Real Estate Realities - July 2007

Here’s a quick note to let you know how I can help you or anyone you might refer to me.

Alice and John were expecting their second child and wanted to move to a larger house, but they were already homeowners and didn’t know what the first step should be. Sell first, then buy? Buy first, then sell? How could they afford to purchase a new home before they sold their present one? And where would they live if they sold their present house before they found a new one?

Alice’s sister referred them to me, and I told them that based on my experience, the best answer is…It depends! For many, including Alice and John, the right strategy is sell first, then buy. To get started, we clarified exactly what they were looking for in their next home so I could notify them as soon as a likely looking house came on the market. Next, I implemented several marketing strategies which brought us a qualified, ready-to-act buyer who was willing to wait 60 days to move in. This gave us time to find the perfect home, and because their offer was not contingent on the sale of their present home & they knew exactly how much money they had to spend, Alice & John were able to make a strong, winning offer. Now the two are settling into their larger home with their soon-to-be-larger family.

Who’s the next person you know who’s thinking of selling their home? Be sure to give me a call to discuss how we can let them know about my services.

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