Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
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Residential real estate agent Andrew Manning has worked in real estate since 1986. He specializes in all areas of the Valley and Palos Verdes to Paso Robles in all price ranges. Andrew joined Berkshire Hathaway in 2013 and is a founding member of the luxury property division. He continually achieves the ranking of #1 individual agent in the San Fernando Valley and was ranked the #13 agent worldwide (out of 50,000+ BHHS agents). He has brokered more than $2 billion in closed transactions during his career.
What advice do you have for sellers in this market?
With the climbing interest rates, blooming inventory and buyers holding more leverage, there are still many creative ways to “win” in today’s market. Gone are the drunken prices of 2021, and in their place are more realistic values. While factors impacting the market are complex, together we can make it work for you.
What qualities are needed to be the best in real estate?
Being a good listener, having a good reputation among other agents, having knowledge of your area and market conditions, and helping your clients with problem-solving and trusted resources such as mortgage brokers, movers, handymen and tradespeople.
Is staging a home worth the cost?
In 2023 it’s more important than ever for your house to look pristine. Staging is key. Because properties are in such high demand, sellers can no longer kick problems or cluttered rooms down the road. Buyers are paying a lot more attention to the details of your home.
What impact has social media had on your business?
Social media is truly key to all real estate transactions these days! Just like online dating, if someone sees your home and doesn’t swipe right, they’re never coming back to date you. I work very closely with a savvy media team to craft some of the most innovative and influential campaigns around today, including the use of social media influencers when appropriate. My sellers deserve the most effective and expansive exposure for their homes.
How do you help your clients beat the competition?
There is plenty of business out there for good agents. Cooperating is the name of the game. I have no patience for unethical clients or agents, and I align myself with like-minded clients.
Do you involve your family in your work?
My partner, Steve, is my rock and balance beam. He runs our small group and helps with showings, inspections and problems/resolutions.
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