Here at Hillman Real Estate Group, we try our hardest to make every transaction go as smoothly as possible. As with all things in life and every industry, sometimes, the 20% that is out of our control just doesn’t go as smoothly as planned. We believe in sharing with our clients and potential clients the truth about real estate and sometimes that means highlighting the challenges that may potentially arise in a buying or selling scenario.
Recently, we had a challenging buyer situation where, even though the buyer was pre-approved to purchase our client’s listing, unplanned financing changes had to take before the contract could more through to closing. As if that wasn’t surprising enough, add to the mix tough repair negotiation (where we had to work directly with the insurance company due to hail damage on the roof that the seller wasn’t aware of), as well as a litany of other things.
All in all, in the end, our seller clients persevered and, thanks to their level heads, we were able to net them above what they were expecting even with a contentious debate over repairs and multiple due diligence extensions!
On this transaction, we closed just a week past our expected date. Lots of irons in the fire and just a one-week extension on our gameplan. We greatly appreciated our sellers trusting the entire Hillman Real Estate Group team to get everything to the closing table and the icing on the cake is that they are repeat clients… which is always our favorite, too!