If you're in the market to find a top Palos Verdes real estate agent to sell your Palos Verdes property the choices can be daunting with so many agents and real estate companies to consider. The agent you choose to list and sell your residence is one of the top two most important decisions you will make during the entire real estate transaction. The other one is pricing the property. The best real estate agents can help you make pricing the property simple with their knowledge of the local market, past experience, negotiating expertise and awareness of current real estate trends.
Norma Toering and Josh Toering of Charlemagne International Properties have over 40 years of combined experience selling residential properties in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Although our primary area of concentration is Palos Verdes, we have a number of sales in the beach cities, San Pedro and other South Bay areas. Past clients enlisted our help to sell or buy property in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Needles, Pasadena and other areas of California. Yes, we will travel to represent our clients.
We love it when people are talking about Charlemagne International Properties and Norma Toering and Josh Toering! Let me share a few of the comments we receive on a regular basis from clients who are delighted with their real estate experience with us.
Real estate customer service is not dead. At least not at Charlemagne Int'l Properties located in Rolling Hills Estates, CA. Although, one may wonder if calls are not returned and details are left unattended causing home owners to feel the weight of the myriad of details involved in selling a Palos Verdes property seem to rest solely on the seller's shoulders. As one seller recently commented, "Who knew selling a house involved so many moving parts and so much time?" At Charlemagne, we make every effort to reduce the stress and burden of selling your Palos Verdes property.
I think one of the reason real estate professionals are often undervalued is because so much of our work happens behind closed curtains. If you've ever participated in a theatrical production, you know the vast amount of work involved prior to opening night. The goal is to have a seamless production for the attendees to enjoy. There's a real correlation between a play's opening night and presenting a new Palos Verdes listing to agents, brokers, open houses and the online audience of untold number of prospective buyers.
The value and esteem of a real estate professional would be elevated if we actually involved the home owner each time we inched her/his property closer to "opening day." For instance prior to placing a property on the market we check with a title company to ensure the seller has the right to sell the property. We review property tax records for square footage discrepancies and review the MLS history of the property. Sometimes a visit to city hall is required for a review of permits and discussion of how existing issues must be handled to be in compliance with local requirements. The list goes on and on with the consistent use of the words, "best interest," "someone we can trust" and other terms reflecting honesty and integrity.
The above seller received a financial blow delivered by the appraiser. The home appraised $50,000 below the accepted offer. Some agents would have suggested the seller adjust her price in order for the bank to fund the buyer's loan and move on. After all, the property was not her primary residence and she was finalizing the settlement of her mother's estate. I knew the appraiser was off on the value. Call me crazy but I got up at 2:00 AM and wrote a 27-page rebuttal to the bank. I asked for and received a second appraisal. The property appraised a few thousand dollars OVER the accepted offer price and we moved forward with only a short delay. The seller was beyond ecstatic with the results. There is no questions sellers and buyers receive varying levels of representation when it comes to their real estate transaction. The additional commission I received was small ($1250) but $50,000 more for the seller was huge. I went the extra mile for my client's sake, not my own self-interest.
When it comes to selecting a real estate firm to represent your interests and your valuable asset, give it the careful consideration a decision of this magnitude deserves. That one decision will impact the experience you have during the process and perhaps more important, your representation will impact the bottom line of the your closing statement from escrow. You will sleep better knowing you made the right choice and the sale of your property is in capable hands.
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