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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Breaking News: TOP 100 Los Angeles, Ventura, & Santabarbara counties. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced who the TOP 100 agents were for the three counties from January -March 2024. I am so honored to be included in this list.Not number one, but #74 is pretty good for Transactions.Clearly, I am grateful for the clients who helped me reach this status for Berkshire Hathaway.Needless to say, if you are looking for a successful Realtor in the greater Los Angeles Area feel free to reach out to me! Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friend...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
As most of you who read my posts know I am a huge fan of Marcus Aurelius', well with that said, check out my selections for today:"Always have clear in your mind that 'the grass in not greener' elsewhere, and how everything is the same here as on top of the mountain. or on the seashore, or wherever you will. Plato's word you will find directly opposite: 'walling himself a fold on a mountain and milking his flock when they bleat'.How many agents switch brokerages for this reason? Just wondering out loud."When circumstances force you to some sort of distress, quickly return to yourself. Do not stay out of rhythm for longer than you must: you will master the harmony the more by constantly going back to it."Often, I have to remind myself when I am negotiating three or four transactions at t...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Marketing, Visibility is so important, not just in Real Estate... I am a huge fan of good marketing. Not just in Real Estate but in all products. If you recall I did a blog post about a fantastic pickle that we saw on a main road between Marina del Rey and Los Angeles International Airport as in LAX. I am a fan of it and support the product. Now with that said the other day I had to go pick up our Jill from ASAC the Vets Specialty Group... Diane was already there my job was to get Jill home. Now with that said on the way I saw this truck see both photos.Great Marketing as far as I was concerned. Now on the way home I saw this sign, keep in mind it is a very busy street Sepulveda Blvd on the West Side of Los Angeles. It was clear to me they are targeting the affluent parts of the Greater...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Since the Pandemic shut down, I have seldom gone into the office. Meetings I have handled via Zoom. Well, today was my manager's 12th year as being the office broker/ manager and since I was his first recruit I felt obligated to go in. Then to boot it was his birthday as well. The 50th year of his arrival into this world.Hence, both landmarks were good reason to go into the office. I joked with the agents, I almost forgot how to get to the office since it has been that long:)Well, when I got there were a couple of boxes and the receptionist dug through them and found two items for me to take home. I thought one was a box of chocolates. The other was an award.Turned out both were awards; one was for 2021 and the other or 2023. Ironically did not tell her, that I am sure there was another...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
It has been at least 27 years since Diane, and I have been to the Gotham Bar & Grill in New York City. We both loved the dining experience, and I followed Alfred Portale's Cookbook publishing ever since.I am proud to say I have three of his cookbooks. Sad to say none are autographed.I have made a few recipes from each of his books over the decades. Now with that said I am inspired to make a few more of his dishes.If you have been there and bought his cookbooks, please share in the comments below. If you have not hope I inspired, you to check his recipes out. Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please re...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Wordless Wednesdays:  Easy dinner, easy clean up... all baked. I have my latest cookbook and have not used it... it was all about baking and keeping dinner easy.Well, if you are wondering this was an easy dinner as well as an easy clean up:)If you are wondering, fingerling potatoes with parmesan cheese.Purple Asparagus with lemon zest, lemon juice and parmesan cheese.Salmon with balsamic   vinegar with a fig reduction.425% in the oven for 30 minutes and you are done. Easy dinner! Bon Appetite. Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beve...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
There are a lot of things going on in the world and in our lives as well. I had to share my thoughts with you tonight. I have three Escrows, that I am trying to keep together and as you know there are challenges to deal with and at the same time trying to list new properties and market twelve other listings can be challenging at times. Then to boot, there are many distractions going on in the US as well as in the world. Just to name a few, an Ex President who is fighting a lot of legal issues. This made me think, how insignificant my issues are compared to his.As, I read the headlines about potential Nuclear Wars, thanks to things going on in Ukraine & Russia as well as in the Middle East as in Israel and Iran.Putting all this in perspective, made me think that I do not really have any ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Monday Motivation: How to inspire the "non speaker" to speak.One of my favorite books 'Doubling Your Brain Power' address this question and I thought I would share here and see what your thoughts are.The ones who are what we call the silent ones, not just on Active Rain, but in real life.These were the advice given: 1.  Draw them out with praise.2.  Ask pointed questions3. Make comments that provoke response4. Once they start talking do not interrupt.5. Give positive feedback.This reminded me of Active Rain... there are some who fit into this category. There are others who what I call 'Hopeless" they think Active Rain is a Bulletin Board not to interact but post you listings... my take is they are missing out and I feel sorry for them.Just to be clear I am not here to lecture or help on...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Just Listed:  0 Vac/Vic Avenue T12/180 Ste Ave Black Butte CA 93591Directions: Head 138th ST East to 170th E head North to Ave T head East to 180th St ERemarks: This is the least expensive vacant lot on the market in the 93591-zip code. Truly a fantastic investment property to be able to purchase 2.54 acres of residential land in the serene setting of the Black Butte Community of Palmdale, CA. Not only is this a great investment property, but this could also be a perfect private dessert getaway. Enjoy the gorgeous desert and mountain views. The land is close to Lake Los Angeles and Black Butte Airfield. Buyer to do their own investigation, seller lives out of country and has never seen the property and just wants it sold, hence the list price is hard to imagine.Agent Remarks: This prope...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Monday Motivation: it has been a while since I posted one of these posts... I have been busy in a good way for which I am very grateful for. Now with that said let me go to my favorite philosopher Marcus Aurelius. I never get tired of reading from his Meditations and never get tired of sharing them here.He who sees the present has seen all things, both all that has come to pass from everlasting and all that will be for eternity: All things are related and the same.How many who once rose to fame are now consigned to oblivion: and how many who sang their fame are long disappeared.Do not dream of possession of what you do not have: rather reflect on the greatest blessings in what you do have, and on their account remind yourself how much they would have been missed if they were not there. ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Throwback Thursdays: memories of a Beverly Hills Realtor... the top photo  was in 2016 after Schmoie and I came back from a long walk:).Three years ago, Wiley in our old guest bathroom pre-remodel:)The above photo was taken in 2013 at Grimmets in Beverly Hills our car repair shop. Check out their client base:))Well, why not post another one, see how many of their clients you recognize?Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach ou...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
