Not many, but some of my clients ask … Will I save money if i sell my home without an agent … From a strictly mathematical perspective you would have to conclude “yes”. But that’s making a decision in a vacuum. Take a breath instead and learn what the reality is
Last year, the typical for sale by owner (FSBO) home sold for $208,700, while homes sold by agents went for an average of $235,000. Nearly half of FSBO sellers choose that route because they want to avoid paying an agent’s commission fee. But in reality, we see that sellers using an agent net more on the sale than FSBO sellers — even after the commission is paid. 15% of FSBO sellers say that getting the right price for their home is the most difficult part of the sale.
MARKETING AND EXPOSURE
More than 92% of home buyers search online for homes, and they agree that the most stressful part of the buying process is finding the right property. When an agent lists your home on the MLS, it will appear on the popular home search sites. Buyers can also check out property details like beds, baths, and square footage, and view high quality photographs showcasing your home’s best features. Meanwhile, less than 20% of last year’s FSBO sellers posted their homes on local or national search sites, or on online classified sites. The most commonly used marketing tool by FSBO sellers is a yard sign.
PAPERWORK AND NEGOTIATION
No one likes red tape. Understanding and performing paperwork is a most difficult task for many FSBO sellers. Agents manage buyer and seller transactions each day. You shouldn’t be expected to know everything, but agents have the expertise needed to get you the most for your home. WHEN YOU HIRE AN AGENT, YOU GET:
The right listing price, and a built-in negotiator to make sure you get nothing less
Visibility on home search sites and other online marketing channels
The bare minimum of paper work, and knowledge that will make you confident when you head to the closing table
Will I Save Money If I Sell My Home Without An Agent
Thinking about it, it makes perfect sense why “For Sale By Owners” net so much less money than their competition who hire an agent. The buyer knows you’re not paying a commission, so why are they going to pay you the money? THEY want the money! Duh! And the FSBO loses exposure to networks they can not hope to touch including but not limited to Realtor.com and in my case, international networks that not even most real estate agents can reach. From the “PRICE” paragraph above, I’m surprised that FSBOs are losing only 11%!
SMASHING QUEEN'S NECKLACE VIEW! LET THE VIEW SPEAK FOR ITSELF! Panoramic queen’s necklace view from Santa Monica, downtown LA, to PV Golf Course. GATED PROPERTY. Huge living room and dining room with vaulted ceiling for formal entertaining. Contemporary kitchen with a well-designed wet bar and conversation areas to enjoy the view. The exterior boasts many large decks, pool, spa, waterfall and north –south facing TENNIS COURT. An aesthetic balance of comfort and design is found in every room of this house. STOP WISHING START EXPERIENCING! PV LIFESTYLE AT ITS BEST!
Beautiful Mediterranean villa in Rancho Palos Verdes, ideally situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in prestigious Peninsula Point across from Terranea Resort. Resort living at its finest for indoor/outdoor entertainment. Enjoy views of the ocean, coastline, and Catalina Island from the living room, family room, master bedroom, several balconies and pool/spa. The large 1/2 acre lot (28,185sf) provides a landscaped three-tier backyard with waterfall and sparkling relaxing pool with built-in spa. Observation patio with seating area. Enter through the large double doors of this luxury home which boasts soaring 10 ft ceilings with archways, large Italian stone flooring, recessed ceiling lights, gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances and center island, large formal dining room, and family room w/stone fireplace. Master bedroom with spa tub, separate shower, walk-in closet. First time on market after 18 years. Close to Trump golf course.
Ease into elegance in this unique French-country inspired Rolling Hills Estates residence. You’re greeted at the door with an impressive foyer laid with golden travertine flooring and custom details that introduce you to the grace and style throughout this generous 4-bedroom home. Step into the stately dining area with impressive ceiling medallion and custom drapery. The kitchen is pure decadence with modern appliances, sparkling Ubatuba granite and upgraded tile backsplash. The comfortable family room and inviting living room boast rich hardwood floors, custom window valances, crown molding and other artful details. Welcome your guests outdoors with a truly special deck laid with attractive Pennsylvania bluestone hardscape perfectly crafted for entertaining and luxuriating. A refreshing saltwater pool beckons, and lush landscaping includes tantalizing peach, lemon, lime, and avocado tress. A supremely private master suite with stately ceiling and ornate fireplace is yours to enjoy along with a master bath featuring upgraded travertine design and oil rubbed bronze faucets and fixtures that add warmth and beauty. This is living at a whole new level.
