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When in doubt disclose; honesty is the best policy

Over the course of nearly thirty years of selling real estate in LA County, I have come across a variety of clientele. Most of my clients are lovely, and many have joined my circle of friends. When it comes to real estate disclosures home selle...

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Senior Planning a Move

Senior Planning a Move Dear Phyllis, My mother has begun to discuss selling her home and moving into a senior’s apartment complex. While I think this is a good idea, I think it is too soon for her to give up her home. But I do concu...

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Planning ahead

Planning ahead Dear Phyllis, We have lived in our home for thirty years. Over the last several years, we have spent almost $15,000 on the outside. We have a new driveway, fresh paint and new drought tolerant landscaping. Five years ag...

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Pricing to sell

Pricing to sell Dear Phyllis, Before listing my home I met with two Realtors®. The first told me to price my home at $1,295,000 and expect to sell over the asking price. But he really couldn’t pinpoint how much higher, which made m...

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Keeping up with Termites

Keeping up with Termites Dear Phyllis, I am a widow and have owned my home for more than twenty years. Last year, my gardener cut down a couple of trees and we stacked the firewood in my driveway. My son-in-law was recently visiting a...

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liquidating an estate, trustee

Liquidating an Estate: Alhambra fixer closed

Our Alhambra fixer closed! And this is how it happened: I sold a San Gabriel fixer for a trustee several years ago. And she recently referred me to her co-worker who was the trustee of her father’s estate. Often the trustee is overwhelmed wi...

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Keeping an open house secure

Keeping an open house secure In several months I am going to sell my home. The Realtor® I hired wants to have an open house. I know this is common but I am concerned about security. What kind of people should I expect to come during an op...

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Home Selling Action Plan

Home Selling Action Plan Dear Phyllis, I look forward to your real estate advice and now find myself seeking your counsel. My mother had a stroke and is slowly recovering. She has lived in her home for forty years and there is a lot of ...

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