Sunday, May 17, 2015

What's the Value of a Palos Verdes View?

 Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as is the value of a view. This is one of the great puzzles of selling view homes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. We have a plethora of views. There are varying degrees of views, there are up close and personal views and there are some homes with pastoral views (some buyers consider this a non-view when compared with a panoramic view). What's an agent to do when asked to place a value on a view?

The Views of Palos Verdes:

The Queen's Necklace view is one of the most sought after on the entire Palos Verdes Peninsula. Many residents of Palos Verdes Estates are fortunate to enjoy this amazing sight from the comfort and convenience of their home. It is a combination of Pacific Ocean meeting the encircling lights of the Beach Cities and beyond all the way to Malibu. Toss in snow-capped mountain in the background on a clear day and few would disagree this is a million dollar view.

The Blue Pacific and Catalina Island is another very popular view in Palos Verdes. A drive along Palos Verdes South will soon reveal why Lowe's chose to build one of the most spectacular resorts in Southern California overlooking this view. Terranea will open this summer and the views are incredible and inspiring. Donald Trump's golf course is located nearby and enjoys the same view.

City lights is an undeniably romantic view. The lights of the Los Angeles Basin and Los Angeles Harbor sparkle throughout the night and twinkle like millions of strands of holiday lights. Palos Verdes is affectionately referred to as "The Hill" by locals and nowhere is this more evident than when you are looking down at the glittering lights of the night.

Other views include coastline, whitewater, bluffs, hills. parks and so much more. Some are from atop "The Hill" and others are so close you can dip your toes in the water or feel the mist of the surf on your face. There is no doubt views add value to Palos Verdes Property. It also adds beauty, serenity and joy. Those intangibles may be one of the greatest gifts of owning property on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

- Norma Toering, Broker at Charlemagne Intl Properties - A Top Palos Verdes Realtor -

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Seller Tip--3 Little Secrets for a Happily Ever After Sale

The sellers I work with are smart and savvy. It may be a strong market for sellers, but every seller realizes they still needs a ready, willing and able buyer. Sellers are adapting to the new rules of real estate with a shift in attitude, increased market knowledge and cooperation, and by playing their property's trump card with pride.
Shift your mindset:  Pack your emotions away. You are now a seller and that requires a shift in attitude. You have a property to market and sell before you can move on with your life.
Know what buyers want, and give it to them.  Today's buyers are savvy and they want a good product at a fair price. Make sure your property meets or exceeds their expectations.  Get serious about showcasing your product. Some buyers have vision, but many need you to paint the picture for them. Staging a property can be a wonderful way to showcase a home's floor plan and livability factor.

What's your property's wow factor? If it's the view accent it by orienting the furniture to showcase the view. Open the drapes and blinds to show it off.  Lead the buyers toward your home's best features. Maybe it's a wonderful outdoor living space, a spacious master bedroom or a breathtaking garden. Go ahead and be a bit of a show-off, and chances are you will soon be enjoying the pay-off.

In other news: one of our Palos Verdes clients just listed their Pasadena home at 875 S Madison Avenue in Pasadena CA.  We'd be honored to be your agent when time to sell your Palos Verdes luxury home.

- Norma Toering, Broker at Charlemagne Intl Properties, Palos Verdes Real Estate Agents
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