Remodeled and expanded in 2016 this Russ Barto architectural beauty will captivate hearts with its natural light, soaring ceilings, wood and travertine floors in main living areas, and high-end finishes throughout. The tri-level floor plan takes advantage of the panoramic city and pastoral views with walls of windows as it flows effortlessly from one living area to another. The well-planned gourmet kitchen is the heart of the home and is ideally located adjacent to the family room and formal dining area. There's a view deck with built-in BBQ off the kitchen. The property has a flat backyard, ample patios, and multiple decks for entertaining, dining, and relaxing. The cul-de-sac location offers privacy and room to breathe, yet the urban activities in the South Bay of Greater Los Angeles are only minutes away. This property will fulfill your expectations about living the coastal lifestyle on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in beautiful Southern California
This rare offering is one of only ten of the largest model homes in the prestigious Sea Breeze community. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home boasts approximately 4,012 square feet of elegant living space. The functional and open floor plan features a grand entry with cathedral ceilings, a gourmet kitchen with granite counters, walk-in pantry, wine cooler, and a large center island, along with an adjoining living room and access to formal dining area. Entry level also has a guest/in-law suite, separate laundry room and a 3-car garage with direct access. Large, grassy side and back yards are perfect for entertaining and back yard is also plumbed for a pool. All bedrooms feature en suite bathrooms, and upstairs has its own separate living room area. Master bedroom boasts a large walk-in closet, fireplace, jetted tub, and a private balcony overlooking the backyard. Peak-a-boo ocean views, dual-zoned air conditioning, security cameras and a home audio system complete the package.
LOWER LUNADA BAY CHARMER. As an architectural work of art, this charming New England style estate has been newly renovated with a high level of design and artistic integrity. Located just 2 blocks from the ocean and Palos Verdes High School, the 4 bedroom home features a rare, beautiful slate tile roof, new cobblestone-style driveway, newly landscaped backyard and a newly remodeled gourmet kitchen with marble countertops, Walker Zanger marble tile backsplash, Viking Dual Fuel Range, Microwave Drawer, Original Shaw Farmhouse Sink, and elegant and artful details throughout the balance of home, including the master and secondary bathrooms. 1 bedroom and bathroom are conveniently located on the ground level. The enchanting backyard is the perfect setting for relaxing, intimate evenings or family fun. Lovely designed patio with new stone fire pit, multiple citrus trees, walking paths and festive lighting. You’ll fall in the love with the abundance of quality and character this home has to offer. A must see!
Wonderful One Level Home That Embraces Majestic Views From Almost Every Room With Walls Of Windows. This Home Has a Feeling of Privacy And Grandeur Sitting On a Little Over 1/2 Acre Surrounded By Lush Landscaping. Entertain Guests Or Share Family Time Throughout With A Large Living Room, Formal Dining Room, and Light and Bright Family Room. Enjoy The Recently Remodeled Kitchen with a Breakfast Nook and Pass Thru To The Family Room Which Also Has Great Views. More Spectacular Views From The Master Bedroom Which Includes a Master Bath Suite. Long Brick Driveway Leading Up To The 3 Car Garage As Well As Ample Extra Parking And Gorgeous Views. Enjoy The Views While Lingering And Barbecuing on the lovely Atrium Just Outside The Remodeled Kitchen. There's Also A Spacious Side Yard For More Outdoor Fun. Close To Top Rated PV Schools, Shopping, Restaurants & Only Minutes Away From The 110 Freeway. You Won't Want To Miss This Great View Home!
