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Very Pleased with the Attention to Detail

In addition to Jerry Baker, Mary & I were very impressed with the attention to detail and communication by Jerry’s partner Connie Snider. She and Jerry were the perfect team and a pleasure to work with.

Mr. & Mrs. Koch – Regarding Recent Residential Home Sale in Monrovia

It’s Always Nice When Someone Recommends You

Imagine my delight when I opened my email and found this wonderful recommendation for one of my clients.  Thank you David and Krys!

Date: July 26, 2008 10:38 p.m.

Subject: The “REAL” Monrovia REALTOR


It was wonderful seeing you and Elliot last night at the gallery. His work is nothing short of phenomenal!

As promised, our REALTOR’s name is Jerry Baker. He grew up here in Monrovia and has been inside of almost every house.

He is what we consider “The Monrovia REALTOR.”

He works out of CENTURY 21 Adams & Barnes right there on Foothill in Monrovia.

Please give him a call. He will help you. I know he worked a miracle for Dave and I.

I have also carbon copied him this e.mail.

So you calling him will not be a surprise. I want you guys closer.

Best wishes for Home Hunting in Monrovia.

E-Mail received from Jerry Baker’s past client to a Monrovia house seeker.

Price Reductions

From time to time and it seems as though especially during the current market, you will see price reductions becoming more prevalent.  We have had price reductions on 3 of our listings this week. There can be many different reasons that you might have a price reduction.  For instance…

1) 2503 Fairgreen, Monrovia    the current owner has purchased another home and just entered escrow.  Price reduction $16,000.

2) 735 Arcadia Ave. #C, Arcadia – the owners of this home feel that it is important to get this home into escrow while there is still sufficient time for the new purchaser to enroll in school. Price Reduction $10,000.

3) 1998 ½  Buena Vista, Duarte    the owner lives out of the area and has had the home on the market since February and has decided it is time to cut their losses.  Price reduction $11,500.

What does all of this mean?  It means that in spite of all the doom and gloom forecasts this can still be a time to happen upon tremendous deals and end up with a home that you would never have been able to afford in the past.

As they say…”timing is everything”

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Amazing Value in Hastings Ranch – 3610 Shadow Grove, Pasadena, 91107

It’s not often that you come across amazing deals, especially on homes.  Not only is this home located on one of the best streets in Lower Hastings Ranch, it has everything you could ever want and you would have to do nothing to it but pack your things and move in.

This home includes “top of the line”, top of the line everything.  Our clients have told us that they want this home sold this week and we will!  If you would like to see what a good value this home is then call us for an appointment or come by one of our 2 open houses this week –

Thursday 10-2 or Sunday 1-5 (if still available)

3610 Shadow Grove

Jerry Baker and Connie Snider Sell Homes Fast

You would think that selling high-end real estate in a challenging market would be difficult, but for “Fine Homes and Estate Specialists” Jerry Baker and Connie Snider, putting these homes in escrow is a quick process. Averaging 25.5 days on the market, Jerry and Connie are using their pro-active marketing approach to get fantastic results for their clients.

Using a vast array of media, the Baker and Snider team have strung together an impressive campaign of sales totaling more than $5,000,000. Focusing their efforts to San Marino, Arcadia and Pasadena the team is quickly developing a reputation for being the “go to” REALTORS in this sought after area of the San Gabriel Valley. “We market homes on several different levels, direct mail, print advertising, internet, as well as follow-up after open houses” said Connie Snider at a recent marketing meeting. “Hard work has paid off for us as well as our clients and we feel that it is an exciting time to be in real estate!”

“Fine Homes & States is a special division within the CENTURY 21 system that very few REALTORS pursue,” mentioned CENTURY 21 Adams & Barnes General Manager Hugo Torres, “Jerry and Connie have made a concerted effort to use (CENTURY 21) system tools, the internet, their own innovations and good ‘old-fashioned’ hard work to succeed. I am not surprised at all by their success and momentum going into the busy season.”

Jerry and Connie’s business tagline is “Partners In Real Estate”. As a team they specialize in representing marquee clientele and Fine Homes and Estates throughout the San Gabriel Valley. If you would like to discuss the value of your current home or the purchase of a new property now is the time!

Thank you to our wonderful clients…

Thank you to our wonderful clients, it was a pleasure to work with both of you!  You made our work much easier with all of your cooperation…

(letter form our clients below)

Dear Mr. Adams,

Seldom in today’s busy society do people take the time to pass on comments and give praise to people that well deserve it. My husband and I would like to do just that regarding two or your agents…Mr. Jerry Baker and Ms. Connie Snider.

We put our house on the market the week of July 4th, 2007 with another REALTOR. Of course it was just at the time when all the mortgage problems started to emerge. Finally, at the end of October we received an offer…not a very good one with a contingency on it that never should have been accepted by our REALTOR or us…we were tied up until February 1st with an offer that was going nowhere!!!

Mrs. Baker and Ms. Snider came thru on an open house with a client; we knew the minute we met them they were the agents for us and it turned out we were right.

Jerry and Connie took right over, showing us how we could improve the appearance of our home. They advertised it to the max to every market within miles of Pasadena. Physically planted new flowers around, took pictures that were outstanding with just the right lighting and views, and the description and brochure they made up was perfect. My husband and I moved on and everything was turned over to Jerry and Connie.

On March 17th we had an offer that was acceptable to all involved and we closed escrow on April 15th!!!

Jerry and Connie are absolute gems and an addition to your real estate office that can not be surpassed. They are people of high integrity, go-getters and are more than willing to spend the necessary time to explain things to clients like us. They definitely cover all bases and always put their client’s best interest first.

I would highly recommends (CENTURY 21) Adams & Barnes to anyone and would hope that sellers would specifically be able to deal with Jerry and Connie…they are just the best..true professionals.

Compliments to your escrow departments and in particular Sharon, another true professional.


Marie and Don W. – April 23, 2008