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Lamorinda Realtor Judy Sin Closes on Record Breaking $2.725 Million Sale in Castro Valley

Updated: Dec 2, 2023

Despite numerous hurdles and a brutal bidding war that was waged against seven additional offers, real estate agent Judy Sin closed on a $2.725 million Castro Valley property and also broke records for the Bay Area. This tastefully remodeled and expanded Eichler home at Highwood Road is comprised of five bedrooms and three bathrooms. The buyers fell in love with the home the moment they walked in. With the help of Judy Sin, an offer was soon made.

As is often the case with homes in Castro Valley and Northern California as a whole, the luxurious property quickly received many competing bids, some of which were from all-cash buyers. Even though the bidding war was intense, Judy Sin worked diligently to ensure that the transaction went forward in favor of the buyers she represented.

The difficulties didn't end after the seller accepted the bid. In fact, most of the challenges occurred during the closing process. Even though the buyers obtained financing and all of the documentation on time while navigating two major holidays, they realized just days before the scheduled closing that the certified deed with the required apostille authentication was stuck at the airport in Australia, where the sellers traveled to before they listed the property.

The negotiations were surprisingly demanding. Judy Sin was tasked with negotiating an agreement for a "Buyer Early Occupancy", also known as a BEO. Once this arrangement was signed and agreed upon, the buyer was able to move in before the closing of escrow.

Even though challenges arose throughout the entire closing process, Judy Sin was able to navigate these hurdles professionally and the sale has a happy ending. The buyers were able to move into their dream home before the holidays, and the transaction was recorded on December 30, with a record breaking price at $2.725m!

A native of Hong Kong, Judy lived in New York for 14 years before moving to California to expand her business into the Bay Area. Her curation of living, buying, and selling in East Bay, California on Instagram is liked and followed by thousands around the world.

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