Choosing a San Diego Real Estate Agent:
Ron and Joy Receive Guidance
I was invited to meet with Ron and his wife, Joy to talk about helping them with the preparation, marketing, and sale of his Uncle’s property in the Fletcher Hills area of El Cajon.
Their attorney knew that as the expert with helping San Diego executors, administrator and trustees with homes in a San Diego probate or trust, I would be a great resource for them. So, they called me prior to traveling over 2,500 miles, from their home in Ohio, and we talked about their options; then we scheduled the appointment to meet face-to-face.
Because it was important that Ron and Joy’s time in San Diego be most productive, they requested that I view the home prior to their arrival to determine if the personal property that their Uncle left would be valuable enough to hold an estate sale. If an estate sale would not be their best option, they were curious of what my recommendation would be to liquidate the items so that the home could be prepared for sale.
Ron introduced me to the neighbor, Jim, who had been friends with his Uncle and had a key to the home. At the scheduled appointment with neighbor Jim to view the home and the personal property, I concluded that there was enough personal property and that an estate sale would be a viable option. Because I help many San Diego executors, administrators and trustees through the process of selling homes in San Diego probate or a trust and much of the time there is remaining personal property, I’ve established a good working relationship with an estate sales company. I introduced Ron and Joy to the estate sales company and helped them to schedule an appointment with the owner that was convenient, for them, during their brief two day visit to San Diego.
Ron and Joy had many good questions for me. Because they had interviewed a real estate agent that told them he was an expert in the Fletcher Hills area, Ron asked me “what is the difference between, working with a real estate professional that is an expert in helping with their Uncle’s home in an estate vs someone who specializes in a particular geographic area”? This was my answer: ”San Diego buyers and their agents don’t care who the seller’s agent is; they are going to view the home and choose to submit an offer, or not. What is important, to you (Ron and Joy), is who is representing you. I imagine that what you want is a skilled expert, like me, in preparing, marketing and selling San Diego real estate. An expert, like me, that you feel comfortable with and confident will represent you and the estate.”
I’m happy to report that Ron and Joy chose to work with me because they believe I am their best option.
The next steps were to schedule the estate sale and once the personal property has been liquidated, the home will be cleaned, professional photos will be taken and my marketing plan will be put in place.
Experience shows that Ron and Joy will receive offers. I will help them to negotiate the highest price and best terms. The buyer will be chosen and escrow will be opened. Then the buyers will complete their investigation and inspection of the home, plus an appraisal will occur. I will be present for both of these important appointments/milestones, continuing to represent the best interest of Ron, Joy and the estate.
Managing the timing of the estate sale, making sure the home is completely empty, making certain that the cleaning is well done, professional photos, measurements, marketing, and ultimately negotiating the best offer. The 100’s of signatures on the documents, the 100-150 phone calls, emails and texts; all the details of the transaction including managing the 25 different people in 14 different industries that become involved in the transaction are my responsibility. Ron and Joy can now relax because I’ve got it handled; they can feel completely comfortable because I will manage all the transactional details and keep them informed all along the way.