High Speed Transaction Comes to a Dial Up Finish

Real Estate Agent with Lake and Lodge Realty LLC

Amazing how fast a high speed transaction can come to a dial up finish. The house rocked, the land was perfect, price and terms were good, even interest rates were favorable. Sounds like we are on our way to a smooth landing....but....here it comes...Buyer's 8 year old notices there is no cable internet available at the house. He, being a pro gamer could not dream of moving into a home without high speed internet. Dad and mom were just following his directions when they decided this home "wouldn't work". I went over the various options available other than cable and according to JR anything less than cable might as well be dial up. His gaming was over if they purchased.

We are now fast forwarded to today, where we have been looking for the "right" place for about 6 months. None of which are close to the first one. Yes....of course the first one is gone. I always ask if internet is an issue and before JR spoke up, dad said no worries. Since then I also ask if there any children the buyers need to consult prior to writing an offer. Most often I get a well received chuckle. There is a company trying to establish high speed internet all through the State and I am on board to help any way I can. Their website, Michigan Connect can explain more about it. So far, to date, I have lost half a dozen deals because of lack of High Speed Internet. Best of luck in all you do and thanks for reading.

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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
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What?  That is almost unheard of that high speed internet isn't available.  Where the hell are these places Randy?  LOL.

Sep 12, 2012 04:57 AM #1
Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

I guess we're spoiled here but I can't imagine selling a houes, even one in a remote location, that didn't have a hgh-speed wireless connection.  If it makes you feel any better, I had a deal fall apart because the house had no cellphone reception.  That was in the middle of Silicon Valley!

Sep 12, 2012 05:15 AM #2
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I didn't realize there were still places without high speed internet.  It would be a problem for me too!  

Sep 12, 2012 06:23 AM #3
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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I was doing a mortgage for a client in ME, that mad the decision not to buy in particular location for exactly that reason. It does happen, but the numbers you are giving really hurt.

Sep 12, 2012 09:53 PM #4
Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC - Big Rapids, MI
Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI

Roger: Sad but true. About half of my home area has no better than dial up. Yikes.

Bryan: Cell phone reception is another killer in these same areas. Hard to believe in 2012 but still a lot of areas with no internet or cell coverage.

Sharon: Luckily most people use their phones for internet now so it is better but still an issue.

Joe: I ask the question now when searching if High Speed is a necessity.

Sep 12, 2012 10:43 PM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Have an outstanding September and be sure to have your camera in hand to capture the special moments.

Sep 12, 2012 11:18 PM #6
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