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Real Estate Agent - Associate Broker / Teles Properties, Inc.



I have a few tips that will help you make your transactions go smoothly. We have all been there and know how difficult our job can be. We also, know that without transactions actually closing we will see no pay checks. There are many other reasons why we sell real estate, but the bottom line is, ...
Did you know that the State of California regulates pest control firms, but it does not require a Wood Destroying Pests Inspection Report prior to the sale of property. However a financial institution usually requires an inspection report to ensure that the building is structurally sound before t...
Update to some of the stores that are scheduled to go into the Lumber Yard shopping mall. Intrermix, Maxfield's, James Perse, Tory Burch, Crumb's Cupcakes, Alcie + Olivia, J. Crew- Hamptons' Beach concept, Planet Blue Kids, Theory, Kitson men's store, Ever, Insurrection Hair Design, Bernie Safire...
Malibu has been going through several changes lately.  If you have not been to the Cross Creek area of Malibu lately, you will be pleased to see that much work has been done. We are pleased to say we now have side walks, landscaping and several new stores opening. The old Malibu Lumber building i...
Have fun in Malibu this weekend.  Malibu is having there 37th annual Arts Festival this weekend July 26th - 27th. The festival exhibits award winning painters, sculptors, photographers, musicians, jewelers and othe artisans. The festival is produced by the Malibu Chamber of Commerce. Join the fun...
California on Monday enacted a law that allows cities and counties to make low interest loans to homeowners and businesses to install solar panels for high efficiency air conditioners and other energy saving improvements. Berkeley and Palm Desert are two cities that are pioneering a new path to s...
All to often homeowners do repairs or remodels and don't get the proper building permits. This can become extremely risky. If your construction project does not comply with the local codes, the value of your investment could be reduced. Property insurers may not cover work done without permits an...
It's amazing after a disaster how popular your neighborhood becomes. Suddenly every cleaning service, contractor and handyman becomes available. Your mailboxes are full of flyers and business cards, signs are posted everywhere and the endless knocks on the doors. Be aware... Don't let these indiv...
Since the City of Malibu launched their new emergency notification system, we have been notified twice. If you are unaware, this new system provides City and Sheriff's Department staff to send personalized voice messages to telephones, text messages to cell phones, email addresses, personal assis...
With the housing market changing, we are noticing that the days on the market are longer and the number of showing are fewer.  It is critical that we give our sellers feedback after every showing. Feedback the sellers want to hear: 1. Did they like the style of the home. 2. Did the floor plan wor...

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