This home redefines the word immaculate! Designed by these original owners, their pride-of-ownership is apparent! An inviting front courtyard welcomes you to a home filled with light, warmth, and a sense of comfortable living. The first floor offers a formal entry, den or office, living room with vaulted beamed ceilings and dramatic stone fireplace, formal dining room, kitchen with breakfast nook, a butler's pantry, and views of the ocean from almost every room! The downstairs features a large master suite, two other good-sized bedrooms, a laundry room, and a bonus room with over 570SF of unfinished space that you could almost put a handball court in! Other features include hardwood floors, double balconies, three-car garage, a large fenced backyard with fruit trees and rolling lawns, and a great location in the heart of Palos Verdes Estates! With it close proximity to Margate School and PV High, there is nothing not to like about this property!
This Valmonte home has big, dramatic city-lights views from floor-to-ceiling windows that captures your attention immediately when walking into the house. You'll spend your evenings entertaining in the wide open Living Room and Dining Area enjoying the wood burning fire place and twinkling lights outside. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms on this same floor. The Master Bedroom has an updated bathroom and enjoys the same great views. The Kitchen is updated with a small eat in counter that could be made into a larger center island and eating area if wanted. In the center of the living space are the stairs that take you down to the large Family Room with the second of two fire places - opening with sliding glass doors to the beautiful pool and sunning deck - very nicely landscaped. Off the Family Room is a big Mother-in-laws room with access to the pool as well. Ideal for a lucky older teenager, in-laws, or guests. The separate bathroom downstairs services the Bedroom and/or the Pool Guests. The Laundry area is located at the bottom of the stairs by the Family Room. Flooded with natural light through out. This home is perfect for those needing to get off the hill quickly with access to PCH and Hawthorne just blocks aways. Surprisingly quiet. Enjoy all the perks of living in Palos Verdes Estates and join the magnificent PV Beach Club or PV Golf & Tennis clubs. Easy access to the Beach. Award winning Palos Verdes Unified School District. WELCOME HOME!
POOL Home where you can wake up to a glorious sunrise overlooking spectacular canyon views! Perfectly nestled on quiet street in the well adored Ranchview neighborhood of Rolling Hills Estates. Situated on a mostly flat over ¼ acre lot new fully remolded home is a perfect blend of indoor/outdoor living. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, home office, open concept floor plan, you'll be amazed. Living room blends into the gourmet kitchen w/ custom 7 ft island, custom cabinets, 36 Sub Zero fridge, 4 burner/griddle 36 WOLF Range, farm sink & breakfast nook that offers optional entertaining needs. Kitchen will surely pull the heart of the home together, walk in pantry, new Anderson windows & french doors, new mechanical, plumbing, electrical inside. All hardwood flooring throughout. 2 master suites, both sitting on one end of the house. The main master bathroom features dual sinks, Marble counters, 2-person tub, oversized designer shower w/ ceramic tiles. French doors lead you out to the backyard w/ breath taking views from your bed. 3rd bedroom is private & can be the perfect guest room. Outside living space can be accessed from french doors off the dining. Beautifully new landscaped front & backyard, gorgeous POOL which is perfect for south facing sun, tons of scenic views, trees, even a peak-a-boo view of the ocean from the backyard. The backyard has room for barn/guest house & is zoned for horses w/ canyon access. This home is perfect! You will feel instantly inspired to entertain!
Remarkably elegant and classic home is flawless! Impressive custom details throughout create private sanctuary you won’t want to leave. Enter into bright, open living area and chic dining space where large custom windows invite the outside in. Relax and enjoy a meal there, or flow out through the doors to the patio next to the pool to enjoy garden views and PV days and evenings. Spotless, sunny kitchen is spacious and well-appointed with custom detailing, countertops, and cabinetry. Kitchen with breakfast bar flows into family room with cozy fireplace perfect for unwinding. Family room also enjoys walk-out access to fine outdoor living area where pool, patio, lounging area, and hillside garden meet. A charming sitting/ reading room and a custom wine room add further to the home’s peaceful vibe. Home also features rare, exquisite library/ office with custom paneling and hidden room. Immaculate master suite features fireplace, extra large walk-in closet, gleaming bathroom, and views of private hillside. Additional bedrooms are faultless, with clean skylights and/ or large windows. Even the 3-car garage is impeccable and has been finished to include flooring, ample built-in cabinetry, and large closets. Don't miss out on this picturesque home!
