As we enter December 2021,this Beverly Hills Realtor is reflecting...

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 01238708

As we enter the final month of 2021, I reflect on the results of this year’s past efforts and make my plan for next year. I’m fairly certain we all do this every December, realtors or not.

I conclude that for me personally the year was a successful one. To improve or repeat these results, I need to have a “new perspective” on the same things I have been doing to see more opportunities that surround me. From a realtor perspective, there have been times when I’ve walked by a house and noticed that something looked different - the grass was unkempt and looked as if it could have used a good watering. Clearly this could present an opportunity for a listing and offering help to someone in need. Sure enough, the next thing I knew there was a For Sale Sign on the property and it wasn’t mine.

Despite ‘doom and gloom’ headlines on various news platforms, I see developers continuing to build condominium and apartment buildings with more green space and open areas all over Los Angeles. Clearly, they remain focused on the long-term objectives they set out to achieve. After all, people will always need somewhere to live.

I get the sense that these savvy developers are confident that things will return to normal, even a new normal, within the next couple years. They have what I call “short term memory”, not living in the past and not afraid of the future unlike some of my potential buyers who ask, “is this a good time to buy or should I wait?” Perhaps I should give them the example of these savvy developers.

There seems to be a sense and expectation of recovery and growth. Currently I am in escrow on two properties and have another three listings on which it looks as if buyers are about to start negotiating. I would love to close on them by year end, nevertheless if we don’t, it will be a great start for 2022!

In conclusion, do not be hesitant because of what you read in the news; instead, buy or sell because of your own personal situation. I find that the media cares more about getting your attention over anything else. Wishing all of you a strong finish for 2021 and health and happiness over the next few weeks, with friends and family.


Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, 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 visit one of my websites at I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations. Endre Barath, Jr. Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties DRE#01238708

Comments (21)

Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Congratulations on a great 2021, Endre.  I totally agree with your conclusion. I'm into self-fulfilling prophecies, not buying into the doom and gloom of the attention-seeking media.  Onward...

Dec 05, 2021 03:51 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Endre - there will always be those who tout doom and gloom.  Meanwhile there are others who are looking forward to a better life.   

Dec 05, 2021 04:28 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I think reflecting back on the year that was is a nice thing to do and you certainly have had a great year so far!  I tend not to look back all that often, but I do remember the good times and bad.

Dec 05, 2021 04:49 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Endre - I have not paid much attention to the media lately so I didn't know I was supposed to be gloomy.  And that is a good thing!

Dec 05, 2021 04:59 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Endre... I second this comment and that is advice I give my own clients all the time: I find that the media cares more about getting your attention over anything else.

Dec 05, 2021 05:11 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

Endre, congratulations on  great year.  I agree we do look back, but then focus on the next year.  Thank you again for the post.  Enjoy today, as you know a new week starts tomorrow.  Rest up and be ready. bill

Dec 05, 2021 05:25 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

The media may tell a different story, but we know, being in the Real Estate business, that homes and condos are selling. In Los Angeles Endre Barath Jr is the Top Agent to call and work with!

Dec 05, 2021 05:38 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Endre. We hear 'gloom and doom" reports in the news about Californis real estate. Then comes blogs by Jeff Dowler, CRS, John Pusa and yourself and we finally get the facts! Onward and upward for you in 2022! Enjoy your day. 

Dec 05, 2021 05:46 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Endre Barath, Jr., congratulations to you, it was a stellar year, wishing you even more in 2022. I wish people wouldn't listen to the media but they do, thankfully, people are catching on to their lies. 

Dec 05, 2021 06:22 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


The media has nothing to do with reality, they scour the planet to scare us and sell us stuff we do not need.  One has to follow their own inner voice.  A

Dec 05, 2021 06:40 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Endrem I know I am having a hard time right now writing my Christmas letter to all my family memebers back each this year but reading your blog help be today a little.


Dec 05, 2021 08:36 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Endre Barath, Jr. the first photo of the See's building reminds me of the $$$$ I just spent in my local store. $25.25 for a one-pound box of candy.  Bulk prices are higher. 

It is worth the price. I like See's chocolate yet I rarely eat it. I believe it is a nice gift to give. I have yet to hear someone say they don't like See's Candy.

December is a time for reflection, giving, and spreading joy. 

Cheers to your continued success and happiness in 2022 and beyond! 

Dec 05, 2021 08:49 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Good morning Endre Barath, Jr. congratulations for successful 2021, and continued success in 2022. It is always beneficial to have a positive opinion.

Dec 05, 2021 09:44 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Endre Barath, Jr. I agree it is always a good time to buy and sell . Stop listening to everyone else and follow your heart - Happy Holidays 

Dec 05, 2021 11:34 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Endre you've got the magic touch and have for a long time.  You're quick to figure things out and see what others don't see. And best of all you don't buy into any BS!  I really like that about you.  Congrats on being a TOP AGENT in LA.  Of course you are!!!

Dec 05, 2021 03:52 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Endre you are going into 2022 with the right attitude, and I am sure 2022 holds good things for you and Diane.

By the way, the first picture is my favorite candy, especially their milk chocolate Bordeaux's.  They finally made their way out to the East Coast, so my wife and I make sure we get them for the holidays.

Dec 05, 2021 04:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Endre- I'm sorry but my eyes got stuck on See's Candies.   When my cousins moved to CA to attend USC, they would always send boxes of the candy to us because we could not get it in Texas. 

Dec 05, 2021 06:56 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Great job on having a very powerful and productive year my friend

Dec 07, 2021 03:30 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

See's kitchens are located at its headquarters and maintained at its original factory in Los Angeles, where there are also retail shops. But the headquarters is now in South SF.

Dec 08, 2021 02:22 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I ALMOST couldn't get past the See's photo, Endre - you know that's my weakness! LOL

Seriously, you've had a stellar year despite the doom & gloom we are fed daily in the media and kudos to you for not allowing their message to stop you. Tweaking your search for opportunities in 2022 is going to bring you a year better than this one, I'm confident!

Dec 13, 2021 05:27 AM