North Tustin real estate actually had a pretty busy weekend the week after Thanksgiving. Normally the market slows down from Thanksgiving through the end of the year but not last week! Here is a brief synopsis of what happened last week.
Last week in North Tustin 7 new homes were listed for sale. The prices ranged from $699K for a 1780 square foot 4 bedroom 2 bath single family home in East Tustin to a 6000 square foot Cowan Heights estate on over an acre with 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms a tennis court, pool, etc listed with a range price for $1,798,000-$1,730,000. The average listing price was $1,114,843.
Three homes went into escrow last week in North Tustin. The lowest list price was $699K for a home that needed a lot of work on the corner of Hewes and Seventeenth. Street noise was an issue here and the home needed a complete remodel. My guess it went into escrow for considerably less then the list price.
Lastly 3 homes closed escrow last week. Ranging in price from $899K for a 5 bedroom 4 bath home off Yorba st to a 3800 square foot 4 bedroom 4 bath home for $1,425,000 on 1/2 acre in the Red Hill area of North Tustin. The average percent of list priced received for homes that sold last week was 96%. Meaning homes that are priced well sell. Homes that are priced wrong sit and end up selling for less.
I didn't know any realtors servicing Orange County, so I viewed several of them online. David Feldberg of Coastal Real estate was the only realtor who contacted me the same day. I have always been skeptical, so I told him I would "think about" listing with him. After conducting thorough research, I realized the aggressive approach he described (via telephone) would be the best way to sell my house. Two days later, I called David back, and he met me at the house. He put my family at ease by describing his process and fully addressing our questions. He had the professional photographer on scene a few days later, and my house was listed before I could blink. Thereafter, I could not find a single website featuring local properties that did not include my listing. I am the type of person who takes a "hands on" approach, so I expected to be pushing my realtor every step of the way. I texted and called David with questions at least 30 times while the house was listed. The longest time I waited for his response was 7 (SEVEN) minutes. The vast majority of his responses were IMMEDIATE. David was always several steps ahead of me, so I learned to let him take the reigns. My property may have been difficult for mainstream realtors to sell because there were no similar properties sold in the area. David overcame this potential obstacle by holding an open house ALL THREE WEEKENDS that passed before a reasonable offer was made. That's right,... my house was sold within a month, and closed 30 days later. This was the fourth property I have sold over many years. The first three experiences were riddled with problems and delays. The undisputable difference between those experiences and this one was that DAVID TREATED THE SALE OF MY HOUSE AS IF IT WERE HIS OWN. Be the next person to make your real estate experience a true pleasure. Go with Coastal Real Estate Group!! - Steven L.