Monday, April 25, 2011

Probate, trust, conservatorship....and copyright?

We were delighted to read Bernice Ross’s succinct and informative article on copyright, “Know the basics of copyright, trademark infringement” in today’s issue of Inman News. Bernice is not only an extremely knowledgeable and successful real estate coach and author, she is also a dear friend of The Sanborn Team. What’s more, she’s right on target with her information about copyright.

It’s an issue we’ve thought about a great deal. As we’ve worked to create original text for our posts, we’ve observed that not everyone is quite so conscientious. In fact, a while back, purely by accident, we discovered that the text from our blog was being “borrowed” in its entirety by another agent who was posting it as their own.

The irony, of course, is that a huge part of our business representing clients in the sale of real property through probate, trust and conservatorship is sharing information. We advise other agents, buyers, sellers, fiduciaries, administrators, conservators, trustees, accountants, executors and even attorneys to make sure that the parties to a transaction have all of the information they need, when and where they need it.

We do our homework. And we respect the talent and integrity of the many skilled individuals and businesses with whom we work. It’s a pretty simple way of doing business: surround yourself with smart, honest people and do the work right the first time. It’s a philosophy that’s served us well for more than 30 years.

If you have questions about real estate sales through probate, trust or conservatorship, we would be happy to talk with you. Call Nancy at The Sanborn Team: 310-777-2858.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Sanborn Team reduces price on Culver City Condo!

Price reduction from $299,950 to $275,000! This is a great two bedroom two bath condo in trendy Culver City, close to great shops and restaurants. Complex features 24 hour guard gated community, two pools, two spas, exercise and rec area.

This is a probate sale that will require court approval. The Sanborn Team has been is here to help you with all of your real estate needs! Give us a call at 310-777-2858 or visit our website at:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Streamlining Probate and Trust Sales with Electronic Signatures

Anyone who has been involved in a real estate transaction in the last 15 years knows that it takes a lot of trees to sell or buy a piece of property. Even as listing and purchase contracts have increasingly favored electronic over paper formatting, pages would still need to be printed to secure and distribute the necessary signatures on all the required documents.

DocuSign has changed all that – and The Sanborn Team’s clients love it.

In short, with DocuSign, documents (such as contracts, disclosure forms, instructions, etc.) are uploaded and sent by e-mail. The recipient (buyer/seller) receives an e-mail, clicks on Review Documents and is guided through the document. The recipient selects or writes a signature, signs the document and follows instructions to complete the transmission. In addition to a full signature, the signer can also initial certain provisions in the document, just as with a paper contract. DocuSign also has a sign-on-paper option, if preferred.

Transactions are password protected and secure, streamlined and fast, while eliminating paper and document transportation costs. All that’s needed is a browser or a mobile device (iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Google Android).

After federal ESIGN legislation established electronic records and signatures as legally binding, DocuSign pioneered e-signature technology in 2003. Today the company has more than 4.5 million unique users and 97% of Fortune 100 companies have used DocuSign.

The Sanborn Team provides efficient, comprehensive real estate representation for the sale of real property through probate and trust. If you have questions, call Nancy Sanborn at 310-777-2858.

Friday, April 08, 2011

The Sanborn Team introduces a new condo in Culver City!

Great Condo in trendy Culver City! Well-maintained two bedroom, two bath corner unit with serene views and beam ceilings. List price is $299,950. Complex features 24-hour guard gated community, two pools, two spas, exercise and rec areas. Two carport parking. Probate sale. Court Confirmation Required.

The Sanborn Team understands real estate in Southern California. We specialize in Probate and Trust Real Estate and we are here to help you with all of your real estate needs! Please call us at 310-777-2858 or visit our website at

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The Sanborn Team just listed an exceptional property

This gated property at the end of a cul de sac in Los Feliz is being sold through a probate proceeding. To learn more about probate real estate purchases please visit our website at

This four bedroom, four bath home also has maids quarters, making it a five bedroom. Sweeping downtown and hillside views. Open , airy, light and contemporary. Huge cook's kitchen, walk-in-closets and ample parking. This is a must see!

We will have it open on caravan this Tuesday 4/12 from 11:00-2:00. Please stop by and say Hello!

This property is a probate that requires court approval. The Sanborn Team has over 30 years of experience selling Probate and Trust properties. Call us for all of your real estate needs! We're here to help. For more information about us and our probate listings, please visit our website at

Friday, April 01, 2011

Collaborating for Successful Probate and Trust Sales

The Sanborn Team offers a comprehensive array of real estate services for those selling real property through probate, trust and conservatorship.

At The Sanborn Team, we take the word Team very seriously. Beyond disclosures and documentation, knowledge of Probate Code and court requirements, counseling of buyers, sellers and agents, and aggressive marketing of property, we also bring access to experienced professionals who understand the complexities of court-administered sales.

  • We cooperate with other real estate companies and real estate agents to offer sellers the widest exposure to potential buyers.
  • We interact with a network of skilled local agents who can provide showings and other on-site services in communities throughout Southern California.
  • We work with escrow officers who have years of experience with probate contracts, including specialized disclosures, inspection reports and the need for on-time precision to meet the court’s demands.
  • We work with title officers who provide critical historic information on properties in probate.
  • We counsel buyers’ agents to assure that buyers are prepared to bid or overbid with the necessary timing and paperwork.
  • We bring in property-readiness services to make the most of “as-is” sales.
  • We cooperate with the preferences, presentation methods and contract terms of attorneys.

Our services save time, expedite the transaction and assure that if a higher price can be attained for the property, it will be.

At The Sanborn Team, we are comfortable with clients, other agents, attorneys, fiduciaries, administrators, conservators, trustees, accountants, executors, court personnel and other parties to the transaction. Our business is to achieve the highest selling price for the heirs.

Call Nancy Sanborn for further details: 310-777-2858.