I started my house hunting in 2017. After working with another company unsuccessfully, I acquired the services of Rachel Frentsos at Long & Foster. Rachel was able to quickly understand exactly what I wanted and would not try to push me to purchase something I did not like. She seemed to get into my head and would make remarks that I was thinking about a house we visited before I could even get it out. I felt that I would definitely find the house of my dreams with Rachel’s assistance…and I did! Rachel is professional, kind, and very pleasant. I highly recommend her. Sharon A.
Little did Sharon or I know that selling her home would lead to such a story of delays that could have been made into a movie! Sharon came to me wanting to find a new home that would accommodate her children and possibly her mother. She needed to sell her old home too. We were lucky and found a buyer relatively quickly. Unfortunately, the buyer had a string of bad luck that delayed the sale of her home.
Part of my job as a Realtor is to keep things moving along, in the face of delays. Managing these bumps in the road and keeping the buyer and title company on the path to closing was a full-time job. In the end, we sold Sharon’s home and were able to focus on her new home.
Sharon found a new construction property that she really loved and put a contract on it that was contingent on the sale of her old home. As you can imagine, the delays in the sale of her home led to some tense moments, ensuring that the builder would hold her new home for her.
I always stress that even if you are buying a newly built property, you still need a Realtor to represent you in the transaction. The builder has their reps on site at the property, but they are there for the builder, not you. Since Sharon had me as her Realtor, I was able to ensure the builder stuck to their commitments and didn’t sell the property out from under Sharon. It was a long process to get Sharon into her new home, but she has a great story to tell, and so do I!