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It’s a funny thing, I’ve been in Real Estate for 34 years, since I was 16 years old (don’t do the math, (I’m old). For the first half of that, I was an Escrow Officer. Since I started selling Real Estate with my husband, we’ve been a successful team. Having said that, our success was “quiet”. We have built a career on marketing and selling homes in a neighborhood we don’t live in. We have a combined 60 years of Real Estate contacts and past clients who have referred business to us BUT I’ve never felt comfortable “asking” for business. Most of my friends and social acquaintances don’t really know I sell real estate. I&rsq...

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So you are selling your house, now what? Well, obviously you have already made a wise choice in selecting us to handle the marketing and sale of your home. Typically, we like to sit down and collaborate with you on what repairs, staging and maintenance items that we may recommend be done to your home before we schedule photos. We are passionate about getting quality photography and video for each home we list. We feel it is critical in the effective marketing of Real Estate today. We always say, we are Realtors not Photographers. We hire amazing Photographers who are masters of they do and we work closely with them to make sure the end result is perfect. Those photos are the cornerstone of ...

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We love listings! We love the process, the creativity, the collaboration and synergy with the Homeowner. What is in our job description? Everything! Marketing, PR, Designer, Landscaper, Housekeeper, Stager, Therapist, Mediator and oh, yeah...... Negotiator. No one day is ever the same. Routines and schedules are subject to constant change and we love it! In the very simplest of terms we market and sell homes but in reality our jobs sometimes defy description. We need to be flexible, creative and have the ability to manage personalities, expectations and timeframes. We had a longtime client's son reach out to us recently for advice. He wants to get into Real Estate, he has been in the Militar...

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The world today seems full of bad news, heartbreaking stories of loss, natural disasters and general unrest. Sometimes turning on the TV news takes a “fingers crossed-silent prayer” approach for me. I’m not a writer, I’m a Realtor. I’ve been in some form of Real Estate since I was 16. First in Escrow, then Escrow Management and finally Real Estate Sales, with my husband, where after almost 17 years, I finally feel like I belong. We are lucky enough to be best friends, confidants and true partners in every way. He makes me laugh, I make him focus. A wonderful partnership of opposites. Now THAT I am grateful for, but beyond that I am grateful a new year is starti...

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We get to see a lot of beautiful homes, but did you know we choose to call Dos Vientos our home? There are so many reasons why. We have the scoop on Conejo Unified Schools and all Dos Vientos has to offer on our blog.


From the San Fernando Valley to the Conejo Valley, there are beautiful neighborhoods abound. We’re proud to market and help our clients purchase gorgeous dream homes all over the city, but there’s one ‘hood that especially close to our hearts. There are so many reasons we have chosen to call Dos Vientos home, but here are just a few:


5. The rolling hills receive a cooling breeze from the ocean to the west, which creates the ideal climate.


4. The serene natural la...

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Looking to freshen up your home for sale? The answer is easy…


Nothing says pride of ownership like a beautiful entryway. If you’re preparing your home to list for sale, you may be wondering what subtle touches you can add to present your home in the best light, or maybe you’re considering more comprehensive remodeling. In either case, a fresh coat of paint will go a long way.


If you have a neutral colored home, you can get away with painting the front door just about any color you can think of — from a classic red, to a hip shade like dusty pink, teal or midcentury yellow.


If you’re thinking of listing your home for sale in the Sam Fernando Valley or Conejo Valley...

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Live the good life in Chatsworth’s gated communities
Chatsworth Luxury Homes? Our specialty. Scenic Chatsworth, California offers a number of premier gated neighborhoods with proximity to all the amenities Los Angeles has to offer. We are proud to have helped many wonderful clients find their dream homes in Chatsworth. We have also represented numerous luxury listings in these superb neighborhoods.


Indian Springs Estates


Nestled in the Santa Susana Mountains of Chatsworth, the Indian Springs Estates Community features custom luxury estates with the unparallelled privacy of a 24 hour double guarded gates. The prestigious neighborhood offers homes with lots of at least two to four acres in ...

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Last week we talked about the Chatsworth Nature Preserve, which includes the Chatsworth Reservoir. Today on the blog, we appreciate the storied history of this San Fernando Valley landmark.


The North San Fernando Valley is not unlike the Wild Wild West in landscape, and back in the 1920s it was just that. The Chatsworth Reservoir area, 1,318-acre property owned by LADWP, was the backdrop for many of Hollywood’s most beloved films long before it was set aside as a nature preserve. First built in 1919, the reservoir has been officially closed since the 1971 Sylmar quake. The reservoir was intended to assist the city’s water drive, but as the Valley’s agricultural lands quick...

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The Chatsworth Nature Preserve is a major City of Los Angeles open space preserve teeming with wildlife


As animal lovers, conservation efforts to preserve the natural habitat of indigenous species is important to us, so you can imagine how excited we were to learn that in an inconspicuous corner of the San Fernando Valley is home to more than 200 bird species plus numerous mammals, amphibians and reptiles. The Chatsworth Nature preserve encompasses 1,325 acres which include oak woodlands, savanna, riparian areas, grassland, vernal pools, and an Ecology Pond.


Although the preserve is close to points of interest like Stoney Point and Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park, you won’t be abl...

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The striking sandstone hills of Chatsworth are one of the most widely filmed outdoor locations in the world.



Iverson Movie Ranch in particular was a hub of the Hollywood film industry through the 1950s, and the most photographed outdoor location ranch in motion picture history.


Situated in the northwest corner of Chatsworth, Iverson Movie Ranch has been used to recreate lands as far away as Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the South Seas. The Wild West was a very frequent setting. One of the Chatsworth properties we sold this year included on its grounds the iconic “Ambush Rock” from the Lone Ranger TV series! The reason for the site’s popularity was likely a combination of...

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