Quite excited to be listing a home for sale in Carmichael. I met with the sellers yesterday to explain how I do business and what I can do for them, and they hired me practically on the spot. Always very happy when that happens. It means we have made a connection. And while a connection is not always necessary in a real estate transaction, it certainly doesn't hurt to like the clients, and I prefer it that way.
Perhaps the defining moment was when they mentioned to me there was a large water stain around the dining room window. It was puzzling. They could not figure out how it happened. There was no leaking from the roof, and the window itself did not manage to leak. I stared at the window. Over the top and down the sides hung a heavily crocheted drape of sorts. If the seller had washed it and hung it up damp, it would have dripped on the wallpaper and damaged the integrity by leaving water marks.
Sure enough, they eyed each other and laughed. That's exactly what happened. It's what their dad's second wife would have done.
Then, we discussed how buyers tend to purchase on impulse. One of the sellers shared she was worried that she would buy a home based on emotions and then regret what she bought because it didn't fit her parameters. So she devised a system for rating houses. Very clever. Similar to what I tell buyers but with a twist.
You can read more about that method in my personal blog today at this link: How to Decide Which House to Buy.