Just to have 30+ brokers come to your new listing must mean something – the price has to be close. But the listing agent has to be able to sell it, which is the missing ingredient for all of the disrupters.
Old-time agents gather their evidence and then go all out to convince buyers and agents the property is worth it. Look around – we are selling the whole lifestyle:
How did you like Donna being on duty for the first hour? Wasn’t it great to meet wifey?
Solana Beach suffers the same fate as many well-established high-end areas.
There aren’t many comps to begin with, and it’s ripe for off-market sales.
Three of the last four on the street were off-market sales – were they low?
I’m hanging my hat on the cheapest one, 424 Pacific. The story poles are already up, so the $2,555,000 was really just land value – and that corner is much busier than at the subject property.
But let’s also consider that Solana Beach has been remarkably under-valued for years, and we are just now starting to see what buyers are willing to pay. It wasn’t long ago that the non-oceanfront homes struggled to get more than $4,000,000.
Three recent sales over $6,000,000, with one of them back on the market for nearly $10 million!
My new listing of a lovely old-Spanish bungalow by the sea!
Enjoy the captivating lifestyle of this well-established beach community that’s off the beaten path – yet steps to the sand. Houses in the 500 block on this side of the street have sold for $5M to $6M in the last couple of years (2015 & 2018)!
Are you thinking of downsizing and moving out-of-state?
This new survey says half of Californians are considering! Let’s give it a go!
A few years back, we had sold David Meek’s sister a house in Pt. Loma, and she told him to check me out. David is a Phoenix-area realtor who has since then emulated the jimjamalama, and has been running his own realtor blog in the Valley of the Sun:
Let’s review what it takes to create a solid bidding war.
Maintain and improve your home constantly over the years.
Install a master bathroom like this!
3. List with Jim the Realtor for an attractive price, do $3,200 of staging, and take off for the weekend!
I inputted the listing at 8:30am on Saturday morning with professional photos, and got immediate results – over 100 people came to open house the same day.
Sunday’s open house had nearly as many people, and those who didn’t attend could watch my walk-around tour on video: https://youtu.be/LCEDYc4rkaQ
We’ve received EIGHT WRITTEN OFFERS (seven over list price), and going for more. Three showings set up for today, and Donna and I are fielding questions and encouraging higher bids all day long!
To ensure top dollar, we treat everyone fairly and give them every opportunity to bid up the price. The highest offer so far is $890,000, and others have said they are going higher so we raised the list price from $869,000 to $899,000 on the MLS for added exposure on the realtor hotsheet. I mentioned that we have eight offers too.
Want this kind of attention when selling your home? Hire Jim the Realtor!
Are you looking for a quiet and private culdesac home with white kitchen and new master bath?
Then check out my new listing in RP! This 4br/3ba, 2,394sf house is 900ft above sea level and gets gentle breezes daily! Open floor plan, 3 full bathrooms, low-maintenance yard, central air conditioning and whole-house fans. The house and yard are great…..but wait until you see the dazzling new master bath! Great curb appeal too – with putting green in front yard!
"Jim and Donna Klinge are by far the most professional, personable and responsive realtors I have ever worked with. They provide VIP concierge level service in every area of the process of selling your home. My home was marketed so successfully that we received an offer the day after our first and only open house. Thanks to Jim's pricing and negotiating, our house is now the highest sold in our community... more "
by Ann Romanello
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"Jim is thorough and will be brutally honest about the homes he shows you. He provides great service and follows through until the very end and even ... more "
"I highly recommend Jim as a buyer’s agent. Working with Jim, we closed this week on a San Diego condo. Jim prepared a list of comparable sales to ... more "