Selling for Well Over Listing Price—In Two Days

  • Home needing updates in north central Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
  • A rare double lot property in central location, featuring three bedrooms and three baths with an extra-large pool spread across nearly half an acre.


When an elderly homeowner wanted to downsize, her out-of-town children called us for help. They needed to get top dollar for her house, yet were unable to travel to town or spend time or money on making repairs or improvements.

While some agents would see the house as a disaster and try to sell it with a deep discount to get a fast sale, we realized it was a home with potential. We saw what made it unique:

  • Its location on a double lot made the house a stand-out. 
  • The house was solidly built, it had good bones. 
  • The kitchen and three bathrooms needed updating, but could be turned into showpieces that exactly suited buyer tastes. 

We put an aggressive price on the property as a result and then went to work on marketing and getting the word out through our own network. We saw the possibilities and stayed confident in our pricing even after we received a number of phone calls wishing us “good luck” on getting our price. 

Luck had nothing to do with it. Seeing the real value of the property and marketing made a big difference. We got our seller an offer that was well over the list price in just 48 hours. 

A great offer is just the beginning when it comes to out-of-town sellers. They need a smooth closing process. Every problem slows down the deal, often costs money, and can add an enormous amount of stress. We made sure that didn’t happen. In addition to negotiating a great sale price, we gave our client an effortless transaction. 

Not every property can sell within hours. Not every property is subject to a bidding war. What we specialize in at The Runyon Team is seeing the real value and the practical possibilities. That sets expectations that are realistic and helps both buyers and sellers arrive at a price that is the best for both. And like with this transaction, we put our experience to work for a stress-free closing.