Another Happy December Buyer, This Time in Woodbridge
Working with repeat clients is always such an honor. Ten years ago I was contacted by a young man relocating to the area to work with Micron in Manassas. He had found me on Realtor.com and decided I was trustworthy based on what he was reading. In the end, we ended up finding him a great townhouse to purchase in Haymarket’s community of Dominion Valley. It was the type of townhouse that many buyers would love to get first time out.
Imagine my surprise when earlier this year, my former buyer called and said he wanted to move closer to his friends. At the time when he had moved to the area, his only considerations were proximity to work and finding a well kept home that was move-in ready. His weekends were spent, however, traveling a little farther than he wanted to his friends in Woodbridge. So the search was on for a property in Woodbridge.
It took some time for my buyer to figure out whether he wanted a single family home or a townhouse. After some exploration in the way of property tours here and there, he narrowed it down to a townhouse in the Lake Ridge area. Once he narrowed it down, it was not long before he found “the one.”
Being the first offer in may not be the preference for many agents or their buyer clients, but in the case of this and another December buyer, their offers were first in and written knowing full well they wouldn’t be the only offers. This buyer went over list price, offered a low appraisal guarantee and was able to get a home inspection with some negotiated repairs.
My buyer was thrilled today to take the keys to his new Lake Ridge townhouse. He got a great home with a unique floor plan, the owner’s suite having a full bathroom in the loft of the room. It’s in exactly the area he wanted to live and he didn’t have to suffer through making a bunch of rejected offers. He knew what he wanted and did everything in his power to get it.
The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not Long & Foster.