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Not all real estate agents and real estate services are the same.  It is a competitive business and the differences among real estate agents and real estate services can make a difference whether you are buying or selling a home or property, and how quickly the deal can be closed, and how much money you pay or you save.  Here is where we will tell you about different real estate agents and real estate services and what they offer so you can make the best possible choice.


Update June 6, 2017  Real Estate Agent Fred Akhtar of Premier Agent Network is offering a free valuation of a property you are selling or interested in buying. Getting a proper appraisal and estimate of a property's value could save you thousands of dollars as well as time. Fred is also experienced in helping property owners and homeowners improve the value of their property before selling so they can get the top dollar and sell it fast. He will visit your home for a free consultation to discuss selling your home and what needs to be done to get the top dollar. Fred Akhtar and his team serve all of Southern California. Watch our TV show video below.

Fred Akhtar of Premier Agent Network Inc.
CAL BRE #01932176
Agent License ID 01506589


Update December 14, 2016  I was told that Realtor Bryan Abrams was known as "Mr. Studio City" and now I know why. He has been specializing in real estate in Studio City since 1999 but he is also devoted to the community and sponsors many community events including one of his favorites -- a giant gingerbread house building event at a yearly Studio City community event at a local park. At the 2016 event, which probably ranks as the single biggest gingerbread house building event, we discussed gingerbread house building and selling real estate. He told me selling real homes is easier. Watch our TV show report below.

Realtor Bryan Abrams
John Aaroe Group
12915 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, California 91604
CalBre 01238720

Realtor Robin Shores
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services


Update April 11, 2016  Let's face it, there are a lot of real estate agents who would like to get your listing when you want to sell, and then when your property does sell that listing agent is going to get paid. Unfortunately for you -- that listing agent is going to get paid whether that agent did any work or not to get your home sold and to get the best price. Some of the biggest earning real estate agents in the industry do nothing but sign home sellers to contracts and then these "listing agents" as they are called sit back and let other agents bring in the buyers.

This is why it is important that you interview your agent before you sign a listing agreement. You want an agent who will actually get involved not only in marketing your home but being sure it is marketed to the best potential buyers who will bring you the best offers with the top dollar and make the quickest sales.

Frankly, any real estate agent can list a home but only a top real estate agent will work to get you the best sale. Realtor Robin Shores of Berkshire Hathaway Home Serices told me that she wants to get your home sold as quickly as possible. She believes in modern marketing which goes beyond door hangers and typical ads in publications that no one reads. She uses the media that home buyers use today including the Internet and TV to advertise and market your home. Let's face it -- everyone goes to the Internet first and TV is still the king of all media. "I will put your home on television and at least 250,000 people will see it without getting your carpets dirty. I will work hard to market your home and it won’t be with a mailer or door hangers."

Robin Shores has great references from many happy sellers and buyers and she takes pride in being available to you and to return calls quickly. "Integrity is what matters most to me," she told me. "As a homeowner myself, I know how important it is to actively market and oversee the sale of your home. You will be extremely happy with the level of my professionalism and expeditious actions. I vow total loyalty and dedication to my clients."

Robin also has personal experience in the real estate market, buying homes and selling them, so she understands current market conditions. What is also interesting about her services is that they are not tied to any one particular geographic area. Today's modern, up-to-date real estate professionals know how to market your home locally and throughout Southern California and nationwide too. Let's face it, the chances that one of your own neighbors buying your home are slim which is why you need a professional real estate expert who knows how to find buyers regionally and nationally. Local real estate professionals might not have that know-how.

Realtor Robin Shores
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services



Update January 19, 2016  Before you sign a listing agreement with a real estate agent or service be sure you fully understand what's included in the listing contract. Is it simply an agreement to add your home to an Internet site or multiple listing service that various real estate agents use? Or, are you going to get additional services as part of the listing agreement and the commission that the real estate agent will charge you when your home is sold?

How long are you tied to this real estate agent and to this listing agreement? Is there a firm expiration date and is there an opportunity to get out of the agreement within a reasonable period of time if you feel the real estate company is not fulfilling their end of the deal?

If the listing agreement includes items such as marketing and advertising of your home or property for sale specifically what marketing and what advertising will take place? Will there be newspaper ads or postcards or door hangers and how many of these will there be? Will there be television and radio and Internet marketing? Is the real estate professional going to put your home on a website complete with pictures and a description of the property and how will this website be promoted? Will there be a video put on YouTube and how will this video on YouTube be promoted?

Will there be an open house to promote your property and how with the open house be advertised? Who will be responsible for damages during the open house event and who will pay for cleaning the carpet should it become soiled?

Before you sign be sure you know what you're getting and if the real estate professional wants to charge you for any of these services shop around with other real estate offices to see if they can offer you a better deal.


Update June 27, 2014  MiOpenHouse.TV is a website that is operated by a company that wants to change the way people buy and sell houses. Please click here for our special report about this company including its marketing arm JTB Network which can help you set up your own business with no investment and no license required, and allows you to be part of this growing part of the real estate industry.


Update May 23, 2014  It is important to shop for a Realtor just as important as it is to shop for your next home.  And if you are looking to sell your current home, finding the right Realtor can make a real difference in how quickly your home sells and if you sell it for the right price to the right buyers who will make the sale go through quickly.  Realtor Vicki Sommers has the experience to help you buy the right home or sell your home efficiently.  Our Best Buys TV Show report is below.

  • Vicki has the knowledge and experience to assist you in buying or selling or leasing a home in Southern California
  • Great negotiating skills to assist a first time homebuyer to the seasoned investor
  • When working with Vicki, you can expect to be treated with the utmost respect, honesty, and care.
  • Her clients always come first
  • Vicki pledges to make the homebuying experience as stress free as possible
  • You can be sure that Vicki will keep you up to date on the market, always protect your interests, and stay in constant communication with you.
  • You can expect Vicki to always work hard for you and have your experience be a positive one.
  • Her business savvy and customer service standards are set at the highest level
  • Consistently a multi-million dollar producer for ERA North Orange County
  • Winner of the Circle of Achievement Award and is an ERA Top Gun graduate
  • Sells homes in all Southern California Counties (Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, and San Bernadino counties)
  • Specializes in North Orange County neighborhoods (Yorba Linda, Anaheim Hills, Brea, and Placentia) 
  • Works with her business partner, Sherry Yarber (Mom).  The YARBER TEAM was formed 10 years ago
  • Will be by your side during the process of finding your dream house and still available to you after the transaction is long over.

Vicki Sommers
ERA North Orange County Real Estate
(714) 624-9576
ca bre# - 01827935

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