A well-known super model / actress (think Victoria’s Secret) is closing on an award winning actress’ home in the 90402 this month as listings begin to trickle onto the market to launch the 2013 selling season. This closing will be on a home that was never listed on the MLS and has sold privately several times.
In the past, most agents would advise their clients to launch their marketing in early February, right after the Super bowl. That was when it was generally felt that the winter distractions of holiday vacations were over and Buyers and Sellers could get on with the important business of buying and selling real estate. The new normal is that there really is no normal cycle to sales activity and publication in the MLS is optional. This is a controversial trend and we are monitoring it carefully. Lack of MLS publication makes it a bit harder to establish value and trends.
Meanwhile, Pence Hathorn Silver had our busiest year of the past 6 years in 2012 and even traditionally quiet months of August and December were very busy. So, if you are planning to Sell Your Home, your timing couldn’t be better. Buyers and investors are competing for properties, which means Sellers are in the best position they have been in years to get top dollar.
In 2012 my team and I helped 67 people in our area with their real estate needs. We’re experienced. We know the market. First step, let’s meet and talk about what’s best for you. No pressure. We’ll just show you how you can sell your home for top dollar. Contact me at 310-924-4014
New Listings this week
436 Adelaide Dr. – 6bd + 5ba. $12,500,000. Remarkable gated 1920’s Spanish remodeled by a famous artist for her residence. Last sold in November 1999 for $4,200,000.
550 E. Channel Rd. – 4bd + 3.75ba. $2,749,000. Listed by Pence Hathorn Silver. Renovated Charming Cape Cod. New roof, remodeled bathrooms. Move-in condition. Last sold in May 2004 for $1,700,000.
No New Sales this week
Closed Deals this week
415 7th St. – 5bd + 5ba. $3,500,000. Listed for $2,895,000 and sold for $3,500,000, 76 days on market. Craftsman on west-facing double lot fixer upper. Last sold in October 1996 for $879,000.
Pence Hathorn Silver Active Properties:
13868 W. Sunset Blvd. – 4bd + 3.75ba – $2,895,000
333 24th St. – 5bd + 2.75ba – $3,295,000
111 Homewood Rd. – 4bd + 3.5ba – $2,995,000
550 East Channel Rd. – 4bd + 3.75ba – $2,749,000
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