Any of you see this article on Yahoo! about US Cities Where Homes Sell The Fastest?
Gather ’round…I have a story for you.
Yesterday, on behalf of my clients, I presented a full asking price, ALL CASH (that’s $1,350,000 George Washingtons), two week to close, sellers may “rent-back” ’til November offer on 49 Alma Street in Cole Valley. This is a home that was listed late 2010 for $1,475,000 and withdrawn in January of 2011.
…and our offer was not enough! We were one of FIVE offers!
We expected multiple offers, but here is the kicker – four of the five offers were also all cash! Are you kidding me!? Hang on…it gets better. Our offer was almost the lowest in price. One other offer below us. The winning offer had zero contingencies. That’s all cash, significantly over asking, no contingencies, two weeks til the seller gets their coin…Is it 2003-2005 all over again? WTF!
I know the details of the other offers, but for the sake of the lucky and thrilled seller, and the lucky and thrilled buyer, some things in a transaction are better not to publish until it closes and cash and keys are transferred. Job well done by listing and selling agent combined, and the buyer for blowing our minds.
Okay, I have another anecdotal bit of story for you.
Seven Divisadero hit the market a couple of weeks ago. Barely two or three days on the market…Bam! In contract, all showings canceled.
You cancel showings when you have an extremely good offer that you’re not afraid is going to fall apart. My guess is another all cash offer over asking with one simple inspection contingency.
That leaves several all cash buyers with over $1,000,000 to burn still out there looking.
But it’s supposed to be a buyer’s market…right?
–US Cities Where Homes Sell The Fastest
–Battle Royale: Cole Valley Versus Noe Valley [theFrontSteps]
–Multi Millions On A Monday [theFrontSteps]
–49 Alma Street [Property Website and Photo Credit]
–7 Divisadero [Property Website and Photo Credit]