This November I had the pleasure of representing a new client and customer, one in the same party. I was called and asked to view their current property to help determine whether renovation or new purchase made a more sound decision. After understanding their growing family needs (addition of more grandchildren), we got down to business determining price points for both a new property and for renovation construction costs. One other item for careful consideration along with expenses was loss of use for 18 months during the renovation work.
I reviewed the market and sought out the best properties for them to look at to meet the needs of their entire family. After reviewing 5 new homes for sale in the Cliff area they determined one that would best suit their needs. A highly desirable property had been listed only for a few weeks, the day they made their offer so did two other competitive bidders. In this situation I relied on my 17 years of experien to advise them on best terms to offer. My client did what he had too to be very competitive, and ultimately won the property.
Now time to get to work selling their property. When it came time to decide how much to sell their current home for and who to market the property to having a firm grasp on the marketplace was very important. I made a few calls to cooperating agents who I knew have buyers looking for a product like their existing home, after the first showing they had an offer. Negotiating with my client and the buyer we came to terms my client was comfortable with, then set a closing date. It's now March and the purchase and the sale on both properties are complete. My satisfied clients are already enjoying their new home.