More Happy Buyers in Warrenton, VA

Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

More Happy Buyers in Warrenton, VA

When you first become a real estate agent, you imagine taking buyers out in your car, showing them great houses and having them making a decision on one.  It's not like House Hunters, where buyers see three houses over the course of a day or two and fall in love with one.   Some buyers look at a lot of homes over a period of a season or two.

In this case, I met the Buyers in 2008.  They were introduced by a former client and needed a rental.  I found them a great townhouse.  Next time I saw them, their family had grown from three to four and they were being asked by the landlord to move.  The landlord wanted to sell.  So I found them another This home in Warrenton Lakes sold for $330,000 to my very lucky buyers on August 26, 2016.rental.  Then as time went by, we started conversations about buying.  Seems I showed them homes starting last summer, but maybe it was longer.  When you get busy selling homes, time passes quickly. 

So this spring, the house hunt started again in earnest.  This was IT!  They were finding a home.  We had our doubts at times.  Like a lot of first time buyers, they were attracted to homes that seemed a phenomenal deal.  You would walk inside and the Listing Agent would be standing in front a door.  "You can't go here.  The staircase to the basement was removed due to termite damage."  Yeah, that is what you find in homes that seem like a steal.  Or homes that have no central air conditioning.  Or ones that have mold.

When the urgency stepped up, this couple had a family crisis.  The wife needed to be out of the area for months with her dying father.  That left the husband alone to find a really good home for her to come home to.  When we saw this one, I new we had found their home.  It had the large back yard they wanted for their young boys, and all the space they needed and a little extra.  The bonus was that was in the wife's geographic location.

While the home was priced higher than my buyer could go, we made an offer.  It was listed for $345,000 and in move in ready condition.  My Buyer went in lower, not asking for a dime in closing cost help.  And guess what?  My Buyer  got the house for $330,000.  The Seller had accumulated over two months on the market, making the home virtually invisible to buyers searching online who first saw the homes listed within the last two weeks.   The Seller had also lost a previous buyer to cold feet and was ready to make a deal.

The best news is that when the wife got home to see the home, she wasn't disappointed.  Outside it may not look impressive, but inside is a perfectly pleasing home with hardwood floors, a gorgeous bright kitchen, fresh paint and brand new carpet in the secondary bedrooms and basement.  There is a sunroom on the main level and a guest suite in the basement.  

If you are looking for your dream home and want a patient agent, give me a call.  I don't believe in high pressure sales.  Just like these Buyers found, I believe in long term relationships where you can trust that I have your best interests at heart.  Give me a call and let's talk it over.


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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Wonderful story, Chris Ann, and so glad you were able to help these folks find their happy ending.  Sometimes it does take patience, but patience pays off!

Aug 29, 2016 10:16 AM #1
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Chris Ann, this is such a cute house!  So glad it all worked out!

Aug 29, 2016 10:16 AM #2
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Hi and congrats Chris Ann on the sale of this house and helping these buyers get such a good deal.

Aug 29, 2016 10:25 AM #3
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Chris Ann - Great story and a happy ending.We've had long-term processes going with many of our buyers over the years, and it's always so rewarding to get them into a home that makes them happy. Congratulations!

Aug 30, 2016 04:58 AM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Chris Ann --- I am willing to work with buyers for months and in some cases years to help them find the right home when they are loyal, honest, considerate and realistic.  Just like some homes that may not longer to sell, some buyers take longer to succeed.  Granted, they are unlikely to be "looking" continuously and there may be starts/stops for various reasons --- but "patient" is a word that has been used to describe me -- again, not by me but by others.   

Congrats to you and your very fortunate buyers.  


Aug 30, 2016 10:21 AM #5
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Congratulations Chris Ann Cleland , that is a wonderful story with a happy ending

Aug 31, 2016 09:34 AM #6
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

ChrisAnn, so glad you found them their perfect home. 

Aug 31, 2016 10:08 AM #7
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

It's a true benefit for buyers to find an agent who willing to be patient.  So many think if you aren't buying in the next two weeks they are ready to throw in the towel.  

Aug 31, 2016 01:55 PM #8
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Congratulations to you and your buyers for your perserverance.  It takes a bit of looking sometimes, but since you are a patient agent your clients benefited.  A win win!

Aug 31, 2016 01:56 PM #9
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