METIS Real Estate x Vesta Residential

Two pillars that we have always believed in at METIS are collaboration and talent acquisition. This means that we are always open to possibilities, new ideas, and run our business more like a practice where we tirelessly innovate, improve, adapt, and strive to be better. In doing so we keep our ears to the ground and scout out individuals that are clearly outstanding or we believe can contribute something beneficial to the team. 

Vesta Residential is just one of those companies. They have something really great going on, and are hyper focused in one particular niche, meaning they are specialists at what they do. We started out as listing specialists, but a we grew and expanded we acquired specialists in multiple areas and thus as a company have become generalists. METIS is able to fill a void that Vesta Residential needed. A partnership is mutually beneficial, but more importantly it allows both of us to better serve Silicon Valley clientele. As a result, between Vesta Residential, METIS Real Estate, and Prive Luxury - Silicon Valley has never had more choice and expertise before.

More info about Vesta Residential at: vesta.re
More info about METIS Real Estate at: metisre.com
More info about PRIVÉ Luxury at: prive.com

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PENDING - 4396 Laird Circle

While most of our listings accept an offer within 7 days this year, we intentionally held off on accepting offers for 4396 Laird Circle to get in two weekends of open homes. The first weekend was Mother's Day weekend and we had many potential buyers express the desire to view the property, but had to travel for their mother's. We thought this was the right thing to do, and gave everyone of them an opportunity to tour this fantastic property the following week.  

Selling your home? We can sell your's too.

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Garage Unlimited - Monterey

Set in Ryan Ranch, just minutes between Monterey and Laguna Seca is Garage Unlimited. We were invited to an advanced preview and to Matterport the space. 46 exclusive build to suit units for both storage and business. Every unit is spacious and this is proving to be one of the most prestigious storage facilities in Monterey. 

Monterey Car Week is coming up fast! If this is something you must have, then inquire today!

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The Sevens - Hancock Park

The Sevens is set within a protected park-like locale amid cosmopolitan L.A., adjoining the city’s most famous street address, Wilshire Boulevard, with Rimpau Boulevard.

Thoughtfully sited, the homes are freestanding but organized in a uniform north-south orientation, basking in year-round Southern California sun and warmth of the day’s book ends. The stunning architecture of The Sevens complements the stylistic significance of the surrounding neighborhood, each residence comprised of three different floor plans featuring 3 and 4 bedrooms, a direct two-car garage, and a rooftop terrace boasting panoramic mountain and city vistas. Classic brownstones, synonymous with a bygone era of New York, merge effortlessly with a clean modern aesthetic — an elegantly agreeable architectural crossroads at the front door of Hancock Park. With both traditional and contemporary grace, The Sevens adjoins a historic neighborhood with the inspired future landscape of Los Angeles.

Arriving Summer 2017

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Getty Villa - Pacific Palisades

Many Angelenos will spend a lifetime living in this city without experiencing some of the sites that tourists flock to when they visit Los Angeles.  This summer, take advantage of some of the great sites our city has to offer.  The Getty Villa in the Pacific Palisades is the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon with your friends, loved ones or family. You can enjoy the ever changing art collections, wonder through the gardens, or enjoy a picnic with a cool ocean breeze. This summer, they will be featuring Roman Mosaics across the Empire.  Best of all, entrance to the Getty Villa is free!  Tickets are required for entry and can be ordered online here http://www.getty.edu/visit/villa/plan/hours.html

Luis Rhee
VP METIS Los Angeles

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PENDING - 7100 Rainbow Dr. #32

Offer accepted in just 6 days. Congrats to Mimi Goh for a tour de force effort in getting this property prepped, listed and shown in less than a week. Sellers are incredibly happy and this allows them to purchase their next move-up house.

Contact us today to learn how to sell, then purchase in this competitive market.

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Introducing Mimi Goh

It's a rare moment where I'm excited by talent. Mimi has proven herself to be our ideal goal getter, solution solver, and a perfect fit for METIS. In fact, I had her represent a personal property of mine. After being on the METIS team for 3 months she has displayed incredible selfless work ethic, a steady focus on client experience and result driven. 

Mimi was properly licensed on Monday, listed my property on Friday, had an exceptional open house weekend and here we are less than 7 days after listing and accepted an above asking, super clean offer. 

While our team is composed of extraordinary talent, Mimi is just that - exceptional. 

Wallace Chane
Founder / CEO METIS

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Congratulations Rob & Laurie!

After renting for over a decade, Rob & Laurie took matters into their own hands and made the decision to purchase a house. Their lease was ending in a matter of 30 days, and as a result we had to search fast and write strong offers. We were able to get them in just as soon as their lease ended and their very next payment went to their personal equity rather than lining another landlord's pockets. Congratulations you two, and Mahalo!

Tired of renting? Work with one of our Buyer Specialists today:

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Wingtip SF: Kentucky Derby Social

Many thanks to Wingtip SF for hosting us at their annual Kentucky Derby Social sponsored by Blade and Bow, and Garden & Gun magazine. We cheered for the one-eyed wonder Patch, but at the end watched Always Dreaming cross the line with a definitive finish. 

As a few members have mentioned, this is one of the best dressed parties of the year and this year did not disappoint. We look forward to seeing everyone at the next social!

SOLD - 631 Redwood Road

We had a riot selling 631 Redwood Road in Felton, CA. While unlike any of the properties we typically represent, this was one our social media accounts with the hashtag #CABINGOALS

We wish the new owners a charmed ownership, and plenty of memories in this Instagram-worthy home amongst the Santa Cruz Mountain Redwoods.

OFFERS DUE - 7100 Rainbow Dr. #32

Thanks to all of you took time out of Mother's Day weekend to visit us at 7100Rainbow.co 

We've discussed terms with our seller and have set an offer date of Thursday, May 18, 2017 by 2pm. Talk to your agent, or contact one of our buyer specialists and let's get you a new home!

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Los Angeles: First Quarter Condo Heat Map

We crunched the numbers this week, and bring you the heat map for first quarter Condo & Co-Op sales volume in Los Angeles. The market enjoyed some sizable improvements this past quarter – with 26 areas of growth, 14 areas of decline, and 11 areas with insufficient data. The top five hottest areas this quarter are:

  1. Silver Lake – Echo Park (17 more listings sold, 278% increase) – The home of the world-famous man-made lake, Silver Lake – Echo Park was the shining star of the first quarter, more than tripling the amount of listings sold (8 in Q1-2016 to 25 in Q1-2017).

  2. Metropolitan South (2 more listings sold, 260% increase) – The southern neighbor of DTLA caught a break this past quarter, but keep in mind that it went from 1 listing sold in Q-2016 to 3 listings sold in Q1-2017.
     
  3. Park Hills Heights (17 more listings sold, 203% increase) – Park Hills Heights made a drastic quantitative growth, climbing to 29 listings sold in Q1-2017 versus 12 listings sold in Q1-2016.
     
  4. Ladera Heights (1 more listing sold, 128% increase) – Ladera Heights broke into the top 5 as well, but is another area with very few listings sold, growing from 1 listing sold in Q1-2016 to 2 listings sold in Q1-2017.
     
  5. Sunset Strip – Hollywood Hills West (3 more listings sold, 113% increase) – The tourist hotspot has persisted in selling a decent number of condos & co-ops, growing from 28 listings sold in Q1-2016 to 31 listings sold in Q2-2017.

Contact our Luis Rhee, VP of METIS Los Angeles for additional details.

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Congratulations Uland Liao!

Years ago Uland took a giant leap of faith and purchased his first property, a 2 bed / 2 bath condo off of North First Street in North San Jose. Coming right out of college and just getting his footing in Silicon Valley this was a big commitment. Uland made improvements to the property and when it was time to sale he solicited our experts. He was nervous through the entire process, a 'worry wort' in his words, but things couldn't have gone smoother. During his ownership this area in North San Jose exploded and the demand for housing skyrocketed. We were able not to only achieve top dollar for his property, but accepted an offer in less than 7 days and scheduled everything to parallel with his purchase - a 4 bed / 3 bath single family home.

Here's Uland talking with our CEO Wallace Chane on moving day:

Congrats Uland! Thanks for working with METIS!

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LEASED - Silver Lake Loft

Our client needed their first home rented, we were able to successfully find multiple tenants in just 48 hours and in 7 short days approved and accepted a qualified and eager tenant. 

If you need a high-impact, experienced team to handle your real estate needs in Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Echo Park or anywhere in the Greater Los Angeles area - contact our Los Angeles team today!

Luis Rhee, VP METIS Los Angeles: (424) 260-7620 luis@metisre.com

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7100 Rainbow Dr. #32 - Open This Weekend!

This highly anticipated unit in the Cupertino Creekside development is finally on the market. Cupertino Creekside has been very popular and in high demand due to it's exceptional top tier Cupertino School District and more recently the proximity to Silicon Valley campuses - specifically Apple (both AC1 and AC2). 

Unit 32 has been under the same ownership since 1999 and has been remodeled twice. The most recent renovation was about 1.5 years ago and its owners have opted for higher end and designer finishes throughout. As you walk in you will notice the contemporary paint scheme, everything was coated in top of the line Benjamin Moore Aura paint and the easy to maintain low-pile gray wall-to-wall carpet defines the primary level. The kitchen has been entirely updated with fresh over-sized quartz countertops, stainless appliances, and subway tile. You will also notice energy efficient recessed LEDs, Restoration Hardware drum light in the dining area and a West Elm barn light over the counter extension. 

On the main living area the paint scheme continues and in lieu of carpet, there is high-quality laminate wood flooring with Rejuvenation flush mounts in the hall with designer bulbs. Each room is spacious and comfortable. Both bathrooms have updated toilets, and Restoration Hardware fixtures. In-Unit Washer & Dryer (full size), and tile flooring in the entry, kitchen, both bathrooms and laundry room. 

Plenty of storage throughout. Single space in a gated parking structure, a storage unit in the same structure, and set in an open and park like community. Make sure to visit this one.

Additional details at: 7100RAINBOW.co

Open Schedule:
Saturday, May 13, 2017 1:30-4:30p
Sunday, May 14, 2017 1:30-4:30p

Represented and hosted by:
Mimi Goh (818) 625-4554 / mimi@metisre.com

To schedule a private showing, please fill out the form below:

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COMING SOON - 4396 Laird Circle

A pristine like-new 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1,590 Sqft example in the highly sought after Rivermark Village community. Original owners and exceptionally well maintained. This home features a spacious tri-level layout with a large mid-level and open floor plan for care free living and entertaining. Upgraded finishes throughout, and lightly lived in. 

Message us directly to be added to the interested list, and to receive details first as we come to market!

COMING SOON - 7100 Rainbow Dr. #32

Beautifully remodeled and move-in ready. This split level 2 bed, 1.5 bath is located in the much desired Cupertino Creekside complex featuring top ranked Cupertino Schools. Unit 32 has been thoroughly renovated with new flooring throughout - easy to maintain low pile carpeting on the first level and hardwood in the stairwell and living quarters. Benjamin Moore Aura paint throughout, and a brand new kitchen with gray quartz countertops, subway tile, brushed stainless appliances, commercial sink and recessed LEDs. The unit features high end designer hardware and fixtures from Restoration Hardware, Rejuvenation, and West Elm throughout. 

More info at 7100Rainbow.co

Message us directly to be added to the interest list and to receive details early.

SOLD - 3712 Joy Lane

We set the sales record in 2016 on Joy Lane, and proud to say we set a new record with the sale of 3712 Joy Lane. In fact, we broke the $1m mark for this community of 6 amazing custom developed homes.

Our sellers expressed interest as we were marketing 3700 Joy Lane, but was already working with another agent. As months passed they were unable to successfully sell the property, we were hired to take over the project. 

We started with a deep clean of the property then brought our handyman team, stagers, and landscapers in. Our stager directed what she wished to be done. Replacing and updating fixtures, painting entire rooms, and identifying the type and size of art she wished to hang on the walls. Meanwhile our landscape team cleaned off the hardscape, pulled weeds, and covered up neglected areas with either sod or fresh mulch. 

Once the property was completely renovated we did a walk through to fix or adjust any last minute items then had a professional photoshoot, video and Matterport done. From there we built a custom landing page, and authorized pre-marketing campaigns. Once we were on the market we already had a flood of interest. There were hundreds that toured this home during its open home weekend and we were able to obtain a clean, much over asking, acceptable offer within hours.

This is how METIS markets and sells. Work with a team that understands marketing today. Give us a call 408.859.6528 to get started.

Announcing METIS Los Angeles!

Yes, the rumors are true. We have launched METIS Los Angeles! Thanks to the internet and vast array of transportation options the world becomes increasingly smaller. The number of people commuting between Greater Los Angeles and Greater San Francisco has been steadily increasing year over year. In addition, Silicon Beach has taken an identity all its own. With cornerstone technology anchors such as Google's future campus in Playa Vista, Facebook, Yahoo, Snap Inc, Tiger Text, TrueCar, Dollar Shave Club, and the start up corridor in Santa Monica - the synergy between the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Beach is undeniable. 

Leading METIS Los Angeles is Luis Rhee, a veteran of real estate in Los Angeles.  A graduate of USC and residing in the city for the past two decades, he brings the local expertise to METIS that will serve even the most discerning clients beyond expectations.  Prior to real estate, Luis was a Sr. Partner and top producer at a prominent Technology talent firm. One afternoon while surveying the Los Angeles basin from Griffith Observatory, Luis had an epiphany and shifted his focus to real estate.

Outside of real estate, Luis and his family reside in the Los Feliz / Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. His passions include traveling, food, wine, and surfing. You'll often catch Luis surfing the breaks of Manhattan Beach, checking out the newest restaurants in the city or cheering for this his Trojans at USC football games.

Above all Luis is an exceptional communicator, and project manager. We have worked with Luis for over a year on this project and am confidence in his straight forward and fast paced approach. 

Finally, Los Angeles is a truly fantastic city. It's only rival to diversity, food and cultural acceptance is San Francisco. Every time we visit we have an amazing time and meet incredible people. As Robert Crais once mentioned, "It's 465 square miles of insanity and the best food on the planet."

Web are humbled and excited to be a part of the insanity that is Los Angeles.