Seller Tip: Want Selling Your House To Be a Piece of Cake?

By | August 18th, 2015|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Palos Verdes top real estate agents, Rancho Palos Verdes Listing Agent, Seller Tips, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, selling your palos verdes luxury home, Seniors Selling Primary Residence, South Bay of Los Angeles Homes For Sale, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

This is your house talking to you. We've had some good years together, but the time has come for us to go our separate ways.  You'll be moving on and I'll stay behind. Yes, it's true, you have outgrown me.  Before you walk away, here are a few hints to make our parting filled with more sweet than sorrow: 1.  Garage sale, Goodwill or Simply Give Stuff Away:  I don't want to look like I'm bursting the seams of every room, closet and drawer.  So please help me lighten the load, look sleeker and more spacious by keeping only what fits. Once that excess baggage is gone you'll be surprised at how roomy I can still look. Neutral colors appeal to most buyers. 2.  Cover the Walls (and scuff marks, crayon marks and fingerprints) with a Fresh Coat of Paint:    Paint is to walls as botox is to wrinkles. There's nothing like fresh paint [...]

Cost Versus Worth–10 Reasons an Exceptional Real Estate Agent Is Good For Your Bottom Line

By | August 13th, 2015|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Featured Articles, Los Angeles luxury listing agent, Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Coastal 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, South Bay of Los Angeles Homes For Sale, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

The Home Pat Sold to Me and For Me in St. Petersburg, FL. Real estate commissions loom large in the eyes of most sellers.  I know, I sold six single family homes before I became a real estate agent.  I must admit back in my pre-agent days I questioned the value of paying an agent I rarely saw and seldom communicated with such a large portion of the profit from the sale.  Honestly, I do not even remember the name of five of my past agents.  It was not until I met Pat that I realized what a great agent is worth--not what she costs, but the amount of value she brings to the closing table.   Great agents often work their magic behind the scene but sellers are frequently left out of the loop. Once the listing was signed, the only time the five forgotten agents communicated with me [...]

Seller Tip: To Market, To Market, Your Palos Verdes Home Goes

By | August 11th, 2015|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, 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 Ocean Front Homes, Seller Tips, Selling your Palos Verdes Home, selling your palos verdes luxury home, Seniors Selling Primary Residence, South Bay of Los Angeles Homes For Sale, Top Palos Verdes Listing Agents|

Buyers have many choices so make sure your property stands head and shoulders above the competition. Your property is ready for the FOR SALE sign and the parade of real estate agents with prospective buyers in tow.  You're confident in the selected price after analyzing reams of comparable sales and touring the current neighborhood competition.  No question the price is spot on.   The house never looked better.  The painters, window washers and stagers have worked their magic and you walk through your home with utter amazement wondering if you really want to move, and if you can tolerate strangers roaming through your private abode at all hours of the day. Location and condition always impact value. If you haven't already done so, it is time to move from an owner's frame of mind to a seller's perspective.  It is time to form a marketing partnership with your real estate agent [...]

Open House Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 915 Melissa ST, Torrance

By | July 31st, 2015|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Listings, South Bay of Los Angeles Homes For Sale|

915 Melissa St., Torrance, CA may end your search for a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home in the South Bay of Los Angeles. With a cul-de-sac location and enclosed front courtyard with spacious front lawn, the entry is a welcoming beginning. Step inside the home and you will notice the one-level offers an open floor plan with ample natural light and cross ventilation to capture the afternoon coastal breeze. Crown molding throughout adds a custom touch. Tile floors increase the flow continuity throughout the living, dining, kitchen and hallway.   One of the three bedrooms is currently used as an office,  the master bedroom has an en suite bath, and any child would feel lucky to have a space like this to call their own.   The lot is flat with plenty of room for entertaining and enjoying the outdoor Southern California lifestyle. The large patio is perfect morning coffee, afternoon tea [...]

New Torrance, CA Listing–915 Melissa Street

By | July 30th, 2015|Charlemagne Int'l Properties, Listings, South Bay of Los Angeles Homes For Sale, Uncategorized|

I received one of my favorite type of emails a few days ago--a past client is moving to a new city, and after saying "Yes" to the move her thoughts turned to listing her Torrance home.  It's rewarding to know once again, Josh and I were their top-of-mind real estate agents. Three years ago we sold the property to them and it is their very first home.  They were referred to us by a mutual acquaintance and we spent many months showing them property before they found "The One." They thoroughly enjoyed living in the three bedroom house, but decided the time is right to make their next move. People often contemplate a move for many months before they make the final decision to move.  However, once the decision is made they are anxious to start the process.  My clients want their home on the market in time for a [...]