News, Photos & Up-Comming Events of the CENTURY 21 Adams & Barnes Sales & Marketing Team

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Welcome Colonial Folks

From Our Poet Laureate Jim Gupton Welcoming our Joining CENTURY 21 Colonial REALTORS:

Here at Adams & Barnes,
we are a really happy crew.
If you're here from Colonial,
it is our pleasure to welcome you.

We hope you find us friendly
and a good place to be.
Everyone wants to make you comfortable,
as soon as you will see.

So come on in the coffee is hot,
soon Judy will assign you a spot.

Welcome to CENTURY 21 Adams & Barnes

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

CENTURY 21 Adams & Barnes Grows Market Presence Through Merger With Area Real Estate Brokerage

CENTURY 21 Adams & Barnes is pleased to announce the Merger With CENTURY 21 Colonial located in Covina.  The company will continue to operate under the CENTURY 21 Adams & Barnes name and specialize in property sales.

“As respected and innovated real estate brokerage companies in their own right, the coming together of these brokerages means a heightened level of service for area home buyers, sellers and owners,” said Tom Adams, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Adams & Barnes. Bobby Compton, Co-Owner of CENTURY 21 Colonial stressed the importance of growing together as a company that shares the same values, the value of always putting our clients ahead of ourselves.

Through this merger CENTURY 21 Adams & Barnes now stands as one of the fastest growing real estate brokerages in the eastern San Gabriel Valley with over 100 active licensed sales professionals.

"The merging of our two long-established businesses is truly exciting" exclaimed Mr. Adams addressing his team, "we look forward to building on each office's unique heritage while focusing on common goal and supporting our clients' real estate needs. Our shared strengths will allow us to expand our service capabilities to the residents of the neighborhoods that surround our location. This is an exciting time to be affiliated with CENTURY 21 Adams & Barnes and we look forward to more exciting news in the months to come."

To learn more about the CENTURY 21 Adams & Barnes team, visit their site at or stop by their offices in either Glendora or Monrovia.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Super Bowl XLVI is right around the corner, and so is the CENTURY 21® Super Bowl Commercial!

For the first time in the 40-year history of our brand, we will air a commercial during the most watched television event of the year.

The Super Bowl has a unique place in American television: when the commercials air, viewers actually start paying more attention to the broadcast. Did you know that over 111 million people are expected to watch this year's Super Bowl, and I hope you will be watching and see CENTURY 21 Agents right in the middle of it!

On February 5th, tune in to your local NBC station to watch as CENTURY 21 Real Estate takes a new place in history! We are sponsoring a full half-hour segment in pre-game, and we air 11 pre-game commercials during that day. And of course, as our finale, our special :30 Super Bowl commercial will air in the 3rd quarter of the game itself.

Don’t forget to watch and vote for us! You’ll see exactly how to cast your vote for your favorite commercial on Super Bowl Sunday at

Monday, January 9, 2012

How sellers can assists for an efficient closing.

Your home sale is almost complete; the only thing left is the closing period. Inconvenient delays in the selling process as a result of a problematic closing are usually avoidable. Here are some tips on how the seller can help ensure a smooth closing.
  1. Fix the problem. Don’t hit a snag in the final walk through, repair any defects or damage that you agreed to fix during the inspection process. Also, remember to maintain the condition of your home from the time of inspection to the final closing date. Otherwise there may be delays or financial concessions.
  2. Be aware of any closing costs you are responsible for and bring a certified check.It is your responsibility to be aware of deadlines! There are often timelines to accept or reject requests and specified dates within the contract.
  3. Present the title and be open about any liens, or unpaid HOA fees, they will be apparent in the title search anyway and there may be a solution your lender and agent can devise. 
  4. Bring a photo id to the closing. You will be signing official documents at the closing, so it is imperative to bring your license and it’s always a good idea to have backup. 
  5. Bring house keys, garage door openers, alarm codes and any appliance instructions or warranties you have for the new owners. As a kind gesture, it is nice to provide the new owners with maintenance contacts, such as phone numbers for landscapers, handyman, babysitters, pool services etc.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Benefits of Buying A Home In Winter

Typically, home sales are strongest in the spring and summer months; however, there are several
advantages to shopping for homes in the fall and winter. Sellers are often more motivated in the winter and
may be willing to negotiate terms such as price, repairs, and even a closing date. The rule of thumb is that
anyone braving the elements (or taking the time during the busy holiday season) to view a home is a
serious buyer, and the same can be said for those who leave their homes on the market during this time
and continue to have viewings.

Fewer buyers in the marketplace during these months mean less competition and a better chance of
getting a home at a lower price. Also, potential buyers in the winter months have the luxury of spending
more time researching homes without as much concern of losing a house to another party. When viewing
a home in the cooler months buyers get a realistic idea of a home’s energy efficiency. Pay attention to the
thermostat temperature and take note of any drafts in the home. Trees without leaves give potential buyers
an accurate picture of the privacy (or lack thereof) from neighbors or the street.

Because the majority of moves take place in the warmer months, moving companies may be readily
available when it comes to your desired move date and even flexible on their rates.

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