Get free access to our world class MLS search tools, save your favorite listings, create saved searches & much more!

Client Success Story from Tami Jacobsen

Posted by Ben Jones on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 at 9:35pm.

I was doing an open house and a first-time home buyer came in. We developed a rapport at the open house as we discussed what she was looking for in a home. We later met at my office to discuss her options. When the time was right to move forward, we looked at a few homes and quickly found the perfect one. I knew at the time of showing that it was a probate sale and since I was unfamiliar with the process, I promptly did the research required to be able to represent her in the best way. After several months, we, at last, had the hearing at the courthouse. I joined her in court, in part to observe the process firsthand, but mostly because she was uneasy about going alone. The court approved and accepted our offered price. From start to finish it was over 3 months before she received her keys and when all was said and done, the price I negotiated, provided her with $50,000 in equity at the time of closing.

I listed a home in the Henderson area for an older couple that wanted to downsize. The market had slowed down and after several months on the market, they still had not received any offers. The owner was getting frustrated and suggested a time frame to either sell or withdraw the home from the market. After discussing their options, we decided to pull the listing for a weekend. Monday, the couple was ready to reduce their asking price, as I had suggested. Within a few days, they had accepted an offer.

With their current home in escrow, a search for a new home was begun. I felt confident that I knew what they were after and selected several homes for them to view. They felt one was perfect and after researching comparable sales, I wrote an offer which was accepted. Unfortunately, the home inspection discovered a mold issue. My clients felt it was best to resume the search, so I canceled the escrow. A few days later we found another home which needed some remodeling, but it was perfect for them. Based on the information I was able to provide on sales in the area, they were able to purchase the home under asking price. With the help of the escrow officer, they were able to close both properties simultaneously. We continue to stay in touch and I’ve been to their new home for dinner. It’s great to be able to build and maintain a new relationship with a client.



Related Blog Posts

Client Success Story - The Asemota Family

Last July, I met with the Asemota family. Godwin and Angela Asemota were working with two other agents in town at the time. We had my standard buyers consultation and over the past 8 months, I have kept in touch. They were very happy that I sent them articles on not only what's happening in Las Vegas and but other pert...

What buyers should know about dual agency

The fallacies and problems of working with only one agent Key Takeaways Many of today’s buyers think that having the listing agent represent them on a transaction will save them money and fail to consider the importance of having their interests represented exclusively. When buyer...

Nevada Among Top Five States Americans are Moving To!

Below is a report published in the Daily Real Estate News showing that Nevada is among the top five states Americans are moving to. But statistics in January show that single family home listing inventory, which usually increases about 10% after the December holiday season, has actually DECREASED an additional 10%...

Average U.S. home has gained $55k in value since housing bust

But some markets have yet to fully recover from the crisis The U.S. housing market has gained back all $9 trillion in value lost during the 2007 recession, according to a recent Zillow report. Furthermore, the average U.S. home is now worth $55,200 more than it was at the bottom of the housing bust. Zillow...

About to Buy a House? Put Your Credit on Lockdown

Buying a house can be both an exciting and simultaneously stressful experience. One reason the home buying process tends to be so stressful for many consumers — besides the fact that it’s probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make — is the rigorous qualification process involved in gett...

Leave a Comment

Have a Question?

Contact Us

Follow Us