Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
388 S Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
I have had 25 years of banking experience in financing and marketing with Bank of America and Security Pacific Ban
I have been with Coldwell Banker for 22 + years.
I am well connected in the Pasadena community-with memberships in Pasadena Thrift & Investors as well as board member of Pasadena's Aids Service Center, Chair of Big Night Out, President of Pasadena Wine & Food Society, President of Madison Heights Neighborhood Association, ran the well known Children's July 4th Parade and Picnic, President of Pasadena Beautiful Foundation.
I served as chairman of Pasadena's Concours d'Elegance and the last four Pasadena Birthday celebrations back in the 1990's and early 2000.
Additionally I have earned the Real Estate designations, GRI & CRS. He is a recipient of the International Presidents Circle award years 2000 & 2002 as well as the International Diamond Society 2003. In 2004, he was awarded the International President's Elite award. I continue to receive real estate awards and accolades.
As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.
During the summer of 2014 we had an opportunity to purchase a loft in Old Pasadena, something we had talked about but were not aggressively looking to do. Nevertheless, we decided to go ahead and place an offer and then faced the reality of selling our house in Pasadena. We needed to move quickly.
We wanted a realtor who knew the community and more importantly knew the value of our neighborhood who knew the community and more importantly knew the value of our neighborhood; someone who shared our values. Not only did he understand the value of our home, but he was able to present it with panache. He had a historical bio prepared for the house, brought in professional staging advice, and was even willing to walk our dog when the house was being shown. We had offers in three days and because of his professional presentations, all of them were acceptable, giving us comfort in the selling value.
Throughout the most stressful period of selling any house, escrow, Chuck was always there with solutions to keep things moving on time. We closed early, took a short vacation while our new place closed and we have happily made the transition. We would enthusiastically recommend Chuck Livingstone and would use him again if we ever sell this place.
Ed & Susan Johnson
To optimize results, a seller needs to select the right real estate agent backed by a well-known and respected realty agency. Chuck Livingstone and Coldwell Banker were the best choice for me. Chuck knows the regional market. He instills confidence in both buyers and sellers with his depth of experience, his willingness to do a highly tailored analysis of relevant properties, and his strong interpersonal skills. Chuck invested the time, resources, and creativity to have the home properly staged, photographed, and marketed. And as a result, the home sold FAST! There is honesty and integrity about this agent. He tells it like it is. Tireless and hardworking, Chuck knew precisely what the property was worth. And he went out and got the job done. It seemed that my property—and I learned subsequently that he had multiple listings at the time – was his highest priority.
”When I began the adventure of looking for a house for myself I was fortunate to be in a rental which Chuck was managing. He patiently and graciously ushered me through several individual ‘viewings,’ followed up on “open houses” I’d wandered into, attentively prepared all the necessary paperwork, calmly answered innumerable questions, and settled anxiety.
His manner was always thoughtful and sensitive and his knowledge, information and experience quite amazing. I would certainly, and have done, recommend him to anyone seeking anything related to real estate in Pasadena. “
“Chuck Livingstone was a referral from a close friend who happens to be a long-time resident of Pasadena. During our initial meeting with Mr. Livingstone, it was quite evident that he has extensive real estate knowledge and experience with Pasadena, since he was also a long-time Pasadena resident. During my home sale process, Mr. Livingstone provided professional expertise in marketing, negotiations and the sale of my home. He included me in each step of the process, provided answers when I had questions, got back to me expeditiously if he didn’t know the answer. Chuck offered his unbiased, professional opinion throughout what can sometimes be an inconsistent and unclear process. My best interests were always a priority of him. Also, Chuck is very active with several Pasadena business and civic minded associations which, to me, confirms his sincere sentiments for the well-being of Pasadena. I would wholeheartedly recommend him for services if you want a complete professional with integrity and a wealth of real estate experience.”
“I have been doing business with Chuck Livingstone for about 15 years. In this timeframe he has sold multiple properties for me. During the transactions of these sales he has kept me informed and up to date of the details of the ongoing sale. I continue to travel and in my absence Chuck has stepped in and helped me with any situation that arises with the rental properties. Knowing he is able, competent, and most of all trustworthy brings me peace of mind while away.”
“Jim and I have loved our professional and personal relationship with Chuck over the years. He was our real estate agent for the sale and purchase of our last two homes and we were happy with his diligence and trustworthiness and his honesty. His attention o detail in representing us as his clients was commendable… Chuck was accessible when we needed him, responsive to our questions and concerns and supportive in our efforts to purchase fair sales. We were comforted in knowing we could count and supportive in our efforts to purchase fair sales. We were comforted in knowing we could count on him to represent us with integrity and reliability and that he is well respected in our community. We have asked Chuck to watch our home while we were on vacation a couple of times which we so appreciated! We have recommended Chuck to several of our friends over the years and would ask him to represent us again if we were in the market to purchase or sell our current home.
We love Chuck and besides all of the positive things we have to say about him, he is such fun!”
Kitty and Jim Dillavou
“Chuck helped us buy Jaime’s family home in Pasadena, and is now helping us rent it until we can move there at retirement. He has always pursued our best interests during this process, and we owe a lot to him for helping us fulfill this dream.”
Felix Breden & Jamie Scott
“Two years ago we gave the listing of our property in South Pasadena to Mr. Charles Livingstone, at Coldwell Banker. He did an outstanding job of presenting and marketing of our home with minimal amount of inconvenience and disruption to our lives. Thanks to his diligence we were able to obtain full value of our residence with smooth completion of the necessary paperwork.
We would highly recommend Mr. Livingstone as an agent.”
Kenneth and Yolanda Countryman
International Diamond Society,International Previews Property Specialist