km nrrrirnad Amp,
8 What can you tell me about your share of the marketplace compared to other agents in the area?
9 Do you have a Team? How many are licensed?
10 How will you attract buyers to my property?
11 How many buyers are you currently working with?
12 How will you make sure my needs are attended to?
13 Do you utilize a professional transaction coordinator to ensure a smooth closing?
To Get Your Home Sold, Your Home Sold Guaranteed Call The Chambers Team at 888-240-2500 Call Corey Chambers for Details Today,

Top 4 Mistakes to AVOID

1 Going with the agent who promises you the the most amount of money (even if the price seems unrealistic)
2 Choosing the agent who promises to save you more: the commission rate
3 Choosing the “nice” agent
4 Choosing an agent who works alone, because you think they’ll work a lot harder and give you more personal attention

The Most Frequent Results of These Mistakes Are …

1 The inflated list price you were quoted (in order to get your listing) results in few buyers coming to view your home (because they can gee a comparable, properly priced house for less money) and you end up having to endure a series of price reductions which result in your home filially selling for BELOW its true market value.
2 A lower commission does not guarantee you will net more on your home sale. According to Real Estate consultant Bernice Ross, there is a “Big Lie” in real estate. It’s the lie that reducing the commission always results in more money for the seller. Nothing could be further from the truth. Virtually all sellers want to obtain the highest price possible for their property. No matter what you are selling, maximum exposure to the marketplace is a critical factor in achieving the highest price possible. Companies who cut services in exchange for taking a lower commission often cost clients much more than the extra one to three percent they save in commission. Depending on pricc, the cost can be tens of thousands of dollars.
3 Your agent may be nice, but this doesn’t necessarily qualify them to do the best job of selling your home. Your agent’s personality will mean very little to you if you ultimately discover that they don’t have the marketing expertise to market your home properly so it sits on the market and either doesn’t sell, or sells for lower than market value. (The Chambers Team members are all great to work with AND we have a proven system to get your home sold Fast and for Top Dollar.)
4 Your agent ends up neglecting some important steps, because they are so over-busy trying to do everything all on their own (and you end up with an inferior result).

Your Guide to a Fast Sale For Top Dollar

Facts and Answers to Selection Criteria

Your Home Sold Guaranteed or I’ll Buy It*

Fact: There is no substitute for proven, aggressive and effective marketing on your home. Effective marketing calls out to the buyers most qualified to buy your home. The right marketing on your home will say the right things, be in the right place at the right time, and compel qualified buyers to pick up the phone to find out more. The process of attracting buyers to your home cannot be left to chance. The exact words used to promote your home are critical. Our advertising is so effective that, at any one time, we are working with a database of over 4,359 qualified buyers.
Fact: According to published Real Estate consultant Bernice Ross, a lower commission does not guarantee you will net more on your home sale. There is a Big Lie in real estate. It’s the lie that reducing the commission always results in more money for the seller. Nothing could be further from the truth. Virtually all sellers want to obtain the highest price possible for their property. No matter what you are selling, maximum exposure to the marketplace is the critical factor in achieving the highest price possible. Companies and agents, who cut services in exchange for taking a lower commission, often cost clients much more than the extra one to three percent they save in commission. Depending on price, the cost can be tens of thousands of dollars.
Fact: There s a big difference between just selling your home, and getting your home sold ‘right’. There are many things to do to get your home sold for the best possible result. An agent who operates all by themselves really has to hussle to make it all happen the way it should, and it’s tough for a lone wolf’ when he/she is juggling more than one listing. Important details sometimes fall through the cracks. I know this from experience because 1 used to operate on my own. But just as doctors, lawyers and other profcmionals hire assistants to handle the small but important details that do not require their expertise, I gathered a highly talented and knowledgeable Team to ensure that you are always our top priority, that we are never too busy to address your need, and no details are overlooked.
Fact: listing a home for on unrealistically high price almost always results in an unrealistically low selling price the price a home sells for is subject to the law of supply and demand. When a home is priced too high vs. comparable homes in the area, prospective buyers won’t bother to view it. Why? Because they are able to view homes with similar features that are listed for a lower price. As a result, the home that is listed too high sits on the market fora long time causing prospective buyers to assume there is something wrong with it. In order to get things moving a price reduction is often required, and in the end, the home can end up selling for much less than it would have if it had been priced correctly in the first place.

Who Hires the Chambers Team?
In general, here are the people who most frequently hire The Chambers Team and Why…

CEOs, Executives Business Owners
Why? Because they run their businesses as “Teams,” so they understand and appreciate The Chambers Team System. These people are accustomed to bringing people who play different, specialized roles together as a team, and know that to be the most productive approach to complex situations — rather than having one person trying to juggle all the balls, wear all the hats. They know from their own experience that no one person can be good at everything.

Sales Professionals & Marketing-Oriented Entrepreneurs
Why? They quickly recognize the benefits of The Chambers Team’s sophisticated System for selling homes as quickly as possible & for top dollar. They have the background and experience

to understand the power of the multi-media, multi-step System that Corey Chambers has perfected. They respect the fact that Corey pays to use Craig Proctor’s marketing System, and to be trained and coached by Craig — including 400 + top producers, including several Thy 10 Agents from major franchises! They see, quite simply, that The Chambers Team does more things simultaneously to get their home sold.

Doctors, Hospital Administrators & Nurses
Why? Like the cxecutives, they are thoroughly familiar with the benefits of a Team Approach. It is the way they work all the time.
Exceptionally Busy People
Why?
Because The Chambers Team’s System features methods of marketing and selling their home that minimizes their involvement

and inconvenience. For example we rarely hold a traditional “Open House.” That’s because agents tend to use your home to find buyers to work with. Those buyers rarely buy the open house they come to. We find buyer’s without displacing our clients for bag Saturday and Sunday open houses. Our preselection and quail ,ing process reduces the number of people who troop in and out of the home with no real interest in it or ability to buy it immediately.
People Who Are Not Real Estate Investors or Experts Why? Most successful people have become expert in what they do, in their occupation, profession or business. They have not had the time or inclination to also become expert in finance, investments, real estate and real estate law. They do not want a “rookie” or a part time “dabble’ handling one of the most significant Financial transactions of their lives They want someone
supervising every aspect of the sale of their home that is a leading authority and globally recognized expert with many years of successful experience. In short, they want the best person they can get.
People Who Do Not Have Time for “Do-Overs” Why? Corey tends to attract the client who wants it done right the first time. That’s because Corey sells 98% of the homes he lists — compared to the MIS average success rate of around 84%. If you hire the wrong agent, after weeks or even months go by without your home being sold, you have to start all over again with a new agent Many sellers go through these three times before getting their home finally sold – and then they tend to compromise their price severely. The homeowner who is determined to get it right the first time compares Corey’s track word to others, and makes the obvious choice.

WARNING & SHOCKINC: FACT
72% of ALL Home Sellers DO NOT Go Back to the Some Real Estate Agent to do Another Transaction!

① Poor communication  ② Over-promised, under—delivered results  ③ Promised a selling price far from reality  ④ Promised speed of sale far from reality  ⑤ Were less experienced than they presented themselves to be  ⑥ Wasted a lot of time showing the home to unqualified possible buyers  ⑦ Left out a critical detail  ⑧ Lack of professionalism  ⑨ Hard to get a hold of  ⑩ Didn’t market my home properly  ⑪ Never showed my home  ⑫ Too pushy  ⑬ Did not help stage my home for sale  ⑭ Didn’t keep in touch/no feedback  ⑮ Lack of representation  ⑯ Poor negotiating skills  ⑰ Sold my home for low price  ⑱ Too busy  ⑲ My home did not sell  ⑳ Didn’t do anything I couldn’t have done myself

Well, our most recent Client Survey shows that 96% of our clients say they WOULD come back to The Chambers Team! Here’s why!

“Corey Chambers helped us to sell our home for 101% of asking price, all cash, 24%, faster than the average sale in the building. Corey then helped us to find a larger home and to negotiate a fair price with repairs included. He was very responsive to calls and if he didn’t know the answer to a question that we had, he always found the answer out in a timely manner. We plan to use Corey again in future real estate transactions and highly recommend him to others.” — Tammy Johnson and Mike Barker

‘‘Corey is the best realtor I have worked with by far. He is the most intelligent, intuitive, resourceful and creative realtor I have ever encountered. I will recommend him to everyone I know without any hesitation. He has been so patient with me which I really appreciate and has always listened to me. He had real conversations with me weighing the pros and cons of different options. He never once lost patience or got frustrated. I am so happy to have found Corey.” – Lauren Han

How does The Chambers Team Get a 96% Satisfaction Rate? See the next page for our Exclusive Six Point Satisfaction Guarantees!

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Six Point 100% Satisfaction Guarantees
REALTY SOURCE Chambers Team

COMMUNICATION GUARANTEE: Because you have the entire Chambers Team working for you. The primary agent responsible for the sale of your home will either be immediately accessible to you via cell phone, or will return any of your calls within 24 hours, but usually the same day. You will not need to chase us to know what’s going on. We will, without your asking, give you an update every week on the progress and status of the marketing and sale of your property.    GUARANTEE:  If we fail to update you weekly or fail to return your call within 24 hours, we will give you a $200 cash credit at closing*.

HONEST PROMISES GUARANTEE:  Guarantee #1 is a good example. We are not going to wildly promise you the moon and stars to get your business. We tell you what we can and will do exactly how we operate, as well as what we will not do, upfront, in clear language. When we list your home, we give you a detailed, professional service agreement in writing.    GUARANTEE:   If, at any time, we fail to honor that agreement, we will give you a $200 cash credit at closing*.

