We started to think about listing our home last summer with plans to sell in the spring of 2016 to coincide with our retirement dates. We came across Mayur via a video that was on YouTube and immediately saw the benefit of the OneFlatFee concept and knew Mayur would be our choice. As the real estate market in the Lower Mainland started to surge we decided to contact Mayur ahead of schedule to try to get a handle on what was going on. Prices were rising rapidly and it was really beyond my ability to define a fair price.I called him and he was at our home within a few hours. I had in my mind that I would just use Mayur to list on the MLS® and was confident that I could sell it myself and save the buyer agent commission. After Mayur explained the pros and cons of his various programs and the creative strategies that he could bring to the table, it was very clear that signing up for his full service was the way to go. He convinced us that now was the time to sell and not to wait until spring when typically the market is flooded with new listings. After reviewing his proposal, Mayur came back to our home the next day on Christmas Eve and we signed the listing agreement.
Due to the holiday season the house hit the MLS® on Dec 29th. Here’s where things got interesting. Mayur’s strategy was not to show the home at all until Jan 6th. The calls started pouring in to his office and we had people knocking at our door wanting to see our home. Everyone was held off until the open house date and the showing was only for 90 minutes. While we were not at the house during the open, our curiosity got the better of us so we parked nearby to have a view of our home to see what would happen. Our quiet street soon became a parking lot with a steady stream of people from start to finish. We quickly lost track of what was really happening and couldn’t believe what we were seeing. It was bedlam. The open house finished at 6:30 pm and by 8:30 pm, from the 40 plus viewers, we had received 11 offers. Every single offer was above our asking price. By 10:00 pm it was all over and we accepted an unconditional offer. SOLD !!! $55,000 above asking.
So the question is:
Was Mayur the right choice?
Was the full service option the best choice?
Were the strategies he used effective?
We had in mind that an offer of $10,000 to 15,000 above asking would have been a dream. I cannot imagine myself having to juggle 11 offers let alone deal with over 40 prospects in our home at the same time. I’m sure our emotions would have got in the way and Mayurs years of experience and calm, cool attitude prevailed with far better results than what we ever expected or could have achieved on our own.
A simple thank could not possibly convey our gratitude. So Mayur, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, VERY MUCH.