How to Sell a San Diego Home in a San Diego Trust
I chose to write a quick story about San Diego Trustee, Sarah M. and her father’s San Diego townhouse in La Jolla. Sarah has taken on the responsibility of being the trustee of her father’s San Diego estate. Her San Diego Attorney Beth Atuatasi called me and shared that her client Sarah lives with her husband Mark in close to Nashville in Tennessee. Sarah’s father had passed away leaving his personal property and San Diego real estate in La Jolla. Beth asked if I could visit the San Diego house, take photos of the personal items in the house and email them to her and Sarah. Helping Sarah to know what personal property was part of the San Diego estate was important to Beth.
A few weeks later, Sarah and her husband Mark decided to visit San Diego to handle the details of her father’s San Diego estate. They set an appointment for a 90-minute consultation with me. At our consultation meeting I showed them how I work, talked about the remaining personal property and their options for liquidating, discussed what it would take to get the highest and best price for the property and answered all their questions.
It was important to Sarah’s family members that she interview two additional San Diego real estate agents and they had two more appointments that same day. They called me early the next morning asking me to come back and help them prepare, market and sell the San Diego townhouse.
At our second meeting a plan was put into place:
- Contact an antique dealer to determine value of the better furniture pieces
- Obtain a bid from a buyout company for what remained
- Hire a mover to take the furniture pieces to a consignment shop
- Schedule a charity to remove the remaining personal property
- Weed and clean the patio area
- Have the carpets cleaned
- Have the San Diego townhouse cleaned including the windows
And, put the property on the market!
My team and I organized all the tasks and they were completed quickly within 10 days of our second meeting. One week on the market, multiple offers were received and negotiated. Unfortunately once the San Diego homebuyer completed their San Diego home inspection, the buyer chose to cancel the purchase. The property was quickly put back on the market and within 7 days multiple offers have been received again. I will be helping Sarah to negotiate the highest price and best terms; I anticipate being back in escrow by the end of the day.
Stay tuned…You can expect an update of the progress of this transaction in next week’s blog.
When you or someone you know needs help with San Diego real estate, please think of me as your San Diego real estate resource. Just pick up the phone, call me at 619-741-0111, I’m Kim Ward and we can talk about how I can help.