Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Please visit our new site!

Whether you're a subscriber, an occasional visitor or just happened across Probate Sales: Tales from the Court for the first time, we appreciate your readership.

To better serve our clients, we have upgraded our website with a cleaner look and easier navigation. We've also added a blog feature (at the About Us drop-down menu) as well as extensive resources on the sale of real property through probate, trust and conservatorship.

Our previous posts on Probate Sales: Tales from the Court will remain accessible online, but from now on, all new posts will be added on the new blog page.

We hope you will continue to find The Sanborn Team at our new home www.sanbornteam.com, that you will subscribe to the feed on our new blog and that you will continue to rely on us for all of your real property needs through probate, trust and conservatorship.

Thank you!
Nancy Sanborn and team

Monday, May 14, 2012

Selling Celebrity

The Sanborn Team was recently the listing agent for a celebrity property in the gated community known as The Summit. A property under conservatorship, the listing and sale were managed much like a probate and subject to court confirmation.

Not surprisingly, celebrity-owned properties, wherever they are and whomever the star, attract abundant interest from the media, the public and even from other real estate agents. Everyone wants a look inside. People want to know the star’s secrets.

But, as listing agents, our job is not only to get the property sold, but also to protect the privacy of the owner. In this case, that meant assisting the conservator to make the most of the property, carefully monitoring access to the residence, marketing it aggressively and representing the conservator and conservatee in court.

It was a strategy that worked. The property was placed on the market for $2.995 million and sold for $4.2 million.

For publicity, celebrities have publicists; for real estate sales through probate, trust, conservatorship or standard transaction, they have The Sanborn Team.

Visit The Sanborn Team website and call us for more information: 310-777-2858.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Busy market!

The Sanborn Team had a sale yesterday. A probate property in Monterey Park, California, generated eight offers and had overbids prior to the court hearing. That's good news in a sluggish marketplace!

We will soon be putting a five-unit building on the market. It's in the Pico/Doheny area of Los Angeles and will be priced at $799,000. All of the units are one bedroom. More on that soon.

Meanwhile, if you have questions about the sale of real property through probate, trust or conservatorship, call Nancy Sanborn at 310-777-2858.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

According to a recent DataQuick article, California March home sales went up 26.5% from February and 2.9% from March of last year.  To read the article in its entirety, please click here:California March Home Sales

The Sanborn Team has been selling Probate and Trust Real Estate for over 30 years. To view our Probate listings, please visit our new and improved website at: www.sanbornteam.com. Or call us directly at 31--777-2858.