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Lockboxes and the CBS (Call before showing code) 1

Lockboxes and the CBS (Call before showing code)

Frequently home sellers don’t want a lockbox at their home. They may prefer that their home be shown during open houses or by appointment. Each home seller has unique needs which should be addressed by their Realtor®. Certainly the lock...

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The Pitfalls of Seller Financing 1

The Pitfalls of Seller Financing

Seller financing is also referred to as a seller carry back. Likely due to my banking background I believe there are many pitfalls to seller financing. As interest rates are cyclical, the benefits of seller financing increase when rates are ...

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Harb and Co. Real Estate Wrap Up

Fall home selling

Most everyone wants to put their home on the market in the spring. But sometimes life gets in the way; we get busy over summer and find ourselves smack in the middle of fall home selling. But fall can still be a good time to sell.  We continu...

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Dumbing Down The Real Estate Industry 3

Dumbing Down The Real Estate Industry

Since I started selling real estate, I have noticed that the powers that be are dumbing down the real estate industry. When I began selling real estate, the Real Estate Purchase Agreement (RPA) had a provision that when a certain box was check...

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Just Sold: Pasadena Traditional 1

The Importance of Your Home’s Online Presence

What should Los Angeles home sellers demand from a real estate agent as far as their home’s online presence? Nearly every morning when I check the multiple listing service  (MLS) for new listings I stumble across a photo or two that just m...

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Are lockboxes out of style? 2

Are lockboxes out of style?

Not too long ago, most homes priced under $750,000 offered lockbox access.  While showing homes in Pasadena, I am coming across more and more that are shown by appointment only. Why this new trend, are lockboxes out of style? Lockboxes have e...

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