THE BLOG

30
May

#1 Reason to List Your Home Now!

Want to know the #1 Reason to Sell Right Now? Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale. What does this mean for sellers? Give me a call to find out – 310-729-9726 and check out this article. https://goo.gl/0mLTvz
27
May

It’s time for Dodger Baseball!

Summer time is here! And in this country that means time for baseball! We are excited to get out in the warm sun and have an awesome day at the ballpark. The team is in town for this long weekend! Grab your tickets and head out to the game.

Check out Curbed’s guide to Dodger Stadium for the best transportations, food and seats. Let us know if you want to check out a game with Melissa Menard Homes!

http://la.curbed.com/2017/3/28/14902164/dodger-stadium-guide-schedule-food-parking

26
May

More Americans Choosing to Own in Q1

The numbers are in for Q1 2017 & this marks the first time in over a decade that the number of new homeowner households outpaced the number of new renter households.

Curious what this means for potential buyers? Or perhaps you’re curious what this means for home sales?

https://goo.gl/Lp6hpF

25
May

How’s the real estate market?

How’s the Market? Here’s what Chief Economists around the country have to say…

https://goo.gl/gFT4xV

24
May

5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Real Estate Agent

Have you ever had the thought, Why do I have to hire a real estate agent?
Do you understand the real estate process? Do you have a working understanding all of the paperwork? What about negotiations? There are many components in the process that the average person doesn’t have a command of.

Click on this article for 5 reasons why you should hire my team and me when buying or selling your home.

https://goo.gl/Ly7c0t

23
May

The Art of…Making an Offer

In December, I expanded my team to include a Buyers Specialist, Vanessa Glanzmann. Throughout the last 5 months, Vanessa and I have worked through various deals and scenarios for buyers and have helped many buyers through the home buying process. One of the best parts of what we do is the opportunity to educate buyers in this fiercely competitive market, positioning them to come out on top, with the winning bid. In this month’s “The Art of…”, we will share some tips about Making an Offer, to guarantee that your dream of buying a home comes true!
Here are 4 tips for making an offer:
  1. Understand How Much You Can Afford – With every new buyer, we offer a comprehensive Buyers Consultation. During this consultation, we will examine your wants vs. needs, areas and neighborhoods of interest, limitations or restrictions and budgetary constraints. We encourage all buyers to obtain pre-approval before we begin the search process, this way you don’t fall in love with a home that’s out of reach.
  2. Act Fast – With the current inventory below the “normal market” level, buyers’ demand has continued to outpace the supply of homes for sale. This means that buyers are competing with other buyers for those perfect homes. We advise when you find a home that meets your criteria, we act fast put together a strategy and offer package as soon as possible.
  3. Make a Solid Offer – We want to ensure that your offer is as strong as possible, so that it can stand out in a competitive market. This is a multifaceted approach, and can be affected by price, terms, contingencies, length of escrow, etc. During this crucial step, we will advise you on key considerations and strategies for your offer.
  4. Be Prepared to Negotiate – It’s likely that you’ll receive only one counteroffer from sellers during negotiations. My team and I are essential in the negotiation process, given that we can offer you guidance on the counteroffer and make sure that the agreed-to contract terms are met.
So whether you’re buying your first home or your fifth, having my team and me on your side is the best strategy in positioning you as the winning bidder and making sure the escrow process goes smoothly. We are experts throughout Los Angeles and we are here to help you!
23
May

Right time to rent

People often ask if it’s the right time to buy but no one ever asks if it’s the right time to rent. Find out what the historical trends have revealed about rental prices.

22
May

Why Americans are considering moving to another state?

Why do Americans consider moving? Well, the #1 reason is why it’s so tough to buy a home here in the Los Angeles area. Our team helps clients buy and sell real estate for all of these reasons, so let’s connect to discuss how we can help you! Call/text now to schedule your appointment: 310.729.9726

https://goo.gl/enROjE

 

18
May

Pet Friendly Homes

So many people consider their pets a part of the family! Do you have a pet-friendly home (enclosed large backyard, proximity to dog parks, etc.)? This could be contributing to the value of your home for the right buyer. Check out this article and let’s discuss the best ways to market your home. https://goo.gl/NXhNYy
17
May

Cost of NOT owning a home!

With the constant increase in rental prices, do you know the cost of NOT owning a home? Check out this article to see what the costs are…https://goo.gl/XjKR5y