Palos Verdes Real Estate Snapshot May 2020

By | May 7th, 2020|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Homes with view, Palos Verdes Housing Report, Palos Verdes Housing Snapshot, Palos Verdes Market Snapshot, Palos Verdes Ocean Front Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents|

You're not alone if you are curious about the effect the Coronavirus Pandemic is having on the local real estate market. While history will record the complete story, early opinions project the impact on housing will be less severe than the effect on the stock market. Our homes have become our shelters from the storm raging throughout the world. It's where we feel safe, and that emotional value is impossible to quantify with a dollar amount.  Home is where many of us now work, school our children, and care for those we love. The value of "home" encompasses much more than a structure, and the land beneath it. This intangible value of your real estate is impossible to measure, but it plays a vital role when assessing value. Supply and demand are crucial to real estate values. Local Palos Verdes inventory is low. There are only 135 single family homes [...]

To Show Or Not To Show

By | April 22nd, 2020|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, selling your palos verdes luxury home, Seniors Selling Primary Residence, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

Open gates and doors are the new way of welcoming buyers and an effective way to conduct "no-touch" showings.   "Is it advisable to move forward with listing my house this spring, given the pandemic?"  This is a question that can be answered only after weighing the pros and cons with a professional real estate agent/broker and with full knowledge of the required showing procedures. Yes, with the help of virtual tours, professional photographs, and virtual open houses, the marketing of your property is entirely possible. Submitting an offer has been an online process for several years. Home inspections can be viewed and discussed virtually as well. Closing the transactions does not require in-person appearances either. These methods of marketing and selling real estate are not new. I moved the majority of my real estate marketing online over a decade ago. I became a raving fan of DocuSign [...]

Palos Verdes Single Family Homes Market Snapshot April 2020

By | April 6th, 2020|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Gated Communities, Palos Verdes Gated Estates and Homes, Palos Verdes Homes with Pools, Palos Verdes Homes with view, Palos Verdes Market Snapshot, Palos Verdes most expensive homes, Palos Verdes Ocean Front Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rolling Hills Homes, Rolling Hills Horse Property, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, selling your palos verdes luxury home, Seniors Selling Primary Residence, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

Snapshot from a walk through the South Coast Botanic Garden. "Hope Springs Eternal"  Alexander Pope   April will be a crucial month for the local Palos Verdes real estate market. Although real estate agents are deemed essential workers, there are still many sellers and buyers who elect to employ a wait and see attitude when it comes to selling or buying a property. Rest assured, if you decided to move forward with a purchase or a sale, we have stringent guidelines to follow when showing a home. I recently conducted a showing via FaceTime. The prospective buyer was able to ask questions during the home tour and request to revisit rooms and areas of top interest. It was the next best thing to being there in person. As many of you know, I've used narrated walk-through videos for my listings for nearly a decade, so the transition to [...]

Palos Verdes Real Estate Snapshot March 2020

By | March 18th, 2020|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Horse property, Palos Verdes Housing Report, Palos Verdes Housing Snapshot, Palos Verdes Market Snapshot, Palos Verdes Ocean Front Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rancho Palos Verdes Real Estate Report, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, selling your palos verdes luxury home, Seniors Selling Primary Residence|

Dear Readers, Let me acknowledge the world is experiencing events I never expected to see in my lifetime. The stock market is reeling and reacting to the latest news daily. I'm focused on remaining calm and relying on my common sense as I consider the ramifications the coronavirus will have on the real estate market as well as on my clients. Whatever the effect may be, we can take precautions to lessen the likelihood of spreading the virus. It's not a time for business as usual, but a time to make sure we observe the recommended preventive measures. As always, the financial health of my clients is my top concern, and now I can add your physical safety is of equal importance. On the day I pulled statistics for this month's real estate snapshot, there were 142 single-family homes for sale on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Eighty-two single-family residences are [...]

Coronavirus Guidelines for Listings and Showings

By | March 16th, 2020|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Ocean Front Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, selling your palos verdes luxury home, Seniors Selling Primary Residence, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

I'm not one to panic; I am one to plan. I have given some thought to how homeowners and prospective buyers can reduce the likelihood they will encounter or spread the Coronavirus within the real estate business.  Agents must step up and play the role of a catalyst for change in how we approach our day to day work. First, let me assure you I carry individual hand sanitizers in my car and handbag, and I use them. If I am showing your house, I will insist all prospective buyers entering a property wipe their hands at the front door (while I clean the doorknob), or they do not enter. I will ask potential buyers to refrain from opening drawers, closet doors, touching counters, and faucets. This is for your protection and peace of mind as well as theirs. Below are several things we can do to ensure your safety [...]

What Should I Expect From My Real Estate Agent?

