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Qualities of a Great Listing Agent

posted by: Merit in: Real Estate

If you’re planning to purchase or sell a home, you’ll likely hear the terms “listing agent” and “selling agent”. These are differentiations for the real estate agent that you will use to list your home on the market, versus the

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Staging a Home That Sells

posted by: Merit in: Real Estate

Sometimes the difference between selling your home immediately and struggling through a multiple month-long process is simply in the staging. Make sure you know what buyers are looking for in a beautifully staged home. What follows is Merit Real Estate’s

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How to Hire a Reliable Home Inspector

posted by: Merit in: Real Estate

A home inspector often determines the value and safety of your home; hire smart! A home inspector is one of the most important people you will hire during the home buying process. Not only does he or she determine the

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8 Things to Avoid When Selling Your Home

posted by: Merit in: Real Estate

Selling your home is a huge job – one that you should take very seriously. There are some very costly mistakes that you can make during the home selling process that could cost you thousands of dollars. Merit Real Estate

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Buying a House After Bankruptcy

posted by: Merit in: Real Estate

Going through bankruptcy can often be one of the most daunting events to experience and in most cases it’s unavoidable. Whether you’ve been declared bankrupt through a court order or by your own choice, you’ll be happy to hear that

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What Are Closing Costs?

posted by: Merit in: Real Estate

Debunking the myths and mysteries of closing costs. Closing costs are the fees paid at the time of closing on your house. You’re so close to being a homeowner! These closing procedures are the last step between you and being

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Keep Things Status Quo: Helping Your Dog Stay Safe and Secure in a New Home

posted by: Merit in: Community, Real Estate

Major life transitions can be as hard on animals as they are on people. For a dog, moving is probably the most difficult transition of all. One day, they’re feeling safe and secure in familiar surroundings; the next, they’re unsettled

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Essential Moving Supplies for the Self-Mover

posted by: Merit in: Community, Real Estate

Even though there are quite a few reasons to go with a professional moving company, some people just want to move themselves. Whether it’s a financial reason or a point of pride, you’re going to need some serious supplies! Here

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5 Handy iPhone and iPad Apps for Home Sellers and Buyers

There are so many tasks involved with buying or selling a home. These iPhone and iPad apps take on some of the work so you can focus on other details when it comes to homes for sale in Redondo Beach.

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The Top 5 Things That Can Go Wrong During A Home Sale

posted by: Merit in: Real Estate

You’ve put your home on the market, worked with realtors, staged your home beautifully, and you’ve finally found the perfect buyer; now you’re in the home stretch! Sadly, there are still plenty of things that can go wrong during closing

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Budget Friendly Home Staging

posted by: Merit in: Real Estate

Having your home staged to sell is one of the most powerful tools you can employ to sell your home quickly and for a greater profit. However, hiring a professional home staging company can cost $1,000 – $5,000 depending on

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Does Home Warranty Save You Money?

posted by: Merit in: Real Estate

When purchasing a new home, a home warranty is often part of the offer package. A home warranty is a contract that helps cover costs of repair or replacement of some home systems and appliances. A home warranty might be

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Budgeting For a Home Remodel

posted by: Merit in: Real Estate

Whether you’re hoping to remodel your kitchen or you’ve purchased a fixer-upper and are staring down the barrel of a whole-home remodel, budgeting can be the most challenging part! Merit Real Estate is excited to share with you our best

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As Seen In Southbay Magazine: Amir Amiri & Rodman Amiri

Boutique neighborhood real estate brokerage Merit Real Estate has been serving customers in the South Bay since 1989. Owner/Broker Amir Amiri and Broker Associate Rodman Amiri focus on the neighborhoods of Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach. “We combine

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Selling Your Own Home (without a Realtor)

posted by: Merit in: Real Estate

If you’re considering selling your home, you may have thought about selling your home as a for sale by owner (FSBO) listing. There are definite pros and cons to a FSBO situation, and Merit Real Estate wants to help you

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Budgeting Tips for Renters

posted by: Merit in: Real Estate

If you’re going through a difficult financial time – like a foreclosure or a short-sale – you may be moving into a rental property until you get back on your feet. Merit Real Estate wants to help you budget appropriately

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4 Simple Mistakes Many Homebuyers Make

posted by: Merit in: Real Estate

After many years in the real estate business, Merit Real Estate has witnessed our fair share of mistakes that homebuyers have made. In an effort to keep you from making the same mistakes, we’ve created a list for your reference.

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Home-Buying Red Flags

posted by: Merit in: Real Estate

Purchasing a new home is likely the largest single investment that you’ll make in your lifetime. It can be scary and uncertain when you’re making such a huge commitment to not have a clear picture of what you’re buying into.

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How To Make The Best Possible Offer On A New Home

posted by: Merit in: Real Estate

One of the biggest challenges in buying a new home is the offer process. If your offer is too low, it may get rejected, while making a high offer could result in too high of a purchase price and ultimately

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Redondo Beach SWAT honors Merit Real Estate & Amir Amiri

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., March. 17, 2017- During a ceremony held at Veterans Park, Chief Kauffman and Captain Hoffman of the Redondo Beach Police Department honored Amir Amiri of Merit Real Estate for his support. Since 1989, Amir Amiri has been

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Empathy + Duty = Merit

May 7, 2016 I often get asked the question of where the name of our company came from. It wasn’t until recently that I really started to think about this, and how the definition of the word “merit” and how

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Some of the best-rated restaurants in the South Bay

April 27, 2016 It’s Wednesday, which means it is almost Friday, which hopefully means you will have some time to kick back and relax.  If you haven’t made weekend plans yet, we’ve compiled some of the best-rated restaurants in our

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Death on a Property

March 28, 2016 California law dictates that a seller must disclose a death on a property within 3 years of the sale. Some may think “Why?” and other may think “Why only 3 years?” Both of these are valid questions,

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Dali Hale Estate

posted by: Fred Sarhangian in: Real Estate

  The jungle is a powerful force on the island of Kauai. Rich volcanic soil coupled with ample, warm rain and sunny days fuels prodigious plant growth. So it’s not surprising that when landscape contractor David Brune of Designscape was

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How to Win a Bidding War

February 10, 2016            There’s no denying it, we are in a very hot real estate market here in Southern California. How does this translate in to our daily routine in the real estate industry? Good times

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When is the Right Time to Buy? When You Can!!!

posted by: rodman amiri in: Real Estate

  December 19, 2015 One of the first questions I always get asked as a real estate professional. “When is the right time to buy?” To answer that, at the risk of sounding like a used car salesman, my answer

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Is newer always better?

posted by: rodman amiri in: Real Estate

October 30, 2015   How valuable is new construction? Being at Merit Real Estate, our specialty is new construction.We pride ourselves in the quality of our new construction, and the volume of new projects we are bringing into the neighborhood.

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Less Is More: Minimalist Interior Design

posted by: Merit in: Real Estate

June 8th, 2015 Minimalist design has often been distinguished by the appreciation of what is not present in our visual stimulus. True, yet some home designers have taken a different approach to this art form. A recurring trend found in

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Home Is… Contest 2015

posted by: Merit in: Real Estate

June 1st, 2015 If you haven’t already heard via our social media sites, you may have missed the start of our Home Is…Contest 2015! In this contest, we asked participants to describe using their most creative photo and caption what

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Welcome to the New Merit Real Estate Site

posted by: admin in: Real Estate

Find and explore our newest website with all of our current listings!

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!