A past client called one day and asked if I would help find a fix-er-upper for he and his dad to "Flip". They were happy with our past service, and wanted to use my Team and I once again. I set up the automatic email to send them homes in their price range.
After about a year, we found one interesting property. While I was showing it, I asked... Do you have a few minutes to see another property? It was a 1830's style farm house in the area. I knew this is what their dream was really, to restore and maintain a beautiful old home, that was also located near their family. So we visited this property, which I had driven by for almost a year, seeing the for sale sign out front. It expired once and now was with a new broker. Well the buyers loved it. It took over two hours for them to look at every detail possible. The next day, we were back, with lots of family members. It also has an in the ground swimming pool! Beautiful old hardwoods! Tons of history in the 177 year old home. That night we were talking about how to put their family home of 37 years, where they raised their family, up for sale.
The next day, I listed their house for sale, and we submitted an offer to buy the historic home. Only a week later, we have had our agreement approved in writing, and are planning the inspections! Yesterday was our first showing on their home! What a neat story! They are not going to flip this property at all. They are going to make it their home for years to come! All I did was ask,... Do you have time to look at another house? I think you may like it!
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