I recently had some clients who had an incredible amount of trouble being approved for their new home. They recently relocated from Idaho, were married, and were looking to get into a home of their own. We spent about 4 solid months driving from neighborhood to neighborhood looking for just the right home. We put in a contract at a new home community and their loan was denied due to lack of job stability.
My clients felts like giving up for a couple of days until I sent them a new listing that just popped up on the market. We immediately set an appointment to view the home and they made their decision to make an offer. The offer was outright accepted but that was only the beginning of that story. The sellers agent calls me about a week before closing and tells me that the owner does not want to sell anymore because he is having a change of heart. "Wow," is all my clients had to say, and it took both of our brokers to convince the seller to come to an agreement to sell.
After hours of negotiating we were back on the path of buying a home. The lender we chose to use allowed them to put a minimal amount of money down and still be approved. After the long awaited closing and over 5 months of constant work with these clients, they were both almost brought to tears after their dream of home ownership came true. That is what makes my job so great, even after all the roller coaster rides of happiness and rejection, I was a part of their biggest financial decision of their lives thus far. I thoroughly enjoy working with people and especially when it comes to solving a major challenge like this one was. Selling Real Estate is a great job!