By Dave McKean

Monday, February 4, 2019

February 2019
Dave McKean
Your Home Sold Guaranteed!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
On behalf of my team and family, we wish you and your family a Happy Valentine’s Day!
It’s that time of year to take time to show those who mean so much to you in life just what that support and love means to you.
First I want to take a moment to just say Thank You! Thank you for referring your loved ones to us and for the new clients we now call friends.  Thank you for trusting us as your source for real estate information. Please use this newsletter is a reminder to you that we are here for you, your friends and family! Whether you are a new client this month or have been with us for 20 years, we appreciate you and want to keep in touch with information that can help you, provide relevant information or just be fun and maybe even win some movie tickets along the way!
In our last newsletter, I told you how your referrals actually support children in need.  A portion of our commission goes toward Bangalore Children’s Home.  We are on a mission to raise $10,000 for the Bangalore Children’s Home.  They support the abandoned children’s well-being by giving them a safe place to live, 3 meals a day, clothing and education.  We are proud to support the work they do and hope to continue to support them throughout 2019 with your help.
However, there is other exciting and fun stuff for you… When you introduce us to someone needing to buy or sell a home, you will be entered into our Raving Fan Appreciation Club for 6 months.  During that time, each month you will receive a box on your front porch with a Mystery Gift in it from The McKean Team.  This is a brand new program and we are excited that the first mystery gifts will go out this month. When you get your gift please post a picture of it on our Facebook page with the hashtag (#CRERAVINGFAN ) so we can get your feedback to put it in future newsletters.  Know who we can help? Just call or email us at
How to Strengthen Your Marriage Through Doing the Dishes
I can be having the best day ever and yet my blood pressure rises when I walk into our kitchen and see dirty dishes in the sink. The tension immediately builds in my upper back and then, in no time, the pressure erupts from my mouth in unkind words. Nothing pushes my emotional hot buttons more or launches me into a tirade faster than dirty dishes left unattended. If they are dried and crusty or if they are only soiled by a pool of fresh milk, I have the same reaction — an instant temper tantrum resembling that of a tired, hungry 2-year-old.
I felt vindicated for my reaction when I read a summary of recent sociologic research and learned that I’m not alone in my disdain for dirty dishes. The brief showed that other women disliked messy kitchens, too, and they were happier if they shared dish duty with the man in their life.
But before you approach your husband with a sponge and a bottle of dish soap, consider these tips:
· Sit down with your husband and share why you would like to consider a joint effort in the dish department. Share openly with your husband how you're feeling about dividing the chore workload within your home. Speak from your heart, sharing vulnerably and authentically about what you desire from him.
· Discuss approaching everything in your marriage with a team approach, which helps you see that together you can accomplish more than one of you can individually. Affirm that you desire to navigate all areas in your marriage with a win-win mentality.
· Be open to listening to your husband’s response. Although you would like to hear, "Sure, honey, I’d love to join you in the kitchen!" you may hear something else. Your husband may be going through a season when he's feeling overloaded and stressed. If that’s the case, ask, "How can I come alongside you and assist you as your teammate?"
Especially if both spouses work outside the home, research shows that de-escalating the household "chore wars" is more important than ever for relationship satisfaction. Recognizing that each couple will share household responsibilities differently is also essential. Don’t expect your spouse to want to take on what your best friend’s spouse does.
(To read more of this article go to )
Real Estate Investment Corner
Are you ready to start making some money for retirement?
As our marketplace starts to make a shift with interest rates rising and home prices tapering off, the time to build your real estate portfolio for the next equity growth cycle is coming! If you can answer yes to these questions then you need to call Danielle at 661-702-1940 to start talking about your investment options. Know that you can invest and the time is now!
· Have you been at your job for more than 5 years?
· Already own your primary residence for more than 5 years?
· Interested in growing your retirement through real estate?
Let us take the guesswork out of real estate investing. We take the time to walk you thru the numbers to see how your retirement can grow.
(Check out this blog post on the benefits of real estate: )

Again, wishing you and those you love a Happy Valentine’s Day.
Finally, we want you to always know that you may call us for any reason.  We truly appreciate your friendship and referrals. Enjoy your New Year’s issue!
With all my appreciation.
Dave McKean
Classic Real Estate Inc
P.S. It’s easy to refer those you know considering buying or selling a home. Just give me a call at 661-702-1940 or pass my number on to them. 
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