The Tale of a Sale

By | March 8th, 2018|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Listings, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, selling your palos verdes luxury home, Seniors Selling Primary Residence|

It may not take a village to orchestrate a successful real estate sale, but it certainly requires a team. I recently sold a home in the Lunada Bay area of Palos Verdes Estates, California. It was my sign in the front yard, but the backstory reflects a much different view. The Seller plays a lead role in every sale. First, they must decide the time is right for them to sell a property. Next, they engage a real estate professional to guide them through the steps of selling, including pre-listing preparation, deciding whether to stage or not to stage the property, and establishing a marketing plan that begins with professional photos. After generating and negotiating offers, an escrow and title company are engaged to help close the sale. Termite Reports, City Reports, Home Inspection Reports and at least 60, yes, up to 60 other items must be checked off the list [...]

What Is the Value of a Top Agent?

By | January 19th, 2018|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Listings, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Gated Communities, Palos Verdes Homes with view|

  Palos Verdes Real Estate One Minute Update January 2018 #palosverdeshomes #realestate #normatoering #brokerlife #charlemagneinternationalproperties A post shared by Norma Toering l Real Estate (@normatoering) on Jan 9, 2018 at 11:10am PST As we begin 2018, my thoughts are turning to how I can better serve my clients this year. Over the years it has become apparent, there are a plethora of ways an agent can enhance their clients' well-being in financial matters as well as from an emotional point of view. Let's face it, selling a house is stressful even under the best of circumstances. Preparing a property to go on the market can take weeks of planning and work if not months. There are so many decisions to make--should you paint, replace the carpet, refinished the wood floors or even delve into remodeling the kitchen and a bath or two. The exterior landscaping must be assessed. The local real estate [...]

Want to Play the Palos Verdes Real Estate Pricing Game?

By | October 27th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Listings, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Ocean Front Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents|

  Palos Verdes One Minute Real Estate Market Report for November 2017.🏠🍂#realestate #charlemagneinternationalproperties #normatoeringrealestatebroker A post shared by Norma Toering l Real Estate (@normatoering) on Nov 7, 2017 at 10:13am PST It's Friday, and I'm in the mood to have a little fun with my real estate blog writing exercise. As I pondered what luxury real estate topic to tackle today, I decided it would be fun to review the most expensive listings for sale on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Since I needed to narrow the field, I selected $9,000,000 as the low end starting price range. That search yielded eight Palos Verdes properties, six in Palos Verdes Estates and two in Rolling Hills. Location matters, and it's established Palos Verdes Estates is the frontrunner with Rolling Hills a distant second.  Now to move on to how price and value match up on Palos Verdes' priciest listings.  I like to [...]

Palos Verdes Homes Market Report July 2017

By | July 7th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Listings, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Gated Communities, Palos Verdes Homes with view, Seller Tips, Seniors Selling Primary Residence, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

"The Hill" Who needs fireworks when there are views like this one? I hope everyone enjoyed the 4th of July holiday. We have reached the midway point of 2017, and although the single family home real estate market in Palos Verdes remains a strong sellers' market, the luxury home market experienced a cooling trend during the second quarter of 2017. The luxury market of homes priced at $3,000,000 and up slide into a strong buyers' market. There are 227 single family homes for sale in Palos Verdes.  109 Palos Verdes homes are in escrow with accepted offers.  343 Palos Verdes single family homes have sold Y-T-D.  Inventory is showing a slight increase and demand remains high keeping the overall single-family home market in a sellers' market. Rancho Palos Verdes remodeled and expanded home for sale--$2,695,000. Represented by Charlemagne Int'l Properties. Call 310.493.8333 for details.   Caught me [...]

Palos Verdes Luxury Homes Market Report June 2017

By | June 12th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Listings, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes|

The Palos Verdes luxury homes real estate statistics show it is moving toward a market favoring buyers.  For sellers, this means your luxury residence will face stiffer competition and must stand head and shoulders above the crowded Palos Verdes luxury home real estate market. Palos Verdes luxury homes will continue to sell, but those offering the best value will be skimmed off the top of the rather long list of  65 luxury homes for sale, so make sure your home is perceived as crème de la crème.  The price should reflect the location, condition, view and perhaps even the seller's motivation level.  Today's buyers are savvy and informed. Yes, they want a new home, but they also want outstanding value. There are currently nine Palos Verdes luxury homes in escrow with accepted offers.  21 Palos Verdes luxury homes priced over $3,000,000 sold year-to-date.  It's easy to see at the absorption rate [...]

