What you missed in 2016

Review of 2016 RE/MAXWith the the NEW year only a hours old, we took the time to reflect on some notable events and highlights of our last year. Let us be a little nostalgic before we greet 2017 with open arms.

Agent Spotlight

Those agents who earned honors in their professional endeavors deserve another shouthout. Sloan Sanders earned the title of Rookie of the Year in 2016 for the South Bay Association of REALTORS®. 

Brittny Burford and Cheryle Ushkow got your vote, and were elected to the South Bay Association of REALTORS®. Cheryle is your 2017 President Elect and Brittny was named a member to the Board of Directors.

We covered Steve Goddard’s extensive real estate career in the local and international realm.

Along with our individual agent spotlights, we welcomed a large number of real estate professionals to our growing RE/MAX family and could not be more excited for what they bring to the table.

Volunteer Work & Community Service

RE/MAX Estate Properties and Children's Miracle NetworkWe ran, we walked, we cheered from the sidelines, but most importantly we came together for some wonderful causes. Our agents participated in the Torch Relay for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The 5K walk took place on the Strand on November 12th.

For the third year in a row, RE/MAX Estate Properties formed a team in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon. Last year we raised $11,000 and this year we matched our goal of $15,000, dedicating the funds to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

In October, we also celebrated and raised interest for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, spreading awareness for the Susan G. Komen organization which is dedicated to end the disease. 

 Kindess Series

Launching a new writing series on our Blog, we covered some truly inspirational acts of selfless love performed by a handful of our agents. Some highlights were Elizabeth Marquart’s efforts to Save the CheetahWarder McKenzie’s summer medical service trip to Jamaica, Mary Voce-Underwood’s rescue spirit and work with Boston Buddies,  and Ruben Magana’s creation of a “Little Heaven” on earth for the elderly and school children in San Joaquin. Their words speak more powerfully than our praise every could. We are grateful these agents work to inspire those around them every day. 

Celebrity Properties

When a home once belonging to Tina Turner and Ike hits the market, you better believe we are going to talk about it! The time capsule property was even featured in the classic movie What’s Love Got to Do with It. We also had a blast covering a LA Hot Properties listing: Christian Audigier’s home in Hancock Park. The French fashion designer was best known for brands like Von Dutch and Ed Hardy 

Celebrations

While we work hard, we had a great time celebrating this year. From the Holiday party at the new Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach to our Masquerade Ball, we created some wonderful memories that only 2017 can top!

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Mixer in Manhattan Beach

Westside BBQ

 

Cinco De Mayo

2016 Awards Event

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Nautica Malibu Triathlon Fund Raiser

Casino Night Fund Raiser


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From all of us at RE/MAX Estate Properties, please have a fun and safe New Years!

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More families opt to rent

Beach Cities see an influx of Renters

With high price tags, especially in beach towns like Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and South Redondo, more and more people are choosing to rent. It’s no surprise then that we have seen a growing community of renters in the last few years. Especially in the past two years, a significant number are opting to live in these beautiful beachy cities. [Read more…]

Peninsula Escrow is Expanding to Westchester

The Family Keeps Growing!

RE/MAX Estate Properties Peninsula EscrowPeninsula Escrow has over three decades of combined experience to meet and exceed your every escrow need. Their offices, located throughout the Los Angeles area, provide comfortable accessibility to their clientele, enabling a higher level of service.

It is with a warm welcome and much excitement that Sandra Sanders and the Peninsula Escrow team have announced the new Peninsula Escrow office location in Westchester!

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October Market Intelligence Report

How’s the Market?

Our Market Intelligence Reports are now available for your viewing and downloading purposes! Our three reports display year over year stats of the month of October in the South BayPalos Verdes & Harbor Cities and Westside. Use this as an educational tool to attain a better grasp on the current market. All reports are also offered in Japanese

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October Top Producers

Way to Go!

Another month, another reason to celebrate! Our list of October Top Producers should be incredibly proud of witnessing their hard work pay-off. Anyone in real estate will tell you, it takes much more than a good attitude and a friendly face to get the job done. These agents truly dedicate themselves to graciously serve their clientele day in and day out. [Read more…]

Renovate without Breaking the Bank

Add Value with the Right Projects

Sometimes you don’t see the money you put into your home resonate in a higher home value. A house is one of the largest, if not THE largest asset you have. As such, when discussing resale value, upgrades must consider not only aesthetics, but also financing. We want you to make the right improvements in your house, not necessarily the most costly. So, what can you do to amp up your home’s value in order to see the greatest ROI? It’s about improving the quality of life in the home. Below is a list of ideas to guide you in this process.

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