Wednesday, April 30, 2008

We Help Estate & Trust Planning Attorneys

We are your probate and trust real estate resource.

We provide valuable services to the attorney community. For example, we can provide you with copies of recorded deeds, Date of Death values, fair market values, Preliminary Title Reports, plot maps and we can answer any questions you may have about a specific property. We can also provide you with an up-to-date CAR disclosure chart that specifically discusses which disclosures are required for Probate Real Estate Sales.

We are continually helping the attorneys and their paralegals that we work with. Please feel free to contact us for any of your real estate needs. We provide all this information with no obligation. Simply visit us at us or call us at 310-777-2858.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

ATTN! Upcoming Court Date!

Truly an opportunity NOT to be missed

Two side-by-side pieces of property being sold together.

Located in Eagle Rock, one lot has a triplex and the other lot has a single family residence.

Both properties filled with Spanish charm and details:

hand painted ceilings, beautiful tile fireplaces, wrought iron sconces.

This could be the compound you've been looking for.

Within walking distance to Oxy College.

Address: 1558 N. Ave 46 & 1552 N. Ave 46, Los Angeles

Opening Bid: $735,000 (for BOTH properties! WOW what a deal!)

Court Date: May 8, 2008

Location: 111 N. Hill Street Los Angeles, CA

Department: 11

Time: 8:30am

If you are interested please call our office to receive information on bidding in court. You can reach us at 310.777.2858 or visit us at

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A Pricing Strategy That Works!

Great Price - Hot Property - Top Sale

Even as media headlines shout that the real estate market is falling and crashing, The Sanborn Team has a very successful strategy when it comes to pricing homes--a strategy that ensures the administrator, executor or trustee of a piece of real estate gets the most for the property that they possibly can.

We recently took a listing in Beverlywood located a few doors south of Pico Blvd. The property is in serious disrepair and needs a ton of work and some have even considered it to be a tear-down.

After looking very closely at not only what has sold recently but what’s currently on the market, we decided that we should get extremely aggressive on the price. We listed the property at a very attractive price for two reasons: first, to gather up many offers so we could carefully choose the best buyer who is financially strong and who will close the escrow. And second, we wanted to make sure we could get the most money possible by driving the price up and creating our own bidding war.

The result? We sold the property for $80,000 more than the list price!

When it comes to marketing, listing and selling probate real estate, it’s imperative that you work with a real estate agent that specializes in these sales and has a fine tuned understanding of how to sell these properties in a declining market.

For more information about our services, please visit our website at or call us at 310.777.2858.

Are you an Administrator or Executor of an Estate?

Administrator or Executor?

Where Do You Turn for Help?

Is there real property that needs to be sold in the estate?

Being an administrator or executor of an estate is challenging and at times can be emotional. There are so many things that have to be handled, from contacting creditors to cleaning out the house and selling a piece of property that you may never have lived in.

Perhaps you are living out of state and have to coordinate selling the property from afar. Perhaps you have a full time job and handling the estate is like taking on a second job. Perhaps the house is full of furniture and need to be cleaned out.

Selling real estate through probate or trust is not an easy task and it’s very important that you work with an agent that knows the ins and out of probate real estate. A probate real estate specialist will make this as stress free and as easy as possible and will be able to assist you wherever you are, whatever the condition of the property.

The Sanborn Team has over 30 years of experience in the marketing, listing and selling of probate real estate. We have helped many administrators and executors sell property. This is our job.

Please visit our website to lean the steps on selling real estate through probate and trust:

This site will help you understand the process concisely and clearly.

Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions at 310.777.2858 or visit our website at