by Craig Rushton
on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 3:59pm.
We sold a fair amount of Real Estate in 2018 (not as much as 2017 but that's another story). Of all the homes we sold in 2018 my favorite sale was 905 Wentworth Villas SW, a 4-level split townhouse in the community of West Springs on Calgary's Westside. This wasn't our biggest sale of the year, in fact it sold for $390,000, what made it my favorite was the story behind it:
For Allison's Birthday I surprised her with a cooking class at the Interactive Culinary Centre; Spanish Tapas. Not something we normally do but I thought it would be fun. There were eight people there, a little but of wine and while we were sitting around eating the food we had made we got talking and it came up that one of our fellow chefs (her name was Liz) had their townhouse for sale. The night progressed (and the wine flowed) and it came out that she wasn't overly happy with her agent and was considering a change when her listing agreement was up the end of the month. At the end of the night she asked for our card and I never thought about it again until...
My phone rang as I was heading to the gym, it was Liz. Her listing contract had expired and she wanted a change. We talked for about an hour about the way we do business, the market and why she was selling. Turns out she was moving to Barcelona and the last thing stopping her move was this damn townhouse. Of course I wanted to help...I love helping people start the next chapter.
We listed Liz's townhouse at 8am on July 5th and had a firm sale at 4pm on July 18th. After 100 days on the market with another Real Estate company it took us just 13 days and Liz was on her way to Spain.
Unfortunately there were a lot of homes just like Liz's that didn't sell in 2018.Her townhouse was beautiful, it was well priced (we reduced the listing price by $2400 for strategic reasons) what it needed was someone who had a plan and gave a sh*t. If that sounds like your home, we would love to talk with you. Fill out the form below or give me a call anytime.