I was just sitting down on the couch to watch Sunday Night Football when my telephone rang.
“Hi, Charles. This is Kelly. You don’t know me. My husband Samuel and I are reaching out because we saw a condo today at an open house that we would like to make an offer on, and we wanted to see if you would be interested in being our buyer’s agent.”
I relocated to the kitchen table and fired up my MacBook. “Happy to help. Begin.”
The property of interest was a top floor condo in Somerville – part of a new two-unit conversion. I contacted the listing agent – both units still for sale. Bids due on Tuesday. I scheduled a visit at the property on Monday for me and Kelly + Samuel. I did a valuation analysis for them on Sunday evening for their review.
By the time we met at the property on Monday morning before they went to work, Samuel and Kelly were truly buyer clients. We had spent over an hour on the phone together on Sunday evening, plus another hour communicating back and forth by email with information I was sharing with them about the offer process.
We looked at both units while there that morning. Unit 1 was larger. And with both units still for sale, the entire driveway was available. “Based on what both of you said to me about what you are really looking for in a property,” I said, “I think unit 1 is likely a better choice. You get the extra square footage and direct access to the parking you desire.”
It was like a light came on for Samuel and Kelly when I said that. “YES!”
On Monday afternoon, I completed a valuation analysis for them for unit 1. They updated their pre-approval letter to prepare for the offer. I presented their offer on Tuesday, and it was ultimately accepted! A fast track, for sure, but the right result for Kelly and Samuel.