The Journey to Your New Front Door

Real Estate Broker with Charlemagne International Properties BRE# 01147470

The journey from prospective buyer to inserting the key in your new front door can be short and sweet (somewhat rare) or rather long with many twists and turns (more common since The Great Financial Fiasco of 2008). There are always a few war stories, and they often get better with each retelling, created along the path to homeownership. Great friendships are also one of the many side benefits.


A two and one half-year search culminated yesterday when I passed the key to two people my son and I met as strangers (Josh met them at an open house in 2009) and became quite fond of with the passage of time. Their visits to this country were infrequent but it was clear their intentions were to purchase a home in Palos Verdes. Our goal was to help them make an informed and wise choice.


Yesterday they achieved their goal, and so did we.


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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Norma -- congratulations on another sale on the Palos Verdes Peninsula -- you are so right about the journey to home ownership -- buyers need the right guide to keep them on the right path and in PV those buyers are wise to call to Norma Toering.   Have a great weekend!

June 30, 2012 08:40 AM
Kwee Huset
Venice Florida Homes For Sale
Kwee Huset Realty

Norma, congratulations on achieving your goal. Two years ago I had phone communication with a family from another country for a year before they arrived and bought a house.

June 30, 2012 08:09 PM
Jane Peters
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
Power Brokers Int'l

The journey of a thousand miles......  Congratulations on helping these people you obviously care about find their new home.

June 30, 2012 09:35 PM
Kathy Streib
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
Room Service Home Staging

Norma- I love that front door and how you painted a story of the journey to it. 

July 01, 2012 07:50 PM
Kathy Schowe
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
California Lifestyle Realty

It is so rewarding when you help your buyers find their perfect home!  Great post Norma!  K

July 01, 2012 10:29 PM

Norma Toering

Palos Verdes Homes in Los Angeles Area
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