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Aaron Cohen

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Estates Director, Training Director (13 years experience)

2 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Buyer's Agent,
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what can i do now to prepare to sell


Hi.  First off the average days on market is about 80.  So that should be taken into consideration when listing based on the time frame you would like.  Second, Curb appeal/Landscaping, Clean, possibly paint, make the house as bright and inviting as you can, be sure all the lights work, all floors and carpets should be cleaned or replaced, windows cleaned, make sure all doors open and don't stick, closets are as clean as possible, fix plumbing problems/leaky faucets etc, 

How do I get this listed as not for sale?


Hi,It seems that you have "claimed" this home as the owner which does not allow me to edit any information about it. Do you need me to contact Zillow and resolve this?

COMPARABLES AVG: extremely HIGH, but completely WRONG


Dear Ana, I pulled up your homes information from the city and it lists it as 3311sqft, 6 bedrooms, 3baths on a 19,700 sqft lot in Encino.  Do not rely on Zillow for a market evaluation of your home.  Even accroding to Zillow, homes that are over 1M are harder for them to comp.  Plus, they rely only on public information, but do not take into account, condition, location on street etc.  You need to speak to a Real Estate agent for the most recent comps in your area.  I can easily send you the most recent market activity in your neighborhood dating back 3 months (that is as far as I would go in this market) so you can see what has sold and at what price...that will give you a better understanding of what your home should be listed for today.  Let me know if you would like the information.  Best of luck. Aaron CohenColdwell Banker -

First Timer, appreciate advice and feedback


First off, if you have not talked to a lender, you need to do so. You need to find out what you can actually afford and the loan packages that are available for you. You may be able to afford more or less than you think. Next, as a native who's family has been here since 1940, I can tell you that the market in LA based on history will not only rebound but appreciate. It's all about area/location. It is also a fact that over the next 10 years over 6.4 million more people are going to be moving to LA...where are they going to live? No one is going to want to drive very far because of traffic which year over year worsens. Pick an area that is travel friendly for your work. The 3 different areas that you listed are incredibly different...not only in demographics, but in location and drive times to different parts of the city. Where is you office going to be? Based on that informaiton I can tell you the areas you should explore for buying...if you do not like those areas and what you can afford there, then rent. It is a great time for buyers who want to negotiate and will be for at least the next year. But no one knows how long this market will last before it begins to pick up...and if they tell you they do...they must have a crystal ball and should be in Vegas getting rich.

4912 haskell ave encino, ca 91436


Hi,Just so you know, this is now priced at 1.315M. Even at this price, as an agent I would not recommend that house in this market. Busy street, near the freeway etc. There are great buys South of the Blvd. that would not give you the amount of bedrooms, but would in my opinion be a better investment.