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Selling in Los Angeles

It’s Time to Sell Your Los Angeles Home While it may seem like there’s never really a bad time to sell in Los Angeles, there’s a better time to sell than others. Right now, it’s a great time to sell. The Los Angeles real state market is very hot and selling now could mean cashing in, especially for luxury sellers. Currently, the housing inventory is low and there’s plenty of demand for homes in LA. This creates the perfect mixture for multiple offers and higher selling prices. In fact, the median sales price in Los Angeles last year was $570K, […]

Selling: An Essential List

An Essential List of Things to Do to Sell Your Home You’ve decided it’s time to sell, so what do you do next? Having a list of essentials to get done before listing your home for sale is vital. Here’s our list of essentials to help you get your home sold fast. Find a Great Real Estate Agent Deciding you don’t want to hire a professional agent to help you sell your home is a bit like trying to re-roof your own home. While you may be able to handle the task, you shouldn’t. Trying to sell your home on […]

Essential Real Estate Agent Questions

Essential Questions You Must Ask Before Hiring a Real Estate Agent Whether you’re buying or selling a home, choosing the right real estate agent matters. If you don’t choose wisely, you could end up with someone not experienced in your type of property or simply not capable of delivering results. Before hiring any real estate agent, ask these essential questions. How much experience do you have as a real estate agent? Experience is necessary when it comes to buying or selling any property. If you choose an inexperienced real estate agent, you’re gambling on the type of results you’ll get. […]

Top Real Estate Negotiation Tips

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Top Tips for Real Estate Negotiation The right negotiations make a huge difference when buying or selling a home. A small mistake could cost thousands of dollars, so you need to be prepared. The right real estate agent makes a huge difference, but you should still understand a few tips about negotiating when dealing with real estate. 1. Empathy and Listening You want to make sure you show empathy during negotiations, especially when buying. The seller may have a strong emotional attachment to their home and if you come off rude or like you don’t understand, they may decide to […]

Hiring a Real Estate Agent for New Construction

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Should I Hire a Real Estate Agent for New Construction? When you’ve decided to buy a new construction home, you may be wondering if you really need to work with a real estate agent. New construction homes are a popular choice for those that prefer to buy something new, but the common misconception is that you don’t need to work with a realtor during this type of purchase. Despite buying new, you still need representation. Take a look at why you need to hire a real estate agent during this type of purchase. Why do people think they don’t need […]

Top Secrets Your Broker Won’t Tell You

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Top Secrets Your Real Estate Broker Won’t Tell You Do you ever feel like real estate brokers have something to hide? Your feeling isn’t wrong because many real estate professionals know secrets about the process that they choose not to share with you. For example, they know that you can technically do this process without them, but even so having an agent on your side is the smartest decision you can make when buying or selling. They also won’t tell you that their commission is negotiable and that they are the ones that want to have an open house. Take […]

Avoiding Realtor Mistakes – Part 1

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Avoiding Realtor Mistakes – Part 1 Choosing a realtor can be a difficult process, not knowing for sure if you’ve picked someone that will suit your family’s needs best. That’s why many are going with Elite Referral to take out the guesswork. This company is helping families from all over get paired up with the right agent for them from the start, rather than leaving families scouring the internet and wondering if they’ve made the right choice. Take a look at some of the common mistakes people make when choosing a realtor themselves. Working with a relative It’s common that […]

Avoiding Realtor Mistakes – Part 2

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Avoiding Realtor Mistakes – Part 2 Recently, you may have seen the first part of our post on mistakes made when choosing a realtor. We had to write a second part because there are so many common mistakes that end up costing people money and time. Here are a few more common mistakes you will want to avoid when it’s time to choose a realtor. Assuming all agents are the same While you may think they’re all the same because they had to pass the same tests to get to this point, this is very inaccurate. Agents are going to […]

The Right Luxury Real Estate Agent

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How to Make Sure You Choose the Right Luxury Real Estate Agent You may not have known that there is a bit of an art behind choosing the right real estate agent. Most people just use a referral from a friend or internet reviews to choose an agent that has a reputation for success. Is this really the best way to know if someone is a right fit for your family? You need someone that has worked with your budget, understands the area you’re moving into or out of, understands the current market, and has experience. Sometimes finding the right […]

The Right Luxury Real Estate Agent

by paulmcdonald
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How to Make Sure You Choose the Right Luxury Real Estate Agent You may not have known that there is a bit of an art behind choosing the right real estate agent. Most people just use a referral from a friend or internet reviews to choose an agent that has a reputation for success. Is this really the best way to know if someone is a right fit for your family? You need someone that has worked with your budget, understands the area you’re moving into or out of, understands the current market, and has experience. Sometimes finding the right […]