Luxury Tahoe Vista Lakefront enters escrow in 15 days

Great property with shared pier, functional layout and prime beach location. Offered at $3.9m. Entered escrow in 15 days = busy market! Alex has more info…

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World likes Alex’s recent, big sale

See Alex’s most recent, luxury sale on one of the best industry websites in the world: Leading Real Estate Companies of the World article

One of Dollar Point's finest estates

One of Dollar Point’s finest estates

3266 Edgewater Boathouse

3266 Edgewater Boathouse

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Alex sells big Dollar Point Listing for $8.199m

Alex’s big listing in Dollar Point just sold in an incredible 9-day escrow for $8.199m cash. This represents the highest price ever recorded in our MLS for a North Shore property under 5000 square feet. Alex and his clients beat the MLS lakefront price per square foot sold average by over 25%. The neighbor had sold their similar property but didn’t maximize its exposure to the same buyer pool – Alex’s sellers got over $400 more per square foot for their estate.

While the numbers are impressive, at the end of the day the buyers and sellers both felt very good about this transaction and property on all levels. This is really the most important thing and makes this sale even more special. Get in touch with Alex to discuss buying or selling your Tahoe property!

Here is the website he created that has been so instrumental in selling this amazing property: DollarPointLakefront.com

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Recent Client Testimonials

 

“Karen and I are very happy with the deal. You made it happen and you are a hero.”

– Neil and Karen B.

Sellers of 3266 Edgewater. Closed price $8,200,000, July 21, 2015

 

“We recently closed on our beautiful home at 324 Edgecliff Way in Dollar Point ($4 million). Alex West was a vital part of our decision to make an offer on the property and to follow through to closing. We were impressed by his knowledge of the market and his very straightforward and honest assessment of the market. Alex never pushed, always provided impartial but expert advice on the market and options. Alex guided us through the offer and closing phases and we were very happy with services which he provided to make the process seamless. Alex is serious about his business. He is honest and a man of integrity. He is personable and has a great sense of humor. I have recommended Alex West to other friends and I know that we will continue to rely on his expertise in the future.”

– Jennifer and Bob L.

 

“Alex was recommended to me by a friend & I am glad we worked with him. He sold our Tahoe home in a timely manner, in a tough market, he got us our price, he communicated well with us all through the process & advised us well on negotiations. We did all this communication via e-mail and phone. If you are looking for an agent who will be on your team and guide you through the whole process, Alex is your guy. I will refer him to any of my friends in the future.”

– Les M.

 

“We enjoyed working with you and will be in touch when we want to sell more property. Thanks again for getting it sold.”

– Bonnie and Ken

 

“Alex West provided an outstanding level of service and expertise from start to finish in our recent Tahoe lakefront purchase.

In buying real estate, the well known saying is “location, location, location”. When it comes to Tahoe-area real estate particularly, an equally important rule in selecting an agent is “knowledge, knowledge, knowledge” – specifically LOCAL knowledge and how to uncover outstanding lakefront properties and buying opportunities!  That’s exactly what Alex West provided us.

Alex not only knew exactly what we were looking for but worked diligently with us and constantly kept an eye out for the perfect property at the right price.  The bottom line, timing is everything, and when an incredible opportunity presented itself Alex was right on the spot and his grasp of the local Tahoe market allowed us to be first in line! Beyond finding just the right property Alex worked diligently to make sure all bases were covered and held our hand through every step of the process – all the way through closing on our Tahoe dream house.

Thank you Alex for your diligence and professionalism.  We will be more than happy to share our experience with anyone who wishes to call on us.”

– Walt and Carol B.

 

“Alex: We are back in Sacramento, and have been through 112 degree heat pulling a loaded trailer. We have had time to talk about our experience thus far in the transaction that you are helping us with. We couldn’t have done this without you. You are one super fella, and we sincerely appreciate you. So we wish you a peaceful remainder of your 4th of July holiday weekend.”

– Delores S.

 

“Alex was extremely accommodating and flexible while showing us houses. We were from out of the area and Alex always had time for us. He also was a giant help after our purchase with referrals of all types from contractors to arborists. I look forward to the next time we go house hunting with Alex!”

– Rana G.

 

“He understood our needs and didn’t waste time showing us properties that were not of interest to us. He is “quick” and has excellent follow-through. We would use him in a minute if we were to sell or buy another home.”

– Madeline S.

 

“My wife and I just bought our first house two months ago. We looked, casually at first, then a bit more intensely for over a year. Alex made what could have been one the most stressful experiences in my life an enjoyable one. It was always a pleasure to view a house with Alex. He would give his honest opinion, present the positives and negatives, potential of the property and always intertwined with his unique and truly “local” perspective. A combination of humor and knowledge that help us from losing it and rushing into a bad decision. I would recommend Alex to anyone who is looking to purchase a house in the Tahoe region. He is a tireless worker and has a great understanding of the particulars of the region. Its the little things that make you feel truly at home, Alex helped us see that. We could not be happier in our new home.”

