We give you a reader’s un-edited [okay, maybe slightly edited] letter to the editor:
I just saw your site for the first time! Where have I been?
I am really interested in SF real estate, but from a purely looking-into-other-people’s-houses-and-fantasizing-about-what-their-lives-must-be-like perspective.
My husband and I sold our flat in Noe Valley last summer. It was not a pleasant experience. It took a while to sell (a few months in SF terms seems to equal a year in the “real world.”) We sold it for under by something like $50K. We moved into a rental while we looked for our next place. We just knew we’d find our dream house – it was a Buyer’s Market!
Nine months later, we found a house in Glen Park. Bought it before it hit the market (a friend of a friend) and now I’m happy as can be. A two-bedroom, single-family, detached on all four sides right [near] Glen Park Canyon for $870k. That’s a good deal, right? But I still like to check things out.
I don’t know nothing ’bout no market rates and interest and blahblahblah. I just know that I’ve seen a lot of houses in Bernal, some in Glen Park, some in Noe, a few others around town. For awhile I was checking a couple of different websites several times a day for new listings.
I’ve worked with three different agents in this city, one when we bought our place in Noe, and two when we sold it. We didn’t like any of them. But we finally figured out that it wasn’t them – it was us. We must be way too picky.
So, that’s a little about me. Not that interesting, and I don’t know that I can really contribute much other than comments like “That place is pretty!” or “1.5 for that shit hole?!” but I figured I’d say hi. And I like your site.”-M
We’re glad you found us. We hope to hear a lot more from you in the future, and something tells us you’ll fit right in. In fact, since you blew through 3 different Realtors, maybe you could provide some insight on this thread.
As for your question whether you got a good deal…you got a house in Glen Park, didn’t have to compete for it, and you’re happy. Sounds like a good deal to us.