Real Estate San Gabriel Valley Homes Sonia E. Amin

Real Estate Broker-Associate
26 Years of Real Estate Experience
Re/Max Tri-City Realty
DRE # 01044322
Sonia@SoniaAmin.com

My listing at 1870 Rosemont Avenue, Pasadena featured in Pasadena Now!

Super excited to see my listing featured in Pasadena Now.  Thank you James MacPherson and Edwin Richardson, Sr. for doing such a fabulous job.   Click here to view the article.  


You’ll Want to Steal These Amazing DIY Ideas for Your Front Yard!!

Less mowing? ✅
Smothered weeds? ✅
Curb appeal? ✅
There’s plenty to love with a bark mulch and rock landscape.
Click here to view the article by HouseLogic.  

Pasadena Senior Center - August 2019 newsletter

The Pasadena Senior Center is a vital community asset.  Every year, more than 10,000 older adults age 50+ from a variety of backgrounds, with differing needs, abilities and interests come to PSC for a sense of community and so much more.  They offer a wide range of classes, events and activities for seniors.  Please check out their newsletter for more information.  Click here to view.  

6 Gorgeous Kitchen Countertops Ranked by Durability

Quartz? Granite? Laminate? These kitchen counter tops all have their pros and cons.  Click here to view the article by HouseLogic.

8 Ways to Soundproof Your Home.

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Wishing you and your family a Happy and Safe 4th of July!!

What Buyers want!!

Buyers are looking for these specific things in their dream home.  Click here to view the info.  

Who doesn’t love watching HGTV for the latest in design trends?

Check out some of the trends below by clicking on the link.


Pasadena Senior Center - July 2019 newsletter

The Pasadena Senior Center is a vital community asset.  Every year, more than 10,000 older adults age 50+ from a variety of backgrounds, with differing needs, abilities and interests come to PSC for a sense of community and so much more.  They offer a wide range of classes, events and activities for seniors.  Please check out their newsletter for more information.  Click here to view.  


Do you know your Home's Market value?

Happy Father's Day!!

I want to congratulate all the men out there who are working diligently to be good fathers whether they are stepfathers, or biological fathers or just spiritual fathers...T. D. Jakes


Informative articles for sellers and prospective sellers!!

I will be adding relevant articles that will give Sellers more information regarding what they should consider when they are thinking of selling and during the listing period.  Please click on the subjects below to get the link to the article to download the pdf.

California Association of Realtors' monthly newsletter with informative articles

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For Sale: 6515 Repton Street, Los Angeles (Highland Park) & 525 South Oakland Avenue, Unit 3-B, Pasadena

Click here for more information on 6515 Repton Street, Los Angeles (Highland Park)
Click here for more information on 525 South Oakland Avenue Unit 3-B, Pasadena

         

Recipes for entertaining!!

Below are some simple recipes for entertaining.  I will be adding more to the list periodically.  Click on the recipe link below to access the pdf.

June 2019 "Between Friends" Newsletter

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My Website and Marketing Information links.

Please click on the tabs listed below to get more information on that category.  My clients get the benefit of my 26 years of Real Estate experience, marketing expertise, finance background and extensive community network to get successful results for them.  

Home Page
Featured Properties
Property Detail (e.g. My Linda Vista listing)
Testimonials 

You can check out more information on my website.  Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information. Thank you.

Ready to buy your dream home? - Here are some things to avoid during the process!!

Have a Happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!!

Top 8 Home care tips to sell for more!!

"The Homeowners Tip Guide" and "The Complete Guide to Moving" by Old Republic Home Protection are very informative booklets.  Please click on the links below to download the booklets and feel free to share it with your friends. 

Monthly Home Maintenance Tips.

Please click here to download the pdf copy of the monthly tips.


Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the fabulous moms in the world!!


Guide to Proposition 60 and 90

Click here to download the guide to Proposition 60 and 90.  For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, you can check out the Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor's site link below.  