– Jeff and Illissa C.

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REDUCED to $749,900: Mountain meets Metropolitan

Mountain meets metropolitan at this solid, large volume, custom home in a central North Lake Tahoe location. Unique master loft suite overlooks great room which has walls of forested windows. 2nd bed near master could be the perfect office. Guest suite on main floor has its own deck. Open kitchen layout with stylish indirect lighting, bar seating and large deck for entertaining. Big garage. Peek lakeviews. A multitude of unseen extras creating real efficiencies, added safety and much lower maintenance. Lake HOA optional.
3 beds, 2.5 baths, roughly 1900 square feet, 2-car garage, private street. Offered for $749,900. See it on MLS
655 West Court MLS-20

Tahoe Basin Sales are Up

Taking a quick look at market numbers for the Tahoe Basin. Comparing years through today:

Jan 1 – Feb 13

2013: 33 sales, $21m, ave $644k

2014: 27 sales, $18m, ave $673k

2015: 28 sales,$29m, ave $1.03m (56 properties in escrow now with gross list price volume of $55m total – wow)

 

A big part of the reason for 2015’s larger volume is lakefront sales – there were two in Jan over $7.75m. The pending sales average $900k – there is teardown lakefront in Tahoma for $10.25m plus a few other lakefronts in escrow as well. Historically solid activity at the top of the market can be an indicator of good things for the rest of the market.

 

With Dollar Point I always drill down into data solely within the neighborhood since it is somewhat of a micromarket:

 

2012: 23 sales, $29m, ave $1.2m

2013: 15 sales, $14m, ave 924k (there was a 16th off-MLS sale which would have brought gross to $23m and ave to $1.4m)

2014: 15 sales, $26m, ave $1.7m

2015: Currently just 9 homes on the market (midsummer can be low to mid 20’s on the market at once); 2 of the current offerings are in escrow.

A good time for owners to consider the market for sure. Feel free to get in touch to discuss anything with me.

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Alex sells $4 million Dollar Point View Property

Alex just represented a very, very happy family who just purchase 324 Edgecliff Way in one of Tahoe’s premiere neighborhoods, Dollar Point. This is a neighborhood which Alex specializes in. He currently has two listings here: 3266 Edgewater Drive at $9,450,000 and 86 Observation at $1,075,000.

Here’s a link to 324 Edgecliff on MLS: Click Here to View Listing

 

Interested in buying or selling in Dollar Point or anywhere else in Tahoe Truckee? Reach out to Alex..

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Alex earns new designation

Alex recently attended a seminar then earned enough in sales to qualify for a very unique designation – Certified Re-Marketing Specialist. This recognizes Alex for having the tools, strategies and experience in helping people sell homes which have unsuccessfully been on the market before. His recent sale on Midiron Ave @ Old Brockway Golf Course is the most recent example of his work.

 

Feel free to get in touch to learn more about the designation and the Re-Marketing of your home or for someone you know who needs help selling their property.

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Lakefront Home Inventory Increasing

The number of homes for sale at the lakefront level is slowly increasing. Options are getting interesting as we are seeing not only re-entries with lowered prices (these homes were rejected by the market last year) but also entirely new-to-the-market homes being offered for the first time in years, decades or ever! The usual occurrence this time of year is to see re-entries hitting the market. Since the great lakefront sales boom of 2012 when we had twice the volume of a ‘normal year we had a number of homes come to market which never sold. Some of these would-be sellers are pulling back entirely while others are giving it another stab – usually at lower prices. 2014 will be the year that these sellers readjust their sights and get the job done. For the patient buyers who were waiting on these to come down, this could be an interesting summer. Whichever side of the equation you are on, this should prove to be a good year.

Maybe you’re a potential seller whose property hasn’t been on the market in years or ever. Others like you are coming to market at all levels. This new inventory will refresh semi-active buyers and also entice new buyers to get off the sidelines and start touring our inventory. Get in touch with Alex to learn how your property would perform this year. I start the process with your goals and letting you know how they align with the market. From there you can decide if this is the right time for you to get on the market and move on from your Tahoe property.

Buyers: keep in mind that I know of a number of lakefront homes which will be hitting the market soon but are in process of gather marketing collateral, photography, etc. I’m happy to share this info with qualified buyers. If you’re a seller who I’ve talked with, you know I’ll respect your privacy as we agreed to previously.

What's My Property Worth?

Alex will do extensive research then present you with an in-depth analysis of your property's value.