Large Lake Balboa Home Just Listed

Lying on a private gated street is this large two story Mediterranean style property. The downstairs features high ceilings, an ideal open floor plan, upgraded chef's kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and a fireplace in the living room.  The living and dining room area opens out onto a good sized private outdoor space.  Upstairs there are four good sized bedrooms plus an office space in the loft area.  The master bedroom is a true master suite with a full spa like upgraded master bath including separate shower and bathtub. The property also has built in surround sound throughout downstairs and the master suite.  This is a great opportunity to get an updated large house at a reasonable price.    

16740 Tim Lane

3 beds | 2.5 baths

1,899 sq. ft 

$499,000 or available for Lease at $3,500/mo

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Listing by Eric Smilay

Pictures by ShootingLA

If you would like to see this property in person, please feel free to contact us anytime @310.600.9172 or We would be happy to assist!

Unique Remodeled Property w/ Guest House & 2 Story Work Structure

Reduced $55,000! A unique fully remodeled property with a guest house. The main house is beautifully upgraded with soaring ceilings in every room and a multitude of skylights allowing natural light to flood the interior. Upgrades include a chef's kitchen with travertine slab countertops, newer cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances, plus modern bathrooms, nice well maintained carpeting and an open floor plan. The master bedroom has been enlarged and now containes a large sitting area to relax in. Going down the long driveway, there is a bonus unit perfect for a rental, guests, or family. It is one large open room with a full bathroom and kitchenette with eat in area. Between the two structures is a unique two story work shed with power and open beamed deconstructed ceilings. This could be used in a variety of ways to suit your needs; including, storage for a business, work space, or possibly family room/playroom. Convenient location and ready for move in with no work needed. If looking for a "done" home in this area, this is the one for you. Currently occupied by high quality Tenant's, who may be open to staying should you desire, or can be delivered vacant.

2532 S Genesee, Mid-City Los Angeles

$495,000 (Reduced $55,000 from $550,000) 3 Bed (currently configured as a 2 bed) + Guest House 2 1/4 Bath + 1 Bath in Guest House 1,520 Sq. Ft/Other 6,551 Lot Sq. Ft

Pictures & Listing by Eric Smilay for Smilay Properties

If you would like to see this property in person, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email We would be happy to assist!

Readying Your Property for Sale

Before officially listing your property on the market for prospective buyers to come and view it, one would be wise to do a couple of small things to ready the property. These efforts, with their minor costs and work, could end up paying back large dividends. Please see below for a few of the most important steps: 1. Clean. Your property needs to show at it's best, so give it it's best foot forward by showing it in an immaculate state.

2. Remove/Put Away. A buyer will want to move right in, and have the ability to picture themselves there. Many people are 100% visual, and will have trouble looking past what is in front of them; thus, you definitely want to put away excess items that make the property appear cluttered and smaller. It may even be worth it to get a small storage unit on a monthly basis if you don't have the room. Look at the below pic, as it is a perfect example, and looks like a model home.

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3. Painting. Depending on what condition the property is in, it may be wise to consider painting the interior to give it that clean and new look. Stay away from any non-neutral colors, as you want to appeal to the broadest percentage of buyer's as possible--white is usually best.

4. Gardening. If the property is a house, curb appeal is very important. You want the buyer to arrive and instantly think the outside looks great, and I can't wait to enter. If you think about it, you don't want the buyer "turned off" before even entering the premises. So definitely do what you can to manicure the lawn.

These are just a few items that could cost a few hundred dollars and a little bit of time and energy, but could yield many ten's of thousands in terms of enhancing a buyer's perceived value. Remember, perception is reality. Show buyer's the property in it's absolute best condition and increase your chances of selling your home faster and for more money. As the saying goes, ''you never get a second chance to make a first impression," and this applies to real estate as much as dating.