Can We Take A #SELFIE?
For the past few months, I've had the pleasure to work with a pretty awesome couple that needed to sell their current home and find the "grown-up" home. When this couple first approached me at the end of last year, I was really pumped. I wasn't exactly sure why I was so pumped at the time - though now, it's obvious. Here's the story:
They previously had tried to sell their home with prior listing agent(s) when they approached me. I had shown their home to my buyer when it was listed previously. It was such a cute home in a wonderfully, convenient location to all Forest Acres has to offer. AND, it had two full bathrooms which for that area and price range, was a rare find. So naturally, I was confused as to why it sat on the market without an offer. To be honest, I wasn't 100% sure I could do anything different from the prior agents to help get them out of their current home and into the new home. All I knew is that I could provide them with the best service possible. What kind of "service" am I rambling about? Glad you asked! Simple things such as: responsiveness, diligence, implementing a plan, suggesting minor improvements to the home to help it sell faster, and then helping further by recommending contractors for those minor improvements - one that wouldn't take them to the bank! For months, we prepared. We had a plan on when the best time to list their home was, what needed to be done, and what was fine left as is. It's important to say that I can't do all the above myself, they were the biggest part of it. They were proactive sellers willing to make things happen. When I asked or suggested something, they did it.
We put their house on the market and prayed for all the stars to align. Whelp, they aligned - so perfectly it almost made me question if it was too good to be true. After just 21 days on the market, their house went under contract. Wooo hooo - we all said! Now we just had to get through inspections and they could really celebrate big time...with buying some moving boxes. The moving boxes were bought and the packing began. They closed on their new "grown-up" house on Wednesday and said good-bye to their first home on Friday. Buying a house and selling a house at the same time isn't an easy task - there are contract obligations, papers to be signed, repairs, utilities, time logistics, packing, lending paperwork, closing attorneys, etc. to deal with, but they handled it all like champs.
It is safe to say that we spent a fair amount of time with each other during this process. So much time that we got to know each other on a more personal level beyond a professional, work relationship. Thus, it wasn't highly surprising when after closing on their new home, the Husband asked, "Can we all take a selfie?" and proceeds to pull out his phone to snap the pic. So there we were, after closing in the attorney's parking lot, with their lender (who played the #Selfie song as we snapped pic), a bottle of Grey Goose, myself, and a new reminder why I love my job.
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