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Everyone agrees that getting the right Lewes Realtor® for your team is vital when you’re buying or selling a home. Defining ‘right’ isn’t hard, either: for some of us, that will be a Realtor with the kind of dynamic sales personality that seems to make obstacles just disappear; for others, the ‘right’ Realtor® is the one we just ‘clicked’ with instantly—somebody who speaks the same language—is on the same wavelength—who we sense immediately will be someone with whom we can work seamlessly.
Sometimes even veteran homeowners who have bought and sold residences over the years have never had to develop a penetrating interview plan. Their trusted circle of friends may have included a real estate professional, or they may have had a good experience with the Realtor who introduced them to the community. But if that individual is no longer available, it’s going to be necessary to find a suitable replacement.
It all comes down to interviews—and why it’s important to get the most out of them. Personality is a perfectly valid basis for weighing candidates who will be performing the kind of vital service your Lewes Realtor will be called upon to do, but what if there is no single standout candidate in that department? If, after interviewing a host of equally sympathetic candidates, you can’t pare down the field with any degree of confidence—what then?
You won’t have to flip a coin (or consult a fortune teller!) if you’ve asked each candidate the same group of relevant questions. Some of them will differ depending on whether you are choosing a Realtor to help you buy or sell a property, but these are universally relevant:
· How long have you been working as a real estate professional? How long here in Lewes ?
· How do you keep your clients informed of progress?
· What if I need to get in touch with you?
· What kind of Lewes service providers can you connect your clients with?
· Will you represent me only, or will you represent both buyer and seller?
· What kind of team do you work with?
· What is the proposed fee arrangement?
If you make note of the answers to these and other similar questions, you should emerge with a feeling that you’ve gotten the most from the interview process. Along with the ‘track record’ materials every candidate Realtor will be sure to volunteer, at the end of the day, you’ll have with a solid basis for comparison. I hope you won’t hesitate to include me in your group of candidates! Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at email@example.com, visit more listings at www.beachrealestate.com.
Lewes, DE residents have long heard that Los Angeles real estate prices can be stratospheric— particularly in the choicer neighborhoods like Bel Air and Malibu where apartment lease prices can touch the sky. Downtown L.A., on the other hand, has only recently matched the more westerly districts because DTLA lacks the strong ocean breezes that bring temperatures down from Downtown’s almost-ideal range to the Westside’s slam-dunk-absolutely-ideal range.
Even so, last week’s apartment lease announcement for the penthouse at 888 Olive Street rated a double-take. Even squinting at the screen didn’t change what seemed to be a typo in the monthly lease listing price.
By way of explanation, the ad pointed out that L.A.’s downtown area has solidified its standing “among the city’s most sought-after markets.” Since this 888 Olive St. address is a true penthouse with 13-foot floor-to-ceiling windows encasing sweeping 360-degree views of L.A., and since you will be ‘way up there on the 34th and 35th floors, you would expect the tariff to be somewhat pricey.
Adding to the value, the apartment comes fully furnished—no minor feature, since there are 18,000 square feet requiring furnishing. With 8,000 square feet of outdoor living space wrapped around the apartment’s exterior, you might not even need to hang out on the private roof deck with its 50-foot swimming pool, 12-person spa, barbecues, fire pit, or steam room. Despite the centrality of its location “minutes away” from a coterie of world-renowned restaurants, if you’re more of a homebody into stay-at-home cooking, there are four kitchens outfitted with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances.
There are also 10 bathrooms.
In case the target lessee is planning on digging in for an extended stay, there are two temperature-controlled wine rooms capable of accommodating 1,000 bottles. The 33 lower floors are no slouches, either—and as top dog, the lessee will share access to the 37,000 square feet of the building’s other amenities.
All of which supports a no-nonsense apartment lease price, and that is definitely the case: $100,000/mo. The only limitation comes with its total of 4 bedrooms which could create a hardship for Lewes, DE’s larger families. Still, Lewes, DE people are hardy and creative—certainly one of the kids could bunk down in the fully automated media room.
My professional opinion, though, is that for many apartment shoppers, the million-dollar-plus annual apartment lease price tag is likely to produce some hesitation. But there was one phrase in the announcement that seems to indicate otherwise. The announcement’s opening line states that, at $100,000 per month, the property is “currently one of the most expensive penthouses available for lease in the Los Angeles market.” Since comps—the comparable lease offerings—are always key, that hints that L.A. bargain-hunters might not be put off, after all.
For the latest in less vertical Lewes, DE-area market offerings, I hope you’ll give me a call! Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit more listings at www.beachrealestatemarket.com.