Hi I am Bob Schmalz , a Cal. Lic Real Estate Broker that started West Los Angeles Real Estate Group and we are affiliated with Rodeo Realty. I would like to come to your house and do a complete Comparative Market Analysis of your home free or charge. You can get an initial estimate on line by clicking the link below, it will ask for your address and off you go. I know you are not selling (or maybe you are ) but one day you may want to sell and of course I will be ready.
West Los Angeles Real Estate Group is a full service professional Realtor Co. living in the neighborhoods we work. We do not tell our clients what to do we educate them so they can know for themselves what they want to do.
Once again knowing the value of your home is not only important for when you want to sell!
Know anyone that can use the services of a California Licensed Real Estate Broker please give me a call at 310.505.5571
As Mr Letterman does lets count those 10 Best Secrets For Selling Your home;
Selling Secret #10: Pricing it right Find out what your home is worth, then shave 15 to 20 percent off the price. You’ll be stampeded by buyers with multiple bids — even in the worst markets — and they’ll bid up the price over what it’s worth. It takes real courage and most sellers just don’t want to risk it, but it’s the single best strategy to sell a home in today’s market.
Selling Secret #9: Half-empty closets Storage is something every buyer is looking for and can never have enough of. Take half the stuff out of your closets then neatly organize what’s left in there. Buyers will snoop, so be sure to keep all your closets and cabinets clean and tidy.
Selling Secret #8: Light it up Maximize the light in your home. After location, good light is the one thing that every buyer cites that they want in a home. Take down the drapes, clean the windows, change the lampshades, increase the wattage of your light bulbs and cut the bushes outside to let in sunshine. Do what you have to do make your house bright and cheery – it will make it more sellable.
Selling Secret #7: Play the agent field A secret sale killer is hiring the wrong broker. Make sure you have a broker who is totally informed. They must constantly monitor the multiple listing service (MLS), know what properties are going on the market and know the comps in your neighborhood. Find a broker who embraces technology – a tech-savvy one has many tools to get your house sold.
Selling Secret #6: Conceal the critters You might think a cuddly dog would warm the hearts of potential buyers, but you’d be wrong. Not everybody is a dog- or cat-lover. Buyers don’t want to walk in your home and see a bowl full of dog food, smell the kitty litter box or have tufts of pet hair stuck to their clothes. It will give buyers the impression that your house is not clean. If you’re planning an open house, send the critters to a pet hotel for the day. Selling Secret #5: Don’t over-upgrade Quick fixes
before selling always pay off. Mammoth makeovers, not so much. You
probably won’t get your money back if you do a huge improvement project
before you put your house on the market. Instead, do updates that will
pay off and get you top dollar. Get a new fresh coat of paint on the
walls. Clean the curtains or go buy some inexpensive new ones. Replace
door handles, cabinet hardware, make sure closet doors are on track, fix
leaky faucets and clean the grout.
Selling Secret #4: Take the home out of your house One
of the most important things to do when selling your house is to
de-personalize it. The more personal stuff in your house, the less
potential buyers can imagine themselves living there. Get rid of a third
of your stuff – put it in storage. This includes family photos,
memorabilia collections and personal keepsakes. Consider hiring a home
stager to maximize the full potential of your home. Staging simply means
arranging your furniture to best showcase the floor plan and maximize
the use of space. Selling Secret #3: The kitchen comes first You’re
not actually selling your house, you’re selling your kitchen – that’s
how important it is. The benefits of remodeling your kitchen are
endless, and the best part of it is that you’ll probably get 85% of your
money back. It may be a few thousand dollars to replace countertops
where a buyer may knock $10,000 off the asking price if your kitchen
looks dated. The fastest, most inexpensive kitchen updates include
painting and new cabinet hardware. Use a neutral-color paint so you can
present buyers with a blank canvas where they can start envisioning
their own style. If you have a little money to spend, buy one fancy
stainless steel appliance. Why one? Because when people see one high-end
appliance they think all the rest are expensive too and it updates the
kitchen. Selling Secret #2: Always be ready to show Your
house needs to be "show-ready" at all times – you never know when your
buyer is going to walk through the door. You have to be available
whenever they want to come see the place and it has to be in tip-top
shape. Don’t leave dishes in the sink, keep the dishwasher cleaned out,
the bathrooms sparkling and make sure there are no dust bunnies in the
corners. It’s a little inconvenient, but it will get your house sold. Selling Secret #1: The first impression is the only impression No
matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already
judged your home before they walk through the door. You never have a
second chance to make a first impression. It’s important to make people
feel warm, welcome and safe as they approach the house. Spruce up your
home’s exterior with inexpensive shrubs and brightly colored flowers.
You can typically get a 100-percent return on the money you put into
your home’s curb appeal. Entryways are also important. You use it as a
utility space for your coat and keys. But, when you’re selling, make it
welcoming by putting in a small bench, a vase of fresh-cut flowers or
even some cookies.
Robert Schmalz California Broker Lic #01813025 West LA Real Estate Group / Rodeo Realty 310.505.5571 11940 San Vicente Blvd Suite #100 Los Angeles, CA 90049 www.WestLARealEstateGroup.com Serving all of Santa Monica, Brentwood CA, Pacific Palisades and West Los Angeles CLICK TO SEARCH THE MLS
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I am Bob Schmalz a California Licensed Real Estate Broker, I am the founder and owner of West Los Angeles Real Estate Group, handling all Real Estate needs from residential to investments To name a few of the cities we cover in West Los Angeles; Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Brentwood , Pacific Palisades and Malibu are some of the most popular. Our beliefs are that our clients should have the knowledge they need to make decisions in there Real Estate Goals. In this way our clients helps us make the right decisions for themselves.
FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS:INTEREST RATES BELOW 4% + LOW DOWN PA
"Mr. Robert Schmalz
West Los Angeles Real Estate Group
Keller Williams of Santa Monica
Santa Monica, Ca. 90405
Thank you so much for your assistance in buying a home. I was not sure if the purchase of a Home would be in my best interest this late in my life, but now after having moved in…it is a great feeling.
Being a first time buyer, I would like to share some of my experiences. It is always fun to watch HGTV and see how simple it is to buy a home. And I thought, well that is not that difficult….Man was I wrong. Many of my homeowner friends told me all the weird things they encountered, but I believe my home purchase topped it all. -And in the midst of it - Bob ….by my side every step of the way…calming me down when angry, motivating when frustrated, happy hour when celebrating. He cared as I have never experienced before, ask and you shall receive.
Here is the thought process that led to the biggest purchase of my life.
There is probably no better time to buy then now. Will the market drop further? Maybe. However, by the time you decide the market could be on the way up again.
Why buy and not rent again? Rent would be close to the same amount of the mortgage without the benefits.
How did I pick Bob to be my realtor?
I interviewed a handful of real estate agents, and Bob was interested in me as a person, not just a client. Over the entire “buying process", handling my requests to see property on short notice...and I mean short notice (sometimes within a few hours), working closely with the seller's broker, mortgage broker, bank, escrow, Bob was there to assist and handle it.
Bob was reachable for me at any time and his communication was immaculate. We exchanged emails and text messages until late into the night.
Especially as a first time buyer, you need someone that you can trust, someone with integrity. It is a scary and stressful undertaking when you buy. Bob was able to make that process smooth and handled any emotional difficulties well. I doubt anyone else could have handled it any better.
With great appreciation,