Jose Martinez RE

Your Friendly Neighborhood Realtor

Jose Martinez RE - Your Friendly Neighborhood Realtor

Caravan for August 17th 2011!

Hello everyone!  Another week another caravan!  Check out this weeks breakdown of homes for sale in the San Gabriel Valley!


Alhambra has one on for $698,000

Arcadia coming in with 11 listings ranging from $480,000 to $2,588,000

Duarte had one on for $425,ooo

El Monte Has a new listings up for $558,000

Monrovia coming in with five listings ranging from $300,000 all the way up to $1,299,000

Monterey Park has a new one listed at $593,000

San Gabriel has one for $478,000

San Marino has three for you big spenders starting from $2,388,000 to $3,150,000

Sierra Madre has three listed from $799,000 to $1,275,000

South Pasadena has one up for $1,180,000

and finally Temple City has 2 going from $818,000 to $1,290,000

Well thats it for the breakdown this week.  Next week I will be trying a new format so stay tuned!

Your Friend Neighborhood REALTOR

Jose Martinez


Wednesday Caravan 8/10/11!!

Hello Everyone!!  We have a new Caravan for this week. Now unfortunately due to a prior commitment I was unable to check out any of these great homes, but here is your weekly break down!  I know this is a shorter post then you are all used to but dont worry.  Next week we will have full caravan coverage!  See you all next week.

Alhambra has 2 Listings from $334,999 to $390,000

Arcadia has 7 listings from $378,000 to $1,528,000

Duarte has 3 listings from $318,000 to $369,000

Monrovia has 4 listings from $335,000 to $629,000

Pasadena has 1 going for $649,000

Sierra Madre has 2 from $519,000 to $775,000

and Temple City has 2 from $425,000 to $568,000

Caravan for August 3 2011!

Sorry for being late on this one guys but my week got pretty busy.  This Wednesdays caravan went off without a hitch and also featured yours truly pitching my listings in Duarte, Whats that mean?  Ill tell you!  Basically every home thats on caravan for the week gets a short sales pitch.  We get up in front of the room and start talking about our listing.  This is a great way to learn about a listing because often times the agents will go into details that maybe aren’t on the listing sheet.  A good pitch can get an agent interested enough to go view the property in person and as you probably know, the more people see a property, the more likely it is to sell.  Without further adieu here is your weekly breakdown and after Ill share some pics of my listing in Duarte.

Arcadia had 12 listings ranging from $428,000 to $4,288,000

Duarte had one AMAZING LISTING for $259,000

Glendora had one at $1,075,000

La Canada had one at $1,648,000

Monrovia had 8 listings from $248,000 to $644,900

Pasadena had 2 from $489,000 to $4,888,880

San Gabrial had 1 for $598,000

Sierra Madre had 5 from $625,000 to $1,180,000

Temple City had 2 from $498,000 to $628,000

and Walnut had 1 for $535,000

Last but not leaset here are a few photos of my listing in Duarte.  Check it out

Your Friendly Neighborhood REALTOR

Jose Martinez


Modern Vs. Traditional…the debate continues.














So lets take a look at this home.  This is a 100 year old Craftsman home in Echo Park and just from this picture alone you can tell it a great older home with a lot of character.  Check it out here (and if you are interested let me know).  If you have been following me on Facebook or are a regular reader of this blog then you probably know I like having this debate.  The Modern home Vs. The Traditional home.  To be honest with you Im not quite sure what side of the fence I fall on, and before you point out my old blog post here, understand that I’m not sure what my dream house would look like.  That being said it would be easy to call a place like this home.  Old homes tell stories, and while modern homes have sleek styling, modern amenities and a slew of cool new features older homes have certain personality.  Like a classic car or an old guitar, older homes just have some sort of charm them that you cant quite put your finger on.  So let’s hear some feedback, what side of the fence do you fall on?  Let me know.


Your friendly Neighborhood REALTOR

Jose Martinez