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Day in the Life of a Relocation Realtor in Malibu CA BTW AAA is Great!

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 by in Active Rain | 0 comments

Day in the Life of a Relocation Realtor in Malibu, CA.  BTW Malibu AAA is the Best!

To give a quick background, I was out with Relocation Clients from China and we went to Malibu looking for homes.

They were in my Lexus RX and we just arrived at our second appointment to view a home. This great home was listed at $2.8million. The home had a fantastic panoramic ocean view hence it was a priority to see it. Instead of being met by the agent, the sellers were going to show us the home. (Bit surprised that in this price point the listing agent would not take the effort to show us the home, but that is another subject).

Once the sellers realized that there were two children with us and one child was about 3.5 years old and the other was 1.5 years old. Needless to say they did not want the children to go through the house. In all fairness to the sellers, they had many valuable figurines and antiques in their home. So the homes showing became a two part viewing, with one parent going through the home first while the other parent stayed in my car with open doors and light on with the children. Needless to say I escorted the first parent and then planned on doing the same with the second.

Ocean view homes in Malibu, CA Endre Barath

 Thirty minutes later the second parent came in since the seller was very detailed explaining his home. FYI the home was custom built with the best of materials and he wanted to convey this to us. As the viewing continued, my client mentioned that she left my car door open. Due to a communication misunderstanding, I thought she did not lock the car vs.  that she left the door wide open. Another thirty minutes transpired and we were ready to go to our next showing.


As you can imagine my surprise that my car door was wide open and I could not start the car. Amazingly, you all have heard stories that AAA might take 45 min to an hour to get to a place to help out. Needless to say in Malibu things move differently. After when the community’s demographics consist of Multi Millionaires to Billionaires even AAA responds quickerJ. Ten minutes later the AAA truck and the mechanic was there, he jump started my car, did a diagnostic test and assured me, that I had about 30 per cent left on my Battery and my Starter was fine at the same time discovered that my hydraulic hood holder went bad as well.

Relocation Specialist in Malibu, CA Endre Barath,JR

Now interestingly enough while we were calling AAA the owner of the home graciously suggested that I could use one of his cars, so we could continue with our showings of the other home. I was truly amazed and grateful for the generosity of the home owner who understood the stress and wanted to alleviate some of it for me. He was truly a kind and generous person and I really appreciated it. I was not accustomed to this treatment. I graciously declined and with a fifteen minute delay we were on the road again. All it cost me was a $10 tip to the mechanicJ and a bit of embarrassing half an hour. More importantly it reassured my faith in mankind. I was truly greatful for the kindness and care I received from this seller!

relocation specialist from the east coast to the west coast endre barath

If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home, or an ultra luxury home, or luxury investment real estate, or luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu. Feel Free to give me a call at 310.486.1002 or emails me at or visit one of my websites at Your Pet Friendly Realtor. I contribute a portion of my commission to Local Animal Rescue Organizations.



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