SWEEPING GOLF COURSE VIEW OF THE LOS VERDES COUNTRY CLUB! OPEN AND BRIGHT FLOORPLAN. PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP IS DEMONSTRATED by this original owner family. Well maintained property. Inviting living room with high ceilings for formal entertaining. Family room is adjacent to kitchen overlooking the serene backyard and golf course. Master suite with an unobstructed golf course view and it has the resort-like ambiance. Large Bonus room upstairs can be used as library, game room, or home theatre. One bedroom downstairs. There is even some OCEAN VIEW from the upstairs bonus room. ALL FLAT and usable backyard for family living. Priced to sell.
The absolutely perfect family home is here. Walk to school, enjoy a large grassy yard, move-in ready and have your friends over for dinner! This picture perfect home has high beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, plus front and back patios that make entertaining a breeze! In addition to the 4 bedrooms, this home has a separate office and separate family room with French doors leading to the outdoor space - so everyone has a place to enjoy. New paint, new landscaping, new granite in kitchen, new fixtures, newer bath, New French doors, new patios! The wait is over.
Amazing opportunity for whoever gets this turn-key home in Rancho Palos Verdes, near Peninsula High School (recently ranked the 6th best high school in California)! Enjoy the breathtaking views that show an unobstructed look from the Santa Monica Coastline, to Downtown LA, to the Long Beach Port, from this well-designed 4 bed 3 bath executive home! This bright and airy home boasts class and sophistication. Next we flow into the ultimate command central kitchen with magnificent granite counters, stainless appliances, and with a built-in subzero refrigerator. This is a true chefs delight that invites you and your guests to relax, entertain, and/or enjoy family dinners! A spacious dining area provides access right to the relaxing backyard with ample seating overlooking the huge sparkling pool. This gem offers an incredible master suite with walk-in closets and a luxurious bathroom. Which then compliments nicely to the two amply sized bedrooms upstairs and the bathroom at the end of the hall. Downstairs you have the huge family room (with city view), another bedroom, and bathroom. Right next to that you have the two-car garage with direct access into the home. The home is walking distance to Peninsula Shopping Center, the Promenade Outdoor Mall, Movie Theater, and Peninsula High School. Not to mention you're a small drive away from Terranea Resort, Los Verdes Gold Club, Trump Golf Course, etc. Enjoy Palos Verdes living at it's best! You don't want to miss this one!!
Fabulous interior cul-de-sac location on top of the hill on an 11,000 SF lot. Remodeled kitchen with newer cabinets and granite counters. Newer double pane windows and plantation shutters. All the rooms are good size. Grand entry opens to large front living room with beamed, vaulted ceilings, and formal dining room. Custom oak and white staircase has been installed. Kitchen, nook and separate family room overlook the backyard. Fireplace in the family room. There is one bedroom and bathroom downstairs. The bedroom has builtin book cases. Huge master suite with walk-in closet and another closet near the bathroom. Master bath has double sinks, make up vanity area, separate shower and tub. Double sinks in hall bath as well. Three car garage. Fabulous private backyard with lush landscaping. Ocean view from master bedroom window.
Spectacular “Mesa Palos Verdes” multi-level home nestled on charming Sunmist Drive, offering the utmost in lifestyle and location. Great curb appeal and flexible floorplan. Open, flowing layout with kitchen, adjacent casual dining area, and large living/dining room on entry level. Direct access to attached two-car garage, leads into kitchen for convenience in unloading groceries. Living room offers large, new windows allowing for plenty of natural light and view of foliage and yard. A few steps down leads to a spacious yet cozy family room with a wet bar, abundant built-in bookshelves and storage plus new sliding glass doors spilling out to the lower level yard/pool area. One bedroom, bathroom and laundry also located on this level. Upper living level boasts 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, which includes the master suite and bath. Fantastic two-tiered backyard encompasses a spacious wood deck for children’s play, relaxation and family entertaining and a large flat grassy yard which leads down to the lower yard boasting a newer resort-style sparkling salt water pool and jacuzzi surrounded by lush, mature tree line providing a secluded backyard. All of this in a wonderful, peaceful and private environment that is conveniently located only a short distance to Ridgecrest Intermediate, Highridge Park, Peninsula High School, shopping, and restaurants. Ready to move in, with the opportunity to maximize on potential views from the interior and backyard.
