San Mateo Real Estate Blog Goes Dark

Picture of my cat for no good reason

Picture of my cat for no good reason

I know.  I know.

I said I was going to work on the absorption rates for the first quarter of 2009. I’ve also said that when I get busy the first thing to go is the blog. As much as I love it, there’s higher priorities – like getting a paycheck.  And since I do all of the writing, I get to decide the priorities.

So I put a house on the market in The Village – San Mateo – a desirable neighborhood.  I didn’t – and neither did anyone else – realize how the market’s changed until the phone started ringing and didn’t stop until we had settled on one of the 21  – or 23, I lost count, really – offers that came in.  Are you sure it’s not 2005?

Last week was a whirlwind of phone calls, appointments, disclosure requests and more phone calls.

The Fun

Blogging creates a camaraderie that’s very cool. Ed Gory came into the house – didn’t know it was him until he was gone – because he didn’t introduce himself, which I promptly gave him crap for.

Then Jim Minkey calls.  I immediately start talking to him like I know him because I do.  I read his blog, Absolutely Foster City.

I’ve met so many amazing people and learned so much by blogging – and I get to spout my opinions in my own domain – couldn’t ask for any more.

Lesson Learned

I told you so.  I really wish I could say that – oh, I think I just did.  I knew it wasn’t a good idea to sell the house – really, any house – with a tenant in it.  I thought I had all the bases covered and went ahead and did it anyway.  Lesson learned:  Don’t.

Selling a house is a pain in the a** – a royal one.  Most sellers can’t take it and freak out at some point.  See where I’m going with this?

A lot of what I’ve learned about selling real estate is from experiences like this one.  Won’t do that one again.

Vicki Moore About Vicki Moore

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RE/MAX Star Properties
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Redwood Shores, CA 94065

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Comments

  1. Jim Minkey says:

    For what it’s worth, you did a fantastic job with that 40th house…even though I didn’t get it! (I won’t hold a grudge…I promise)

    I hope we actually do ratify one of these days…and since I mentioned that, how about showing and selling one of MY listings!

    Good job Vicki!

  2. admin says:

    Thanks Jim. I’ll take the compliment. :) I’ll work on selling one of yours – top priority!

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