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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Estates Properties - 00598848
I have been certified as a Palos Verdes Specialist and a Licensed Real Estate Broker for over 25 years. I take pride in providing "world class service" to everyone I serve and that is proven by the fact that 90% of my clients come to me by referral.



  I wish I had a crystal ball to tell sellers of real estate in Palos Verdes what price their home will sell for.  There are the obvious variables - location, condition, amenities like views, etc. and the "forgotten" variables like the market perception of the buyers.  As we have experienced, the...
How does the Referral System work?  I have gone through the "Referral Alert" section to sign up and keep getting the message "You must add at least one location to continue" even though I have put that information in (see sample below).  Can anyone help me?  Am I doing this correctly? I want to s...
  "Palos Verdes Estates City Council recently reviewed completed reports on the slow, yet consistent, land movement at the north end of Bluff Cove, located at Palos Verdes Drive West near Via Montemar" reported the June 12th Peninsula News.  I have noticed the red pylons decorating the road for m...
There  were 22 homes on Broker's Tour.  We currently have 256 active single family homes for sale in Palos Verdes ranging in price from $849,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes ($589,000 in Eastview) to $23,000,000 in Rolling Hills.  My favorites today were all in Palos Verdes Estates:      Bobbie Owen's ...
  Statistics for the month of May for Palos Verdes real estate are available and indicate our market is holding.  Average price for single family homes sold in the month of May was $1,677,000 vs $1,667,000 in April.  Number of homes reported sold (closed escrow) for the month of May was 43 which ...
  Are open houses an efficient sales tool for sellers? I am up front with my clients selling Palos Verdes real estate.  I tell them that I will hold occasional public open houses for them; statistics show that only 3% of homes are sold to buyers walking into an open house.  Plus there is the secu...
This is a buyer's market, right?  What happens when a buyer has read and listened to all the media reports about how the buyer is king now? The buyer may feel empowered to offer considerably less than the asking price and considerably less than all recent  sold comps.  Some sellers are so insulte...
Today there were 26 homes on Broker's Tour.  We currently have 253 active single family homes for sale in Palos Verdes ranging in price from $599,000 (in Eastview) to $23,000,000.  My favorites today were:     Joan Zirkel's 6739 Vallon Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes (above left), is a 5 bedroom, 3 ba...
Recently my neighbor passed away in her home just two weeks shy of her 102nd birthday.   When I think back on the 33 years we "shared a fence", I cannot  remember her ever being stressed about anything.  The other neighbors have also commented on this phenomenon.  We never saw her angry, upset, t...
Last week, I went to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana to view the Terra Cotta Warriors, the Guardians of China's First Emperor.  It was fabulous!  I highly recommend it.  It was very well organized.  We had tickets for 10:00 am,  only stood in line for a few minutes and then were given an audio pho...

Elaine Murphy Carlson

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