Palos Verdes Luxury Homes Snapshot May 2020

By | May 11th, 2020|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes Report, Palos Verdes most expensive homes, Palos Verdes Ocean Front Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent, Rolling Hills Horse Property, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, selling your palos verdes luxury home, Seniors Selling Primary Residence, Top Palos Verdes Listing 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.   The Palos Verdes luxury home market moved from a neutral market to a market favoring buyers. As of May 1, [...]

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 Luxury Home Market Snapshot April 2020

By | April 8th, 2020|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes Report, Palos Verdes most expensive 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, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

Time to sit this one out, or move forward with selling or buying?     Before the Age of the Coronavirus, the Palos Verdes luxury home market was in the midst of an increased demand that nearly doubled the number of high-end residences in escrow. This reduction in inventory tipped the Little Yellow Dot reflecting the luxury segment of the local real estate market toward a seller's market. There are 52 Palos Verdes luxury homes for sale. Thirteen PV luxury residences are in escrow with accepted offers, and 14 Palos Verdes luxury properties have sold year-to-date. Is it still possible to sell a luxury home given the state of the world? Yes, thanks to the evolution of moving real estate marketing and transactions online, there is very little face-to-face interaction between agents and clients. Open houses and face-to-face showings may be a thing of the past. However, online [...]

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 [...]

Rolling Hills Estates and PVP Real Estate Snapshot Feb 2020

By | February 19th, 2020|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Gated Estates and Homes, Palos Verdes Horse property, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rolling Hills Estates Report, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, selling your palos verdes luxury home, Seniors Selling Primary Residence, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

Horses on the Hill   The Spring Market has yet to arrive, but Rolling Hills Estates and the unincorporated areas of the Palos Verdes Peninsula (PVP) are already in a hot seller's market. There are 14 Rolling Hills Estates and PVP single-family properties for sale. Nine RHE and PVP homes are in escrow with accepted offers, and five Rolling Hills Estates and PVP single-family homes sold during January 2020. Low inventory and continued demand are the forces keeping RHE in a seller's market.   More Palos Verdes Real Estate Snapshots for February 2020:   The Palos Verdes seller's market remains vibrant, with only the luxury segment favoring buyers. How much longer will the seller's market last? Only time will tell, but the usual cycle is around ten years, and by my calculations, the birth of this seller's market began in 2012 as the market rallied from the depths [...]

Rancho Palos Verdes Real Estate Snapshot February 2020

By | February 17th, 2020|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, 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, Rancho Palos Verdes Real Estate Report, Seller Tips, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, selling your palos verdes luxury home, Seniors Selling Primary Residence, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

Rancho Palos Verdes Luxury Homes   Rancho Palos Verdes edges out Rolling Hills Estates to retain the title of "Hottest Market on the Hill." RPV comes in at 1.5 on my Little Yellow Slider; Rolling Hills Estates registers 1.6 on the same scale. 65 Rancho Palos Verdes single-family homes are listed for sale. 43 RPV houses are in escrow with accepted offers and 27 Rancho PV homes sold during January 2020.   More Palos Verdes Real Estate Snapshots for February 2020: Thinking of selling your Palos Verdes or South Bay property? Contact Norma Toering for your no-obligation value analysis and a free one-hour consultation on how to achieve top dollar for your property. You may reach Norma at 310.493.8333 or Norma@CharlemagneProperties.com. You may also send your questions or requests by filling out the contact form below.   Selling Palos Verdes Properties Since 1992 Norma Toering, Broker/Owner 310.493.8333 [...]

Palos Verdes Estates Real Estate Snapshot February 2020

By | February 13th, 2020|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal Homes, Palos Verdes Estates Report, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Ocean Front Homes, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, selling your palos verdes luxury home, Seniors Selling Primary Residence, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

There are 42 Palos Verdes Estates single-family homes listed for sale. 12 PVE residences are in escrow with accepted offers and seven single-family properties sold during January 2020. The Palos Verdes Estates real estate market remains stable but with a slow movement away from a seller's market and closer to a neutral market favoring neither the seller nor the buyer. It will be worth watching the effect of the spring market on both inventory and sales.   More Palos Verdes Real Estate Snapshots for February 2020:   If you would like more information about a neighborhood of interest, or to find out the current market value of your property, contact Norma Toering at 310.493.8333 or email Norma@CharlemagneProperties.com. You may also submit the below form with your question or request. Selling Palos Verdes Properties Since 1992 Norma Toering, Broker/Owner 310.493.8333