REALITY-BASED SELLING PRICE RANGE:  We get you top dollar. Our track record and statistics prove it. But, we will never play the ‘bait-and-switch’ game of promising to get you a wholly unrealistic price just to get your listing, wearing you down with low-ball offers.  Unfortunately, this goes on in the real estate business!  GUARANTEE:  For every 5,000 we sell your home for, below the agreed-upon price range, we will give you a $200 cash credit* (up to a maximum of $600) at closing. We will also buy your home for a pre-agreed price at any time you like*.

REALITY BASED TIMETABLE: We implement a complete marketing program to sell your home. You know in advance what will occur step by step, and will receive weekly marketing updates. We set a target range for the timing of the successful sale of your home. In many cases, we will sell your home faster. GUARANTEE:  If we fail to present an offer on your home within 29 days, we will give you a $200 cash credit for each week after that dash up to a maximum of $1,000 – at asterisk. We will also by your home for a pre-agreed at any time you like*.

HONEST PRESENTATION OF EXPERIENCE AND TRACK RECORD:  Everything stated about The Chambers Team throughout these materials is an accurate, factual presentation, fully supported by documentation, provided on request.   GUARANTEE:  If you can demonstrate that any of these statements of statistics is false, The Chambers Team will donate $400 to the charity of your choice after closing.

QUALIFIED BUYERS GUARANTEE:  Nothing inconveniences a seller more than being kicked out of their home during the showing process, or accepting an offer on their home only to discover, weeks later, that the buyer cannot secure their home loan. The resulting loss of time and the distress a seller feels can be a crushing economic and emotional blow:  GUARANTEE:  If we ever show your home to a buyer who later tells us that they cannot afford your home, we will give you a $400 cash credit at closing.

Who Will Write the Ad That Sells Your Home?
Words Matter.  Corey Chambers has written hundreds of real estate ads. Craig Proctor, our Real Estate Mentor and Coach, has written more than 100,000 real estate ads. Corey Chambers has paid thousands of dollars for the privilege of using those ads and learning how to write ads and other material, to present properties in the best light possible. And Corey personally writes or approves every ad, every flyer, and every website for every property — including yours. Consider this simple example: Backyard With Mountain View
There is one letter — not even a word — one letter that makes a significant difference. Further, there are over 100 descriptive words to choose from, to put in front of Mountain Views. Tranquil Mountain Views; Private Mountain Views; Breathtaking Mountain Views

Different descriptive words attract different types of buyers, prepared to pay different prices. There is a SCIENCE to this, perfected by Craig Proctor over 18 years, over 8,000 transaction, over One-Billion in total homes sold.

The Word Wizards Behind The Curtain

Corey Chambers and The Chambers Team members have invested tens of thousands of dollars learning ad creation from one of the best copywriters in North America. Only a very small percentage of agents have invested in teaming advertising strategies and obtaining licensing rights to use exclusive copy. Just one letter can make a difference!

To Get Your Home Sold,
Call The Chambers Team at 888-240-2500
— Your Home Sold Guaranteed or I’ll Buy It. Cal! Corey Chambers for Details Today!

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Corey Chambers SoCal Home Real Estate News Jan 2019

The SoCal Home — More Than Real Estate News

The New Year’s Resolution is…

Around this time of year most begin to make resolutions. I think the idea is to resolve to be better, do better or accomplish something bigger in the NEW year than in the previous year. However, for whatever reason most fall short of keeping a resolution let alone achieving it! I for one have been guilty of it.  #happynewyear #2019

How about you?

There’s a great book that helped me and my team really improve our success on achieving important goals and I want to share it with you – as sort of a Happy New Year After Christmas Gift. Before I share the book details, here is my TWO PART resolution to you and anyone you know considering selling the place they call home!

Part one: The Guarantee!   –  I will guarantee, in writing, the sell of your home for 100% of Asking Price or I’ll Pay the Difference.*

Part two: The Give Back!  –  We are still on a mission to raise $25,000 for Children’s Hospital. We do this by donating to them a portion of our income from homes we sell. As you know Children’s Hospital does awesome work in helping kids fight through and survive nasty life threatening diseases like cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia and others. They also lead the way in early diagnosis of Autism and rapid recovery from spinal cord injuries. Most don’t know though that Children’s is a non-profit, so they depend on sponsorships and donations to provide their world class care and keep costs for families of these beautiful kids to a minimum. So when you or anyone you know does business with is, not only do we deliver on our award-winning service, you can rest assured a very worthy cause benefits as well.   #chla

The book I mentioned is The Success Principles (How to get from where you are to where you want to be) by Jack Canfield.  This book should be on your reading list. A couple of chapters I recommend you read:  Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life; Practice Persistence;  Clean up Your Messes and Your Incompletes;  Face What Isn’t Working; and Just Say No!   If you read these chapters only, you’ll feel 10 times better than if you hadn’t — trust me!

In This Issue
Vol 4, Issue 1
January 2019

  Your New Year’s Resolution

  The NEW Year and Your Friends 

  How Your Referrals Help the Kids

  And Much More

For the month of January, anyone you know wanting to sell their loft, condo or house — I will guarantee the sale of their home for 100% of Market Value or I’ll Pay the Difference.*

They outline the goals, I agree to deliver, if I don’t, I pay the penalty. Who do you know considering selling their home that would benefit from that kind of peace of mind?  Just let me know and we’ll give them a call!

AND REMEMBER… YOUR referrals help the Kids…

Again, we are on a mission to raise $25,000 for Children’s Hospital. We do this by donating a portion of our income from homes we sell. As you know Children’s Hospital does great work in helping kids fight through and survive nasty life threatening diseases like cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia and others. They also lead the way in helping kids come back from spinal cord injuries as well as early diagnosis of autism. Last year alone Children’s helped over 1,000,000 kids right here in Southern California.

BUT, Children’s relies on Sponsorships and Donations to provide their elite level care and keep families expenses to a minimum. So YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE KIDS…

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team?

Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, you can rest assured we are also donating to a very worthy cause. 


I want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move, so here are your options: 

1. You can fill out the form with who you know considering a move. 

2. You can go to www.ReferralsHelpKids.com and enter their contact info on line or forward the link to who you know considering a move. 

3. Of course you can always call me direct as well at 888-240-2500.

Over the last ten years of helping thousands to sell, buy or lease the place they call home, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people. People like you! And any one considering a move you send our way, you can rest assured that not only will they get the award winning service we are known for but a very worthy cause will benefit as well.

Thanks again and Happy New Year!

Corey Chambers, Broker Associate, Realty Source, Inc.

Corey Chambers, Broker Associate – Realty Source, Inc.

P.S. The story of this young person enclosed may cause you to look at your loved ones differently. It did me. Check it out.

Over the last two decades of helping thousands of families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people. People like you! So your referrals, those you know considering a move, that we help – you can rest assured that not only will they get the award winning service we are known for and the guarantee to back it up, but that a solid portion of the income we receive from the transaction will go toward a very worthy cause.

Again, it’s easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move: 

1. You can fill out the form with who you know considering a move. 

2. You can go to www.ReferralsHelpKids.com and  enter their contact info on line or forward the link to who you know considering a move. 

3. Of course you can always call me direct as well at 888-240-2500.

IMPACTFUL REAL ESTATE NEWS 

Why I Support Children’s Hospital

I grew up right here in Southern California. Born right nearby at St. Francis Hospital. I remember when I first heard about a young person close to our family suffering from a nasty disease and getting treated for that at Children’s Hospital. It was then that I began to pay closer attention to the work they do at that hospital. Since then, I have learned that it is a collection of hard working health care professionals, most making their home right here in the Greater Los Angeles area, all coming together for a common cause. That cause is to help young people over come unfortunate health issues that life sometimes throws our way. Being SoCal native, I take pride in supporting in any way that I can the good work these people do at Children’s. My team rallys around our annual goal of raising money and donating portions of our income to help Children’s in their quest to heal young people when they need healing. My team and I are committed to providing outstanding results for buyers and sellers referred to us by our past clients. I have discovered that Children’s Hospital shares similar commitments to their patients. And since their services survive on sponsorships and donations we are happy to contribute and proud to support them.

Sincerely, 

Corey Chambers, Broker Associate, Realty Source, Inc.

Corey Chambers
888-240-2500

Steep Learning Curve

When 7-year-old Evabelle was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, her parents found empowerment and support at Children’s Hospital.

By Candace Pearson

Sometimes, the early signs that a child is ill can be so subtle, a family may not realize what’s happening—until later, with hindsight. For one family from Bishop, California, one of the first indications something was wrong with 7-year-old Evabelle (“Belle”) came when she stopped reading “Charlotte’s Web,” the book she had been immersed in. “We didn’t realize that meant anything,” says her father, Waylon.  The next signs were more obvious. At dinner, Belle suddenly looked vacant-eyed, her mother, Jami, remembers. Her parents asked Belle if everything was OK at school or if something bad had happened, and Belle said all was fine. The next day, Belle threw up in the car. She was listless and constantly thirsty. By nighttime, she had dark circles under her eyes and “looked like a zombie,” her father says.

That night, Jami slept on the floor beside Belle’s bed. When Belle woke and started to gasp for breath, her parents rushed her to the local hospital. There they got a diagnosis they didn’t expect: Belle had type 1 diabetes (T1D).  The news came as a mixture of shock and recognition. For Waylon, who had no family history or experience with diabetes, the diagnosis was overwhelming. Jami was, in a way, relieved—she had worried Belle might have leukemia. From the age of 10 until she turned 18, Jami had helped her father cope with his type 2 diabetes. “I knew how to handle this,” she says.  Most adults are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, where the body has trouble utilizing insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood. For patients with Type 2 diabetes, the origin can be a combination of genetics and lifestyle choices. Type 1—the diagnosis more commonly seen in children—is different.  In T1D, the body’s immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells (beta cells) in the pancreas by mistake and destroys them. The cells can’t produce sufficient insulin, and glucose levels rise. As in Belle’s case, someone with T1D can eventually get sick and dehydrated if not diagnosed quickly. Less common than type 2, T1D affects about 1 in 300 people.  Jennifer Raymond, MD, MCR, clinical diabetes director at Children’s Hospital — who would later become Belle’s doctor—says it’s “completely normal” for families like Belle’s to have lots of questions and concerns when they first hear a diabetes diagnosis. “Their world has just been shaken up.”

