FTC Disclosure Statement

This is the FTC Disclosure statement for AllaboutFolsomCalifornia.com and is valid as of May 22, 2019.  This Disclosure statement will be updated regularly as new affiliate links and/or ads are created.

AllaboutFolsomCalifornia.com (Site) and it’s content(s) are written and edited by me, Federico O Castillo Jr also known as Rico Castillo, owner of AllaboutFolsomCalifornia.com, which is owned by RicoLes Companies, LLC. This Site earns compensation in the form of cash, but from time to time, may accept compensation in other forms, such as sponsorship, ad placement, and others.

The compensation received may influence the advertising content or article posts made in this site or blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content.  Federico O Castillo Jr also known as Rico Castillo and RicoLes Companies, LLC will always aim at disclosing any ads in this site.  Though there may be instances that 1 or 2 may be missed.  If so, please use our Contact Us page to let us know as soon as possible.  Total transparency is our goal so you can make your decision whether to use the product or service(s) advertised or not.

I, through RicoLes Companies, LLC, may, at times, be asked and compensated to provide a review of a product, service, websites, etc. Even though RicoLes Companies, LLC receives compensation for my posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions and experience on those topics, service or products.  I will always try to first use the products or services being reviewed.  Although, this may not be possible in all occasions, I will interview and get the opinion of others who have used the product or service.

The companies asking for a review and offers compensation will always know that my opinion and review will be honest and fair.  They will know their compensation will not sway the review or opinion one way or another.

The views and opinions expressed on this website are purely Federico O Castillo Jr also known as Rico Castillo and RicoLes Companies, LLC's own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or the party making the claim, statistic, quote or representation.

If the product or service being reviewed was giving to me for free, I will disclose that in my review.  Again, total transparency is my goal.

This Site may contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content may not always be identified.  If identified, you are asked to please contact me as soon as possible on my Contact Us page so I can take care of the issue as soon as possible.

Real Estate Transactions

I, Federico O Castillo Jr, also known as Rico Castillo, am a licensed real estate agent in the state of California, DRE# 1234643 and a Broker Associate with Coldwell Banker.  From time to time, I may receive request from site visitors to assist them with the purchase or sale of their home, which could result in Coldwell Banker receiving a commission, of which, I will have a percentage. 

From time to time, a site visitor may request for me to refer them to a property rental management company, which if and when I refer them, Coldwell Banker may receive a referral fee, which I will have a percentage.

From time to time, a site visitor may request for me to refer them to another real estate agent/broker in another state or area where I have no membership or access - or in a field in real estate where I have no expertise, such as Commercial real estate, which if and when I refer them, Coldwell Banker may receive a referral fee, which I will have a percentage.

Compensation received from Coldwell Banker is a commision to Federico O Castillo Jr, also known as Rico Castillo, the associate broker and doing business as a local real estate agent.  Compensation will not be to AllaboutFolsomCalifornia.com or RicoLes Companies, LLC.

Google Adsense

This website will hosts Google Adsense ads on its pages. Those ad are serviced by Google Ads and Federico O Castillo Jr also known as Rico Castillo, Owner of RicoLes Companies, LLC, have no control over those ads.

Affiliates

From time to time, on my blog, site or article posted, I will recommend a product or service for which I will receive a commission if you purchase the product through a link or banner ad provided. These are known as affiliate products and the links will be to that particular affiliate product or service.

Federico O Castillo Jr (Rico Castillo), of RicoLes Companies, LLC, is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Below are the companies and/or websites for which I am an affiliate:

  1. Amazon.com
  2. Site Build It!

The list above will be updated if and when I become an affiliate with other sites.

Although I may receive a commission on sales, it does not mean whether I recommend that product. I will not recommend a product or service to you unless I believe it works and is a product that I would recommend to my family and is something I would use myself. 

Sometimes, however, I will mention a product or service and also put a link to it, although I have not used it or have any experience with it.  I simply put a link to it so that you can use the link as convenience to purchase the product, if you so choose.  I will disclose that I have no experience with the product or service.  If you decide to purchase I will still receive compensation for it.

I do, however, appreciate it if you do purchase the product or service suggested in my blog, site or article posted.  Most of the time, the affiliate links to the products are products or service that I have use and are happy with.

Conclusion

My goal as the owner of this site is to always be transparent and aim to resolve any issues that may be a conflict of interest in a very expedient manner.  If you have any questions and would like to discuss anything with me regarding this disclosure, please contact me using my contact page.


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About the author: All of the articles in this site were written and provided by Rico Castillo (DRE# 01234643) with Coldwell Banker.  If any information is provided by another source, such as the local MLS or by Metrolist, then a disclaimer will be on that page.

Rico can be reached by cell at (916) 934-3146 or email at rico.castillo@cbnorcal.com.   Visit his YouTube Channel at https://bit.ly/3bAaZJs

My aim is always 100% client satisfaction by helping you accomplish your real estate goals and finding you the home you've Dreamed about in the area you and your family can feel proud and safe to live in!