Home Featured on HGTV's Hidden Potential is SOLD with Out of The Box Thinking!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate

     In May, the gracious Cast & Crew of HGTV's Hidden Potential TV Show visited Northwest Indiana's Porter County to feature 3 Local Homes For Sale.The Episode did not air on television until late August, but gave us some Publicity in the Local News!

After the episode aired on TV, we listed one of the Properties that was featured in Episode # 608.

The 4th weekend this home was listed (day 36 on the Market to be exact) we had 2 separate interested parties come through the home with their REALTORS each scheduling a second showing a day later!

Now, 2nd showings for us in THIS MARKET mean one thing: get the REVERSE OFFERS typed up and ready to present to the Buyers Agent!

I can remember Jeff using the words " out of the box thinking"  in talking with the Buyers Agents ahead of time and explaining the concept - they were both open minded to the concept and agreed to present the offer to their clients as well.

We've blogged about reverse offers before and closed several deals because of them this year!

But, until this instance,  never before did we get together with our sellers and have the opportunity to write up 2 Reverse offers simultaneously on the same property!

Not all agents or clients "get" the concept, but in this case, the light bulbs went off and we had a signed agreement back in 24 hours!

This upcoming Thanksgiving will certainly be special for the new ownersof this unique home as well as for our retiring Sellers who were open minded enough to shift their paradigm and do something different than the usual and customary practices they had experienced in a lifetime of buying and selling properties!

Also, we had excellent collaboration & communication with the Buyer's Agent (who although unfamiliar with the concept of reverse offers, was forward thinking enough to present it to her buyers who accepted).

We look forward to helping more clients achieve their Real Estate Goals !

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Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA

Jeff and Grace,

I forget about the reverse offer......I have never tried, have you?  Your success's?

Have a great weekend.

Nov 21, 2008 11:34 PM #1
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Grace and Jeff, What wonderful news and congratulations on your successes!  I wish you both a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Nov 22, 2008 03:01 AM #2
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Hello Dan, Sorry this response is so late in getting back with you we had a busy weekend ( thanks GOD :) - I just emailed you some helpful hints ON reverse offers! Yes they work, yes we've tried them andclosed 3 so far this year - wrote another one this weekend!  I also posted a thread on the CRS  Website Forum about reverse offers - Realtors are using them in appropriate circumstances ( 2nd showings w/ favorable feedback but no offers and cooperative co-brokers open minded enough to present them to their buyers and of course motivated sellers who will write one with favorable terms ( that they would want to see if the shoe is on the other foot :)

Hello Carole -thanks kindly for stopping by and for as always your encouraging comments.

Sincerely to you both,


Nov 24, 2008 02:37 AM #3
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA


Thank you very much......I appreciate your sharing of your experiences.

Have a great week.

Nov 24, 2008 10:56 AM #4
John Bethell
John Bethell Title Company, Inc. - Bloomington, IN

Grace & Jeff: What a great idea. And what better way to show your client feel that you're really working for them? I will suggest this to my clients.

Nov 25, 2008 07:13 AM #5
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

You are very Welcome Dan - have a great week as well!

Hello John - yes being proactive in a less active market does show clients we dont' rest on our laurels:) - thanks for stopping by and commenting.



Nov 25, 2008 07:47 AM #6
Kerry Lucasse
eXp Realty - Urban Nest Real Estate Group - Atlanta, GA
Your Urban Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant

Jeff & Grace -- that is amazing!  I'd never heard of a reverse offer until today.  Do you usually give the Buyer's Agent a heads up before you write up the contract with your sellers? 

Thanks for the tip and have a happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 27, 2008 02:20 AM #7
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Hello Kerry - We just learned about these back in March here on AR there was a blog by Jeff Payne and then again in CRS class that same month Jackie Leavenworth taked about them! We closed 3 of these this year alone and had our 4th one accepted yesterday!

We've learned by experience to call the other agents first and run the idea by them as we have had one agent totally refuse to present it to her buyer and another not understand the concept and just ignored it and not call us back.

but the 4 others so far loved it, thanked us, and are going to try and use it in the future when applicable on their own listings!

Nothing like trying to stimulate the Real Estate Market directly by our profession's own actions verses waiting on external factors like a bailout eh?

Thanks for stopping by - happy Thanksgiving to you too!




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