Author Archives: Tim Freund

About Tim Freund

Tim Freund has been a licensed real estate agent/broker since 1990. He spent 14 years as a new home sales rep, ran his own boutique resale brokerage for 5 years and is currently a Senior Estates Director for Dilbeck Real Living/Christie's International Estates in Westlake Village, Ca. Tim is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), a Corporate Mobilty Specialist (CMS) and a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES). Tim has successfully negotiated a loan modification for a client and is a professional short sale negotiator. Tim has been married 25 years, has 2 children and has been a resident of the Conejo Valley since 1991.

Trulia Acquired By Zillow

The cost of doing real estate just got a whole lot more expensive.  You know there’s an old joke: What’s the difference between and California real estate license and a California driver’s license?  Not everyone in California has a driver’s … Continue reading

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Pushing A Buyer To Lift Contingencies, What Options Are There?

Most sellers begin the process of selling their home with a few common misconceptions.  The usual ones revolve around condition and price; “someone will pay my asking price because they’ll fall in love with the home just as I did.”   … Continue reading

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Market Forces At Work

It’s a funny thing this economy of ours; this system of capitalism where the free market drives the movement, prices and value of goods and services.  With real estate, too many homes means prices drop; not enough, prices rise.  The … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Seeing The Inventory And Why It Matters

One of the best aspects of being a real estate broker, is that I get to go into a lot of homes.  Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, depending on the specific area, as an agent, I’m afforded the opportunity to … Continue reading

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What’s My Home Worth?  A Sensible Guide To Pricing A Home For Sale

When I am asked to meet with a potential seller to discuss listing their home for sale, the first thing I need to understand is their motivation.  Why are they selling?  Could it be there have been changes in the … Continue reading

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Steve Ballmer, The LA Clippers And The Conejo Valley Housing Market

Twice a day the father of two middle schoolers, checks his favorite MLS site to see if anything new has come on the market.  He’s looking for the perfect place to call their next home.  It has to be on … Continue reading

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The Latest From Case-Shiller And Thoughts On The Economy

The latest Case-Shiller Home Indices came out yesterday and there were few surprises.  Price appreciation declined in almost every market, a fact that suggests that home values are stabilizing.  This should come as no surprise since for most markets the first … Continue reading

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When Is It Time To Replace Your Realtor?

You’ve been on the market for many months and your home hasn’t sold.  Maybe you got some traffic in the beginning but what was a trickle, has now turned into a tortuous drip.  You’re getting pretty anxious because you really … Continue reading

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For Sale By Owner

Every once in a while when I am on a listing presentation, I get asked to explain why a seller shouldn’t just sell their home on their own?  Put another way, why they should have me do it?  I love … Continue reading

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Donald Sterling And The Face Of America

The explosive remarks attributed to Donald Sterling Saturday serve to remind us that discrimination and the racist caricature that has plagued our nation, still exists.  It’s important that we acknowledge this and recognize that just because it’s below the surface, … Continue reading

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