DiMarco Realtors May 2018

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The Foundation of Unconditional Love In a couple weeks, we celebrate a holiday devoted to the people who’ve been our superheroes, guides, champions, and role models: our mothers. They are the people who cared for us and made sacrifices so that we could grow up healthy and happy.You don’t have to give birth to be a mother, either. Mothers who’ve adopted a child or taken in a foster child are among those we celebrate this month. We’ve seen strong women and mothers make their mark throughout history. Harriet Tubman led the underground railroad, freeing hundreds of slaves and bringing hope to many more, before taking in orphans and the elderly after the war. Maria Von Trapp (of “Sound of Music” fame), became mother to the A Tribute to Our Superheroes

House, Michelle protected her children from the public eye and spearheaded a healthy eating campaign.

Often, the women we think of as our superheroes have to overcome unparalleled challenges. One mother explains,“I was jobless, a lone parent, and as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain without being homeless ... By every usual standard, I was the biggest failure I knew.” She was working on a book, for which she’d received “loads” of rejection letters. Finally, in 1997, a publishing company picked it up.That book was “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone;” the mother and author was J.K. Rowling. Two of our Realtors, Cristina and Diane, are moms, and they’re exceptional ones at that. I’ve watched both these women nurture their kids with love and act as role models for them. As their kids got older, they displayed unconditional love toward them, despite the challenges of the teenage years. Part of parenting is being willing to go through potential challenges with your kids. By overcoming these challenges, they grow into better human beings. Cristina and Diane never waver in their commitment to do the right thing for their kids, even during conflict. I’ve watched Diane and her daughter grow closer, and they’re best friends now. She’s close with her son, as well, even though he lives out of state.That’s another aspect of parenting that can be difficult — letting go. Diane has had to accept that her son is setting out on his own now and starting his life on the East Coast. Acceptance and unconditional love are the basic ingredients of parenthood.

Von Trapp children and helped the family escape the Nazis. Michelle Obama famously told Barack that he couldn’t run for president until he quit smoking.When they got to theWhite

These women and mothers are our superheroes.

To Cristina, Diane, and all the mothers out there, happy Mother’s Day!


Help the Kids at St. Jude’s Wi t h a Re f e rral Your referrals also help the kids … We will donate $500 for each buyer or seller referral you send us that leads to a successful sale.We’re going to treat everyone you refer like royalty — so not only will they thank you, but your referrals will also help the kids at St. Jude’s.

Andy Says...

Tax returns (or extensions) have just been filed, so now let’s talk Tax Relief . If you received our previous newsletters, you will recall our goal to raise $25,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.We could use your help, and I believe you can benefit from the tax relief as well. St. Jude’s has a full house of kids fighting for their lives. For them and their parents, taxes are not “top of mind”— health is, living is, and surviving is. As you may have heard, St. Jude’s provides pioneering research and treatments for kids with cancer and other life- threatening diseases. Unlike any other hospital, the majority of their funding comes from individual contributions. And consistent with the vision of their founder, Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability to pay. In fact, thanks to generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude’s. This is why my team at DiMarco Realtors has resolved to do what we can to help. For every house we sell this year, we are donating a portion of our income to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our goal, again, is to raise $25,000 to help them in their quest to heal, save, cure, and comfort children under their care.

Bottom line:Your referrals are in good hands, and they help us contribute to a good cause.

I believe charitable donations will somehow come back to us (and you as well) far beyond a simple tax deduction. A core value at our company is that “the size of the hole you give through is directly proportional to the size of the hole you receive through.” You and your referrals mean more than ever to us. Please know we are extremely appreciative and thankful for you being a special part of our business.

With all my appreciation,

DiMarco, Realtors®

Millennial Talk With Danielle DiMarco, College Student and ‘2 Cents’ Columnist

Millennials have really embraced the use of apps on their smartphones to make life easier. Apps are for everyone , though, so I wanted to share with you my four favorite convenience apps that you should definitely check out.

restroom, you can just check out this app! It uses GPS to locate the nearest restroom, no matter where you are. Venmo This is a super popular app right now for sending and receiving money.Venmo sends money directly from your bank account to someone else’s and vice versa. It is the best way to pay when you don’t want to deal with any hassle. As you can see, these apps are super helpful for practical reasons. There are hundreds more that you can use that are just waiting to be discovered. There will always be an app for everything!

exactly where your car is parked, so you won’t wander around pressing your key fob and listening for your car horn. Honey Honey is a Google extension that you can download to your computer for free that saves you money when you shop online. Once you add your item(s) to your cart, Honey will automatically search the web for coupon codes that can be used. It will then add the codes at checkout. No more searching everywhere for coupons — Honey does it for you! Flush Imagine you’re in the middle of an unfamiliar city and you reaalllyyy need to go. Instead of running around desperately trying to find a public

First off — and with my grandma, Granny Franny, in mind — let me answer a possible question you may be thinking of:What is an app? It’s a digital application, like Facebook, that you download and use on your mobile device. It makes your experience on your mobile device easier and more efficient. Parkmobile This app is perfect for when you’re driving in a city such as LA or San Diego and want to find the best and cheapest parking. It shows you on the map where there is available parking and how much it costs. It also gives updates on how much time you have left on the meter. It will even tell you

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Sautéed Zucchini & Squash With Feta

Mothers Shape the World 3 of H istory ’ s B ravest M oms

Irena Sendler (1910–2008) When the Nazis invadedWarsaw in September of 1939, Irena Sendler, a 29-year-old social worker and mother of two, hatched a scheme to rescue Jewish children from the brutal ghettos. Along with many friends and colleagues, she smuggled out nearly 2,500 Jewish orphans, hiding infants on trams and garbage wagons and guiding Emmeline Pankhurst (1858–1928) Despite being a wife and the mother of five children — two of whom died tragically young — Emmeline Pankhurst became one of the fiercest advocates for women’s suffrage in the late 19th century. After founding theWomen’s Social and Political Union in 1903, she and her cohorts adopted an aggressive strategy to raise awareness for the issue; they began by buttonholing politicians and staging rallies, then progressed to vandalism, window smashing, and arson. She was instrumental in the movement. Pankhurst lived to see women gain the right to vote in 1928. kids through a labyrinth of secret passageways beneath the city.

Moms make the world go round. After running the gauntlet of childbirth, they raise and guide us throughout our lives, shouldering the tremendous burden and responsibility of motherhood. Mothers are in turn formidable, kind, powerful, gentle, wise, fierce, patient, supportive, empathetic, driven, and full of love. In honor of Mother’s Day, here are three historic moms who never stopped fighting for what they believed in. Sojourner Truth (1797–1883) Before she escaped from NewYork slaveholder John Dumont, Sojourner Truth had at least three of her children sold away from her.When Dumont went back on his promise to emancipate Truth and her infant daughter in 1826, she took the girl and fled to an abolitionist Quaker family, but she was forced to leave her other daughter and her 5-year-old son, Peter, behind. Soon after, she learned that Peter had been illegally sold by Dumont to a slaveholder in Alabama, so she went to court and secured his safe return. It was the first successful case brought by a black woman against a white man in American history. Truth went on to become a prominent abolitionist and a speaker for women’s rights, delivering her famous impromptu speech,“Ain’t I a Woman?” in May of 1851.


1 zucchini

1 summer squash

1/2 medium red onion

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons fresh thyme

1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Salt and pepper to taste


1. Cut zucchini into 1/4-inch-thick semicircles. Dice onion. 2. Heat a large skillet to medium high. Add olive oil, onion, and thyme. 3. Once onion is soft (about 2 minutes), add zucchini and squash. Season with salt and pepper; cook 4–5 minutes until squash barely begins to caramelize. 4. Place in serving bowl and top with feta. Inspired by thekitchn.com


Darren DiMarco 949-391-7511 Call or Text darren@dimarcorealtors.com Realtor®, CalBRE# 01071383, NMLS# 361115 Diane DiMarco 949-829-1570 Call or Text diane@dimarcorealtors.com Realtor®, CalBRE# 01896291 Chris Hertsgaard 949-391-3411 Call or Text chris@dimarcorealtors.com Realtor®, CalBRE# 01363354 Cristina Iacobelli 760-519-3294 Call or Text cristina@dimarcorealtors.com Realtor®, CalBRE# 01986394


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3 Places to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Out and About in San Diego

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CreekWinery in Temecula (actually part of Riverside County) is having a Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and there will be delicious food, morning cocktails, and of course, wine. Reservations are available on the website, wilsoncreekwinery.com. Fields of Joy If your mom is an outdoor enthusiast or just appreciates beautiful flora, the Carlsbad Flower Fields might be the place to take her. Even sweeter? Mother’s Day (May 13) is the last day they’re open for the year. Take in the display and enjoy the dancing and music of Rancho Buena Vista High School’s Ballet Folklorico. For a hands- on experience, you and your mom can also make your own bouquets for $5. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This May, show your mom how much she means to you by planning a special outing for the two of you. Not sure where to take her? Don’t worry — we have a few ideas, and there are plenty more options in the San Diego area. A Boutique Evening On Thursday, May 10, from 7–9 p.m., Bliss Boutique in Encinitas is celebrating Mother’s Day early with an evening of appetizers and wine. The first 100 guests will also receive swag bags. Bliss 101 is a decor shop featuring artwork and handmade fair-trade goods.With its location off of Highway 101, it also makes for a lovely drive. The event costs $20 if you book in advance, or $25 at the door. Brunch at Wilson Creek Winery On Sunday, May 13, enjoy brunch with Mom in a beautiful setting. TheWilson


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