Multiple Offers in -10…

On a cold MN Arctic day earlier this week, the temperature from Community Bank across the street in Roseville read, -10.  Brrrr….I cannot remember a winter quite like this one with the sheer coldness that sweeps through your bones the moment you step outside.  In most professions, a cold day outside does not have a whole lot of an effect on the work you do.  In real estate, the only way someone will buy a property is they have to go out and see the property, in this case – deal with the -10 cold.

Just the day prior, our team was out photoing and measuring the property to get it ready for the market.  Walking through knee deep drifts of snow to get just the right angle and shot of the home.  We were optimistic with the amazing work the seller had done to get the property ready for the market – it looked fantastic.  The preparation involved in selling a home is crucial.  Once we had collected all of the information needed to input the listing into the MLS we headed back to the office.

The information was processed into the MLS and the best pictures were uploaded.  Then we wait….Sometimes it can take days before the first showing or even weeks, but this was in minutes.  Ding…Notification of the first showing was scheduled that very day 4 more showings jumped in.  Motivation levels of these buyers must have been high to jump out and see this property so promptly.

The dust settled from the flurry of activity, when the offers began to pile in, one after another.  With each offer, I notified the other agents involved or that had scheduled a showing of the recent activity and offers creating an auction environment.  By the end of the day, we had 4 offers in hand to present.  Our client was thrilled – it was so much fun being able to present the offers to her.

It seems that with the low inventory on the market, especially in the first time home buyer price ranges ($150,000-$225,000) there is a lot of competition among

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buyers.  If you have considered making a move, but just are not sure – give us a call or email.  It never hurts to ask and it is always easier to make a decision with all the information available.

Shawn Korby, Realtor  | 651-442-0829 | [email protected]

Travis Olson, Team Manager | 651-203-1848 | [email protected]

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    4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,278 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,488 sqft
    Listed with Edina Realty, Inc.

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  2. Photo of 796 Cottage Avenue W, Saint Paul, MN 55117 (MLS # 4930400)
    4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,617 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Burnet

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  3. Photo of 1428 Breda Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108 (MLS # 4940547)
    3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,130 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listed with RE/MAX Results

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  4. Photo of 1554 Pascal Street N, Saint Paul, MN 55108 (MLS # 4954006)
    4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,879 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,009 sqft
    Listed with Edina Realty, Inc.

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  5. Photo of 1070 12th Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (MLS # 4930407)
    5 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,572 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Listed with Edina Realty, Inc.

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About the Author

Katy Korby is the CFO of the Korby Home Team. Her passion is ensuring that our clients have an out-of-this-world experience selling their homes with the Korby Home Team. Katy comes to us with a diverse background and a unique skill set that enhances the client experience. Her attention to detail and care for people make her a wonderful asset to the team. Graduating with a degree in Theater, Katy has performed in numerous plays and most recently starred in a locally produced indie film that is being entered info film festivals around the nation. Katy’s experience in the work world include many positions within the accounting world including tax preparation, bookkeeping, and full-charge accounting. Most recently before joining the Korby Home Team, Katy was the Market Center Administrator for Keller Williams Integrity Realty in Roseville, where she was the full-charge accountant and handled budgeting and forecasting for the company as well as day to day operations and administration of an 80 person real estate office. Katy and her husband have two children, Libby and Calvin, and have lived in Como Park for almost two decades. In 2013, Katy completed the Tough Mudder 10 mile event and is a proud member of the “Finishers” group! For fun, Katy loves reading, photography and gardening and spending time with her family.