Jose Martinez RE

Your Friendly Neighborhood Realtor

Jose Martinez RE - Your Friendly Neighborhood Realtor

Going the Distance

Real Estate is a tuff business.  We REALTOR’s have to find a way to separate our selves from the competition, make our selves more noticeable.  This is very important when you have a listing.  You want to make sure that people come by your open house and when they leave you want to make sure your house is the one they remember.  Any good agent will go the distance to make their listings memorable, thats just part of the business, but how far is to far?  Some people use food to draw in agents and buyers, some use botox and thai massage as incentive.  Take a look at this article from the LA Weekly.  Last weeks open house for an $8.5 million dollar mansion had poolside thai massage girls, Botox giveaways, a food truck and even Audis for you to test drive.  Is this going to far?  Is this appropriate since we are in the middle of a recession?   LA Weekly seemed to think this was pretty ridiculous and I cant say I disagree but what do you guys think?  Let me know!  Id love to hear from you guys.

 

Your Friendly Neighborhood REALTOR

Jose Martinez

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Now that fall has officially started it was only a matter of time before rain would make an appearances here in Southern California, but that didn’t stop me from going out and seeing at least a few homes.  We started off at the top of Canyon Blvd in Monrovia, and even with the rain coming down you can still see a lot of poetential in this back yard porche area.

 

Surrounded by trees, this back yard area is perfect for entertaining.  This large multi-level porch makes it perfect for BBQ’s and Party’s.  And since it is surrounded by trees and is facing up towards the foothills, this makes for an excellent private area.

Here’s a view of the second level.

On a sunny day I could see myself taking a nap out here, couldn’t you?  My only complaint about the house is that it dose feel a bit dated, but thats something that can be easily remedied.

 

This antique tub is a perfect example of something that could look dated in a home, however, with a little stylistic work, this vintage tub can become a real focal point for a home.

All in all, this 4 bedroom house with two baths makes for an excellent place to call home.  In fact, this house can be yours for $649,000.

 

 

A little down the hill in monrovia we have a great little house on May Street.

Lets take a look at the covered patio.

Another perfect area for entertaining guests even in the rain!  This 3 bedroom 2 bath room house is located just north of Foothill Blvd and is perfect for any family.  Its also priced well at $439,000, so it wont last long.

Take a look at the rest of the yard.

Perfect for a family with young children.

 

 

 

Last I leave you with an image I took while walking out a department store, one of the perks of living in Southern California.

Sunsets and Palmtrees.

 

 

 

 

 

Your Friendly Neighborhood REALTOR

Jose Martinez