Neighboring iconic city – Hidden Hills, California
Sunday Open House
December 2, 2018
From 2 – 5 PM
5366 Las Virgenes Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302
m. 310.295.8807 | DRE 02036269
Pinnacle Estate Properties | Calabasas, CA
A vast majority of homeowners share a common belief about selling a home, they feel Spring is the ideal time for listing a property. Unfortunately, the belief isn’t entirely correct, why you may ask? Simple, competition! If you wait until Spring time to list your home, you may run into an oversaturated housing market, your home be thrown in the mix, and can potentially sit longer than usual. Did you consider the crowd of the “just looking”, or the “we’re not in a rush, we have all summer to decide.” Listing in Spring time, when inventory increases, could bring a lot more foot traffic of lookers, instead of serious buyers.
Historically, listings increase by close to half a million from December to July.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could avoid being another statistic and part of the half million new homes for sales? Sure, listing your home during the Holidays isn’t something you thought about, perhaps you still aren’t, but why not entertain the thought? Consider the benefits of listing during the Holiday Season: you can maximize this time of by capturing real interest of prospects, just like you and I, your future buyers are shopping, surfing the net, and looking for great opportunities before someone else comes across them. Take this time to showcase your beautifully decorated property and put it on the market.
Back to our question: Why should you sell now? Unlike every homeowner, you’re aware of housing trends, and as demand increases, the competition will naturally increase as well. Give yourself peace of mind, feel confident the buyers your property will attract, are serious about purchasing your beautiful home.
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I am more than happy to provide you with a free, no obligation, in person property valuation.
Real estate services in Los Angeles, Ventura County, and surrounding areas. This picturesque Bell Canyon equestrian property is located in Ventura County. Sweeping unobstructed mountain views from every room! This estate showcases exquisite craftsmanship, cutting edge design, with a sophisticated floor plan. Thoughtfully designed this Mediterranean inspired view home carefully blends character and warmth with a modern scale and volume to create an inviting and comfortable estate with all the touches and features you would expect. Situated on over 1 acre this custom home takes advantage of the stunning views from almost every room. The gourmet kitchen offers a beautiful center island, Viking Appliances and custom cabinetry. Amazing views, truly a dream destination to call home!
BELL CANYON OPEN HOUSE
October 20 – 21 | 1 – 5 PM
5 Beds | 5.5 Baths
6,037 SF | .55 Acres
Listed at $2,300,000
Anna Lanuza | DRE#02036269
PINNACLE ESTATE PROPERTIES
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Location List Price $ / Sq. Ft. Sale / List
Bell Canyon $1,924,500 $424 97.5%
91307 $744,000 $410 99.1%
Ventura County $659,970 $355 98.6%
Los Angeles County $695,000 $422 99.7%
Calabasas, California is a hidden little gem nestled between the 101 Freeway and Mulholland Highway in the Santa Monica Mountains, and minutes from local beaches. The city is home to many celebrities, surrounded by iconic California palm trees, organic beauty, cutting-edge technology, colorful food culture, movies and music – Calabasas has it all!
Calabasas is an affluent newer city that caters to a plethora of lifestyles but it is best known for its luxurious estates, exclusive gated communities and its private Country Club and golf course. Some of these communities include: The Oaks of Calabasas, Mountain View Estates, Calabasas Country Estates, and many more!
Enjoy ALL that Calabasas has to offer! The Commons at Calabasas offers a wide range of cafés, fast-casual options and fine-dining restaurants. While out and about, you may spot celebrities on any given day of the week, some zoom around in their luxurious cars, some may be on the way home, or perhaps to the exclusive Calabasas Country Club.
Ready to move? Calabasas, California has a variety of homes for sale! Let’s find your perfect property! Contact me today for your personalized Calabasas home search (310) 295-8807 or email me AnnaLanuzaRealty@gmail.com
Perhaps you’re searching for something less city-like? Away from traffic? Looking for Ranch style equestrian properties? No problem! Hidden Hills is a prestigious city and gated community in Los Angeles County, California. Located next to the city of Calabasas and in the west part of San Fernando Valley.
Hidden Hills is one of the oldest gated communities in Southern California; designed and built in the ’50s by landscape architect A.E. Hanson, who also built the wealthy Rolling Hills gated community in Palos Verdes and Harold Lloyd’s “Greenacres” mansion in Benedict Canyon. How cool is that?
Hidden Hills is a magical place to live: contemporary, rustic, and authentic ambiance, surrounded by white three-rail wooden fences, corrals and barns have preserved a country way of life for the residents.
When you purchase a Hidden Hills home, you will have access to many amenities such as horse back-riding school, sport courts, a competition-sized pool, recreation center, and a state of the art Performing Arts Theater.
