Sometimes things just work out perfectly.
I had a client/friend send me a family that ended up buying a new house that was not finished yet. They had a house to sell in Cumberland Hills. The new house was at the foundation stage when they bought it and we had nooooo idea when it would be ready.
I had another client/friend send me their sister and brother in law. They wanted to be close to their family in Cumberland Hills. The only obstacle they had was that they were locked into a lease for several months.
Back when I was a kid, there was a commercial for Reese Cups where somebody was aimlessly walking down the street eating a chocolate bar. Around the corner, another person was walking down the street eating peanut butter. They run into each other at the corner. One says “Hey, you got your chocolate in my peanut butter!” The other says “Hey, you got your peanut butter in my chocolate!” They each take a bite and realize what a wonderful thing just happened.
The buyers and I looked at a few houses. The houses were nice, but nothing great. The market in this price range moves so fast that some sold before they could decide if they wanted to make an offer or not.
I arranged a time for the buyers to see the sellers house. They liked it. We negotiated the terms. Sold.
My seller probably sold it for a little less than they could have, but they had a buyer who was in a position to wait until their new house was complete before closing. That kept my seller from having to potentially move twice and gave them the peace of mind that their old house was sold. The buyer was using a lender I know, so that made it feel even more secure.
My buyers got the house for a little less than it’s full market potential and did not have to compete with other buyers, which is a real luxury in this market. They also were able, of course, to buy a house on the same street as some family members.
It was very satisfying to be a part of making this work so well for both of my clients. Everybody got what they needed out of the deal.
I think I’ll go eat a Reese Cup now.