14809 Leadwell St, Van Nuys, CA 91405 SOLD!!!!

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 01238708

There are some transactions that mean more than others. It is so wonderful when you have  sellers and their agents who appreciate Veterans and Wounded Veterans who served our country and got injured in the process of protecting our freedom.


Since I live and work in a high priced market virtually most places are out of reach for Veterans due to the entry level price point. Now it is even harder, because the VA standards are much higher for an appraisal than a normal appraisal. So with that said, we have submitted so many offers and we would miss out because the "good ones" would be outbid so much higher and without contingencies or minimal contingencies that we did not have a chance.

As a Veteran and a Realtor I understand this, never the less it bothers me. So when my client came to me I said to him it will not be easy but have patience and faith and we will find the home for you. As you can immagine we missed out on many.

Then an inter company email blast came around, "...Not in the MLS..." we immediately jumped on it. When the opportunity came to see it we were thrilled. The Listing Agent and the Seller liked my client and would not put the home on the Open Market. They  could have made an easy $20-$30,000.00 more but they wanted to give back to this Wounded Veteran.


The home inspection, the VA appraisal and all the drama, repairs and other things I do not want to bore you with, including a VA re-inspection appraisal, we managed to close.

I love the exited look, as well as the appreciation, words can not express it. Thank you to all for making this work. Of course Congratulations to my BUYER!!!!! He is looking forward to personalize it and make it his home.

If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, 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 contact me at 310.486.1002 (m) or 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 commission to local animal rescue organizations.



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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Super news, Endre Barath, Jr. ! Once again, your assistant helped out and wagged his tail when you found the right home for your buyers.

Jun 19, 2017 05:01 AM #3
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Congratulations on making the dream come true for this vet, Endre.  I'm glad that it all worked out in the end.

Jun 19, 2017 05:14 AM #4
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Bravo for your work on getting this Veteran a perfect home.  All the trials and tribulations you went through worked out for all.  A

Jun 19, 2017 07:17 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Endre -- a great success story.  Let's hear it for pocket listings ,people who care and patience...lots and lots of patience.    

Jun 19, 2017 07:54 AM #6
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I always find it very personally rewarding to help a VA buyer because I know how poorly they are treated when it comes to buying real estate in Sacramento (and elsewhere) and it breaks my heart.

Jun 19, 2017 08:25 AM #7
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Congrats to your buyers and excellent job helping them find a home and kudos to those sellers for their respect and honor of a vet over additional money they could have made. That is a great sale all around. -Kasey

Jun 19, 2017 10:44 AM #8
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Endre, what a great outcome, your Veteran client was lucky to have you as his REALTOR®. Congratulations to you and your buyer client on the sale.

Jun 19, 2017 11:45 AM #9
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Endre - Kudos to everyone involved with that transaction - a difficult situation leads to a happy conclusion way too seldom in our business, but as you prove, it's possible with patience and determination.

Jun 19, 2017 12:50 PM #10
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Endre congratulations on the sale.  You are having a good month, and there is more than a week still to go.

Jun 19, 2017 03:30 PM #11
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Blessing on the seller for being willing to work with the wounded vet and help him get a home. In our market it is easy to sell homes on VA and most sellers pay a good part of the closing costs.

Jun 19, 2017 08:38 PM #12
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Anyone who is in this business because "it's all about the money"....is missing the very best reasons...and you found the best one.

Jun 19, 2017 11:41 PM #13
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

It's times like this that affirm the reason why you are in this business. God bless you and all Vets!


Jun 20, 2017 11:07 AM #14
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Endre

Congratulations to your buyer on the new home. What a thrill that must be for him, thanks to all your hard work!


Jun 20, 2017 10:23 PM #15
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, what a wonderful story, Endre! Your buyer is so lucky to have been working with you through all of the twists & turns. Congratulations to you and your clients!

Jun 21, 2017 04:53 AM #16
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Endre, 

What a fabulous seller!  This story just tugged at my heart strings.  Most sellers and agents don't want to deal with VA loans because the requirements and obligations are much to strict. I have a deep respect for this seller to give back to your buyer.  BTW - I noticed the white picket fence right off the bat! Maybe that was an omen!

Jun 22, 2017 07:54 AM #17
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Endre - congratulations on your wonderful work and taking care of veterans.

Jun 23, 2017 09:31 AM #18
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Good Afternoon, Endre!!  You must be having a busy week...LOL

Hope you're getting a break this weekend!

Jun 24, 2017 11:02 AM #19
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Great story.  Thanks to a kind seller and a patient buyer, it all came together for a win-win situation. Congrats to everyone involved.

Jun 24, 2017 11:09 AM #20
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I'm glad this sale worked for everyone involved, especially the veteran. Congrats on jumping on the opportunity when it presented itself.

Jun 25, 2017 08:49 AM #21
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Congrats Endre and it is so satisfying making it happen for our wounded veterans. I know in your high priced market it doesn't come easy.

Jun 25, 2017 07:09 PM #22
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