Hidden Hills, California is truly a special and exclusive community to call home!
Whether you choose Calabasas or Hidden Hills, remember, both locations offer glamorous living with unparalleled city/mountain views, and both belong in the Blue Ribbon Las Virgenes School District.
Ready to buy, sell, or rent? Contact me today (310) 295-8807! Together, let’s bring you and your family HOME!
Anna Lanuza – Luxury Homes Specialist in Calabasas with a particular expertise in representing residential estate properties throughout Malibu, Hidden Hills, the West San Fernando Valley, Conejo Valley and Greater Los Angeles area.
Have listing syndication websites gone too far? Did the overstep and anger more real estate professionals? Are the platforms really taking advantage of the real estate industry with bogus information and grossly inflated “preferred zip code” pricing, in order to capture that million dollar lead? Listing Syndication Platforms vs. Realtors is a real battle! If you believe Zillow, Trulia, or Realtor.com are losing momentum, perhaps you should to re-evaluate facts, articles, and Quarterly earnings about the Villains created by real estate and marketing professionals for their peers.
Realtor.com, Zillow, & Trulia vs. Realtors. Over the years, real estate professionals all over the nation, participated and actively funded listing syndication platforms. (* Disclaimer: Please understand I pass no judgement here). Why? Simple, money, money, and more money! Remember, the real estate business is a pond full of well dressed sharks, to make a decent living one must learn, invest, and follow the yellow brick road with hopes of leading toward success and financial freedom. Remember folks, for every action there is a consequence, unfortunately, sometime life lessons have a hefty price tag. The massive profit gains made quarterly by the genius platforms, have helped them organize, dedicate, and sell data to Realtors as fast as they receive inquiries. Let’s not forget the well implemented hiring budget that allowed them to hire a very strategic, tenacious closing sales team.
Zillow sales representative are extremely persistent, do an internet search and you will find hilarious memes mocking their efforts in closing their deals with never-ending calls and emails. Why are the sale representatives hungry to sell with guerilla marketing tactic? Simple, the executives of listing syndication platforms understand how the common realtor daily schedule operates, with phones continually ringing, why not include the “sales pitch in the midst of the calls? That’s a genius way to close a deal, by consistently applying purchasing pressure to real estate professionals, and voila’, the platforms build an empire! The power of persuasion leads Realtors into locking advertising specials in the inquired zip code. Big Kudos to all of you Zillow reps, you are GOOD!!
Below, you will find a list of ways to stop receiving their daily calls/texts:
Let’s go back to the principles of microeconomics again, referring back to the law of demand. How can the law of demand impact the lead syndication? Simple, similar to the housing market, lead generation is also a bidding war, who will land that awesome Calabasas listing? Who will bring the right buyer to the Malibu property? How about that beautiful equestrian property hitting the market soon? Who will have first dibs? Online lead generation is comparable to that process, first come first serve.
The law if demand states that, “conditional on all else being equal, as the price of a good increases (↑), quantity demanded decreases (↓); conversely, as the price of a good decreases (↓), quantity demanded increases (↑)”.
Real estate professionals continue to funnel earnings in listing syndication platforms with a shared goal of landing multi million dollar listings. Money makes money, right? Yes, of course! While this being true for realtors exposure and branding, this is also true for Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com. The platforms continue growing stronger each day rwould not be as powerful as they are today Real estate agents and brokers continue to invest more money into listing syndication, but what they don’t realize is their hard earned money is helping the platforms grow, branch out into unregulated online real estate advertising brokerages, the difference? To start, they have far more purchasing power than any other traditional brokerage out there! Ouch! Feeling the burn!!!!
We all know Zestimates aren’t’ accurate, availability isn’t reliable, but over the years information has greatly improved.
I must handed to Zillow, they have advanced by “verifying” your license status by linking directly to the MLS and Tax Assessor, — feel free to please insert clapping hands here — Realtors are paying board fees to enter property information in the MLS, and by linking to listing syndication platforms for visibility, they are essentially working for free! How? Realtors have become a free data entry source for these double-ending platforms they are actually complaining about, seems ironic don’t you think? Listing Syndication Platforms vs. Realtors is shaking up real estate groups and the internet. Why would anyone do this? It’s about the hamster wheel of greed! More listings equate to more money, that’s why realtors prefer to advertise on their site. Oh, what a sad realization.
