I love Los Angeles but it’s a big world.

I love LA but it’s a big world. No, I’m not moving, I really do love Los Angeles. This is an investment story.  I’m excited to have recently purchased an investment property in Portland, Oregon. Portland is a great city! There is solid industry with major companies havin...
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Steps to prepare a home for sale.

When you are ready to sell how do you prepare your property to go to market? Timing is everything and I suggest at least 7-10 days or even up to 3 weeks to really create an in depth marketing plan for properties with significant wow factor!   Pictures are essential! Even if...
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How to Negotiate in Real Estate Transactions

Everyone negotiates everyday…with their significant others, bosses, clients, their kids…kids are EXCELLENT negotiators! When it comes to negotiating in real estate, however, it takes a professional. After all, this is a major financial decision and there are a lot of...
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The Best Ways to Strategize in Real Estate

Strategizing is an important part of real estate. Strategy, to me, is asking a lot of questions and then creating a game plan. Whether working with a seller to prepare for market or talking with a buyer who wants to make an offer, having a well-articulated plan is a recipe for...
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How to Prepare for an Appraisal

Appraisals are a key part of the real estate process. If you’re selling or buying or refinancing your lender will likely have an appraisal done. What’s an appraisal? It’s an opinion of value., a weighted opinion by a professional who has experience and education in evaluating the...
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4 Qualities in an Excellent Buyer’s Agent

In our current Los Angeles real estate market, homes that are listed for sale – if priced right – tend to get swept up by buyers extremely quickly. The market has shifted from a buyers’ market to a sellers’ market with a high-demand/low-inventory situation causing properties to...
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