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Every experienced real estate agent knows that sometimes all it takes is one. One unique buyer that can give your seller everything they’re asking for. Lauri Strain found the one for her seller of 922 Vista Del Collados in San Luis Obispo.

The Deal History

Lauri first connected with the seller of this lakefront property from a cold calling session with the Attune Team. After six months of discussions, he finally agreed to an in-person meeting.

During this meeting, Lauri learned firsthand about his motivation to sell and his emotional hesitations about when to go to market. He first purchased the home in 1984 with his late wife, who passed just 10 years ago. Now more than ever, it was important for him to celebrate his 90th birthday with his family in his home.

Given the seller’s emotional connection to this house, this presented a unique challenge for the sale of this property.

Lauri with her coming soon sign

The Deal Challenge

Rather than shy away from the challenge, Lauri offered the seller a solution advising, “Let’s take advantage of this fast-paced market and list your property, with the condition that you can stay in your home until December!”

Admittedly, the seller informed Lauri that he didn’t even know that this was a viable option. After taking some time to think it over, he agreed to list immediately, to try to capture the highest sales price possible within this market. 

So Lauri and Team Attune got to work with staging, marketing, and personal outreach. 

The Deal Success

After only nine days on the market and one busy open house, Lauri found the one. The seller happily accepted an offer of $1,600,050 roughly $100,000 over the asking price!

As an added bonus, the buyer agreed to the seller’s specific condition and he’s looking forward to celebrating his 90th birthday this November in his home!

The seller shared his joy about the success of the sale saying,

“The best birthday gift I can think of … I’ll be celebrating my 90th birthday in my own home! That was my biggest wish. But I was also anxious to sell my home in a strong market. I’m happy to report I got my wish and more! This summer I SOLD my home of nearly 30 years and will be here to celebrate turning 90! Thanks to the experience and expertise of Lauri Strain and her Attune Real Estate team I got it all. Reading the market, Laurie advised listing my house this summer and requesting to remain living in it until my winter birthday. It sold within a week and the new buyers agreed to me renting it back. My family and I are so grateful for the care, attention, and advice from Laurie that allowed all this to happen exactly as I dreamed. We are grateful beyond words.”

Bob, the Seller

It’s results like this one, that makes us proud to be a boutique real estate agency! We work with you to create a customized plan that fits your specific needs. For more information about our home seller program, head to our website’s main menu.

About Attune Real Estate

Founded by Lauri Strain in 2020, Attune RE is a boutique real estate firm serving San Luis Obispo County. Peace, community, and being “attuned” to others are at the core of Attune’s mission. Attune Real Estate offers more than transactional real estate services. We are committed to providing knowledge, care, and awareness to your real estate journey through access to value-packed content, industry experts, and concierge-level amenities.
Today, Lauri’s talented team of agents continues to grow, enabling them to help even more families along the central coast.

It’s a great day when you can bring the home value up in your own neighborhood! That’s exactly what Lauri Strain did in this scenario.

The History

In March of 2022, Lauri welcomed Bryan Silva onto Team Attune as their new inside sales agent. He hit the ground running by helping call all the Facebook leads Attune had accumulated over the past few months. That’s when he made contact with the sellers of Donelson. 

From a brief conversation with them, he learned that they wanted to downsize and move to Traditions, a retirement community in Paso Robles. He shared the lead with Lauri and she immediately called to set a listing appointment. 

The Challenge

During their listing appointment, Lauri gained insight into their biggest fear with the sale of this home – the shifting market. 

She encouraged them to trust her local expertise and said, “As soon as you move forward, everything will fall into place! And that way you’ll have the necessary funds for your dream home! You never know what you can purchase for if you don’t know what you can sell your current home for.” 

They set a game plan to take advantage of the hot market and price it right to fuel a bidding frenzy. Within days, Lauri received multiple above-asking offers from eager buyers.

1585 Donelson Pl, Templeton in escrow above asking!

The Success

This successful sale was a team effort! After door-knocking, professional photos, digital marketing, and researching market data, Lauri listed the home at $1,050,000! 

Within days the offers were rolling in until it came neck and neck between two competitive buyers. While handling the negotiations, Lauri and her team were scouring the market for their new home in their desired neighborhood. 

After less than two weeks on the market, the sellers accepted an offer for their home at $1.3 million, $250,000 more than the asking price! This will be a record sale for their Templeton neighborhood. 

