When I met Dorothy at an open house last fall, she was quite happy
with the 1-bedroom condo she had owned for 10 years, but admitted
toÂ wanting something more â€“ aÂ second bedroom to which her active-duty,
war hero son could returnÂ home.
The process of selling her condo and simultaneously searching
forÂ another seemed daunting. Furthermore, she likedÂ her building very
much and would only sell if she found the right place to buy. We stayed
in touch and when a 2-bedroom unit in her building cameÂ on the market at
a great price on a much higher floor, she agreed to look. Right away,
she loved it.
In January, Dorothy set out on what she thought was a most improbable
journey.Â She made an offer onÂ the 2-bedroom condo, which was accepted,
and the clock started ticking. The sellers of the unit she was
purchasing werenâ€™t keen on a contingency offer, so they notified us that
they would continue to market the property aggressively. We had 60 days
get her not-yet-listed condo into escrow. We rushed to ready her
showplace unit to market, listing it less than a week later.
Within three weeks, we had multiple offers and a cash buyer making it possible for Dorothy to realize her dream.
Dorothy is now moving on up, yet her payments are going down! Low
interest rates and good timing allowed her to buy a larger, 2-bedroom
unit on a higher floor, with higher HOA fees and her payments still went
down by more than $300 a month, net.
My colleague, Ruth Sinclair, and I couldnâ€™t be happier for our client. Congratulations, Dorothy!
Diane Pizarro, RA
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties