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How’s the Market? April 27, 2011

In Glendora, La Verne, San Dimas and Covina?

We have 45 new homes on the market which scared 47 to reduce their price. 52 went into Escrow with 39 Closing Escrow. What do these numbers mean? That we’re basically servicing the listings we have with the Buyers on the market. But basically we’re not Closing as many as we could to level it out.

If you’re a Buyer, get more aggressive with your Offers. Don’t know how to do that? Give me a call.

If you’re a Seller, get more aggressive with your Marketing (or be one of the 47 that reduced their price). Not sure what you could do? Let’s chat.

Should you have any questions about anything you’ve read here, would like more details about a certain area of these cities or if you’re interested in another city in the San Gabriel Valley or Inland Empire, please feel free to call your favorite REALTOR :)

And, I can always send you a FREE Market Analysis on your home, just ask.

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Here, There and Everywhere June 3, 2010

So, this year I’ve Closed Escrow on properties from Hacienda Heights to Rialto, Covina to Fullerton. All in all, it makes for a lot of driving! Luckily, I have a Business Partner, Rigo, that takes care of most of our out-of-office work so I can focus on taking care of all of the in-office work. It’s a pretty great system but I do feel bad, er, grateful for all of the driving he does. He’s such a good sport!

From what I understand, years ago (maybe even decades), REALTORS stayed in a little niche market of a few cities. Now, with the help of technology (and some very knowledgeable colleagues), I’m able to expand my areas of expertise quite easily. We’re helping clients as far as Santa Ana, San Clemente and Lake Elsinore! It’s exciting to think that we can be of good service (emphasis on ‘good’) to our clients as they stretch the boundaries of where they want to live.

When I first got into the business, I didn’t see anyone really pushing those imaginary lines of where you did or didn’t do business but now it’s quite common to find REALTORS, like me, that are working all over SoCal. The best advice I can give you is to make sure you’re working with someone who’s VERY knowledgeable with the area you’re interested in. It’s easier to become knowledgeable about new areas but it’s still not easy so make sure you’re working with someone who is willing to bend over backwards for you. They are, after all, helping you with the largest purchase of your life! Rigo and I constantly keep that in mind when things get hairy/emotional/trying. Buying or Selling a home is a very exciting experience but it can also be a tough road so make sure you’re taking that journey with someone who has your best interest at heart.