Day 19: Investor Adventure

Oh, what a day!  It started out in Easton to show a client that cool house I blogged about back on day 1? 2? I can’t remember that far back, lol. No matter. The day started out in the country and it was a very positive showing!

On the drive back to the office to pick up signs for Sunday’s open house, I got a call about an investor coming in from Salinas to look at one of FresYes’ listings. In anticipation of this client wanting to see a variety of choices, I pulled a few comparable listings in the general area and price range of the property she requested to see. She was expected to be in town by about 1pm, so I had a good two hours to finish up my open house activities.

I quickly headed out to Copper River Ranch to put flyers on the golf house neighbors’ doors. Boy-oh-boy was it HOT! Pounding Fresno pavement in August is no joke, especially at high noon. It totally had to be done, though. I have tried several tactics to host a successful open house out there with very little luck, so inviting the neighbors seemed like a good idea at this point.

After placing nearly 50 flyers with neighbors, I headed over to the house I would be showing to the investor to check out the location, as well as the locations of the others I planned to present to her.

Investor Collage
Potential Rental Homes

All of these houses were vacant and a couple of them were foreclosures, so they did not have any staging to speak of.  Of course, the FresYes listing looked lovely inside 🙂

 

To fully narrate the events of the afternoon would be more of a short story than a blog post and no one has time for that these days. Long story short, my investor chose the house in the top left of the collage above as her next rental home and SHE MADE AN OFFER!!!!  Holy smokes, people…my first offer. I doubt this is any kind of record, but I’ve had my real estate license for 45 days.  45 days of hustling, learning, and working my rear-end off.  45 days as a Realtor and 19 days as a blogger and I wrote my first offer — WOO HOO!! Can you tell I’m pretty stoked?

 

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That’s me…with an offer!

 

(Special shout out to my mentor and teacher, Corrie, for getting me through the paperwork.)

So, though the day was long and I was thoroughly exhausted by the time I got home, it was all worth it in the end.  Now cross your fingers for me and my buyer that the offer is accepted!

 

 

 

 

Cheers,

Erica

Day 16: An easy par three…

…or so I hoped.

They say the third time is a charm, but not so much for this adorable little golf house.  I have personally hosted three open houses for this charming (and gorgeous) home on the 12th fairway of the Copper River Golf Course.  I hoped that tonight would be the night that we would find it’s new forever family after hosting a lovely brokers’ open house, complete with wine, cheese, and giveaways.  Sadly, traffic was very light.

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This is not my listing, but after logging so much time and emotional energy toward marketing it, I really really want to find a buyer for it.  I have a deep affinity for Granville homes.  They have a lot of style and substance, and this one is no exception.  With 8′ tall doors, a chef’s kitchen, and beautiful tile flooring, it is a stunning home for a small family. What makes it such a niche property is the location.  With a small patio backyard, that opens up to the golf course, there isn’t much privacy or outdoor space to roam.  These are not bad features, but rather features that require a certain kind of buyer to appreciate them.

I consulted with a couple of more experienced Realtors after this open house to get some advice on how to find a buyer who would appreciate this house for all it has to offer. It looks like I’ll need to conduct some market research in the neighborhood by pounding the pavement and ringing doorbells. Maybe one of the neighbors has a friend or family member who would love to buy this golf house. Maybe one of you, my dear readers, can help make this house a home.

Cheers,

Erica