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 Estate/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 26 years, has 2 children and has been a resident of the Conejo Valley since 1991.

Pitfalls And The Process of Buying And Selling Real Estate

It’s a delicate balance, a real estate transaction.  There are a lot of things that can and do go right but a lot that can and do go wrong.  Just this past Friday the escrow company a seller picked out … Continue reading

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RAW: My Approach To A Changing Market

RAW: Recognition Acceptance Willingness. I met with a couple the other night who are considering putting their home up for sale.  As I prepared for the meeting, I began in my usual way, by assembling the comparable sales data. This … Continue reading

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We May Be In A Drought, But Rain Is Coming

A changing real estate market is a lot like staring in the mirror; day to day you look the same, but over time you find you actually look a lot different.  That’s just the way it is.  For months we’ve … Continue reading

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Just How Local Is The Real Estate Market?

Real estate is local.  That’s what they say anyway… usually it’s the final tag line in an article or interview discussing real estate values and market conditions.  Kind of an afterthought really, yet factually just relevant enough that it needs … Continue reading

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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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