Being a Realtor in today's market is not easy. Whether it is dealing with the buyer who wants something for nothing or the seller who thinks his home should be listed at 2005 prices, the real estate profession is hard work and often frustrating. However, sometimes something special happens that truly makes us feel that our efforts are worthwhile.
Last summer, a couple who receive our mailings contacted us about listing their home for sale. We met with them in the fall when they returned to Palm Coast from their northern home and discussed the current market conditions as they applied to their home. They decided to wait until Spring and list before they went back north.
A short time later, friends introduced us to a couple who were planning to retire to Palm Coast in a few months. We spent many days with them looking at homes that fit their criteria. The more we listened to them and looked at homes with them, the more evident it was that the first couple's home was perfect for the second couple. The sellers agreed to do a one time listing and settled on a price. At the end of a day of home searching, we took the buyers to see the house. We hadn't told them about the home so it was a complete surprise. When they walked in, you could see that it was love at first sight and the rest is history. The sellers were able to move on with their lives and the buyers have moved in and are happy in their perfect home.
On more than one occasion we have heard people say, "Why do I need a Realtor when I can do it myself?" This is only one example of how a Realtor can help you buy or sell a home.