With a second-choice property waiting in the wings, the buyers wanted a little more from the sellers. But the sellers were done making concessions. RE/MAX of Naperville, Ill., practitioner Bernie Cobb Jr. managed to get everyone on the same page.
Nationwide retailers such as Lowe’s and Home Depot and TV shows that focus on home renovation often make do-it-yourself projects look as easy as one-two-three. But many weekend warriors find that despite big dreams, their DIY plans fail to materialize.
The first problem with the short sale of the four-bedroom bayfront home was the form, explains Brenda Parish, SFR, sales associate with Fort Walton Beach, Fla.–based Rosewood Realty Inc. Here's how she sold it.
Though open houses were not common in the area, Vickie Brockelman felt that with the REALTOR® Nationwide Open House Weekend, she could get a lot of attention and generate real interest in a house that had been sitting on the market for years.
Not long after Leo Nordine took possession of a bank-owned property, a professional squatter moved in and refused to leave. Here's how Nordine sold the property, in spite of the efforts of "the most tenacious scam artist ever."
When nervous buyers asked for a guarantee that the sellers would be responsible if termite damage was found in the house in the next 12 months, Alexis Bolin had to work hard to keep the deal from falling through.
After his mother died, Mario Cooremans had to sell the family home he purchased from his parents. He had such an emotional stake in the home that he even ran a buyer off one day during a negotiation. Here's how he eventually sold it.