I have said time and time again when a deal didn't work out that it wasn't "meant to be". While I do not believe that all of our future is predetermined, after all each of us has "free will" to choose yes or no in any given situation.
Last week one of the agents in my office was working with a client and I had to take over when the agent was called away because of a serious medical problem with her mother. The client was looking at a foreclosure listing. There were questions at hand that no one could answer. The agent said it was 5 acres, the REO website said it was 9 acres and the previous security deed said it was 23 acres. Now I may not be a genious, but land doesn't shrink. I suppose it is possible that the previous owner could have gotten the bank to release part of the acreage, but I found no such release in the public records. Our client only wanted to purchase if it was in fact the entire 23 acres.
While we were digging and making phone calls and checking more records the property went under contract. I had said to our client that if something happened and this property became no longer available while we were waiting to find out then it just "wasn't meant to be" and we'd just move forward and find her the acreage tract that she is supposed to end up owning. When we talked after that property was no longer available she said... "You were right, this wasn't meant to be."
I had an accepted offer last spring on a VA foreclosure that went down the tubes. There was about $20,000. of storm damage to the property while we were waiting to close and then we found out from the pre-closer that there were title problems. Later on into fall after the seller had withdrawn from the contract to clear the title issues my sellers were boating in that area and broke the prop on their boat. Now would they really want to live there now??? no Are they back in the market and looking for a lake house for this summer? Yes, they sure are.
And as it so happened I spent last Saturday showing 7 homes to them. One seller who had been in touch with me via email to set up the appointment emailed me some stunning photos of his home just a few hours after our visit. And guess what it was the little touch that tipped the scale. I forwarded those photos to my buyer. They mulled and discussed their options all week and yesterday we came to a meeting of the minds on a lovely lake home. Closing date is set for February 20, 2009.
So I am a firm believer in "meant to be."
Things beyond the control of anyone involved lead them from one home to the next. And I've enjoyed my experiences with them over the past 10 months and now they will be my friends and neighbors at Lake Sinclair very soon.
So if you are looking for an agent who isn't trying to push you into the wrong house for you, but instead trying to help you find the lake house that you were "meant to have" call me and I'll drive you around Lake Sinclair until we find your dream home too.
As a Broker I've never thought of myself as selling a product (ie homes), but instead my service. I know Lake Sinclair VERY well. I've lived here my entire life and fished, swam, skiied and played on this lake. Based on your needs, desires and priorities I have the knowledge to know what areas will fit your "wish list" and lead you home... to your new lake home.
Tammy Lankford, Broker/Owner
Call me today for all your Lake Sinclair real estate needs.