My wife and I run a ministry in the heart of Hollywood. We had been in that building almost 25 years when we started receiving unsolicited offers on the building. The first offer was above market, but never even made it into escrow. The word had gotten out that we were open to taking an offer, so the second offer was less than the first. They probably thought they could offer less since the first didn’t work out. But they kept wanting to extend escrow and didn’t want to pay for the right, so it fell out. After two offers on a building that wasn’t even listed for sale, it made us curious to see what would happen if we actually put it on the market. But, with who?
During the previous deal I kept seeing updates Paul Brehme was publishing on the internet, on the market and his analysis of the market. I was intrigued and knew I wanted a barracuda to represent us this time, so I called him to set up a meeting. I was impressed by his approach and what he was guaranteeing he would do to represent us. We agreed he was for us, and we listed our building with him.
Right from the start he started promoting our building every way possible. He didn’t just wait for people to call, but started calling and emailing people he thought might be interested. It resulted in an offer that was higher than either of the first two, close to a record for a building like ours, and got us terms we had to have to make the deal work for us. Throughout the whole process, he was there for us. Even after the lease back was over, he was there to help us work through all the final paperwork and even get our deposit back.
We couldn’t recommend Paul Brehme more. Whether you are buying or selling, you would be hard pressed to find a more professional, hard working or better connected broker.