The happiest 2 days of homeownership

Two of the best days of owning a house are these:

1.  The day I call you to tell you that the seller has accepted your offer.

2.  The day I call you to tell you that we just got a really good offer.

When you hire me to be your realtor, I am thinking about both days.  You may not be, and that is okay.  That is what I am here to do for you.

We are currently in a market where everything sells.  You can have two identical houses across the street from each other.  Both exactly the same.  One backs to green space.  The other backs to the loading dock of a strip mall.  Both sell fast and for the same price.  Why?  Because there are three buyers for those two properties.  It was like this too back in the early 2000s.

But what do you think will happen when the market slows down.  Maybe there is only one buyer and both of those identical houses are for sale again?

The seller backing to the green space sells their house for top dollar in record time because even in a bad market, the best houses still sell.

The seller backing to the loading dock watches the SOLD sign go up across the street.  Then they watch the new neighbors move in.  Their house is still on the market, even after reducing the price several times.  They really need to sell because one of them starts their new out of state job next month and they can’t afford two mortgages.   Then they wake up listening to an idling diesel truck at that loading dock.  They remember how lucky they felt to get their house.  How they beat out that other buyer in multiple offers by bidding as much as the green space house cost.

It is only now they realize that they made a bad decision all those years ago.  That is how real estate works.  You never know whether you made a mistake or not until you go to sell your house.

When you look at houses with me, I will always point out the negatives so you know what you are getting into.  I’ve been doing this for a long time.  I know what things buyers like and don’t like.  I don’t want anything to be a surprise to you when you go to sell your home.  What you do with that info is totally up to you, but I will always let you know because one day, you will be the seller and not the buyer.

 

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