Leti Vandensteen: (323)547-5516

Rebecca Gilbert: (310)266-4362 

Yesenia Melgar: (323)437-1056

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STAGING

Every part of the Selling/Buying process is important; and first impressions are everything. So let us prepare your home in style, from start to finish, from top to bottom, we will remodel, adjust, remove, and add any necessary pieces to beautify your space for perspective buyers to fully embody the space and make for a great selling point.

Please watch below and see how are Staging Services can work for you

 

SELLING

Looking for top dollar? Allow our team of experts to provide an unmatched real estate experience, where our customer service is as exceptional as the results. From start to sold, we've got you covered.

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Factors That Don’t Affect The Value Of Your Property:

• What you paid

• What you need

• What you want

• What your neighbor says

• What another associate says

• What cost to rebuild is today

It is very important to price your property at competitive market value at the signing of the listing agreement. Historically, your first offer is usually your best offer. The value of your property is determined by what a Buyer is willing to pay and a Seller is willing to accept in today’s market. Buyers make their pricing decision based on comparing your property to other property SOLD in your area.

10 Step Marketing Plan

# 1

 I use a Comparative Market Analysis to compare your home against the market and other comparable properties in the area that have recently sold. This way we can recommend the best price that will generate the best offers.

#2

I will submit your property to the MLS both as a single family home and as land so that Realtors with interested Buyers have access to your listing and it can be found in the section of the MLS where Buyers are looking.

#3

I develop and deliver a custom flyer listing the features and benefits of your home to all Real Estate Agents in the Los Angeles area so that they we can connect with their potential buyers.

#4

I advertise your home continually on our official website, custom property website, social media, and other Real Estate websites, as well as local and international magazines and newspapers.

#5

 As I push marketing for your home, I will be following-up with all the Real Estate Agents who have shown your property to their buyers to get their responses and feedback.

#6

As I get feedback from agents and potential buyers, I will update you with any necessary price adjustments you may need to keep your property competitive in the market.

#7

 I insure all buyers have proof of funds for closing costs, down payment and full purchase price if they are cash buyers.

#8

 I represent you upon the presentation of all contracts by a cooperating agent, and will negotiate the best possible price and terms for you. Your success is my success.

#9

I handle follow up and keep you informed after the contract has been accepted on all lender, title, and other closing procedures, until the escrow closes.

#10

After escrow closes, I take care of all necessary paperwork and deliver your closing proceeds to you!

Digital Marketing Plan

We are very proud to offer Compass Coming Soon, a unique resource for listings that have not yet hit the market, which gives you special access to properties before the rest of the world finds out about them. 

 

With a sleek new design and access to thousands of Compass Exclusive listings not found anywhere else, it's easier than ever to find your place in the world with Compass search! 

 

As well as being a Premier Zillow Agent which provides an exclusive look into your listing, solely representing your property and ensuring it gets the attention and care it needs.

FAQ'S

+How do I determine the value of my home?

You are not the one who decides the value of your home-- the market does. Location, condition, competition, and lending/mortgage rates are all factors that determine the value of your home.

 

+Can I still sell my home even if I have only lived there for a short period of time?

You can sell whenever you wish, but you will more than likely lose money if you buy a home and sell too quickly! The payments you make in the early part of your loan mainly go to the interest portion of your loan, not the principal. If you sell early in the process, unless you have made extra principle payments, got the home at an extremely low price, or made a large down payment, you will most likely have to bring money to the closing table in order to sell.

 

+When is the best time to sell?

Traditionally, most homes have sold during the spring months. In the current volatile housing market, the time of year is not the most reliable predictor of the best time to sell.

 

+Should I be there when a real estate agent shows my home?

This is nearly always a bad idea! Sellers think buyers won't be able to see everything, and they need to be there to point out important home features. Most buyers feel uncomfortable when the homeowners are present, and it can actually do more harm than good.  Buyers often won't even open cabinet or closet doors when the seller is home, and if they cannot view a house comfortably, they'll just move on.

BUYING

Your dream home awaits. Allow our impassioned team of veterans find exactly what you're looking for at a phenomenal price. Begin your journey to an amazing new home today.

 
Simultaneous Buy/Sell Options
Home Buying Process
Escrow Process

FAQ'S

+How will you tell me about the newest homes available?

The Multiple Listing Service Website provides up-to-date information for every home on the market. I constantly check the New on Market list so I can be on the lookout for my clients. I will get you this information right away, the way that is most convenient for you; by phone and/or email. In addition, we are aware of many “off-market” properties if one of these meets your needs I will forward to you. 

 

+How does for sale by owner (FSBO) work?

 

Homeowners trying to sell their homes without agent representation are usually doing so in the hopes of saving the commission. If you see an FSBO and want the advantages of my services, let me contact the owner for you and make an appointment. Most times the homeowner will work with an agent, even though their home is not listed since the agent is introducing a potential buyer to their property

 

+How much money will I have to come up with to buy a home?

 

This expense depends on a number of factors, not just the cost of the house and the type of mortgage you would like. You should plan to come up with enough money to cover three costs: earnest money – the deposit you make on the home when you submit your offer (to prove to the seller that you are serious about wanting to buy the house), the down payment (a percentage of the cost of the home that you must pay when you go to settlement), and closing costs (the costs associated with processing the paperwork to buy a house.)

You will pay the closing costs at settlement. This amount averages 3-4% of the price of your home. These costs cover various fees and processing expenses. When you apply for your loan, we will give you an estimate of the closing costs, so you won’t be caught by surprise.

 

+Once my offer is accepted, what should I do?

 

Celebrate and focus on moving into your new home! I will be with you every step of the way to ensure you are aware of deadlines. The first 17 days will be about inspections, disclosures, and figuring out mortgage-related items. The last couple of weeks will be focused on moving in. You will want to schedule your move, pack items and notify businesses of your address change. I will provide you with a moving checklist to help you remember all the details. I will also give you a good faith estimate and HUD statement, which will indicate the amount you, will need to bring to closing

INVESTING​

Your financial freedom begins here. Allow our proven team to bring you the absolute best opportunities in all of Los Angeles that yield the most value. We make it easy.

 

Compass Concierge

Our clients have access to a home improvement service with no upfront costs and no interest — ever. Compass Concierge is the hassle-free way to sell homes faster and for a higher price with services like staging, flooring, painting, and more.

Cosmetic improvements to a home can show a material increase in the sale price, but clients often don’t want to or aren’t able to spend that money. The Compass Concierge program will assist our clients in preparing their homes for the market by allowing them to completely fund the cosmetic improvements that will increase the value of their home - staging, cleaning, landscaping and more. At the time of the property's closing, Compass Concierge will simply invoice our client for the total services rendered.

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