August 2012

Update from Norma Toering of

By | August 28th, 2012|Front Page, Palos Verdes|

Update from Norma Toering - Broker Assoc. with REMAX Palos Verdes Realty. Sellers, if you're considering selling a property on the Palos Verdes Peninsula now is an excellent time to bring it on the market.  Listen to my short video for more information on the state of the Palos Verdes housing market.  In a word, homes are selling over asking price and often within a few days of hitting the market IF they are priced right and in tip-top condition. Give me a call if you would like help in preparing your home for sale.  Buyers are back and are [...]

34 Palos Verdes Homes Under $1,000,000

By | August 25th, 2012|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates|

House Hunting on the Palos Verdes Peninsula Today. Josh and I will show eight homes to buyers who want to purchase a Palos Verdes home in the million dollar range--less would be better.  The homes on today's list will range in price from high $700,000 to just over $1M.  Today's list piqued my interest in exactly how many Palos Verdes homes are priced under that magical million dollar mark. 34 Palos Verdes homes are priced under $1M as of today per the Multiple Listing Service.  Not too shabby as at the height of the real estate market it [...]

Palos Verdes Relocation Guide from Norma Toering & Team

By | August 20th, 2012|Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Featured Posts, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Palos Verdes Coastal Lifestyle Whether you're relocating to the Los Angeles area from China or Chino Hills, you are embarking upon a lifestyle change.  Sometimes a relocation distance of 30 miles can be just as disruptive as one of 3,000 miles.  I know, I've made both type of moves! I've written numerous articles about various aspects of life on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and many were written with prospective new residents in mind.  As a matter of fact, chose my blog, Palos Verdes Lifestyle, as one of the top ten real estate blogs in Los Angeles. If you're contemplating [...]

Buying or Selling with Norma Toering & Team–What’s in It for You?

By | August 12th, 2012|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Featured Posts, Inspiration, Seller Tip|

There are many moving parts in a real estate transaction. It takes a coordinated effort to close a sale. Let me echo the closing words of many newscasters, "You have many choices--thank you for choosing me."  It's true, every seller and buyer can select an agent from a variety of companies, with varying commissions and wide range of performance.  How do I impart my unique value?   After I share what I will do during the listing presentation I copy clients on many of the emails I send.  I don't copy them on every small detail, but I [...]

Paris in the Fall

By | August 9th, 2012|An Agent's Life|

2012 is slipping into the history book far too fast.  August already?  I'm on target with most of my work goals but it really is time to plan a little getaway, no, let me rephrase, another trip of a lifetime.  Yes, I booked a week in Paris and another few days of riding the rails through Switzerland (home to my paternal relatives) plus a few days lounging in the South of France. Just booking the trip put a noticeable lilt in my voice and bounce in my step.  Yes, travel is my therapy of choice.  There is something about exploring the world [...]

An update from Norma Toering and Team

By | August 9th, 2012|An Agent's Life, Beach Cities, Palos Verdes|

  I'm a novice at this, but it is necessary on so many levels I begin posting videos.  First, we're a visual species.  Real estate should be filled with unforgettable photos and videos that quickly sear the images into the memory card of the viewer.  Video is a quick, efficient and effective way to accomplish this task. Next, I have a little carpel tunnel thing going on in my left arm and shoulder--too much blogging--so I have a real need to reduce my typing time. Bear with me I will get better at videos.  In another lifetime (that would be [...]

Palos Verdes Dr. West Home Sales Report – July 2012 – Rancho Palos Verdes

By | August 9th, 2012|Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Palos Verdes Drive West neighborhood real estate and home sales report for Rancho Palos Verdes, CA in July 2012. Homes for sale: 13 Homes are listed for sale priced from $1,049,999 to $12,500,000. Pending sales: 2 Houses are in escrow priced from $2,799,000 to $2,999,000. July sales: One home sold in July 2012: Address Sale Price Bed/Bath Sq. Feet. Lot Year Built Days Listed 30840 Via Rivera $990,000 4/3 2239 9967 1960 50 Homes for sale in the PV Drive West area of Rancho Palos Verdes: Houses listed for sale in the Palos Verdes Drive West area:

Going Home Without the Gold

By | August 2nd, 2012|An Agent's Life, Front Page, Inspiration, Linkedin|

A medal is not the measure of success or failure at the Olympics.   Everyone loves a winner.  We cheer, we clap and the media fawns over the winner while those who failed to reach equal heights watch from the shadows or burrow their heads in their hands to hide tears of disappointment. Some come close, others miss the mark by a wider margin.   Like millions of others around the world I've been keeping late hours while uncharacteristically glued to my Sony flat screen.  The drama unfolds in a variety of arenas from pool to balance beams and I don't want to [...]

Rolling Hills is Horse Country

By | August 1st, 2012|Horse Property, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

    Rolling Hills has miles and miles of trails for your riding enjoyment If you are in the mood to saddle up the horse and go for a leisurely ride you might want to consult the Palos Verdes Peninsula Horsemen's Association Trail Guide.  It is the only complete guide to the equestrian trails of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  Maps feature all of the equestrian trails superimposed on an aerial map. Charming stable in Rolling Hills The PVPHA Guide sells for approximately $20, plus tax, and includes an equine service directory.  The Trail Guide may be [...]