Philadelphia Real Estate Helpful News and Views : Love is in The Air Moving on with No Regrets

Love is in The Air Moving on with No Regrets

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Past clients called me to assist their parents. They needed to move them into an assisted living facility.  Mom had been ill for some time she had limited mobility and Dad had a heart condition. They lived in a two-story Row/townhouse with a finished lower level. The house was in disarray.

 

The roof had leaked they had it replaced. The damaged it caused was not fixed. There were water marks on the ceilings and walls. Plus the watermarks were on wallpaper so that made it look even worse. The carpets needed replacing but under the carpets were hardwood floors. The kitchen was original and untidy.  The other problem was that they had a potty downstairs.  The parents were not mobile and it really did not show well at all.

 

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Dad was happy staying in the house. It was evident it was time to go. They would be happy in a place that had prepared meals and social life. One-floor living would be best for them this house was too much for them to upkeep. I had other clients in the same situation and when they had moved they were amazed at the quality of the life they had experienced. They loved it and never regretted their decision to move. Dad seemed more in tune to the move after our long talk 

 

We had decided to price it below market. It was in a wonderful neighborhood. I knew it would sell quickly if we priced it right. I explained everything to them. I am a straight up person. The house had good bones. Newer windows, heater and central air system, plus it had a  beautiful fenced yard and a deck. It just needed some updating and TLC in Real Estate language that is tender loving care. 

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The assisted living facility had a list of Realtors they recommend. They had made an appointment and felt funny not keeping it. Their daughter was upset with them but I gave them all the paperwork. Told them to fill out the disclosure and call me after they met with the other agent. The daughter thanked me

 

Three days later I received a call. All the papers were signed when could I pick them up.  In the meantime, I had spoken to agents in my office about this property . Many were interested in it for themselves to fix and flip . Another agent had a buyer who was an investor looking for a property to fix up and keep as a rental . 

 

In forty-eight hours we had five agreement of sales all cash as -is . They were very happy and the sale went smoothly without any problems. They are happy with their move with no regrets. I was able to get them more money than expected.

 

 I see pictures of them on Facebook enjoying themselves.

They are going places and having fun it makes my heart feel good  

 

second entry to Lisa Von Domek  challenge  2019 

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 30 commentsHannah Williams • February 06 2019 04:46PM

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Hannah,

What a fabulous story.  It is so clear to me that you absolutely know what you are talking about, and you have a heart of gold. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 13 days ago

 

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Posted by marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type... (garaughty.com) 13 days ago

A lovely story, Hannah. I've worked with sellers, as well, who were "moving on" to a simpler lifestyle or one closer to their family. It's important to know when it's time to move on and very gratifying to help those who are in the process.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 13 days ago

Always good to help people improve their lives. So often homeowners fight that next move when they age because of the memories the house holds for them forgetting they take their memories with them.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 13 days ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Glad you liked it so sweet of you to say so

Nina Hollander, Amazing how happy  this couple became when the stress was eliminated from their lives 

Love is now in the Air

Hannah

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 13 days ago

marti garaughty  Thank you so much for honoring me 

with a Feature in your Group

 Hannah

 

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 13 days ago

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543  I agree with you the longer you live in a home the harder it is to leave it. Memories do come with you and only the ones you want to bring with you. The rest you can leave behind with no regrets 

Thank you for your kind thoughts

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 13 days ago

Hannah Williams - Whenever I think of the elderly facing the reality that their home is not in perfect condition and they need to move into Assisted Living, I think about how helpful they must have been when they were younger. And like you, I'm sure they did a lot for family, friends, and strangers. And now it was their turn and you stepped up to the plate and knew exactly what to do for all the right reasons. It makes me happy to know there are agents like you who really care about the elderly and all people with unique situations. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 13 days ago

 Patricia  -Anyone can sell a beautiful house. It is an art to be able to see the beauty in a house that was once beautiful and still has much to offer. I have a knack in being able to sell these homes quickly and at a good price.  In doing so I am able to reduce stress and make the selling process go smoother 

Thank you so much for your kind words they are greatly appreciated

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 13 days ago

Fantastic story about aging and transitioning, Congrats on getting the home sold for more money so the couple was able to happily move on as well Hannah! Enjoyed the story.

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) 13 days ago

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  The best part is now they are mobile and enjoying life. The house was like a tomb.

So glad you enjoyed it

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 13 days ago

Hi Hannah- I love this story and your heart was showing on this one!!!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 13 days ago

Hannah what a great story clearly this is a fantastic story and perfect for the Lisa Von Domek  contest, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 13 days ago

Kathy Streib  Glad you enjoyed

Endre Barath, Jr.  Looking forward to reading your entry 

Love  was and is  in the Air

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 12 days ago

Aww, that is such a nice story and I love when situations like this happen in real estate.  I love seeing clients on Facebook having a great time!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 12 days ago

Brian England,  It makes my heart feel good to see they made the right move. These are some of my favorite transactions 

Thank you for your understanding

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 12 days ago

Great job, Hannah.  In cases like this, the big hurdle is to get the folks to accept the need to move into a care facility.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 12 days ago

Gabe Sanders  Mom was all for the move it was Dad who had his back up. Once we jumped the hurdle The family sorted out the house on what was staying and what was coming to the new place Dad was getting excited. Now he is all "Smiles"

Makes one's heart feel good

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 12 days ago

Your impressions of this property and its potential were spot on, Hannah Williams ... well done!  It's a happy ending all around.  Mom and Dad are happier (and safer).  The home sold quickly.  You couldn't ask for better ...

Gene

Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) 12 days ago

Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi   Cash as- in -no inspections  - made this an easy move for these sellers. Their family also made it an easy transition for them. 

Love with no regrets

Hannah 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 12 days ago

I love this story Hannah Williams as I work with a number of senior clients.  Making a move from a home they love to the unknown can be daunting, they were lucky to have you by their side!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 12 days ago

Lisa Von Domek  It is difficult to leave a home that you can no longer maintain Especially when you have lived there for many years. When you finally make the decision to do so  it is nice when you can look back  without regret 

Thank you  for your kind words

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 12 days ago

Hi Hannah Williams - What a wonderful thing you were able to be part of.  I can see why this is a story that you would write about.  You have helped improve the quality of life for these people. That must feel good!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 12 days ago

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® every time I see them smiling on Facebook It makes me happy .  

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 12 days ago

That's great when senior living gives people a whole new outlook on life...and you get to be a part of that joy.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 11 days ago

Hannah, they were lucky to have you guiding them along the way. You gave honest advice and over delivered. They're happy and better off. It really doesn't get better than this. Wonderful story. 

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) 11 days ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson  it is great and it makes my heart feel good every time I see their happy faces 

Amanda S. Davidson Their daughter is a treasured client so glad I did not disappoint

Thank you for your kind words

Hannah

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 11 days ago

Oh, Hannah, I love this story and they couldn't have been in better hands. You served them with such compassion and professionalism and is the exact reason that the children wanted them to use you. So happy to hear that they are loving their new lives too!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 10 days ago

Their daughter is one of my favorite clients Debe Maxwell, CRS. so it was very important to me that I take extra good care of her parents. I always take great care of my clients they become my family. You are just so sweet to say so  Debe. I was speaking about you just the other day. 

Thank you for your kind words

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 10 days ago

Uh-oh! Talking about me? The curiosity is killing me, Hannah! LOL

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 18 hours ago

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