Beverly Hills, CA Real Estate News

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Happy Valentine’s Day weekend or is it President’s Day weekend?How many times have we intentionally been deceived? The times are too many for me to recall, when it happened to me. Now with that said, are we intentionally deceiving ourselves too? As Realtors we are always “busy”, but are we “productive” or are we deceiving ourselves by being “busy”? These questions are always high on my  priority lists. I constantly review, question and modify my  activities. I do not want to deceive myself that I am busy. Do you check what you do daily, weekly? Or you are just too busy to do that?Now with that said, what is Valentine’s Day about? Is it  about the more than 50 million pounds of chocolate that is sold leading up to the big day? Or  is it about the expressing our devotion to our loved ones...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
What changes did you make last year or the year before that worked? An Active Rain Contest to jump start your year! Every year we strive to become a better version of ourselves.  Usually in January we take stock and make promises how we will change our daily lives in our business and in our personal lives. This cycle is repeated year after year. Some people call it “New Year’s Resolutions” others just call it’ behavior modification’. I always smile at people who promise to lose weight, start exercising and others promise to  market and do things differently in their business. Some people call it ‘Goal Setting’. Then a few days after the New Year they go back to their old ways of doing things.  I find that these rituals are all intended and are done with the purpose to transform our live...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Hope everyone had a wonderful and Merry Christmas. I just wanted to share with you a few reflections of our Christmas...My take is you can never go wrong with what 007 drinks:)This recipe was a take off on "Fishing with Dynamite" in Manhattan Beach, CA aka HammachiThis was a Scallop Crudo  a take off on the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Recipe...There were many other small appetisers this was just a teaser reflection on Christmas 2019! Hope you had a Merry Christmas. If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in South...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
This month’s Active Rain Challenge has made me wonder and reflect: What makes a Transaction a nightmare? How do we determine that it is a difficult or very challenging transaction? What criteria do we use the assess that it is a nightmare transaction? What are the influences that create the nightmare scenario? How do we gage the events that it justifies it to be considered a nightmare?Is it the buyer? Is it the Seller? Is it the agent representing one of the principals? Is it matters that are out of our control? Is it a lack of response by the parties involved? Are the parties involved mistreating the other parties involved? Is it a disrespectful negation’s strategy or environment?I keep wondering what are the causes of the stress. Is it self-created? Is the stress because the seller’ f...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Happy  Hanukah: Time Flies!How often have you heard “Time Flies”? Well hard to believe that it has been two years since Lou Ludwig our Motivations Guru, our Friend wrote his last post. He was always there to support everyone with his comments and “his liking of our posts” did not matter if it was a good or mediocre post, he was there for us 100% of the time.Loved reading his Motivational Posts and I still miss him on this platform. Lou was one of a kind. Someone who was caring and there when you needed him. Even when you did not need him, he was still there for you.I can still clearly recall his last post, I was one of the first to comment on it and there was no response, nor reciprocity. I knew there was something wrong…. Then I checked back and one of our Active Rain friends posted a ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
 I had to share this transaction I would have been remiss if I did not participate in Carol Williams  and Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS  Active Rain Challenge. As most of you know, the longer we  have been in Real Estate the more stories we can choose from. Sometimes that makes challenges like this harder, since we are having a tough time choosing the story to share with the readers. Some we cannot share due to confidentiality agreements and others we cannot share because we are still in contact with the clients or their connections. Then there are others that people do not want to read, because of all the emotional roller coaster ride  of the story brings back bad memories of their own transactions. Hence with that said I chose to share an entertaining transaction that I experienced.Mo...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
I am so Grateful for the Thanksgiving Holiday, truly my favorite Holiday…As most of my regular readers know, I have legally immigrated from Communist Hungary and the year was 1967… we arrived at JFK airport.  I had the pleasure of being driven in a Limousine from there through Manhattan. The world’s most desired city, the destination place everyone dreamed about, at least in 1967. I looked at the Skyscrapers and was in awe. We were heading to Fairfield Connecticut. This was in August and little did I know about Thanksgiving.My mother’s uncle lived in Connecticut and he promised  the US Government, that he would give financial support, if my parents could not make it on their own. No worries the Barath Family would not be on Taxpayer’s burden. My father was way too proud to be looking fo...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
