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My job is a pleasure

Putting together  sellers and buyers for a happy result makes me feel grateful for my career. Yesterday we closed escrow on a historic Monrovia Mission Style bungalow built in 1925.  The seller asked for my advice on what needed to be done minimally to get the house ready for sale. Understandably, he wanted to keep the costs low yet effective. My experience has taught me how to get the best bang-for-your-buck in preparing a home for sale! He followed all of my advice … with a superb result. We sold the home for $18,000 over asking price in less than 3 days. A historic home must be prepared and marketed differently than you see on all of the Home and Garden shows on cable television.  Call me to come see yours and I can advise you.

The buyer was looking to purchase her first home and had done all of her homework. She had been pre-qualified by a lender and had all of her ducks-in-a-row, so to speak, financially, to make her offer the strongest of them all. Within 3 days of listing the property we had several offers in hand. I love the moment when I can present all of the offers and watch to see which one the seller chooses.

As with many transactions, we ran into difficulties when it came to repairs and termite damage. Buyer and seller were each respectful to the other and each gave a little to come to a compromise. Not all Realtors can achieve success bringing buyers and seller together in the negotiation of repair items. I have a strong track record of getting clients through tough negotiations once a sale is underway.

At the house yesterday there were hugs all around. I am so happy for both the seller and the buyer.

Spanish/Mission Revival Bungalow

Spanish/Mission Revival Bungalow sold for $18,000 over asking price in 3 days. ($597,000.)

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