Alright I admit it, this house was just looking for the right buyer. Sometimes, even in a seller’s market, a home can be positively adorable, but there seems to be just one reason or another that the house doesn’t quite suit the pool of buyers that are available at the time. But the right buyer eventually comes when you least expect it to come and away we go.
We did have a great market plan (and it should have sold sooner) if pricing and readiness was all we were dealing with. It was clear, in retrospect, that this house had other plans. First, the sellers had their hands full with personal health issues. Second, the HEAT was a factor. We were unable to get this property ready to go live until after Labor Day last year. It was HOT. Even though we had a robust market, people were just too hot and tired to go shopping for homes, and our market slowed during the heat. THEN we had the worst fire season in the history of California, and it was pitiful. The combined events had my sellers in a tough spot, so they elected to put the house temporarily in the rental pool. It was very difficult to show it during that time.
The purpose for this blog is that I want my buyers and sellers to understand that even though you might price and prepare your property in the best way possible, there still can be circumstances that keep a home from selling. Patience, perseverance, and tenacity are the way to get through those times.
This house waited for exactly the right buyer and low and behold (and thanks to Emily Menesini 🙂 ), Tim came and was swept off his feet when he saw the property. The NID canal that runs behind the house, and, right at the corner of the property, descends underground. The sound of the rushing water is totally infectious right now, since we are hovering around 95 degrees every day. Imagine sitting on the deck sipping your coffee in the morning hearing the rushing water? Totally the coolest way to enjoy your day.
What he doesn’t yet know is that the forest will literally explode with color in a month or so with the changing of the leaves of the Liquidambar trees.
Congratulations to our new owner Tim who didn’t wait too long to purchase once he saw this home. He was closed and moved in in 13 days! Not exactly record short closing (I did one in six days last year) but very close to perfection.
Want to find the right place for you? Call me, Debbie St. John, to help with ALL of your real estate needs.