los angeles home buyers: How to Make Your Home Stand Out in a Buyer’s Market - 11/23/11 02:07 AM
By Luis Montejano, Realtor and Broker Associate in Los Angeles (Sotheby’s International Realty, Los Feliz)

In a buyer’s market, where there are more homes for sale than people to buy them, what’s going to separate your home from all the rest? Is it the crown molding you just put up? The fresh paint job? How about those beautiful, newly installed hardwood floors? Actually, it’s none of these—because it’s pretty hard for buyers to see your home improvements as they drive right past your house.
Without curb appeal, potential buyers will never stop. The “For Sale” sign may get the … (1 comments)

los angeles home buyers: Pricing Your Home for a Quick Sale - 11/23/11 01:49 AM
By Luis Montejano, Broker Associate and Realtor in Los Angeles (Sotheby’s International Realty, Los Feliz)
Let’s say you have the choice of buying one of two flat screen TVs. One was priced at $1,049, but because it hasn’t moved off the shelves it’s been reduced to $749. The other just hit the store, and is priced competitively at say, $729. Which TV do you buy?
You might think that buying the more expensive, discounted TV is a better buy—and it may be. But many people would opt for the brand new, $729 model that just arrived. Why might they … (3 comments)

los angeles home buyers: 2011 Real Estate Customer Service Trends - What sellers and homebuyers should (and should not) expect - 11/08/11 02:31 AM
By Luis Montejano, Broker Associate and Realtor in Los Angeles (Sotheby’s Internatiional Realty, Los Feliz)
In the era of social media, of “smart” phones and Google searches, customers are finding out that they don’t have to put up with mediocre, or even outright horrible, customer service. In fact, 2011 has proven this already; companies are striving more than ever to ensure that their clients receive only the best treatment, from people who genuinely want to help and who are willing to go above and beyond. Companies are aware of how easily customers can not only move on to a different … (1 comments)

los angeles home buyers: The Ironic (and True) Story of “For Sale By Owner” - 10/31/11 04:58 AM
 
By Luis Montejano, Broker Associate and Realtor in Los Angeles (Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, Los Feliz)
Selling your home yourself is an almost seductive proposition; going without a realtor means you avoid their fees, after all. Why give away a percentage of the money you’re being paid for your home? There are complications, of course; selling a home is anything but simple, especially during a recession. However, even if you are familiar with the myriad complications of buying and selling property, you might want to consider seeking professional help. Consider, for example, Colby Sambrotto, the creator of popular real estate website … (2 comments)

 
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