A frenzy in Penticton’s real estate market.
Listing Penticton properties is SO MUCH FUN! It is my mission to create a strategy for success.
My sellers were preparing to sell their first home, a home they were outgrowing. A home I was enthusiastic about taking on FOR SALE. We listed the home with intentions of attaining the highest possible price.
I suggested we give the maximum home exposure through my online presence, social media, print and sizzling marketing. We listed the home on Wednesday, turned down a bully offer that evening at 9:30 pm and set Saturday at 3 pm as the deadline to review acceptable offers. Our aim was multiple offers. And yes, for you real estate enthusiasts, the instructions were ‘in writing’ from my savvy client who practices law none the less!
As Dual Agency is at the forefront of Christy Clarke’s agenda with enhancing the overall real estate experience of the consumer. I wanted to make sure this went as smoothly as possible. I had several inquiries from all the different advertising mediums. Offers were drafted with a blank price and optional terms for those folks if they were to decide to bid. Any potential buyer was welcome to place their price/conditions and seal the envelope themselves. Offers available to anyone who wanted in.
I hosted an open house on Saturday from 2-3 to ensure that all members of the public had a chance to view. One open house attendee sat down at the kitchen table and filled out her offer price. We reviewed the terms and conditions to her liking and she sealed the envelope.
The Royal LePage Penticton office receptionist collected all the sealed offers at the front desk. At the advice of my managing broker, we had a third party present to transport the offers direct to the seller. My friend and successful Realtor Chris Marte was a willing participant in our unique situation. Chris and I picked up all the offers and Chris handed them over to the very happy seller directly.
The seller counted the offers and opened each one. We had 15 offers to review. There was a range of values being offered and ultimately the home sold to a local Penticton woman for $360,000.