2532 Blue Moss Drive in Dallas, North Carolina is a closed sale courtesy of Nina Hollander with RE/MAX Executive in Charlotte, North Carolina.
What do you do for a client, who is a professional chef, who asks you to find him a home that is within 30 minutes of his workplace, has a cook's kitchen, is totally move-in ready, and has at least a one car garage and all this for less than $200,000 in a metro area where the average sale price of homes is just over $270,000 and where inventory of homes is tight, tight, tight and virtually non-existent for homes under $200,000?
What could I do but roll up my sleeves and get to work to find my client (who's been camping out on a friend's sofa, since I had sold his home in October in under one month) a home -- and one sooner rather than later.
It took about three weeks of hard-core looking, but we found the perfect home... 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,023 square feet, two car garage... renovated from top to bottom with new flooring, new mechanicals, fresh paint, new bathrooms and, most important, with a true cook's kitchen. As to the commute... less than 20 minutes from his job. Final price? $190,000.
Three things made this year-end sale so special. The first, that my client is a veteran... and I love working with veterans. The second, that my "go-to" lender, Deanna Valeo with Fairway Mortgage, who is a VA loan guru, as far as I'm concerned, made it all happen in under 30 days from date of contract ratification which was done on Thanksgiving weekend. Who said VA loans are hard to do and take forever? Deanna's been closing my VA loans in 30 days or less for years. The third was that Deanna's goal for 2017 was closing 150 loans... when I brought her my client we were her 150th loan for the year!
Did we have a fine celebration at closing? You bet we did. Pictured below are from left to right Deanna Valeo, my client Herb, Deanna's husband and team-mate, Todd Croy, and me. Nothing feels better than getting the job done for a favorite client and for being a part of the success of my business partners.
If you are considering selling or purchasing a home in Gaston County, I'd love an opportunity to earn your business, exceed your expectations, and to prove to you that: