Some clients of mine recently listed their home in the suburbs to move closer to their workplace. After diligent research and communication on the overall best approach, their current home was listed and our first contract was executed within 18 days. By planning a realistic market analysis in our approach for list price and strategic marketing avenues, we were set for a successful sale. Thankfully we had already started our search for their next home in advance.
Moving in closer to the hub of the city, my clients were still longing for the perfect home and a still quiet atmosphere of community. After looking at several homes, we went to view a property listed on MLS without any posting of pictures. My gut feeling told me from the description that this might be “the one”. Although it was an older property, the upgrades and description of the property sounded perfect. Upon viewing the home located in the city on a larger lot, naturistic in terrain coupled with a unique and dynamic floor plan. Halfway through the home…..they knew this was “the one”.
We wrote a slightly over list price offer to be sure of getting this unique property that my clients were eager to call home. Upon submitting the offer, we were informed another contract was in first position. Somewhat disheartened, we requested the offer remain in place as a backup offer. With positive energy and positive thoughts……………….we received a phone call a few days later telling us we were now in first position under contract. Needless to say, we were elated!
So from inception of this journey, we were able to list a home, get an offer in 18 days, and close on a dream home in a little over two weeks. What’s the moral of this story? Dreams can come true regardless of external circumstances of the economy. It’s in a mindset and a belief system. When you have a team, a REALTOR® and clients working together for a common goal, great things happen in their own time for the best outcome.
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