ENCINITAS, CA – An entertainer’s dream home equipped with energy-efficient upgrades, Matt Hunker of the First Team Real Estate Encinitas Beach office helped his client close the sale of 1337 Skyros Way earlier this month for $2,350,000. San Diego home prices have outpaced the rest of California and Hunker was able to execute a seamless and successful transaction for his clients, despite the market changes amid COVID-19. The property hit the market at an interesting time, right at the beginning of April after the shelter in place orders were enacted, so Hunker quickly adapted his marketing strategy accordingly.
“With such an entertaining home I was looking forward to open houses, but because we were all locked down in quarantine, I knew we had to crank up the digital marketing instead,” explains Hunker. “We were able to get great online reach to a wide audience of buyers through our luxury partnership with Luxury Portfolio, social media shares, and of course high-quality photos and videos.”
Lush tropical landscaping sets the stage for a private backyard sanctuary, complete with a solar-heated saltwater pool and spa, fun rock waterfall, and beautiful Ramada with a full kitchen. Including an elevated deck overlooking the stunning grounds, the home also boasts 32 paid solar panels and a Tesla Power Wall 2, providing the new owners with a responsible and affordable oasis.
“The luxury market in coastal Encinitas is interesting because it has a lot of new construction and custom homes. I knew this property offered something truly special and unique in terms of space and privacy, in addition to the highly energy-efficient elements,” states Hunker. “This home is not only convenient and easy, it’s simply so much fun.”
Although the luxury real estate market slowed to a crawl in the month of May, Hunker and his sellers stayed the course and experienced a buyer boom in June once house hunters rushed onto the market to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates. The buyers fell in love with the exciting home and vibrant, outdoor-minded neighborhood. In fact, 1337 Skyros Way is just steps from where the city is breaking ground on a new master-planned park. Scheduled to be completed at the end of this year, the 3.1 acres of amenity-rich park will include a dog park, zipline, botanical garden, skate element, adventure path, playgrounds, multi-use sport court, and more.
The sale not only attests to the strong seller’s market across Southern California, but it also demonstrates Hunker’s marketing expertise and intimate knowledge of the local community. For more information on Matt Hunker and his comprehensive real estate services, visit matthunker.firstteam.com or contact him directly at (727) 492-0561.