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Not all Buyers’ Agents are Created Equal

Not all Buyers’ Agents are Created Equal

I just sold my Burbank listing on Palm; we had ten offers.  As soon as each offer was received, I requested that each Realtor include a note about their buyer and “suggested” that each buyer write a letter to the seller. Of the ten offe...

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Pasadena Real Estate Values 2

La Canada Real Estate Statistics

Each month I crunch the housing numbers and compile the La Canada real estate statistics. Last year (April 2015) 24 La Canada homes sold at an average price per square foot of $739.15 with just 31 days on the market. The average selling price ...

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La Crescenta Real Estate Values 2

Not all Escrows are Smooth Sailing

The escrow process is often extremely complicated and if it weren’t I would be out of business. In this strong home seller’s market, we find ourselves spending more time prepping our listings for sale. Not because it’s necessary but beca...

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Learn why bidding wars are so common

Learn why bidding wars are so common

Multiple offers and bidding wars have become very common in many Los Angeles real estate communities.  Bidding wars are prevalent in neighborhoods such as La Crescenta, La Canada, Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Montrose, Altadena, Burbank and Toluca L...

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Promises, Promises 1

Promises, Promises

I have a client who had an estate sale for a relative's home. Once the Realtor community learned of the sale and the vacant home, she was flooded with mail from local Realtors.  A couple of highlights from her mail: “Because we don’t do ...

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Realtor Downtime 1

Realtor Downtime

Realtors often find themselves in holding patterns: for instance I am waiting for the buyer of 969 Verdugo Circle to obtain loan approval so we can move towards closing, waiting for the seller of 1707 Monterey in South Pasadena to move, waiting...

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Preparing Your Home for Sale 3

Preparing Your Home for Sale

  You have addressed curb appeal;  your gardener has trimmed your trees and bushes, planted flowers and mulched the planting beds.  The front porch is clean and welcoming. Now your aim is to make your home appeal to as many buyers a...

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