Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New Listing! Beverlywood Fixer

We have a wonderful new listing in Beverlywood

1467 Livonia Avenue

Los Angeles, California 90035


1,358 sqft on a 6,400 sqft lot

3 bedrooms + 1 bathroom


Great location... great value! Probate sale that does NOT require court confirmation.

Please visit our website to learn more about probate real estate sales, or call us directly with any questions, 310-777-2858.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Work with a Probate Real Estate Professional, Trust Us!

If You're Interviewing Real Estate Agents...

Always ask the prospective agent, "Have you sold real property through probate or trust?"

Most agents will casually answer yes, but be sure to ask for more details. For example ask them the following questions:
  1. Have you ever sold a property that requires court confirmation?
  2. How do you market the property and attract all types of buyers?

It's also important to realize that there when selling probate and trust real estate as a "private" sale, there are probate codes and rules to follow. Make sure your agent is savvy and knows these codes. For example ask the agent you are interviewing:

  1. How long is the listing agreement for?
  2. What is the commission?

In a probate sale, the listing agreement is only good for 90 days. Many agents do not know this and you can get yourself into a longer listing agreement. Also, the commission is dictated by the court and it can only be 5% (10% for vacant land), so be sure you are being charged the correct commission.

Probate and trust real estate sales can be complicated, so it is important to have a seasoned agent who has experience within this specialized marketplace.

Meet The Sanborn Team. These real estate agents are your experts when it comes to selling real estate through trust or probate.

To learn more about selling property through probate or trust, please visit The Sanborn Team website at or call with no obligation at 310-777-2858.

Friday, July 25, 2008

New Investment Opportunities

The Sanborn Team is proud to present
two exciting new investment opportunities

11549 Sylvan Street, North Hollywood
6 unit apartment building
100% vacant - yes every unit is vacant!
Come fix it up and rent each unit at market rate.
Probate Sale.

4367 Oakwood Avenue, Los Angeles
24 unit apartment building with 18 studios and 6 one bedroom units.
4 units are vacant.
Needs TLC. Probate Sale.

If you would like further details regarding these properties, please visit our website at or you can reach us directly at 310-277-2858.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Reminder! Beverly Hills Bar Meeting: Trust & Estates

Attention! Upcoming Trust & Estates Meeting

Probate & Trust Accountings

Speaker: BLAKE A. RUMMEL, ESQ., Weinstock, Manion, Reisman, Shore & Neumann

Date: Tuesday July 15, 2008

Time: Registration/ Lunch 11:45 to 12:30

Program: 12:30 to 1:00pm

Location: Lawry's 100 N. La Cienega Blvd Beverly Hills, CA

To find out more about the Trusts & Estates Section, please visit the Section’s web page at

We are your real estate Probate & Trust experts and as the proud sponsors of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Trust & Estates Section

Please visit our website at or call us with any questions at 310-277-2858.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

How Buyers are Looking for Real Estate

How Do Buyers Look for Real Estate?

Recently we did a survey at a Sunday Open House. We had about 50 people pass through the property to view it and we asked each of them, “How did you hear about the open house?”

In preparation for the open house we had a photo box ad in the Los Angeles Times Homes section and had the property as listed as “Open Sunday” on

There was only ONE party that said they found out about the open house from reading a physical newspaper… every other buyer either found the listing online as being open today or their real estate agent informed them that the property was open.

The Sanborn Team has a comprehensive online marketing campaign that cannot be beat. Within 5 days of listing your property in the Multiple Listing Service and the local Realtor Boards, your property will show up on the following websites:
Yahoo Real Estate
Google Real Estate
Aol Real Estate
Los Angeles Times

In today’s changing market, and particularly when listing or selling probate and trust real estate, it is imperative that your property has full market exposure, especially on the Internet. More and more buyers are using the Internet as their main source for finding information about properties for sale.

For more information about our aggressive marketing, please visit our website at or call us directly at 310-777-2858.

Upcoming Court Date!

Talk about a GREAT opportunity!
We have coming up for overbidding in court a wonderful spacious 2+2.5 Condo in the heart of West Hollywood. Just over 2,400 square feet, this gracious condo is a top floor unit with green belt views, large living room with fireplace, and a kitchen with a breakfast area. And... there is a master suite that you could die for! 2 HUGE walk-in closets, marble bath and sinks and a spacious master bedroom with room for a sitting area.
  • The Court Date is set for: Wednesday, August 6, 2008
  • Time: 8:30am
  • Location: 111 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA
  • Department: 9
  • Now... the opening bid is $714, 500
If you would like additional information about the property please don't hesitate to contact our office at 310-777-2858.
And... if you have any questions about probate real estate, you can consult the probate real estate experts, The Sanborn Team, by calling us directly at 310-777-2858 with no obligation or visit our website at