A few weeks ago, I went on a listing appointment. This two-story home will be an excellent property to sell: a beautiful four-bedroom, side-loading garage on a half acre with great schools.
These are the homes Maryland loves, and I have affectionately named them "clononials." The sellers are mother-daughter. Both are artists and love the outdoors, gardens, and trees.
We discussed the price, what needs doing, and a timeline for painting, floor refinishing, purging, and professional photography. We also talked about what they wanted in the
Last week I got a call from these sellers to visit a new listing. We did, we fell in love, and we made a bid. With four other offers, even with our higher price, they could not accept a contract contingency on the buyer's home.
But the sellers are going about this process backward. They understood but felt it couldn't hurt to try. Now we concentrate on the home for sale, painting, refinishing, purging, packing and storage.
I look forward to getting their home on the market and only then looking at other properties.
Backward is not the right direction!