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29
Nov

HARVARD WESTLAKE SCHOOL BEST PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN LOS ANGELES

One of the America’s Best Prep Schools, as named in Forbes is definitely Harvard-Westlake School in California. The school has its campuses in Holmby Hills near Beverly Hills, and Studio City.
Grades 7-9 are located at Holmby Hills, theMiddle School; and the Upper School, grades 10-12 are located off of {mls: homes for sale near coldwater canyon}
They are both surrounded by amazing Real Estate. The Holmby Hills campus is located near the best {mls: beverly hills homes for sale}, just recently, the Fleur the Lys home was sold in Holmby Hills for over $100 Million Dollars, LA Curbed wrote a big article about it. You are also located near Westfield Century City Mall,Los Angeles Country Club, not too far from Brentwood Country Club, Rodeo Drive and major shopping and stores like Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Bvlgari, Hermes, Yves St. Laurent,Cartier and many more. {mls: westwood} and {mls: west hollywood} are close also.
The {mls: studio city} campus is nearby {mls: ventura blvd}. and homes for sale inVentura, Studio City with all its restaurants and {mls: sherman oaks} has been increasing in the recent years.
Families looking for the best education for their children can enjoy the benefits of Harvard-Westlake School of being among the best on Academic Achievement and recent articles like Worth Magazine  have ranked Harvard-Westlake school as number 35 out of thousands of secondary institutions across the country in sending children to top colleges and universities.

 

One of the America’s Best Prep Schools, as named in Forbes is definitely Harvard-Westlake School in California. The school has its campuses in Holmby Hills near Beverly Hills, and Studio City.
Grades 7-9 are located at Holmby Hills, theMiddle School; and the Upper School, grades 10-12 are located off of {mls: homes for sale near coldwater canyon}
They are both surrounded by amazing Real Estate. The Holmby Hills campus is located near the best {mls: beverly hills homes for sale}, just recently, the Fleur the Lys home was sold in Holmby Hills for over $100 Million Dollars, LA Curbed wrote a big article about it. You are also located near Westfield Century City Mall,Los Angeles Country Club, not too far from Brentwood Country Club, Rodeo Drive and major shopping and stores like Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Bvlgari, Hermes, Yves St. Laurent,Cartier and many more. {mls: westwood} and {mls: west hollywood} are close also.
The {mls: studio city} campus is nearby {mls: ventura blvd}. and homes for sale inVentura, Studio City with all its restaurants and {mls: sherman oaks} has been increasing in the recent years.
Families looking for the best education for their children can enjoy the benefits of Harvard-Westlake School of being among the best on Academic Achievement and recent articles like Worth Magazine  have ranked Harvard-Westlake school as number 35 out of thousands of secondary institutions across the country in sending children to top colleges and universities.

29
Nov

Top Real Estate Agent featured in ‘The Thousand’ report

Real estate consulting and communications company Real Trends Inc., in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal, has released the latest annual list of the top 1,000 real estate sales professionals in the country. – See more at: http://www.inman.com/2011/09/08/top-real-estate-agents-featured-in-the-thousand-report/#sthash.BrS6AD0t.dpuf

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30
Oct

Information and Wall Street

One of Information is the most valuable thing (as the 1987 film WALL STREET puts it) when making any purchase or sale, having a guideline is important to give your transaction validity, many people refer to the “larger” websites for information and unknowingly believe this to be true and accurate.

After searching through many of these websites like Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com etc. you WILL NOT notice common trends, the limited public information that these websites have access to is never cross checked and is published by machines, the good thing about these websites is that they are easy to use, and have very simple user interfaces.


Although these websites are a good fast access and/or starting point on your research consult with a specialist, after all you wouldn’t use WEBMD to diagnose yourself otherwise you might end up with cancer as many of those searches, contact a well trained and experienced real estate team in your local El PasoSan Diego & L.A.
 market, who is vested in your interests.

