May 31, 2017
As many of you might or might not know, we've recently sold our home. We purchased our home as part of the 1st phase and have really loved living in this community the last 5 years.We've been thinking about selling the last few year, but unfortunately, the market has had its share of ups and downs, many of which have affected the opportunity for us to sell. We also ended up working with Realtors who just didn't understand the homes here in Castilleja. But thankfully, working with with the right Realtor at the time and with at the right time, we were finally able to sell our home to a very nice and warm family. This may not be applicable to everyone, so please ignore this thread if you're not interested in selling your home. But if you are or thinking about doing so in the near future, please please give our Realtor, Jack Jweinat, a call. The reason I am recommending him, is because Jack went above and beyond what any other realtor would normally do. Typically, you sign a contract and put the house on the market, along with some marketing on MLS & Flyers. Jack, took a more proactive approach and spent time with us to understand our needs and also spent a fair amount of time researching the builder and history of the community. With this, he also help a brokers only showing, where he explained in full detail, the history of the home, community and builder - which I think really ignited interest with other Realtors. He then created the normal marketing collateral but also pushed hard to expose the open the house online, which generated over 5k worth of page views within a week through aggregators like Redfin and Movoto. (Our previous attempt didn't yield half of the interest Jack was able to generate). As a result, we had a few offers come in before the open house, and based on his books, had over 100 people view our house during the first weekend of the open house. We sold the house in the first week with over 6 offers. Jack also guided the process on which offer to choose, which at the end was not the highest, but instead one with no contingencies (learn more about no contingency home sales here), which really helped reduce the stresses you would normally have while closing escrow. So at the end of it all, we sold our home and gained a positive experience working with Jack. He is great communicator, looks out for the best of his clients and most importantly takes time to really understand what he's selling. I've included his contact information here for reference, please feel free to reach out to him with any questions you may have. He's seems to offer good advice openly.