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 an Estates Director for Dilbeck Estates/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 28 years, has 2 children, is a native Californian and has been a resident of the Conejo Valley since 1991.

Talking About Insurance

I recently put a home in Sherman Oaks into escrow.  It’s a gorgeous San Fernando Valley canyon, 4 level home that had been completely remodeled.  While in escrow it was disclosed to my buyer that there had been a small … Continue reading

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HOW DO I SELL MY HOUSE? BECOMING A SMARTER SELLER

Selling a house is a lot more complicated than buying.  First of all, you not only have to ready your home but you have to keep it that way while living there.  Not so easy.  Getting started is a multi-step … Continue reading

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YOU JUST WROTE AN OFFER, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

You just wrote and an offer, the seller accepted and you’re telling your friends you just bought your dream house.  (Search for homes here.)  You are super excited, but what happens now?  The first thing that happens is your agent is … Continue reading

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Stuff: To Stage And Declutter Or Not, That Is The Question

This past weekend I did a listing presentation of an older client I sold a home to some 17 years ago.  It was pristine.  It had been painted within the past couple years and the carpet had been replaced then … Continue reading

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Tax Reform: The probable Effect On California Real Estate

The 2017 Republican tax bill that just passed includes several provisions that will have a direct impact on California real estate.  Most are not good, but there’s often some silver lining if you look hard enough. Preface to say, I … Continue reading

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People Die, Get Over It

This has to do with the odd stigma of “in home death” and the increasing trend of people choosing to die peacefully, with dignity, in their home. I showed a home awhile back – a little one story. It was filled with … Continue reading

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GETTING THE HIGHEST PRICE STARTS WITH CLEANING

You’ve made the decision it’s time to sell your home. You’ve hired a Realtor to advance this cause and now you have to prepare your home for sale (Contact Tim Here). There are several things you can do to get more … Continue reading

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