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Cooperation for the win!

By Carly van Aart, August 6, 2020



When all parities cooperate it can be so easy!

These decisive buyers  looked at several places with me.   They were not afraid to put in offers, but were very calculated about them.  When they looked at this home, it was an obvious winner, their reaction was very different than with other homes. This three year old, one owner home was in great condition, but also had some wonderful tech upgrades.  The seller works in technology, has great style and had displayed her coding books around the home.  The buyer, who also works in tech, was taken by  details such as  an electronic doggie door, upgraded electronic blinds, beautiful succulent pots out front and the great little caddy to put your keys as you walk in the door.

Cooperation was great throughout, but was highlighted when the buyer found an error on the credit report that required a few days extension but  if not removed, would cost them a huge amount over the life of the loan.  Sellers were happy to extend for them to fix this error, but in the end they were able to close on time despite this.  Another highlight of cooperation was on the day of closing the Air Conditioning  went out.   So many sellers would just leave it, pretend that it wasn’t their responsibility, but this seller was on it and ready to work to get things back up and running.  It is wonderful when people work together with others and treat others as they would like to be treated.

After the  inspections were done, the owner invited myself and buyers over for a cocktail and to go through the house together.  The buyers were able to join the sellers to celebrate the passing of the home and to share information on all the tech in the home.  For icing on the cake, the seller gave them a video in lieu of the traditional operators manual binder for the home.

These two triathletes will now use garage as a bike and work out room including a very nice treadmill the owner passed to them.  I couldn’t be happier for them!



Carly van Aart

Earth Advantage Broker, Licensed in OR & WA

Real estate has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. As a child I filled notebooks and whiteboards with plans of dream homes and tree fortresses and when asked what I wanted to do for my sixteenth birthday my one desire was to go house-hunting. In addition I have a strong affinity for helping and advocating for others. Nothing lights up my world like serving someone in a way that leaves them beyond satisfied! Needless to say, as a realtor I have the incredible opportunity to serve my clients with a decision that for many, is one of the largest that they will make in their lifetime. Whether buying for the first time, selling a cherished family home or relocating to this fantastic city, it is truly an honor to see my clients through their transition and make the process fun and painless. A native Alaskan, I grew up hauling firewood, working the garden and tending to the family rabbits. My childhood taught me the meaning of hard work and for that I am very grateful.  These days I am a lover of dog kisses and outdoor adventures. I dabble in triathlon and enjoy helping fundraise for local charities. I am extremely close to my incredible family even though they are spread out across the west coast. I look forward to the opportunity to foster a relationship with you and help you make your real estate dreams a reality!
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