I hope you have had an amazing holiday! It’s the first week coming back from the break, it’s time for planning the new year in real estate goals too!
Have you ever wonder when is the BEST TIME of a year to buy or sell a property? You might heard Summer is the best, winter is the worst. But then which MONTH in summer and winter are we talking about?
We have accumulated the last 15 YEARS OF DATA for the whole San Mateo County, ever since MLS system exists, and we would like to share our findings with you here:
Buying in December? or January?
Buying in December gets you the best discount, which is about 11% lower than average price of the whole year. However, lots of times we don’t get to do that because December doesn’t have enough good inventories for us to choose from - it’s like winter clearance price for left over items.
In this case, we would encourage you to catch the January wave of new inventories! The comparable is still relatively low due to the winter sold data, you are still getting 5% lower than whole year average sold price, while you get to choose among the new batch of homes.
That means act NOW! Please call us 650.880.1881 to reach one of our buyer specialist and find your dream home at a great price! We are happy to service and achieve your real estate goal with you! Or, simply click the button below, let’s talk about our 2021 plan!
Listing in March/April? Let’s get ready!
Listing in March or April gets you the absolute max of the whole year, which is about 5%+ higher than average. If you do plan to sell a property in 2021, now it’s the time to start planning.
Wen Guo Real Estate Group proudly presented our Remodeling and Design Workshop on Feb 22, 2020 in Millbrae Library! As an Architect and Designer team, we are so happy to share how we helped our sellers to upgrade the home prior to selling and received great return!
Started with our guest Ken Truong (Flipper) sharing his stories and experience of flipping homes. Next, our team lead Wen Guo - rockstar seller specialist who has an architect background presented sale records of the team and remodeling “before & after” cases, showing how amazing outcomes were brought to the sales by doing minor remodeling or cosmetic touches! Looking to meet our listing manager on the team as well? - Ecem Polat continued the case study and shared the current trendy home styles, key elements & materials, colors and more! Followed by Alson Zhou (General Contractor), Issac Lopez (Handyman) and Wen’s round table talk, sharing pitfalls to avoid when doing remodeling, such as not checking credentials, choosing the lowest price, no written contracts, paying too much upfront, etc. - Great advice to take from the experts!
Thank you for joining us, our clients, friends, vendors and Millbrae neighbors! Your attendance means a lot to us. Call us if you’re looking to sell, let us help you to create a good product professionally as a one stop shop!
Text “event” to 650.817.5000, you will be invited to our next event. Can’t wait to share more value added information with you!
Amazing team efforts this week! 10 properties in escrow and many up coming listings!
So proud that
- Our agent 🔥Jennifer Zhang🔥 has one escrow per week!
- Agent Lina Yang just joined for 30 days and got her first listing🎉!
- Agent Klaus Borho also got a long term buyer into a dream home!🏡
- And we love to thank our admin Ecem Polat in the super support to make everything happen! 💪
Do you know, Wen was #3 top producer in Northern California and Hawaii region in KW as individual in March 2019, and quickly hit #1 in April 2019; and as a team, Wen Guo Real Estate Group, we just hit #1 in June 2019! We are probably one fastest growing team in the Bay Area, striving for the best service to sellers and buyers, as well as offering Agent Support as a team.
Do you know anyone that would like to join a real estate team? We are hiring buyer agent and customer care assistant, please let us know if you know a rockstar to be!
Call us 650.817.5000 or email email@example.com if you are interested to join, or if you know anyone!
Our Mission: dominate market, make millionaires, give back millions.
Every realtor comes from different background. While I was architect and designer before, I always try to improve Real Estate Sale through design efforts - from helping seller with design and construction prior to sell, to coming up with infographic about the listings, and annotating the hidden features... There's only but one goal - offering the best service to get the top dollars for sellers!
Every night, after all meetings are done and then kids falling asleep, I finally got to shower and meditate, recap and think about my goal and business.
While the water is running tonight, I came to a conclusion that, it was not only a number's game in this business, it was the quality and how much focus I had with each client that got me this far in a short time. Yes we need to cold call and door knock to generate a certain amount of leads, but without thoroughly understand each single case, and help out to provide more value than just buying and selling, numbers won't convert.
Ray and her two houses in a month
Ray is a flight attendant that doesn't get to check out open house due to her busy flight schedule. For 2 years, she has been working with numerous realtors and still hasn't find a home. While she got priced out from 2 bedroom to 1 bedroom, when she met me, her $500k budget was good for a studio. Poor thing! I felt a regular process of show and buy would not work for her, as she has been very specific about her requirement and budget, so specific that there's almost no inventory on the market; and once if any shows up, it would be gone by the time she flew back to check them out.
So instead of waiting and missing deals, I started digging into off market listings, expired listings, cold calling, mailing out flyers, door knock her specific neighborhood just for her. Finally, I found an owner that was willing to sell through off market over a couple months, connected the deal at $480k. Same unit closed on $555k the same week, Ray just made 16% on day one!
Ray was so happy, that she came back to me to purchase another property with her boyfriend, the same day she got the key for her studio.
I got busy again, I am that kind of agent that never stop at just selling, I started helping her to source contractor and handyman to update the condos, listing her property on Zillow to look for tenants, showing her how to do rental open house, etc.
Thank you for the opportunity, and I am glad that my efforts converted twice in a month!
There was this seller, no matter what happened, he would only extend listing agreement with me and never gave out the listings to any other agents. Because either he's ready to sell or not, I already help him to make $200k before even selling.
Hong is the owner, he has this house in the city as rental. As a friend, he invited me to check out his house. After a tour, I realized there's some discrepancy on the county square footage. Who would drive up all the way to the San Francisco and wait for hours in the building department in the middle of a week to check out the permit for not even a client yet? I would!
And my architect instinct was right - the house was missing 500+ sqft when drawing was submitted 20 years ago! I called through multiple agencies - planning, building, tax accessor etc., finally I got this 1300 sqft house increased into 1900 sqft.
Listing agreement signed right away!
This is not the only one though, I also got another couple listing signed as I helped out with their inlaw legalization process, or I helped increasing bedroom count in county record for sellers.
No pain, no gain. The more we offer, the more we receive.
The extra miles are always so worth working on, for you, and for us.