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Just Sold !! Sold in Just a few days !!!

Below is a listing that I have been working on since March of this year, and that I was able to receive a full price offer on even before I had my first Brokers Open House !!  We just closed escrow last Friday.  In March, I was contacted by one of 3 brothers, who all lived out of town, to help them manage their Parent's estate sale of their family home. The home was in very poor condition as the family had lived there since it was constructed in the early 1960's.  There was a houseful of possessions that had accumulated in those 50 years, the bathrooms were ugly and out dated with rusted plumbing fixtures, the house had not been painted in years, and the rugs were worn. The kitchen also had problems with its cabinets and the age and layout of the appliances. 

I engaged an estate sale company, and arranged for the disposition and clean out of the possessions in the house. I then managed the renovation process, including updating both bathrooms with new sprayed-on tile finish, new shower enclosures, and new plumbing fixtures. I also arranged and selected new carpeting as well as having the entire house, inside and out repainted a new color. We also replaced all of the kitchen appliances and rearranged the kitchen appliance layout and modified the cabinets. I then arranged for general yard clean up. 

All of this work was well worth it. The family had an appraisal of the house done in April before the renovation work for estate purposes, and the 'as-is" value was estimated at $1,360,000. In early July, when we placed the house on the market, the first broker who showed the property ( who had been aware of our efforts ) submitted a full price all cash offer even before we had held a brokers Open House !!!


Incredible View Estate
                1105 Via Goleta Palos Verdes Estates

Upper Lunada Bay - Enjoy incredible panoramic  ocean and pastoral views from this One of a Kind Beautiful Mid-Century Modern Palos Verdes Estates  home. Situated at the end of a prime cul de sac location, this 3+ bedroom, 2.5 bath home has 3,268 square feet,  a  3 car garage , vaulted cedar beam ceilings,  large dining room / living room,  family room open to the kitchen, with an enclosed lanai.  The kitchen and living room cabinetry is also mid-century modern design and provides a wonderful sense of style.  Updated Kitchen and baths ,  with new stainless-steel  kitchen appliances. A fourth bedroom and a full bath could be easily constructed within the current home footprint in the lanai area.  

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Comment balloon 3 commentsMaureen Megowan • September 15 2010 10:48PM


Congrats to you Maureen! Send me some of that magic so I can get some SOLD signs on my 11 listings!:)

Posted by LaNita Cates (REMAX of Joliet) about 8 years ago

Congratulations, Maureen!  What a wonderful home!  :)

Posted by Gayla Worrell, Real Estate Webworks (Windermere Real Estate/Everett, Inc.) about 8 years ago

Congratulations, Maureen.  I'm sorry that I didn't get to help stage this unique property, but you can't argue with a full-price cash offer!

Posted by Beth Lester, Home Staging & Interior Decorating (Beth Lester Designs) about 8 years ago

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