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Thinking about Selling your Million Dollar Plus Luxury Home? Top things to do before… Long Beach Real Estate Team

Thinking about Selling your Million Dollar Plus Luxury Home?

Long Beach Top Real Estate Agent Team – Ricardo the Realtor

What steps do you take to get your luxury home sold?

If you’re ready to sell your luxury home, this may be the perfect time.   There are some areas that deserve extra attention when selling a luxury home for top dollar. It surprises us how many clients think that all a Realtor does is put a sign up and enter it into the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). It isn’t quite that simple.

Million Dollar Homes & Luxury Estates For Sale - Ricardo the Realtor Long Beach  Real Estate Agent Top Team

Million Dollar Homes & Luxury Estates For Sale – Ricardo the Realtor Long Beach Real Estate Agent Top Team

 

1- Get all the paperwork.

Do you own a custom home? Do you still have the blue prints? Any new owner will really appreciate it especially if they want to someday remodel. Usually in higher end homes you will find that they have high tech features, fancy appliances, systems… So you will want to provide all of the manuals and warranty paperwork for the new owners once you’ve SOLD. Mortgage Documents – a vast majority of luxury home buyers pay cash for their estates but that is changing. Since we have had record low interest rates many million dollar plus buyers have chosen to finance their purchase. Make sure you know the balance of your mortgage and make sure that you will have enough equity to cover all the expenses. We can provide you with a net sheet so that you have a good idea of what you will walk away with.

Ricardo the Realtor Long Beach Top Real Estate Agent Team

Tip 1- Make sure you have all the manuals on how to operate your systems.

 

2- Price your home correctly… the 1st time.

The process of pricing a luxury home is much more challenging than a tract home or condo because they are usually custom built. There are not other comparables that have the exact same features. The upgrades and features can vary drastically from one home to the next. The Long Beach market is exactly that. Diverse.

Homes on Naples Island, Belmont Shore, Park Estates, The Peninsula … are so different. Our team of agents will be able to take these differences into consideration when helping you price our home for sale. A homeowner will usually want to overprice their home and there are dangers to this strategy. An overpriced home will generally sit on the market for more than a year is stigmatized. Usually buyers will think that there is something wrong it and that is the reason it has not sold. Pricing your home correctly will put you in a much better situation right out of the gates.

 

3- Professional Photographs is a Must.

Internet is king. 9 out of 10 home buyers start their search online. They look at the photos and video tours of your home. Surprisingly many Realtors use their cell phones or other low end cameras to photograph their listings. When working with luxury homes there are many details that these cameras miss or are not capable of capturing.

Working with a professional photographer is something that our team insists on. Most of the time you will want to set up two shoots, one during the day and the other at night. Lighting in most luxury million dollar homes has been well planned out. Taking pictures of the home at night will capture the glamour and lifestyle that is for sale.

We are finding that many of our affluent home buyers are from out of town or country.  That being said video of your home is very important. Having video of your property can be the touch that will get that affluent buyer to fly in for a private viewing.

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4- Decide What is Needed to View Your Home.

As your chosen Realtor Team, we qualify “Buyers” who ask to view your home. When a caller asks to see your home that is worth millions we will generally ask for proof of funds, pre-approval letter and most serious buyers will comply. Other qualified buyers may be private. So we have to be very careful that we are so protective to drive away qualified buyers. Sometimes they will admit that do not have financing secured.

So rather than just use a blanket statement that no one can see the home without providing financials, it is better to use discretion. Sometimes the use of Google can come in really handy. If someone can be found in a simple search and it is obvious that they own a chateau in France, then we may want to let them in.

 

5- How & When Can a Potential Buyer See Your Home?

In the luxury home market we generally like to ask for a 24 hour notice which is reasonable. With that said you should be prepared to make exceptions. Serious home buyers may only be in town for a few days. They may have flown into town to view a list of homes and yours is on it. Or they may not have initially considered your home but they decided to drive by and loved it.

We will have to decide if we should have an electronic lockbox that other Realtors have access to or we can show it “by appointment only” with us present for showings. We can accommodate various ways of showing your million dollar home.

