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Successful Seminar Held November 7th – Villa Riviera

16 November 2012 No Comment

Long Beach, CA (November 13, 2012)—“I thought I knew all I needed to know when I sold in a historic district, but I didn’t!” A realtor of nearly a decade reflected what most of the attendees reported after the recent 2 hour seminar. Over fifty people came to the Villa Riviera including members of city staff to hear John Royce, California Heights Neighborhood Assn., Jill Griffiths, City of Long Beach and Jeff Anderson, Anderson Real Estate Group detail the requirements of selling property in historic districts. This was followed by a lively discussion moderated by John Thomas on living style, what buyers want, and how the historic district can help the realtor (Steffie Hands, CalBungalow.com, Steven Sarinana, Trebor/Nevets and Emily Stevens, Rose Park Neighborhood Assn.).

Presented by the Rose Park Neighborhood Association, the purpose was to reach Realtors and others who facilitate housing sales in Historic Districts to learn the requirements of those types of sales. Two messages were very clear: 1) the realtor is frequently the first person to introduce the idea of a historic district to the buyer putting responsibilities on to the realtor to be informed; 2) not informing the buyer results in the likelihood of property not being restored correctly, thus downgrading the very thing the buyer liked in the first place.

Audience at recent Realtor Seminar

“Thanks again for that great training on the historical areas… I shared that information with my agents and they didn’t know there were that many historic districts and so many things to know!” This from a long time realtor. In fact, the City of Long Beach is known as a leader in the formation of its 17 Historic Districts. Rose Park Neighborhood Association is home to two of the largest in the city.Topics included: The Value of Historic District Home Ownership; Real Estate Rules for Buying and Selling in a Historic District; Tools for the Buyer of a Historic Home and a Q&A with a panel of experts.  Experts in real estate sales in historic districts, neighborhood heritage and architecture, and members of the city planning department were all on hand to step the audience through the regulatory steps, as well as the strategies to create new homeowner success.     We appreciate our Sponsors that included: Steffie Hands – Cal Bungalow.com, Re/Max Real Estate Specialists; Anne Marie Ashley Group; Trebor/Nevets; Jeannette Architects; Anchor Seaport Escrow; Window Restoration & Repair; Portfolio/Berlin and Anderson Real Estate Group.

To view PowerPoint presentation: www.rpna-tradefair.org

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