What a Great Open House on a Saturday Morning - 307 W Santa Cruz Tempe

By
Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 SA585680000

What  a great turn-out we had at the open house in 307 W Santa Cruz Dr. Tempe AZ yesterday.

I was a little hesitant about the hours of 10am-12 noon on a Saturday, but trying them encouraged me to plan for more open houses on a Saturday morning.

The home is a move-in ready, lovely 3-bedroom, 2-bath rancher with a sparkling pebble tec pool and spa, pretty desert-landscaped front and back yard and a carport for two cars plus extra parking for a boat, RV, or a third vehicle. Price is $310,000.

 

307 W Santa Cruz Dr. Tempe AZ 85282 - front of the home

 

307 W Santa Cruz Back Yard

307 W Santa Cruz Dr. Tempe AZ 85282 - back yard of the home

 

It was a pleasure to speak with the neighbors who stopped by - some of them were renting, and enjoyed learning about the lender product for 100% financing; other neighbors had lived in the neighborhood since the 90-ies - they had a fascinating story about how the neighborhood has changed and what had not changed over the years. I also learned and saw photos about how a neighbor had transformed his home of the same floor plan - they wanted to have a bigger master bathroom and had taken some of the plentiful living-room space to add to a spa-like, spacious master bathroom. Now, that they showed me the photos on their phone, I was thinking, yes, that's how it can be done - the living room space was right behind the master bathroom and master bedroom closet space, and it was a fairly easy project to move a wall and increase the space for the master bathroom. 

 

 307 W Santa Cruz Dr. Tempe AZ 85282master bathroom & hallway bathroom 

 

I hear at presentations and from statisticians that about every day 200 people move to the Phoenix metro area  - it was also great to hear it from a person who works in the staffing industry how busy they are. We both agreed that if somebody was paying more than $1,500 per month for rent, maybe it was time for them to get pre-qualified for a loan with a lender. 

The open house visitors brought so much good energy to the open house on this warm, sunny October morning; now I am excited, too, and starting to consider doing in the future more 2-hour open houses on Saturday mornings.

If you would like to view this home, I am only a phone call away - 480-966-9353.

 

 

 

Posted by

Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor®

HomeSmart Elite Group
Tel:  (602) 710-8161

10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100
Scottsdale AZ 85260

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Comments (14)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I'm glad you had a good turnout at your Open House, Steffy.  I've held homes open with those hours in the past, and had reasonably good luck.

Oct 27, 2019 01:28 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat , I think the length of 2 hours is just enough for a Saturday morning.

Oct 27, 2019 02:22 PM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Hi Steffy Hristova This is great to hear that you had a successful open house. I know you'll get the right buyer soon.

Oct 27, 2019 02:44 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Steffy,
So glad to hear your OH went so well.  I hope this lovely home sells quickly.

Oct 27, 2019 05:42 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Steffy,  Congratulations on this listing and the successful open house you had.  Looking forward to hearing about the sale of  this home.

Oct 27, 2019 07:44 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Thanks, Abby Stiller , it's a lovely place, and so centrally located - everything is close by.

Oct 27, 2019 08:41 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am glad you had a great turnout for your open house!  When do you usually conduct your open houses?  I have always thought that between 10 a.m. and Noon or good hours for an open house on a Saturday.

Oct 28, 2019 06:40 AM
Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Glad you had a great turnout for your open house! Good luck closing on the home soon.

Oct 28, 2019 08:40 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Brian England , I usually do the open houses on Sunday from 1pm to about 4-4:30pm. I am glad that you are confirming that Saturday morning works for you, too. I may start doing more on Saturday mornings.

Oct 28, 2019 08:43 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I love this and am so glad that I saw this post, Steffy! I debated about hosting a twilight event on Friday or a Saturday morning open house event and opted for the Friday evening. I was worried that Saturday morning wouldn't bring buyers through. Next time, I'm going to give that a whirl. I hope how soon you get an Offer on this one!

Oct 29, 2019 11:20 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

HI Carol Williams , thanks for stopping by. Funny Halloween photo .... :)

Oct 30, 2019 08:36 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Bob Crane , thanks for stopping by.

Hi Tanya Van Blake-Coleman , I decided that I will do at least one Saturday open house every month. Thanks for stopping by.

Oct 30, 2019 08:37 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS , I think I will try the Friday evening open houses this month, or early next year when the days get longer.

Oct 30, 2019 08:39 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Steffy Hristove,  Always great to have a open house that sticks out and you get to talk to lots of people.

 

Nov 04, 2019 07:56 AM