Archive for January, 2016

January Review

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Have you checked our social media pages? Facebook, Twitter, Instagram? See what we have been up to! Here is our January review.  12/29 Hosted our annual client appreciation party, and rented two theaters to see Star Wars. We even got a spread in the Outlook Newspaper! Check it out. 🙂   1/4 Celebrated Molly’s, our Marketing Coordinator, […]

Understanding The Appraisal Process

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

An appraisal is an unbiased estimate of a home’s value. It is similar to a realtor’s comparative market analysis. This evaluates specifics such as year built, bed/bath count, improvements needed etc. For sellers: Wondering how to boost your home’s appraisal value? 1) Curb Appeal – Is there peeling paint, cracks in the driveway, a broken garage door, overgrown […]

What Is A Pocket Listing?

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

A pocket listing is a home not listed on the MLS. This type of sale can be attractive to sellers because it’s private & flexible. No need for open houses or for sale signs, just a buyer. Real Estate agents will take a smaller commission (about 4%), versus 5-6%. The downside is that pocket listings don’t […]

How Realtors Are Using Technology in 2016

Friday, January 15th, 2016

How Realtors Are Using Technology In 2016 Real estate agents have to be skilled in technology to compete in today’s market. Here are 4 ways agents can leverage technology in 2016. 1) Social Media-This may be the most obvious, but real estate agents should use social media to  engage with customers & potential clients, and to […]

Forecloses Vs. Short Sales

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Foreclosures Vs. Short Sales Foreclosures and short-sales can mean big discounts for buyers, but not without complications. So what’s the difference between the two? A foreclosure is when a borrower fails to make payments & is evicted by the lender. Not only must foreclosures be reported on future loan applications, but they can really hurt […]

3961 Paige St, Los Angeles

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Just Listed! 3961 Paige St, Los Angeles! Private Montecito Heights hill-top home with stunning mountain views features three bedrooms, three bathrooms situated on a quiet cul-de-sac behind a long gated driveway.   Welcoming entry leads to spacious den with laminate flooring. Modern kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, stained concrete flooring & inviting breakfast nook.  Living room […]

Preparing For El Nino

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

El Nino is here! Here are a few tips to keep you safe during this rainy season. 1) Beware of mudslides. Because of wildfires that have burned vegetation, heavy rains could bring dangerous mudslides. Click here for fire-stations giving away free sandbags. 2) Check tires! Worn tires are a huge safety risk, so make sure your tires […]