 

03
Apr

NAHREP El Paso Launch

Every year, NAHREP recognizes top producing Latino agents from across the country in the Top 250 Latino Real Estate Agent award list. The list recognizes agents whose hard work and dedication has led them to close an outstanding number of transactions in an effort to increase the rate of sustainable Hispanic homeownership.

This year the brightest agents from all cities across the country were closely considered for the Top 250 Agents award. Each candidate brings a unique story of personal triumph, overcoming adversity, and devotion to their trade. We at NAHREP believe in the importance of recognizing such hard working people who make homeownership in the Latino community their mission. In the coming weeks NAHREP will publish the findings of this year’s list in the third annual publication highlighting the top producing agents.

The Top 250 Agents will each receive special distinction at the 2014 NAHREP National Convention & Latin Music Festival, and the Top 10 Agents will be publically recognized at an awards ceremony at the convention. The 2014 National Convention & Latin Music Festival is happening at the JW Marriott at LA Live in Los Angeles from October 12 – October 14, 2014. Don’t miss the chance to network with this group of top producers, register for the convention here.

“The Hispanic real estate market is large and is growing rapidly,” says Jason Madiedo, NAHREP’s 2014 president. “Since 2010, Latinos have accounted for 56 percent of the total net growth in U.S. owner households, with purchasing power of approximately $1.5 trillion projected next year. These top agents are achieving tremendous success representing buyers and sellers from markets across America, and NAHREP is honored to salute them with this report,” says Madiedo.

The 2014 Top 250 Latino Real Estate Agents:
The top 10 producing Latino real estate agents in the U.S. are:

  1. Jeff Galindo, Simply Vegas and Real Estate Strategies, Las Vegas, NV
  2. Marshall Carrasco, Marshall Realty, Reno, NV
  3. Marty Rodriguez, Century 21 Marty Rodriguez, Glendora, CA
  4. Johnny Rojas, Century 21 JR Gold Team Realty, Garfield, NJ
  5. Ricardo Acevedo, Century 21 King The Acevedo Team, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  6. Christopher Tello, Keller Williams Realty Partners SW, Pembroke Pines, FL
  7. Marta DuPree, The Keyes Company, Coral Springs, FL
  8. David Acosta, Keller Williams – David Acosta Group, El Paso, TX
  9. Daisy Lopez Cid, RE/MAX Premier Properties, Kissimmee, FL
  10. Leo Pareja, Keller Williams Realty Leo Pareja Team, Falls Church, VA

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The 2013 Top 10 Latino Real Estate Agents receiving distinction at the 2013 NAHREP National Convention & Latin Music Festival

Sales production data is representative of the 2013 calendar year. Ethnic background was confirmed through a combination of independent research and self-attestation.

At this time, nominations are closed for the Top 250 Latino Real Estate Agents award. A big GRACIAS to all the agents who submit a nomination for this year’s list! Nominations for the next year’s Top 250 Latino Real Estate Agent award open in January 2015.

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03
Apr

PBS Real Estate Matters

news_picKCOS Public Television, El Paso, TX. Real Estate Matters New Show airs June 15th at 7:00 PM. The biggest investment we all might make in our lifetime, is buying a home. This show will reveal very important information about the process, the economy, how to get a mortgage and the current mortgage environment, and the problems that could arise at the closing table. How a good Title company, Mortgage company and of course, your REALTOR could help is key for a succesful transaction.

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03
Apr

El Paso Times: Top Realtor

David Acosta loves his wife and daughters. But selling homes is a very close second.

“I love it (real estate). My family first, and riiiiiiiiiiiiiight next to them is real estate,” Acosta said as he broke into a broad smile last week in his West Side office.

“I like everything about it. It’s exciting to get to know people every single time. It’s great to wake up — you don’t know what’s going to happen. But something fun is going to happen, and you’re going to do some business.”

That passion for selling homes has worked magic for Acosta, 37, who’s been selling homes for 8 years.