By | February 26th, 2020|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Market Snapshot, Palos Verdes Ocean Front Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Seller Tips, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, selling your palos verdes luxury home, Seniors Selling Primary Residence, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

A complete marketing plan involves much more than a sign in the front yard.   Those last century real estate marketing expectations of sticking a sign in the ground, posting a few photos on the Multiple Listing Service, and holding an open house or two, do not suffice in the digital marketing age.  A savvy agent will still make those old school marketing moves for her clients. Also, her marketing repertoire must include a social media blitz, and videos featuring the best assets of a seller's property. The agent should have a website page dedicated to the property, and last but not least, a visible presence on the multitude of real estate sites such as Zillow, Redfin, Realtor.com, and other sites buyers visit when they start their home hunting quest. Likewise, today's smart sellers are inclined to consult real estate sites when they are ready to sell and [...]

Palos Verdes Real Estate Snapshot February 2020

By | February 10th, 2020|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Housing Report, Palos Verdes Housing Snapshot, Palos Verdes Market Snapshot, Palos Verdes most expensive homes, Palos Verdes Ocean Front Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, selling your palos verdes luxury home, Seniors Selling Primary Residence, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

Palos Verdes homeowners will love February's single-family home market report, as it reflects a continuing seller's market. It's not too late to ride the coattails of this long-lasting seller's market. Low inventory, coupled with steady demand from buyers, delivers a seller's market month after month and year after year. There are 137 Palos Verdes single-family homes listed for sale per the Multiple Listing Service. 67 PV homes are in escrow with accepted offers, and 38 Palos Verdes single-family homes sold during January 2020.   More Palos Verdes Real Estate Snapshots for February 2020:   Selling Palos Verdes Properties Since 1992 Norma Toering, Broker/Owner 310.493.8333 For more information about a particular neighborhood or your property contact Norma Toering at 310.493.8333 or email Norma@CharlemagneProperties.com, or simply submit the below form with your question or request.  

Palos Verdes Homes Market Snapshot January 2020

By | January 13th, 2020|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Gated Estates and Homes, Palos Verdes Homes with view, Palos Verdes Housing Report, Palos Verdes Housing Snapshot, Palos Verdes Market Snapshot, Palos Verdes most expensive homes, Palos Verdes Ocean Front Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent|

  Well, hello to a brand new decade! Will it be another "Roaring Twenties" with a rather disastrous ending? Who can say, but we can track the ups and downs of the local real estate market and do our best to time the buys and sales of our lives. It's everyone's goal to buy low and sell high, but life's timing does not always permit a wait for the market attitude. The best time to buy or sell is when it makes sense for you and your family to make a move.   It may be winter, but the Palos Verdes real estate market is still generating plenty of heat as our seller's market moves into 2020. The Big Story of low inventory continues to be the new normal; there are only 121 Palos Verdes single-family homes listed for sale on the entire Palos Verdes Peninsula. 65 PV homes are [...]

Palos Verdes Real Estate Snapshot November 2019

By | November 25th, 2019|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Housing Report, Palos Verdes Housing Snapshot, Palos Verdes Market Snapshot, Palos Verdes Ocean Front Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, Seniors Selling Primary Residence, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

Cloudy weather does not diminish the beauty of the Palos Verdes coastline.   The holiday season is upon us, and let me first express my gratitude for my clients, past and present. Your continued support is deeply appreciated, as previous clients and their referrals generate nearly 100% of my business.  A referral is the highest compliment you can give me, and I humbly thank you.   The bullish stock market has nothing on the optimistic seller's market the Palos Verdes Peninsula has enjoyed for the better part of the decade.   There are 199 single-family homes in Palos Verdes for sale. 100 PV single-family homes are in escrow with accepted offers, and 543 Palos Verdes single-family residences have sold thus far in 2019.   More Palos Verdes Real Estate Snapshots for November 2019:   If you have questions about your Palos Verdes neighborhood, contact Norma Toering at 310.493.8333 [...]

Palos Verdes Real Estate Snapshot October 2019

By | October 9th, 2019|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Housing Report, Palos Verdes Housing Snapshot, Palos Verdes most expensive homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents|

Our Gorgeous Palos Verdes Peninsula   October's single-family inventory remained stable on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, with only a slight increase over September's numbers. Pending sales on the Peninsula experienced a slight increase helping to create a balance between supply and demand.     There are 236 Palos Verdes single-family homes listed for sale. There are 91 homes in escrow with accepted offers, and 490 Palos Verdes single-family homes have sold thus far in 2019.   As we enter the fourth quarter of 2019, the overall PV housing market is maintaining its grasp on a seller's market. However, if we analyze the luxury market for homes over $3,000,000, it reflects a market favoring buyers. The supply of luxury homes far exceeds the demand. The attractive interest rates, coupled with ample inventory signals this may be the time to purchase a Palos Verdes luxury property.   Need help in [...]