CUSTOM 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOME, GREAT CURB APPEAL, DYNAMITE LOCATION. THIS HOME WAS EXTENSIVELY REMODELED AND HAS A FANTASTIC FLOOR PLAN, CUSTOM WINDOWS AND DOORS, HARDWOOD FLOORS , STONE WORK , PERFECT FAMILY KITCHEN,ALARM SYSTEM,AIR CONDITIONED,PROFESSIONALLY LANDSCAPED FRONT AND BACK PERFECT FOR KIDS WITH LOTS OF STORAGE TOO.
Welcome to this Gorgeous 4 Bedroom 2 Bath complete move-in ready Queens Necklace View home. This one level OPEN FLOOR PLAN – NEWLY RENOVATED home offers many delightful amenities. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry and conveniently opens to the large Living Space. All Bedrooms are great in size the Master Bedroom is a true EN-SUITE featuring a fully remodeled bath including a large spa tub and His & Hers sinks. The Guest Bath is also fully remodeled boasting dual sinks and a large tub. Newer hardwood floors, newer windows, and interior / exterior paint, red tile roof complete this GEM of a home. All located in an excellent pride of ownership neighborhood and near schools & shops AN ABSOLUTE MUST SEE !!!
Charming Traditional home in Tree Section of Valmonte. Foyer entrance into lovely living room with coved-extended fireplace. A Center Hall Plan opens to most rooms. Coved ceilings, molding, and wainscoting throughout most of the house. Front bedroom is light and bright with sun showing through Bowed-style windows. Separate dinning room renders entrance into kitchen with a separate round built in Nook. Separate Utility room off kitchen has large storage in cupboards on both walls. Warm family room with wood wainscoting and Fireplace, closet for storage. Many colorful flowers and fruit trees in very large back yard. Pastoral view of back yard from enclosed attached deck to the house. A long driveway leads to Over-sized double car garage in back yard. This also could possible be a developer's dream lot to build or to add onto property. Buyer(s) to verify with city. Buyer(s) may want to paint, remodel or repair.
Views, views, glorious magnificent views!! Stunning panoramic views of the California coastline and city lights from Palos Verdes to Malibu across the sparkling jeweled lights of the Los Angeles basin to the Santa Monica mountains and Pacific Palisades Peninsula. Majestically situated in Rancho Palos Verdes, this desirable and impeccably maintained single level home offers the best of California indoor/outdoor living & entertaining. This gracious light-filled home is a peaceful private setting for your family and friends. Your new 1816 SqFt 3 bedroom 2 bath home on a large lot awaits. Located in a fabulous neighborhood in the highly sought Award-Winning Palos Verdes school district. Conveniently located near Schools, Hesse & Ryan Parks, Peninsula Center and the Beach. Location, Location, Location… This extraordinary Los Verdes property is a perfect place to call home. Must see to appreciate. The opportunity to own this amazing home will not last long!
LOCATION.. LOCATION.. LOCATION. Excellent opportunity to own on a very exclusive street. This Ranch style home has incredible curb appeal and is situated in a very private cul- de-sac in Rancho Palos Verdes. Custom brickwork creates the ultimate approach to this single level home. The living room is anchored by a fireplace and opens to a dining room. The kitchen with upgraded granite counters opens to a family room and french doors leading to a sparkling pool and spa. The master bedroom also has direct access to the amazing backyard with numerous sitting areas and massive avocado tree. The long driveway is perfect for RV parking and has additional storage area behind the garage area. Award winning schools and walkable access to amazing trails makes this the perfect starter home in Rancho Palos Verdes.
READY TO MOVE IN! Fully Remodeled Single Story Mediterranean Villa House On Little Hawthorne on CUL DE SAC. Enter Property Thru A Gated Front Entrance into a Breeze way And Enclosed Patio. The Custom Iron Gate With Frosted Glass Blocks the Street Noise. Serenity With Double paned Windows thru out and City Lights View. Chef's Kitchen features Stainless Steel ovens, range, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, washer & dryer, Kraft maid Maple Cabinets, Granite Counter Top & Backsplash, Stainless Steel Farm House Sink & Pot Filler. Living & Dining Rooms Have Recessed Lights, Built-In Speakers, Wood Floors. Travertine Fireplace . 4 Bedrooms Have Vaulted Ceilings & Recessed Lighting. Master Bath Features Granite Counter Top, Custom Cabinet, Travertine Flooring, Bidet, TV, Massage Jets And Dual Downpour Shower-Heads. Hall Bathroom has Double Sink, Granite Counter Top, Jacuzzi Tub-Shower & Travertine Flooring. Tank Less Water Heater, 3 stage whole house water filter system , Central A/C. Newer Tile Roof. Custom Finished Game Room/Garage With Built-In Cabinets and speakers. Gorgeous Landscaping Features Accent Lighting, Tree House, Hot Tub Set-Up.
Peace and comfort found here! This lovely Eastview home is looking for someone new to love! From the moment you drive up to this mission style home with its archways and tile roof, it just feels so inviting. The original owner has maintained this home beautifully, and you'll feel that as you walk through. This home offers 3 bedrooms and an office (original 4th bedroom), 1-3/4 baths and a spacious family room in a spacious 2224 sq. ft. floor plan! The kitchen is spacious with a cozy breakfast nook. The formal living and dining rooms are separated by a brick double sided fireplace. The family room is the perfect place for everyone to kick back and relax, and has lots of windows to let in the natural light. The master suite was enlarged and is big enough for ALL your king-size furniture! There's room for all your clothes and shoes as the original wall closet is pretty big...but there's a walk-in closet too! Step out into your private courtyard- the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee. The other bedrooms are also spacious and have good sized closets as well! The bathrooms, though original, are pristine! The private enclosed yard has lovely garden areas and lots of space to entertain. An attached 2 car garage has added storage. This is a lovely street with many long term owners, and is close to schools, shopping, and major arteries. PV schools are an option if you live here! Take a look, see the potential and make your offer!
INVESTOR DREAM! Rancho Palos Verdes home for under $1,000,000 with this amazing view is UNBELIEVABLE. The views of this gated home in the Portuguese Bend Community of RPV are remarkable. This property with tons of upside potential, for horses, gardens, and lush landscaping sits on 3/4 of an acre. You absolutely have to see this property, and once you do, you will fall in love with the character and personality. It is a PERFECT home for an Investor, 2nd Home owner, Flipper, or someone looking for a beach house under a million that needs a little upgrading. We currently have a BPO for $1,310,000. Property qualifies for 30 year conventional loan through sellers preferred lender.
Why do we love living here and being owners of Palos Verdes Homes? I've been a resident of Palos Verdes since 1968 attending 6th grade, graduating from Palos Verdes High School, graduating from UCLA and then coming back to Palos Verdes Estates to begin my real estate career in 1980. Talking with thousands of people and many hundreds of clients has confirmed for me what I've always known about owning any of the many fine Palos Verdes homes. We appreciate our strong school district ranked in the top 100 of all districts in these United States, we love our clean ocean breeze swept air, we love our approximate 70+ miles of hiking and equestrian trails, we love our quiet, peaceful, safe cities and bedroom communities and we love the strong sense of neighborhood that exist in the many varied neighborhoods here in Palos Verdes. From Palos Verdes ocean view homes in Palos Verdes Estates to the ranchos in Rolling Hills, there really is something for everyone. And, as "boring" as we might be, we have some great restaurants, and entertainment centers too. I can't wait to talk with you more about our many different communities. Meanwhile feel welcome to explore this website and if you own one of the many Palos Verdes homes and want an estimate of Palos Verdes home values, you will see a tab here to engage a few widgets to check and balance. Use the contact blue buttons to get a hold of me today