You will love this new listing coming this week in the desirable Seaside/South Torrance neighborhood. This impeccable home is one level, completely remodeled with amazing smart-home features, air conditioning, tankless water heater, updated 200 amp electrical panel, detached finished garage set up for a home office and home entertainment. The backyard is perfect for entertaining under the stars or just relaxing in the sun. The kitchen is a cook’s dream and the floor plan is well thought out! Come see it today before it’s gone at this affordable entry level price of $899,000! We will have it open Thursday, Sept 5th, 2019 from 12-2pm and again Saturday & Sunday, Sept 7th & 8th from 1-4pm!
It is a wonder to me in today’s savvy real estate market where visual images are so important as a first impression that someone would use these photos to market their home that is listed for $1 million dollars!! What the heck? How could this bathroom shot make a buyer want to buy this house? It looks like there is not enough storage space since there is an overflow of bath products on the counter, an extra portable storage bin to the side of the cabinet and some random rod (maybe a towel bar that was never installed?) lying against the bath cabinet.
This is the bedroom photo – what the ? Seriously? The dirty clothes hamper is overflowing and shouldn’t even be in this photo to start with. The dresser is covered with more things that should be stored. Again, this photo tells a story that this house has no storage and even the current owner doesn’t know what to do with all the stuff. Clearly this person never read the latest Marie Kondo book having to do with clearing clutter from your life.
Here is the kitchen photo – obviously the real estate agent did not hire a professional photographer….more overwhelming clutter abounds. It’s such an easy and inexpensive thing to do before you prepare your home for sale….clear the clutter folks!
The backyard – ugh – it’s probably a very nice space, but who can tell from these photos. There is a $1 million dollar price tag attached to this home and these are the photos – I think they will be hard pressed to get that price with these photos.
Someone could have easily removed the black covers from the outdoor grill and removed all the excess planters and waited for some sun! This home is in sunny, Southern California believe it or not.
These guys need help. If you want to sell your house and want a professional real estate agent to advise you on some very easy and inexpensive ways to get top dollar for your home, call Kelly & Laura today. We come ready to work with many years of staging experience under our belts and will personally help you prepare your home for sale. We would never allow photos like this to be a part of your sale. We hire a professional photographer to present your home it its best light.
This was not what I was going to write about tonight, but when I opened the MLS to see what new inventory might have come on the market today, I saw this and couldn’t help myself. Yikes!
Hollywood Riviera Real Estate Report February 2017 – There is still very little inventory here in the Hollywood Riviera neighborhood. Currently there are 10 single family homes for sale and no condos or townhouses. While there are approximately 3100 homes here in the area, only 10 for sale. Now that’s a serious shortage of inventory. Here’s the link to the 10 properties currently for sale here in the Hollywood Riviera. The least expensive home for sale is $875,000 on Janet Lane – which is in the 90505 zip code and pretty close in proximity to Pacific Coast Highway with a large commercial property in the rear of the property, thus the low price. On the other end of the spectrum, we have the $16,000,000 home for sale on Paseo de la Playa in the 90277. It sits on the bluff right above Torrance Beach and has an amazing view! Other than that the homes that are in the middle of those range from $1,250,000 to $2,749,000. This is quite a range for such a small number of homes for sale.
This lack of inventory is not for a lack of trying as evidenced by the 12 single family properties that are currently under contract/pending sale. Of those 12, the least expensive home in escrow was listed for $949,000 and had 1740 sq ft on a nice cul de sac and the rear of the home and backyard also had a nice ocean view. The house was located on the 90505 side of the Riviera and did need some updating, but had amazing potential if you asked me. I am betting that it sold over that list price since it went under contract in 5 days. The most expensive home under contract is pending at a list price of $2,699,000. The word on the street is that it sold for asking price and since it went under contract within 15 days of being listed that is most likely true. It was a fabulous remodel done with amazing attention to detail and clearly no expense spared. It had a beautiful panoramic view and a pool and yard…very nice home!!
Since January 1st, 2017 – 16 single family homes and 1 condo have sold so far. The least expensive single family home sold price for 2017 so far was $930,000 for a home on Mesa Street/90505. The condo sold for $720,000 and it was listed for $699,900 originally, again, sold over asking, which has been indicative of this market when homes are priced competitively to start with. The most expensive home Sold so far this year here in the Hollywood Riviera sold for $2,529,000. It was also a gorgeous coastal style remodel with ocean views on the 90277 side of the Riviera. Here’s a photo to entice you.
If you’re interested in learning more about the homes for sale here in the Hollywood Riviera, give us a call anytime! Sincerely, Kelly & Laura (310) 613-2465
The city council committee faced a standing room only crowd and heard testimony from between 35-40 residents on the issue of a tree/view ordinance at City Hall on Thursday, Jan. 14. Committee Chair Mike Griffiths acknowledged the interest and support for such an ordinance from the residents and asked the city staff members to research the Rolling Hills Estates tree ordinance as a possible model for Torrance.Griffiths and councilman Tim Goodrich stated that they thought there was a need for such an ordinance.
There will be a subsequent committee meeting, and then the issue will go before the city council. We do not have a date yet for those meetings, but we will keep you posted.