Some home owners decide on having their home omitted from the MLS making it a “Pocket Listing”. They do not want it advertised online, print or to the general public. We would market your home by word of mouth. We would only recommend this method if you do not want anyone to know that you are selling. Just know that the more eyes that see your home, the better chances of getting it sold quick for a good price. Making your home accessible will help obtaining you the very best offer.

6- Consult with your trusted professional about your sale.

Make an appointment with your financial advisors and create a plan. They will help you prepare for any tax consequences that may be the result of the sale of your home. They may have strategies for investing the funds you receive from the sale. 1031 Exchanges are a popular method for deferring taxes.

 

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Long Beach Top Real Estate Team – Ricardo the Realtor 562-533-4003

7- Last but not least… Hire us as your Luxury Real Estate Team

You may be tempted to hire a friend or family member that is new to the business and out of the area. It may not be the best idea when you’re selling one of your most important investments. There have been many situations that we are aware of when a seller hired a friend or relative that clearly was not experienced to sell their home. Not only did they not sell the home but it greatly effected their relationship in a negative way.

Our team of Realtors have a 80+ plan and we can show you what steps we take to market your home to qualified luxury buyers. Our team of professionals consist of showing agents, marketing specialists, open house agents, transaction coordinators & lending professionals. What this means to you is that there will always be someone to help you through the selling process. One agent cannot possibly provide the customer service that a luxury home sellers requires. Involving your wife, son or daughter to help you sell homes does not constitute a “Team” especially when they are not licensed to sell real estate, have photography or marketing training. Our Team of Real Estate professionals are Full Time and that is it. They do not do anything else but sell homes.

Technology. Technology. Technology. Marketing is huge when selling your luxury home. If your agent does not know how to blog, YouTube,FaceBook, or Google+ , provide a personalized mobile app or have implemented analytics… then you have to ask yourself if they are on top of todays technology. We are very surprised on how many of our fellow Realtors market a home by yesterday standards. Sticking a sign in your front yard , inputting your home into the MLS and running an ad in the newspaper is what most “discount” agents do and it is ineffective. This is the norm and unfortunately for many home sellers is all that they get. We specialize in Social Media and online marketing where 9 out of 10 home buyer search begins. We market your luxury home via a network and website that can be translated into 19 different languages. We know where most of all luxury affluent home buyers are coming from not only out of the area, state but worldwide.

If you are thinking about selling your luxury home then you need to contact us. We will make it worth your time. Guaranteed. 

Our Real Estate Agent Team will outperform an individual agent. 

 

For all of your Real Estate needs & more… Call Ricardo the Realtor.

562.533.4003

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Movies on the Beach – Belmont Shore & Naples Island – Long Beach CA

Movies on the Beach – Belmont Shore & Naples Island – Long Beach

 

What a great idea to enjoy a movie on the beach with family & friends. This is truly a lifestyle worth living. Come on out and enjoy our great weather.

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Movies on the Beach – Belmont Shore & Naples Island – Lifestyles of Long Beach

Alfredo’s Beach Clubs “Moonlight Movies on the Beach” &
Movies at Mom’s Beach House

New Season Starts Saturday June 21, 2014
and runs through September 9, 2014

Movies are FREE and there is plenty of FREE PARKING.

Dinner, Snacks and Popcorn available for purchase.

Movies on the Beach Start at Dusk (approx. 8 p.m.)
Movie Screenings Start June 21, 2014 and run through September 9, 2014

 

Naples Island Location – 5825 E Appian Way, LB 90803:

Saturday June 21st - Movies at Mom’s
Monsters University

Saturday July 12th - Movies at Mom’s
Mary Poppins

Friday August 8th - Movies at Mom’s
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

 

Saturday September 6th - Movies at Mom’s
Frozen

 

Belmont Shore Location – 5101 E Ocean Blvd, LB 90803:

Tuesday July 1st - Granada Beach
Gravity

 

Tuesday July 15th - Granada Beach
Caddy Shack

Tuesday July 22nd - Granada Beach
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

Tuesday July 29th - Granada Beach
Sixteen Candles

Tuesday August 5th - Granada Beach
The Wizard of OZ

Tuesday August 12th - Granada Beach
The Goonies

Tuesday August 19th - Granada Beach
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Tuesday August 26th - Granada Beach
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Tuesday September 2nd -Granada Beach
SpaceBalls

Tuesday September 9th -Granada Beach
Jaws

 

Naples Island Real Estate Agent Team

Naples Island Homes For Sale – Long Beach Top Real Estate Agent Team – 562-533-4003

Los Altos Pool Home For Sale, Long Beach Real Estate Agent Top Team

Los Altos Pool Home For Sale, Long Beach CA

3 Bedroom – 2 Bath + Office/Den & Pool

Los Altos Family Pool Home For Sale – Long Beach Real Estate

Top Long Beach Real Estate Team

Long Beach Top Real Estate Team – Ricardo the Realtor 562-533-4003

This home features a great open floor plan. There are 2 bedrooms downstairs & the large private Master bedroom is upstairs with its own bathroom. There is a 4th room that is ideal for an office but is being used as a bedroom that is separate from the home. Custom pavers adorn the driveway, walkway towards the front door and back patio area of home. As you enter the home you will see an open floor plan with hardwood floors. Property features recessed lighting, upgraded windows, ceiling fans throughout the home. The living room is bright and welcoming. The kitchen has plenty of cabinet space, and it is equipped with a dishwasher, Thermador range/oven & beautiful farmers sink. As you enter the rear of the home you will find the spacious family room with vaulted ceilings. This is a great space for your family to enjoy family & friends as you host parties. You can access the tropical, landscaped back yard with pool on our hot summer days.

There is a large hardwood deck outside and plenty of room for family bbq’s & firepit nights.

Stores, market, gym, schools- Cal State Long Beach, restaurants are all in walking distance. You have freeway access just minutes away. This Los Altos home has everything your family needs. Please call us to arrange your private showing of this beautiful home.

Ricardo The Realtor.com (01847698)
562-533-4003

 

“For all of your Real Estate needs & more… Call Ricardo the Realtor.”

Want to know the value of your home? Call us so that we can show you a superior marketing plan that will net you top dollar for your home. We use todays technology to benefit our clients.

 

Naples Island Real Estate Agent Team

Naples Island Homes For Sale – Long Beach Top Real Estate Agent Team – 562-533-4003

Long Beach Homes For Sale include these communities: Alamitos Heights, Belmont Shore, Belmont Heights, Del Lago, College Park, Carroll Park, downtown, California Heights, Bixby Knolls, Los Altos Homes, Naples Island, The Peninsula, Spinnaker Bay, Virginia Country Club, Bluff Park… Also Signal Hill, Lakewood and Seal Beach Homes For Sale. Top Long Beach Real Estate Team is ready to work for you.

Ricardo The Realtor - Long Beach Top Real Estate Agent Team - Luxury Homes & Million Dollar Estates For Sale - 562-533-4003 - Belmont Shore - Naples Island - The Peninsula - Spinnaker Bay - Park Estates - Alamitos Heights - Bluff Park

Ricardo The Realtor – Long Beach Top Real Estate Agent Team – Luxury Homes & Million Dollar Estates For Sale – 562-533-4003 – Belmont Shore – Naples Island – The Peninsula – Spinnaker Bay – Park Estates – Alamitos Heights – Bluff Park

Home Buyers Alert – 5 Reasons to Buy a Home Now Instead of Spring

Home Buyers – 5 Reasons to Buy Your Home Now Instead of Spring time

 

Reasons to Buy Your Home Now!

 

5 Reasons to Buy a Home Now Instead of Spring in 2014
 
Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five reasons purchasers should consider buying before the spring market arrives:
 
1)Supply Is Shrinking
 
With inventory declining in many regions, finding a home of your dreams may become more difficult going forward. There are buyers in more and more markets surprised that there is no longer a large assortment of houses to choose from. The best homes in the best locations sell first. Don’t miss the opportunity to get that ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ buy.
 
2) Price Increases Are on the Horizon
 
Prices are projected to appreciate by over 25% from now to 2018. First home buyers will probably pay more both in price and interest rate if they wait until the spring. Even if you are a move-up buyer, it will wind-up costing you more in net dollars as the home you will buy will appreciate at approximately the same rate as the house you are in now.
 
