"…highly recommend them to our friends…"

Mr. Bob Majorino (Broker-Owner)

Dear Sir,

We must commend you on your choice of Personnel.

We have had two dealings with The M & M Team.

Linda & Ryan Mills have totally gone out of their way and spent many hours to make sure we were content and satisfied with our purchase of the Stoneybrook property and also with the sale of our Tarzana home.

We would highly recommend them to our friends and anyone seeking real estate help.

Thank you,
Very Satisfied Customers
Aaron & Natalie G.

Agents Receive QSC Platinum Status

VENTURA COUNTY STAR – Sunday, June 11, 2006

For more than two decades, Linda and Ryan Mills have been residents of the Conejo Valley, and are very active members of the community. As a team of real estate professionals, they are unique and highly successful. With two generations of expertise to offer regarding the area, the Mills are mother and son known as “The M & M Team.”

One of the most important designations in the real estate industry is Quality Service Certification. The Mills recently received word from QSC, Inc. that they had achieved Platinum status. This award is given in recognition of the highest level of service achievement with 100 percent client service satisfaction, and places them in the top 1-2 percent of all real estate providers.

The score is based on customer surveys, given to clients at the end of each transaction. Client feedback from those surveys becomes part of the agent’s credentials. “Consumers have greater confidence in reliability, service and satisfaction with a QSC real estate professional,” says Larry Romito, president and CEO of QSC. “A 100 percent service satisfaction record lke the Mills have is just awesome,” he says.

Always involved in giving back to the community, the Mills have assisted and supported numerous charities and community organizations including the Special Olympics, Parents Against Leukemia, the Rescue Mission, the Scholarship Foundation and CERT. CERT is about neighbors helping neighbors. It’s a community emergency response team who are trained in first aid CPR, search and rescue and triage. They can aid anyone needing assistance during a crisis.

The Mills have a wealth of information at their disposal, and enjoy sharing it with clients. “If you have an interest, we’ll be happy to research it for you,” Ryan said.

They can be reached at (805) 402-2277 or (818) 917-7782.

Timing Your Move and Handling Your Sale

Real estate has its seasons. One of them is spring, when everyone is through with the holidays and ready for a change. June is also a popular month for sellers, which is why you’ve probably noticed a lot of “For Sale” signs in your neighborhood recently. Even though summer escrows might not affect those without kids, families with children are making every effort to time their sales and moves so they’ll be in their new homes when school starts. Typically, that’s shortly before or after Labor Day. So if you’re planning to relocate, across the street or across the country, make sure your agent helps you strategize the timing properly.

By way of example, let’s say you put your house on the market early in June. The time on the market might be approximately 60 days. With an escrow period of about 30 days, you may be moving close to Labor Day. If you buy your new home when yours sells, simultaneous escrows will only go smoothly if you have a team of qualified professionals coordinating your two transactions.

If you find yourself tempted to look for a bargain, such as selling your house yourself without professional help, you might want to revise your plan. Proven statistics indicate that properties For Sale By Owner (FSBOs) can earn up to 16% less than those that have been handled by an experienced agent. So much for the bargain. Your house may also take longer to sell, because you can’t be an expert on everything, nor do you usually have the necessary time to do the vast amount of legwork required.

In a top market, when every property for sale is snapped up instantly for its asking price or more, FSBOs can work. That is not the case at right now. Supply is increasingly meeting demand, and the competition is getting intense. Buyers can be pickier, and delicate negotiations must be handled by those with appropriate training and expertise. The bottom line? Get in touch with your real estate professional when it’s time to contemplate a sale or purchase. You’ll be glad you did.