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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Examples of Great service experiences; what are yours?


“Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.'' Walt Disney

I have found in real estate,a combination of what AND who you know can add to a customer's experience. Here are the 2 big tips you need to consider when finding the best ''anything'' in any city...

Tip #1: Check out the reviews on google. If a biz doesn't have a bunch of 5 star reviews, you have to ask yourself why?


Tip #2: Make sure they work the area. For example, the Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills and Bel Air pocket is unique; any restaurant you visit or realtor you work with needs to uinderstand the nuances of the community and customer and the psychology of the people who live there.


Try this: Google ''find the best realtor Beverly Hills'' and see what pops up. If you're extra curious, Google ''Erik Brown, Beverly Hills'' and compare and contrast. You'll be interested in what you find. 


If you REALLY want some bang for your buck, then check this out: www.greatagentbook.com

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

This Quick Video Will Show You How to Get Your Offer Accepted: Proven Strategies That Work



“We should leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of a winning bid.'' Lord Coe

Getting the home of your dreams, either now or in the future, can be a lifelong pursuit. When a beautiful home catches your eye, many have told me they really, really want to get it, even if there are other offers. 

As an example, a client of mine decided to make an offer on a property in Sherman Oaks. The home already had two offers, so if interested, we would be competing. I made a point to call the real estate agent to ask some of the details of what he is looking for in an offer and how we could win.

Like this, there are several tricks of the trade you can use to position your offer in the best possible light.

Here are some great tips for you on how to compete against multiple offer:

1. Have a Cash offer:

2. If a financed offer, and in order to compete against cash, we can put a large earnest              money.

3. We can remove certain contingencies to clean our offer up, make it easier on the seller.

4. We can use tools like an escalation clause to sweeten the pot.

Click on the video above for all the ideas and win your 1st (or next) home offer!

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Top 5 ways to save on your property taxes





''In this world, nothing is said to be certain except for death and taxes.'' - Benjamin Franklin
If you have or want to buy or sell a home, you know how critical it is to understand the taxation of property. There are several ways that you can save money on your property taxes.

1. Interest Deduction- ability to write off the interest of your home.

2. Property Tax Deduction- additional write off, put a little bit more on your pocket.

3. Exclude Capital Gains- if you are a single person you get to save up to $250,000 and  up to $500.000 if you are married. 

4. 1031 Exchange- ability to not pay any taxes or you can do a transfer to a like- kind property. 

5. Depreciate the asset- for investment properties, depreciate the value of the property.


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