Several months ago I wrote a piece called The Tale of Two Agents. In it, I compared two houses that had been listed at the same time. The first owner hired a local GRUBB Co. agent who had marketed and priced the home aggressively and staged it beautifully. The second owner hired an out-of-area agent who had drastically overpriced the home, had foregone staging and had rarely held it open due to distance.
As one might expect, the first home sold in a week with multiple offers and the second one languished for several months with NO sale. Anian Tunney has now listed the second home and it is a whole new day! New painting, new staging, new front landscaping and best of all - new price! (This home has had a SIGNIFICANT price reduction.) Featuring 5bdrms/3bths and convenient Oakland Avenue location, this centrally located home now offers real value! Head back for a fresh perspective. You will be pleasantly surprised. Price: $1,349,000. www.Grubbco.com
Adding to homes that pack a big punch, Anthony Riggins has just listed a wonderful Cape Cod on 862 Trestle Glen in Crocker Highlands. Featuring 4bdrms/2bths, remodeled kitchen, formal living and dining rooms, and loads of living space. This home is in a great Crocker location, close to Lakeshore Avenue and delivers value in spades. Price: $995,000
While you are there, take a peek at another of Anthony's listings at 1206 Trestle Glen. It is a charming Traditional on two levels, offering 2bdrms/1bth, cathedral window, hardwood floors and lovely light. Price: $749,000 Last, but not least, Anne Feste has a new listing at 868 Trestle Glen, featuring 3bdrms/2.5bths, large master suite, spacious bathroom, converted home office, kitchen with adjacent family room and second story deck! Open this Sunday 2-4:30. Crocker Highlands has been on fire this year!
Julie Gardner, has been writing The Perspective for 18 years and has published more than 725 humorous but always informative, essays on life and real estate.