Getting it Sold
She was ready for a complete change. When she called me to list her home, she and her fiance had decided to pack things up in Colorado and move to Florida. They were excited about their new life and prospects.
It only took a week to get her home under contract. We had made it through the inspection process, the appraisal came in at value, and Buyers had a Clear to Close. Life was good.
Two days before closing, I stopped by to see how things were progressing. The U-Haul was empty in the driveway. Going in through the open garage door, I found her sobbing on the couch. The fiance had decided he not only didn't want to move to Florida, he also didn't want to get married. Aside from the personal heartbreak, she was closing in forty-eight hours and had to be out and the house left clean. She had no one to turn to.
While there was nothing to be done about her emotional misery, I let her know she was not alone. I left her to finish packing boxes and assured her we would be back the next day to help her load the truck.
It was a sunny afternoon when my husband and I arrived the following day. After getting most of the furniture on the truck, it was time to load boxes and finish with the smaller items. In typical Colorado fashion, the weather took a drastic turn. The snow started about 5:00 pm when we still had hours of work ahead of us.
Doing What Needs to be Done
We continued to work as roads all over town were being shut down because of massive snow accumulation. She begged us to leave, but there was no way were going to leave her with so much to do.
If you're not familiar with Colorado weather, our common expression is, "If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes." We weren't worried about getting home, but knew she couldn't be ready for closing by morning without help. So we finished loading the truck and then cleaned the house to move-in-ready condition for the new owners.
The snow plows had been out overnight and she was able to make the mid-morning closing. Her tears at closing were not about the loss of her dream, but over and over she kept saying how thankful she was that I was her Realtor. She told anyone who would listen that she wouldn't be closing that morning if it hadn't been for Mimi and her husband.
It's always rewarding when you figure out ways to "get the job done." Others might have done things differently, but I have no issue rolling up my sleeves to help my clients get to a successful closing.