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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Charlemagne International Properties - BRE# 01147470
Homes for sale in Palos Verdes & Rolling Hills, Southern California. We specialize in luxury homes, gated estates, equestrian land and investment properties around the South Bay.

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2009 

You bet it is!  Buyers make an  intellectual and financial decision to look at properties based on location, price and square footage.  They want their new home to be where they want to live, the price they can afford to pay and a size that fits their needs.  Those are the basics and where every ...
02/28/2009
You bet it is!  Buyers make an  intellectual and financial decision to look at properties based on location, price and square footage.  They want their new home to be where they want to live, the price they can afford to pay and a size that fits their needs.  Those are the basics and where every ...
02/28/2009
The ancient ruins of Egypt are historical and amazing, but it is the people that reveal the soul of any culture and country.  Egypt is no different.  Enjoy a few photos of the people of Egypt.         Roadside fruit stand and donkeys pulling cart.               Oranges, oranges everywhere!  They ...
02/27/2009
I'm getting ready to list a New York Style Loft Single Family House that in its previous life was a Plain Jane Little Suburban Tract House.  As chance would have it, another Plain Jane Little Suburban Tract House is next door and it is on the market for $1,175,000.  Let me add both homes have inc...
02/27/2009
A buyer recently told me she was quite comfortable waiting for the right house and the right price in this BUYERS MARKET. I gently explained in her price range Palos Verdes is experiencing a SELLERS MARKET. Yes, it is true. There are over 30 Palos Verdes homes under $1.2M in escrow. I am not sure...
02/27/2009
True story: Last weekend a well-dressed prospective customer strolled into my open house, smiled at me, took the flyer I offered, and said, "Oh nice flyer! You're someone I could work with." This Choosy Customer went on to say she immediately ruled out an agent who gave her a 'sloppy flyer' becau...
02/26/2009
There is a down and dirty side to a career in real estate, and I am not talking about the schemers and less than ethical people we encounter as we go about the daily business of listing and selling real estate. How dirty are you willing to get to close a deal?   Yes, I dress for success, but I'm ...
02/25/2009
Isn't this a buyers market? Are sellers giving their properties away? Good questions. I like my clients and customers to be informed, and I work very hard to make sure they have up-to-date information on the real estate market. Sharing my "insider secrets" is one of the perks of working with an a...
02/24/2009
Monday is great day to attack my "To Do" list. Today, after working my weekend leads, contacting clients and servicing my listings I decided it was time to join Facebook. I joined Twitter a few weeks ago, and although I'm still working on finding people and remembering to update it with some regu...
02/23/2009
Today, as I chatted with an open house attendee, the sky opened up and a ray of sunlight burst through the heavy gray clouds and illuminated his main concern with pulling the purchase trigger--FEAR. Breaking It Down:  This prospective buyer did not know the market statistics for the area.  He did...
02/22/2009
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