Simi Valley Open Houses Sept 23 and 24, 2017

Come by and Visit our Open Houses this Weekend! Find your Dream Home!

Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017

111 Macademia Lane, Simi Valley, CA 93065

111 Macademia Lane

1:00-4:00 PM

Offered at $649,900

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms

2165 Sq. Ft., 3794 Sq. Ft. Lot

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3727 Red Hawk Court, Simi Valley, CA 93063

3727 Red Hawk Court

1:00-4:00 PM

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms

3577 Sq. Ft., 8936 Sq. Ft. View Lot

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Saturday Only, September 23, 2017

5577 California Oak Street, Simi Valley, CA 93063

5577 California Oak Street

1:00-4:00 PM

Offered at $899,900

6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms

4453 Sq. Ft., 9955 Sq. Ft. Lot

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1878 Stow Street, Simi Valley, CA 93063

1878 Stow Street

2:00-4:00 PM

Offered at $429,900

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms

1469 Sq. Ft. Townhome

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2575 Lee Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065

2575 Lee Street

1:00-4:00 PM

Offered at 579,900

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

2408 Sq. Ft., 6500 Sq. Ft. Lot

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Just Sold! 618 Verdemont Circle, Simi Valley, CA 93065

Just Sold! 618 Verdemont Circle, Simi Valley, CA 93065

Sold for $800,000

Welcome to this beautifully updated Oakridge Estates home hosting 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3187 sq. ft. of living space, and an 8697 sq. ft. a professionally landscaped lot. Highly desired features include a 3-car garage with built-in storage cabinets and workbench, a beautiful double door entry with a chandelier, a living room with a bay window to the front, high-end laminate flooring in the dining room, family room and downstairs bedroom with an adjacent ¾ bathroom, a beautiful staircase with an balustrade overlook, and a gourmet granite island kitchen with stainless appliances including a refrigerator, a double oven, a 5-burner gas range with a decorative travertine and granite surround and more!

There is a lovely breakfast nook, a deep pantry closet, a wet bar, a stainless sink with a view window to the back, an inviting family room with a brick fireplace, surround sound speakers, custom floating wall shelves and a slider to the very private backyard displaying a concrete patio and walkway with brick accents, a side patio, 2 updated vinyl patio covers, block wall fencing and raised flower beds, a large grassy yard, fruit trees, a vegetable garden, a built-in BBQ, and an above-ground spa under a gazebo. The upper floor hosts a large master bedroom and retreat area with dual closets, a bay window, and a lovely master bathroom with updated cabinetry, dual sinks, a large shower with a bench, and a corner soaking tub. There are two thoughtfully designed secondary bedrooms on the upper floor in addition to a hall bathroom with a shower-over-tub, and a super-sized bonus room with laminate flooring, a vaulted ceiling with 2 ceiling fans, a built-in bar, custom built-in wall unit with bookshelves around a brick fireplace and more!

Other fine features include plantation shutters, custom window treatments, dual paned windows, a downstairs bedroom with mirrored closet doors and a door to the side patio, custom wall colors and murals, a pocket door between the kitchen and dining room, under-cabinet lighting in the kitchen with a trey ceiling, raised panel interior doors, a downstairs laundry with lots of storage cabinetry and a sink, and updated door and bathroom hardware throughout. This lovely Oakridge estate home also has an extra-wide driveway with double gates to one side for RV or boat parking. Community tennis courts and basketball courts. An absolutely beautiful home conveniently located near great schools, parks, hiking trails, shopping, restaurants and a short distance to the 23 and 118 fwys. Wow!



If you are thinking about selling your Simi Valley home, give Alex Gandel a call today! 805.522.6788.

To view other homes Alex Gandel has just sold click here!

Building a Real Estate Team

As I look back on my 37-year Real Estate career and really focus in on when I realized that I needed help in the office, several things come to mind as turning points for me. I think that the simple most important event if you will, that comes to mind, was that I was literally becoming tired of not having enough time to do everything, and more importantly, do it well.

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I missed out on a business opportunity because I wasn’t able to get to it on that day. Please remember that this was in the mid-1990’s and we didn’t have advanced email or texting yet, and by the time I realized that I didn’t make that phone call, it was simply too late at night. I lost the deal, and I was devastated but learned my lesson right then.

It was a difficult economic time, but I really had no choice – I needed help. I split my first assistant with another agent and quickly learned that if I really wanted to have my own assistant, not a shared one, someone who could help me with everything, I had to somehow budget the money to make it happen. My first part-time assistant allowed me that opportunity because I was making more money, more than enough to pay for her services. I was working at what I enjoyed, meeting with Buyers and Sellers, and not doing too much clerical work anymore, which made me happy.

As time went by, I began to build my team, one person at a time. In order to build an eventual team, I needed to define the roles of the future assistants, create a budget for each position, determine a method of payment, and allow my budget based on the market and earnings to determine the quality of the eventual assistant, and when I was going to hire that person. I also needed to decide which role was most important in the hiring order. As my business grew, the roles became obvious.

My approach to assistants is simple but not a secret. The Real Estate business mirrors life very well – it’s about relationships and communication, good or bad, ownership of responsibilities, and most importantly, camaraderie and fun. If you communicate well including listening, no games, and use gentle control, your relationships in your business life should be good relationships and you and your team will flourish.

While you are building your team, think about all of the above. Take your time to hire, and make sure that you are all on the same page. You will be rewarded with generosity based on performance. If you’re looking for a bargain in an assistant, please remember that you always get what you pay for. Maybe you’ll get lucky like me and hit the jackpot.

Just Sold in Simi Valley! 4 Beautiful Homes

We have just sold these 4 beautiful homes in Simi Valley Real Estate!

If you are thinking about selling your Simi Valley home give Alex Gandel a call for a FREE, NO OBLIGATION consultation on the value of your home. Alex is a seasoned Realtor with 37 years of Real Estate experience in Simi Valley. We have experience with all types of transactions such as trust sales, contingent sales, 1031 exchanges, divorce sales, move up and downsizing sellers, and more! Our number is 805.522.6788. Give us a call today!

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Silverthorne Gated Estate with Pool


Coventry Ridge Pool Home


Visit Alex Gandel’s website to search for new homes, to see his current listings, to find great information about Simi Valley Real Estate and more! WWW.ALEXGANDEL.COM!