I am excited to share the tale of how Harb and Co. Sold this Buff and Hensman during Covid. Here’s the inside scoop on the 2430 Bywood Drive Glendale sale.
The plan was to have our first showings on March 26, during Pasadena’s broker caravan. But Covid-19 completely messed up the plan. The owner was living in this post and beam home. And this was the beginning of the lockdown. It seemed everything was changing daily. But one thing was clear to me, this virus was serious. And personally I was not comfortable having endless showings in my client’s home. After the professional photos were taken, I had started to advertise 2430 Bywood Drive. Several agents reached out to me in regards to showing.
We were going to list this two bedroom home for $875,000 with the anticipation that it would sell well over asking price. We allowed one single party showing to a real estate agent and her clients. I stressed that if we didn’t go live in the MLS we wanted $950,000. We had the showing, masks, gloves, booties. The buyer wrote an offer, we haggled over the price, but ultimately we closed escrow last week for $943,880.
Additional safety precautions were made. After the buyer inspected the home, this Glendale home seller moved out for three days. After three days, he came home and wiped everything down. Keep in mind home inspectors touch every electrical outlet, turn on every appliance – they touch everything. Could my client have sold for more? Maybe, but his safety was our priority and selling with one single party showing worked best for him.
While Los Angeles Realtors no longer host open houses or broker’s caravans, one thing about real estate hasn’t changed. Each home seller’s needs are different. If you are thinking about selling your home during Covid, contact Phyllis for a detailed marketing proposal.