The best indoor trees for your home

Artificial plants may never die, but having live plants in your home will make your home look and feel better.  Nothing brings life into a home better than well-maintained greenery.  Most indoor trees are easy to take care of and only need adequate water and a spot where they'll get enough light.  You can fill your home with trees or just add enough to a room to beautify empty space.  Here are the best indoor plants to add life and coziness to your home.   Click here to view the article.

Please join me on Instagram!!

I use social media including INSTAGRAM to market my listings to give it more exposure locally and nationally, which may include paid advertising.  Consistently posting relevant real estate content is an effective way to get added traffic resulting in more exposure.  Please click on the link for more information.  

Accessory Dwelling Units

What is an ADU?  An ADU is a dwelling unit with a full kitchen and bathroom, which is an accessory use to a primary or main single family residence.  The ADU can be used as a rental, but cannot be sold separately from the primary or main single family residence.  The existing residence must be a legally established structure.   Click here for more information from the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning.  

Real Estate marketing on Pinterest!!

I utilize every avenue on social media to get the word out for my listings.  Creating a board on Pinterest and directing it to my listing on my website for more information is an effective marketing tool.  Please click here to check out my boards and follow me on Pinterest.


May 2019 "Between Friends" newsletter

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Selling Real Estate in Pasadena!!

May all the blessings, love and happiness shine down on you and your loved ones. Happy Easter!!

Quicken Loans: Owners Can Use Vrbo Rental Income to Refinance

Quicken Loans, one of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders, announced a partnership with vacation rental firm Vrbo that will allow homeowners to use rental income earned through short-term rentals to qualify for a mortgage refinance.  Usually, rental income can only be used to qualify for a mortgage when it is earned from a home that is considered an investment property and not a short-term rental.  Click here to view the article.

Home Appliance Rebates by City of Pasadena (PWP)

PWP rebates are available on Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Ceiling Fan and Room Air Conditioner EnergyStar products.  Click on the link below for more information.

Re/Max Vs. The Industry - YOU HAVE A CHOICE IN REAL ESTATE

Choose the brand with productive agents, leading brand awareness and extraordinary global presence.   
Choose RE/MAX.   Click here to view article.


Assessor Prang Urges Homeowners to Apply for $7,000 Homeowner’s Exemption

Click here to view the information on the Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor's website.  

Remax.com is #1 Real Estate Franchisor Website in Visits!!

Millions of homebuyers and sellers helped make remax.com the most visited website among real estate franchisors in 2018.  The site received more than 110 million visits!  It’s a testament to incredible brand power, the quality of RE/MAX agents, and ever-increasing consumer engagement with the network’s flagship website.


The 7 Most Financially Savvy Home Upgrades You Can Make

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Elements of a Residential Therapy Garden

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April 2019 "Between Friends" Newsletter

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Marketing done by me for clients!!

Please check out more information on the Sellers & Buyers tab.  Let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.  Looking forward to assisting you.  Thank you.

Re/Max Global Referral Exchange

With a presence in over 100 countries and territories, the RE/MAX global footprint is unmatched by any other real estate brand.  The ability to market our clients’ homes on an international scale is a game changer.  Potential buyers can be anywhere in the world.  The RE/MAX Global Referral Network, powered by RESAAS, gives us access to a valuable community of  experienced RE/MAX Sales Associates from around the world.  Please click on the link below for more information.  If you are looking to relocate to another city, state or country, please let me help you find an experienced agent in that area.  You can also watch the Go Global with Global RE/MAX YouTube video that was created in 2012.  RE/MAX was always ahead in its Global vision for Real Estate.  Go Global video

  

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

I hope your day is as rich as gold and as colorful as a rainbow. 


7 Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Home Cleaner Longer

Deep cleaning tips just in time for Spring.  Click here to view article by HouseLogic.

