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 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.