She tells those parents three things. First: “There’s nothing you did or didn’t do that caused type 1 diabetes. We don’t know exactly what causes type 1 diabetes, but it seems to be the perfect storm of situations that results in the diagnosis.”

Second: “There is no reason you should have known this was type 1 diabetes.” And lastly: “Pretty much everything you wanted for your child before diabetes can still happen, and it is our job to help you achieve those things.”  Raymond knows what she’s talking about. The CHLA Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism is ranked fifth in the nation in its field on U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of the country’s best children’s hospitals. (CHLA is ranked the top pediatric hospital in California and No. 6 nationwide.)  The Division’s expert team of endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, social workers, psychologists, and other diabetes specialists routinely care for some 2,000 children with diabetes per year.

But before Belle’s family could arrive at CHLA, they had to get Belle’s crisis under control. The day of that critical diagnosis, Belle was airlifted from Bishop to a larger hospital in Reno, Nevada. Jami flew with her, while Waylon dropped off their younger daughter, 6-year-old Aurora, at his mother’s home, and left the family dogs in his father’s care. He asked neighbors to watch over their 4-H goats and ponies. Then he drove the 200-plus miles to Reno. “It seemed like someone had moved it farther away on the map,” he says.  There, the family underwent what Waylon calls “a crash course in diabetes with a steep learning curve.”  Over several days, the medical team in Reno stabilized Belle’s condition, though her blood sugar levels remained somewhat erratic. When her parents asked about getting Belle an insulin pump, which would deliver the needed doses automatically, hospital personnel said that could take at least a year.

The family went home to Bishop and began their new reality. Fortunately, they already lived a healthy lifestyle at their home 18 miles outside of town, hiking, horseback riding and waterskiing on a regular basis. They knew how to cook healthy food, and Belle preferred veggies over carbohydrates and sugar. Still, the way forward was unclear.

Then serendipity happened, in the form of Barbie McCoy, a client of Jami’s nail business who had become such a close friend over the years that Jami calls her “Aunt.” Barbie, who lives in L.A., said she had a longtime friend, Brooke Anderson, who happened to be a member of the CHLA Foundation Board of Trustees. Both Barbie and Brooke told the family they needed to see the diabetes experts at CHLA. Barbie opened her home to them.

The moment Jami and Waylon entered CHLA in June with Belle and Aurora, they knew they were in a different kind of hospital. As the parents prepared to meet with Raymond and a team of experts, “a nurse walked in with a bag of coloring books and took Aurora with her, so we could have a one-on-one conversation without worrying about her,” says Waylon. “They had everything wired down.”  Within a few hours, under CHLA’s experienced care, Belle’s blood sugar levels were under control, and she and her parents were learning what they needed to do to move forward. The team equipped the family with the latest continuous glucose monitoring system, which saves Belle from having to do “finger sticks” to check her glucose levels. And they asked Belle’s parents how soon they wanted the insulin pump, which can deliver insulin based on each user’s personal setting, avoiding the need for injections. Then they ordered it—without delay.

Most important, the team gave the family added confidence in managing Belle’s condition. “No child with diabetes at any age is ever alone,” says Raymond. “Your parents and family and our team at CHLA are always with you. You can go home and still have a team of people helping you.”  To Raymond, the standard of care is a simple equation. “I always ask myself: What would I want for my 4-year-old son? That’s what we provide for Belle and all the children we see.”

Armed with new knowledge, the family returned to Bishop. School brought welcome routine, and other helpers. Belle’s second-grade teacher sets an alarm ahead of snack time, so Belle has time to check her blood. Her classmates remind her as well.

Belle, who turns 8 in November, “has stepped up in ways I didn’t anticipate,” says her mother. Belle has learned to give herself insulin shots. She’s still doing the things she loves, like riding horses, scooters and bikes, jumping on the trampoline and reading. Sometimes Belle says, “I wish I didn’t have diabetes,” then looks at her mom and adds, “But I know you’re going to tell me it could be worse.”  Belle hasn’t started using her insulin pump yet, preferring to give herself shots for now. Her parents are letting her decide when she’s ready.  Both Jami and Waylon are grateful they’ve had the opportunity to get Belle’s care at CHLA. “It’s wonderful,” says Jami. “Awesome,” agrees Waylon. “Go there first if you can. This is what they do.”

Prevention:  Research at CHLA

Currently there is no known prevention for type 1 diabetes — no therapies that can alter the immune system and stop it from destroying beta cells in kids like Belle. CHLA is on the front lines of research as a member of TrialNet, an international network of researchers exploring ways to prevent, delay and reverse the progression of T1D. CHLA’s TrialNet team performs more than 300 screenings annually of family members of people with T1D to assess their risk for developing the disease and evaluate immune system modulators in prevention. CHLA also participates in three prevention trials for family members whose screening results suggest they have a high risk of developing T1D.

How you can help:

Refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move: www.ReferralsHelpKids.com or call us at 888-240-2500.


Refer a friend who’s making move.  Fill out my online form:

*Seller and Corey must agree on price and time of possession.

Copyright © This free information provided courtesy SoCal Home Blog and CoreyChambers.com with information provided by Corey Chambers, Realty Source Inc, BRE#01889449 We are not associated with the homeowner’s association or developer. For more information, contact 888-240-2500 or visit LAcondoInfo.com  Licensed in California. Story and photos courtesy Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Properties subject to prior sale or rental. This is not a solicitation if buyer or seller is already under contract with another broker.

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THE GIVING SEASON – One of the Core Philosophies at our company is this: The size of the hole you give through is directly proportionate to the size of the hole you receive through. You could even say that ‘giving starts the receiving process.’ The point though is NOT to give to receive, just go give! After all, this is the giving season.   |   PDF

Selling Your Home During the Holiday Season and Getting Top Dollar! Call me TODAY for a free consultation.
Selling Your Home During the Holiday Season and Getting Top Dollar! Call me TODAY for a free consultation.

With the current year coming to a close, celebration of Christmas and other Faith Driven Holiday Celebrations all mean different things to different people, but most always represent joy, peace, gratitude, and hopefulness.

A GIVING SPIRIT – If you look around, you will notice a giving spirit exists unlike at other times of the year. Why can’t it be that way every day of every year? It can! It just takes effort. Here is what we are doing and how you can help (see inside for details). #coreychambers


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Go Serve Big! Investing in the people of our great community.

If you or a friend are thinking about selling, make sure to choose a real estate company you can trust!

A real estate company with experience, proven results and a give-back philosophy!

Call me today for a free consultation. I am here to help with your real estate needs.
Call me today for a free consultation. I am here to help with your real estate needs.            Corey Chambers
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HAVING PEACE OF MIND AND GETTING TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR HOME. EXPERIENCE COUNTS!

As a result of working with over 10,000 families over a 30-year time span and through three documented recessions, my team has developed a special market-proof program to quickly get an acceptable “cash” offer on any home for market value. So, we are giving Home Owners wanting to make a move a very special gift this holiday season. #realestate

OUR GUARANTEE to you, your friends and family—

We will guarantee, in writing, a CASH Offer within 24 Hours at a Price Acceptable to any Home Owner wanting to sell the place they call home.* 

There is some risk on my part to make such an incredible guarantee, but we are selling just about every home we list for the market value price, sometimes even more, so there is no reason for area home owners, your friends and family, to fret about selling right now.  #chla

This is where you come inIf you or anyone you know is considering making a move, we would like to offer them a FREE No Obligation to Sell Consultation to discuss just how they can make their move, get what they want and do it with the least hassle.

Just like we are thankful for you and your business, I am confident your referrals will be thanking you for steering them in the right direction on getting their home sold!!! 

AND please remember,
your REFERRALS help the Kids! 

We are VERY CLOSE to our goal of raising money for Children’s Hospital this year, the #1 leading area non-profit Children’s hospital. We do this by donating a portion of our income from homes we sell to Children’s Hospital!

A Real Estate Company that GIVES BACK

Children’s Hospital is Making a Difference Today and for Tomorrow

As you know Children’s Hospital does leading edge work in helping kids fight through and survive nasty life threatening diseases like cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia and others. As well as being a leader in Spinal Cord Injuries and Early Diagnosis of Autism. Last year they served over 1,000,000 Kids of Southern California (the kids in our community). Chances are your family or someone you know has benefitted from the great work they do.

REFER YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS: 

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to our real estate sales team? Not only will they benefit from our award-winning real estate service, a very worthy cause will benefit as well.

I want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move, so here are your options:

• You can call me direct at 888-240-2500 or pass on my number. 

• If you are receiving this issue of The SoCal Home Newsletter by mail, you can complete the Referral Response Card enclosed or pass along one of my business cards.

Over the decades of helping families sell or buy the place they call home we have met some of the most wonderful, loving, caring people sharing the same Go Serve Big values we do!

I hope you and your loved ones have an extra special Holiday Season filled with much joy and happiness.

Go Serve Big!!!
Corey Chambers
888-240-2500 

P.S. Please make sure to read the attached story of this awesome kid! You will see why we love supporting Children’s Hospital!

When You Put Others First, You Will Never Be Second! 

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Award-winning Service Plus Benefitting a Worthy Cause! 

Over the last two decades of helping thousands to buy, sell or leaee a home, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people. 

People like you! So your referrals can rest assured that not only will they get the award-winning service we are known for and the guarantee to back it up, but that a solid portion of the income we receive will go toward a very worthy cause.

Refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move:

You can go to www.ReferralsHelpKids.com and enter their contact info online or forward the link to who you know considering a move. 

Of course you can always call me direct as well at 888-240-2500.

I encourage you to visit their website at www.chla.org and check out how they are making a difference in the lives of children and their families!

Why I Support Children’s Hospital:

I grew up right here in Southern California. Born at St. Francis Hosptial. I remember when I first heard about a young person close to our family suffering from a nasty disease and getting treated for that at Children’s Hospital. It was then that I began to pay closer attention to the work they do at that hospital. Since then, I have learned that it is a collection of hard-working health care professionals, most making their home right here in Southern California, all coming together for a common cause. That cause is to help young people overcome unfortunate health issues that life sometimes throws our way.

Being a Southern California native, I take pride in supporting in a way that I can the good work these people do at Children’s. My team rally’s around our annual goal of raising money and donating portions of our income to help Children’s in their quest to heal young people when they need healing. My team and I are committed to providing outstanding results for buyers and sellers referred to us by our past clients. I have discovered that Children’s Hospital shares similar commitments to their patients. And since their services survive on sponsorships and donations we are happy to contribute and proud to support them.


Medical Mystery

Doctors at Children’s Hospital team up to solve the puzzle of a child’s vision problems.

By Candace Pearson, Courtesy CHLA

One ordinary, random morning, when he was barely 5 years old, Reiter woke up and “he was a different child,” recalls his mother, Stephanie.  “I see two mommies. I see two daddies,” Reiter told his mom and his dad, Damien.

Reiter’s left eye was severely crossed, pointing inward and locked in that position. His depth perception was off and he was anxious. So were his parents. “I was terrified, to be honest — he wasn’t himself,” says his mother. “I went into a whole tailspin of ‘What’s wrong with my child?’”  What was wrong would turn out to be a puzzle that confounded a series of doctors and sent the family on a journey of scary and often contradictory diagnoses before they found their way to Children’s Hospital.

One doctor the family saw early on in 2010 predicted that Reiter probably had a brain tumor and referred them to an oncologist. Another thought he might have a rare neurological disorder. At times, Reiter’s double vision seemed to go away, then return.  Eventually, the family’s pediatrician, who had completed her residency at Children’s Hospital, turned to Eyal Ben-Isaac, MD, director of CHLA’s Pediatric Residency Program, and associate professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Ben-Isaac is part of the cadre of CHLA specialists at the ready to help community pediatricians solve medical mysteries. “It’s our job to figure out those difficult diagnoses,” he says. “It makes pediatricians in our community more comfortable knowing they can reach out to us when their own resources are exhausted. Our goal is to help them help their patients.”

Ben-Isaac began researching Reiter’s symptoms. He saw why other doctors might have suspected a brain tumor (the double vision, abnormal eye movements). As he plowed through medical journals and textbooks, he narrowed down the possibilities in a process of exclusion.  One potential diagnosis stood out: benign recurrent sixth nerve palsy, a rare condition affecting the sixth cranial nerve that often occurs after a viral illness (Reiter had had a cold.) Damage to the sixth nerve causes the eye to turn inward. Ben-Isaac couldn’t rule it out, but there are no tests to confirm it.

In the meantime, ophthalmologist Talia Kolin, MD, took up Reiter’s case in The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital. An international referral center for children with complex eye diseases, The Vision Center is the only program of its kind in the U.S. with expertise in virtually every pediatric ophthalmologic subspecialty.  Kolin became concerned that some of Reiter’s symptoms resembled myasthenia gravis, a neuromuscular disease that leads to muscle weakness. The most commonly affected muscles include the eyes and face. The disease can progress very rapidly and even affect the breathing muscles, increasing the importance of a quick diagnosis.

So Ben-Isaac called on Mark Borchert, MD, director of the Eye Birth Defects Program and the Eye Technology Program at The Vision Center. Borchert was able to conduct a highly specialized test that, ultimately, showed Reiter did not have the neuromuscular disease.

With Reiter’s symptoms intermittent, the doctors decided the best course of action was to monitor him as he grew. “We needed more data and more time to follow Reiter and definitely figure out what he had and how best to treat it,” says Borchert.  Diagnosing a young child can be tricky, he adds. “They can’t always tell you what they’re experiencing because, at that age, it’s easy for them to ignore a symptom or to compensate for problems and not even know they’re doing it.”

Gradually, Reiter’s crossed eye and double vision seemed to go away. For about three years, he was largely symptom free. The family breathed a sign of relief—until this year. Reiter, now 13, told his mom that his double vision had returned. She immediately called Ben-Isaac, who once again turned to Borchert.  Borchert is accustomed to diagnostic dilemmas like Reiter’s. “What I do every day is a lot of puzzle solving,” he says.

To help confirm his suspicions, Borchert asked Reiter’s mother to bring in photos of Reiter over the years, starting from birth. “We used to call this a ‘shoebox biopsy,’ based on those days when people kept their photos in shoeboxes,” he explains. “Now the shoebox is a cell phone.”  He immediately noticed that Reiter tended to keep his chin down, starting early in childhood, and now even while on the soccer field or boogie boarding. That told Borchert what he needed to know.

He gave the family a new diagnosis: v-pattern esotropia, a form of strabismus, or crossed eyes, in which one or both eyes turn inward. “I didn’t have to be Dr. House to figure this out,” he says, referring to the fictional TV doctor famous for solving hard-to-diagnose cases.  V-pattern esotropia isn’t rare, but what is uncommon is how well Reiter coped with it. Many kids with vision problems tend to ignore one problem eye and look through the “better” eye. Reiter, who has 20/20 vision, didn’t use that strategy. He used both eyes so well together, he kept doing that, but tilted his head in compensation.

The good news is Reiter’s recent diagnosis of v-pattern estropia can be fixed with eye-muscle surgery. The date for surgery has not been set yet, but his mother and father are hopeful that when it happens, it will be the “end of the road” for Reiter’s vision problems.  “We’re so grateful to the doctors at CHLA—for their expertise and their answers,” says Reiter’s mom. For now, Reiter is too busy tackling eighth grade and kicking winning goals to worry.

How you can help

To help kids just like Reiter, refer a friend who’s planning to make a move: www.ReferralsHelpKids.com or call me at (213) 880-9910.

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The Giving Back and Paying It Forward Real Estate Newsletter! | NOVEMBER 2018
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November is one of my favorite months. Leaves begin to fall, weather cools, football is on, and the Thanksgiving holiday has the family and friends together.

I call it the Thank You Month. An extra opportunity to say Thank You for being such a valuable part of our historic business. As most begin to prepare for the Holiday season, plan Thanksgiving get-togethers and such, it’s easy to become distracted by everything that we must do to ensure a fun, joyful time for all we are responsible for and overlook all that we have to be thankful for. Gratitude though is an attitude with which we appreciate all parts of life, both the large and small things alike.  |   PDF

 

Go Serve Big!!!  Investing in the People of Our Great Community.  #coreychambers #chla
Go Serve Big!!!  Investing in the People of Our Great Community.  #coreychambers #chla



Do You Know Someone Who is Thinking About Selling, Yet is Concerned Because of the Time of the Year?

Firstly… Many homeowners are anxious to leave their current home. Actually, loathing selling this time of year as it adds to the frustration of not being settled for the Holidays. You may know a friend or a family member who fits this description. 

Here’s where you and I can HELP: 

As a result of helping THOUSANDS of home buyers and sellers over a 10-year time span, we have developed a special program to help Home Owners wanting to make a move and Sell Fast, For Top Dollar and with the Least Hassle! 

For the month of November (until Dec 20), we will guarantee, in writing, a cash offer at a price acceptable to the seller – all within 24 hours!* 

You may have seen our ads around town about this:

Guaranteed Cash Offer on Your Home at a Price Agreeable to You Within 24 Hours! (Emphasis on price)* Call Corey Chambers and Start Packing! 888-240-2500 

Your Home Sold Guaranteed In: 

I know there is some risk on my part to make such an incredible guarantee, but we are selling just about every client’s home at the market value price, sometimes even more, so, whatever the economy, there is no reason for area homeowners, your friends or family, to fret about selling right now. 

Just pass on my number or give me a call.

 

AND Secondly… YOUR referrals help the Kids. 

We are still boldly on a mission to raise $25,000 for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

How the Donation Works:

We donate a portion of our income from homes we sell to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. As you know, Children’s does AMAZING work in helping kids fight through and survive nasty diseases like cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia and others. They also lead the way in spinal cord injury recovery and early diagnosis of autism. 

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles provides this care and keeps patient costs to a minimum due in largely to donations and sponsorships.

We are proud to be an official sponsor of Children’s!

So, YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE KIDS… 

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team?  Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, but you can rest assured that a very worthy cause will also benefit! 

To refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move, just give me a call or give my number to them! 

Over the past two decades of helping thousands of families sell their home and / or buy another one, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people. People like you! So, for those you know who are considering a move, you have my word that we will do our very best in helping them to buy or to sell the place they call home. 

I hope this special month of Showing Thanks brings you much joy and happiness. With all my appreciation,

 

 

 

Your Home Sold Guaranteed! 

P.S. The enclosed story of a patient of Children’s will tell the story of WHY it’s important that we keep giving to their cause. Check it out. 

P.P.S. It’s easy to refer those you know considering buying or selling a home. Just give me a call at 888-240-2500 or pass my number on to them.

Award-winning Service That Also Benefits a Worthy Cause!

Over the last two decades of helping thousands to buy, sell or lease a home, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people. 

People like you! So those who you refer can rest assured that not only will they get the award-winning service we are known for and the guarantee to back it up, but that a solid portion of the income we receive will go toward this very worthy cause. 