To the Long Gray Line and all United States Military Academy Supporters: Observations by a Beverly Hills Realtor on Duty, Honor, Country.  As I take a small piece from, and reflect back on, FDR's speech of December 7, 1941 - March 11, 2024, will live in “infamy".  For that is that day that the 61st Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point penned a letter justifying and announcing a change to the Academy's official long-standing Mission Statement of “Duty, Honor, Country”.  He shrouded himself by using the word "updating" when in reality the statement has been eliminated and replaced with the wording “… To build, educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets to be commissioned leaders of character committed to the Army Values and ready for a lifetime of servic...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
There are times when sellers do not want to have the property listed and marketed in the MLS. I am not a fan of it. I believe the more eyes see it on the various platforms the odds are better we get an offer sooner.Then there are times I focus and try to convince my sellers to list it on all the platforms. The only time I like it being not in the MLS when I am trying to cool a property and bring it back as new.What are your thoughts? Inquiring minds want to know.Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Beverly Hills Market Snapshot in the 90210-zip code... Tue Mar 12, 2024This week the median list price for Beverly Hills, CA 90210 is $10,995,000 with the market action index hovering around 28. This is less than last month's market action index of 29. Inventory has decreased to 14.The market has shown some evidence of slowing recently. Both prices and inventory levels are relatively unchanged in recent weeks. Watch the Market Action Index for changes as it can be a leading indicator for price changes.Market SegmentsEach segment below represents approximately 25% of the market ordered by price. Median Price     Sq. Ft.   Lot Size Beds      Bath      Age        New      Absorbed              DOM$37,500,000       10,933   1 - 2.5 acres       7            11          31          3         ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Life of a Pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor, check it out...Watching and observing our pets not only is enjoyable but a learning experience as well. Well, look for yourself.I never get tired of seeing them enjoy life in our home. Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach prop...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
March always comes around quickly after the short month of February although we did have an extra day with leap year.  Still, here we are already in the final month of the first quarter of 2024. This month I'll touch on the conflicting information out there on the real estate market, inflation and the economy.  A good example is that I recently read in one news outlet that inflation is hovering at 3.9 %; yet another stated 7.9%.  When I go grocery shopping, however, it seems to me that prices have increased closer to 25% to 40%. The same goes when I fill up my car with gas, adding to that here in California our gas prices are even steeper than other states.  Anyway, you get the idea. You may already know that Los Angeles is roughly 60 square miles with many different pockets. Depending ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
I keep John Wooden's Book " Lifetime of observations and reflections on and off the court" hand reach from me.I still see him walking on Wilshire Blvd near UCLA minding his own business, not looking for recognition, just an old wise man walking in his neighborhood.Now back to my question what your definition of Success, well John Wooden coined his definition of Success in 1934. Let me share it here:" ..Success is peace of mind that is the direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming..." As John Wooden said there is only one person who can ultimately judge the lever of your success and that is YOU! I cannot agree more with this observation.I am one of my harshest critics, I do not verbalize it externally, but internal...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Observations by a Beverly Hills Realtor, Endre Barath: Is there a real estate foreclosure wave coming? I have seen headlines that try to promote this idea, that a New Wave of Foreclosures is coming our way. Personally, my take is, those who push this idea are attention seekers who do not know what they are talking about. Their headlines and posts remind me of the Bait & Click concept or maybe they have an ulterior motive??Just to be clear I follow Altos Research & the Multiple Listings Data very closely and have not seen any indication of this “wave”. In addition, I listen to Steven Thomas who is a Quantitative Economics & Decision Scientists. If you do not follow him, you should, check out some of his pod cast, his focus is on California, and he is starting to expand his knowledge and ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
The short month of February is already approaching double digits and I thought I should send out my monthly observations.  All of us in the greater Los Angeles area were focused on the Atmospheric River four-day rainstorm that deluged us earlier this week. I hope that all of you reading this market observation post were safe and that your homes survived without damage.  I have had inquiries if I knew of any roofers.  Obviously, those in the roofing business are likely very busy right now or will be once winter is officially behind us.  On a positive note, just like last year we will experience a colorful spring and the wildflowers should once again entertain us with a super bloom.   On the real estate front thanks to mortgage rates remaining steady (overall in the mid- to low 6% range) ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Just wanted to wish you all a Happy Lunar New Year 2024 also known as the year of the Dragon. The Lunar New Year is a time of celebration and renewal in Chine’s culture. I always enjoyed the animal signs and what I have read is that on February 10th, 2024, we will enter the Year of the Wood Dragon.Some of you might know that, unlike in the solar calendar, which has fixed dated every month, the lunar calendar’s dates vary depending on the phases of the moon. In other words, the beginning and end of each year will not always coincide with the Gregorian calendar.Now let me share that the Dragon in Chinese culture holds a significant place as being an extraordinary creature in talent and excellence. It also symbolizes, power, honor, luck, nobility and success. So, with that said if you are ...
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