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Sharon O'sul…, Home Seller in Grass Valley, CA

I want to list my condo in Alta Sierra, Kingsbury Circle.

Asked by Sharon O'sullivan, Grass Valley, CA Tue Jun 19, 2007

I live in Mexico. I want to list my condo. What is your procedure to handle this transaction? Is the real estate market active. How long to sell my condo, for what price. I want to list asap.

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Dear Sharon,
My name is Sharolyn Sage; I am a licensed agent working as part of the team for the top producer at Coldwell Banker in Grass Valley, Charlie Brock. The real estate market is Grass Valley is adjusting to the steep increase in prices that we had in 2005 and 2006. There are 3 condos actively for sale that complex. The prices range from 28K to 259k. There has been one sale for 265k in January. The market has softened even more since then. So if you want to sell it pricing and staging is everything. Homes that are price well and are move in ready sell quickly. Others will just take a while.

As far as selling your home while you are in Mexico...it can be done by phone, email, fax and overnight mail. Our website is http://www.charliebrock.com Please feel free to email us at charlie@charliebrock.com. We would be happy to help you with this process.

Thank you
Sharolyn Sage
1(800) 633-6899x256
Web Reference: http://www.charliebrock.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 21, 2007
There is no need to contact an agent to put you in touch with another agent...they are more than likely attempting to make a referral fee for doing nothing.
I recommend logging on to realtor.com and looking up your home, there will be banner ads from local realtors on these pages....these agents are in touch with current marketing strategies, search thier sites and chose the agent with the best looking website as this is a good reflection of thier technology level and committment to real estate, ie full time.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 19, 2007
Hi Sharon, if you haven't sold yet I would love to help. The past few years there have been substantial gains in the market, but this year we are expecting a very moderate rise in home values. I specialize in out of area sellers and am able to get the paperwork to you and signed digitally, or work with you via mail (although having family in Mexico) I know that the mail services are notoriously unreliable.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 24, 2015
Hi Sharon
My name is Susan Walker and I work at Century 21 Davis Realty, Inc. in Grass Valley. The market has been adjusting and the prices have come way down since 2005-2006. At this time there are a lot of buyers out there and we are seeing properties that are price at or a little below market value selling quickly.
To get your house listed and sold while you are in Mexico is no problem. We can take care of paperwork through email, fax, or overnight. If there is a Century 21 office close to you we can even get them to help us out by going through them to send and receive paperwork to make it more convenient.
Of course the first thing I would need to do is take a look at our condo so that I can give you a fair market evaluation.
I work alone as I like to give all my clients personalized service.
If you have any questions you can call me at 530-913-8387 or email me at susanwalker21@century21.com

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon

Thank you Susan Walker
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 26, 2011
Is your property still active for sale since June? 6 months is a long time to be on the market ; unless it's a short sale, that is a typical time frame.
Lesley Harris, Realtor
(562) 673-0943
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 28, 2010
Good Morning! Have you sold your Condo yet? Are you still interested in selling? We are John & Neva Walasek, Broker Associate with Century 21, Davis Realty, Inc. in Grass Valley, Ca. 95949 with 22 plus years of experience in all aspects of the business. You can reach us at: (530) 432-8132 home office; 277-8763 John's #, walasek5@sbcglobal.net We are Regional Realtors and cover Yuba, Nevada, Placer counties. If you have sold your property can we assist your other Real Estate needs, also know of someone else wanting to buy or sell; we'll provide a complimentary gift. Let us know how can reach you... Name, address, phone, email and address of your property. If you are referring someone let us know the same information.
Buenos Dias Mi Amigo!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 28, 2010
Hi Sharon, Congratulations on your move to Mexico! We have a place in Cabo we go to every year and love it. I would like to spend more time there. We can get your Cond listed right now. Call me and we can set a time to get together ASAP. The Real Estate Market is very active! The time to sell your condo depends on what you price it at. We can work out the best price to sell it quick! Phone Dennis Barry 263-3037 and lets get started.
Web Reference: http://www.dennisbarry.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 12, 2008

Market is definetely picking up, multiple offers are happening again in certain areas (If it's priced right) If you can keep the property as a rental and buy that would be ideal. FHA 3% down is a fabulous option, depending on when you purchased your condo in Alta Sierra.
Lesley Harris, Realtor
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 7, 2008
Hi Sharon,

The market has seen a definite increase in activity in the last two months. We have more buyers and there are more properties selling. Last week I closed escrow on one of my listings in Alta Sierra. It had been on the market for more than a year.

Also, interest rates are great. They are now below 6%. The Feds dropped the rates one more time last week. And they made it clear that it would probably be the last drop for a while. this will encourage the buyers to move forward and not wait any longer to buy.

I have a condo now listed in Nevada City. You can see it with photos and virtual tour on my site, http://www.NevadaCityRealEstate.com. I have been working as a Realtor for Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty for 27 years. I would be happy to talk with you about your property and give you a current market evaluation.


John Daly
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 7, 2008
Hi Sharon~ I know it's been a while since you posted your question on Trulia. I notice you did not list/sell your condo in Kingsbury Greens in Grass Valley. I currently have a home listed there, it is the same square footage as yours. My listing has been completely updated from the toilets to the florring and everything in between and is on the golf course. I have it listed at $274,000. I am more than happy to visit your home and give you an idea of its market value. My e-mail address is stacy@gvhousehunt.com and website is: http://www.stacy@gvhousehunt.com . I would be happy to send you a flyer of the house I have listed once I get a reply from you. Take care~ Stacy King, Realtor
Web Reference: http://www.gvhousehunt.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 25, 2008
I am a licensed real estate broker consultant in Nevada County. I would be happy to provide you with an in-depth comparative market analysis for your condo in Alta Sierra. I am a certified property valuator and accredited staging professional. Information about market trends is an integral part of my comparative market analysis. Since you reside in Mexico, I am curious if your condo is vacant or rented out. If it's tenant occupied, how long has the tenant lived there? Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. I can be reached at (530)328-1978 or toll free at 866-UTE 4 YOU (866-883-4968
Web Reference: http://go2kw.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 22, 2007
Ute Ferdig -…, Real Estate Pro in Newcastle, CA
Dear Sharon,
There was a typo in my last answer. It should have read $288k to 259K as the prices of condos in the complex that you have in Alta Sierra.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 21, 2007
Sharon, thank you for your post requesting help.

At this moment I feel a few items should be cleared from the table. (This is my opinion, not Trulia's. nor anyone else's).

First, I don't know where you are located. I take it that your condo is located in Mexicio, is that correct? Or is it that you reside in Mexico and your home is in Kingsbury Circle, near Pittsburgh?

Second, is it a condo or a time share?

I am sure that some may give me flak for this post...please be understanding.

If I were in you shoes (where ever they may be), I would find a Realtor that knows your local market.

Third, let me ask you: Is it more important to list your property ASAP, as you state, or is it more importantly to sell it as soon as possible for top dollar?

There appear to be quite a few agents that few Trulia as an advertising platform. My advice to those agents is to refrain from self promotion, it's not attractive.

Are you looking for a professional to help you achieve a specific goal, or just list your property on Trulia? What if Trulia is only one of 20 websites that consumers visit? Would you prefer NOT to have it listed anyplace else?

How would you feel if you knew that in the majority of sales a Realtor brings the buyer that buys the home? So if you exclude the Realtor to "save the commission", the truth is your property may never sell?

Forgive me for being direct. If you are serious about selling for maximum profit, then seek out a professional. Would you let a next door neighbor extract a molar? Would you have your mother-in-law prepare your taxes to minimize your federal income tax liability?

IMHO, do the right thing. Find a professional, demand excellent service, and treat this as a serious matter.

Sharon, I hope that you found my words helpful. My apologies if not.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 19, 2007
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
I am an active agent in the Southern Calif. area. I know agents throughout North America. Please let me know your address and province and I may assist you. Lesley Harris, Realtor (714) 594-4149
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 19, 2007
Hi Sharon,
Trulia does not actually handle the listing process: we recommend that you go through a real estate professional. If your agent or broker has a listing relationship with Trulia, then your listing should show up on Trulia after your agent has made it available on his or her Web site.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 19, 2007
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