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Get to know Dana Graham
I have been a resident of Palos Verdes since 1947 -- born in that year on Via Palomino, and a Realtor since 1984. I am the kind of agent I wanted but couldn't find when I was the customer: one who not only knows the geographic area and real estate market intimately, but also understands financing pertinent to current conditions, understands enough about construction to give you some advice without your having to pay someone for it, and understands real estate contracts, negotiation, and how to avoid/solve problems. I have a long business background (JBL and Bose), so I bring the tenets of business to your transactions.
I specialize in Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, Rolling Hills, Torrance, Redondo Beach, and Lomita, with a little Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and San Pedro in there occasionally. "Advances" in technology have brought on a disturbing trend in the real estate business away from market knowledge -- agents are able to access listings anywhere in the State (so are you) and that, combined with the current oversupply of agents, has them "chasing deals" where they actually need a map. The need for a map indicates not only lack of geographic familiarity but, more importantly, lack of familiarity with the local real estate market. Watch my blog for more on this.
I have no assistants, sub-agents, or secretaries as most of the other big agents do. I believe if you hire me, you should get me and my expertise applied unblinkingly to all facets of the transaction. While assistants may make it easier for the agent to chase new business or take off to Europe in the middle of your escrow, is that what you want? Helping you acquire or sell one of your largest assets should not be something an agent does between vacations or marriages. Your transaction must be as important to the agent as it is to you. You might ask how I manage this. Ah Grasshopper, I'm organized to a fault and I'm in the office every morning at 6 am; in fact, it's 6:32 am as I'm typing this. If I were a kid today, I'd probably be diagnosed with something.
Give me a call at 310 613-1076 and we can talk. I promise not to call you at 6 am. Meanwhile, check out my website: www.DanaGraham.com.
Dana Graham's Blog Posts
I am a residential Realtor in the South Bay, specializing in the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Whether you're buying or selling, you need an agent who concentrates on your area, as it is simply beyond human ability to keep current on an area larger than that. If you're buying/selling in Carson, the West Side, Beverly Hills, Long Beach, or Orange County, pick an agent that specializes there. If you're buying or selling in Palos Verdes, and summoning all due modesty, you can't do better than me. I was the first to earn the Palos Verdes Specialist designation but seriously, I could have taught the class.
Seems like every Realtor in the South Bay wants to be a "PV Realtor" and nearly all claim that distinction. While they do technically have access to the Multiple Listing Service data, most have actually sold few, if any, homes here. My advice is to ask any agent claiming to "do business in PV" for a list of homes they've sold here. That will tell you a lot.
Apart from intimate market, geographic, and historical knowledge that can only come from 60 years of residency (I was born here, so don't be thinking I'm 90 years old -- that would be my mother), I do things for my clients that other Realtors simply don't or won't. I actually shop loans (which helps whether you're buying or selling), make repairs, know how to get things done at the various local cities (I grew up with these people and know where the bodies are buried) -- there's too much to get into here, but watch my blog for more, as well as little known facts about the history of Palos Verdes.
Testimonials for Dana Graham
Please go to my site DanaGraham.com and click on Testimonials in the upper right.