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 [...]

August 2019

Palos Verdes Home Prices–Lowest to Highest

By | August 12th, 2019|Featured Posts, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes|

  Whether you’re searching for a starter home or your dream home, my guess is you can find it in Palos Verdes. From starter cottages to hillside villas, the Palos Verdes Peninsula offers buyers a wide variety of home styles and price ranges. The least expensive Palos Verdes home listed for sale today (August 8, 2019) is a two-bedroom cottage in the Eastview neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes. The list price is $819,000. On the other hand, $27,500,000 is the list price for a three-acre Lunada Bay estate located in Palos Verdes Estates. Fortunately, there are 263 other choices available [...]

April 2018

Where Are Palos Verdes Luxury Homes Located?

By | April 25th, 2018|Buyer Tip, Featured Posts, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Seller Tip|

New construction along the coast in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Palos Verdes luxury homes are located throughout the four cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. If we define "luxury home" as those properties selling for $3,000,000 and up, there is a higher concentration of luxury properties in Rolling Hills and Palos Verdes Estates. Rancho Palos Verdes is gaining ground in the luxury category as well. Luxury home sales on the Palos Verdes Peninsula during the past twelve months: Palos Verdes Estates:  23 Luxury homes sold per MLS records. Rancho Palos Verdes:  16 Luxury home sales were recorded per MLS [...]

April 2017

Providing Palos Verdes Buyers and Sellers with the Best and Top Real Estate Service

By | April 13th, 2017|Featured Posts, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Listings, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Seller Tip|

Luxury Home Sold by Charlemagne International Properties   I have a 'clients first' policy.  It's not always well received by my business partner or my inner social circle, but unless I have an appointment or engagement that must be honored, I keep my schedule flexible to accommodate my clients' needs.  Perhaps this is because before I was a real estate agent in Palos Verdes, I was a globe-trotting, house-buying corporate gypsy. Yes, I arrived in the new city we would soon call home, usually on a very tight schedule, and began the house-hunting mission.  I did not want [...]

February 2017

Need a Top Agent/Broker to Help You Sell or Buy in Palos Verdes?

By | February 10th, 2017|Buyer Tip, Featured Posts, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Seller Tip|

  The selection of a real estate professional to represent you in the sale of your property is a huge decision.  Not only is your home like to be one of your most valuable assets, but the choice of a real estate agent can also increase your net, or it can cost you thousands of dollars.  Choose with great care!  The process of selling a property is a little bit science and a little bit art.  Timing and luck are also often thrown into the mix. The science part involves knowing the local market and being able to translate the [...]

October 2016

The Lay of the Land In Palos Verdes

By | October 28th, 2016|Buyer Tip, Featured Posts, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes View Homes|

Many buyers expect to purchase a property with a flat backyard.  In Palos Verdes, that may present more of a challenge than anticipated, especially if a view is also on the list of requirements. The Palos Verdes Peninsula is full of canyons, cliffs, hills and the edge of the ocean. All are highly desirable but not always compatible with a flat backyard.  Due to the location of the lot, the yard and pool may be in the front courtyard allowing for the back of the house to take full advantage of one of our spectacular views of either the ocean [...]

January 2016

100+ Reasons to Buy a Luxury Home in Palos Verdes, CA

By | January 27th, 2016|Buyer Tip, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Featured Posts, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes View Homes|

I wrote the original version of this article back in 2008--some things change and others remain the same.  Even though I've gone on to expound in-depth about the Palos Verdes lifestyle in over 4,000  articles, and I discover new things to love about life in PV, these original five reasons still top my list. Original article as written January 2008: I was recently asked by a soon-to-be resident what I like best about living in Palos Verdes.  My answer was not as concise and to the point as I would have liked.  Later, I found myself thinking about the very legitimate [...]

October 2015

On the Hunt for a Palos Verdes Home? Tips from Norma Toering, Broker

By | October 29th, 2015|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Featured Posts, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes|

  Beginning your journey to purchase a new residence can be an odyssey filled with excitement, disappointment and even a bit a mystery.  Bumps in the road, setbacks and the occasional hiccup will be encountered along the way.  There will be moments of sheer joy when you find "The One,"  only to be followed by moments of doubt and even cold feet when it is time to sign the contract binding you to 30 years of monthly payments, or review a 60-page home inspection report. This is not a trip you want to embark upon alone.  Your experience will only [...]

June 2015

What Are Palos Verdes Sellers and Buyers Saying About Charlemagne Int’l Properties?

By | June 4th, 2015|An Agent's Life, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Featured Posts, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, Seller Tip|

Real estate customer service is not dead.  At least not at Charlemagne Int'l Properties located in Rolling Hills Estates, CA.  Although, one may wonder if calls are not returned and details are left unattended causing home owners to feel the weight of the myriad of details involved in selling a Palos Verdes property seem to rest solely on the seller's shoulders.  As one seller recently commented, "Who knew selling a house involved so many moving parts and so much time?"  At Charlemagne, we make every effort to reduce the stress and burden of selling your Palos Verdes property. "Thanks for [...]