Trust: He bought it sight unseen from France
A past client of mine and I have been searching for a second investment home for him to purchase in the La Quinta Cove. I sold him his first investment property here in La Quinta about 5 years ago, and my husband has been managing the property for him. Weeks and then months passed, offers were written, and still we had not found the right fit. But I knew his likes and dislikes, and his must haves!
The day after he left for an extended trip to France I went to preview a home that I thought met his needs. Incredible location at the top of the cove, close to the hiking trails and right across Avenida Bermudas from the mountains. Modern in design, it has a patio in front with mountain views and views from the pool in the backyard!
I sent him a video and photos. He put his trust in me and we wrote an offer. After negotiations we had an accepted offer and then faced the challenge of getting funds wired for the earnest money with my buyer in France and his funds in a Canadian investment account. With the tightened security these days concerning wiring funds internationally (preventing funding terrorists), the wire came through in 7 days. But- my buyer could not wire the entire closing amount without actually being back in Canada. So we delayed the closing date until he returned to Canada.
Meanwhile, through the inspections and discovery period... he still has not seen the house. We close tomorrow- and he will be here to see the house for the first time. Now that is trust.