YOU JUST WROTE AN OFFER, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

You just wrote and an offer, the seller accepted and you’re telling your friends you just bought your dream house.  (Search for homes here.)  You are super excited, but what happens now?  The first thing that happens is your agent is going to make sure all the papers are correctly signed by all parties, then they

Thoughts On Online Brokerages

I was on a listing appointment the day before yesterday and the issue of Purple Bricks, an online discount brokerage out of Australia came up. They had taken a listing up the street which had been marketed by several Realtors prior to the latest incantation with Purple Bricks and it had finally gone into escrow.

Talking About Insurance

I recently put a home in Sherman Oaks into escrow.  It’s a gorgeous San Fernando Valley canyon, 4 level home that had been completely remodeled.  While in escrow it was disclosed to my buyer that there had been a small kitchen fire.  “No big deal but good to know,” we thought, and our process of

People Die, Get Over It

People Die, Get Over It This has to do with the odd stigma of “in home death” and the increasing trend of people choosing to die peacefully, with dignity, in their home. I showed a home awhile back – a little one story. It was filled with “old people” furniture; you know the kind: the narrow backed,

Redfin Goes Public

Friday Redfin, the online real estate brokerage went public.  Investors liked it and the stock RDFN, went up 45%.  Yet even with that, it’s market cap is under $2B.  Why is that I wonder? Real estate is and always will be a local business.  It’s also a very personal business.  It is true that Realogy

What The Heck Kind Of Market Is This?

What The Heck Kind Of Market Is This? Posted on February 16, 2017 by Tim Freund I have some clients that just love real estate.  They watch HGTV and Millionaire Real Estate Agent, Fix and Flip etc.  They are on Zillow or Redfin all the time, it’s a passion for them yet when it comes time to