[photopress:run.jpg,thumb,alignright]I just got back from 200 1st Street in Kirkland and these are definitely all that I hoped they would be. Of course, I already know them fairly well and have been in there many times. But they were not available for sale.
Now here’s the VERY BEST USE OF REDFIN! In fact, I love these so much, I’ll make you the same Redfin deal. And you make out much better signing in as WITH AGENT than sans agent, as there is no benefit best I can tell, for those without. So you might as well get the 2% cashback.
For those who don’t know what the “Redfin Deal” is, you go over and sign in showing Agent as “Redfin, or assigns” or put my name, or any agent willing to give you the Redfin deal. But do NOT put “no agent” on that line. The field is wide open over there with only one sold. You get your pick of the litter, plus 2% back. DO NOT listen to the sales people, they are…and be careful on selection. Don’t restrict yourself to the ones they will let you see. Figure out the floor plan, as the very best deals are available to be bought, but not to be seen.
The price differential for positioning is off, so about 20% are real bargains and about 40% are overpriced. Get over there before they figure that out. When you write in your agent, or meet your agent there, the agent gets 3%, but according to the sales office, and I do not know why not, they are not allowing the buyer to take the 3%. So sign in your mother, brother or sister with a license…or me or Redfin, to take advantage of the cashback feature. Hopefully they will permit the buyer to take the 3% at some point without doing it this way. But in the meantime, don’t lose out on the benefit.
Yes, sometimes Redfin works. New construction or condo conversions, as long as you know how to factor in the location differential properly, is clearly the best use of Redfin. If you want an agent who knows how to factor in the price differential per location in the building…just throw my name on there and I’ll throw back the same 2% as Redfin (ONLY on these at 200 1st ST guys, not an open offer) since I live right up the street.
You know I don’t push everything, even my own stuff. And I clearly don’t like every unit in there. But with the field wide open through this weekend and only one sold…RUN!