Palos Verdes Luxury Home Market Report May 2017

By | May 5th, 2017|Listings, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Gated Communities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes|

New Construction Luxury Homes in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA One of my clients has a Palos Verdes luxury home in escrow.  He is one of the fortunate, as there are 66 Palos Verdes luxury homes currently for sale.  Eleven Palos Verdes high-end homes are in escrow with accepted offers, and 15 Palos Verdes homes priced over $3MM have sold year-to-date on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The Palos Verdes luxury home market remains in a neutral market favoring neither the seller nor the buyer. Gated Luxury View Bluff-Front Residence Currently For Sale in Palos Verdes Estates The breakdown of 2017 Palos Verdes luxury home sales as of May 2017 by the city: Palos Verdes Estates:  12 Rolling Hills:  2 Rancho Palos Verdes: 1 Rolling Hills Estates and the unincorporated areas of the Palos Verdes Peninsula:  0 2017 appears to be Palos Verdes Estates' year to dominate luxury [...]

Palos Verdes Luxury Homes Market Report April 2017

By | April 3rd, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Homes with Pools, Listings, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Homes with Pools, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Seller Tips, selling your palos verdes luxury home, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

2129 Thorley Rd., PVE for sale $3,289,000. Call Norma for more details. There are currently 57 Palos Verdes luxury homes priced at or above $3MM for sale on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The most expensive home currently for sale in the city/area is below: Palos Verdes Estates:  $26,680,000 Rolling Hills:  $48MM Rancho Palos Verdes:  $10MM Palos Verdes Peninsula (the unincorporated areas):  $3,480,000 Rolling Hills Estates:  No homes priced over $3MM are currently for sale 2129 Thorley Rd., Palos Verdes Estates. Call Norma for more info.   Ten Palos Verdes luxury homes are currently in escrow with accepted offers. Ten luxury residences sold in Palos Verdes year-to-date. Lower Lunada Bay home for sale. Call Norma Toering for more info. 310.493.8333   For more information regarding buying or selling a luxury home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula contact Norma@CharlemagneProperties.com or call 310.493.8333.

2129 Thorley Rd. Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274–Coastal Luxury Home For Sale

By | March 30th, 2017|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Listings, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

The most used word to describe 2129 Thorley Road by agents and prospective buyers is Beautiful! And I agree. The four-bedroom, six-bath home plus pool/guest house was remodeled top-to-bottom. The owner enlisted an architect, interior designer and a top-notch construction crew to accomplish the task of turning a tired Lower Lunada Bay home into a 21st-century showpiece. The owner said his goal was to make the Lunada Bay neighborhood even more beautiful than it already is.  Mission accomplished. 2nd-Floor Family Room Guest/Pool House The bathrooms are beautiful--all six of them! Ensuite bath in first-floor bedroom Master Bathroom 1st-Floor Powder Room To view the entire property call Norma Toering at 310.493.8333 to schedule a private showing, or attend the open house Sunday, April 9, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.  $3,189,000.

2029 Elanita Dr, San Pedro, CA 90732

By | December 6th, 2016|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Income Property Listings, Listings|

One of my investor clients is selling this three-bedroom, two bath home in the Vista del Oro neighborhood of San Pedro, CA. The current owner remodeled the kitchen and in the process removed walls to give the house an open floor plan.  What a difference a remodel makes!     The living room flows effortlessly into the dining kitchen area and there's a separate family room that could be used for a home office.  There are hardwood floors, an abundance of natural light and a fireplace. There's a peek-a-boo view of the ocean and harbor from the house; the view is panoramic from the upper undeveloped pad of the backyard.   The house is 1610 sq. ft. and the lot is 6,752 sq. ft. with a front yard, and a large patio in the back plus a flat upper pad.Offered at $719,000 by Charlemagne Int'l Properties   Contact Norma Toering at [...]

Lunada Bay Lease–2321 Chelsea Road, Palos Verdes Estates

By | October 2nd, 2016|Listings|

Currently available for $5600 per month, this Lower Lunada Bay one-level home is a must see if you're searching for a home to lease in one of Palos Verdes Estates' most sought after neighborhoods. Call Norma Toering to schedule a showing today!  310.493.8333 or email me at Norma@CharlemagneProperties.com.