About Larry Cragun Windermere Real Estate I write this post to share why I believe I am a great choice for you to use to find your home or condo. Thus the title Why Larry Cragun Why Windermere Real Estate.
The not too long ago photo includes my talented wife Kathleen. She is an important partner in my real estate practice. She has been an award winning and magazine published interior designer during her business career, and considered to be the best designer in whatever firm she worked for or whomever she performed her magic for. She brings to my clients an important eye on how to best present your home for sale. She is an important second opinion on home values, understanding that value is based on more than the square foot of the home. Having Kathleen as my partner is your asset.
I have over 30 years of experience in this industry, including owning one of the largest mortgage companies in Washington State, which I sold prior to the housing crash. Understanding financing is a big asset for my clients.
I am one of the most successful condo focused agents in Salt Lake City. I understand the market. I understand value. I understand the benefits one building vs another. I have sold condos from Draper and Daybreak to North Ogden.
Also, selling condominiums is not like selling homes. Their are sometimes hidden risks not all agents can spot. An important issue is what does FHA think of the property. Is it FHA approved? If not why not? There are many things to understand and many things an agent needs to help you evaluate. I am good at this.
Last year I closed on a condo in Governors Plaza. The buyer came to me off of my website: http://ItsGreatInSaltLake.com/ She had been doing research and as I mentioned the condo product that was available out there she seemed to know they weren’t what she was looking for. She mentioned that she really liked Governors Plaza. Nothing listed matched her wishes. So I went to work looking for something not currently on the market and found the right one. It was perfect for her. It took a bit of price negotiating with the seller but all went down just fine.
This buyer is another example of my approach to this business. She was defensive when we first spoke on the phone. She had talked with other agents she felt were high pressure, were trying to immediately lock her down as their client. Sensing this resistance I shared my philosophy, “if it isn’t working between us, no problem”. I won’t try and contract you with a buyers contract, except when we make the offer and it will only be on that specific property, which contract is required by Utah law. Mutual respect is the rule I try and follow and look for.
All of this was while I was licensed with MediaOne Real Estate, a subsidiary of The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News. In January we learned that Windermere Utah had purchased MediaOne Real Estate. At first I, as were my colleagues, were extremely concerned about what this meant for us and our clients. The concern quickly turn to excitement. Their marketing power is unlike any brokerage I have been licensed with in my entire real estate career. I began to realize that I had more to offer to buyers and sellers than before, and in fact I suggest I have more to offer now than my competition. Take for example the Matterport Camera Windermere just purchased. It provides the current internet shopper, which are the majority of shoppers the ability to actually walk through the home on line, with a beginning overhead view of the floorplan. It is amazing. I am currently scheduling filming with each of my listings to include a Matterport show for my sellers. List with me and you will have a fabulous tool to share, and for me to market with. It is at a cost to me, but man is it worth it. Here is a sample: . https://my.matterport.com/
If we meet I will share many other things we have at our disposal for you, such as the Living magazine Windermere publishes to high end and other targeted potential buyers.
To buyers, besides Matterport, besides our terrific search on my site, I have special tools to assist you. For example neighborhood news advertised at the bottom of my website. Subscribing here will provide you a monthly report by zip code of every on home or condo on market, under contract, and sold in that zip code, that month. You receive that report as long as you desire. Pretty cool for sure.
I love helping people with their real estate needs, as do most in this business. It’s a very satisfying career and I am glad to have come out of retirement to enjoy it again. I am pretty state of the art with technology, started a dotcom, am about to have a company publish an app I designed, and am grateful for finding a cool niche in Utah. I look forward to assisting some of you.
Larry Cragun – Windermere Real Estate
Residential and Condominium professional.
Governors Plaza Salt Lake City: Governors Plaza in Salt Lake City has some special features. The social area, exercise room, and swimming pool stand out as the finest found in a condo property in the city. Some have two parking stalls which is rare in downtown Salt Lake City.
Some have views that will take your heart away. Some units are special.
It is a nice 5 block walk to all downtown amenities. There is an on-site manager, and property and is very secure.
Governors Plaza sits behind the impressive office building on South Temple.
The grounds are impressive and well kept year around.
The unit sizes vary.
It truly is an impressive condominium. Some of the units are pricey and you can often find one priced in the $300’s. I recently sold one that was not on the market for $950,000.00. It is an amazing unit.
Governors Plaza is a bit east of the downtown action (5 blocks) The address is 560 East South Temple, 84102. It is an impressive building from the moment you approach it. It’s lobby adds to the great impression. Some of the units have breathtaking views. The unit size is varied.
Here is what others have said about Governors Plaza: Easy 5 block walk to all the downtown amenities. On-site manager, underground parking, swimming pool, exercise room, conference center, and floor to ceiling atrium available for social gatherings. Recent updating of hallways, entrance, and lobby. Add a secured building with parking and bike storage, a car wash station, and you have a fabulous place to live. Did I say that it had an impressive lobby? I did. It also has one of the best indoor swimming pools. The workout area is to die for. No, don’t die, please. Governors Plaza is walkable to downtown. It is nine blocks east of City Creek and Temple Square. It’s a level walk. Some of the units are really high end, some of the views are breathtaking. Some of the units are smaller and without views.
The condos are behind the office building. The landscaping is top notch.
The parking is great, guests can park behind the office building and there is plenty of guest parking.
The lobby is like no other in town. You could hold a convention in the lobby.
The swim pool is the best in town, indoors and long enough to swim laps.
Their are onsite employees.
The work out room is also the best in the downtown Salt Lake City Condominiums.
Yes, Gordon B Hinckley did live there.
No I don’t live there, but yes you would love living there. I promise that you will. You can click Governors Plaza in the quick links to determine what is currently for sale.
Larry Cragun Windermere Real Estate
Residential and Condominium Professional