Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | January 16, 2021

The tale of off-market Palomar Properties

When the owners of this charming knotty pine cabin decided to sell, I just had to kidnap a neighbor to see. I thought it would be perfect for you. She owned 68 acres that she’d had off and on the market for a couple years. She did love the cabin, but even with so many showings and a couple offers, the land hadn’t sold. So, the cabin went active. Lots of folks toured, several offers. Then, the owners decided to take the cabin off the market over the holidays. They had family coming that would be enjoying using it during the snow.

Ring, ring!

Withdrawing listings always seems to really get my phone to ring. So, I slipped a few folks in. The last couple were looking forward to moving here full time, so escrow was opened. Alas, their doctor in LA didn’t feel the same way. Mr. Buyer had a surgery scheduled and would have such long long drives back and forth for physical therapy. They reluctantly cancelled their contract. By now the cabin owners decided to make some changes with the staging and wanted to keep it off-market a little longer. (Take a look at the new pix!)

Meanwhile, quite a few of you have toured the beautiful 68 acres. After a couple of offers that didn’t work out, the seller decided to keep it as a getaway for her family. As soon as I withdrew the listing, my phone started ringing again! Five calls in two days and then a buyer who submitted an offer in November saw it slipping away and decided to play his hand again. He won!

Isn’t it interesting how everything always seems to work out? We have a nice, new family with great plans for the 68 acres, and the seller? Well, you guessed it, she can hardly sleep at night thinking about very fun ideas for decorating the knotty pine cabin that she has in escrow!

But, there is more!

A couple years ago a young man came up to look at properties … and stayed for dinner. We get to see him quite often. His family lives on the east coast. We met in the fall and they came again over Christmas. We had so much fun. After looking at homes in two other states, they wanted to see what Palomar had to offer, but nothing was for sale. We walked around the outside of this one. I can hardly wait to tell the rest of the story, but for now, it looks like they will be new neighbors in about a month!

A couple is coming up for a tour in the morning. I have a few sets of keys but nothing in their price range. I am glad to always give a tour and get folks familiar with our fun mountain community, but it should would be nice to have a few doors to open that they could actually make their own.

So, Real Estate is crazy busy! Great time to sell!! You’ve got questions? It would be a pleasure to get them answered.

Bonnie Phelps, Realtor, DRE 1293695

For all your Real Estate needs since the beginning of the Century in the Cities and Above the Clouds


  1. nice story, happy ending.

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