How to Sell a Home

Comprehensive Guide to Selling a Home

Michael Edlen has tracked local statistics and trends and provides real estate counseling services to prospective home sellers. This guide to how to sell a home is where we've poured all of our comprehensive knowledge to help you have a better home selling experience.

Tips For Selling Your Home

A Market in Transition

An increasing number of people have been inquiring if the market is still rising, how long I think it might continue doing so, and if the new village development has resulted in even higher prices around that area.

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This is an illustration of dollar bills folded into the shape of a house. It is to illustrate Michael Edlen's article about the upcoming tax initiatives.
Tips For Selling Your Home

New Property Tax Portability Initiative

Propositions 60 and 90 Propositions 60 and 90 were constitutional initiatives passed by California voters in the 1980’s to provide property tax relief by preventing reassessment of property value when a senior citizen sells his/her existing residence and purchases or

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Selling a House

Get a Second Opinion

I continue to be surprised by how many people believe that all real estate agents are pretty much the same. Agents often are seen more as typical sales people, rather than as professional service providers.

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Pacific Palisades Upper End_Edlen Team
What Is My Home Worth?

The High End of Palisades Housing Market

One of the most frequent questions I am asked is “How is the market?” I always have to ask in turn, “Which market?” Most of the time we think in terms of a broad picture such as the Westside in general or Pacific Palisades as a whole.

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Selling a House

Real Estate Current Value Observations

I am frequently asked how current economic and political conditions might impact the real estate market, and if we can learn lessons from the past to have a better perspective of likely future values. It is timely to be asking such questions and to consider previous periods of house price surges.

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Selling a House

Key Factors in Evaluating Pacific Palisades Properties

Home sellers need to determine an asking price, and buyers need to assess how much to offer and ultimately what to pay for their new home. Many of them rely on a professional Realtor for the data and analysis to help come to their decision, while others prefer to also do their own research online and rely on sites such as Zillow for guidance.

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Seller Myths & Mistakes

Ten Major Home Seller Mistakes

Having worked with over 1,000 local home sellers, we have seen a wide variety of attitudes, decisions and behaviors that have disadvantaged owners who were in the process of selling their homes.

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