Friendly Hills (Whittier, CA)
By Mark Velasco, Top Producing COMMERCIAL Team 30+ years experience
(Sharpstone Commercial)
The Truth Hurts (Especially When You're NOT Telling It) I had a Listing appointment with a very nice woman a few weeks ago. She invited me into her home and let me share ALL of the information that I had for her home.  Finally, came the BIG Question: What is my home worth?  I gave her the value range for her home ending with an estimated List price.    She was exstatic.  Why?  Because she said that I was the first Agent (out of 3) that gave her the FULL information regarding her home.  Her complaints were as follows:  1.  The other two Agents had left out the lowest Comps for her home. (She already had a complete set of her own!) 2.  One of the Agents actually laughed at her when she asked about the "omitted" property saying that it was NOT a real sale (when it was a REAL sale) 3.  Both...
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By Heather Crawford
(Prudential California Realty)
Do you remember that movie "Forrest Gump"? How slow and deliberate Forrest was in everything he did? I had a chance for that this past holiday weekend when my husband and I drove up north to visit his parents. I'm not good with long drives (this one was 7 hours), so I kept myself busy by surfing the internet, completing some RE stuff, and chatting with a relative for about 2 hours. The next thing I know, I'm there! Then I have to start over again and try and unwind. We were in a small town in California's Gold Rush country, and the sky was this amazing shade of blue. We could actually see stars at night, and the quiet was deafening. But I was still anxious. My Blackberry didn't get any internet service, as well as my laptop. I had to bug my husband to drive to the only Starbuck's for mi...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
SEARCH FOR HOMES HERE!!! Driving through Friendly Hills feels a little bit like driving through a beautiful country setting - lush, green landscaping, large front yards, beautiful homes, winding roads at times, just a very serene setting. As all other parts of Whittier, Friendly Hills has also seen a change in property prices, and this blog will focus on price changes, days on market and sales history in this particular part of town. Currently, there are 28 active Single Family Homes for sale in Friendly Hills - ranging from $499,000 ($340.15 per sqft) to $2,200,000 ($415.02 per sqft). The days on market range from 2 days to 591 days. Friendly Hills Homes for Sale (status June 23, 2010)Total active Friendly Hills Homes for Sale:                    28Total Friendly Hills Homes in Back-up...
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By Mark Velasco, Top Producing COMMERCIAL Team 30+ years experience
(Sharpstone Commercial)
How To Work With Million Dollar Clients:   What is the difference between a $100,000 home and a $1,000,000 home. Okay...yes...there are lot of nicer amenities.   What is the difference to the Realtor? Yes...instead of a $3,000 commission, there is a $30,000 comission. The KEY is to GET YOUR MIND OFF OF THE COMISSION! If we treated each and every client like a Million Dollar Client, then we will have Million Dollar Referrals. This may come in the form of ten $100,000 referrals or two $500,000 referrals.   My point is that our Clients who feel Valued and Respected will give you the Referrals that you need to thrive in this business. ALL Clients (rich or poor) can tell if you are working your "tail" off to give them the best possible service.   Have fun, work hard, and the money will take ...
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By Mark Velasco, Top Producing COMMERCIAL Team 30+ years experience
(Sharpstone Commercial)
Treat Your Customers Right or Someone Else Will   Tonight after our couple's group at church, Tania and I went for a late night massage. We ordered a basic massage. They assigned us our location and then offered an upgrade "at a special rate." Tania and I refused because the special #2 is just like the special #1 (except double the price).   She insisted that we would love it. We had it before and we didn't. STILL she insisted that we upgrade. I was almost inclined to walk out (right then). My wife said a firm NO!   Half way through the massage...are you sure that you wouldn't like special #2?   This is a place that Tania and I go once or twice...okay...sometimes three times a month. We are now looking for a new massage place. Upselling is one thing...Pig headed is another. Give the cus...
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By Renee Baccaro
(About to join TNG La Habra Brokers)
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
This Market Report is for the Whittier, California neighborhood known as Friendly Hills.  Here is information about Friendly Hills homes for sale, as well as homes that have sold in Friendly Hills, Whittier, California.. First, let me tell you what part of Whittier I am talking about.  Friendly Hills is located in the north and northeast portion of the City of Whittier.  As you rise from any other area up to the Friendly Hills, home prices generally rise with the elevation.  There are a few other hill areas within Whittier, such as Hadley Hills, Spy Glass Hill and Mar Vista Heights, but Friendly Hills is the most upscale of all Whittier neighborhoods. This Market Report on Friendly Hills Homes for Sale will focus on Single Family Residences in this Whittier, California neighborhood. As ...
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