When Martin de Haas got his real estate salesman’s license in the early ‘60s, he started working for his father-in-law, then president of the Burbank Board of Realtors.
Upon becoming a real estate broker in 1962, he established his own company, De Haas Realty, Inc., at first specializing in horse properties in the rural La Tuna Canyon area he then resided in.
Today, he is an honorary member of both the Southland Regional Association of Realtors and of the California Association of Realtors, as well as a Realtor-Emeritus in the National Association of Realtors.
Paul Allen, the company’s sales manager, a marathon athlete and ex-Marine, has a long background in insurance and property management.
In the economic downturn of the early ‘90s, De Haas Realty sold REOs (bank-owned properties) for the nation’s then second largest lender, Ameriquest. REOs are usually put on the market at considerably reduced prices for a fast sale, resulting in multiple offers, and culminating in one happy buyer and many disappointed prospects.
For the past four years, De Haas Realty has been representing the country’s current two biggest lenders in the sale of their REOs which, because of their low prices, attract many prospects.
Ever since, both first-time buyers and investors, who know that now is the time to buy, have been flooding De Haas Realty with inquiries and offers.