Working remotely when working with Relocation Clients

    I stop when I have a moment if I’m showing outside of the Santa Clarita Valley Cities.  I just finished showing real estate in Toluca Lake – which is part of Los Angeles.  Although, if you ask most of the residents, they will deny this 🙂 (that was my subtle attempt at humor)Stopping by Coffee Bean to get some work done

    After showing 7 properties – priced between $750000 and $1.1M, my clients asked my opinion.  I told them that the third home we looked at was the closest to matching the requirements they told me they had in my office at our First meeting.  They explained the house needed to be somewhat set apart from the others around it.  They also talked about the interior layout – instead of having the rooms split apart – they wanted more of a “great room” feel.  In addition, a private backyard was a must – rich foliage and well kept.

    They agreed and will give me a call in a couple of hours.  When you are about to spend $1,000,000.00 on a home, you should do a little “slicing of the pie”, instead of running through the door screaming!!!  

    explanation:  slicing of the pie.  This is Cop Vernacular – Tactical Training.  It refers to entering a location occupied by an armed hostile – or in an unknown scenario.  It means taking your time, walking the door from left to right, or visa versa – inch by inch – clearing the path inside of the doorway, instead of running in.  With this technique, the “slicer” will see the bad guy before the bad guy has a chance to see the one using the technique.

    I have a couple of hours to work – so I thought I would go to a nearby coffee shop, write this post, review voice mails and return emails.  I have a showing this PM and another tomorrow around 11am.  Those need some attention too.

    The Photo above is of the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in the Sherman Oaks fashion square.  I know there would have been a coffee shop closer – but I thought I might get Paris something nice too.

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    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

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