Broker’s Open House in SB

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 Valuation

506 Pacific Ave., Solana Beach

Open House 12-3pm Today!

$2,995,000

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.

Now look:

Three recent sales over $6,000,000, with one of them back on the market for nearly $10 million!

My $2,995,000 looks like a deal!

Come on by and check it out today, 12-3pm!

Link to Zillow listing

Old-Spanish Beach Bungalow

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)!

506 Pacific Ave., Solana Beach

4 br/2 ba, 1,540sf

LP = $2,995,000

Downsizing Out-Of-State

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:

www.arizonareport.com

David and I have cherry-picked a reasonably-priced home in an exclusive area close to town as an example of the lower-end house you can buy in a good area of Phoenix.

Obviously, if you spend a little more, you can buy a better home with extras, but at least this video tour gives you a look at what you get for $414,900:

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4132-E-Beryl-Ave-Phoenix-AZ-85028/7828660_zpid/

PQ Bidding War!

Let’s review what it takes to create a solid bidding war.

  1. Maintain and improve your home constantly over the years.
  2. 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!


Baja Carmel Valley

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!

13973 Mennonite Point, San Diego 92129

$869,000

Open 12-3pm Sat & Sun September 28 & 29.

Zillow Offers in San Diego

Link to UT

It’s conclusive – the Zillow Offers program is only good for sellers who want/need BOTH quick cash and max convenience, because the cost is heavy.

TIPS TO HOME SELLERS:

  1. Don’t find yourself in a position where you NEED to cash out in a week.
  2. If you want max convenience, hire me and we’ll handle everything.
  3. Don’t get suckered by the bait-and-switch.

The word on the street is that they are pushing down the zestimates to help convince sellers to take less – and they have already bought 31 properties in San Diego.  Keep a record of your zestimates!

Zillow will likely be successful, however, because they don’t mind spending $100 million per year on advertising to promote their brand – and it works.

They give you just enough sexy to suck you in:

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