A lot of times i am quick to write funny or frustrating stories on this blog, but today I wanted to share a story that highlights why I love what I do.
In addition to being a property manager, I also handle many other real estate transactions. A friend of mine recently hired me to sell his "bachelor pad" so that he could buy a new property with his girlfriend.
As I stated, I know this couple, and they are very meticulous. They did a lot of research prior to hiring an agent, so I was flattered that they chose me. They also did a great job preparing the home for sale. In fact we were able to sell his home in less than a month. The only issue was that we were faced with the task of finding that perfect home and the faster the better.
We were able to narrow the hundreds of homes down to one pretty quickly. After months of negotiating with the bank their offer was accepted and we made the necessary steps to close on this property. During the inspection period it was revealed that what we thought was "desert preserve" was really zoned for future commercial development. Obviously the couple was not thrilled with the thought of a Walmart in their backyard so we canceled the contract. I just remember feeling so heartbroken for them. They had grown so attached to this property and were in love with the floorplan.
I think we all took a few days for grieving and then got right back on the hunt! We went to a newer development that featured the exact same floorplan. When we pulled into the builders parking lot I just got the sense that "this was it". We found out that the community was closing down and this meant huge savings!!!
In a matter of days we had everything wrapped up. As we speak, the home is being built and they should (hopefully) be moving in by the end of August. The best part is that they were able to get the same floorplan, on a better lot, custom built to what they want, for less money!!! I guess good things do come to those who wait.
Another cool detail of the story is that a few weeks ago the happy couple were engaged at the building site of the home. How cool is that? I am truly happy for my clients and friends Parker Stevens and Stephanie Schlachter. Thanks for choosing me as your agents, and congrats on your engagement!
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