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 12 years and has published more than 500 essays. She is also a frequent contributor to the Sound Off column in the Real Estate section of The San Francisco Chronicle.