Fabulous Penthouse: A Real Estate Success Story

Fabulous Penthouse: A Real Estate Success Story

  • DeAnn Rochelle
  • 09/20/23

When opportunity knocks, it often comes as a phone call from a friend. A close friend entrusted me with selling her mother's stunning penthouse condo on State Street, downtown Santa Barbara. 

This penthouse condo had all the makings of a dream property - a prime location, breathtaking views, and a touch of luxury that made it stand out from the rest. My goal was clear: to find the perfect buyer who would appreciate the uniqueness of this property.

To kick things off, I hosted an open house, inviting potential buyers to experience this beautiful home in person. The response was overwhelming. Over 100 people attended the open house, all eager to glimpse what could become their new home.

The open house was not just about showcasing the property but about creating an atmosphere where potential buyers could envision themselves living there. And it worked like a charm. Within a day after the open house I received multiple offers, all of them exceeding the asking price,  a real testament to the allure of the penthouse.

Among the open house attendees was a charming couple who stood out for their genuine enthusiasm. They approached me with a request to represent them and draft an offer for the property. Their offer was competitive and aligned with the seller's expectations. Clearly, these buyers were as passionate about the penthouse as my friend's mother had been. With the deal set in motion, we embarked on opening escrow. I knew that representing the buyer and the seller in a real estate transaction was an advanced feat, but I was up for the challenge. It required a delicate balance, transparency, and unwavering commitment to ensuring a fair and smooth process for both parties.

The escrow period was set at just 14 days, an ambitious timeline we managed to meet seamlessly. The day finally arrived when the new owners received the keys to their penthouse. Seeing their joy and satisfaction was the ultimate reward for me, reaffirming why I love my job in real estate.

But the journey didn't end there. My role extended beyond the sale. I'm now assisting the new owners in finding an architect and contractors to start the remodeling process, ensuring their vision for the penthouse becomes a reality. Furthermore, I'm poised to represent them as a property manager when renting the penthouse furnished for a few months each year. It's a testament to the enduring relationships and trust that can develop in real estate.

Real Estate service is my dream job. The thrill of helping individuals find their dream homes, negotiating successful deals, and witnessing the transformation of properties into something truly remarkable is incredibly fulfilling.

So, if you or anyone you know wants to sell their home in the Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta, or Santa Ynez area, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'd be delighted to bring my expertise and passion to your real estate journey, just as I did for my friend's fabulous penthouse on State Street.

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If you have a need to prepare your home for renting, finding renters, need a vacation rental property manager, want to buy or sell your home or need an estate manager to look after all the maintenance and beautifying of your home. DeAnn has the talent, experience and caring to get the job done right! Exceptional Homes. Exceptional Service.

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