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The Best of Neighbors!

By Living Room Realty, April 25, 2018

The best of neighbors are often hard to find. Often times, neighbors are a hard gamble in the house hunting process. You can find the perfect house that fits all the criteria, but you never know how the neighbors are going to turn out. It is important to live next to people that you like and know you can trust.

I received a call from Patrick one afternoon, he was referred to me from a past client whom he works with. He and his wife had been living in the Pearl for a few years, but recently had considered buying a home of their own. Ironically, their friends mentioned the home next door them was going on the market. This news excited and encouraged them to learn more. I did my research and was able to get them into the property- before it hit the market! At first, they weren’t totally sold. They loved the idea of living next door to their friends, but were worried about the busy street and other surrounding neighbors. They decided to hold off and keep looking.

After a full day of touring homes, they decided they didn’t have it in them to run around town and compete with other buyers. The first house was quickly becoming more and more appealing to them. We decided to take a second look and ended up writing an offer. There were a few other offers on the table, but luckily (with the help of the neighbors) we were able to present the seller with a strong offer that she accepted!

With closing quickly approaching, Patrick and MB are getting excited to spend summer evenings on the back porch with their new neighbors and long time friends. I am so happy in how this all turned out and couldn’t be more thrilled for them!

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