My client had given up, thinking his Mission Dolores condo had completed the foreclosure process. I contacted his lender to confirm and luckily the process had not gone through. I felt strongly that the property could be sold for more than was owed on it-saving the seller’s credit and giving him a few bucks, which we did with four purchase offers over-asking.
I met my clients at an open house. They had been frustrated, working with an agent that was not listening to what they were looking for. In a very short time and educating them to different neighborhoods, my new clients found a wonderful home in Westwood Park to raise their family.
My clients poking around trying to find homes on their own, were getting beat out time after time. A crazy seller’s market and a very limited budget made it even worse. A property in Moss Beach fit their needs with one problem, it wasn’t finished. With the help of a great mortgage broker, and some flexibility, we were successful in the buyers closing on their new home!
When my friends wanted to buy their first home together, they had a long list of wants. We found a home in the Lower Haight that might work, but the listing agent was not making showings easy. Driving by the home while on tour, we seized on the opportunity to crash a showing in progress! It was love at first sight and years later, they are still enjoying their home, along with a framed copy of their wish-list.
My clients were all the tenants of a six unit building in the Upper Haight and they wanted to buy their building. Each tenant had their own strengths, some with income, some with available down payment. Not only did they increase the value of the building, they also qualified the building for the condo lottery, won on their first submission and converted shortly thereafter.
My client and I set out to search for the perfect location for her bookstore. Finding that opportunity on Clement Street, a one story, single unit building fit the bill exactly. Only problem, was I had to drag her kicking and screaming back into the building to visualize the opportunity! Now, remodeled and open, she can’t imagine being anywhere else.
My client would not leave her rent-controlled apartment unless she could buy in Noe Valley. I happened to know of a place that was on the market and not selling. Challenge was, for tax reasons, it had to close within eight days or it would not be sold. She loved the location, saw the value in two units for retirement planning and eight days later, owned her new home.
My clients and their two children had been living in a small rent controlled apartment; it was way past time to move. The challenge was that they loved their neighborhood and wanted to stay. Luck and persistence got them their first home in Mission Dolores, on a limited budget, multiple offers and about a year and half of trying.
My client wanted a property he could remodel to make his own. Even with the market crazily overbidding at the time, we were able to find a home in Bernal Heights that had been overpriced and languishing on the market. We were able to negotiate on the price and get him the blank canvas he wanted.
My client had all but given up buying in his preferred neighborhood of the Castro, given his limited budget. With some persistence and a little luck, a bank owned property came up on a great block. He successfully bought the property and with sweat equity, has made a fantastic, welcoming home.