The one constant in all my previous endeavors is now one of the main benefits I bring to all my buyer and seller clients. Unwavering client service. I listen and I perform.
I was the listing agent for a seller who wanted to downsize from his condo in Tiburon to a small single family residence anywhere within a 30-mile radius of Marin, with a ground level entry and no stairs to climb. I found him the ideal spot in the East Bay, in Pittsburg. Yes, no city or town is too far for me to travel to find the right home for my clients.
I was also the listing agent for a San Francisco four-unit income property with an adjacent vacant lot. It was an estate sale requiring court confirmation. And with a coterie of litigious heirs, it took every inch of my negotiating skills to try to keep all the litigants calm and contained. Through my own experience, I could certainly empathize with the thankless, no-win position of the executor.
Most of my real estate work, however, centers in Marin. I was the listing agent for a property in completely distressed condition, although located in one of the more desirable “view” areas of Mill Valley. My client was the private lender in second position who closed on the first lender. My main goal was to prevent a foreclosure. Once again my negotiating skills came into play and I was successful in convincing the loan servicer a short sale would be better than a foreclosure. I actually stopped three auctions, had the property go in and out of three escrows, and finally sold it to a contractor who paid under one million and sold it for more than $3 million.
It’s not that I love a complicated real estate transaction, it’s just that my negotiating skills and ability to listen, seem to make me successful at it. I’m also successful at regular, normal sales, representing buyers and sellers. There are plenty of those in Marin County, too, and I’m here to help.