MarketWATCH Porter Ranch: 3/19/16

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Real Estate Agent Cal BRE# 00923192
I'd like to share a story with you.
 
This week, a friend, who is very computer-savvy, had a computer issue.  She put a video of "the red screen of death" on facebook. What I found interesting was all of the comments. Everyone has some working knowledge (as end-users) of computers, right? Especially if they're on facebook. The armchair experts weighed in, with everything from "it's a virus", "you upgraded to Windows 10 too soon", and the inevitable, "this never happens with a Mac".
 
Come to find out, it was a failed hard drive. Nobody suggested this option. The way she found out was calling the manufacturer, who asked a sequence of questions that led directly to this diagnosis, AND the solution. Happily for her, the new drive will arrive in a couple of days, and she'll be able to install and get rolling again with only a few days' inconvenience.

Why did I share this with you?  Because, just as most of us have experience with computers, most of us have experience with homes. This opens the door (pun intended) to many armchair experts in real estate.  As in the case above, sometimes there are oversights when we rely on those who haven't studied real estate as a profession.
 
I'm certainly not implying that this is you. However, you may be surrounded by such experts: parents, cousins, friends & colleagues who may have bought a home or two.  What I'd like to suggest is that you gather information... not only from these experiences, because they are valid, but ALSO from someone who studies the market, from an economic and professional standpoint, someone who has studied the business of negotiation, who has studied the laws, and has a working knowledge of the value of properties in this market.
 
So as you're looking for your next home in Porter Ranch, I'd love for you to ask me questions.  I've lived here and worked in real estate here for over 20 years. I take my profession quite seriously. It's my passion to ensure that you buy the absolute best property for your circumstances at this time - whether it be for you to live in or as an investment for the future.  As you approach this spring market you're going to be seeing more and more interesting properties, as soon as you're ready to take the next step, I'd love to be your resource, your personal guru, and all you have to do is tell me you're ready, and I'll take if from there.
 
Now let's take a look at what's going on this week...

There were 18 new listings this week in Porter Ranch. They range in price from $499,000 -$1,149,000; size 1298sf - 4018sf; age from 1960 - 2016.

 

 

 

Check out all the new listings this week in Porter Ranch – CLICK HERE

 
Are you ready?  You can simply reply to this email or give me a call at (818) 621-9897.
 
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
 


Anne-Marie Stone
Pinnacle Estate Properties

Cal BRE# 00923192

Comments (1)

Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR

Anne-Marie Stone Thank you for sharing this information.  It is most informative for prospective buyers, sellers, and the public at large!

Mar 19, 2016 11:44 PM