Observations about various subjects by a Beverly Hills Realtor....

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Observations about various subjects by a Beverly Hills Realtor: Endre Barath, Jr.

Since Father’s Day is about to close for 2018, I thought I would share some observations. In fairness to disclosure from early childhood on my views and thoughts were always considered more serious than other kids of the same age. My father used to joke and give me nicknames “the Oldman”, “old boy”, and” the dignified one” to name a few. I was always focused and serious until I graduated from High School. Then things changed I became more carefree and the list goes on and on, but that is for another post.


As a Beverly Hills Realtor, I am entrusted with serious responsibilities to my clients. Our property price points go from the low end to the Ultra High End. Keep in mind buyers and seller in all price points are looking for advice It does not matter if the property is listed for south of a million dollar or it is listed north of a hundred million dollars. They expect solid advice that is the most beneficial for their situation as well as wants and needs. This is not just in Beverly Hills, but I can safely say everywhere.


Periodically, I see agents focusing on their commissions first, rather than achieving the interest of their clients. This sadly becomes so transparent when they are giving advice to their clients. Some of the indicators are stress in their voice, or they might get all worked up about simple concerns by the clients. Instead of giving answers they are worried that their commission might be in jeopardy and get defensive.

My advice is take care of the client’s wants and needs and the commission will come. Not only that they become repeat clients and might even give referrals. I will close with a quote from my favorite Philosopher:

“…If someone can prove me wrong and show me my mistake in any thought or action, I shall gladly change….” Marcus Aurelius.


If you are looking for a focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly!

If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! 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 contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.




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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Your philosophy about our business ad how to conduct is it right on target. If you treat clients the way you should, and in accordance with our agency and fiduciary role, the money will follow.


Jun 18, 2018 08:36 PM #27
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James Dray  sounds like your father was a wise man...I find it that in that period of time there were some brilliant people without the formal education...Endre

Jun 18, 2018 09:01 PM #28
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kat Palmiotti  we are on the same page, Endre

Jun 18, 2018 09:02 PM #29
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina Hollander  it is such an easy concept so why are some missing out on this? Endre

Jun 18, 2018 09:03 PM #30
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I've never been one to focus on the money either. I could do so much better financially if I didn't hire everyone who needed a job! LOL

Seriously, I've always believed that if you are a giver, you will never be left wanting. 

Our ethics and integrity are parallel, Endre. It's all about doing the right thing for our clients - in fact, for the universe. Period.

Happy Monday!

Jun 18, 2018 09:56 PM #31
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Endre you are an interesting man! and its true whether you are selling an off grid cabin in the woods or a beautiful Beverly Hills Home the client always comes first and the rest will follow! 

Jun 19, 2018 01:39 AM #32
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Endre Barath, Jr. hi Endre... I think it's because a lot of people enter the profession thinking it's easy money (they come into it for the wrong reasons). And then there are so many who don't succeed at other kinds of work and think this is an easy way to make money.

Jun 19, 2018 03:31 AM #33
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

I'm back to feature your awesome post, this is a must read by all Endre Barath, Jr. 

Jun 19, 2018 05:46 AM #34
Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

Congratulations on a nice post.  Your title caught my eye!  As in most things, come for contribution (take care of your clients) and good things will naturally come.

Jun 19, 2018 07:03 AM #35
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Wilmington, DE
Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS

As the Pennsylvania Dutch say, "It wonders me" that it needs to be said that you should put your clients needs above your own!

Jun 19, 2018 08:29 AM #37
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I learned this lesson a long time ago, Endre. Put the clients needs first, and success (and the money) will follow.

Jun 19, 2018 08:34 AM #38
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, - Your Coastal Bend Home Source

Good blog Endre'.  Treat everyone the same regardless of the size of the property,  Everyone deserves our best service.

Jun 19, 2018 12:37 PM #39
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I love the expression on people's faces when they ask me how many listings I have or how much money I make and I tell them I do not know. That is not my focus. It is also the main reason I am so successful. Odd as that may sound. But you get it, Endre, and it's sad that so many others do not. They just don't believe it. They think it is hooey, but it's not.

Jun 19, 2018 12:45 PM #40
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Endre- what a very feature-worthy post!  Having been on the "client" side, I could sense when an agent looked at me and saw dollar signs. You are the role model that those new to the profession (and perhaps others) should look to. 

Jun 19, 2018 02:17 PM #41
Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

Great post thank you for sharing with us. Congrats on the feature post. Have a blessed day. 

Jun 19, 2018 02:45 PM #42
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have the same philosophy, Endre. Take care of business and the money will come.

Jun 19, 2018 07:07 PM #43
Tim Maitski
Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage - Atlanta, GA
Truth, Excellence and a Good Deal

The biggest rule to follow is "Don't be needy".  When you need a sale you will usually do the wrong thing.

Jun 20, 2018 07:52 AM #44
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experience Agent in Kansas City Metro area

I have had experience with agents who put commission first--it's pretty obvious. What a disservice to their buyers and sellers.  

Jun 20, 2018 05:22 PM #45
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Good morning Endre, I defiitely agree with your advice.... "My advice is take care of the client’s wants and needs and the commission will come."

Jun 21, 2018 04:30 AM #46
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

When it's "all about the money"...no one really ever wins.

Jun 21, 2018 05:07 AM #47
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