One of my friends was moving out of town and trying to sell their home without a real estate agent.
They had told me that they would cooperate with me if I found a buyer for their home. It is a beautifully and uniquely renovated home in the center of Kemp Mill Estates, a subdivision in Silver Spring, MD. The home also has a rare detached 2 car garage. Most homes in Kemp Mill Estates don't have garages.
So, I had a buyer consultation with my new clients in the beginning of June and we discussed this home at 11708 Fulham Street in the center of Kemp Mill Estates, a subdivision in Silver Spring, MD. We went through this home 2 times and discussed the value of the home. This may have been the most renovated split foyer home that I have seen and so, while we knew it was worth more than your typical and even nicely updated split foyer, it was hard to determine the value.
So the appraiser came to look through the home, took notes and gave me plenty of time to discuss how everyone arrived at a price. More and more appraisers are letting agents explain how a price/value was arrived at. We continued to go forward toward settlement.
We had the home inspection and the home was in very good shape. No home is perfect but the home was kept up very well. We were able to come up with an amicable solution on inspection items that the buyers asked the sellers to address.
All in all, it was a pretty friendly and smooth transaction, especially considering that the sellers moved out of the country before settlement...but they were very accessible, easy to work with,
The buyers are delighted with their new home, excited to plant roots in the neighborhood after renting for several years. It was a pleasure to work with them and negotiate a good deal with them. Some home searches take months and years. In this case, it took a very short time because we found the right home and got the sellers to work with us toward a happy conclusion.
Any time one of your friends, family members or clients is thinking about moving, I would love to help them in there home search and find the home of their dreams. Even if they aren't thinking about a move but have a real estate question, I'd love to talk. As I always say, it is my please to speak with your friends, family members and colleagues and I always have time for your referrals.
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