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With a passion of story telling and a talent for natural charisma, Ivan takes advantage of his knack for having an on camera personality in many avenues. Videos have become such a huge asset to getting information out to the public, so we use it in many avenues including showcasing properties, updating viewers to recent real estate news, speaking engagements, interviews, speaking panels, and more.

Prep Steps for Selling Your Home

Preparing for selling your property these are steps to take before going on the market. Update your homes technology to appeal to today’s buyers and be leveled up with the competition. Evaluate your properties landscaping and facade to make a great first impression to buyers through photos on Zillow and upon showing. Declutter and professionally stage your home to help buyers image it as their next home purchase worth top dollar.

Ivan Estrada on Matt Laricy Podcast: LA in CHICAGO

$28M sale the 4th year of your real estate career? Yep, we’re talking LA real estate. In S2 E8 of the Matt Laricy Project, Matt sits down with LA real estate powerhouse, Ivan Estrada of Douglas Elliman. We get all the insights on leveraging previous careers for success, building and maintaining a network, and of course, house hunting with celebrities. The Matt Laricy Project Podcast covers all things real estate, business, marketing, and entrepreneurship. We can’t wait for you to tune in.

Future of Los Angeles Transportation

The face of Los Angeles is changing in the near future through transpiration. Infamous Los Angeles traffic could become history as we know it today as the city moves into new modes of transportation. Underground transportation is being developed for electric cars to car passengers at high speeds through tunnels. Just as people are using ride share today via Uber, passengers will take flight into the air through Uber air. Watch to learn more of our city’s future!

Vacation in The Maldives, Greece, & Brazil

Make your dream vacation a lifestyle. In this Real Estate Minute we tour the Maldives, Greece, and Brazil to seek out homes for sale that you can purchase as a permanent vacation!

Los Angeles Summer Rentals in Beverly Hills, Malibu, & Hollywood Hills

June is the perfect time to sign up a lease on a hot Los Angeles summer rental. In this months episodes of the Real Estate Minute we are highlighting summer rentals in Beverly Hills, Malibu, and the Hollywood Hills.

The Real Deal Los Angeles Panel at The London Hotel

Top agents join together at The London Hotel in West Hollywood to discuss securing a listing at The Real Deal Los Angeles Panel. What is the most effective to get results to sell a listing. Ivan Estrada discusses the future of social media and video as a prime tool to market real estate.

New Developments in New York, North Miami, and Aspen

The May edition of the Real Estate Minute highlights new developments in New York, Miami, and Aspen. In New York City’s Lower East Side, Sister City is the new hotel by the Ace Hotel. Lost of exciting development continues to rise up in the LES. North Miami is staring to become more and more desirable by the new developments such as Solé Mia. Aspen has always been a choice vacation destination. Soon when visiting Aspen you will be able to stay in the W Hotel. Stay as long as you want with the option to purchase a condo at the W Aspen.

3D printing in Real Estate from LA to Dubai

3D printing technology is being used all around the world to better construct homes. This technology allows for quicker construction of more climate controlled homes. Los Angeles to Dubai, the real estate world is seeing 3D printing come into play.

Renting in LA: Is there a release clause if you need to get out of the lease?

If you want to move before your lease is over, notify your landlord as soon as possible so he can try to rent the unit to someone else. You may have to pay rent for the time it is vacant until your lease expires.  You may also have to pay the landlord’s costs for finding a new tenant. Try to negotiate the terms and conditions of breaking your lease with your landlord. You should read your lease to see if it allows you to sublet the rental unit. Subletting means that you rent the unit to someone else. If the lease allows you to do this, you can look for another tenant to take over your lease. While you should plan to stay for the duration of your lease, sometimes life happens. State laws vary and, while most states require landlords to mitigate damages by looking for a new renter, this isn’t the case everywhere. A release clause in your lease dictates what happens if you have to break your lease, allowing you to leave early if you pay a small fee and — in some cases — find a tenant to replace you.

 

Renting in LA: What’s the lease term?

While many residential leases last for 12 months, don’t automatically assume that your lease will last a year. Find out specifically how long your lease term is because you’ll be obligated for rent for the duration — and protected from changes such as the landlord raising rent. While a month-to-month lease can give you much more flexibility, you’re vulnerable to a landlord evicting you or raising rent soon after you move in. A longer lease provides more peace of mind that your housing situation will be stable. If you plan to stay put, you may even want to ask if the landlord would be open to a multi-year lease. You can end a month-to-month agreement and move out by giving your landlord a 30-day written notice.

What does the lease say about the security deposit?

As a condition of moving in, you’ll almost definitely need to put down a security deposit in case you damage the place. You may also have to give a pet-security deposit to guard against any damage your pet may cause. Typically, landlord-tenant laws set basic guidelines regarding when your landlord needs to return your deposit and under what circumstances your landlord can take deductions for repairs. Make sure you are clear on what reasons they can withhold your deposit. However, make sure your lease doesn’t include any special provisions giving your landlord more power to retain your money. A lease may include additional situations under which the landlord will keep the deposit. You want to know what the situations are before signing the lease to ensure you are able to get the deposit back when you move out.

Are there any other fees you’ll have to pay Renting in LA?

Knowing your total monthly cost is key to determining if an apartment will fit in your budget, so don’t assume utilities are the only expenses you’ll have to pay. Many larger apartment buildings have fees for parking, pets, and amenities. These fees could add several hundred dollars a month to your bill and you don’t want to be surprised when you move in to find you can’t afford parking or access to that awesome gym or rooftop pool. Many standard lease agreements provide for a late fee as an enticement for tenants to pay rent on time. States often regulate the amount that can be charged as a late fee. There can also be early termination fees. In addition, the exiting tenant may be required to pay any costs associated with finding the new tenant, such as a tenant screening fee. Try to negotiate these fees and you can sometimes shave off some of the cost.

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