The Buyer Found the House From the Seller Sharing on Facebook
The buyer's agent had a confession to make after the offer was accepted for her buyer. She was slightly ashamed to share with me that her buyer found the house. The search she had created for their home search had missed this house completely. Because the buyers wanted a 3 bedroom home, she created the search for just that, except the default is 3 bedrooms ABOVE ground. This home had 2 bedrooms and 2 baths on the main level and another bedroom and bath in the lower level. Definitely not a common floor plan, but in this case, it worked perfect for these buyers.
When I list a home for sale, I send the postlet and property website links to the seller to share on their Facebook accounts or with people that they know. Not everyone does it, but the option is there. I had a really go-getter seller that shared everything that I sent to her. The buyer's girlfriend is friends with someone that shared my seller's post about their home being for sale. That is how they found the house!
Very cool for my sellers, who had several showings in the first few days and the comments were that the buyers really wanted three bedrooms on the same level. They were definitely starting to feel discouraged!
Lesson learned for me, I will ask buyers more detailed questions about their home search. 3 bedrooms does not always mean on the same level to every buyer. You don't want to miss out on the perfect home!
And for my future sellers, I will be able to tell them that in the case for this seller, Facebook sold their house!