While dealing with raw land in Cold Creek, I received a call from a gentleman who was interested in one of my listings. He had been referred to me by his sister, another agent at another company, who had worked with me when I took my first Cold Creek listing. We met at a Starbuck’s, where I provided him maps and aerial views of the parcel (per his request) and driving directions to Cold Creek. Three hours later he called and asked me to write up a full price, cash offer which I did, and we closed 2 weeks later. Happy clients and agent!
My current listing is finally under contract, after 25 days on the market. The address is 2244 Arthon Dr., located in the Anthem Highlands neighborhood of Henderson. It has a fabulous backyard with gorgeous views. The interior is an open concept floor plan with a gourmet kitchen. It features 3 bedrooms and a den/office. A lovely courtyard on the side of the house can be accessed from the dining room, where you can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the surrounding area. The sellers loved the house and were upset to leave but their work required them to have to relocate. The future buyers didn’t hesitate to put in an offer the minute they walked through the door, just like the sellers did last year when I represented them for the purchase!
My first ever real estate transaction was listing a piece of raw land an hour away from Henderson with no utilities or amenities. It was a floor call and although my sales manager told me to pass on it, another agent said if I wanted to accept it, he’d help me. It was in Cold Creek and I ended up getting the seller exactly what they wanted and representing both parties, so I got the full 10% commission! That was in 2001.
Fast forward to 2017, after having moved out of state and then back, getting re-licensed in Nevada, my very first deal was with the same client. She said she’d waited for me to come back. I listed and sold her home within 3 days for full price and we found their forever home. I wrote up their offer, which they based on the…
When Linda and Todd Pendleton heard that their friends, Margie and Bill Frederick were thinking of selling their townhome in Sun City Summerlin, Linda suggested that they meet with me. They claimed to already have two agents in mind for the job. Reluctantly they met with me last Wednesday. After showing them what I and the Tonnesen Team/Berkshire Hathaway have to offer, they invited me back the following day to list their property. When I came back to my office the following note was in my inbox/email:
Bill and I are excited about you working as our realtor. We feel like we picked the best when we choose you. Looking forward to working with you.
A True Story from Debra Leatham.
On my listing, single family home did my due diligence by introducing recent sales and current listings for homes that possibly would be used for appraisal comps when setting the price of the listing.
All said the Seller decided to list the home at my suggested list price of $315,000. We all felt confident the appraisal would come in at or near this price.
The offer of $317,000 from Buyer that had money in the bank to make up a couple of thousand dollars if the appraisal came in at less than the offer.
Appraisal came in at $312,000. The buyer would not budge in price, so my Seller and I looked for other things of value in this transaction.
They were purchasing another home with a concurrent closing, making…
A True Story from Debra Leatham>
At a recent closing where I represented the Buyer, who lived in the San Diego area, he had to sign his escrow documents via a Signing Service chosen by the Title Company.
After signing his documents mid-morning on a Monday, he took the wire instructions to his bank, Wells Fargo, just before 5:00.
Both the Teller and my Buyer double checked the wire instructions and the bank form. The Teller guaranteed that the wire would go out first thing in the morning and should be at US Bank, the Title Company bank, by noon. This would facilitate a Tuesday closing as his documents should have been back to Escrow on Tuesday morning.
When the wire did not show up by noon, no-one but me, seemed concerned. The transfer from…
Neon. Lots of neon!
It makes the Las Vegas skyline more unique than almost any other city in the world. No wonder the high-rise market is predicted to explode over the next few years. And with over 35 old and new towers to choose from, buyers can spend from the $200Ks to $15 million for a luxury Strip view property penthouse. Along with the many price points, there are also many unit options and amenities for buyers to consider too.
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The NFL Raiders stadium is well under construction. It's the reason that according to Uri Vaknin a partner at KRE Capital, the Panorama and the One Las Vegas have done so well. It's 100 percent due to the proximity of the Raiders (stadium). 'Even if you're not a Raider fan, you see the…
I had the pleasure of meeting Lamberto Valdez and his Wife on short notice as they pulled into Las Vegas with no knowledge of the Las Vegas Market. They told me that the last Realtor they met didn't show them any other areas but the Strip. I had them get into my car and off we went to view all of Las Vegas has to offer. We drove through some of the most desirable communities as in Aliante, Providence, Summerlin, Golden Knights Arena, Rhodes Ranch, Southern Highlands, Mountains Edge, Lake Las Vegas, Green Valley, Anthem, Seven Hills, and Macdonalds Ranch. They loved the fact they saw new locations that they never heard about. I always show my client's the value of my services to go beyond what they expect from a Professional Las Vegas Realtor.
I was doing an open house and a first-time home buyer came in. We developed a rapport at the open house as we discussed what she was looking for in a home. We later met at my office to discuss her options. When the time was right to move forward, we looked at a few homes and quickly found the perfect one. I knew at the time of showing that it was a probate sale and since I was unfamiliar with the process, I promptly did the research required to be able to represent her in the best way. After several months, we, at last, had the hearing at the courthouse. I joined her in court, in part to observe the process firsthand, but mostly because she was uneasy about going alone. The court approved and accepted our offered price. From start to finish it was over 3…
Last July, I met with the Asemota family. Godwin and Angela Asemota were working with two other agents in town at the time. We had my standard buyers consultation and over the past 8 months, I have kept in touch. They were very happy that I sent them articles on not only what's happening in Las Vegas and but other pertinent home information too. This past Friday, we met again and they signed a Buyers Brokerage Agreement hiring me. After a day of house hunting, the Asemotas are convinced that I have not only real estate knowledge but an overall knowledge of the Las Vegas valley. I'm proud to call them my clients and because of my BBA, I no longer share them with any other agents.
- Roxanne Wortham Brown