HomesUSA.com’s Ben Caballero lands top spot on Real Trends ‘Thousand’ — again

Record-breaking Texas agent Ben Caballero with HomesUSA.com is the top agent in the country once again according to Real Trends.

Don Rickles’ Malibu Beach House

After decades of abrasive stand-up comedy, acting roles in both teenage-beach-girl and serious movies, and contributing to making the “Toy Story” films huge box office successes as Mr. Potato Head, Don Rickles left the world stage at the age of 90 when he passed away suddenly at his home in Los Angeles. Known as the […]

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Justices grill Coldwell Banker on dual agent role

The seven justices of the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in a dual agency lawsuit that could change how the state’s agents and brokers do their jobs when participating in in-house deals. The suit was filed in 2010 by …

Dual agency case heads to California’s highest court

If a buyer and seller in a real estate transaction are each represented by separate agents from the same brokerage, do those agents owe a fiduciary duty to both buyer and seller? The California Supreme Court may soon decide that question for the more t…

Malibu dual agent transaction could set new precedent

Hiroshi Horiike, a retired Chinese millionaire, bought a Malibu house in 2007 for $12.25 million cash. The advertised square footage was 15,000 square feet, but the actual square footage was under 9,500. Horiike sued the listing agent, Chris Cortazzo, …

Chris Cortazzo and Jade Mills on the word ‘luxury’

Chris Cortazzo, a top Malibu agent, and Jade Mills, one of Beverly Hills’ finest saleswomen, talk about using the term “luxury” and the wildest open house they’ve attended …

What is success?

Jade Mills, Ernie Carswell and Chris Cortazzo give their definition of when you’ve “made it” in this panel discussion filmed at this year’s Luxury Connect event …

Inman Luxury Connect in a nutshell

Last week, I had the privilege of attending Inman’s Luxury Connect in Beverly Hills, and it certainly lived up to the name. The speakers, parties and estates were all so luxurious that it made my $2.1 million sale that week look like child’s play …

What’s one thing that can prove a home’s value and avoid litigation?

According to the BuildFax Index, approximately 7 million building permits for nonreplacement residential work were issued in the U.S. in 2014. But these building permits represent only a small percentage of the work performed nationwide by contractors …

What’s one thing that can prove a home’s value and avoid litigation?

According to the BuildFax Index, approximately 7 million building permits for nonreplacement residential work were issued in the U.S. in 2014. But these building permits represent only a small percentage of the work performed nationwide by contractors …