Yesterday I once again hit gold! We all enjoy the thrill of victory. Every home I get under contract feels like the first. I love this industry!
I went from the lowest to the highest feeling on this deal, and want to encourage everyone to "go for it" with all of your oportunities.
Here's the long and short of it. An old friend called from a different area saying his family was transfering back to the area and wanted to use me to purchase their next home. They sent me a list of 30 homes they would want to see in 2 days. Whoa. That's a busy tour! I was on vacation the week before, and had so much to catch up on, but focused for my friend and got him through the homes.
The buyers couldn't agree on any of the homes. What a disappointment.
I normally would only show 5-7 homes to a buyer in a day, but these were good friends with fairly intense personalities. I wanted them to feel like I was here for them, both as a friend and professional.
After they saw the last house on the 2nd day they were compromising on two. I knew they weren't the right size, floor plan, and even location for them, so I did the unthinkable after seeing 30 homes...I told them we should look on the MLS for more! "Holy cow! What am I doing?!?!", is what I was feeling inside. I know better! I trusted my instinct over my knowledge and we headed to my office.
After pulling up the newest listings I came across one and imediately said, "that's your new house." They laughed at my statement...I didn't. The next day we went out and saw it. We looked at the other two that were compromises. Went back to the new one, then went to the office to make an offer.
Yesterday we completed negotiations. They're under contract!
All this to say...GO THE EXTRA MILE! In Northwest Arkansas our market IS flooded with listings. There are pleanty of homes for a buyer to choose from. It may only take an extra day to make a good amount of money and keep a client for a lifetime! That's worth it.
Hoping all your selling days are filled with joy!