We all know how the story goes: buyer finds a house, buyer falls in love with a house, buyer buys a house and lives happily ever after. Right? Not always. And sometimes that’s for the best.
Holly and Peter recently got engaged and were excited to find a home they could grow into. We found one that they loved pretty quickly: it had charm, a big backyard, and lots of updates. It had also been on the market awhile and we were able to get them under contract for well below asking. How perfect is that? Well, sometimes when things seem too good to be true there’s a reason why. The inspection revealed that the updates to the home were done incorrectly (note to all you folks out there with a “contractor” friend willing to do work for cheap: you get what you pay for) and the seller wasn’t willing to fix what needed fixing. Holly and Peter decided to cut their losses and terminate.
It was a tough decision to walk away and “go back out there”. And of course they were also concerned that they could just end up in a similar situation with another unreasonable seller. Luckily, that fear was unfounded: we found a new property they loved very within a couple of days and this one had everything they loved about the last home and then some. They wrote a great offer that generated 5 more offers but the sellers decided to accept theirs. And the greatest part was that the sellers had received an offer that was way higher than theirs before they had transmitted their official acceptance, but they were people of their word that decided to move forward with Peter and Holly as the buyers just because they said they would.
After a smooth transaction with a fantastic co-op agent I am so happy to be able to hand off the keys to my wonderful clients. Congratulations, Peter and Holly! Thank you for trusting me to help you find “the one.”
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