April 2020

Should I Continue to Show My House?

By | April 27th, 2020|An Agent's Life, Featured Posts, Front Page, Los Angeles coastal income property, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Seller Tip|

Open gates and doors are the new way of welcoming buyers and an effective way to conduct "no-touch" showings.   "Is it advisable to move forward with listing my house this spring, given the pandemic?"  This is a question that can be answered only after weighing the pros and cons with a professional real estate agent/broker and with full knowledge of the required showing procedures. Yes, with the help of virtual tours, professional photographs, and virtual open houses, the marketing of your property is entirely possible. Submitting an offer has been an online process for several years. Home [...]

March 2020

What Should I Expect From My Agent?

By | March 10th, 2020|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Featured Posts, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes Lisitng Agent, Rancho Palos Verdes top agent, Seller Tip|

  Those last century real estate marketing expectations of sticking a sign in the ground, posting a few photos on the Multiple Listing Service, and holding an open house or two, do not suffice in the digital marketing age.  A savvy agent will still make those old school marketing moves for her clients. Also, her marketing repertoire must include a social media blitz, and videos featuring the best assets of a seller’s property. The agent should have a website page dedicated to the property, and last but not least, a visible presence on the multitude of real estate sites such [...]

June 2019

Palos Verdes Real Estate Snapshot June 2019

By | June 14th, 2019|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes Lisitng Agent, Rancho Palos Verdes top agent|

If a beach house is on your bucket list, we have a few of those in Palos Verdes.   My Little Yellow Dot market indicator for June did not waiver from last month's real estate update; the Palos Verdes single-family housing market still favors sellers as we enter June 2019. Although inventory is up slightly, the number of sales increased as well, thus keeping the supply and demand in balance.   There are 255 Palos Verdes single-family homes for sale. 107 PV single-family houses are in escrow with accepted offers, and Palos Verdes single-family residences have sold thus [...]

February 2019

Palos Verdes Real Estate Snapshot February 2019

By | February 27th, 2019|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes Lisitng Agent, Rancho Palos Verdes top agent|

It was a Monet kind of morning. If you're considering selling or buying a Palos Verdes property, here's some vital information about the single-family real estate market for the entire Palos Verdes Peninsula: There are 144 Palos Verdes single-family houses for sale. 65 PV homes are in escrow with accepted offers, and 17 Palos Verdes single-family residences have sold thus far in 2019. More Palos Verdes Real Estate Market Snapshots for February 2019: Selling Palos Verdes Properties Since 1992

November 2018

Palos Verdes Single Family Homes Snapshot for November 2018

By | November 13th, 2018|An Agent's Life, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles coastal income property, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes|

Palos Verdes Autumn by Norma Toering The weather is beginning to cool, interspersed with spurts of warm Santa Ana winds, and the real estate market is reflecting a similar trend.  Unlike the raging wildfires, it's nothing dramatic, just a gentle shift in the market. There are 207 Palos Verdes single-family homes for sale, 58 houses are in escrow with accepted offers, and 570 Palos Verdes single-family homes have sold thus far in 2018.   More Palos Verdes Real Estate Snapshots for November 2018: Has the seller's market come to an end in Palos Verdes? My Little Yellow Dot [...]

September 2018

Palos Verdes Luxury Homes Real Estate Snapshot September 2018

By | September 19th, 2018|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Lunada Bay, Malaga Cove, Monte Malaga, Palos Verdes Drive South, Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Valmonte|

The Palos Verdes luxury home market experienced a noticeable uptick in activity at the close of summer with a few homes going off the market and the number of high-end homes in escrow nearly doubling.  With those numbers, my Little Yellow Dot indicates the luxury home market is still favoring buyers, but moving closer toward a neutral market favoring neither the seller nor the buyer.   The Rolling Hills market (primarily high-end properties) reflects a similar shift due to a reduction in the number of homes for sale, and an increase in the number of residences in escrow with accepted [...]

August 2018

Rolling Hills Estates and PVP Real Estate Snapshot August 2018

By | August 31st, 2018|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Horse Property, Los Angeles coastal income property, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Drive North, Rolling Hills Estates|

New Construction Home in RHE   Palos Verdes Real Estate Snapshot for August 2018. A post shared by Norma Toering l Real Estate (@normatoering) on Aug 7, 2018 at 10:33am PDT If you live or are contemplating purchasing a home in Rolling Hills Estates or the unincorporated area of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, my Little Yellow Dot will give you a market update at a glance.  How easy was that? No graphs and charts to decipher or a lengthy analytical synopsis of the local real estate conditions.  :)  However, I can provide more details if wanted or needed. [...]

August 2018 Single Family Homes Snapshot for Rancho Palos Verdes CA

By | August 30th, 2018|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Country Club, Crest, Eastview, Front Page, La Cresta, Los Verdes, Mira Catalina, Palos Verdes Drive East, Palos Verdes Drive South, Palos Verdes Drive West, Peninsula Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes Lisitng Agent, Silver Spur|

The summer of 2018 in Rancho Palos Verdes can be summed up with "Hot Market and even Hotter Weather." This RPV pool looked so inviting on a sizzling summer day.   Rancho Palos Verdes continues to be the hottest market on the hill, per my Little Yellow Dot market slider, with 107 single family homes for sale and 51 single family residences in escrow with accepted offers. 228 Rancho Palos Verdes single family homes have sold thus far in 2018.   Other Palos Verdes Peninsula Real Estate Snapshots for August 2018: Rolling Hills and the $3 mm and [...]

Will Millennials Buy Boomers’ Big Houses?

By | August 2nd, 2018|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes Lisitng Agent, Seller Tip|

Since I make it a habit of following real estate trends, I've been wondering who will buy the baby boomers' big houses when it's time for them to downsize.  I'm sure you've seen trending articles stating Millennials do not want the family china, antiques, and other stuff filling their parents' home. The big question is, will they want to move into the family home, or purchase one of their choosing? Perhaps smaller and closer to the urban center--time will tell. The giant boomer generation owns two out of every five homes in the United States. Let that statistic sink in [...]

April 2018

Rancho Palos Verdes Real Estate Report April 2018

By | April 27th, 2018|An Agent's Life, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes Lisitng Agent, Rancho Palos Verdes top agent|

  Rancho Palos Verdes is the city with the most single-family homes for sale and comes in at the number two spot for hottest markets on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Based on my Little Yellow Dot Slider graph the real estate market in Rancho Palos Verdes is growing hotter by the month! There are 63 single-family homes for sale in RPV. 48 single-family properties are in escrow with accepted offers. 74 RPV single-family residences have sold year-to-date.   Palos Verdes Peninsula real estate market snapshots for April 2018:   If you would like more information about your neighborhood or an [...]