Corey Chambers Real Estate Downtown Los Angeles

Refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move:

You may go to www.ReferralsHelpKids.com to enter their contact info online or you may forward the link to those who you know considering a move.

Of course, you can always call me directly as well at 888-240-2500.


Why I Support Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

I grew up right here in Los Angeles. Born nearby at St. Francis Hospital. I remember when I first heard about a young person close to our family suffering from a nasty disease and getting treated at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. It was then that I began to pay closer attention to the work they do there at that hospital. Since then, I have learned that it is a collection of hard working health care professionals, most making their home right here in the Los Angeles area, all coming together for a common cause. That cause is to help young people overcome unfortunate health issues that life sometimes throws our way. Being a, L.A. area, California native, I take pride in supporting in any way that I can the good work these people do at Children’s. My team rallys around our annual goal of raising money and donating portions of our income to help Children’s in their quest to heal young people when they need healing. My team and I are committed to providing outstanding results for buyers and sellers referred to us by our past clients. I have discovered that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles shares similar commitments to their patients. And since their services survive on sponsorships and donations, we are happy to contribute, and we’re proud to support them.


The Kid’s Got Heart

CHLA’s Heart Institute gives 11-year-old baseball player a chance to get back in the game.

When it comes to baseball, “heart” is one of those intangibles in a player that scouts covet. Generally, the word refers to a variety of attributes including hustle, mental fortitude, patience and passion for the game. Dylan, an 11-year-old Little Leaguer from Newport Beach, California, who earned a spot on Newport Harbor Baseball Association’s Bronco 11-and-under All-Star team earlier this year, has it in spades. The fact that Dylan brings such figurative “heart” to every game is one of life’s great ironies; he has overcome four congenital heart defects in his young life. Doctors from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have been with Dylan for every step of his journey—from his first surgery at 4 days old to his most recent open-heart surgery this past summer. Through it all, the young man has remained upbeat, positive and—fittingly—full of heart.

“Everyone has rallied around me and it’s good to feel support and know they are on my side,” he says. “I want to keep pursuing what I love to do and not let my heart surgery stop me or get in the way of that.”

A SPECIAL HEART

Dylan’s journey spans his entire life; even before he was born, doctors knew he’d face some serious medical challenges. His mother, Ginny, says the first clue came early in her pregnancy. At the time, Dylan was one half of a pair of twins, but the other twin’s heart stopped beating around the 13-week. Later, during a routine 18-week anatomy scan at Ginny’s doctor’s office in Newport Beach, another piece of the puzzle came into view: Doctors discovered Dylan was suffering from coarctation, or narrowing, of his aorta. The condition was treatable, but the family needed a plan. So Ginny reached out to CHLA and met with Vaughn A. Starnes, MD, co-director of the Heart Institute and head of the hospital’s Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. After reviewing Dylan’s files, Starnes suggested that Dylan could be born in Newport Beach. He was driven by ambulance 50 miles to CHLA after his birth. The day the baby was born, however, doctors at the delivery hospital discovered three other defects: an enlarged right atrium, a hypoplastic aortic arch and a leaky tricuspid valve. He was transferred to CHLA by helicopter the next day.

What followed were three separate surgeries to fix the coarctation, enlarged atrium and hypoplastic aortic arch, and put Dylan in the best position to grow up healthy. Dylan had the surgeries on a Monday and Ginny and her husband drove him home on the following Sunday. From that point, he seemed to progress like a normal kid. “We always knew he had a special heart,” Ginny says, looking back on that harrowing time. “I couldn’t allow myself to imagine that he wasn’t going to be OK.”

The latest surgery

For a while, Dylan’s doctors deemed those first procedures a success. But that leaky tricuspid valve remained a problem—allowing blood from Dylan’s right ventricle to leak back slowly into the right atrium after every beat. Starnes met with Dylan every year to monitor the valve and opted to hold off on fixing it. It was possible that the valve would fix itself.  Earlier this year, when it became clear the situation was not getting better, Starnes recommended open-heart surgery to minimize the leak.  Dylan was skeptical at first.  He had plenty of energy. He didn’t feel winded. He didn’t want to have to go through a recuperation period that would require him to slow down and miss precious months of his beloved baseball. Starnes’ rebuttal was simple: Do the surgery now, before you start to feel sick. In the end, Starnes and Dylan’s parents convinced Dylan the surgery was necessary. Dylan coped by “pretending it wasn’t going to happen” and simply rolling with the punches. Ginny describes this past summer as hard, as she and her husband tried to keep Dylan from overexerting himself physically. They also worked to make sure Dylan understood the gravity of the situation.

“When he was a newborn, we didn’t have to explain anything to him because he didn’t really know what was going on,” Ginny explains. “This time around, we felt we had to walk him through everything—and, at the same time, we really wanted to at least try to give him as much of a normal summer as we possibly could.”

Dylan’s family scheduled the procedure for late July. Then, Dylan’s baseball team made the playoffs. With his surgery less than two weeks away, Dylan managed to play in the big game, knocking in two runs with a pinch-hit double that was part of a 20-1 Newport victory. “The hit of the day,” Newport Harbor manager Sean Pence told The Daily Pilot. “The rope of the day. I couldn’t have been [prouder] of Dylan. He’s one of the best kids I know.” Following that unforgettable moment, Dylan finally had the procedure July 23. Starnes opened Dylan’s heart and put a ring around his tricuspid valve—a move that narrowed the valve so that it could be repaired more easily. The move did not eliminate the leak, but it reduced it considerably.

Dylan’s recovery was quick—he had the surgery on a Monday afternoon, left the hospital with his parents on Friday, stopped at In-N-Out Burger for a double-double, and drove home. During his recovery he befriended a number of nurses, and was even visited by USC football coach Clay Helton after he bumped into Dylan’s dad at a local hotel and was moved by his story. Helton stopped by with words of encouragement and a care package. “It was such a great moment for Dylan,” says Ginny. “That night, he got up and speed-walked around the hospital. It was the turning point of his recovery. It was something he’ll remember forever.”

WHAT’S NEXT

So far, just a few weeks removed from Dylan’s biggest surgery, his prognosis couldn’t be better. His appetite is back. He’s back to playing sports in moderation. On occasion he might even fight with his sister. The medical report was just as positive: The right side of Dylan’s heart—the side that had become enlarged—was returning to normal size.

Dylan’s family is focusing on the future—specifically their involvement in CHLA’s Heart Ambassadors. The group comprises a community of families and friends of the Heart Institute that is inspired to fund initiatives that will improve and revolutionize pediatric cardiology. The family joined the program in 2012, and has teamed up with a number of other families to raise close to $2 million for the hospital. According to Ginny, that money will directly help CHLA invest in new and sophisticated technology for heart surgery down the road. Her goal: to raise enough money to make surgery less daunting and overwhelming for all involved.  As for Dylan, he says he is “nervous” and “excited” for the sixth grade, especially because he has moved up to middle school. He hopes to play baseball again in the spring. He’s planning to show up for the team in tip-top shape.

Overall, Dylan is primed to throw himself back into his life with renewed vim and vigor—just like someone with a lot of heart would.

Courtesy Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

How you can help:

Refer your friends, neighbors, associates and family members who are considering making a move. Just give me a call or pass on my number to them!  888-240-2500 Corey


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Corey Chambers SoCal Home Real Estate Newsletter October 2018

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Go Ahead… Give Yourself a Real Treat This Month!

The month of October can be a spooky month, maybe even a scary month with monstrous problems. Yikes!! Well maybe not, but words like that seem to be popping up everywhere as kids and adults alike look forward to Halloween. In fact, according to the USA Today, adults spend more on themselves to celebrate Halloween than any other day during the year. I get that. Especially if they want to hang out with the kids to go trick or treating, or to a Halloween party of some kind. For many homeowners and home buyers though, they are truly scared. Scared to death of how in the world they are going to get out of their house and into their next one (the trick). My Treat: As a result of working with over 5,000 home buyers, sellers, renters and landlords over a 15-year time span, we have developed a special program to help home sellers and homebuyers. We will guarantee the sale of their present home at a price agreeable to them and in the unlikely event their home does not sell, we’ll buy it. Now that is a how you turn a trick into a real treat!

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In This Issue

— Give Yourself a Treat in this Month of Tricks
— Special LIFE TIME Guarantee You Can Share
— How Your Referrals Help the Kids
— And Much More…

AND remember… YOUR referrals help the Kids.

My heart breaks for many young people and families who will not be able to enjoy this fun time of the year out trick or treating or going to Halloween parties. As you know, tragedy falls on many in this life. Tragedies like sickness, cancers and other nasty diseases. We aim to do what we can to help kids who are unable to get out and have fun right now, due to these evil health problems. We are still on a mission to raise $25,000 for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Helping Hands Fund. We do this by donating to them a portion of our income from homes we sell. As you know Children’s Hospital Los Angeles does great work in helping kids fight through and survive nasty diseases like cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia and others. Kids under their care are 300% more likely to enter into remission IF they can get into the recovery center. BUT, the Recovery Center survives on Sponsorships and Donations. So YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE KIDS…

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team?

Not only will they benefit from our award winning service, but we donate a portion of our income on every home sale to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Helping Hands Fund.

I want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move. You can go to www.ReferralsHelpKids.com and enter their contact info on line or forward the link to who you know considering a move.

I hope you and your family are well and this month of tricks and treats is full of, well, treats. With all my appreciation.

Broker Associate, Realty Source Inc.

P.S. The story of this young person below may cause you to look at your loved ones differently. It did me. Check it out.

Over the last two decades of helping so many to sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people. People like you! So your referrals, those you know considering a move, that we help – you can rest assured that not only will they get the award winning service we are known for and the guarantee to back it up, but that a solid portion of the income we receive from the transaction will go toward a very worthy cause.

