I have been working with out of town buyers this week and as you well know most days are quite long and intense.
These Buyers came into town under the assumption that they wanted to rent but after the first day of looking around I was able to show them that buying made a lot more sense. After all we are in a Buyers Market, the inventory is huge and they were well qualified so what the hey. Let's go for it.
Tuesday morning we met with a lender, decided on the best loan option and then headed out to see the available inventory. The excitement was high and the inventory was amazing, so much so that they had a hard time choosing.
They called Tuesday night and said they had decided so we met at the office at 9am Wednesday morning to write an offer but wouldn't you know someone else had picked that one also and we were a tad late. Darn. So we went back out and looked again at their choices. Again they weighed their options out, he liked this one better, she liked that one better but finally at 5pm they decided on which one was perfect. Hooray! No other offers on this one so we wrote ours.
Now I am one of those that goes over each page of the contract with a Buyer and with 40+ pages to go over it can take some time. We finished around 7:30pm. I got the offer to the listing agent and headed home around 9pm.
It was lightning and thundering and raining cats and dogs as I pulled into my driveway. I ran to the front door and in my hurry I did not see the big fat frog who was catching bugs under the porch light. I opened the door and ran in and so did the frog. Oh no! Now what? I do not like to touch frogs. How do I get this thing back outside. He hopped farther and farther into the house as I tried to shoo him towards the door. This can not be happening I said as he headed under my coffee table.
Finally after 10 minutes of chasing him around the house I was able to get him into a container and proceeded to place him in the garden outside the door. I was tired, I was weary and I burst out laughing at the whole thing. What a day!
They say having a frog at your front door is good luck so maybe, just maybe this frog will bring me and my buyers good luck with their contract offer and if he does, I will have to give him a great big kiss.
Good news! The seller accepted our offer with one minor change. Oh no, bad news as now I have to kiss a frog. Last evening I found him once again at my door catching bugs. He looked so content that I did not want to disturb him with a kiss so I just said thank you and headed back inside. Hope he understands.
About the Author- Martha Brown is an Annapolis Realtor® and Certified Residential Specialist who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of residential real estate in the Annapolis Metro area including all of Anne Arundel County, Queens Anne's County and Northern Prince George's County.
All information supplied by the author is strictly an opinion of places visited; information received from numerous real estate and personal resources and may be time sensitive as to their accuracy.
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About the Author Martha Brown- As a third generation Annapolitan I love to write about my experiences in and out of the real estate market. Licensed since 1992 all with Long & Foster I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and a Seller Representation Specialist (SRS) whose passion is homes in the Annapolis MD area and surrounding communities. My goal is to help my clients understand the real estate market and to then make sound real estate decisions.
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