Don't wait! Taking action leads to success

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 PA License - AB067198

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets is always encouraging us to Take Action in his posts. This week I got a call from a client who I have been showing homes to for a little while, but all fell short for one reason or another. They had just seen a home they had driven by and wanted to make an offer.


It was a coming soon listing, which meant no showings. They loved the location and the look of the lot from the road. It was an estate selling the home, and they did not want to wait till it hit the market. Could we make an offer?


I called the listing agent who I know and she was fine with an offer sight unseen. She re-iterated it was an estate and the house needed work. My buyers knew that.


So we drew up an agreement of sale, which was very clean, slightly above asking price with a thirty day or quicker settlement with cash.


The listing agent explained it might take a little while to get an answer as there were three family members who were making the decisions. We heard the next morning our offer was accepted.


I have a very happy buyer, and we are now measuring and seeing what plans she has for the home, it will be lovely and the location is perfect for her and her son. Nice flat lot, ranch style home, with lots of natural light.


Sometimes it pays to take action and not wait. If you need guidance on buying a Main Line home, contact Nick Vandekar, Selling The Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, email, or through my website


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Nick Vandekar
Nick is a Tredyffrin Easttown Residential and Commercial REALTOR selling The Main Line, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.

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Comments (4)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

congratulations for being first out of the gate and into an agreement....

Jul 30, 2020 01:03 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nick my take is if you answer the phone, respond to emails and texts you will do well I have two deals that I closed during the pandemic and got four new listings... seriously not that hard to do especially when you are supposed to be sheltering in place, Endre

Jul 30, 2020 10:07 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Nick.

First of all congratulations on the sale.  I'm sure they wil be happy, as will the sellers.

Jul 31, 2020 01:21 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Barbara Todaro the agent seemed surprised at first, but was quite happy when she saw the agreement we wrote as were the sellers.

Endre Barath, Jr. amazingly, I am having one of my best years, and still have things in my pipeline I am working on.

Thank you James Dray they are, we went by yesterday and they were thrilled. It will need work, but they knew that.

Jul 31, 2020 04:45 AM