A Downsizing Buyer Success Story
I genuinely enjoy helping people buy and sell homes. Often, this is an emotional time and I know that it requires patience. I want my clients to love their new home and also feel comfortable leaving their old home. As a Senior Real Estate Specialist, most of my clients are over 55 and have lived in their home for years. So, I truly understand it takes time and it can be emotional.
I had the pleasure of meeting, Gene. He was in the process of selling his home in New Jersey and downsizing. Gene wanted to make a move to a smaller home in Pennsylvania to be closer to his family. It was quite an emotional move for him since his wife had just passed. When I sat down to discuss his options with him, I asked if he was working with another realtor. He said yes, he had seen houses with one other realtor but he did not feel listened to. I said that was fine but, I do work exclusively with my clients. Gene was more than welcome to meet with me twice to see how I work before committing.
After our consultation, Gene told me he felt heard and that I had a good idea of what his main floor living options were. The second a home popped on the market that met his needs, I jumped to call him and would ask, “When are you available to see it?”. In this market you have to jump, or the house will be gone. At times when we would look at a house, it was hard for Gene. This was due to his wife’s passing, because she handled picking out the carpet colors. I would tell him, “Gene, anything you need I am happy to help”. I didn’t want him to be overwhelmed by small details that I would gladly help with.
We ended up putting three offers in on three different condos before we got one. And honestly, everything happens for a reason. I think the fourth condo was the best! I worked diligently to try to get him the best price possible, despite the market.
He told me repeatedly how thankful he was for me being on it and always being there to help. And I was happy to help Gene!
After settlement, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a tasty Edible Arrangement from him as well as a Google Review :
“I could not ask for a better realtor than Christina. In these crazy times, she was always there for me. She got me the right house at the right price. I would recommend her for anybody I know and I do not say that about just anyone!”
If you are thinking about downsizing and would like to discuss your options, please feel free to reach out to me at 215-757-7257 I am happy to help!