Happily Ever After...Here She Comes !

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Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

.   Last night will be a night to remember...for our soooo excited Buyer...and for us as it  was one of the very best "happily ever afters" we have ever had the privilege to  begin to Sellabrate.

    In what seems like another lifetime we met "Molly" in the midst of a nasty divorce, about to be a single Mom having to do a short sale and figure out her new life.  The Short sale closed and Molly movedschool with her son to the picturesque Village of Greendale, a popular southeastern Milwaukee suburb. One of the attributes most attractive to people moving to Greendale is the school system. Molly's son "Blake" loved the school and Molly was "more than determined" to buy a house, raise her credit score, have a good down payment and have a great "happily ever after" for her and Blake. 

    Molly had her heart set on a "three bears" kind of house...not too big, not too small..just right for the family of two...And...she wanted Blake to stay in the elementary school he presently attended.  That really narrowed the options for housing opportunities.  We looked with her on rare occasions when a home would become available...with her parents in tow hoping to be able to give their approval for the house she would call home. She had seen in her mind's eye...the backyard with a patio for grilling..the finished lower level for her exercise equipment and Blake's room for entertaining friends with video games. She pictured the Christmas tree in the corner of the living room...and could "see" Blake having a short walk to school.

  Home sweet home Molly's Mom became very ill and fought the best fight and as Blake says...went to Heaven, earlier this year. Molly's Mom had confided to us that she was afraid she would not see Molly in her new home...she knew that her time on this earthly plain was shorter than anyone wished. We told her we would always keep looking and assured her one day there would be the perfect house for her daughter and grandson to call home.

      A home in Greendale...very near Blake's school popped up on our daily search radar and we immediately called Molly. She was in the car returning from a getaway with Blake and could be back in town by 5 pm.

We set up the showing and met Molly, Blake and Molly's Dad at the house....it more than checked "all the boxes"....it was absolutely everything that they wanted in a house and extremely well kept besides !

     Molly's Dad was cautious....he said he would stay as long as needed him to stay if she chose to write an offer...but he was confident he said that she and Blake were "in the capable hands of professionals."  Molly assured him she was fine and would write immediately,

      Off to the favorite Italian restaurant in the Village...and crafting the best possible offer.  Molly would talk to her lender in the morning and would refresh her financial information tonight for a shiny new preapprfingers crossedoval. She wrote a thoughtful letter to the Seller who had moved to assisted living and assured her that she would taking the same loving care of the home that the Seller had done for years. Fingers crossed that Molly's highest and best and her heartfelt letter would win the offer...and the 24 hour wait began with more offers being sent to the Seller now the second day on the market.

   Key In the spirit of positivity...we bought a bouquet of flowers...made a large cardboard Key and sprayed it with metallic paint with a ribbon tying it to the bouquet and chilled a bottle of champagne....waiting for the call.

   We had written the offer with an escalation clause... a requirement in these days of our Sellers' Thinventory market and the listing agent said she was sending the counter agreeing to the escalated price and we must return it within the hour...there were other offers demanding responses.

       Key, Champagne, Bouquet and counter in hand...we jumped in the car...knocking on the door hiding everything and hoping to capture this moment on what we envisioned as a "Viral Video".  Camera malfunction...but Molly's face...the everlasting hug and tears that followed will be forever impressed on our memories.champagne and flowers  Tears, hugs, phone calls...and another sleepless night...this time for positively excited reasons as Molly once again sees herself in her next "happily ever after."

   It is our privilege to work in real estate....it is what dreams are made of...If you are looking for your next "Happily Ever After" ...Call Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with EXP Realty...414 525 0563 and let us begin the Sellabration !

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Sally and David it is the "Happy Ever After" experiences like this one that makes our jobs extra special

Aug 03, 2018 02:35 PM #12
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Sally, these are the stories that KEEP us in the business and makes everyone smile!

Aug 03, 2018 03:09 PM #13
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It does my heart good to read such a hard warming success story Sally and David. Thank you for bringing to our attention...

Aug 03, 2018 07:13 PM #14
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Morning Sally,

What an inspiring story, I'm sure Molly and Blake will be very happy.

Aug 04, 2018 12:49 AM #15
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You put a smile on my face Sally and David with this story. You two are what being a Realtor is all about!

Aug 04, 2018 01:52 AM #16
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If you have stand the test of time in this business...these are the moments and the reasons why we continue to do this!

Aug 04, 2018 06:05 AM #17
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Sally K. & David L. Hanson every story should read as this one does.... you kept your word to her mother and did a fine job of it....

Aug 04, 2018 06:15 AM #18
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                                 Thank you Sally and David!

Aug 04, 2018 05:58 PM #19
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OMG, I LOVE this story, Sally! And, of COURSE the video malfunctioned - I missed the take-down of a 150-foot tree and had my video ready to hit RECORD and I messed it up! Ugh!

I have to ask - how lucky is "Molly" to have you & David representing her?! Congratulations to you all!

Aug 04, 2018 10:36 PM #20
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What a beautiful story. Molly is one lucky person to have you both representing her. Great job!

Aug 05, 2018 06:10 AM #21
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This is such a wonderful story. Molly and Blake sure have the right Real estate team in their corner. No doubt mom is thrilled with your promise fulfilled. I'm sure she's smiling down on the scene from her spot in the heavens. D 

Aug 05, 2018 08:45 AM #22
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Beautiful people oriented special effort!  Congratulations

Aug 05, 2018 02:04 PM #23
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What a positive story and she will always remember your extra celebration and effort!

Aug 05, 2018 04:18 PM #24
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Such a wonderful story!  These are the best kind to share.  Thank you for posting.

Aug 05, 2018 06:54 PM #25
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I love happy endings and love the way you stuck with her and made her mom's dream come true too.

Aug 05, 2018 07:31 PM #26
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Sally and David

That is such a heartwarming story to add to your collection of many other successes! This was such fun to read!

Jeff

Aug 06, 2018 07:59 AM #27
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Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS , "Molly" is a joy to work with...we had the inspection yesterday and the Seller had taken such great care of her house, there were no issues...and that was another round of hugs !

Aug 06, 2018 08:01 AM #28
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OMGosh you should have a 1,000 comments here!  Congratulations for helping Molly and Blake get into their new favorite home.  That is such a great story.  Being the ultimate problem solver is key in this "business" and you did just that!  Congrats to Molly & Blake!

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In a very small way I feel as if I were on the journey with you and Molly after reading this! I'm so happy Molly and her son found the home they were dreaming of. Great job!

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I love those kind of accepted deals!!! Woo Hoo! Way to go Molly.

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