FINALLY!!! A 'Smooth' Transaction!

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty West Sound WA State 52404

Yes, may miracles never cease! I closed on a transaction recently that went extremely smooth.


 I know we all read enough examples in the 'Rain' of deals going sideways, falling apart, or blowing up in our faces. But I thought I would share one that was wonderfully pleasant and satisfying.

I had represented these clients previously in a 1st Time Home purchase. They were a really fun couple, both teachers here on the Kitsap Peninsula, and she was expecting their first child. We had a blast going out house hunting, and found just the perfect place. It was a really great starter home on acreage, and they got a great deal!

Fast forward a couple years later. Their first child turned out to be twin girls, and suddenly, they were maxed out for room. They had been talking to a neighbor of theirs who, unfortunately, was perilously close to foreclosure. The neighbor asked if they knew anyone who might be interested in buying their home. They told them, "Yes! We would!"

They called me, informed me of their situation, and asked if I could give them an idea what their house would sell for in today's market. A few days later, their home was active on the MLS.

Within a few days, we were under contract with a good, strong Buyer. The Buyer's Agent was a well-known and highly respected agent with another office here in town. The inspection went well, and only one item was called out for remedy/repair.

Communication from all parties was consistent and timely throughout the transaction. The Buyer's lender sent me e-mails during each phase of the process, just to keep me informed.

This past Monday the deal closed, and my Sellers were able to close simultaneously on their new home.

I want to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt appreciation to Carolee Vergeer of Silverdale Realty, and Betty Hugel of Golf Savings Bank, for making this such an enjoyable transaction, and enabling our clients to achieve their homebuying/selling goals.

Thank you Carolee and Betty!

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Rich Jacobson is a District Director for Fathom Realty and a licensed REALTOR®; an avid Crab Hunter, Clam Digger, and Oyster Shucker, He is the Social Media Evangelist for Life on the Kitsap Peninsula & The Western Puget Sound in scenic WA State.


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Provadus Home Loans
Provadus Home Loans - Marietta, GA
Technology bringing you home.
The smooth ones put the biggest smile on my face.  It is great when people actually do their job!!
May 02, 2007 05:49 AM #1
Sarah Cooper
Real Estate Shows - Hurricane, WV

YAY!!  Always nice to hear about the ones where things go RIGHT.  Life is good!

May 02, 2007 05:50 AM #2
Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Hi Rich!

Good job and many sincere congrats to you for your Closing!  All the best!

May 02, 2007 05:50 AM #3
Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO
You mean they aren't ALL like this?  Congratulations in locating the proverbial needle in a haystack- do they have any friends in Southold, NY?
May 02, 2007 05:52 AM #4
Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL
Rich, thanks for posting a POSITIVE story. Midori and I were just talking today how we wished there were more postive things in the world and look what I found right here in the Rain!
May 02, 2007 07:15 AM #5
Lola Audu
Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
Hi Rich, Thanks for sharing good news! What we magnify tends to multiply.  Hope you have lots of great transactions in the days ahead!
May 02, 2007 08:45 AM #6
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
It is so nice to hear a good story.  We can get so wrapped up in those that go south that we forget there area bunch of them that go without hitches.  Well maybe not a bunch but some.
May 02, 2007 09:44 AM #7
Kristal Kraft
The Berkshire Group Realtors - Denver, CO
Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022

Rich ~ don't you just love it when a plan comes together?  Good news is always a delight, especially when it happens to really deserving folks...all those involved in making the way smooth!

Congrats to you!


May 02, 2007 11:37 AM #8
Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL
<sigh>  how awesome is that!  Congrats Rich!
May 02, 2007 01:14 PM #9
Fran Gatti
RE/MAX Integrity - Medford, OR
Managing Principal Broker - RE/MAX Integrity


That's wonderful news.  I'm hoping the escrow I'm opening tomorrow goes as well. 


May 02, 2007 04:51 PM #10
Kaye Thomas
Real Estate West - Manhattan Beach, CA
e-PRO, Manhattan Beach CA
Rich- It's the nice ones that make this businee worthwhile.. Congratulations!
May 02, 2007 06:49 PM #11
Chris Tesch
RE/MAX Bryan-College Station - College Station, TX
College Station, Texas Real Estate
Good to hear that things are going good!  Keep up the good work!
May 03, 2007 08:06 AM #12
Keith Jeppson - Salt Lake City Real Estate
Everest Realty Group - Holladay, UT

What goes around comes around. Treat client well and they'll come back to the well. I can't imagine it any different with you Rich.

BTW, how is Mark doing?

May 06, 2007 06:11 AM #13
Neal Bloom
eXp Realty - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate


Ah..once in a while a great ending to a great story.

It is always nice to go to a closing without thinking of all the garbage that went on during the transaction.

It feels great when it is all over and it was a job well done.

May 07, 2007 11:16 PM #14
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