My client had long been searching for a new abode in far-flung places including southern France, Washington’s Puget Sound and Costa Rica. One day he called me to say that he found his dream home near friends in Rancho Mirage, CA and he wanted to list his pristine Glen Park home immediately! He showed me pictures of a desert oasis complete with elegant interiors, inviting pool and lush landscaping. We completed staging, photographing and listing his San Francisco home for sale within 9 days after receiving that phone call. Droves of buyers came to see the house and my client told me that he was looking for a special buyer who would (a) personally connect with the house, and (b) be a friendly, helpful neighbor. Knowing this, I asked the buyers agents to share details about their buyers. Once we were in contract, my client quickly befriended the couple who purchased his house and hosted a housewarming party to introduce them to their new neighbors. My client is now happily enjoying in his Rancho Mirage home!