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Why Do Some Houses Sell QUICKER Than Others?

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Mid Wilshire- Larchmont CalBRE# 01881029

I am new to active rain and to blogging so please go easy on me! ;)

Haircrest Heights Home Sale

I have been sitting an open house in my farm Faircrest Heights (a lovely area of Los Angeles) for the past nine months and we just received an expected offer this past week.

It is a great 2 bedroom, 2 bath house a quiet cul de sac. I  personally live only 2 blocks away from this property and love our community. The house is vacant was not staged and I  do feel if it had been staged it may have sold quicker, as I believe people need to get a visual picture of what the home would like.

This gives you an idea of our “FAIR COMMUNITY:”

Faircrest Heights is primarily a middle-class area with a very diverse make-up.  The housing stock is predominantly Spanish-Colonial and Traditional single family homes, with some small income properties (mostly in the areas north of Pickford Street). Faircrest Heights homes were predominantly built between 1920's and 1940's, and therefore, the home, and neighborhood reflect the character of that period. Faircrest Heights, as many of the surrounding neighborhoods, is known for the Character Spanish Mediterranean style of it's homes.

Faircrest Heights is also known as the home of one of the top 100 schools in the nation (source: Newsweek), Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, aka, LACES. This school is widely regarded as one of the top magnet schools, not only in LA, but California.

Faircrest Heights is part of the P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council, bounded by La Brea, Olympic/San Vicente, Venice and La Cienega.  Currently, there is a PICO Revitalization project that is intended to bring new and higher-end business to Pico Blvd, while also increasing the aesthetic appeal of the street and shop storefronts. On the corner of Pico and Fairfax, a new upscale VONS is now in the works, and a new Walgreens was opened in early 2010. The goal is ultimately to make Pico similar to streets like Wilshire Blvd. and Beverly Blvd.  Faircrest Heights has and will continue to benefit positively from those continued improvements. Currently, a few of the new places of note include BLOOM CAFE, a trendy New American Restaurant between Curson and Sierra Bonita, and Paper or Plastik , a New Coffee shop and eatery. Other new stores and restaurants: Chic Rotisserie Bar and Grill, Sky Tacos, and Pico Modern Furnishings..

Faircrest Heights has a very quiet, residential feel. The streets are all residential streets, and therefore, there is not much traffic within the neighborhood. Faircrest Heights has a neighborhood association Neighbors United,  that meets on a monthly basis.

Faircrest Heights is widely regarded as one of the best values on the Westside for a quality neighborhood North of I-10. With its prime location, great shopping/dining nearby, and a top notch magnet school (LACES Magnet School) nearby, Faircrest Heights has become one of the most exciting residential locations in all of Los Angeles. Many of the homes are remodeled or have been recently updated


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Laura Anderson on Zillow

Laura Anderson


Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
Royal Pro Real Estate Network - Langley, BC

Hi Laura - congratulations on the new blog!  It's always an interesting question - why some homes seller faster than others? In my target market (horse farms, wineries) priority factors are location, price, condition, amenities. As you surmised, it could be that staging the home might have made potential buyers more able to see themselves living there. It looks like a lovely community!

Apr 16, 2011 07:21 AM
Laura Anderson
Keller Williams Mid Wilshire- Larchmont - Los Angeles, CA
Laura Anderson, Top Producer

Thank you Karen.

Apr 16, 2011 07:40 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Welcome, Laura to Active Rain. You will find everyone here is very supportive. No one here neeeds to climb on anyone else for a better view or to prove anything. This is a great My Community post. I look forward to more.

Apr 16, 2011 07:42 AM
Jenn Neumann Deer
RE/MAX Southern Shores - Surfside Beach, SC
Surfside Beach Real Estate

Nice community post - sounds like a great place to live!  Welcome to ActiveRain - it is easy to get addicted to spending time on here.  =)  Staging does help in a lot of situations.  I've even heard buyers say vacant homes look smaller because they just can't see how the furniture would fit.

Apr 16, 2011 08:09 AM
Laura Anderson
Keller Williams Mid Wilshire- Larchmont - Los Angeles, CA
Laura Anderson, Top Producer

Thank you Glen for the support.... 

Apr 19, 2011 06:25 AM
Laura Anderson
Keller Williams Mid Wilshire- Larchmont - Los Angeles, CA
Laura Anderson, Top Producer

Thanks Jenn yes I can see how AR can be addictive.  I have gotten alot out of the posts I have read so far. As a newer agent this will be a very useful tool! 

Apr 19, 2011 06:29 AM