Shima 0 comments 13.04.2022

As your listing agent, my job is to help protect you, and to do this, I will direct you to DISCLOSE. The T.D.S. is an opportunity given to you to do so.

In this form, you are advised to disclose information about the property that would be important for a potential buyer to know.

Sometimes, knowing what to include can be tricky and that’s where I step in.

The TDS form is completed by the seller to share information they are aware of/ have knowledge of.

This can be anything from a leaky faucet to sharing any deaths that have occurred on the property.

In addition, the seller must state whether an appliance is not operable and if there have been any changes/additions made to the home. Also, a seller must state any known nuisance issues- such as a dog that barks all night or a train that passes through.

My job is to allow YOU to ask any questions or concerns to keep you protected. 

Please note that the T.D.S. MUST be completed by the seller in his/her handwriting and the agent cannot fill it out for you.

If you have any uncertainty, please ask your agent. It is your time and duty to DISCLOSE all known material facts.

Shima’s Home Buying Tip

Shima 0 comments 18.03.2022

Getting an offer accepted in today’s market is quite challenging. Low-interest rates and even lower inventory have resulted in buyers competing against one another to have their offers chosen by sellers.

This is why I advise my clients to request UPFRONT UNDERWRITING by their lender.

Most buyers submit an offer with a Pre-Approval letter only. Though significant, the letter merely indicates that the buyer will be able to qualify for the home. This means there is possibly still a risk in accepting that offer because it will need to still go through underwriting for FULL approval.

My suggestion is to consult with a trusty, knowledgeable and trained individual who is experienced and dedicated to your best interest. Unsure where to start? Send me a D.M. and I’ll happily connect you with my trusted mortgage advisors.

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P.V. Beach and Athletic Club

Shima 0 comments 18.03.2022

Ever wonder what that cool-looking building nestled along the shoreline is?

Well, I’m here to tell you! It is the 𝙋𝙖𝙡𝙤𝙨 𝙑𝙚𝙧𝙙𝙚𝙨 𝘽𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝘼𝙩𝙝𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙘 𝘾𝙡𝙪𝙗, an exclusive, recreational complex, sitting next to Rat Beach.

The city of Palos Verdes Estates owns the private beach and athletic club, and they charge an annual membership fee. Facilities at the Club include a 5-story clubhouse, 6-lane pool, children’s pool, sauna, and fitness center. 

Organizing the Kitchen

Shima 0 comments 18.03.2022

When it comes to organizing a home, it’s important to be realistic about your daily lifestyle vs. what you wish it looked like. For example, many people would love a clutter-free countertop. Don’t we all? Unfortunately, it’s not always possible or realistic. However, there is a multitude of ways to get a “clean” look, without compromising the functionality of everyday items. My #1 tip is to consider what you use regularly vs. what can be easily taken out when needed. Try to eliminate anything extra and opt for things that are nice to look at. I promise it’s worth it.

What Home Buyers Want- Space!

Shima 0 comments 18.03.2022

All that glitters is not always gold!

That’s what many home shoppers are finding as they view “beautiful” kitchens. Instead, they’re finding that the functionality of a kitchen is far more critical than how it looks.

Mostly because painting a kitchen and adding new cabinetry is far easier than changing its layout.

Some questions to ask yourself if functionality is important to you is:

Is it easy to maneuver in your space when multiple parties are cooking? Is there enough storage space for your items? Do you like the lighting? How about its location in the home?

Some of the most essential features buyers want include a double sink, walk-in pantry, table space for eating, a central island, and even a drinking water filtration system. In addition to EnergyStar appliances. 

Rolling Hills Estates

Shima 0 comments 18.03.2022

Home to three-rail white picket fences and a multitude of recreational activities.

Residents enjoy living here for so many reasons. From beautiful homes to top-rated schools, it’s really what the American dream is all about. 🇺🇸

Above all, homeowners here enjoy the many ways to stay active- including equestrian trails, bike paths, and stables.

Feng Shui- Shelving

Shima 0 comments 18.03.2022

The kitchen is the heart of the home.

Feng Shui experts believe that kitchens and dining rooms are crucial for maintaining good health. They advise avoiding having a kitchen as a walk-through so that when you are cooking, you are not constantly disturbed by other people’s activity directly in your pathway.

Some way to do this is by adding floating shelves near the entrance. Not only does this allow for ample storage in a pretty display, but it’ll keep items often used within reach. These may include but are not limited to, bowls, cups, and snacks. 


THE LANES in Rolling Hills Estates

Shima 0 comments 17.03.2022

𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗟𝗔𝗡𝗘𝗦 is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Rolling Hills Estates.

The unique community offers residents an enjoyable lifestyle that feels straight out of movies!

The Lanes, located in Palos Verdes is a popular and highly loved neighborhood with ranch-style homes. Many of the homes have horse stables and access to trails.

The small neighborhood is comprised of 3 popular streets

-Dapplegray Lane

-Sorrel Lane

-Buckskin Lane

From annual events, including a visit from the Easter bunny and Santa, to a Halloween parade- it is a dream place for children to live and grow in.


  • Picturesque neighborhood
  • Great sense of community
  • Serene street
  • Wonderful activities for the entire family
  • Conveniently close to freeways, trails, parks, and award-winning schools
  • Low HOA fees


Building plans must be presented to the architectural committee, which is part of the board.

•Homes must be painted white, but trims may have a contrasting color.

•Fences must be three-trail, to maintain the ranch-style feel.

•Bridle paths are deeded easements and may never be obstructed.

•No vehicle may go onto the trail at any time-- at any time, except for hay deliveries or an approved gardening project.


Dues pay for the maintenance of the trails, the maintenance of the front entrance, liability insurance, security cameras, the maintenance of our community center, and riding ring which encompasses approximately 3 acres.

It also funds the many events throughout each year.

Although, HOA dues are not enforced.

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#1 Brokerage in the U.S.

Shima 0 comments 17.03.2022

They say you’re a product of your environment and an average of the five people you spend the most time with. Wellllll, on that note—

I’m thankful to be amongst the BEST in the game.

I am excited to announce my team’s brokerage was voted #1 brokerage in the U.S. in Sales Volume!

Our team has been with a few brokerages in the past, and each move we’ve made has been for one primary reason, and that is YOU. We want our clients to have the best resources and opportunities possible.

Being part of the largest brokerage means we have access to a referral network filled with the best and brightest agents- across the nation!

If you’ve considered moving out of the area, even state, don’t hesitate to message me. I am happy to help interview and find your next agent so that you’re in the best hands, wherever you are.

San Pedro

Shima 0 comments 02.02.2022

San Pedro is quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing cities in Los Angeles.

As the city continues to improve with trendy restaurants, breweries, a new bridge, and even a port, locals get to enjoy appreciation of their homes.

The city is attracting buyers, of all ages, as they’ve found that they can get a home at great value in comparison to beach cities. Interested in learning more about San Pedro? Send me a D.M.