While sorting through some books I plan to donate to charity I came upon Donald Trump's Think Like a Billionaire. I gave it one final thumb through, and paused at the the chapter titled How to Sell a House. Written in 2004 it contains some sage advice whether you're a fan of The Donald or not. Here is the first paragraph:
If you are selling your home and there is no or little activity, or activity but no offers, you should revisit the price. The real estate market is volatile, and prices change daily. I always keep in mind the saying "Old listings, like old soldiers, never die--they just fade away" when it comes to pricing. Also, don't worry about competition; count on it--you will save yourself a lot of time. Competition may even help you by drawing in prospective buyers within the same market."
In paragraph three Mr. Trump goes on to state: If you have a broker, make sure he or she understands what the value of the property is to you. But don't be too bullheaded if your broker thinks the property is worth far less than you do. The broker should be the expert, and you're paying him or her not only for service but for advice.
This is timeless advice from someone who understands the art of selling and acquiring real estate. I dusted off the cover, and since Trump is now building multimillion dollar homes in Palos Verdes, I may enlist his help the next time I need a price reduction--the book is now in my conference room.
The photo is of Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes.
36 megamillion dollar estates surrounding the golf course are under construction.
I have the price sheet if you're interested in living in one of the most beautiful locations in Southern California.
Norma Toering & Team RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
(310) 493-8333 / Office Phone: (310) 831-0800
South Bay Los Angeles cities I sell real estate and homes in: Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Long Beach, Torrance, Lomita, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach.