Two houses I made runs at, long ago, have now sold, and Joe Barbieri had the buyers for both.
39 Birch Lane, listed 302 days ago at $2.1 million and which dropped its price only to $1.725, sold for $1,477,500. I’d figured $1.450 way back when, but the owners disagreed.
28 Gatefield Drive was listed at $4.650 702 days ago in March, 2011 and just sold for $3.5 million. I believe we did not make a formal offer on this one because we assumed, I’m sure correctly at the time, that the owner wasn’t ready to hear that he’d missed the market by $1,150,000.
Joe Barbieri is a great guy and has a ton of credibility because of how much real estate he’s sold over the years. So when Joe, aided by two years of failure by the homeowner and his agent, tells that unhappy person what the price should be, he’s listened to.
I hope that by the time I’m as old as Joe, I’ll have the same street cred.