Monday, August 20, 2007

Beyond Real Estate

It's so funny how every transaction is completely different in Real Estate and how each one poses a new challenge or interesting story....from challenges with credit, the un-cooperative lenders, overcoming inspections and negotiations, recently- a lot of dealings with short sales and foreclosures and the hurdles with the banks.... but who would have thought that in this "buyers market," I'd have the issue of presenting THREE offers to my sellers after being on the market for FIVE days and do this while four kids are there all under the age of 6 and running around like crazy maniacs; we'd have to deal with the excitement of fire engines and rescue heroes right next door?! Yes, in the midst of everything and after talk of the smell of what we thought were fireworks going on in the neighborhood, the next door neighbor had called the fire department after thinking his furnace was on fire.... fortunately everyone was able to get out of the house ok and the pets were safe, it turned out to be a small, contained electrical fire that started at the meter and was found in between two studs within the master bath. The kids were intrigued and watched closely as the firemen set to work with axes, chainsaws, fans and firehoses. Needless to say, it turned out to be a late night, so we continued discussing the offers on Saturday. Now as we get this contract wrapped up, it will be time to start negotiations on a new home!!

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