Listing Syndication Platforms vs. Realtors, time to finally address this battle and regulate it. My thoughts? The NAR will step in to regulate platforms for privacy, compliance, and mandatory CE credits, and let’s not forget about the annual, or semi-annual mandatory membership dues. In conclusion, listing syndication platforms attempt to behave, act, and preform like virtual brokerages; however, their disregard for accuracy to real estate guidelines is worrisome. Who is accountable for incorrect information syndicated on Realtor.com, Zillow, and Trulia? Shouldn’t platforms following real estate rules and regulations with accountability becomes a necessity. This is why NAR must intervene and regulate them somehow. What are your thoughts?
Building good, trusting relationships is imperative in any business, especially in real estate. Like minded individuals will attract like minded people, this is why I encourage all of you, my clients, and anyone searching to buy or sell their home, to take careful consideration before trusting anyone with your personal information. Feel free to call or text me at (310) 295-8807 or email me at email@example.com with questions or comments. I am your REALTOR and I am here to assist ALL your real estate needs!
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What are the 5 Tips For First-Time Homebuyers? Do you have a checklist? Sure, we can all laugh at this “common” list, but let’s be honest and write it out.
With daily expenses, we tend to spend on little things here and there without noticing. We simply forget to factor them into our budget, did you know this is a common mistake? A couple of bucks here and there don’t seem to make a difference, right? Wrong! The dollar spent here and there can add up to a lot by the end of the year. For example, the little everyday purchases like coffee, gym memberships, lunches, etc., can truly make or break a monthly budget.
You should ask yourself if you should or should not cut the small extras out, or how will these expenses impact your finances. Buyers should list out all of their monthly expenses and then calculate if this is a good time to invest in a new property.
In competitive markets, it’s common for buyers to get pre-approved for financing to get a leg up. But experts said that just because a bank approves you for a certain amount, it doesn’t mean that’s what you should spend. Stick to your personalized budget plan and the monthly payments you’re comfortable with.
Professional representation in real estate will greatly benefit you, why? According to Forbes, buying a home is one of the biggest purchases an individual or couple will make. Home buying is where more than 50% of a person’s income will be invested. You want your investment to be protected, which includes your very personal information; also, the purchasing or selling paperwork is far more complexed than what you may anticipate. Pick the right real estate agent for you and your family.
A professional agent will save you time and unforeseen headaches. Did you know agents often know of new listings coming up that are not yet on the market? Why not use this as an advantage in your searches. Build a good relationship with your realtor, he or she may even preview properties for you so your valuable time is saved for more important things. Another benefit of hiring agents is their ability to generally spot overpriced listings and advise you accordingly.
Home inspections are very important, this will inform buyers of potential issues the property may have. In some states, a home inspection is conducted prior to buyers ability to submit a purchase offer. In other states, a home inspection is a contract contingency. A contract contingency means a buyer has the right to cancel the contract. For example, a buyer may not want to purchase a property with a problematic foundation and faulty pipe installation, or a faulty foundation.
Buyers and sellers can negotiate pricing in the counter offer is necessary. However, sellers are not required to make or pay for repairs if problems are discovered during a home inspection. Working with an experienced realtor will protect the buyer from inheriting pre-existing problems and buyers give a Request for Repair to sellers, giving them an opportunity to negotiate the deal, sellers usually will be open to discussions and repairs when negotiating to have the seller make the repairs or discount the selling price are other options.
Realtors know the market and have information about properties in your desired neighborhood, this will facilitate negotiations and will save time if multiple counter offers are necessary. Remember, sellers can ask any price they desire for their listing, but it doesn’t mean the home will sell at that price. A real estate counter offer is generated by a home seller after a buyer has submitted an offer to purchase and the terms are not agreeable to the seller.
Depending on state laws, sellers may or may not be able to issue multiple counter offers. In California, sellers can counter more than one offer and each counter can be different. Even if one of the buyers accepts the seller’s counter under these circumstances, the seller does not have to accept the buyer’s acceptance. Why hire a professional? A seasoned and experienced agent will be able to facilitate the process, especially when multiple offers and counter offers are presented. Realtors will keep all documentation and sensitive information safe.
A buyer’s contract usually allows for a walk-through of the home 24 hours before closing. Why a final walk-through is needed? Well, you want to make sure the previous owner has evacuated the premises and left the property in the condition agreed upon.
At times, the buyer will have worked out a deal with the seller called a rent-back arrangement where they can reside in the home for an extended time period before moving out. What if inspection revealed problems? The buyer wants to make sure all the repairs are made prior to taking ownership of the property.
There are times where delays happen, if you encounter any problems, be sure to promptly inform all parties involved. Don’t worry, the closing process is easy and fast, basically it involves signing a large amount of paperwork in a very short time period, everyone involved hopes everything in the deal runs smoothly and nothing falls apart at the last minute. For questions, please contact me directly!
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