What do you love about your home and why?

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What do you love about your home and why?

 

This question is always included when I go on a Listing Appointments:  What do you love about your home and why? The answers vary from home owner to home owner. One would think that the answers would me more uniform. Some homeowners show me their kitchen, others show me their bathrooms and then there are others who show me their back or front yards. I could go on and on. There are some home owners who like to show me their Media Room, their Gym, their Library or their Wine Cellar. Needless to say there is one common theme: There is clearly a love affair with their home or a specific part of their home.

channel in Marina Del Rey, Endre Barath

After I listen to their response, then I have the hardest follow up question to ask: Why do you want to leave your home? In other words why sell it if you love it so much? Needless to say this clearly leads to many more varied answers, which determine if the home owner really wants to sell or is just going through the motion, but does not really want to sell. (The answers could fill a book so I will not go into it here)


stream by our back yard, Endre Barath

When you have such an open dialogue sometimes the question gets turned back on me. Some of the potential sellers want to know what I love about our home. Then I think about it and realize that depending when I am asked my response can vary as well. There seems to be one common thread. I love the Resort Style Complex  with its  meandering streams, waterfalls and numerous pools, coupled with the fact that we live less than five hundred yards from the ocean. So that is the short answer.

 

jill & dougy watching TV

 I love living here in Marina Del Rey, CA  so much, that it takes Diane  a super human effort to  get me to go anywhere outside of our complex.  Often times she has to tell me that she read about this great Chef so we should try his foodJ that is a hint:  do not cook tomorrow! I love being at home in my office, on the laptop with my phone and being at home with the cats. Lucky for me I do not need to dress up to go to work and neither is my commute very long, from the bedroom to the home officeJ.

 

 ocean near our home, Endre Barath

 

If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home, or an ultra luxury home, or luxury investment real estate, or luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu. Feel Free to give me a call at 310.486.1002 or email me at homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com        I am a Pet Friendly Realtor and I contribute a portion of my commissions to local animal rescue organizations.

 

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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Endre,

I understand, we all have our preferences.  It is so wonderful to be living them.  A

Oct 29, 2013 02:13 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com
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Endre - I can understand why you'd never want to leave your home too!  Why leave paradise when it's right there in front of you!

Oct 29, 2013 05:05 AM #7
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Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL
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Endre - This is a really great question and one I've enver asked because ever seller has always told me on their own what they love about their home, but I definitely think I'll start asking before they have an opportunity to tell me.

Oct 29, 2013 08:35 AM #8
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Laura, Los Angeles and vicinity has a lot to offer and is very diverse!

Jane thank you and I am grateful

Michael indeed it is special and I count my blessings...

Roger it does keep the monsters in me calm:)))

Oct 29, 2013 03:39 PM #9
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
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Endre, thank you for sharing your beautiful home with all of us in the Rain!!!

Oct 29, 2013 07:57 PM #10
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DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Great job Endre!  I would love the ocean so close as well!!!!  Luckily though for me, my husband does the cooking now. Whether we stay in for some incredible creation he has made or head out to dinner is usually up to him!

Enjoy your day!

Oct 30, 2013 04:25 AM #11
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Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
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Endre, lucky you! Marina Del Rey...what's not to love? 

Oct 30, 2013 06:28 AM #12
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Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
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I said it a million times during this contest but I need to say it again.  "If I lived with an ocean view I wouldn't get a thing done".  Being fifteen minutes to the Atlantic at least affords me some time to get things done.  Thanks so much for posting to the contest.

Oct 30, 2013 06:52 AM #13
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Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
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Endre-I've never lived near any large body of water. Your photos make me think I'd like it.

Oct 30, 2013 11:16 AM #14
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Endre, I too, ask that question - and typically, that's what should be marketed the most about the house because that's what the next buyer is going to love too!  As for your lifestyle....well, I don't think I'd stray too far from that home office either!  What a set-up!  BTW, Ray and I were in Marina Del Ray last year about this time and stayed at a lovely hotel overlooking a marina - your area is just GORGEOUS!

Oct 30, 2013 12:44 PM #15
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Debbie you ar so right I only leave to go to client & office meetings as well as listing and showing of Properties:)))

Alexandra you do not have it so bad either I have been to Santa Barbara a few times:)))

Laura that is my point:)))

Michelle it is interesting how sellers respond to this questions:))

Oct 30, 2013 03:49 PM #16
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Barbara Jo thank you for your support:)

DeeDee Diane is the same way, she would not have it any other way:))

Elva you are so right!!

Liz you Inspired me to share!!! Thank you for the idea!, Endre

Oct 30, 2013 03:51 PM #17
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Wayne it is not so bad:))

Debe, why did you not call? I could have walked there...where did you stay? Endre

Oct 30, 2013 03:52 PM #18
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Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
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Endre, it was nice seeing this glimpse into your private life. I love living in a resort style area as well, although my resort area is much more rustic (ski country) and does not have numerous pools, meandering streams and waterfalls in the development.  I do have the real thing close by though - several tall waterfalls between a short walk and a ten mile drive and its not too shabby having the ski trail 200 feet away :)

I know you love being so close to the ocean and it is so nice that you can enjoy that.

It is great working from home and I am sure that the kitties enjoy having you there most of the time (except when they want to watch their favorite tv show and you have the remote :)).  I hope the cats enjoyed the World Series

Oct 31, 2013 07:04 AM #19
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Endre, We were honestly exhausted from traveling and I did not even think about it until it was too late!  I would have loved to have met you.  The place we stayed was the Jamaica Bay Inn.  It was fabulous and the service there was amazing - gorgeous views and a great restaurant there as well.

Oct 31, 2013 01:41 PM #20
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Lisa you are so kind yes the kitties loved the World Series:))) I was nervous when they were not watching clearly I fel that was a bad omen:))

Oct 31, 2013 03:31 PM #21
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Debe you are not going to believe this but here is my post about our Anniversary:))  http://actvra.in/45c5

the chef is well known She started at the Watergrill downtown Los Angeles and then she moved to Santa Monica to revitalize the "Lobster" and then she came here after the first one did not work out.... When Jeff D #1 in CA for AR came I met him and recommended  another Restaurant, also superb...they have a better Wine List than the VU... anyway shame on you:))) next time give me heads up it is literally walking distance from where we live:))

Oct 31, 2013 03:38 PM #22
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OH, Endre, I'll definitely give you a heads-up next time!  So sorry we missed you guys!

Oct 31, 2013 11:54 PM #23
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John G. Johnston
John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC - Westcliffe, CO
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Endre  I have always asked sellers what would they have changed about their home.  I will start asking what the love about it too.  Thanks for sharing

Nov 01, 2013 10:56 AM #24
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Debe now you have another excuse to visit Marina Del Rey, CA:)))

John thank you for your input I love how we all learn from each other, Endre

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