For this townhome I sold in Campbell for $815,000, I was the agent for the sellers, a super cute couple moving out of the area, who found me on Yelp! The initial plan was to list their home after the holiday season, but they found a home right in the midst of the holidays, and wanted to make the move and not miss out on the home they found. So, we tried to strategize the best weekend for an open house since the holidays were coming up, and we wanted to get the home on the market as early, and as far away from Christmas as possible, so they quickly moved out, and I got the stager and photographer to the home ASAP.
This home had multiple offers and sold for $40,000 OVER the listed price. The competition was fierce to the end! The sellers chose a buyer who had a HUGE down payment and waived ALL contingencies, waived the loan, appraisal, and inspection contingencies. The transaction itself was a very smooth one. It was the holidays, so my guard was up, since it’s hard to get transactions closed on time in the midst of the holiday season, but in the end, there was only a 2 day delay to closing, so pretty darn good despite the timing. I will say that both the buyer’s agent and myself stayed up close and personal with the lender to keep things on track as best we could, there were a couple glitches along the way in regard to additional paperwork needed from the buyer towards the end, and a mistake the lender had made marking this home as a condo and not a PUD, which took a number of days to resolve, but overall, it was pretty smooth.