Selling The House, USA

The Sign Is Up!!!! 5009 Clarke Street, Oakland, CA 94609

February 17, 2018

We went by the house yesterday and saw a sight for sore eyes, the “Coming Soon” sign was up!!!! WOW are things moving fast now. The house is staged and looks fantastic as the designers did a really great job. It is done in a totally different style than we would have ever thought of, but it really works! It is very crisp and minimal and we love the colors, furniture and artwork they chose to use. Both the upstairs and downstairs complement each other. The flow of the house is really shown off and the basement looks bigger than when we had our stuff in there (although we loved our items from all over the world) and we think the entire house will show really well and get lots of bids. How could anyone not want to live here? We will really miss it and hope the new owners will have fun, loving times and make lots of great memories.

My photos don’t really do the house justice, but our great architectural photographer and friend Christian Klugmann is doing the proper ones and they are on all listings on Zillow, Redfin and etc. You can also see our house at

The Open Houses are on Saturday and Sunday February 24 and 25, and Sunday March 4th from 2 – 4:30pm. The Temescal District is a very popular, trendy area in Oakland as it is between the McArthur and Rockridge Bart stations, next to the lively Telegraph Avenue and an easy walk to College and Piedmont Avenue Gourmet Ghettos with all their restaurants, coffee houses and shops. We keep checking the weather reports and it sounds like all should be fine. As long as there isn’t any rain and the sun is out we will be happy campers.

Check out our previous posts to see the before shots and the progress.

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  • Reply Ron Kavorkian March 3, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Your home looks great should get numerous offers at a premium price! As to staging a home we know what your saying as our house has been staged as well and it’s like living in some ones else’s home totally different but it does give you thought for your own decor in your new home. We have accepted an offer on ours and in escrow hope to close by end of March. You will have numerous offers on yours and funny but it’s tough to decide what buyer to pick. Any way love reading your blog and the best to both of you.!

    • Reply ourprimeoflife March 10, 2018 at 10:43 am

      Thanks Ronnie for the thumbs up. We did get an offer that we accepted and should close March 31st too. Watch for the new post coming in the next couple of days. Congratulations on your sale.

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