So I get a phone call the other day responding to one of my ActiveRain Blogs regarding a new development I wrote about in my town of Huntersville, NC.
Her lease was coming up for renewal and she wanted to start looking for a home with her mom. So I quickly got her home criteria and set her up on Client Gateway, a marketing tool, that updates propective clients daily on propeties that meet their needs.
Within a week they found a the home they wanted to look at. So, I set the appointment and away we went. The home was listed at $190k and has been on the market for 250 days.
My clients fell in love and we immediately wrote an offer on the property. I was thinking this was the easiest and quickest deal I have ever done and all because of my ActiveRain blog. My clients were pre-approved and made a very fair offer of $180k. Now you would of thought they would of jumped on the offer and get back to us pretty quickly especially since it has been on the market for 250 days.
Now the catch is that the home had an executor and the listing agent informed us that they had to check with an attorney first to figure out tax implications. OK so why was not handled prior to the listing? Do they not have a figure in mind of what they would sell the house for? Should this all have been figured out by the Listing Agent? Come on 250 days and they need to talk to an attorney now?!
Long story short they decided not to sell, and give the home to another family member. To make matters worse my clients called me while I was on my way to Ocean Isle Beach and told me they decided to buy new construction from a sales agent they met weeks prior to me. They said they lowered the price. I asked if they needed my assistance, but the Mom said she had plenty of experience buying homes (5) and they were fine. Thanks Mike for your help anyway. Now maybe some of you are saying that I should of known about their history of home searches. Well, I did and nothing ever came up about looking at new construction. We narrowed our searches down to just a couple of neighborhoods and home style.
I was a little disappointed, but it wasn't long after that it started to rain again. Picked up a listing this week because of my ActiveRain blog on Short Sales in Huntersville, NC. Let it Rain!