Then just two days after the sellers accepted the offer, their dream home came on the market in the Traditions neighborhood. Lauri helped them write a strong offer, and it was accepted without multiple rounds of negotiations.

So today we’re celebrating much more than a sale, we’re also celebrating with our sellers as they close on their new home. And to round off the team effort, Stella’s husband, who owns his own painting business, will be painting their new home in Paso Robles before they move in! 

It’s a happy ending all around!

Case Study: Setting records in Templeton

About Attune Real Estate

Founded by Lauri Strain in 2020, Attune RE is a boutique real estate firm serving San Luis Obispo County. 

Peace, community, and being “attuned” to others are at the core of Attune’s mission. Attune Real Estate offers more than transactional real estate services. We are committed to providing knowledge, care, and awareness to your real estate journey through access to value-packed content, industry experts, and concierge-level amenities.

Today, Lauri’s talented team of agents continues to grow, enabling them to help even more families along the central coast.

After almost 20 years of door-knocking, Lauri Strain isn’t surprised by much. That all changed when she knocked on one woman’s door. The events that followed were the most pleasant surprises imaginable!

The History

It all started one day with Lauri door-knocking in a neighborhood. A sweet woman answered the door, and although she wasn’t interested in selling, her daughter and son-in-law might be.

So Lauri reached out to the couple, and they weren’t ready to sell. Then the son called back, “Wait! My mother might be ready to sell.” And as it turns out, she was.

So Team Attune prepared to sell this charming home on historic Park St., a hidden gem in the heart of downtown Paso Robles, just minutes away from local restaurants, shops, the fairgrounds, and the new Paso Market Walk.

With its incredible location and unique original features, like redwood siding, this home was one of a kind! It just needed a little love to bring it back to life.

The Challenge

That’s when surprise number two happened! The home desperately needed proper staging and, on short notice – introducing Summer Strain, Lauri’s daughter, and Attune’s new home design specialist.

In just one day, Summer instantly transformed the space and let the home’s inherent charm shine through.

After the staging, inspections, professional photography, and marketing plans, Team Attune was ready to sell Park St.

The Success

After a fantastic team effort and multiple offers, Park St sold in just six days and over asking.

It was such a joy to work with the seller, her family, Lauri’s daughter, and everyone else who helped close this deal.

If we’ve learned anything, it’s that you never know which door will lead to the right deal!


About Attune Real Estate

Founded by Lauri Strain in 2020, Attune RE is a boutique real estate firm serving San Luis Obispo County. 

Peace, community, and being “attuned” to others are at the core of Attune’s mission. Attune Real Estate offers more than transactional real estate services. We are committed to providing knowledge, care, and awareness to your real estate journey through access to value-packed content, industry experts, and concierge-level amenities.

Today, Lauri’s talented team of agents continues to grow, enabling them to help even more families along the central coast.

Sometimes the best leads require years of nurturing. That was certainly the case with this off-market deal in Atascadero!

The History

After five years of Lauri Strain checking in, the owners finally reached out and asked for her expertise to price their home. 

Even though they were interested in selling, they weren’t ready for the pressures of putting their home on the open market. 

An off-market sale was no problem for Strain, and she was up for the challenge!

The Challenge

Sometimes things don’t always work out on the first try, but the outcome could be better than imagined. 

After the owners agreed to sell, Strain immediately went to work sharing the property with her network of buyers. And one of them even wrote an all-cash offer, sight-unseen! 

Unfortunately, that buyer pulled out of escrow, but luckily, another Team Attune member stepped up to the plate.

The Success

As soon as the property became available again, Stella Dudley quickly submitted an offer on behalf of her buyer. 

Even better? The second offer was higher than the first! 

The sellers and buyers are thrilled with the results of this off-market sale. Meanwhile, Strain and Dudley are celebrating their first team Attune deal! 

Our agents are thankful to be a part of a supportive team environment. They will always work together to get the deal done for their clients.


About Attune Real Estate

Founded by Lauri Strain in 2020, Attune RE is a boutique real estate firm serving San Luis Obispo County. 

Peace, community, and being “attuned” to others are at the core of Attune’s mission. Attune Real Estate offers more than transactional real estate services. We are committed to providing knowledge, care, and awareness to your real estate journey through access to value-packed content, industry experts, and concierge-level amenities.

Today, Lauri’s talented team of agents continues to grow, enabling them to help even more families along the central coast.

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