There are so many things, events and people to be grateful for! The hardest part is to choose the subject. I consider myself very lucky to call Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at 131 S Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 my office and the company with who I am affiliated with. Not a month goes by, without another Broker trying to convince me to leave the Office. I am always honored at the emails, texts and phone calls trying to sweet talk me and get me to move on.I have a company name, which is recognized and is respected by buyers, sellers all over the Globe, as well as by our competitors. I am very comfortable where I am, so why would I want to leave? I appreciate that brokers look at me and want me to be affiliated with their Brand & want me to join  their office. I always thank them a...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Grateful for Active Rain:  The Social Media Platform for savvy RealtorsMost of my regular followers and those who read my posts consistently know, that I have been on this platform since 2008. Initially, I started out just reading other blog posts.  I was observing, learning and most importantly watching what the platform was all about.Then I took a leap of faith and started my own blogging. The quality of my posts well, let’s just be polite and say that it questionable at best.My initial goal, when I joined the platform was to get referrals. Naively I figured, that if I  put my name out there, the referrals would start flying in by the droves. Well, that did not initially happen. Instead I started to learn about SEO, then I learned about Long Tail Words and the list goes on and on. Mos...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Real Estate: Bonanza-Jackpot in the Greater Los  Angeles areaI have had conversations with numerous new agents who decided to become Realtors. Many were under the mistaken impression and thought it was going to be easy and fast money. They thought it would be quick and easy just like playing the slot machines. Let’s be realistic how many people got rich playing the slot machines outside of the owners of the Casinos?Indeed, the Beverly Hills  Real Estate Market boasts of  Ultra Luxury Homes and Properties, but let’s be clear, there are 15,000 or more agents in my marketplace, and we can only show a handful of Ultra Luxury Homes that sold in the past couple years.Just like there are many individuals who watch “reality shows” and think, that is how “deals are made”. Sadly, the reality is f...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
 Endre Barath, you mean to tell me you had a life before becoming a Beverly Hills Realtor?Yes, I did have  a life before I became a Beverly Hills Realtor and it was fun too.  Every job and career position that I’ve had, I applied the same focus and energy as if there would be no other future opportunities for me and executed my job to the best of my abilities.Some of you already know that I was an Airborne Ranger Infantry Captain in the US Army. Over the years, I was promoted from a Mechanized Infantry Platoon Leader to Executive Officer to Acting Company Commander, and finally to Brigade Headquarters Commandant positions. That gave me the opportunity to work with subordinates, peers and higher-ranking officers from various socio-economic backgrounds.  I strived to give them guidance, i...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Since we aren’t seeing a cool down of the heatwave in LA, let’s cool down the recession talk especially if you are a Real Estate  Professional or are in any Real Estate “related” or “ancillary” field such as Lenders. I personally find that this is the most counter-productive attempt at getting attention for the wrong reasons. In case you are wondering, this post was inspired by, or should I say is in response to, a “featured” Active Rain post.  And in my opinion it should not have been. Rather, this post should have found its own natural death by a lack of support and  lack of comments from the Active Rain community, but what do I know. To be clear, this is not a political post, simply a response to a great deal of bad information the featured post was providing. In actuality, there has...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Time Flies! Looking Back on Ten Years A Perspective by Endre Barath, Jr. Beverly Hills, Pet Friendly Realtor POSTED  BY ENDRE BARATH IN ACTIVE RAIN, AUTHORS, BEVERLY HILLS, ENDRE BARATH, OBSERVATIONS ABOUT VARIOUS SUBJECTS |  This post was inspired by one of my Active Rain friends,  Jeff Dowler, CRS . Jeff asked us to reflect on and share at least 10 changes that took place in our lives during the past 10 years. Many who know me know that I am all about forward thinking and moving forward, rather than  living in or looking back at the past.  Yet, thanks to Jeff’s inspiration, I decided to journey back and see what took place the past 10 years of our lives. I am intentionally omitting the loss of both my and Diane’s parents as well as and animals and instead am focusing on “events” that...