3)Owning a Home Helps Create Family Wealth
 
Whether you are rent or you own the home you are living in, you are paying a mortgage. Either you are paying your mortgage or your landlord’s. The Fed, in a recent study, revealed that the net worth of the average homeowner is 30 times greater than that of a renter.
 
4)Interest Rates Are Projected to Rise
 
The Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Association of Realtors, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have all projected that the 30-year mortgage interest rate will be over 5% by the this time next year. That is an increase of almost one full point over current rates.
 
5)Buy Low, Sell High
 
We would all agree that, when investing, we want to buy at the lowest price possible and hope to sell at the highest price. Housing can create family wealth as long as we follow this simple principle. Today, real estate is selling ‘low’ compared to where it will be next year. It’s time to buy.
 
Call us today for a Buyer Consultation so that we can answer all of your questions, Pre- Qualify you, and get you on the right track. Our TEAM of Home Buying Realtors can help you today. 
562-533-4003
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Top Long Beach Real Estate Team – Luxury Estates & Million Dollar Ocean Front Homes

To Date or Not To Date, 15 Reasons Why You Should Date A Real Estate Agent / Realtor

15 Reasons Why You Should Date A Real Estate Agent / Realtor

15 Reasons Why You Should Date A Real Estate Agent / Realtor

15 Reasons Why You Should Date A Real Estate Agent / Realtor

15 Reasons to Date a Real Estate Agent / Realtor

If your real estate agent asks you out — and not just to see a gem of a house that’s been on the market for a while — give him/her a chance and say yes.

Here are 15 reasons to date a real estate agent:

1. According to Modern Family’s Phil Dunphy, “Every realtor is just a ninja with a blazer.”

2. Real estate agents are good negotiators.

3. They don’t give up easily. (He won’t give up easily on you, either.)

4. Real estate agents are comfortable with taking calculated risks, depending on commission to pay their bills.

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Long Beach Top Real Estate Team – Ricardo the Realtor 562-533-4003

5. Crave confidence in a date? Real estate agents trust their own abilities to sell properties and close deals for clients.

6. He’s a matchmaker: Real estate agents help clients’ dreams of home ownership come true by pairing what they can afford with what they need.

7. He probably doesn’t live in his parents’ basement.

8. For realtors, beauty is more than skin deep. They can see the potential in a property that others can’t.

9. Real estate agents are self-motivated, driven to succeed in a difficult field of work.

10. Real estate agents are accessible. They intentionally make themselves available to their clients — and, in all likelihood, to their significant others.

11. No 9-to-5 here. If you’re also a freelancer, a real estate agent’s unconventional schedule might appeal to you. Sure, she might be busy tomorrow evening, but she might also be able to swing a weekday brunch.

12. Real estate agents are smart — and good at math. They’re always updating courses and intentionally learning more about their business and the neighborhoods they sell in.

13. Can’t handle awkwardness? Real estate agents depend on their people skills to survive financially. Invite a realtor to a dinner party, and he/she will bring out the charm.

14. A good real estate agent is discerning. He/she knows when to sell a property and when to hang on to it.

15. You’ll learn more about your city. Date a real estate agent, and you’ll get an education in thriving neighborhoods, up-and-coming areas to watch, zoning laws and gentrification.

” THE REALTOR “

Coming to your home soon!!!

Long Beach Luxury Estates & Million Dollar Homes

For all of your Real Estate needs & more… Call Ricardo The Realtor. 562-533-4003

 

Ricardo The Realtor - Long Beach Top Real Estate Agent Team - Luxury Homes & Million Dollar Estates For Sale - 562-533-4003 - Belmont Shore - Naples Island - The Peninsula - Spinnaker Bay - Park Estates - Alamitos Heights - Bluff Park

Ricardo The Realtor – Long Beach Top Real Estate Agent Team – Luxury Homes & Million Dollar Estates For Sale – 562-533-4003 – Belmont Shore – Naples Island – The Peninsula – Spinnaker Bay – Park Estates – Alamitos Heights – Bluff Park

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