Having worked and lived in Los Angeles for years, I’ve seen and experienced the struggles and rewards of becoming a luxury real estate agent. Los Angeles is full of luxury properties—I’ve seen homes listed for 500M in this area. Because of the amount of luxury properties here, it makes sense that there are many agents that become interested in entering into luxury real estate. And once they begin that journey, it can become quite overwhelming.Read More
It’s no secret that this is one of my favorite things to talk about. I adore AirBnBs (or short-term rentals—STR for short). They are a win-win in my book. Not only do they allow vacationers to stay somewhere comfortable and live like locals, they also allow property investors and others to turn a profit on their home or propertyRead More
The first time someone sees a new listing is most likely going to be online. That online view is the first impression of the home. And you get about 7 seconds to make a good one before you get passed by and a potential buyer keeps looking. This means that showstopping photographs are a must for selling homes (especially when the market is neutral).Read More
I'm sure that by now most of you have heard the stellar news that our tireless leader, and captain of this pirate ship, has a new show that just premiered on Netflix. As you can imagine, we are all beyond elated for him, and as a result, we are in full- swing Netflix-obsession mode. Many of us misfits were already drinking that streaming Kool-Aid, but now we are completely red-lipped and hooked. With that said, I thought it would be an amusing exercise to ask the folks that help make up this extraordinary company, that is PLG, what their favorite original Netflix series is, besides âSTAY HERE', of courseâ¦Read More
Itâs yet again the final Friday of the month and incidentally my favorite day. The whiff of new beginnings and possibilities hangs excitedly in the air, to make the kick-off of the weekend that much sweeter. This one feels particularly hopeful with the sweat of summer on us like a tailgater, but really because of this stellar interview to send us off into the leisurely days ahead. I bet you are all wondering how I managed to pull this one off? Trust me, Iâm wondering the same, and consider myself one fortunate fan.Read More
Coming off the heels of that devastating loss by England in the semi-finals of the World Cup, I thought it only natural to dedicate a post to that sceptered Isle. I know our fearless PLG Captain Peter Lorimer (who hails from the industrial North of the UK), and Megan Markle (now a Duchess across the pond), are also feeling the pangs of defeat, so this goes out to them as well. Chin up England, in America every place gets a trophy. Youâre still winners to us.
Summer seems to be a little late to the party this year. Its arrival feels like it will be on par with that acquaintance who is the last to show up to your party, but also the last to leave. He polishes off the wine and chomps the last of the hand-mashed guacamole, but he was also the life of the get-together, so youâre blue to see him go. If he were there any longer though, you probably wouldnât have such cozy feelings and rethink the missing Merlot!
PLG Estatesâ brokerage owner Peter Lorimer and his wife and co-founder, Cindy, put a lot of effort into their three Los Angeles offices since starting up in 2010, but they were always getting asked by agents when they were going to open in other popular area neighborhoods such as Manhattan Beach, Pasadena or Playa Vista.Read More
Iâll start by admitting that I am a sucker for chill quizzes crafted to help you get to know your innermost self a bit more intimately. Iâm the kind of person that panics during multiple-choice questionnaires. âHow would you rate your experience of customer service based on a scale of 1-5? (5 being completely satisfied). â What does that mean exactly? I need more variables, more specifics to formulate my answer. Let me think, âit was a pleasant enough exchange, but maybe it could have been better? It also could have been worse? 4.3.â Oh God, only round numbers. Thatâs not an option!Read More
I donât envy the movie trailer makers in this town. Out of an average of 110 minutes of plot, they need to pluck, cut and splice together about 2 that clearly depict the logline. Success seems dubious at best. They need to weave the stickiest of webs to trap viewersâ curiosity enough that theyâll eventually buy a ticket to see the full story. Silk spinning is no joke. Just because you have spinnerets it doesnât mean your web is trapping a fly. Itâs all about the pattern and adhesion. Of course there is a basic effective formula, like in many artistic endeavors, but itâs not a template plug-in type situation.Read More