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The Price Must Be Right
While Corrie Anders is still the best real estate reporter ever in San Francisco, I feel compelled to add a “P.S.” to his column of last month [“All Cash Buyers Up the Ante,” The Cost of Living in Noe, June 2012]. He talked about all the fantastic overbids of properties for sale, the high prices in Noe, and so on, as if the current market were brimming over for all our Noe Valley sellers.
However, it needs to be pointed out that not all homes in our neighborhood come on the market, sell quickly, and garner some astronomical price. (If that were the case, it would really be “news” to me, as a broker of 30 years!) In fact, at this moment there are a few properties that have been on the market for 30 days or more, right here in Fabulous Noe.
It’s been my experience that unless a home is both well priced (probably underpriced) and shows well, those overbids won’t be happening.
The principles of our business remain the same over time, regardless of how hot or cold the market may be deemed or how many Facebook buyers want to move here! You might even say, “There is nothing new under the sun.”
Lee Bender, PhD, Broker
Noe Valley resident
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