Keep Asking and Your Homeownership Dreams Will Be Achieved

Real Estate Agent with Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

No, Is Not the Only Answer; Keep Asking and Your Homeownership Dreams Will Be Achieved.Home Buying take Persistence

Recently we sold a home to a long-term tenant and it was a day of joy for both of us.

When she first started renting with us she had no interest in ever buying, but last spring things changed.

The change came when I mentioned to her that I was going to list her home, and that I would be offering her a closing bonus if she kept it clean and cooperated with the showing agents.

Her response surprised and delighted me, she said how much she loved the home and the location, close to work and family.

And asked me if I could help her to find a way to buy it.

So off we went on our mission to get her financing, I was surprised when my first go-to lender turned her down.

I was surprised, she was expecting it, yet she still felt defeated.

Reminded me of my start in homeownership, 3 kids, a fledgling business, and a wife earning less than $10K at a Catholic School.

But we found a way, and I knew that she could too.


It took a while to get her to try again, I went into the lenders with her, several times.

And with the right plan and the right lender we had an approval.

She was happy to own her home, be secure in a permanent home, and I was so proud of her for sticking through it and achieving her dream.

She did it, and so Can You! 

Give me a call if you would like some coaching to achieve your dream.



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  1. Nicholas Crane 10/01/2019 03:32 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Bob.

A true fighter, glad to hear in the end it all turned out well.  

Sep 23, 2019 01:53 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Bob Crane NEVER SAY NEVER....

Sep 23, 2019 03:40 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. Always nice when a plan comes together! Enjoy your day!

Sep 23, 2019 05:25 AM #3
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Bob those are the happy endings we all hope to be able to tell about.

Sep 23, 2019 01:09 PM #4
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Ah yes, Bob Crane, the good old days. Thank you for sharing your experiences...

Sep 23, 2019 09:50 PM #5
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, I think handing over keys to a first time buyer is just the BEST feeling.

Sep 24, 2019 06:36 AM #6
Rain Silverhawk
Keller Williams Sandpoint - Sandpoint, ID
208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor

There is ALWAYS a way and I am so glad you had such a big heart to be patient and help her find it. 

Sep 24, 2019 11:25 PM #7
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Bob Crane - that is such a heartwarming story.  She was fortunate to be working with you.

Sep 26, 2019 09:15 AM #8
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

It is always nice to sell the big ticket homes and cash the big checks but helping someone who has rented for years achieve that dream of homeownership is so special - congratulations 

Sep 29, 2019 04:21 AM #9
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