Closing day is simultaneously "opening day." It's the day that opens the door to a new reality. The sellers are no longer attached to a home or property and the new owner(s) of the property get a fresh start as the owner of what will be one of the largest investments in their lifetime.
I met my sellers back in 2014 when I was in property management. After I stopped managing properties, they became the property management clients of a company that I sold my accounts to. Each year at renewal time, one of the sellers would contact me to get an update on comps for the area. They needed to decide whether it was a good time to sell the property or not. For four years straight (2015 - 2018) I knew to expect that email and as I had done in the past, I sent him comparable sales that proved that it just was not the right time to sell and walk away with the kind of net they desired.
Are We There Yet?
Well this year was different. Comps looked great. Home values were up and it was time to list. Priced right and ready to sell, the house hit the market within a month. Showings were steady. A few offers came through and finally there was one in which the buyer and seller felt they could live with (at full list price not less).
There were some hiccups along the way, but in the end, they worked it out and we closed on Friday, November 22, 2019.
Gratitude and Congrats
In the end, I am really grateful and honored that the seller kept in touch and trusted that I was the right person for the job. I congratulate the family for their patience, perseverance and the successful sale of their property.