Recently, the home that I've listed - shown below - has sold. BUT it sold in a really novel way - at least for me. The home is beautiful. Well maintained, lots of upgrades, about 1800 square feet, vaulted ceilings, three car garage and a fenced in pool. To see and view this listing, just click on the link above.
A couple of months ago, my seller had someone come through her home, ooing and awwing over the decor, over the wood floors, and loving it, staying for about an hour. (Now that's a real clue, isn't it?) The buyer just happened to jokingly comment to my seller, "maybe you could buy my home and I'll buy your's" or words to that effect. Well, they just chuckled, and I found out from the other agent that her client had not yet listed her home, but once she did and sold it, she'd more than likely come back to buy my seller's home if still available.
One night - a few weeks later - while I was leisurely enjoying our little "get away" in the mountains, I received a call from my seller. "I was thinking about the comment that lady made about 'trading' homes. I wonder if I'd like her home." I jumped on the MLS, found the other seller's home and emailed it to my seller. Okay, she liked the pictures, and it WAS kinda like her home, and she and her husband would like to see it. You see, my seller wanted a larger home, and the other seller wanted a smaller home.
Both homes had a pool, both homes had a three-car garage, both located in a desirable area, and both homes maintained and upgraded nicely.
I called the other agent, and told her what was up. She called her lady, and as soon as I returned from the mountain, I took my sellers/buyers to see this home. The "minute" they walked in, they loved it. The other agent took her buyer/seller to my people's home again, and we struck the deal. The other agent and I have wonderful clients, who are very cooperative, and it is working beautifully. We will close in another ten days or so.
So? could this be a tool that we could use for our sellers? Market to those interested in downsizing or upsizing their home? Granted, this won't work always - but could it be an option? Absolutely! It worked this time - so who knows? Both sellers - happy! Both buyers - very happy! ;-)
Meanwhile, I have a few homes listed. One that wants to move to Raleigh, North Carolina. Anyone from North Carolina want to purchase a 4300 square foot home - in Gilbert? Maybe we could arrange a "switch." :-)
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate. Call me at: 480.216-3334 for information on purchasing or selling a home in Mesa, Arizona or surrounding towns. OR email me: Teri@TeriEllis.com. Feel free to visit one of my websites: HomesAzRE.com, MoveToMesaAz.com or MoveToSunnyAz.com. Or stop by my blogs at: Active Rain; or Phoenix Valley Real Estate Blog.