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Verbum Dei High
School in Watts boasts a 100 percent college acceptance rate for
graduating students. What makes it even more remarkable is that
the school is thriving in a tough, gangplagued neighborhood. Mary
Beth Woods says that inspired her to help maintain the school’s
track record for academic excellence. Read
In the March
issue of Los Angeles Magazine, Mary Beth Woods, of Coldwell Banker
Residential Brokerage in Brentwood was recognized as a winner of
the 2015 Five Star Real Estate Agent Award. click
HILLS (KABC) -- Real estate values in affluent Westside communities
have remained high, despite the recession- until recently, that
coastline is one of the finest and most desirable places in the
world to live, which is one of the main reasons the Westside of
Los Angeles has been somewhat immune to the housing downturn.
"It doesn't get much better than this," said real estate
broker associate, Mary Beth Woods.
Mary Beth Woods has been a realtor for 35 years and has seen downturns
in real estate before, but nothing like this one and now it's hit
the affluent Westside.
had more inventory come on the market, we have had fewer buyers,
and the sales have slowed. So anybody who has really wanted to sell
has had to communicate that by being competitively priced,"
And that means
dropping your dream price and getting realistic. Last year according
to MDA DataQuick, the median price in Pacific Palisades was $2.6
million, now it's $2.2 million. In Santa Monica the median was over
$2 million, now it's $1.6 million. And in Beverly Hills a $3 million
property last year is now going at the more reasonable $2.1 million.
A house that
Mary Beth is currently showing in the Palisades would have gone
for $4 million a year ago. In today's market the Palisades home
has nearly dropped a million in value.
So at times
like these it is absolutely imperative your house is ready to sell.
Mary Beth says staging the home with furniture and accessories is
one way to do that.
had not been furnished down to the books and everything on the book
shelves, the flowers and the rug. People would not get it. It would
not feel like home," said Woods.
Ric Romero: "And therefore people wouldn't buy it?"
doesn't feel like home that's not gonna happen. And people today
are so busy, their lives are so fragmented they want to see how
a house is gonna look as a home. And they would like it in good
condition so that they don't have to spend any more money. They
know that their costs are contained and that they can move in,"
So with buyers
not wanting or not able to spend any more money on a home after
they buy it no matter where it is, then it must be move-in ready
for it to sell at any price.