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Loving your Listing

How difficult is it to sell your listing in today’s market? Be it a million dollar mansion or ‘just’ a one in a million condo…you want to sell it, and sell it fast if you may. However, to make things happen…there are many hurdles to clear–and you just have to love that listing!

I dare you to click that LISTING tab, and you’ll see one of the cleanest and most well-kept condo in the heart of Santa Ana, California. It’s close to SA Civic Center and is centrally located with access to nearby freeways: 5, 22, 57, 55, or 405 (which means it’s just a short distance from South Coast Plaza). It’s Location, Location, and More! Everyone is welcome, but First-time Homebuyers, this is your chance to have a spacious 3-bedroom/2-bath 1,234 sq. ft. recently remodelled home. It’s ready for you to move-in FAST! STANDARD SALE! Don’t forget to check the pictures under LISTING (tab above).

I’ll let the pictures showcase our precious listing: (ON HOLD FOR APPROXIMATELY 3 WEEKS–as of 9/27/10) and it will be waiting for a special person or family to call it HOME. Home where the heart is–and the family gathers!

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UPDATE: 3/19/2011

This listing finally sold on March 12, 2011. We had gone through a long process…and price changes that I thought we’ll never be able to sell it. Then the last price point for cash buyer worked out, and in 2 weeks we closed escrow. This was an exhausting mental trek that started–of all the date to start our first listing–September 11, 2010! Then barely a week had gone by, and we had to put it on HOLD as the family was coming to stay with the seller.

The projected date to put it back on the market dragged on…December 3, she was ready to restart the MLS! Dead month…luckily, Christmas was there to keep us merry and bright. January came, and we had 2 offers…very interested FHA first-time home buyers. In short, not without problems…appraisal is a killer when you have no room to lower your price without being hit by the contribution to the  buyer’s closing cost. From $225K to $200K–then with offers of $213K and $215K–the seller settled for a price change of $200K for cash buyers. We were a little bit short from the mark, but we made it through!

Originally posted @ https://xzyllar.wordpress.com

 

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Closing Escrow in a Week

Closing escrow in a week?!  As new Realtors…my husband and I could only dream this…especially if I keep sitting on my A$$ blogging instead of walking…KNOCKING doors in our farming territory. I’m just postponing the inevitable–as our managers said…we need that face time if we want returns on investment.

Four months of training (there’s so much to learn), distributing flyers (we need face recognition…we’re not burglars), building websites (now blogging –we need exposures), and what nots! We need some reality check in breaking the bank…no, no, no…I did not say ‘breaking into a bank’ though it feels that way sometimes.  😦 ):

To delay that door-to-door contact, my husband had been very good in searching for possible Open Houses even as far as an hour drive to San Bernardino. No LEADS so far, just MISleads and MISSleads! I’m starting to lose my sense of humor. We keep telling ourselves we don’t mind going far…it’s a first-hand look at the market out there. Who are we kidding? So when we found one First Team listing agent close to our farming area, we were delighted to contact him. When he said, he will ask the owner…we were hopeful!

A week or so–just now as I was blogging–my husband contacted the listing agent again, and I heard “That’s great!”…I had the not-great-for-us feeling. True enough…that house on Trevor Street sold in a week! A cash buyer walked in, and escrow closed in a week! What a dream if we could have one that way. Indeed…a lost dream of having an Open House close to our farm where we can invite the neighbors. Now, we should practice our KNOCKtiquette!

 

Originally Posted @ https://xzyllar.wordpress.com