How many times in your Real Estate career has the perfect transaction happened to you? How many Sellers see their transaction go according to their plan? It happened to me last month since I had the perfect seller.
The couple was a recommendation. The husband moved to another state for a job opportunity and the wife stayed to get the house sold so she could join him. Her priorities were to sell fast and to get the profit they needed to find another home.
Our first meeting at the house went great. I asked what price she was hoping to get. Her price in the mid-range of market prices. We walked the house and discussed what would add value to make the house easier to sell. We agreed on the following:
- Remove the collectible collection to storage
- Pack all personal items and move to storage
- Paint the great room
- Remove furniture from front porch
- Pressure wash outside and driveway
A week later, she called to let me know everything was finished. I drove over to take pictures, put sign in yard and a lockbox on the house. The next morning, I put the listing on the MLS asking for 24 hour advance notice for showings.
About an hour later, an agent called ans said she was in neighborhood showing houses. Realized there was 24 hour notice and wanted to make appointment. I called the Seller and she said to send them over now. House was ready and she was home. She took a ride so she would not be home during showing.
Four hours later, we received an offer slightly higher than listing price. She wanted to move ASAP, so naturally the offer was accepted. Out Title company, Title-Junction in Fort Myers, took over. The husband came down two weeks later to pack and move. The Title company allowed Sellers to come over to sign forms to handle the long distance closing with ease. The money was wired to their account and I received a “long distance hug” from the Sellers and now they are ready to move to the next phase of their life.
This was the transaction we all dream about. It shows what can happen when Sellers and their Real Estate agent see the process as a team effort!
Did I mention, they owned 5 cats that had to be handled for showings. Again, amazing performance by the Owner!
Broker/Owner, Investment Property Consultant
Real Estate Services of SWFL, LLC