The recipient of an associate’s degree in occupational studies from Heritage College, Alexander “Alex” Garbiso has over four years of experience as a personal trainer. When he isn’t helping clients achieve their fitness goals, Alex Garbiso enjoys watching his favorite TV shows, including Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Despite relatively poor ratings, the police-precinct-based sitcom was recently renewed for its fifth season by Fox. The show’s fourth season wrapped up with back-to-back 30-minute episodes on May 23; it will return in a new time slot for its fifth season in the fall of 2017. The show experienced its worst viewership this past year, with the season four premiere averaging 2.4 million as opposed to the 6.2 million who watched its pilot in September 2013. A new low of 1.7 million viewers tuned in for the May 9 double-episode block.
In spite of the decline in viewership, the critically acclaimed show has won numerous awards through its four seasons, including a 2014 Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical. It stars Saturday Night Live alumnus Andy Samberg as police detective Jake Peralta and includes co-stars Melissa Fumero; Joe Lo Truglio; Terry Crews; and Andre Braugher, who has been nominated three times for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy Award.
Home Market Value
A personal trainer by experience, Alex Garbiso is also pursuing an interest in real estate. Alex Garbiso hopes to enter this industry in the near future.
A key concept in real estate is the determination of a home’s value. It involves a complex network of factors, some of which relate to the home itself while others depend on the surrounding market. For example, if sale prices in a neighborhood have recently risen or the neighborhood is walkable to grocery stores and other amenities, a home in that area might bring more than a similar property in another community.
Another key factor in home value determination is overall home size. Homes that are comparable in price tend to be within 20 percent of one another’s square footage, particularly if they have the same number of bedrooms and bathrooms.
Bedroom and bathroom numbers tend to be more accurate in predicting sale price than pure square footage. A third bedroom tends to add value over a similarly sized home that has two bedrooms, provided bedrooms are of similar size, but a fourth or fifth bedroom does not tend to have the same effect. The same is true for bathrooms, the second of which adds value though the third has little impact.
Those who are comparing properties should ensure that the homes compared are in the same neighborhood and have a similar layout. An open layout suggests a higher value, as does a home that is in good repair and has up-to-date features. The exception is the home that has significantly more luxury features than other properties in the same neighborhood, as the average neighborhood value may override the value of the upgrades.
Sell a House
An experienced personal trainer, Alex Garbiso has owned and operated Mile High Nutrition and Fitness since 2015. When he is not training with clients, Alex Garbiso enjoys researching real estate and intends to expand this interest into a career.
To be successful in real estate, it is essential to understand what it takes to sell a house. Below are a few tips homeowners and realtors should consider when putting a home on the market.
Often, homeowners seeking to sell their property can expedite the process by pricing the home correctly from the outset. Many sellers price their homes too high at first, with the assumption that they can always lower it later. However, most activity happens in the first few weeks the house is on the market. Sellers can draw potential buyers in during this peak time by listing on the low end, as many passionate buyers will still bid high to secure the property.
Sellers also need to make the property visually appealing to those buyers, and this requires neutralizing the décor. Buyers want to envision themselves in a home, and sellers can help them do so by removing family photos and children’s artwork in favor of more generic colors and accents. This neutral look should be present at all times, if possible, as walk-throughs can happen at any time.
For this same reason, sellers should be sure that the home always looks presentable and in good repair. This may mean replacing certain appliances or features, particularly in the kitchen, as buyers tend to spend the most time thinking about that part of the house. Buyers need not upgrade to excess, as this can cost more than it will return, but the updating of a few prominent features can go a long way toward increasing the home’s appeal.
The recipient of an associate degree in occupational studies from Heritage College, Alexander (Alex) Garbiso is an Onnit-certified trainer who, since 2015, has owned and managed Mile High Nutrition and Fitness. To supplement his business, Alex Garbiso is an independent sales distributor of Herbalife nutrition products.
Beyond providing its customers with one-on-one support en route to a healthier lifestyle, Herbalife places a priority on employee and distributor wellness through its corporate social responsibility program. The company provides its employees with complimentary products, reduced health insurance costs, and continual support in their health and fitness regimen. Because of its commitment to employee wellness, Herbalife was named One of the 15 Fittest Companies in America by Men’s Fitness magazine.
Herbalife also supports social causes through the Herbalife Family Foundation, which provides funding for nutrition programs developed by charitable organizations worldwide. The foundation assists with disaster relief efforts as well. Protecting the environment is another important cause for the company and its employees. Herbalife’s LEED-certified Los Angeles office was built with recycled and rapidly renewable materials and has earned additional credits for water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and energy and atmosphere.