What does a Hampton Roads realtor do all day?
STORY #1: Monday was a wonderful and wild day. I was thrilled to meet my new clients. Our day started at 9:30 so that we could review buyer disclosures and purchase contract information. Next, we moved onto the part every client loves, HOME SHOPPING!!! My clients chose 9 homes they wanted to see - 2 were under-contract and 2 were short-sales. I also decided that while we were in the area I might as well see what else was for sale. I pulled an additional 32 homes and we settled on 2 more to see. With the tour ready and 7 homes to see that day, we set off to Hickory. It's funny as it seems a bit like a goldilocks story. TOO BIG, TOO SMALL, JUST RIGHT! After getting to Upton Farms and viewing the homes, we narrowed it down to the best 2. We drove to the office and I suggested my client go get something to eat and give themselves a moment to catch their breath and relax while I pulled market values and started the paperwork. 45 minutes later, we started the offer. There are a few key questions: money, deposit, closing date, closing cost amount, and home inspection. After reviewing the final documents we were all satisfied. I scanned copies for the client and sent the agent the offer. NOW, WE JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
STORY #2: I met with Mrs. Buyer for the 4th time this week. I have to say this client has my heart. Max sales price of about $98K and needs help with closing costs. It has been a hard battle finding anything in a community where Mrs. Buyer would feel safe in. THEN, THERE IT WAS!!!!! A brick home in distress and the seller is offering closing cost assistance!!!!! (LIGHTS SHINE, ANGELS SING) WE found it. Mrs. Buyer and I parted ways with a little bit of homework - I have to research what will help her with her offer on the house and she needs to research her solid loan options. I'm confident we'll be writing an offer today.
STORY #3: Even more on Monday....... I met with Mr. and Mrs. Buyers' family for the 4th time and get ready to set out for a 6 home tour. We started in Norfolk in a sweet brick ranch community. I pulled up and said, "WOW," this is it. I knew in my gut this was the right house. As we walked into the family room, I could see from their body language they felt into. 5 more homes that night and YES, we all agree the brick home in Norfolk is the one. Again we parted ways with some homework. I'm getting property values together and the buyer is ensuring this is the home they want. I think I'll be also making an offer on the home with them today as well.
STORY #4: Mr. and Mrs. Seller called to ask questions. Of course, with 20+ homes to show Monday there was no way I would be able to reply. So at 9 pm I made the call only to get an answering machine. I'm sure this will be 1st on the to do list today - call MR. AND MRS. SELLER!