It’s easy to refer those you know considering buying or selling a home. You can go to www.ReferralsHelpKids.com and enter their contact info on line or forward the link to who you know considering a move. Of course you can always call me direct as well at 213-880-9910.

Why I Support Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

I grew up right here in Los Angeles. Born right nearby at St. Francis Hospital. I remember when I first heard about a young person close to our family suffering from a nasty disease and getting treated for that at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. It was then that I began to pay closer attention to the work they do at that hospital. Since then, I have learned that it is a collection of hard working health care professionals, most making their home right here in the Los Angeles area, all coming together for a common cause. That cause is to help young people over come unfortunate health issues that life sometimes throws our way. Being a Los Angeles area, California native, I take pride in supporting in any way that I can the good work these people do at Children’s. My team rally’s around our annual goal of raising money and donating portions of our income to help Children’s in their quest to heal young people when they need healing. My team and I are committed to providing outstanding results for buyers and sellers referred to us by our past clients. I have discovered that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles shares similar commitments to their patients. And since their services survive on sponsorships and donations we are happy to contribute and proud to support them.

 

 

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She Is Tessa, Hear Her Roar

Urged on by a mantra started by her parents, Tessa fought like a tiger to overcome leukemia.

It was an innocent question, one for which Meredith had the good fortune of not knowing the answer—otherwise she wouldn’t have asked it: “What are labs?” After a week of fever for her 4-year-old daughter, Tessa, the usual pediatric culprits—strep, ear infection—had been exonerated, so her pediatrician ordered labs, explaining that labs were merely a simple blood draw. “Now I look back and laugh,” Meredith says. “I didn’t know what labs were. I didn’t know anything about anything—then.” Then wasn’t destined to last much longer. The test results showed that Tessa’s white blood cell count was low, leading automatically to the presumption that she had a virus, which would run its course. When the fever and low white count persisted, the pediatrician escalated the case. An infectious disease specialist, noting Tessa’s chapped lips and red eyes, was suspicious of Kawasaki disease, but an echocardiogram turned up nothing. Next came a referral to a pediatric rheumatologist, who laid out Tessa’s condition squarely. “She said, ‘There are two explanations,'” Meredith recounts. “‘There’s something in her body killing off white blood cells, or something in her body is not producing white blood cells. You need to figure out which one of those two it is.'” The second scenario would mean cancer, as the aberrant leukemia cells impede the bone marrow’s ability to make normal white blood cells.

Confusing matters was Tessa’s cheerfulness. All along, the pediatrician had told Meredith she was not worried about leukemia, considering how vibrant and unaffected Tessa appeared. After the opinion of the rheumatologist, the pediatrician ordered a bone marrow biopsy. It came back inconclusive, so a second one was done three days later, leaving no ambiguity. The finding was acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). That was a Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, and arrangements were made for Tessa to begin treatment at her local hospital the following Monday. Family members urged Meredith to bring her sooner to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The in-laws of one of her two sisters were friends with Robert Adler, MD, a pediatrician and chief medical officer for the CHLA Health System, and enlisted his help to get Meredith to act. Adler made a call to Meredith at 9 p.m. that Saturday night. He told her flatly that her daughter should not be at home. Meredith countered, remarking that Tessa was “literally playing soccer in the hallway with her brother” and appeared fine. Adler wouldn’t have it. “No,” he said. “Your daughter has leukemia. You need to bring her to the hospital.” His message got through, and Meredith and her husband, Brett, brought Tessa to CHLA the next morning. “I was devastated,” she says. “I don’t want to ever go back to how those 48 hours felt, between Friday finding out and Sunday morning admitting her to the hospital.” Her outlook was revived Monday morning when the family awoke to what Meredith is convinced was no random act of scheduling. Her other sister volunteers at Dream Street, a summer camp for kids battling illness, and has made friends with several of the CHLA nurses who also volunteer at Dream Street— including the one in the hospital’s Infusion Center who was stationed at the desk outside Tessa’s room that first morning. It struck Meredith as too powerful to be coincidental, but was rather a surefire instance of cosmic intervention. “It was like a sign someone sent you: You’re not doing this alone,” she says. “Despite this horrible thing that you have to go through, there’s someone making sure you’re going to be OK. And I’m not religious at all, in any way, but that was not accidental. There was no way that that wasn’t the universe saying, ‘We haven’t forgotten you. We haven’t put you somewhere that you can’t handle. We’re going to get you through this.'”

Courtesy Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

After antibiotics subdued Tessa’s fever, she began treatment for ALL, starting with blitzing the leukemia cells with an intense 30 days of intravenous and oral chemotherapy, under the care of CHLA oncologist Jacquelyn Baskin, MD, who was on service the day Tessa arrived in the Emergency Department. Tessa passed the critical first marker: A bone marrow biopsy after the first month of chemotherapy found no evidence of leukemia. She was in remission. She would receive rigorous treatment for the next several months, a period called consolidation in which the regimen of chemotherapy continues, aiming to kill off any dormant leukemia cells that weren’t zapped in the initial 30 days. Regular lumbar punctures searched for any abnormal cells lurking in the spine. In June 2016, Tessa advanced to the lengthy maintenance phase, reducing the weekly trips to the hospital for intravenous chemo to monthly, while continuing to take oral chemo medication at home. Meredith says outside of a lot of fatigue, Tessa bore up well. Nausea was minimal and the hair loss didn’t faze her. It was the concurrent regimen of steroids that had the worst effects. “It made her cranky, it made her angry, it made her moody—and hungry,” Meredith says. “Steroids make you so hungry. She was doing five days of steroids every month. It started on a Thursday and would go till Tuesday. We would plan our life around it: If it’s a steroid weekend, don’t make any plans.” Brett recalls a moment at the hospital early on, awaiting one of Tessa’s first lumbar punctures. She was in the midst of her program of steroids but couldn’t eat prior to the procedure. “She was like a ravenous bear,” he says. “I’ll never forget being in the waiting room and she’s just going bananas. She’s yelling and screaming at us how hungry she is. This other family, with a boy—I think he was a month or two ahead of Tessa on the protocol—they look over and say, ‘It will get better.'” To get Tessa through the roughest parts of treatment, Meredith and Brett came up with a motto. They called their daughter a tough tiger. “Tessa, you can do it,” they would implore. “You’re a tough tiger.” Brett, who works for Warner Bros. in film distribution, is a winemaker on the side. In 2016 he developed a rosé he named Pink Tiger, a nod to Tessa’s dogged spirit as well as her favorite color. A graphic des

A graphic designer friend created the label for the wine, setting white paw prints on a background of pink tiger stripes. On the backside, Brett wrote a blurb that mentioned his daughter’s health crisis and shouted out “all of the tough tigers out there” fighting leukemia. “These kids, the way they handle it, it leaves you in awe,” he says. “They just deal like you wouldn’t imagine. They carry on.” The label also notes that all money from sales of the wine is donated to “one of the world’s greatest cancer-fighting institutions, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.” Last year, that sum turned out to be $1,500 after Brett sold the 20-odd cases of Pink Tiger within two days, mostly to family and friends in Southern California. Warner Bros. kicked in another $1,000, bringing the total contribution to $2,500. This year, with an increase in the price of a bottle, he’s hoping to reach $3,500. “Tessa knows this is her wine,” he says. “When we bottled the 2016—the first vintage of this—she and I went to the winery; she was right there with me. When we saw those first bottles coming around the conveyor belt, it was really special.” Tessa took her final oral chemotherapy tablet on Feb. 9, 2018, ending her leukemia treatment. For the time being, she returns to CHLA every eight weeks so Baskin can check her blood cell counts and examine her for anything out of the ordinary. “If all those things are negative and she’s doing fine at home, then the concern for relapse is low,” Baskin says. Since going off the medication, Tessa, now 7, has her old juice back. “It’s like someone took a pound of bricks off her shoulders,” Meredith says. “Before, we’d go somewhere and she’d say, ‘I don’t want to walk. It’s too far.’ Now the kid dances everywhere she goes. She’s a different child.” Meredith is changed as well. She has had her fill of turbulence and now aspires to nothing beyond humdrum. “If you can give me routine for the rest of my life, I’ll take it. I don’t need anything exciting. I just want to get up every day, drop my kids off at school, go to work, come home and make them dinner. The stresses of everyday life are a godsend.” Recently, a friend at Brett’s job gave him a pink-tiger stuffed animal to pass on to Tessa. She walks around all day clutching it. She’ll outgrow it. But the backstory will endure. “Absolutely,” Meredith says. “She is a tough tiger. She will forever be a tough tiger.”

To help kids just like Tessa, refer a friend at www.ReferralsHelpKids.com or call Corey 213-880-9910.

Copyright © This free information provided courtesy SoCal Home Blog with information provided by Corey Chambers, Realty Source Inc, BRE#01889449. Story and images courtesy Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. For more information, contact (888) 240-2500 or visit www.ReferralsHelpKids.com Licensed in California. All informanewtion provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Properties subject to prior sale or rental. This is not a solicitation if buyer or seller is already under contract with another broker.

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The Power of the Other

People have a starlting effect on you. Parents know this. Most will fight to keep their child from associating with those they believe exhibit bad behavior. So much so they are willing to pack up their entire house and move across town or to another state, even country. They know their child’s well-being and future is at stake. Association WILL impact their child’s development. But for whatever reason, many of those same parents, and most people in general, don’t recognize the significance others impact their own life. #coreychambers

The Power of the OtherLet’s say I want to be a great leader. I should go hang out with and learn from great leaders. How about I need to lose some weight? Well, I can shed it much easier and faster going to the gym vs working out at home. Even faster, more permanent and cement better dietary habits if I go to the gym, have a personal trainer and associate with others already living out a healthy life.  #socalhome

Recently, the Broker and COO of our great real estate company handed me a copy of Dr. Henry Cloud’s book, The Power of the Other. In his book he makes it clear the power others have over us and why.  #realestate

Let’s say your plane lands, and the flight attendant says, ‘it is now safe to use your mobile phones”. You turn yours on and what’s the first thing that happens? You receive a message at the top of the screen that reads: ‘searching…’ or ‘searching for connection…’ or ‘searching for network’. Until the phone connects with the network, nothing happens. But when it connects, miracles occur, in the invisible world. The phones capabilities are now empowered to be all they were designed to be. It can now automatically download or fix bugs in the software; it can download new apps that enable it to do things I couldn’t do before.

