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October 30, 2012

Issue Two of Intero Real Estate Services, Inc.’s Intero Prestigio Virtual Magazine Offers Pure Elegance

Courtesy of Teressa Francis of Intero Real Estate Cupertino, CA – It’s round 2 for Intero Real Estate Services’ Intero Prestigio virtual magazine and this one features even more luxury properties than the last. Still a combination of the innovative, tech savvy power of the Silicon Valley based Real Estate Company and their division specializing in high-end real estate; it looks as if the program has exploded overnight.

October 29, 2012

Arizona Best Real Estate Agents Ride with No Woman Left Behind Halloween Tour

Courtesy of Colleen Olson of Arizona Best Real Estate Colleen Olson and Allison Rybarczyk of Arizona Best Real Estate in Scottsdale, AZ are active members of a cycling group called No Woman Left Behind (NWLB ). Every Sunday the group meets for recreational ride of approximately 30-50 miles. There are 3 different levels of cycling experience in the group, so women of any level are invited and are assured that they won't be dropped or left behind on a ride. The group also trains together to participate in many triathlons and cycling races.

October 25, 2012

Halloween in Santa Barbara

Courtesy of Staci Caplan and Michael Humphrey Sterling Properties & Estates - Santa Barbara Luxury Homes and Real Estate Santa Barbara boasts some of the most stunning mountain and ocean vistas in the world, a wealth of historic architecture throughout town (we recommend the Red Tile Walking Tour), a premier selection of beaches and resorts, and of course plenty of gorgeous luxury real estate properties. In addition to all this, owners of Santa Barbara homes enjoy a wonderful selection of local events year-round. With Halloween approaching in less than a week, Sterling Properties in Santa Barbara is excited to share our favorite ways to celebrate this haunted holiday with you!

October 24, 2012

Fastidious For Footage

Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty “What’s the square footage?” These words strike fear into the hearts of co-op agents for a number of reasons. First and foremost, no one really knows. Most co-ops were built before square footages were consistently calculated (or calculated at all.) Appraisers rarely agree, and frequently diverge by as much as 15% of the total area. And buyers, increasingly interested in a way to quantify their purchase, look to us for this information.

October 22, 2012

The Iconic Foster Carling House

Courtesy of Tara Tahbaz of Rodeo Realty Sunset Strip Beverly Hills, CA - John Galich of Rodeo Realty Sunset Strip holds a stunning listing designed by one of Los Angeles most iconic and renowned architects. This home was built by an iconic one-time apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, who has designed more than 200 buildings throughout the country. His residential projects have become some of the most sought after homes in the country. This particular home was titled as one of LA’s most iconic and innovative architectural designs. Built in 1948, for composer Foster Carling, this home stands as one of John Lautners’ earliest and most significant works. Situated on a hillside above Mulholland, the property has views of downtown and across the city and valley. The home has innovative features that are still exciting today, including a pool that flows from the exterior into the living room, separated by a retracting wall of glass. Controls move both the glass wall and an entire living room section and built-in sofa, allowing it to swing out into the yard and face the downtown skyline. The incredible hexagonal living space is free of internal columns and formed by external steel beams. This was Lautner's first of many collaborations with yacht builder, John De La Vaux and signature details include old-growth redwood planking, raised fireplace, polished concrete floors, built-in furniture and detailed woodwork throughout. For more information, please contact listing agent John Galich at 310.461. 0468.

October 22, 2012

Brian Hazen with Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Lists Jigsaw Ranch in Aspen, Colorado

 Courtesy of Kim Briscoe at Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Aspen, Colorado. Coldwell Banker Mason Morse is pleased to announce that Brian Hazen, Previews International Specialist, has been selected as the exclusive marketing agent for the 67-acre Jigsaw Ranch in Aspen, Colorado... asking price is $47,500,000. The Jigsaw Ranch is owned by George I. and Mark Rosenthal whose holdings include Raleigh Studios, L.A.’s Sunset Marquis Hotel and Mailibu-based wine label Rosenthal Estates.

October 22, 2012

Point of No Return

Courtesy of: Vanessa Piñeiro of Amat. Immobiliaris of change XXXVIX   Our Catalonia has changed since the last newsletter. A great movement arising out of the people themselves, and not from politics, has stirred our small country. The wish to become a State has turned on their heads the plans and strategies of all the political parties without exception. It strikes me as a great triumph of democracy. Doubtless we are all filled with doubts, even fears, but I am equally sure that we have to look ahead and advance along the path we have taken. The generations coming along behind us expect it and need it. A good client of ours said: “the step taken on 11 September is as important for us as man’s first step on the moon, there’s no going back.”

October 18, 2012

DISC Fever

Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty In last Friday’s Wall Street Journal, an article appeared describing the high correlation between Machiavellian behavior and success in the real estate business. According to the author, “brokers who score high in Machiavellian personality tests sell more real estate than their kinder, gentler colleagues.” While this finding certainly plays into the stereotype of the predatory agent swooping in to manipulate unsuspecting customers (two other industries specifically mentioned for similar correlation were stockbroker and car salesman), the reality is different. Here’s what I have learned over almost 30 years of hiring agents and observing who succeeds and who doesn’t.

October 15, 2012

The California Lemon Festival

Courtesy of Staci Caplan and Michael Humphrey of Sterling Properties & Estates - Santa Barbara Luxury Homes and Real Estate October is typically a time for big, bright orange pumpkins. But here in Santa Barbara, all eyes are on our favorite little yellow citrus fruits as we welcome the California Lemon Festival 2012! This fun festival (October 13th and 14th at Girsh Park in Goleta, CA), brings together the greater Santa Barbara community to celebrate the big impact a little fruit has had on the area’s history.

October 10, 2012

Letting Go

Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty I read an interesting opinion piece about compromise in this Sunday’s Times. Tip O’Neill’s son, Thomas, wrote about his father’s working relationship with Ronald Reagan; how the two men, who disagreed about practically everything, learned to work together for the good of the country. This successful collaborative effort was based on compromise. In addition to being a serious indictment of TODAY’s governmental process, the piece made me think about the real estate business. Buyers and sellers so often get in their own way, shooting themselves in the foot by their inability or unwillingness to reach for common ground. As agents, we see this at every step in the process.
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