Important Tip For Buyers When Visiting Open Houses

Today it’s not uncommon for buyers to wander into open houses unaccompanied by their agent.  Sometimes it’s just easier to view a house when it’s open and I totally understand that.  But remember that the listing agent is paying close attention to what you say.

This is important especially if you are interested in the property and you end up in a multiple offer situation.  When I present multiple offers to my seller, we are going to take several things into consideration when making our decision.  So when your agent sends over your offer with that cute letter that has your photo on it…..you get where I am going with this right?

If you are house hunting and you stumble into a home that you like, mind your manners, its just common courtesy.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..

The holiday season wouldn’t be the same without people asking me if this is a bad time of year to sell.  My answer is always the same, it’s a great time to sell!  Buyers that are house hunting at this time of year are serious and sellers that list their homes at this time of year are serious too!

Last week I closed escrow on this amazing condo in Hollywood.  It went into escrow after just 2 weeks on the market!

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Yesterday, I closed escrow on this beautiful home.  I had multiple offers in less than 1 week on the market!

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Last week I listed this amazing Adams Hill home and I already have multiple offers!

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If you would like to have a Holly Jolly Christmas, call me today!

 

 

 

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Cops For Kids

The Glendale Police Officer’s Association is holding a Poker Tournament this Saturday at the Glendale Elk’s Lodge from 5:00-10:00 PM.  Proceeds will benefit Cops For Kids.  Stop in a have some fun and support a good cause!

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Decorating/Staging Tip

I just had my new listing in Adams Hill staged last week.  In the dining room there was a large window that looks out on to a concrete wall.  There were no window treatments on the window.  The stager suggested that I go to Ikea and purchase a rod and several sets of panels.  The panels that she suggested are a mosquito netting type of fabric.  I have to admit, I was somewhat skeptical but when she told me that each set of panels were less than $4 I figured I couldn’t go wrong.

Here is the final result.  The entire window treatment cost less that $35.  The great thing about the panels is that they come in a very long length and they don’t need to be hemmed, they simply need to be cut and left to drape slightly at the floor.  Each package comes with 2 panels.  I had several compliments on the window treatment at my open house.

Oh and by the way, I have multiple offers on this property!

 

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Eko-Luxury In Glendale

This is the former home of a high school classmate of mine.  An investor purchased it and turned it into an Eko-Luxury home, but would you pay $899,900 to live on the corner of Concord and Patterson in Glendale?

The home is a 3 bedroom 2 bath home with 1,860 square feet of living space on a 5,658 square foot lot.  The home has been completely renovated and is about as Eko Friendly as a home could ever be.  I have to admit it looks lovely from the photo’s.  I actually met the investor at one of my listings and he referred to his flips as “homes of the future”.  I liked his concept!

I will keep you posted on this one!

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Fall Is Here

Fall is here, the holidays are just around the corner.  Does that mean that this is a bad time to sell?  NO!  As I like to say,  “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”.  Why you might ask?  Because buyers who are out looking at this time of year are serious buyers who want to purchase a home before the year is over.

If you are thinking of making a move, don’t let the holidays get in the way of your plans.  Call me today and let’s get started!

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Who knew!

In 2001 I sold this home for $459,000.  This week it hit the market for $1,099,000.  Word on the street (I live on this street) is that there are already multiple offers and it is expected to sell for over asking, WOW!

The house is unassuming from the curb, even I was surprised at what the current owners have done with the house.  Over all it is a lovely home and being a property owner on the same street I will be delighted if it sells for over asking!

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#1 Complaint sellers have about their Realtors

The #1 complaint that sellers have about their Realtors is that they never hear from them!  Can you imagine interviewing agents and taking the time to carefully select one, all to find out that the one you selected went M.I.A on you?

Have you ever wanted to speak with your doctor on the phone when you are sick?  You know the drill, you call the office and speak with a receptionist who tells you that she will have the nurse call you back.  When the nurse calls you back several hours later, she tells you that she will speak with the doctor.  Later the nurse calls you back with more questions or, by the time she calls, you have another question for her.  You never end up speaking with your doctor, it’s so frustrating!

Here’s how it goes in the real estate world-top dog agent, the fast talker with all the fancy propaganda talks you into listing with him/her.  You are promised the moon and told they have a skilled team/staff that will always be available to help.  But the skilled staff only works during business hours and they don’t always know the answer to your questions.  If the skilled staff does not know the answer to your question she will call top dog agent and get back to you later.  Do you really want to sit around waiting for that to happen?  Shouldn’t you be entitled to speak directly with your agent when you have a concern?  How about this, shouldn’t those questions or concerns be addressed before you have to ask in the first place?

Yesterday I had an open house.  My seller has already found another property and will be moving soon.  Needless to say she wants to get her place sold fast!  When I was done with the open house, I closed up and picked up my signs.  On my way home I called my seller to give her an update.  She was anxious to hear how things went and had many questions of which I carefully answered.  Was there any reason for me to wait until today to call her?  NO!  Worse yet, how would it have been for an assistant who wasn’t even at the open house to call her?

When it’s time to list your home, don’t gamble with your biggest asset, call me today and find out why the majority of my business comes from the referral of my past clients.

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Are you on Facebook?

Ahhh the dreaded question when you bump into an old classmate that you never really liked, haha!  I welcome that question and often ask that question when it comes to business.  You may actually  want to ask that question too, when you are interviewing Realtors.

Last Sunday I held an open house in the Adams Hill area.  The home has amazing views and the photos are quite enticing.  The first person who walked in was a hold friend from high school.  He and his wife are thinking about selling their home and downsizing.  When they saw the photos and my post on Facebook they decided to come and take a look, and I am so glad they did!

Social Media is a way of life for most people these days.  If your agent isn’t up to date on social media trends then you may want to find one who is.  Today’s buyers are not just waiting for their agent to call and tell them about a new listing.  They are on their smart phones when ever they have time.  Sellers, your first showing will be via the internet!  Be sure your agent knows how to make you stand above the crowd!

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Adams Hill Open House

If you are out and about this Sunday please stop over and visit me at 1449 Marion Drive from 2:00-4:00.  This amazing 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has views that will take your breath away!  $653,000

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