From listing to offers to escrow — one CA couple's story of how Trulia made selling easy, and fast.
It’s summer, and that means it is peak real estate selling and buying season. To take advantage of the competitive market, Oakland, CA, residents Tony and his wife decided to list their condo for sale in hopes of getting a great offer.
The two have always been big fans of Trulia. They used Trulia’s layered crime maps when they initially found their Oakland neighborhood.
“Oakland is the place where you either love it or hate it,” Tony says. “There’s crime everywhere, but it was nice to use Trulia’s crime map tool to avoid it. Trulia provided an extra level of understanding.”
When the couple decided to list their condo, Tony couldn’t wait until it was up on Trulia.
“When we decided to sell, my first thought was to get it up on the website,” he says. “My agent promised me it would be up on Trulia immediately.”
And sure enough, once it was listed, Tony saw instant traction. After two short days, the couple had scheduled one open house, received five competitive offers, and decided on a buyer. Now they are in escrow — the whole thing took about six days!
“During our open house, a large amount of the prospective buyers said they found our condo on Trulia,” says Tony. “Overall, I’d say we have done quite well with the purchasing and selling of this condo, and I would attribute it to Trulia’s technology that’s available to us.”
Now the moving begins. Tony and his family found a place nearby in their same beloved Oakland neighborhood.
“We love the community, and we were fortunate to find a rental. It’s not about owning or renting, it’s about the community. We’ll be watching the market for the next year and then reinvest.”
While Tony and his wife keep an eye on the market, his love for Trulia won’t stop. “I travel a lot, and when I go to a new place, I open up my Trulia app and use it as a GPS device to see what is for sale as I drive around,” he says. “It’s the fascination of what’s out there.”