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Just Sold in Capitola for $2,300,000!

For this home I just sold in Capitola for $2,300,000 I was the agent for the buyers. This is my 4th time working with these clients over the course of many years!

Their dream has been to have a beach home and their dream just came true! They have been looking over time, but inventory is often so low, and beach homes tend to be in such high demand with a lot of competition. But, due to the softening of the market, this opportunity popped up and they jumped on it!

There was still competition on this home, in fact, there were 2 other offers. 1 of the other offers was not competitive, but the other offer seemed to want the home as much as my clients, so the competition was fierce.

Both my buyer and the other buyer had very similar price and terms. Both buyers were all cash buyers. Both were willing to close quickly. Both were willing to buy in ‘as is’ condition.

God was with me on this one, because this listing just coincidentally happened to be the home of a colleague in my office and the home has been in the family for many years and is cherished by their family. I have a great relationship with my colleague so they swayed our way. Both offers were basically the same, so without any emotion or pull involved, it was a coin toss. But, luckily for me, I know the owner’s family and was given the opportunity for my clients. Praise God!

The transaction itself was super smooth and seamless…that is usually how it goes with all cash buyers and no loan/bank or appraisal to deal with and be at the mercy of. 🙂

Just Sold in Capitola for $2,300,000!

Just Sold in Capitola for $2,300,000!

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Just Sold in Capitola for $1,100,000…

For this home I sold in Capitola for $1,100,000, I was the agent for the buyers, who wanted to buy a vacation home. This is my 2nd time working with these clients. Years ago they bought their first home with me in San Jose.

I won’t even sugar coat it, this sale was frustrating from Day 1 and continued to be frustrating to the very end and beyond. The sellers were completely off radar for the reality on the current value of the home. They listed the home for $1.2m, my clients were interested very soon after the home went on the market and we made an offer for $1.1m, being the max the buyers felt the home was worth.

Well, come to find out, the sellers listed at $1.2m, expecting to get at least $1.4m, so they would not even consider the $1.1m offer. Ok, no problem, it was newer to the market, so we just sat back and waited. We figured, if it was meant to be, it would be. I reached out to the listing agent periodically to see if the sellers achieved a reality check over time. Well, not only did they not have a reality check, but were upset and felt they listed to low, even though they only got our 1 offer and nothing else! So, they actually raised the price to $1,350,000. How well do you think that went??? Not good…so they again lowered the price to $1.2m and then did manage to get an offer higher than our $1.1m offer, but lower than the $1.2m list price.

So, we figured it was not meant to be and moved on. Well, come to find out, that deal fell through, and it was back on the market. The sellers at this point felt more motivated to sell, and 93 days later…they accepted our $1.1m offer and we were in contract.

The transaction itself was rocky at best. The sellers were just not easy to deal with and frankly I had hoped another property would come along that was the perfect match, because I personally didn’t want to deal with these people. But, emotions aside, the buyers loved the home and location, so we needed to make this happen, regardless of who we were dealing with as sellers.

Long story shorter, through trials and tribulations, we managed to get through it all, including a sewer lateral upgrade during escrow that almost wasn’t completed in time, the seller wanting to leave things behind so that they didn’t have to go back to pick them up, and then when the buyers didn’t want all their stuff left behind, but would take some of it, the sellers decided to get back at them by taking items that the buyer said they could leave and actually wanted.

The good news is it all worked out and the buyers are really happy with the home and excited. It’s their dream to have a home near the beach. It’s an amazing location. And, I’m sure they will make countless wonderful memories there.

Just Sold in Capitola For $1,100,000

Just Sold in Capitola For $1,100,000

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