Before explaining how I help buyers and sellers (see lists below) please click on "Manhattan-Hermosa Living" (above in the black banner) to see 195 photos of beautiful beachfront homes, pristine beaches, and The Strand. When on that page click on Photos. (Captions are at the top right of each photo).  ALSO, CLICK ON "BLOG" to see videos and a special letter about Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach.  Also, at homesbyflaviab.webs.com read a few reasons why Manhattan Beach should be re-named "Paradise."   Meanwhile, please read the following ways I service my buyers and sellers.


REPRESENTING BUYERS WHO WANT A FINE HOME AND A GREAT DEAL!


I assist buyers in several ways, but my primary goal is to save buyers money and time, and protect their interests 100%. That includes being sure there are no mistakes in the selection of a property (house and location). As a seasoned and savvy Realtor specializing in the South Bay of L.A. County, focusing heavily on Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, and Torrance, following are ways I bring value to buyers:


+ I know every city and neighborhood like the backs of my hands.

+ I know property values and inventory in every neighborhood.

+ I know local real estate trends.

+ I will save you a lot of time by finding the right home in a desirable neighborhood, and will be sure no mistake is made in the selection of a home.

+ My expertise and experience includes properties from $300,000 to $9,000,000. I am comfortable with higher priced homes in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach.

+ My expertise and experience includes SFRs, luxury homes, townhouses, condos, duplexes, multi-units, small office buildings, and bare buildable land.

+ I am a good negotiator and know how to drive down list prices. This is how I bring the most value to buyers. I also negotiate terms, like who pays for repairs (in the best interest of my buyers).

+ My expertise includes listings, so I am adept on both sides of the table. 

+ I know how to coordinate simultaneous escrow  closes (buying and selling at the same time).

+ I know how to handle escalation clauses when involved with multiple offers.

+ I can recommend one of the best mortgage brokers in California. She is heads above most others, and has been in the lending business 30 years. She knows how to get the best rates, and she is totally honest.

+ I will be glad to email details and photos of properties that fit your needs and wants. 

+ I am tireless when working with buyers or sellers, so I am very generous with my time.
+ I am a consultant more than a salesperson because I know buyers don't like to be "sold," but they like to buy, and with no pressure. 

+ I listen carefully so there won't be any misunderstandings or wasted time.

+ I always remember that the money is my client's, and not mine. So I am extremely careful to make the right decisions in the best interest of my clients.

+ I take my fiduciary duties very seriously, including a strong commitment to confidentiality.

+ I have an excellent transaction coordinator.

+ 99.5% of my transactions run smoothly and problem-free. 

+ I communicate well and timely, and return calls, texts, and emails promptly.

+ I oversee every person and company involved in every transaction, and coordinate every step -- from getting buyers pre-approved to closing escrow.

+ I explain every step in the buying process, including knowing every paragraph and phrase in the purchase agreement and all required forms. I have available my brief explanation of all 108 paragraphs and sub-paragraphs of the new C.A.R. residential purchase agreement (RPA), and 175 entries in the index.

+ I enjoy working with first-time buyers and I guide them carefully and thoroughly -- through each step.

+ My past clients include buyers of primary homes, second homes, luxury homes, weekend getaways, corporate retreats, and investors.

+ My goal is to become as great as my dog thinks I am:)


REPRESENTING SELLERS -- HOW TO GET A HOME SOLD AT THE HIGHEST PRICE POSSIBLE:


+  Have a strong and effective marketing program. It requires more than putting up a For Sale sign and entering data on the MLS. Realtors must be very proactive -- promoting listings to other agents (that's where most buyers come from), utilizing the internet, open houses, advertising, much more. My listings are on more than 80 real estate websites and portals.

+ Think like a buyer. What will attract buyers? Have the seller pay for some or all of the buyer's non-recurring closing costs, or paying for the property inspection. Many sellers have the inspections completed, and many even have the repairs completed before listing their homes. Buyers like to know what they are buying, and when the do they often make higher offers.

+ Have inspection report(s) and disclosures in a binder ready for buyers to read. Buyers like to know what they are buying, and when they know what they are buying they often make higher offers. 

+ Consider doing some or all repairs before putting the house on the market.

+ Have the home in immaculate move-in condition. Maybe invest in a few upgrades. 

+ Remove as much clutter as possible, and be sure the front yard, walkway, and front door and screen look clean and inviting. This is where "curb appeal" means the most.

+ Be sure your home is easily accessible for buyer's agents and their clients (short appointment notice, available every day, and have a Supra lock box installed). 

+ Hold open houses with lots of promotion, including 20+ directional signs and 200 neighborhood flyers.


Kind regards,


Flavia Brown

Realtor®

An astute dealmaker

CA BRE #01729313

Realty One Group United

310-961-1300 (cell/text)

310-702-6335 (assistant -- Cell/text)