Nate Harimoto & Shane Haas



Welcome to Our Website... Your 1 Stop Shop for Everything Real Estate...

Nov 03, 2011 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Thanks for visiting our website...the home for all your real estate needs.  As you browse through this site, you'll find all sorts of useful tools to help you with any real estate questions.  On the Buyers and Sellers pages, you'll find content libraries full of useful information to help guide you in your real estate transaction.  You can also SEARCH FOR HOMES on those pages too, or use the button on the right to do a quick search of listing in all of Ventura County and Los Angeles County.

If you are looking for more information about a community, you can find all sorts of statistical data for any city in the nation on my Market Reports page.  Here you can see a statistical overview, or dive deeper into the housing, people, economy, or quality of life by using the individual tabs.  If you're looking to find out more about the community aspects of an area, visit the Area Info page, where you can get the history, an arial photo, real-time weather, news, and featured attractions for any city in the world.

Finally, enjoy my frequent blog posts that you'll find on the home page with useful information for your everyday life.  If you love the stories, feel free to share them with your family and friends on your social networks or email.  You can also sign up for my weekly newsletter by using the subscribe form on the right side of this page. 

If you have any questions, you can always reach Nate at 805-418-2675 or Shane at 805-418-2680.  We are also available via email at or

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How to Win a Property Bidding War

May 27, 2015 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

How to Win a Property Bidding War

Though the housing market is in the early stages of recovery, the pace is picking up. Desirable property or a shortage of homes on the market can result in aggressive bidding wars. Here’s a look at some key strategies on how to win your dream home under stiff competition.

Get Financing in Order

A mortgage contingency in your offer will likely take you out of the running. Instead of waiting for the seller to accept your bid, get preapproved through your financial institution. Some lenders may offer a pre-underwriting that vets borrowers more thoroughly. Don’t limit yourself to what your bank will lend, though. If the appraisal is low, you’ll need cash to make up the difference.

Be Quick and Competitive

Get your offer in first to get top consideration. By the time other bids come in, the sellers will already be picturing you as the new owners. Now isn’t the time to drive hard bargains. Instead, come in at or slightly under the asking price to indicate your seriousness.

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How to Read a Multiple Listing Service Sheet

May 25, 2015 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

How to Read a Multiple Listing Service Sheet

Multiple Listing Service (MLS) sheets hold a wealth of information, but only if you understand the information presented. Some abbreviations are intuitive and use shortened forms of words. Others require more deciphering. Exact MLS sheet formats may vary from service to service, but most will cover the same information. 

Basic Information

At the top of the sheet, you’ll see an exterior view photo of the property. Address, listing price, lot size and square-feet measurements for the home are usually listed nearby. You’ll also see an MLS number. This is a reference number that is used on all listing sites to facilitate looking up entries. Write it down for your real estate agent if you’re interested in the property.    

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The Best TV Show Reunions

May 22, 2015 in Sports/Entertainment . 0 Comment

The Best TV Show Reunions

The end of a television series can be devastating to fans that are attached to the cast and characters. Viewers pine for their old shows, and networks attempt to recreate the successful ones. Despite this, getting the cast back together can be more challenging than you might expect. TV fans often have high expectations, making the entire idea of reunion a tough one to get right. Most importantly, a reunion must have the right chemistry. If the stars don’t align, the effort will be rejected. No one wants to taint the legacy of a series by creating a bad reunion. Hence, many actors and directors are hesitant to give it a go. The following are a few TV shows that have been brave enough to try to make reunions work. 

Full House

This reunion has been long awaited by fans of the TGIF show. The original series was aired on ABC and ran from 1987 to 1995. Viewers watched the kids grow up across the span of the series. The lives of the actors have also been avidly watched, particularly twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

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Growing Your Business for Free

May 20, 2015 in Business/Finance . 0 Comment

Growing Your Business for Free

For many companies, business development means expanding in terms of size, value and importance. To mature and succeed, companies must grow. Growing your business for free is possible thanks to these resources. 

Customer Relationship Management

Customer relationship management (CRM) is the best way to manage your company’s interactions with current and potential customers. It incorporates different aspects of technology, customer support, marketing and sales. When implemented effectively, CRM can lead to rapid growth thanks to additional prospects and increased sales productivity. Automation of these processes can further streamline operations and conserve resources. 

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Contact Information

Aviara Real Estate

2555 Townsgate Road, Suite 200
Westlake Village, CA 91361

Nate Harimoto
Mobile: (805) 444-7862
Office: (805) 418-2675
CalBRE #: 00980556

Shane Haas
Mobile: (805) 807-2794
Office: (805) 418-2680
CalBRE #: 01505864