Through this connection, all of the resources of the outside world are suddenly at your disposal and ready to provide benefit. Through this link, the phone connects you to the entire world, all of its information and knowledge, help and skill, to enable better performance. From this one connection almost, anything is possible. The phones surpass its previous limits… it can get bigger and better. But without a connection to the right network, that little device will never be able to do everything it was designed to do. Sure, it might still be able to tell you the time or see a calendar of your events or serve as a repository of previous communication and photos, but without a strong and steady connection, nothing new or better can occur. Without a connection the device has hit its limit. It continues to produce the same results you were producing on the plane even if you try harder.

Humans are exactly like that. You are like that; I am like that. From the moment we are born, the moment we land, a ‘chip’ inside each of us starts searching for a connection to the right network, one that will provide us with the energy and information (coding) to go beyond our present ability, experience, and performance. And this searching, this needing a connection, is not optional for any of us. It is hardwired and always on, even when we don’t know it in even when we don’t even desire it. As long as you are alive your heart and mind and soul will be searching for a connection. In others. Several others. A community that will bring life, all the ingredients of life that you need to get past the limit of your present existence and performance.  The need for connection begins before infancy and continues throughout life. If you are alive, you needed to thrive. We are fueled from the outside, from connection with others. Whether it’s a smart phone or a human, when the system can’t make a connection, it begins to run down. This is an indisputable reality. Humans need connection and their systems are always searching for ones. 

Popular wisdom suggests that we should not allow others to have power over us, but the reality is that they do, for better or for worse. Consider the boss who diminishes you through cutting remarks versus one who challenges you to get better. Or the colleague who always seeks the limelight versus the one who gives you the confidence to finish a difficult project. Or the spouse who is honest and supportive versus the one who resents your success. No matter how talented, intelligent, or experienced, the greatest leaders share one commonality: the power of the others in their lives. 

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Combining engaging case studies, persuasive findings from cutting edge brain research, and examples from his consulting practice, Dr. Henry Cloud, in his book, argues that whether you’re a navy seal or a corporate executive, outstanding performance depends on having the right kind of interpersonal connections to fuel personal growth and minimize toxic associations and their effects. Presenting a dynamic model of the impact these different kinds of connections produce, Dr. cloud shows readers how to get more from themselves by drawing on the strength and expertise of others. You don’t have a choice whether others have power in your life, but you can choose what kinds of relationships you want. 

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6 Costly Mistakes to Avoid Before Buying a Greater Los Angeles Home

Southern California – A new report has just been released which identifies the 6 most common and costly mistakes that homebuyers make before buying a home. Mortgage regulations have changed significantly over the last few years, making your options wider than ever. Subtle changes in the way you approach mortgage shopping, and even small differences in the way you structure your mortgage, can save or cost you literally thousands of dollars and years of expense. Whether you are about to buy your first home, or are planning to make a move to your next home, it is critical that you inform yourself about the factors involved before you buy. In answer to this issue, Industry Insiders have prepared a FREE special report entitled “6 Things You Must Know Before You Buy”.  Having the right information before hand can undoubtedly make a major difference in this critical negotiation. To hear a brief recorded message about how to order your FREE copy of this report call toll-free 1- 800-791-4541 and enter 1007. You can call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get your free special report NOW to find out what you need to know before you buy a home.

As you may have heard, Children’s Hospital is front and center in the fight against nasty diseases that destroy or cut short the lives of Children. We are corey-chambers-referrals-help-kids-childrens-hospital-jthankful to have such a wonderful facility close by, doing such great work to help heal and save young people.  So even as we are eager to enjoy life, others are simply hoping they can be here to live it. This is why we here at the Corey Chambers Team have resolved to do what we can to help.  For homes we sell this year, we are donating a portion of our income to Children’s Hospital. Our goal is to raise $25,000 to help them in their quest to Heal, Save, Cure and Comfort Children under their care.

This is where you can help!

Who do you know considering making a move you could refer to my award-winning real estate sales team?  For anyone considering a move that we help, you can rest assured that not only will they get the award winning service we are known for, but that a solid portion of the income we receive from the transaction will go toward a very worthy cause.

Your Referrals Really Do Help the Kids…

I want to make it easy for you to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move, so here are your options: 

1. You can pass along our business card to them, I have enclosed a couple here for that purpose. 

2. Of course you can always call me direct as well at 213-880-9910.

You and your referrals mean more than ever to me and my team. As we move forward in this new season, please know we are extremely thankful for you and your being a special part of our business. 

With all my appreciation,

 

 

Copyright © This free information provided courtesy SoCal Home Blog and Coreychambers.com with information provided by Corey Chambers, Realty Source Inc, BRE#01889449 We are not associated with the homeowner’s association or developer. For more information, contact (213) 880-9910 or visit Coreychambers.com.  Licensed in California. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Properties subject to prior sale or rental. This is not a solicitation if buyer or seller is already under contract with another broker.

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This impressive house is a dream, with High Ceilings, Central Air and Heat, Beautiful Original Wood Flooring, Great Wood Ceilings, Great Front Door, Fireplace Hearth, Great Open Space, Pool, Pergola, Recent Kitchen Remodel, Built-In Is Great, Modernist Design and extra midcentury windows and natural light. Plenty of closet space. Major appliances included.  2-Car Garage. Available now. Call for updated pricing and showing times (213) 880-9910.

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Van Nuys, California   —  Van Nuys offers nice suburban residential neighborhoods with single story and two story single family homes and condos for sale. It’s easy to find a move-in ready house with high ceilings and large bedrooms.  Many homes have amazing expansive yards, landscaped gardens, porches, scenery and privacy, original hardwood floors, gorgeous stone fireplace, french doors, kitchens that are the delights of entertainers, swimming pools with cascading waterfalls, and large attached garages.

The  town has a 100 year history and vibrant international culture exemplified by its many ethnic eateries, shops and government offices. Considered by many to be the nerve center of the San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys, or, “the Nuys,” is bordered by Sun Valley to its north, Valley Glen to the east, Sherman Oaks to the south, and Lake Balboa to the west.  #vannuys #homesforsale

Van Nuys has diverse suburban zoning with plenty of residential, commercial and industrial areas.  The area is known for abundant public transportation and convenient freeways, parks, wildlife areas, free wifi zones, bars, pubs and restaurants, jazz clubs and hot dog stands.

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Copyright © This free information provided courtesy SoCal Home Blog and VanNuysForSale.com with information provided by Corey Chambers, Realty Source Inc, BRE#01889449 We are not associated with the homeowner’s association or developer. For more information, contact (213) 880-9910 or visit VanNuysForSale.com Licensed in California. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Properties subject to prior sale or rental. This is not a solicitation if buyer or seller is already under contract with another broker.

How to Help the Kids while you enjoy your Labor Day – Corey Chambers SoCal Home Newsletter Video Intro

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Your SoCal Home REAL ESTATE NEWS IS READY! (click here)

In this month’s issue:

*Labor Day is a backwards holiday!
*How Your Referrals Help the Kids who most need it!
*Photo’s of the action and more in this months SoCal Home REAL ESTATE NEWS (click here).

Go Serve Big!!!
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P.S. Your referrals help the Kids…
Our Go Serve Big mission to raise $25,000 for Children’s Hospital is on and we could use your help. As you probably know Children’s Hospital does great work in helping kids fight through and survive nasty diseases and cancers, as well as early diagnosis of autism and spinal cord injury. And since Children’s Hospital is a nonprofit, they depend on Sponsorships and Donations to continue their leading edge care and keep costs down for the families of these amazing kids. We remain committed to donating a portion of our income from selling homes to the great work that they do. So YOUR REFERRALS HELP THE KIDS!

Anyone you know considering buying or selling a home please refer them on over to my real estate sales team. Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, but a very worthy cause will benefit as well. You can always call me direct at 213-880-9910 or forward my number on.

Thank you so much for checking out this month’s SoCal Home Newsletter and supporting our Go Serve Big mission. Have an awesome Month!

 


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Labor Day is All Wrong!

I always thought the powers that be in the U.S. got the name wrong – Labor Day. Since it’s a Holiday intended to be just that, a Holiday – I would think the proper name would be Relax Day or Lazy Day or Off Day or Sleep in Day, something other than Labor Day. Unfortunately, most celebrate Labor Day by doing just that – Laboring. Government employees and Bank’s typically close up shop on Labor Day, but according to recent studies the majority of Americans are laboring on Labor Day. So to celebrate the month of September and the affection for Laboring, I have a special announcement to make: I will be Laboring, but for a very special reason. Right now, many would be homeowners and home sellers are caught in a catch 22. They are nervous about moving or the opposite, desperate to make a move. This is why we have developed a special program for those you know that are considering a move.

Just like the weather seasons come and seasons go, so do the seasons of life. I’m sure you have noticed, as I have, the older I get the faster the seasons move by. These “seasons of life” go by so fast, my hope is that you enjoy each one or at least grow from each one. Yes. Some of life’s seasons will be HOT and others will be COLD, some high and some low. The lows we want to move by quickly, the highs we want to stay in forever sometimes.

