3130 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA

My weekend was filled with workouts (hike, yoga and free weights), work (wrote two offers and prepping another). I was feeling great about the productive weekend until I received a call from a neighbor of my luxury listing at 3130 Hermosa Beach.

“I see your sign is down. How much did the property sell for?”

“The property is available. Are you sure the sign is missing?”

“Yes. The sign was there yesterday and today it is gone.”

As soon as we confirmed the offers we wrote were in the hands of the listing agents, we hopped in the Mini Cooper and headed for Hermosa Beach with a spare sign. I was hoping the wind had blown it over, but no such luck. The aluminum sign and post were gone.

Fortunately, this is a high-end listing with security cameras and the sellers are reviewing tapes from the rather narrow window of time the sign disappeared. The seller knows it was still standing late Saturday afternoon and a resident on The Strand called me before noon on Sunday to report it missing.

This morning we will order a new luxury property for sale sign and wait for word from the sellers to see what was captured on the surveillance tapes.

Oh yes, the silver lining is the neighbor’s relative wants to see the spectacular luxury property with stunning ocean views only 70 steps from the sand. Perhaps I owe the thief a thank you for adding a luxury buyer to my client list.