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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Holiday Travel Survival Kits for Parents & Kids

Oct 31, 2014 in Lifestyle . 0 Comment

Holiday Travel Survival Kits for Parents & Kids

There’s nothing quite like getting together with your family for the holidays. Good food, laughter, games and fun create special memories that last a lifetime. Unfortunately, going home for the holidays often means taking an extended road trip. If you have kids in tow - that can be an adventure all on its own. Try making some Holiday Travel Survival Kits to help you through it.

For Mom & Dad

Here’s what you’ll want to include in the grown-up kit:

-A t-shirt or two – There’s nothing worse than driving for hours in a cold, wet, smelly shirt because the baby tagged you with unmentionables and all the clothes are buried.

-Nail clippers – These can be used for everything from cutting the pesky string hanging off your toddler’s t-shirt to trimming sharp baby nails; or the one you broke while adjusting the car seat.

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How to Improve Your Creativity in Business

Oct 29, 2014 in Business/Finance . 0 Comment

How to Improve Your Creativity in Business

Creativity is an increasingly important aspect of improving business performance. Employers at some of the largest companies today put creativity high on the list of desired traits in their workers. Data from an IBM survey of 1500 Chief Executive Officers around the globe revealed that creativity mattered more than even management discipline, integrity, rigor and vision. Clearly, creativity matters in the business world today. 

Why Is Creativity Important?

In the past, creativity was something that was thought best left to certain “creative types.” Yet, today’s business environment demands more. Economic challenges, complexities of technology and changes in organizational structures create new hurdles that must be overcome. 

“Coming out of the worst economic downturn in our professional lifetimes -- and facing a new normal that is distinctly different -- it is remarkable that CEOs identify creativity as the number one leadership competency of the successful enterprise of the future,” said Frank Kern, senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services, in a press release about the survey results. “But step back and think about it, and this is entirely consistent with the other top finding in our Study -- that the biggest challenge facing enterprises from here on will be the accelerating complexity and the velocity of a world that is operating as a massively interconnected system.” 

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10 Tips for Hosting a Successful Fall or Winter Open House

Oct 27, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

10 Tips for Hosting a Successful Fall or Winter Open House

Selling your home and making the transition to a new place can be a daunting task. There are a few extra touches you can add to your home to improve its chances of selling during the fall and winter. If your house is on the market this holiday season, use these tips to make sure everything goes smoothly. 

1.    Cover your bases. You can’t show your home if it isn’t in good condition. Clear clutter, track down any offending smells and eliminate them, and make sure your home is in good order.

2.    Set the mood. Who doesn’t love the holidays? Make your home feel warm and inviting. Avoid synthetic scents that can trigger allergies. Instead, simmer spices on the stove. Orange slices, cinnamon sticks and whole cloves are great for fall and winter. Be sure to offer cookies to curb the appetites you’ll kindle.

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Reduce Toxic Exposure with Eco-Friendly Paint for Your Home

Oct 24, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Reduce Toxic Exposure with Eco-Friendly Paint for Your Home

A fresh look for any room in your home is just a coat of paint away. With ecofriendly paints, you can make sure that your home’s facelift is good for the environment and your family.

Why You Should Go Green

Most paints contain some Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the form of solvents that keep the paint liquid while in the can. Once the paint is on the walls, however, it releases the solvents into the air as part of the drying process. VOCs can cause a host of respiratory problems as well as indoor and outdoor air pollution. Some may even be carcinogenic. Conventional paints release VOCs for days, weeks or even up to a year.

Low or Zero?

Just because it’s EPA approved doesn’t mean it’s safe – the agency allows up to 250g per liter of VOCs in water-based interior paints. Low VOC paints have less than 50g per liter of the offending compounds. These amounts are for the base paint, not its colorants, so one color may in reality have more VOCs than another color from the same line.

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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