Sold in under a week!

Real Estate Agent with Green Key Real Estate

I received multiple offers in Hercules (North of Berkeley, Northern California) in days before I even I had the first open house!!   In a market that had hundreds of listings in the area I was nervous about how to market this house.  So I prepared like I do all my other homes and it turned out like a showcase! 

I changed the outdated light fixtures from the 80's and priced it right, just under $500,000.  Plus the fabulous stager Kym Hough from did her magic and transformed it into a model home. Without the professional

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none - Chicago, IL

congratulations!!! Pricing the property right is the key in this market, I agree with you 100%!

Jun 03, 2008 01:43 PM
Christine Deveau
Prudential Page Realty - Medway, MA

Congratulations!  It's amazing what a little extra work can do for a listing.  You've got to be the best one available in your price range and obviously you did that!

Jun 03, 2008 01:44 PM
Kim Tavares
Legend Residential Sales LLC - Dix Hills, NY
e-PRO - Long Island, NY

And they say it's a bad just need to be priced right and have the right realtor (which they did!)...congrats!!

Jun 03, 2008 01:48 PM
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Way to go Gaby and congratulations on the fast sell.  This is the type of story that the negative media doesn't want to hear or read about.  Keep it up!

Don R.

Jun 03, 2008 01:50 PM
Joel Bennett
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. - Columbia, MD
The Joel Bennett Group

Congrats - Not bad at all in this market. Pricing is key to a quicker sell theses days.

Jun 03, 2008 01:51 PM
Eric Reid
Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners - Lawrenceville, GA

well prepared and well marketed can defeat and market gossip about a falling market... today I was with a buyer tht looked at 17 homes ... over and over again .. he asked have these people given up.. don't they understand I want to buy something now... Listing agents lets get aggressive and market homes again... only two homes had flyer's and info packages none of some 10+ outside flyer box's were filled.. when I called the agent as we walked a home saying I have a buyer in ahnd ready to write an offer NOW please call me back I have a few question...hmmm still waiting on calls.. YOU sold the house because you believed you could SELL that house

Eric Reid, Managing Broker Renaissance Realty Group Inc. Short Sale Certified Graduate Harris Real Estate University Office: 404-921-2067 x 102 Fax: 770-513-4443 Search All Georgia Homes for Sale at

Jun 03, 2008 01:53 PM
Larry Story ALC
Total Care Realty - Greensboro, NC
Beneath it all is the Land, Covering all of NC

Way to go Gaby,

Just goes to show if it looks good and is priced right it will sell.  I had a listing go in 4 days a couple of weeks ago. 

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Jun 03, 2008 02:07 PM
Lisa Friedman
Alliance Realtors - Bedminster, NJ
Central New Jersey Real Estate

Congrats Gaby! Pricing is everything as we all know. My last few listings here in Central Jersey all sold in under two weeks. Hopefully we've seen the bottom in your part of California...and it is all up from here:)

Jun 03, 2008 02:12 PM
Kym Hough
www.Staged-to-Sell - Danville, CA
Staged to Sell East Bay - Danville, CA

Very nice Gaby - yes this was a good one. The realtors are right pricing it right is key, but you are so smart to always and I mean always stage your properties. That's why you are are so successful. Price it right, stage it and market it.  A perfect marriage! Your faithful Stager, Kym

Jun 03, 2008 02:13 PM
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

WHAT, she works with other realtors?  Oh, it's you Gaby...Yes it would still be on the market.  I know the results because Kym gets me those results time after time too...We are so lucky she's here...maybe we shouldn't tell anyone about her.  Oh, I just did.  Humpfff...

Jun 03, 2008 02:56 PM
Fernando Rosado
West Palm Beach, FL
561-906-0050 or 561-840-8950

Gaby ~ That is awesome! Congratulations. Price is the trick and the Staging too, but if it isnt priced right it would not happen. Good For You!! YEAY!!!

Jun 03, 2008 11:27 PM
Visions Home Staging, Furnishings & Design
Visions Home Staging, Furnishings & Design - Walnut Creek, CA
We See Your Homes Potiential


Sounds like you are one smart Realtor! Hopefully others in the industry will see the importance of price + staging + marketing, is = to Sold!

Hope to meet you!


Jun 04, 2008 02:39 PM
Chris Fisher
Your Virtual Assistant - Concord, CA

Congratulations Gaby!  You can't go wrong with Kym Hough, that's for sure.  I'm glad your client was willing to listen to you and price it right.  Great job.

Jun 06, 2008 04:30 AM