GIVING BACK - We’re celebrating the RE/MAX agents that make a difference for their local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Giving back is a priority in the RE/MAX culture. All over the world, RE/MAX agents make a difference in their communities - volunteering, donating money, contributing time and ultimately changing lives.
Making miracles happen:  Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.  Click here for more details.  


The Art of the Small Garden!!

Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to outdoor spaces. Small gardens can be jewel boxes that delight the senses without requiring as much maintenance or expense as their larger counterparts.  Click here to view the article by Realtor Magazine.  

Most Homeowners Planning a Renovation This Year!

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The High-Priority Home Features for Buyers!

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How Much Do Buyers Want Green vs. Non-Green Features?

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Happy International Women's Day!!

Happy International Women's Day to all the wonderful and fabulous women in the world!!


March 2019 "Between Friends" Newsletter

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Wallpaper Makes Triumphant Return

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What is my home worth? Get a free market analysis!!

If you would like to find out what your home is worth, please feel free to click on the icon below and get a free market analysis.  Let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.  Thank you...Sonia


Spot the 9 Problems With This House (Advice for New Homeowners)

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Wishing you everything that makes you happiest, today and always.  Happy Valentine’s Day!!


6 Kitchen Materials Savvy Remodelers Never Use

Durability is key for kitchen remodeling, but it doesn’t have to cost a lot.  Click here to view the article by Houselogic.

5 Resources to Get the Inside Scoop on a Neighborhood

Please click here to view the article by ORHP.  

Help Clients Get Wise to Smart-Tech Hype!!

Please click here to view the informative article by Realtor Magazine.

Thank you for your support and referrals!!

Working with local Trusted Advisors and having them refer their clients to me is a privilege that I take very seriously.  Below is a thank you note to a local Trusted Advisor who referred 3 clients to me.  Your kindness and support of my business means a lot to me.  THANK YOU!!



Happy Lunar New Year 2019!!

May the new year bring in your life joys that never fade, hopes that never die and strength that never weakens. Wishing you a very Happy Chinese New Year!!


Marketing the "For Sale" Property slide presentation!!

Marketing the listing to reach as many buyers as possible is very important to get the maximum exposure which may result in higher sales price.  Based on each property, there are many target marketing techniques used by me to get successful results for my clients.  Below is the slide presentation for the marketing done by me.   Please click on the image for more information.  Thank you!!


February 2019 "BETWEEN FRIENDS" Newsletter

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Join me on Social Media!!

Social Media is an essential and effective marketing tool used to get the word out regarding properties for sale.  Home buyers today are online looking for houses, income property or a piece of land that they can call their own.  Please join me on several social media sites including my Blog to get Real Estate updates and Featured Listings information.  Please click on the image below for more information on my social media sites.  Thank you. 


Remembering and celebrating the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, an influential American civil rights leader!!

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase...Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


The Re/Max Agent Advantage!!

Re/Max agents have the advantage of superior brand marketing tools including social media outreach, national & global network connections, local market expertise, access to resources and years of experience in their field. You can check out the Sellers & Buyers tab for more information. 

Builders Bet on Luxe Townhomes to Win Over Young Buyers.

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How Long Is That Remodel Going to Take?

Some remodeling projects go on for weeks and make a mess of your home life. Here is how to survive.   Click here to view article.

8 Easy Ways to Save Money and Reduce Energy

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How to Stage a House for Free: 7 Ideas That Don't Cost a Dime

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The Re/Max Collection for Luxury Properties

The Re/Max Collection for Luxury Properties - Discover the Re/Max Collection and discover a new level of excellence in Real Estate. Please click on the link below for more information.

January 2019 "BETWEEN FRIENDS" Newsletter

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What You Should Really Know About Browsing for Homes Online!!

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Client Testimonials!!

It is very humbling to have the opportunity to work with so many AMAZING clients, helping them with their real estate needs!  Providing a high level of service that is recognized by my clients is what I strive for.  THANK YOU for your support!   

Happy New Year!! - Welcome 2019

May each day of the New Year be filled with contentment, opportunities, peace and abundance.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  Best Wishes...Sonia 


List of some of my sales in the area

Below is a list of some of my sales in the area.  Please click on the image to view the list.   Client satisfaction has been the #1 priority in my Real Estate career.  I am looking forward to providing the same excellent service and getting successful results for you.  Thank you!!

4 Trends That Predict the Home of Tomorrow - It’s all about lifestyle!!

The home of tomorrow isn’t about Jetson-esque wonders and smartphone apps.  It is about home value, natural resources and our lifestyles.  In an effort to predict what home features will be most valued in 25 years, HouseLogic focused on four rising trends.  Click here to view their article.  

8 Design Trends Clients Will Crave in 2019

Click here to view article from the Realtor Magazine.  

Merry Christmas!!

May the joy of Christmas fill your home with gifts, warm greetings and a loving family.  Have a blessed Christmas!!  Best Wishes...Sonia 


WHAT ARE GRANNY PODS?

After children grow up and leave the nest, their parents may enjoy their newfound freedom for a while.  But as those parents grow older, they and their adult kids may think about living close together again—but in a way that preserves everyone\'s independence.  Enter the granny pod, an affordable living solution for retirees wanting to downsize.  Click here to view the article.  

Property managers can use these eight recommendations to keep discrimination lawsuits at bay.

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December 2018 "Between Friends" Newsletter

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Happy Holidays!!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season.  Best Wishes...Sonia


List of some of my sales in the area!!

I am thankful to my clients for their support of my real estate business. Below is the link to the video showing some of my sales. Let me know if I can be of any assistance to you. Most of my transactions are repeat referrals from trusted advisors and past clients. Thank you.  Please click here for a list of some of my sales in the area.

New FHFA conforming loan limits

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) announcement to increase the 2019 conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to $484,350 on one-unit properties and a cap of $726,525 in high-cost areas. The previous loan limits were $453,100 and $679,650, respectively.  Click here to view article.  

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wishing you the happiness of good friends, the joy of a happy family, and the wonder of the holiday season. Have a memorable THANKSGIVING!! 


RE/MAX GLOBAL REFERRAL network

If you are looking to relocate or know anyone who is thinking of moving to another state in the United States or worldwide, please let me know. I can find a local Re/Max Realtor from our network of experienced agents to help make the moving process easier.  


Guide to Residential Styles

Every house has a style. Sometimes it has two or more; because of renovations and new, eclectic mixes, fitting a home into one specific category can be daunting or even impossible. Thankfully, there’s no need to memorize complicated architectural terminology. REALTOR® Magazine has compiled a convenient compendium of common styles. Delve in and learn to highlight the details that give a home character, history, and romance.  Click here to view.

November 2018 "Between Friends" Newsletter

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Fall Maintenance Tasks for Your Property.

With temperatures cooling down, now is the perfect time to visit those tasks that were on the back burner during the busy summer months.  Click here for more details.

How Homes Support Healthy Lifestyles

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10 Bathroom Materials That’ll Withstand Any Abuse

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Dos and Don’ts of Screening Tenants Legally

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6 Decisions to Make Before the Home Search

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4 Feng Shui Staging Tips

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Fireplaces are great, but make sure you know the true costs of adding one before pull out your wallet.

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Should You Sell Your Home Or Rent It Out?

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RE/MAX, LLC, the #1 name in real estate, was once again ranked a top 10 franchise!!

RE/MAX, LLC, the #1 name in real estate, was once again ranked a top 10 franchise in the annual Franchise Times Top 200+® survey. The Denver-based global franchisor of real estate brokerages also was named the leading real estate franchise for the ninth consecutive year.

A general inspection can only do so much. You might have to hire these 7 pros to save future hassles in your new home.

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There is such a thing as having too many bathrooms. Ask yourself these 7 questions first before you add another one to your home.

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