Jeff: Well Malibu is a very, very small town; it’s hard to believe because internationally we’re pretty well known around the world, but we are a small town. An expert agent in this market understands the mentality of other agents and sellers, and knows the right way to approach an offer for a buyer to get the best deal done. A really good agent will understand the psyche of not only the buyer, but also understands the ego and psyche of the seller as well, thus negotiating the best possible price.
Bill: Jeff, you have provided a lot of great information today for people looking for that perfect home in Malibu. To wrap this up, do you have any final comment for buyers?
Jeff: I think the most important thing when it comes to Malibu is that it is an absolutely beautiful area with beautiful homes and a beautiful coastline and great surfing and beaches. It’s working with a local professional that allows the buyer to really understand the local character and the different neighborhoods and the different locations that make up Malibu. Malibu is more than just the name Malibu and the lifestyle; there are various neighborhoods, secret hideaways and gated communities that most people don’t even know about. In working with a knowledgeable professional who has access to all of the neighborhoods, they can be shown all of Malibu and see for themselves.
For more information you can reach Jeff Chertow at (310) 456-3469 or visit his website at www.MalibuDreamHomes.com.