Day 5: Flip

This morning I hosted an open house in a spectacular neighborhood adjacent to the Copper River Country Club. The backyard is actually on the 12th fairway! It’s a gorgeous, fully upgraded, Granville home priced below the new models being built! This house should sell, but it isn’t. It isn’t because it’s a very specialized niche market that, it seems, does not have a whole lot of buyers at this moment. This house will sell and I sure hope I am the one who finds a buyer. In the meantime, this new kid on the block is tasked with hosting open houses every week until it sells. Ugh. It’s cool. I’m learning the ropes and paying my dues. There will come a time when I look back on these early days with fondness because when else will I have time to sit around and enjoy the Olympics in a well air conditioned golf house with no one bugging me! Wait…no one was bugging me…BECAUSE ALMOST NO ONE SHOWED UP!  Grrrrr. I was exhausted at the end of the 6 hours I put into this open house that brought only three people through the door and two were just looky-loos.

What does this have to do with 620,500 in 365? I was tired at the end and I did NOT want to go seek out another house to look at. I just wanted to go home.

Never a quitter (especially on day 5), I sucked it up and went.

“What a rare opportunity to purchase this amazing remodeled home where charms meets quality in this classic 1978 house with 3 bedrooms & 2 baths. Located on a beautifully tree-lined street in northwest Fresno, this home has nice curb appeal with plush lawn and mature trees. The floor plan is open which includes a living room & separate family room w/fireplace. Nicely updated throughout with new paint inside & outside, new wood laminate flooring in the family room, kitchen & hallways, new carpet in living room, dining room & bedrooms is perfect for a growing family or entertaining. The stylish kitchen features granite counters, new stainless appliances–gas range, built-in oven, microwave hood vent & dishwasher. Ceiling fans in all rooms. Master suite includes a private bath with tile floors & counter tops. The home includes central HVAC, new dual-pane windows and inside laundry. Step outside to a nice covered patio & private back yard.If pride of ownership is what you want..this is the place.”

This house was remodeled earlier this year and is now being flipped. The current owners have never lived in it and it’s vacant, which means that all the lovely updates will be brand spanking new for the next family to call this home.I had low expectations, but this house has some charm! The kitchen is small, as are the bedrooms, but the layout is nice and it feels clean and homey. I particularly love the detail in the kitchen backsplash tile. I also really like the finished hardwood floors and the painted brick fireplace in the living room. I would call this the perfect starter home for a first time buyer or a new family starting out on house living after apartments or condos. It’s not so big that the upkeep would be overwhelming, yet it’s a house to call your own. The neighborhood was clean and had a good feel to it.

You’ll find me back at the golf house soon…hopefully with a new strategy to bring folks in the door. But in the meantime, I’ll be back here to report on another 365 house very soon!