I had to share this transaction I would have been remiss if I did not participate in Carol Williams and Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS Active Rain Challenge.
As most of you know, the longer we have been in Real Estate the more stories we can choose from. Sometimes that makes challenges like this harder, since we are having a tough time choosing the story to share with the readers. Some we cannot share due to confidentiality agreements and others we cannot share because we are still in contact with the clients or their connections. Then there are others that people do not want to read, because of all the emotional roller coaster ride of the story brings back bad memories of their own transactions. Hence with that said I chose to share an entertaining transaction that I experienced.
Most of you know I have two niche markets, one being a vacant land specialist in the Greater Los Angeles area and the other being an International Buyer and Seller Specialist in the greater Beverly Hills area.
So, with that let me start how this all began. I received an email from a potential client from China, he wanted to know how the Real Estate Market was in Beverly Hills, Malibu and just in general in my market.
Numerous communications later, he informed me when he will be here in Los Angeles and then we should look at properties. The price range was reasonable that I blocked of three days for this visit.
I suggested I meet him at his Hotel, he in turn suggested a specific date & time at one of my vacant land listings in the Hollywood Hills. I I thought it was a bit odd, nevertheless agreed to it. I figured that he is all business and did not want to chit-chat and has his own rental car.
This particular land listing was in the Sunset Strip area. The least expensive fixer home nearby was going for about $1.5 million and the most expensive one next to my lot sold for about $5 million plus. The area was completely built up and only a handful of vacant lots were nearby.
When I got there , I did not see anyone, keep in mind I like to get there early. I was patiently pacing up and down in the cul-de-sac waiting for the client. The appointment time has come and gone and still no client. I also noticed that there has been a Yellow Cab parked in front of one of the homes. Hence, I figured what have I got to lose, I walked over there and in the back seat there was the client from China. Keep in mind they were there before I arrived. Clearly there was one happy Cabdriver😊!
(as you can see he did not show up in BMW top of the line car:))
Yes it was the buyer I suggested to him to dismiss the cab and I would be happy to drive him all over the greater Malibu to Los Angeles to see the lots he was interested in… turned out he stayed in one Hotel on the West side of Los Angeles where I dropped him off.
Then the next time when I picked him up he told me he found a better priced hotel😊. Go figure we went to Malibu, but his Hotel was Down Town Los Angeles add another 45 minutes to drop him off!
Yes it was a successful ending to the story all the driving around made him realize that the first property he saw with me aka my listing was the best. Yes, we closed on the deal.
Now looking back, it was a relatively fun and easy transaction. At the time I was playing cab driver and Realtor for three days driving about 400 miles between Malibu and Downtown Los Angeles it did not seem like it😊
So with that said I was on both sides of the transaction, another easy sale:)))
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