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Going on Vacation When Your House in Los Feliz is For Sale?

When you want to sell your house but it's time for your annual vacation, go ahead and go. Relax, enjoy yourself, and perhaps your house will be in escrow before you get home. It's better to get your home on the market sooner rather than later since Los Angeles home buyers are still out in force. Don't miss your moment but don't go away and worry either. Don't postpone your family vacation to sell your Los Feliz home
To make sure that can happen, add these steps to your pre-vacation checklist:
  • Let your agent know when you're leaving, how long you'll be away, and how you can be reached when you're away from home.
  • You may need to receive documents if an offer comes in while you're gone – plan ahead for that contingency.  If you have a smart phone or Internet access to your email,...

Pets and Real Estate Don't Mix

Pets and Real Estate Don't Mix
 
Whether you're buying or selling a home here in Silver Lake, pets and real estate simply don't mix.
If you're selling a house, the best thing to do is take your pets with you when you vacate for showings. If that's not possible, they need to be contained in a kennel or a kennel cage.
Why? Three reasons.
Some prospective buyers are deathly afraid of dogs and cats. If your pet is loose in the house, they won't come in. And truthfully, you shouldn't want them to.
Most dogs believe it's their duty to protect their home and family. That means even the friendliest dog might decide to take a bite out of an "intruder." The liability is such that even if the buyers want to go in, the agent might refuse to allow it.
The second reason is that "pet people" will focus on the pet instead of the house....

What the Yelp!?

What the Yelp or What's with Yelp? Both good questions. If you are like me, you probably check reviews on Yelp for a variety of things. For me it's mostly restaurants but I know alot of people look on Yelp for anything and everything. That being the case, it only made sense that I have a business profile on Yelp as well. I would imagine alot of agents do. So let me just rant a little here. If you aren't already aware of it, Yelp has an automatic filter for reviews that are posted. You can read all about it in their FAQ section. I understand that they are trying to prevent false reviews but, but it's likely I'll never know why they think so many of mine are fraudulent. I actually have 24 review on Yelp. Great, right? Well, only 8 of those reviews are showing up. The other 16 have been filtered out! Sure, you can click on 'filtered' at the bottom of the page to read them all, but how many potential clients are going to do that? (If you are reading this and you ARE looking for reviews on me, please go...
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