Here’s a few things to consider before you ignore or reject a very low purchase offer for your home. A counteroffer and negotiation could turn that low purchase offer into a sale.
Check your emotions
A purchase offer, even a very low one, means someone wants to purchase your home. Unless it is rediculously low, it deserves a cordial business- like response, whether that’s a counteroffer or an outright rejection letter. As a seller, it’s important to remain calm and discuss with your real estate agent the many ways you can respond to a lowball offer.
Counter the purchase offer
The best response is to counter the lowball offer with a price and terms you’re willing to accept. A lot of times, buyers make a low offer because Read the rest of this entry »
The Sawtooth Board of Realtors Community Holiday Baskets is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help Blaine County families in need during the holidays. In 2009 they provided holiday food baskets to over 350 families and items of need, along with a toy, to over 875 children who live in Blaine County. Together, they make a difference at this special time of year.
Their mission is to provide the families of Blaine County, who are in need, a helping hand during the holidays.. especially the children. If you’re interested in participating just give me a call & I can give you all the details.
For Thanksgiving, I’d like to take a minute to stop and thank all my clients both new and old, fellow agents, title and escrow officers, bankers and all the other key people that help us do what we do. We couldn’t do it without you.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day surrounded by friends, family and the ones you love.
Here’s a heck of a deal that I just closed on yesterday. It’s a 2 bedroom 1 Bath Copper Ranch condo in Hailey. Copper Ranch is located in the north end of Woodside near most of the newer construction. Most of the units were built in 2006 by a
Southern California developer named Lido Equities, LLC.
This particular unit was one of the medium sized 2/1 units with 987 square feet of living space. Features include slab granite counter tops, gas fireplace, deck for BBQ and a one car detached garage.
Many people have purchased Copper Ranch units over the last few years and Read the rest of this entry »
Plan Ahead for a Safe, Snowy Winter
It looks like we may be in for our first storm of the winter starting today and running into the week end. Her’s a few important tips and information from the City of Hailey snow plow guys.
The Public Works Department’s primary objective during the winter storm season is to provide safe transportation, emergency vehicle access to all citizens, and support education and commerce during adverse weather conditions. The City of Hailey has prepared equipment and personnel to meet the special needs associated with snow removal. Another important part of this preparation is to inform citizens of their role in the snow removal process. With this in mind, the City of Hailey would like to share a few tips Read the rest of this entry »
Here is a really nice property I just closed on this week. Pineridge Townhomes on Warm Springs Road. I like a few things about Pineridge.
As in all real estate, I should start with location. This property is located on Warm Springs Road pretty much across the street from the original Warm Springs Ranch and Restaurant. Its a nice spot because it gives you the secluded feeling that you get from living out Warm Springs but it’s not way out in Warm Springs Village by the lifts. Ketchum is still as close as most places in downtown or West Ketchum which is nice. I haven’t measured it but its probably equidistant from the River Run lifts to the Warm Springs lifts. So, its a good location.
Pineridge is a relatively new development and was just built in 2005, back in the heyday, so the finishes are really nice. High end appliances, granite counter tops, stained concrete flooring with radiant heat and a roomy one car garage. There is a really cool Read the rest of this entry »
One way I usually feel a little better about that third piece of pie on Thanksgiving is to head over to the annual Hailey Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run on Thanksgiving morning. Daryl Fauth from Blaine County Title has been putting on the event for 7 years now. Way to go Daryl! It’s a really fun community event and the turn out is becoming more and more impressive every year. Last year the Trot attracted about 500 participants.
Just head over to the Community Campus in Hailey at the crack of 10AM on Thanksgiving morning for the start. Be sure to bring the kids, strollers, dogs and your free Turkey Trot beanie from last years race. Its a great chance to see 500 of your best friends out on the streets of Hailey and get a little exercise at the same time. Plus, it’s a guaranteed guilt reducer for the feeding frenzy later in the day.
The course winds around Deerfield, Foxmore and Curtis Sub and then down the bike path and back to the finish. They have hot chocolate and coffee at the start for everyone which is great because the run goes off rain or shine.
See you there!
It feels a little weird that we are already running headlong into the holiday season. My lawn is still green, there are lots of leaves still on the trees and we don’t have much snow on the mountain at all. But, time marches on and the Holiday Lights Parade and the Tree Lighting Party is scheduled for December 2nd, at 6:00 p.m.
The hard working guys from the City of Hailey Street Department as well as all the local merchants will have Hailey’s Main Street lit up like, well, like a Christmas tree. Plus, the official Hailey Christmas tree will also be lit up for the season and that is always fun to see.
The light parade starts on the corner of Pine and Main and then heads North to end up at the Meriwether building courtyard. That’s where you’ll find Read the rest of this entry »
An interesting controversy has arisen in our little town of Hailey, Idaho that has actually gained national media attention. I’ll simply report the facts. Steve and Robin Perfect rent a condo in the Copper Ranch development in Woodside. Their son is fighting in Iraq. They have been flying a flag in his honor outside their condo since he was deployed several months ago. The homeowners association requirements in the complex do not allow for items to be displayed in the common areas. This includes flags, bird houses, wind chimes, plants, etc.
Some of the neighbors had issues with the flag being displayed and brought it to the attention of the managers of the homeowners association. The management asked the residents to please remove the flag since Read the rest of this entry »
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