Has this ever happened in your career?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Valley Realty

I was showing a home the other day to a young couple and they seemed quite interested in the home. I asked qualifying questions like I normally do. Questions like:

1. Are you working with a Realtor? NO, BUT MY MOM USED TO SELL REAL ESTATE AND SHE HELP US IN ALL THE TRANSACTIONS AND PAPERWORK!

2.Have you been looking for a while? NO, JUST STARTED LOOKING

3.Do you rent or own currently?If you own, what do you own? Do you have to sell before you buy? WE OWN A TOWN HOUSE WHICH WE WILL SELL FSBO!

4. Have you seen the bank or a mortgage broker to see what you qualify for? NO, WE ARE GOING TO GO THERE THIS WEEK.

The folks liked the house, but they had something to sell, so I was not going to put an offer subject to sell, especially on a FSBO sell, so I suggested the next best thing.

Yup, you guessed it. A TRADE! Yes, you see my people are looking to downsize and they are in the market for a townhouse, so instead of struggling trying to sell your home fsbo with your mom who is an ex- Realtor, we all agreed that this might be the best alternative.

The second showing was this evening, the Mrs. liked it and now we are looking to arrange a viewing on there town home for this week.

So,it pays to be creative in a market that may not always be a market that allows for a quick sale.

Until next time,

Dario Castiglia

www.superdario.com

 

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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
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Dario:  That was pretty quick thinking on your feet.  I am glad things turned out for the best for you.  Thanks for sharing.

Feb 08, 2009 12:26 AM #1
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A trade is a good idea. I think there is also some tax benefit to do trade.

Feb 08, 2009 12:33 AM #2
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
Keller Williams Legacy - Woods Cross, UT
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Dario, great job!  Way to think on your feet!

Feb 08, 2009 01:18 AM #3
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Judy C Jennings
William Raveis Real Estate - Plymouth, MA
Broker Associate in Plymouth County MA

Interesting concept and have considered this proposition.  I'm curious on how to research the number of "trades" that are happening in my region.  Any idea on where to find this type of information?  - Judy

Feb 08, 2009 06:50 AM #4
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Barbara Delaney
Park Place REALTORS, Inc. - Roanoke, VA

Dear Dario,

Welcome aboard and congratulations on your creative thinking!

I be you made a mean pizza!

Barbara

Feb 09, 2009 12:09 AM #5
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Liz Moras
Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake - Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford

So did the trade come together Dario?  I know there are more and more happening...I just did one before I came over to Kw..:-)

Feb 14, 2009 05:57 PM #6
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Betina Foreman
512-771-6318 Austin Home Girls Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E. Selling Homes in Lake Travis & Central Austin!

What a clever way to propose a win win. Way to go mister!!

Betina

Jul 13, 2009 06:25 PM #7
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