This is where you come in…

For the month of September, if you or anyone you know is considering making a move to a new home, we will Guarantee a minimum $10,000 Savings for every $200,000 in sales price on the home purchase or I will pay the difference*.  You read it correctly – my labor saves you and those you know considering making a move a nice chunk of change. The reason why I can make such a special offer is simply because our 15 year track record of selling homes and specialized knowledge allows us to negotiate the best deal on the best home for our best clients.

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– HAPPY LABOR DAY
– How Your Referrals help kids
– And Much More  #realestate #newsletter

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Even if YOU are not moving, you can still benefit

Each month in my special SoCal Home Newsletter, I ask “Who do you know that may be considering a move?” 

This is because YOUR referrals help the kids…

Anyone you know considering making a move, wanting to buy or sell their home, please refer them to me without hesitation. They will receive the guarantee I detailed above and you can rest assured your referrals will help the kids at Children’s Hospital.

With a guarantee like this, you, your friends, neighbors, work associates and family members who may be considering a move can now do so and avoid the uncertainties in the marketplace.

If you missed last month’s SoCal Home Newsletter, we are on a mission to raise $25,000 for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Helping Hands Fund, so we are donating a good portion of our income from home sales to them. As you know Children’s does a tremendous job of helping kids fight through and survive nasty life-threatening diseases like Cancers, Leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: stuff that many times rob the life right out of young people.

Kids under their care are 300% more likely to enter into remission IF they can get into the recovery center. BUT, the Recovery Center survives on Sponsorships and Donations. So YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE KIDS…

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team?

Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, but we donate a substantial portion of our income on every home sale to Children’s Hospital Helping Hands Fund.

Your Referrals Really Do Help the Kids…

I want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move:

You can go to www.ReferralsHelpKids.com and enter their contact info online or forward the link to who you know considering a move.

Over the last two decades of helping thousands of families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people. People like you! So your referrals, those you know considering a move, that we help – you can rest assured that not only will they get the award-winning service we are known for and the guarantee to back it up, but that a solid portion of the income we receive from the transaction will go toward a very worthy cause.

It’s easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move. Simply go to www.ReferralsHelpKids.com or, of course, you can always call me direct as well at 213-880-9910.

I hope you and your family are well and this Independence Day brings you
much joy and happiness. With all my appreciation.

Corey

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Corey Chambers, Broker Associate Realty Source Inc
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P.S. We love honoring our past clients like you. Read all about that at www.ReferralsHelpKids.com

It’s easy to refer those you know considering buying or selling a home. You can go to www.ReferralsHelpKids.com and enter their contact info online or forward the link to who you know considering a move. You can also call me direct or pass my number on: 213-880-9910.

Why I Support Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

I grew up right here in Los Angeles. Born right nearby at St. Francis Hospital. I remember when I first heard about a young person close to our family suffering from a nasty disease and getting treated for that at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. It was then that I began to pay closer attention to the work they do at that hospital. Since then, I have learned that it is a collection of hard-working health care professionals, most making their home right here in the SoCal area, all coming together for a common cause. That cause is to help young people overcome unfortunate health issues that life sometimes throws our way. Being a Southern California, California native, I take pride in supporting in any way that I can the good work these people do at Children’s. My team rallies around our annual goal of raising money and donating portions of our income to help Children’s in their quest to heal young people when they need healing. My team and I are committed to providing outstanding results for buyers and sellers referred to us by our past clients. I have discovered that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles shares similar commitments to their patients. And since their services survive on sponsorships and donations we are happy to contribute and proud to support them.

Sincerely,

 

 

 

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Below is the story of a patient so young and so undaunted by his ailments that he compels us to want to face our adversities more bravely.

First, he wiggled his fingers. Then he wiggled his toes. Now, he moves his head from side to side, and he furrows his eyebrows when he doesn’t agree with you.  For 3-year-old Ali Al-Mutawa—and for his parents and family, and his doctors, nurses, and therapists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—these seemingly simple movements are nothing short of extraordinary. That’s because Ali was born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), an often fatal genetic disorder that causes progressive weakness and muscle wasting. The disease has no cure, and it had no treatment, either—until Dec. 23, 2016. That’s when the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug called nusinersen, the first-ever SMA treatment.   Ali has been undergoing treatment with the drug, which goes by the brand name Spinraza, at CHLA since October 2017. “It’s a game-changer,” says Leigh Ramos-Platt, MD, Ali’s doctor and director of the Multidisciplinary Neuromuscular Clinic at CHLA. “He’s actually gaining function when he should be losing function.”

‘This is the only hope’

When Ali was born in July 2015, he appeared to be perfectly healthy. But his parents—Sarah Al-Musaileekh and Musallam Al-Mutawa—soon had him tested for SMA. They had good reason to be concerned. Although they have two healthy children—daughter Nadirah, 10, and son Aqeel, 5—the couple has lost two other children to SMA. Both of those babies, a girl, Fatima, and a boy, also named Aqeel, died before they were a year old. So when Ali’s SMA test came back positive, his parents were devastated.“I was very sad, just feeling that I will have to go through the same conditions and the same hard things I went through before,” Al-Musaileekh explains.  Sure enough, at 6 months, Ali, who has the most severe form of SMA, began to rapidly lose his ability to swallow, move and even breathe. He was hospitalized and needed a full-time ventilator to breathe and a gastrostomy tube (G-tube) to eat.  He had been in the hospital for nearly a year when Al-Musaileekh spotted the news of nusinersen’s approval while scrolling through her Instagram feed on Christmas Eve in 2016. Her first reaction was elation. But there was a problem. At the time, nusinersen was only available in the U.S., at a few specialized pediatric hospitals. Ali and his family lived half a world away, in Kuwait. The drug was not expected to be available in their country for two years—too late for Ali.

Ali’s doctor encouraged the family to apply for a Kuwaiti government program that would sponsor Ali’s treatment in the U.S. At first, Al-Musaileekh, herself a doctor, hesitated. It’s difficult to transport a critically ill child on a ventilator to the other side of the globe. Would this new drug really work?  Or would she just be putting Ali and her family through more hardship and pain, on top of everything they had already endured?  Still, she and Musallam applied for the program. When they were accepted at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the family packed their bags and boarded a plane—embarking on a 13,000-mile journey.  “I told myself, you have nothing to lose,” says Al-Musaileekh. “This is the only hope you have.”

An innovative protocol

Ali arrived at CHLA on Oct. 2, 2017. A week later, he received his first dose of nusinersen. Chadi Zeinati, MD, director of Interventional Radiology at CHLA, carefully injected the medication into Ali’s spinal fluid.  Five days later, Ali wiggled his fingers.  It was his first movement of any kind since SMA symptoms surfaced. His family rejoiced. There was no doubt now they had made the right decision.  “For the first time since Ali’s birth, I felt happy,” says his mom.

While not a cure, nusinersen helps the body make more of a protein called survival motor neuron (SMN). SMN is essential for motor neurons, which control muscle movement. In SMA patients, the gene that normally makes SMN is missing or mutated, causing their motor neurons to die. Nusinersen is not the only part of Ali’s treatment, though. Although most children receive the drug as an outpatient injection, CHLA is one of the few centers in the country to also develop an innovative inpatient treatment protocol. The protocol combines nusinersen injections with intensive physical, occupational, respiratory and speech therapies.  Like Ali, many children on this protocol have made dramatic strides. “We have a couple of patients who are even coming off their ventilators for the entire day, and only need ventilation while sleeping,” Ramos-Platt notes. “It’s remarkable.”About 50 patients, including seven from Kuwait, are being actively treated with nusinersen at CHLA, both as inpatients and outpatients. The program—a collaboration between Neurology, Pulmonology, Rehabilitation, Interventional Radiology, and Orthopaedics—began just three months after the drug’s approval.

“A lot of people from across CHLA worked extremely hard to get this program started quickly so we could make a difference for these kids, no matter where they come from,” Ramos-Platt adds. “This has been a huge team effort.”  For Kuwaiti patients like Ali, a big part of that effort is the Center for Global Health at CHLA, which serves as a vital liaison between families, embassies, and the hospital’s medical team. The Center works closely with each family throughout their stay at CHLA — giving them a primary point of contact and coordinating everything from admissions, meetings with the medical team, translation services, assistance in securing housing and a bank account, and eventually, discharge planning and seamless transfer of care back to their home country.  “It’s not easy to come to a new country, a totally new place, a totally new health system, and families have no relatives or friends here to help them,” explains Anahit Petrosyan, RN, BSN, nurse care manager for the Center for Global Health. “We become their first point of contact, and we advocate for them. It’s a very close relationship.”

From teddy bears to storytime

So far, Ali has received five nusinersen injections, along with intense rehab, and is continuing to improve. He can now flap and turn his hands and flex his feet. He’s even trying to grasp objects with his fingers. Although his tracheostomy tube has prevented him from talking, he makes frequent “baby sounds” to try to communicate. In SMA, cognitive development is completely normal.  That means that inside, Ali is just like any other 3-year-old boy. The things that bring him joy will be familiar to any parent of a young child: Curious George cartoons; a soft, cuddly teddy bear; toys with bright lights and fun sounds; and most of all, the telling of a story.  “He loves stories!” says his mom. “Especially jungle stories and stories with animals.”  Eventually, Ali and his family will be able to go home and receive nusinersen treatment in Kuwait. That date is not yet set. But there’s more hope on the horizon. Research in SMA treatments is ongoing, and a gene therapy currently in clinical trials has shown promise.  “This disease was a death sentence,” Ramos-Platt adds. “To see this progress is really, really exciting.”Ali’s parents want to let other families know that there is hope for children with SMA. They also want to say thank you.  “Everyone at CHLA has been very caring and supportive,” Al-Musaileekh says. “I am just thankful for God’s blessing and for the staff at CHLA, and for having the opportunity to have hope for this devastating condition.”

How you can help

Refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move:  www.ReferralsHelpKids.com or call Corey 213-880-9910

Article courtesy Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

 

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