A Doomed Offer

On December 24, yes, Christmas Eve, a new listing popped up that met the requirements of one of my clients.  Of course, I was preparing to leave town that day for the holidays, so after I sighed, then groaned, then signed a second time, I picked up the phone and called him

We made arrangements to meet at the property, which, fortunately, was on my way to my destination.  Sort of.

The house was a new foreclosure listing, although you would never have known it by the condition of the home.  It was absolutely beautiful.  The only things missing, as far as we would tell, were some of the speakers for the surround sound that ran throughout the house and the theater chairs in the media room.  And they had not been removed, they simpy had not yet been installed.

It appeared to be a custom build where someone simply ran out of money or whose situation changed.  Gorgeous house, spacious lot, priced very competitively.

Now I’m REALLY groaning inside because I am SURE my client is going to want to take a shot at this property.  On paper, it was everything he said he wanted.

Much to my surprise – and, okay, to my relief – he said he wanted to think about it.

A week later, the house has multiple offers and when I call him to let him know, he says, “I’m glad.  I was going to make an offer because it was such a great deal, but I didn’t really like the house.”

It’s okay NOT TO LIKE A HOUSE.  For any reason. Or for no reason at all.

It doesn’t matter that on paper it seems like the perfect house – or that it is exactly what you said you wanted.  Buying a house isn’t only about satisfying your needs, it is also about satisfying your heart.

And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

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