I always think its important to remember the perks of being a realtor.
This holiday season reminded me of one more reason.
There is a home in my town that was on the market as a foreclosure for over a year. It was a very large 1920s built home with gorgeous woodwork and hard-to-find charm. Because it sat on the market for so long, it began to need repairs, but the potential was always there. Finally it sold for under $100,000, which was unthinkable given its potential.
About a month ago, I drove by the home and it was lit up with christmas lights on every tier. It was remarkable!
I noticed this with 2 other properties around town over Christmas. They had also been vacant for months and are now filled with families and lights! It is a very satisfying feeling, especially if you have an emotional attachment to a house. Sometimes houses need a little affection too!