Sold! -8460 Valencia Street, Dublin

Hi Everyone!

STORY TIME.  

TL;DR (Don’t feel like reading? Scroll to the bottom for pictures!)

One of the busiest and most successful listings I’ve ever had was in Dublin this past May.  My clients called me to their home to chat about listing their property and what would need to be done to get it ready.  The reason that they wanted to get it ready was because they were a growing family and looking to get a bigger home.  The plan was to have their home completely ready to go so that if they found another home to their liking, we could put it on the market immediately.  Long story short, they found another home that they liked and we got them into contract (as buyers) contingent* on us selling their home in Dublin.

*Contingent meaning that they wouldn’t be able to close on their new home until they closed on their current home.

The race was on!  We had 3 weeks to get their home in contract or the sellers of the other property could back out of the deal…luckily my sellers were ready to go.  We got our stager over there to do some light staging, mostly declutter and adding a few accessories.  Touch up paint was used and the yards front and back were cleaned up.  Professional photographer came in and we had it on the market a week later.  Yes, I gave some direction, but the work and look of this house had everything to do with my clients.  They spent a lot of time and care over the years updating and maintaining their home and it showed.

THE WOW FACTOR: One thing I forgot to mention…Mrs. Seller is a landscape designer.  This neighborhood isn’t known for huge yards so given the space they had to work with, they had, without a doubt, the nicest, most welcoming backyard in the neighborhood.  The home was 1320 sq ft. but with this wonderful outdoor space, the home felt even bigger because you could spend your time out there any time of the year.

House was ready to go and we put it on the MLS.  I spent the next 5 days with my phone glued to my ear because buyers and agents were so excited about this house.  We had a twilight open house on Friday night followed by Open Houses on both days that weekend.  All said and done, we had over 200 groups through during the weekend.  Admittedly, we did list the home on the lower end of the value spectrum as we wanted to make it move fast but it wasn’t so insanely low that I could’ve prepared for this rush of interest.  We set a due date for offers and by the end of the day the following Tuesday, I had received 25 offers!  We had 3 offers that stood out above the rest and of those 3, one that stood out even above those.  Rather than send out counters, my clients wanted to be done with it. They accepted the highest and best and we moved forward.  I spent the next hour calling every agent back and letting them know how their offer fared in comparison to others.  This is something that I ALWAYS do.  If these agents have spent time writing an offer for their buyers, they deserve a phone call letting them know what happened.  It is always nice for agents to be able to call their buyers back and give them as much info as possible so they can be more prepared for the next one.

One last item.  Not mentioned above was the fact that seeing the look on our sellers faces when we showed them the offers was what made it all worth it.  Mr. Seller looked like he was about to pass out from shock.  This doesn’t happen often but when it does…I really do love my job.

We sold their home in 9 days (the buyers had all cash) and we closed on their new home in San Ramon  month later.  Amazing clients and I was so lucky to work with them.

TL;DR (Here are the pics!)

Details of the home:

Listed for $749,000

Sold for $852,000

4 Beds, 2 Baths 1321 Sq Ft with a 7,000 Sq Ft lot.

 

As always, if you have any questions, email me any time at conor@dunn-team.com

Want to know how much your house is worth? Go HERE!

Happy Friday!

 

Conor

 

The Marketing Issue -New Blog

Hi,

Today I am going to do something that I haven’t done in a while…post a blog.  Yes, many people post blogs and frankly, unless you are a celebrity/internet famous, most of them don’t get read.  Such will be the case with this entry, I’m sure.

One of the things, I have always (and probably will always) struggle with, is making sure to market myself.  I have wonderful clients and a lot of my business comes from referrals (thank you friends!) but I get so focused on the referrals and the deals at hand, that I forget to do the simple task of reminding people that I am here and that I’m a real estate agent. I have started to work on getting systems in place so that I do a better job of weekly tasks to make sure that I stay relevant on social media. In that vein, I have decided to try to at least post SOMETHING once every few weeks.  It might be a short comment on the market…could be a JUST SOLD…could just be a quick note to say,  “Hi.”

“But Conor, you’ve said this to us before!”  Yes, I know I have a boatload of loyal Facebook/Blog followers who remember everything that I’ve said in the past.  For those of you who remember me trying to do a better job of this last year…well, I’m trying again.  For those of you who can’t remember…this is my first time attempting to be better at this, I promise. 😉

In reality, I know what you really want…pictures….pictures of houses.  Without further ado…here is a home I sold at the beginning of this year.  I represented some wonderful buyers and went up against 3 other offers and my buyers got the home.  It was a smooth transaction on all sides and I couldn’t be happier for them.

3 Courtney Lane, Danville

Sold for $1,500,000

Custom rebuild in 2008 and high end finishes throughout from granite, to hardwood and stainless steel appliances.

5 Beds

3 Baths

3463 Sq Feet

If you ever have any real estate questions, contact me any time at conor@dunn-team.com.

Want to know how much your current house is worth?  Start HERE!

Conor

 

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