Slow down but don’t stop. That’s the best advice I can give someone that drives past one of the yellow ‘Best Bidder Sale’ signs. If you don’t, you’ll risk getting rear ended by someone. That’s what came very close to happening last year when I hit my brakes to read the sign and almost had the poor fellow behind me crash into me.
I had purchased an investment property several months earlier and was looking for a fast, effective and cost efficient way to sell this property so of course I slammed on my brakes. Luckily no one got hurt : ) So I followed the signs to a rather plain Split Level home on a nice street – A home that is no different from the other homes in the area – except that there was no place to park and when I went inside, the house was full of people looking through the house.
I was pressed for time so I was only there for maybe 15 minutes but while I was there I must have seen at least 7 or 8 other couples just looking around. I found my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The whole week after the sale all I could think about was this unique system that I witnessed. Was it for real??? The sale itself was great. I loved that everything was organized, the sellers were TOTALLY in control of the event and were running it as smooth as butter – but was it for real? That was my question.
So after waiting until Friday of the following week, I called the sellers, told them who I was and asked them what they thought of the process. They told me what a great experience they had. They had just purchased another home and needed to sell their current house to pay for the new home but didn’t want to take a hit on a ‘quick sale’ on their home. The 3 things they told me they were happiest about were: 1) Not having to go through the ordeal of a traditional sale. 2) Selling the home quickly 3) Getting the price on their home they wanted Yes – the MOST IMPORTANT thing to them was being in control of the selling process. They have 2 kids and did not want to deal with surprise visits from realtors, strangers in the house when the kids are there, constantly keeping their house clean, etc… Oh yeah, when I talked to them, they were already in Attorney Review.
I was just blown away by this process. If I hadn’t seen it I wouldn’t believe it. I just wouldn’t believe it. My investment property is going on sale next month. I can’t wait! Kon