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Buying A Home in Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Malibu and Santa Monica - 08/21/09 04:14 PM
Buying A Home in Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Malibu and Santa Monica Posted by Elizabeth Stein under For Buyers, For Sellers, General Information Buying a home in Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Malibu and Santa Monica - it is not as easy as it sounds! It is definitely something that, even in this buyer's market, it is competitive out there and the really great homes go fast! To buy a home in West Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Malibu and Santa Monica, you must be thinking about these ten items: 1. Have a general idea of where you want to be. Do you need to be a great school (0 comments)
Should I Buy A Home First Or Sell A Home First? - 08/19/09 06:35 PM
Should I buy a home first or sell a home first...In this real estate market many individuals are at a crossroad concerning the buy and sell process. What should be your first step? Should buy your new home first or sell your existing home first?
The correct answer depends on a few factors. The most important factor being, how hot the real estate market is. When the market is hot, like it was in recent years, it was very tough getting an offer accepted that had a home sale contingency. In a slower market, you could end up selling your (4 comments)
Pacific Palisades Real Estate Market Results Comparing July 09 & July 08 - 08/18/09 09:01 PM
Pacific Palisades Real Estate Market Results Comparing July 09 & July 08 - The numbers from July 2009 are not that much different from the total we experienced in 2008. There was a slight increase (2 %) in the average selling price in Pacific Palisades from $2,400,441 in July08 to $2,449,001 in July 09. Also, the average list price in Pacific Palisades increased by only $21,709 during July 09. Those numbers were $2,563,260 in 08 to $2,584,969. Where we see some negative changein the Pacific Palisades market is in Median Price and Average Days on Market. In July 08 the Pacific Palisades median price, a (0 comments)
Real Estate On Social Media Sites - 08/18/09 07:47 PM
Real Estate On Social Media Sites -- We all know that we have to be here but how? It is easy, sign up for Facebook and Twitter and Linked in and My Space and any others that appeal to you and engage people! Now here is the hard part however it was advice given to us by Social Media Genuius Gary Vaynerchuk (by the way, Google search him - you will be blown away -- and get his book "Crush It") at a recent conference that we attended and I can't forget it: don't go in with an agenda! Just go (3 comments)
How To Fill the Pipeline - 08/10/09 01:17 PM
Okay, so fill your pipeline with potential clients and all of the emotional ups and downs of real estate melt away. I have heard it again and again. But How? Here is what advice I have been given: 1. Make 20 contacts a day. These are the numbers that we have to work with in our area currently. A contact is anyone that I discuss real estate with. 2. Maintain many ways to reach out to people on a constant basis. Drive the area, call clients about their home, building in their area, a new sale, etc... Just reach out and (3 comments)
Pipeline! - 08/09/09 01:33 PM
So another Realtor read my last post about "Should Have, Could Have" and contacted me. They said that all of this trying to figure it out would make me crazy. True! They counseled me that the only way to deal with any type of client is to have a full pipeline of business coming all of the time. Yes! This is true. The upsetting ones create less upset and the ones who are a waste of time just seem to fall away. This leaves only the really great clients who want to do business now and really, isn't that why we (0 comments)
Should Have, COULD Have! - 08/08/09 04:31 PM
A LONG week with a treacherous listing lead me to consider what I could have done differently.. I just spoke with a good friend and great agent who (divine intervention) told me that he went away on vacation and gave a very tough listing to another agent. Upon returning from his vacation, he learned that the client was no trouble at all. The agent explained to my friend in a completely unemotional way: "i just told them the way that I do things and they fell right into line". My friend explained that he had been run all over town, doing every (5 comments)
Your Home's True Value - 08/07/09 05:33 PM
Factors that have little or no influence on your home's market value are: •1. What you paid for your home •2. What you invested in repairs •3. What net dollar amount you need out of your home •4. What proceeds you want for your home •5. What your home appraised for in refinancing •6. What your neighbor's home is listed at •7. What your neighbor's home sold for •8. What a neighbor or even another agent said the home is worth •9. What the tax office says it is worth •10. What it is insured for •11. The memories and treasures (0 comments)
Open House Do's and Don'ts - 08/07/09 05:22 PM
If you decide to have your house open for Caravan and/or on Sunday: •- Plan on being away for more that three hours and take dogs or cats with you •- The house should be cleaned, neatened up, and have fresh flowers to add to the overall appeal •- A good level of lighting and comfortable temperature will help make the house feel more inviting •- On a cold day or in evenings, a fire in the fireplace is a very inviting touch •- If there are any pet or any other strong household odors noticeable, see if these can be (0 comments)
The Seller's Role in the Home Selling Process - 08/06/09 02:36 PM
Here are some ways that a seller can contribute to a successful sale: Maintain home in ready-to-show condition Ensure that your home is easily accessible to real estate professionals Try to be flexible in scheduling showings Advise us as to when you will be away so that we can reach you when an offer comes in When approached by a buyer who is not with an agent, ask them to contact us. We will arrange to show your home. Have pets out of the home during showings and open house Remove or lock up valuables, jewelry, cash, watches, and prescription medications If possible, (0 comments)
Buying Tips for Buying in Pacific Palisades - 08/03/09 07:15 PM
Tips on Buying Today Learn your areas. Know which areas are more appealing to you than others. Know where the homes are that are in the price range that you would like to buy. Go online to sites such as Realtor.com, themls.com and Prudentialcalifornia.com to learn about listings that may be in your price range. Then go to open houses to get a feel of that local market. Make a list of your needs and wants in terms of your new home. This will prove indispensable as you begin to look at homes. There may be no more frustrating practice (0 comments)
Who Is My Ideal Client? - 08/03/09 06:52 PM
AGAIN, I find myself answering this due to frustration over a current client.. the fact is that I should have learned this lesson by now and here I am discovering it again..
Here is what rings in my head when I envision our perfect client -- Our Perfect Client: 1. Wants our help now 2. Needs our help now 3. IS WILLING TO LET US HELP THEM now 4. Is willing to commit to us now.
Most important item on the list? NUMBER THREE! If you don't have that one, all else is lost. Think about it, you can (0 comments)
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