He’s been the top-selling residential Realtor in El Paso for the past three years and among the top agents in the nation.

Acosta was ninth in the nation last year for residential sales transactions — 531. He was 43rd in the nation for sales volume — $79.3 million, according to a report compiled by Real Trends Inc., a Denver real estate consulting company, in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal.

“In my 25 years in the (real estate) business, I never met anyone more successful than him,” said Douglas Van Nortwick, broker-owner of ERA Sellers, Buyers and Associates, where Acosta has worked 3åyears.

It’s also impressive that his sales have increased as the real estate market has slowed, Van Nortwick said.

Acosta accounted for 20 percent of his real estate firm’s revenues last year, Van Nortwick reported.

Acosta is not a high-pressure salesman, Van Nortwick said.

He’s easy to like; he’s gifted at gaining people’s trust and loyalty; he embraces technology, but doesn’t lose sight that real estate is an intimate transaction where relationships are key; and he’s a very hard worker, Van Nortwick said.

He also gets help from his team of three assistants, who do marketing, office work and client relations.

Eduardo Fernandez, owner of Edward’s Homes, a fast-growing El Paso homebuilder, said he met Acosta two years ago when he was searching for a sales agent to sell his homes. Fernandez was impressed by Acosta’s sales record, and he liked his personality.

“We feel this energy from him,” said Fernandez, who made Acosta his exclusive listing agent.

“He has a lot of confidence in himself. He believes in himself, and all his believing comes through,” Fernandez said. “He is very professional, and very smart, and very honest with us.”

Real estate wasn’t the career Acosta had in mind when he received a degree in 1996 in international business from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Juárez. He and a friend started a company that sold water treatment systems in San Diego, and later in Monterrey, Mexico.

“I was a horrible salesman,” Acosta said of his days selling water treatment systems. “There’s not even words to describe how bad I was.”

Acosta moved to El Paso in 2002, got married and decided to sell real estate.

“I had to find something to do, and I always heard there was a lot of potential in the real estate industry,” Acosta said. “It’s one of those things that there’s always a need for; a product everyone needs, but not everybody has. It gets used up and replaced, and you can sell it over and over again. It’s one of the principles of marketing.”

His salesmanship improved by the time he started selling real estate in April 2003, Acosta said. But the Juárez native had to learn how the real estate market works in the United States, he said. He learned early that financing is a key element.

One of Acosta’s key to success is to sit down with buyers in about a 30-minute counseling session to let them know how he works, find out about their expectations and determine whether they can qualify for a loan. Sometimes that means figuring out how someone can clean up his or her bad credit, he said.

Acosta and his small staff bird-dog deals daily to make sure that the loan process is moving along and that the buyer is doing what the lender needs to get a loan closed.

Another key to Acosta’s success is selling a lot of new homes. He’s had a long relationship with Saratoga Homes, but deals with several other builders, including his fairly new relationship with Edward’s Homes, he said. He chooses companies that are building quality homes, he said.

“A lot of people prefer new homes,” Acosta said. But the competition is fierce in the new home market, he noted. “Most of the (new) homes are concentrated on the same places. Everybody is out there going after the same customers.”

Acosta began his real estate career focusing on buyers, but the majority of his sales are now tied to properties in which he is the listing agent. He still relishes dealing with buyers, from first-time buyers to a doctor looking for an $800,000 home, he said. He especially likes the challenge of dealing with buyers who have been turned down for home loans and are referred to him, he said. Most of his clients come through referrals from past clients and loan officers, he said.

Even though Acosta sits atop the El Paso real estate market, he said, being the top seller isn’t his aim.

“The goal is not necessarily to be number one, but to improve,” Acosta said. “I’m just making sure I do better than last year. I like the slogan from Lowe’s (home improvement stores). ” ‘Never stop improving.’ They stole it from me.”

Vic Kolenc may be reached at vkolenc@elpasotimes.com; 546-6421.

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