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Summer Fun in Beverly Hills, CA POSTED ON JUL 26, 2019 BY ENDRE BARATH IN ACTIVE RAIN, BEVERLY HILLS | Summer Fun in Beverly Hills, CA.Beverly Hills is considered  the  “destination place” for many people from all over the globe. Tourists come to see many “attractions”, but the number one attraction is of course ‘Rodeo Drive’. Although Rodeo Drive is about two miles long most people are only focused on about three blocks of it. That is from Santa Monica Boulevard  South to Wilshire Blvd. There was a time when the visitors would hope to run into some of the “Hollywood Celebrities”. The reality is the only celebrities you see, this part of town are the ones “who want to be seen”. Most are usually hidden behind the gates of their palatial mansions moving from point A to point B in darkene...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Happy Independence Day! Wishing you a Safe Celebration! POSTED ON JUL 5, 2019 BY ENDRE BARATH IN ECONOMIC OUTLOOK, ENDRE BARATH, OBSERVATIONS ABOUT VARIOUS SUBJECTS, PET FRIENDLY REALTOR | 0 COMMENTS Our Flag is flying high and we are celebrating our Freedom and wishing you a Happy Independence Day! Happy Independence Day Happy July 4th week!  Believe it or not, 2019 is now half over. In summary, the first 6 months of the year have been a bit of a roller coaster for real estate in the greater Los Angeles area. In spite of mixed messages, here are a few facts we can celebrate as America approaches her birthday: Happy Fourth of July!!! The Department Of Labor reported that the weekly initial jobless claims fell to 196,000.  This is the lowest number since 1969.  It’s worth noting that in...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Hope you had a fantastic Father's Day today. As you can see the animal farm at my house was very kind and treated me to some great Brownies:). If you never had them you are missing out.    If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
There are times when one person's action causes a series of other reactions. Just to give you an idea, I checked in with one of my clients, I wanted to find out if they were going to be around the weekend? I was going to surprise them with Cupcakes from Sprinkles. As I was standing in line a discussion came about "Pupcakes" well on the spur of the moment, I decided might as well get some Pupcakes for their dog as well. As things turned out. As I was heading over to them, they canceled in the last minute.Now here I was with a dozen assorted mini cupcakes and some Pupcakes.  What was I going to do with them?  As it turned out, Diane she was goint to a dog adoption event in Brentwood. For those who are not familiar with Brentwood, it is a nice section of Los Angeles CA. So she was not only...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Instagram Punished  me @endrebarath  for being kind…No! The reason is not what you are thinking. I was not writing hundreds of posts about Real Estate No not because I was spamming people.Well let me give you a little background I have been on Instagram since August 2016 during this time I have posted 75 times. I did manage to build a following of about 960+/-  followers, since that number is fluid depending when you look up or down by 30+/- and I am following about 411 people.I do not use a third party to do any of my social media posts. All is done by me for better or worse. I decided the past two weeks that I owe it to my followers to press the “like”  or “heart” icon to show them and give them love.Now with that said you might ask so, what was “The crime” ? The crime was “too many l...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Observations on Memorial Day  Evening by a Beverly Hills Realtor Endre Barath, Jr.…Every evening, I reflect as to what went on in the day and how and what I could have done better. Generally, looking back is important to me, it allows me to figure out, how I can improve my actions and plan out the next day as well as the rest of the  week. Today was an interesting day to say the least. Not only was it Memorial Day, but it was a day the Red Sox were on National TV and I was excited to watch them, not only to play, but see them win a game as well. In spite of this good fortune, I was pensive as I reflected about all the soldiers that gave their lives for our freedom. I heard that in Los Angeles alone there are 88,000 graves that are the  home to those who gave their lives for our freedom…...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Memorial Day: All gave some and some gave all!!Memorial Day: is all about remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. I have written many a post over the years about this subject.One thing always has annoyed me when so many people confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day. There is a huge difference,’ Memorial Day’ is remembering   those  soldiers who gave it ALL,  in other words, their lives, just so we can enjoy our freedom.Clearly, I do not like it when people think it is about eating burgers, and barbequing. Equally I do not like it when people who think they are being gracious by saying to  veterans “Thank You”! Thank them on Veterans Day! Recognize the difference between the two Federal Holidays is a much more meaningful way of thanking them.So if you want to g...
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